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Celebrating Actor Maestro Bruce Glover

By: Anders Frejdh
Published:
2015-05-02
Bruce Glover Diamonds Are Forever
Birthday of the hilarious and very intelligent Bruce Glover, the wonderful actor who portrayed Mr. Wint, one of Blofeld's henchmen, in Diamonds Are Forever (1971) directed by Guy Hamilton.

[Mr. Wint:] “If at first you don’t succeed, Mr. Kidd...”
[Mr. Kidd:] “Try, try again, Mr. Wint.”

With this page, From Sweden with Love would like to celebrate Bruce on his birthday and thank him for his friendship and support over the years.

"Dear Bruce: Happy birthday and warm regards from Sweden, we love you."

"Happy birthday Bruce! I would have preferred you throwing me out the window! Gentler kinder! All my love." - Lana Wood

"Hey, Bruce - let's live a hundred years! Best wishes." - Putter Smith (Mr. Kidd in Diamonds Are Forever

About Bruce Glover:
The multi-talented stage and screen actor Bruce Glover was born in Chicago 1932. His father was of English and Czech origin while his mother was born in Canada, to Swedish parents.

His performance alongside Putter Smith as two gay hit men trying to eliminate Sean Connery's James Bond in the 1971 film adventure Diamonds Are Forever was equally chilling and humorous, stamping them as two of the favourite top villains of the entire 007 series. Bruce’s campy, yet menacing performance as an openly gay character really pushed the boundaries of cinema back then, but he pulled it off, creating a very memorable character in the process!

He showed his Good Guy range as Duffy, Jack Nicholson's loyal subordinate in Chinatown (1974) and as Grady Coker who transforms from corruption to honesty to become loyal deputy to Swedish actor Bo Svensson (as Buford Pusser) in the three Walking Tall films from 1973 to 1977. He also portrayed the sympathetic stuntman Chuck in Stunts (1977).

Bruce proves his versatility time and time again even in his bad guy roles, each separate unique characters. A redneck thug harassing well meaning teens in Bless the Beasts & Children (1971). Leaning on hustler James Coburn teaching him to pay back his debts in Hard Times (1975). The backwoods maniac "One Eye" in Hunter's Blood (1986). An oily rich guy running for Governor foiled by Angie Dickenson's character in Big Bad Mama II (1987). Another role as a bad guy was a sweetly hilarious one as the Electrified Man in Popcorn (1991).

In recent films he's played many different characters; a homeless street philosopher, an eerie hotel clerk, and a Samurai in Buffalo Bushido (2009).

Beloved veteran actor/acting coach Bruce Glover is now making a comeback (not that he ever went anywhere!) with two films currently in post-production, Hiszpanka (in which he had to speak in Polish) starring his son, Crispin Glover of Back to the Future fame, and an Untitled Crispin Hellion Glover Project.

Official acting reel from 2014:


"Acting is simple. I teach it that way from my West L.A. Studio. People who teach acting who have never done any, usually make it more complicated than it really is." - Bruce Glover

Editor's note:
In March 2014, FSWL was invited to an acting class with great maestro in his West Hollywood studio. Read more about the acting class with Bruce Glover.

Photo above:
Yours truly with Bruce and his charming wife Betty at Beverly Hotel in Hollywood. Photo by Mark Cerulli. © From Sweden with Love.

For more information about Bruce Glover's acting career, check out his profile on IMDB:

www.imdb.com/name/nm0323098/

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