In Tenenbaums, Glover plays a gentle scholar who courts Huston's matriarch character. Of course, Huston isn't the only Hollywood leading lady Glover admits taking a shine to. "I love Amy Madigan — there's something so raw and unique about her," he gushes. "And forget all those things I said in The Color Purple — I think Whoopi Goldberg is absolutely beautiful. I'm serious as a heart attack about this."

We believe ya, buddy! But we must ask: How does your wife of over 25 years, Asake Bomani, feel about your, ahem, wandering eye? "She's comfortable with it," he winks. "She thinks Whoopi is beautiful, too!"

Apart from getting to share the screen with the likes of Goldberg and Huston, Glover is pleased that his high-profile career also allows him to speak out about the human condition. Inspired by his work as goodwill ambassador to the United Nations, he is teaming up with HBO to develop a movie about Rwanda.