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In addition Grier has gained recognition for his numerous feature film roles, including “Baadasssss!” for director Mario Van Peebles, “The Woodsman” opposite Kevin Bacon and Mos Def, “15 Minutes,” “Boomerang,” “Bewitched,” “Jumanji” and Robert Altman’s “Streamers,” for which he won a Golden Lion Award for Best Actor at the Venice Film Festival. David also co-wrote, produced and appeared in the independent film “Poker House,” Lori Petty’s directorial debut.
David recently appreared on the hit tv show Dancing With the Stars in which he danced his heart out for four episodes and then had a very public meltdown when he was eliminated that went viral on the internet. Grier also appeared in the Wayans Family's hit 2009 movie, 'Dance Flick' in which The New York Times gushed "Mr. Grier ultimately steals the movie with a tour-de-force". He is currently working on a stand-up comedy tour that may culminate in a special on Comedy Central about the experiences written about in Barack Like Me!!!
I enjoyed this book. It is indeed funny. I appreciate it because it gives us a glimpse of the life of the author (David Alan Grier, the person growing up, through the adolescent... Read morePublished on November 25, 2011 by Dubyac99
Because of my particular interests, I believe this is the first book by an African-American author that I have read since Arthur Haley's Roots. Read morePublished on January 18, 2010 by Lucas Cole
David Alan Grier (DAG) tells his life story, framed by Barack Obama's inauguration. Part fantasy, part memoir, and mainly funny, this quick read shows another side of DAG. Read morePublished on December 22, 2009 by Pink Peaks