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This is the section for all our "FUN" Glory information - please enjoy!

Did You Know?


… Matthew Broderick is thought to be distantly related to the character that he played (Colonel Robert Gould Shaw) in the movie.

... that Robert Gould Shaw was a real person. You can read his biography here. A book about his life called One Gallant Rush: Robert Gould Shaw and His Brave Black Regiment was the inspiration for the movie Glory.

... that the soldiers in the movie Glory were the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Regiment. After the Civil War the unit was disbanded. In 2008 the unit was reactivated as part of the Massachusetts National Guard to serve at military funerals and state functions.

... There is also an active group of Civil War re-enactors called Company B dedicated to recreating the history of the 54th. Many of the members appeared in the movie Glory. The group marched in the 2009 Presidential Inaugural Parade of Barack Obama

... You can read the screenplay for Glory here.

... Denzel Washington won his first Academy Award as a supporting actor for Glory.



Glory On Location


The Robert Gould Shaw and 54th Regiment Memorial
A bronze memorial was erected in honor of the brave and heroic 54th Regiment. The memorial was sculpted by August Saint-Gaudens and dedicated in 1897. The memorial is located in the famous Boston Commons in Boston, MA.

Robert Gould Shaw and 54th Regiment Memorial
Boston Common at Beacon and Park Streets
Boston, MA
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Grauman's/Mann's Chinese Theater Footprints
Denzel Washington is just one of the many legendary celebrities to leave hand and footprints outside the famous Grauman's (now Mann's) Chinese Theater.

Denzel Washington Prints
Mann's Chinese Theater

6925 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, CA
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Glory


Robert Gould Shaw ( Matthew Broderick ):

"There's more to fighting than rest, Sir. There's character. There's strength of heart."




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