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Morgan Freeman

Morgan Freeman

Gender: male | Birthday: 1937-06-01 | Place of Birth:

Morgan Porterfield Freeman, Jr. is an American actor, film director, and narrator. He is noted for his reserved demeanor and authoritative speaking voice. Freeman has received Academy Award nominations for his performances in Street Smart, Driving Miss Daisy, The Shawshank Redemption and Invictus and won in 2005 for Million Dollar Baby. He has also won a Golden Globe Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award.Morgan Freeman was born in Memphis, Tennessee, the son of Mayme Edna (née Revere) and Morgan Porterfield Freeman, Sr., a barber who died in 1961 from liver cirrhosis. Freeman was sent as an infant to his paternal grandmother in Charleston, Mississippi. He has three older siblings. Freeman's family moved frequently during his childhood, living in Greenwood, Mississippi; Gary, Indiana; and finally Chicago, Illinois.Freeman made his acting debut at age 9, playing the lead role in a school play. He then attended Broad Street High School, currently Threadgill Elementary School, in Mississippi. At age 12, he won a statewide drama competition, and while still at Broad Street High School, he performed in a radio show based in Nashville, Tennessee. In 1955, he graduated from Broad Street High School, but turned down a partial drama scholarship from Jackson State University, opting instead to work as a mechanic in the United States Air Force.Freeman moved to Los Angeles in the early 1960s and worked as a transcript clerk at Los Angeles Community College. During this period, he also lived in New York City, working as a dancer at the 1964 World's Fair, and in San Francisco, where he was a member of the Opera Ring music group. Freeman acted in a touring company version of The Royal Hunt of the Sun, and also appeared as an extra in the 1965 film The Pawnbroker. He made his off-Broadway debut in 1967, opposite Viveca Lindfors in The Nigger Lovers (about the civil rights era "Freedom Riders"), before debuting on Broadway in 1968's all-black version of Hello, Dolly!, which also starred Pearl Bailey and Cab Calloway.Freeman was married to Jeanette Adair Bradshaw from October 22, 1967, until 1979. He married Myrna Colley-Lee on June 16, 1984. The couple separated in December 2007. Freeman's attorney and business partner, Bill Luckett, announced in August 2008 that Freeman and his wife are in the process of divorce. He has two sons from previous relationships. He adopted his first wife's daughter and the couple also had a fourth child. Freeman lives in Charleston, Mississippi, and New York City. He has a private pilot's license, which he earned at age 65, and co-owns and operates Madidi, a fine dining restaurant, and Ground Zero, a blues club, both located in Clarksdale, Mississippi. He officially opened his second Ground Zero in Memphis, Tennessee on April 24, 2008.Freeman has publicly criticized the celebration of Black History Month and does not participate in any related events, saying, "I don't want a black history month. Black history is American history." He says the only way to end racism is to stop talking about it, and he notes that there is no "white history month". Freeman once said on an interview with 60 Minutes' Mike Wallace: "I am going to stop calling you a white man and I'm going to ask you to stop calling me a black man.

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Known For

The Nutcracker and the Four Realms
The Nutcracker and the Four Realms

The Nutcracker and the Four Realms   2018

Release Date: 
2018

Rating: 0

Production Companies: Walt Disney Pictures / The Mark Gordon Company /

Director: Helen Mirren / Helen Mirren /

Stars: 
Ellie Bamber  /  Helen Mirren  /  Matthew Macfadyen
Just Getting Started
Just Getting Started

Just Getting Started   2017

Release Date: 
2017

Rating: 5.2

Production Companies:

Director: Morgan Freeman / Morgan Freeman /

Stars: 
Morgan Freeman  /  Tommy Lee Jones  /  Glenne Headly
Laddie
Laddie

Laddie   2017

Release Date: 
2017

Rating: 1

Production Companies:

Director: George Lucas / George Lucas /

Stars: 
Ben Affleck  /  Ron Howard  /  Mel Gibson
Going in Style
Going in Style

Going in Style   2017

Release Date: 
2017

Rating: 6.6

Production Companies: New Line Cinema / Warner Bros. /

Director: Jessica Lichtner / Jessica Lichtner /

Stars: 
Morgan Freeman  /  Michael Caine  /  Alan Arkin
March of the Penguins 2
March of the Penguins 2

March of the Penguins 2   2017

Release Date: 
2017

Rating: 6.8

Production Companies: Bonne Pioche Productions / The Walt Disney Company /

Director: Luc Jacquet / Luc Jacquet /

Stars: 
Lambert Wilson  /  Luc Jacquet  /  Morgan Freeman
Ben-Hur
Ben-Hur

Ben-Hur   2016

Release Date: 
2016

Rating: 5.5

Production Companies: Paramount Pictures / Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) /

Director: Morgan Freeman / Morgan Freeman /

Stars: 
Jack Huston  /  Toby Kebbell  /  Rodrigo Santoro

Acting

2018
The Nutcracker and the Four Realms

as    Drosselmeyer

2017
Going in Style

as    Willie Davis

2017
Just Getting Started

as    Duke

2017
Laddie

as    Himself

2017
March of the Penguins 2

as    Narrator

2016
Ben-Hur

as    Sheik Ilderim

2016
London Has Fallen

as    Vice President Alan Trumbull

2016
Now You See Me 2

as    Thaddeus Bradley

2016
The C Word

as    (voice)

2015
Last Knights

as    Bartok

2015
Momentum

as    Senator

2015
Ted 2

as    Patrick Meighan

2014
5 Flights Up

as    Alex Carver

2014
Dolphin Tale 2

as    Dr. Cameron McCarthy

2014
Island of Lemurs: Madagascar

as    Narrator

2014
Lennon or McCartney

as    Himself (archive footage)

2014
Lucy

as    Professor Samuel Norman

2014
The Lego Movie

as    Vitruvius (voice)

2014
Transcendence

as    Joseph Tagger

2013
2013
Last Vegas

as    Archie

2013
Now You See Me

as    Thaddeus Bradley

2013
Oblivion

as    Malcolm Beech

2013
Olympus Has Fallen

as    Speaker Trumbull

2013
2012
The Dark Knight Rises

as    Fox

2012
The Magic of Belle Isle

as    Monte Wildhorn

2011
Born to Be Wild

as    Narrator

2011
Breaking the Taboo

as    Narrator

2011
Conan the Barbarian

as    Narrator (voice)

2011
Dolphin Tale

as    Dr. McCarthy

2010
RED

as    Joe Matheson

2010
The Eastwood Factor

as    Narrator

2009
Invictus

as    Nelson Mandela

2009
The Maiden Heist

as    Charles

2009
The People Speak

as    Himself

2009
Thick as Thieves

as    Keith Ripley

2008
A Raisin in the Sun

as    Narrator (uncredited)

2008
A Raisin in the Sun

as    Narrator (uncredited)

2008
The Dark Knight

as    Lucius Fox

2008
The Love Guru

as    (Voice)

2008
Wanted

as    Sloan

2007
Evan Almighty

as    God

2007
Feast of Love

as    Harry Stevenson

2007
Gone Baby Gone

as    Jack Doyle

2007
The Bucket List

as    Carter Chambers

2006
10 Items or Less

as    'Him'

2006
Lucky Number Slevin

as    The Boss

2006
The Contract

as    Frank Carden

2005
An Unfinished Life

as    Mitch Bradley

2005
Batman Begins

as    Lucius Fox

2005
Edison

as    Moses Ashford

2005
2005
March of the Penguins

as    Narrator

2005
Unleashed

as    Sam

2005
War of the Worlds

as    Narrator (Voice)

2004
2004
Million Dollar Baby

as    Eddie Scrap-Iron Dupris

2004
The Big Bounce

as    Walter Crewes

2003
Bruce Almighty

as    God

2003
Dreamcatcher

as    Col. Abraham Curtis

2003
Guilty by Association

as    Lt. Redding

2003
Guilty by Association

as    Lt. Redding

2003
Levity

as    Miles Evans

2002
High Crimes

as    Charlie Grimes

2002
The Sum of All Fears

as    DCI William Cabot

2001
Along Came a Spider

as    Alex Cross

2000
Clint Eastwood: Out of the Shadows

as    Narrator (voice)

2000
Clint Eastwood: Out of the Shadows

as    Narrator (voice)

2000
Nurse Betty

as    Charlie

2000
Under Suspicion

as    Captain Victor Benezet

1999
1998
Deep Impact

as    President Tom Beck

1998
Hard Rain

as    Jim

1997
Amistad

as    Theodore

1997
Kiss the Girls

as    Alex Cross

1997
The Long Way Home

as    Narrator

1996
Chain Reaction

as    Paul Shannon

1996
Cosmic Voyage

as    Narrator (voice)

1996
Moll Flanders

as    Hibble

1995
Outbreak

as    Billy Ford

1995
Se7en

as    Detective Lt. William Somerset

1994
The Shawshank Redemption

as    Ellis Boyd 'Red' Redding

1992
The Power of One

as    Geel Piet

1992
Unforgiven

as    Ned Logan

1991
1991
1990
The Bonfire of the Vanities

as    Judge Leonard White

1990
The Civil War

as    Frederick Douglass

1989
Driving Miss Daisy

as    Hoke Colburn

1989
Glory

as    Sgt. Maj. John Rawlins

1989
Johnny Handsome

as    Lt. A.Z. Drones

1989
Lean On Me

as    Principal Joe Clark

1988
Clean and Sober

as    Craig

1987
Fight for Life

as    Dr. Sherard

1987
Street Smart

as    Fast Black

1986
Resting Place

as    Luther Johnson

1985
The Atlanta Child Murders

as    Ben Shelter

1985
The Execution of Raymond Graham

as    Warden Pratt

1984
Harry & Son

as    Siemanowski

1984
Teachers

as    Lewis

1981
Death of a Prophet

as    Malcolm X

1981
Eyewitness

as    Lieutenant Black

1980
Attica

as    Hap Richards

1980
Brubaker

as    Walter

1978
Roll of Thunder, Hear my Cry

as    Uncle Hammer

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