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Morgan Freeman
Morgan Freeman

Morgan Freeman (born June 1, 1937) is an American actor, director, and narrator. Noted for his distinctive deep voice, Freeman is known for his various roles in a wide variety of film genres. Throughout his career spanning over five decades, he has received multiple accolades, including an Academy Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and a Golden Globe Award. Born in Memphis, Tennessee, Freeman was raised in Mississippi where he began acting in school plays. He studied theatre arts in Los Angeles and appeared in stage productions in his early career. He rose to fame in the 1970s for his role in the children's television series The Electric Company. Freeman then appeared in the Shakespearean plays Coriolanus and Julius Caesar, the former of which earned him an Obie Award. His breakout role was in Street Smart (1987), playing a hustler, which earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor. He achieved further stardom in Glory, the biographical drama Lean on Me, and comedy-drama Driving Miss Daisy (all 1989), the latter of which garnered him his first Academy Award nomination for Best Actor. In 1992, Freeman starred alongside Clint Eastwood in the western revenge film Unforgiven; this would be the first of several collaborations with Eastwood. In 1994, he starred in the prison drama The Shawshank Redemption for which he received another Academy Award nomination. Freeman also starred in David Fincher's crime thriller Se7en (1995), and Steven Spielberg's historical drama Amistad (1997). Freeman won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Clint Eastwood's 2004 sports drama Million Dollar Baby. In 2009, he received his fifth Oscar nomination for playing former South African President Nelson Mandela in Eastwood's Invictus. Freeman is also known for his performance as Lucius Fox in Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Trilogy (2005–2012). In addition to acting, Freeman has directed the drama Bopha! (1993). He also founded film production company Revelations Entertainment with business partner Lori McCreary. He is the recipient of the Kennedy Center Honor, the AFI Life Achievement Award, the Cecil B. DeMille Award, and the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award. For his performances in theatrical productions, he has won three Obie Awards, one of the most prestigious honors for recognizing excellence in theatre. Description above from the Wikipedia article Morgan Freeman, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

1937-06-01 (85 years old)
Place of Birth
Memphis, Tennessee, USA
Also Known As :
Driving Miss Daisy
Driving Miss Daisy (1989)
as Hoke Colburn
The Contract
The Contract (2006)
as Frank Carden
Edison (2005)
as Ashford
Dreamcatcher (2003)
as Col. Abraham Curtis
Invictus (2009)
as Nelson Mandela
Amistad (1997)
as Theodore Joadson
Kiss the Girls
Kiss the Girls (1997)
as Alex Cross
Cosmic Voyage
Cosmic Voyage (1996)
as Narrator (voice)
Feast of Love
Feast of Love (2007)
as Harry Stevenson
Lean On Me
Lean On Me (1989)
as Principal Joe Clark
Thick as Thieves
Thick as Thieves (2009)
as Keith Ripley
Dolphin Tale
Dolphin Tale (2011)
as Dr. McCarthy
The Magic of Belle Isle
The Magic of Belle Isle (2012)
as Monte Wildhorn
The Long Way Home
The Long Way Home (1997)
as Narrator (voice)
Dolphin Tale 2
Dolphin Tale 2 (2014)
as Dr. Cameron McCarthy
We the People
We the People (2014)
as Narrator
5 Flights Up
5 Flights Up (2014)
as Alex Carver
Going in Style
Going in Style (2017)
as Willie Davis
The C Word
The C Word (2016)
as (voice)
The 16th Man
The 16th Man (2010)
as Narrator
Coriolanus (1979)
as Coriolanus
Hate to See You Go
Hate to See You Go
as Sonny Bell
as Joe Mulwray
57 Seconds
57 Seconds
as Anton Burrell
The Shawshank Redemption
The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
as Ellis Boyd 'Red' Redding
Se7en (1995)
as Detective Lt. William Somerset
Nurse Betty
Nurse Betty (2000)
as Charlie
Under Suspicion
Under Suspicion (2000)
as Captain Victor Benezet
The Sum of All Fears
The Sum of All Fears (2002)
as DCI William Cabot
Levity (2003)
as Miles Evans
High Crimes
High Crimes (2002)
as Charlie Grimes
The Bucket List
The Bucket List (2007)
as Carter Chambers
Chain Reaction
Chain Reaction (1996)
as Paul Shannon
The Big Bounce
The Big Bounce (2004)
as Walter Crewes
RED (2010)
as Joe Matheson
Resting Place
Resting Place (1986)
as Luther Johnson
Now You See Me
Now You See Me (2013)
as Thaddeus Bradley
Oblivion (2013)
as Beech
Last Vegas
Last Vegas (2013)
as Archibald 'Archie' Clayton
The Marva Collins Story
The Marva Collins Story (1981)
as Clarence Collins
Fight for Life
Fight for Life (1987)
as Dr. Sherard
Lucy (2014)
as Professor Samuel Norman
Momentum (2015)
as Senator
Angel Has Fallen
Angel Has Fallen (2019)
as Alan Trumbull
March of the Penguins 2: The Next Step
March of the Penguins 2: The Next Step (2017)
as Narrator (english voice)
America's Musical Journey
America's Musical Journey (2018)
as Narrator (voice)
The Comeback Trail
The Comeback Trail (2020)
as Reggie Fontaine
Vanquish (2021)
as Damon
as Professor Mackles
Unforgiven (1992)
as Ned Logan
Million Dollar Baby
Million Dollar Baby (2004)
as Eddie 'Scrap-Iron' Dupris
Johnny Handsome
Johnny Handsome (1989)
as Lt. A.Z. Drones
An Unfinished Life
An Unfinished Life (2005)
as Mitch Bradley
Gone Baby Gone
Gone Baby Gone (2007)
as Jack Doyle
Outbreak (1995)
as Billy Ford
Wanted (2008)
as Sloan
Clinton and Nadine
Clinton and Nadine (1988)
as Dorsey Pratt
Attica (1980)
as Hap Richards
Transcendence (2014)
as Joseph Tagger
The Minute You Wake Up Dead
The Minute You Wake Up Dead
as Sheriff Thurmond Fowler
Glory (1989)
as Sgt. Maj. John Rawlins
Marie (1985)
as Charles Traughber
Wish Wizard
Wish Wizard (2014)
as Maxwell Omni
Now You See Me 2
Now You See Me 2 (2016)
as Thaddeus Bradley
London Has Fallen
London Has Fallen (2016)
as Alan Trumbull
Ted 2
Ted 2 (2015)
as Patrick Meighan
Ben-Hur (2016)
as Sheik Ilderim
Blacklist: Hollywood On Trial
Blacklist: Hollywood On Trial (1996)
as Edward G. Robinson
Deep Impact
Deep Impact (1998)
as President Tom Beck
Out to Lunch
Out to Lunch (1974)
as Self / Croupier
Hollow Image
Hollow Image (1979)
as Sweet Talk
Brubaker (1980)
as Walter
The Bonfire of the Vanities
The Bonfire of the Vanities (1990)
as Judge Leonard White
Street Smart
Street Smart (1987)
as Fast Black
Olympus Has Fallen
Olympus Has Fallen (2013)
as Alan Trumbull
Sidney (2022)
as Self
The Dark Knight
The Dark Knight (2008)
as Lucius Fox
Harry & Son
Harry & Son (1984)
as Siemanowski
The Lego Movie
The Lego Movie (2014)
as Vitruvius (voice)
Batman Begins
Batman Begins (2005)
as Lucius Fox
Eyewitness (1981)
as Lieutenant Black
Brian Banks
Brian Banks (2019)
as Jerome Johnson (uncredited)
Blade (1973)
as Chris
Teachers (1984)
as Lewis
The Earth Day Special
The Earth Day Special (1990)
as Walter Samson
A Man Called Adam
A Man Called Adam (1966)
as Party Guest (Uncredited)
The Words That Built America
The Words That Built America (2017)
as Reader - Declaration of Independence
The Pawnbroker
The Pawnbroker (1965)
as Man on Street (Uncredited)
Conan the Barbarian
Conan the Barbarian (2011)
as Narrator (voice)
A Raisin in the Sun
A Raisin in the Sun (2008)
as Narrator (uncredited)
The Best of The Tony Awards: The Plays
The Best of The Tony Awards: The Plays (2006)
as Jaques (segment "As You Like It")
War of the Worlds
War of the Worlds (2005)
as Narrator (Voice)
The View
The View (1997)
as Self
Texas (1980)
as Detective Michaels
The Electric Company
The Electric Company (1971)
as Count Dracula
The Electric Company
The Electric Company (1971)
as Mad Scientist
Curiosity (2011)
as Himself - Narrator
The Civil War
The Civil War (1990)
as Frederick Douglass
Through the Wormhole
Through the Wormhole (2010)
as Himself - Host
American Experience
American Experience (1988)
as Narrator (voice)
The Reichen Show
The Reichen Show (2005)
as Self - Guest
Scooby-Doo and Guess Who?
Scooby-Doo and Guess Who? (2019)
as Morgan Freeman (voice)
Solos (2021)
as Stuart
The Promised Land
The Promised Land
as Narrator (voice)
Spidey Super Stories
Spidey Super Stories (1974)
as Count Dracula
Spidey Super Stories
Spidey Super Stories (1974)
as Police officer
American Masters
American Masters (1986)
as Narrator (voice)
Bopha! (1993)
as Director
Invictus (2009)
as Executive Producer
5 Flights Up
5 Flights Up (2014)
as Producer
The 16th Man
The 16th Man (2010)
as Producer
Along Came a Spider
Along Came a Spider (2001)
as Executive Producer
Under Suspicion
Under Suspicion (2000)
as Executive Producer
Hate to See You Go
Hate to See You Go
as Producer
Levity (2003)
as Executive Producer