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Morgan Freeman

Morgan Freeman, 2006
Born June 1, 1937 (1937-06-01) (age 70)
Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.
Years active 1964–present
Spouse(s) Jeanette Adair Bradshaw (1967–1979)
Myrna Colley-Lee (1984–present)

Morgan Freeman (born June 1, 1937) is an Academy Award, Golden Globe, and Screen Actors Guild Award winning American actor, film director, and film narrator. Noted for his reserved demeanor and authoritative speaking voice, Freeman has become one of Hollywood's most popular and respected actors.[1] Morgan J. Freeman (born December 5, 1969 in Long Beach, California, USA) is an American film director. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1344x2010, 1772 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Morgan Freeman Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to... is the 152nd day of the year (153rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1937 (MCMXXXVII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Memphis (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see United States (disambiguation) and US (disambiguation). ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... The Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor is one of the awards given to male actors working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ... Million Dollar Baby is an Academy Award winning 2004 dramatic film directed by Clint Eastwood. ... The Golden Globe Award The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and television programs, given out each year during a formal dinner. ... The Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy was first awarded by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association as a separate category in 1951. ... Driving Miss Daisy is a 1987 play by Alfred Uhry about the relationship of an elderly Southern Jewish lady and her African-American chauffeur, Hoke Colburn, from 1948 to 1973. ... The NAACP Image Award is an award presented annually by the NAACP to honor the top African-Americans in film, television, music and literature. ... The NAACP Image Award winners for Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture: Categories: NAACP Image Awards ... Lean on Me is a 1989 American drama film based on a true story. ... Driving Miss Daisy is a 1987 play by Alfred Uhry about the relationship of an elderly Southern Jewish lady and her African-American chauffeur, Hoke Colburn, from 1948 to 1973. ... The NAACP Image Award winners for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture: Categories: NAACP Image Awards ... This article is about the film dramatization. ... The name Deep Impact may refer to: Deep Impact, the 2005 NASA space mission. ... Bruce Almighty is a 2003 comedy movie directed by Tom Shadyac and written by Steve Koren, Mark OKeefe, and Steve Oedekerk. ... Million Dollar Baby is an Academy Award winning 2004 dramatic film directed by Clint Eastwood. ... The Actor: The Screen Actors Guild Award Statue The Screen Actors Guild Awards are an annual award given by the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) to recognize outstanding performances by members. ... The SAG Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role - Motion Picture is an award given by the Screen Actors Guild to honor the finest acting achievements in film. ... Million Dollar Baby is an Academy Award winning 2004 dramatic film directed by Clint Eastwood. ... is the 152nd day of the year (153rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1937 (MCMXXXVII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and television programs, given out each year during a formal dinner. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... Director Herbert Brenon with actress Alla Nazimova on the set of War Brides, 1916 A director is a person who directs the making of a film. ... The Narrator is the entity within a story that tells the story to the reader. ... ...

Contents

Biography

Early life

Freeman was born in Memphis, Tennessee, the son of Mayme Edna (née Revere), a cleaner, and Morgan Porterfield Freeman, Sr., a barber who died in 1961 from liver cirrhosis. He was sent as an infant to his paternal grandmother in Charleston, Mississippi.[2][3][4] He has three older siblings. Freeman's family moved frequently during his childhood, living in Greenwood, Mississippi, Gary, Indiana, and finally Chicago, Illinois.[4] Freeman made his acting debut at age eight, playing the lead role in a school play. At age twelve, he won a statewide drama competition, and while in high school performed in a radio show based in Nashville, Tennessee. In 1955, he turned down a partial drama scholarship from Jackson State University, opting to work as a mechanic in the United States Air Force. For other uses, see Memphis (disambiguation). ... Née redirects here. ... Cirrhosis is a consequence of chronic liver disease characterized by replacement of liver tissue by fibrotic scar tissue as well as regenerative nodules, leading to progressive loss of liver function. ... Charleston is a city located in Tallahatchie County, Mississippi, United States. ... Greenwood is situated in Leflore County, Mississippi at the eastern edge of the Mississippi Delta, approximately 96 miles north of Jackson, Mississippi, and 130 miles south of Memphis, Tennessee. ... Gary redirects here. ... For other uses, see Chicago (disambiguation). ... Nashville redirects here. ... Jackson State University, often abridged as Jackson State or by its initials JSU is a historically black university located in Jackson, Mississippi founded in 1877. ... USAF redirects here. ...


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[5][6] (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. Los Angeles and L.A. redirect here. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... View of the New York Worlds Fair 1964/1965 as seen from the observation towers of the New York State pavilion. ... San Francisco redirects here. ... Original London production at the National Theatre The Royal Hunt of the Sun is a 1964 play by Peter Shaffer that portrays the destruction of the Inca empire by conquistador Francisco Pizarro. ... The Pawnbroker is a novel by Edward Lewis Wallant which tells the story of a concentration camp survivor who suffers flashbacks of his past Nazi imprisonment as he tries to cope with his daily life. ... Off-Broadway plays or musicals are performed in New York City in smaller theatres than Broadway, but larger than Off-Off-Broadway, productions. ... Elsa Viveca Torstensdotter Lindfors (December 29, 1920 - October 25, 1995) was a Swedish-American stage and film actress. ... Martin Luther King is perhaps most famous for his I Have a Dream speech, given in front of the Lincoln Memorial during the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom This article is about the civil rights movement following the Brown v. ... For the civil rights action by Indigenous Australians, see Freedom Ride (Australia). ... For other uses of Broadway, see Broadway. ... Hello, Dolly! is a musical with lyrics and music by Jerry Herman and a book by Michael Stewart, based on Thornton Wilders 1938 farce The Merchant of Yonkers, which Wilder revised and retitled The Matchmaker in 1955. ... Pearl Bailey in “St. ... Cab Calloway, photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1933 Cab Calloway (December 25, 1907–November 18, 1994) was a famous American jazz singer and bandleader. ...


Career

Although his first credited film appearance was in 1971's Who Says I Can't Ride a Rainbow?, Freeman first became known in the American media through roles on the soap opera Another World and the PBS kids' show The Electric Company,[4] (notably as Easy Reader and Vincent the Vegetable Vampire) which he claimed he should have left earlier than he did. Another World was an NBC soap opera that ran from May 4, 1964 to June 25, 1999. ... Not to be confused with Public Broadcasting Services in Malta. ... The Electric Company was an educational American childrens television series produced by the Childrens Television Workshop (now Sesame Workshop) for PBS in the United States. ...

It was my idea to just do The Electric Company for a couple of years and go on. But, you get trapped by that money thing. It's golden handcuffs. It gets a lot of people, including soap opera actors and commercial actors. Then, they don't want to see you in serious work. That was going to be me, having people come up to me saying "My kids love you!". I was there three years too long. This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ...

Beginning in the mid-1980s, Freeman began playing prominent supporting roles in many feature films, earning him a reputation for depicting wise and fatherly characters.[4] As he gained fame, he went on to bigger roles in films such as the chauffeur Hoke in Driving Miss Daisy, and Sergeant Major Rawlins in Glory (both in 1989).[4] In 1994 he portrayed Red, the redeemed convict in the acclaimed The Shawshank Redemption. His star power was already confirmed as he starred in some of the biggest films of the 1990s, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, Se7en, and Deep Impact. In 1997, Freeman, together with Lori McCreary, founded the movie production company Revelations Entertainment, and the two co-head its sister online movie distribution company ClickStar. Freeman also hosts the channel Our Space on ClickStar, with specially crafted film clips in which he shares his love for the sciences, especially space exploration and aeronautics. Driving Miss Daisy is a 1987 play by Alfred Uhry about the relationship of an elderly Southern Jewish lady and her African-American chauffeur, Hoke Colburn, from 1948 to 1973. ... Glory is a 1989 Academy Award-winning drama based on the history of the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Regiment during the American Civil War. ... For the novella, see Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption. ... Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves was a 1991 film directed by Kevin Reynolds. ... For the singer, see Se7en (singer). ... The name Deep Impact may refer to: Deep Impact, the 2005 NASA space mission. ... Lori McCreary Lori McCreary is an American motion picture producer and computer scientist. ... Revelations Entertainment is an independent movie production company founded by actor Morgan Freeman and Lori McCreary in 1997. ... ClickStar, Inc. ...


After three previous nominations – a supporting actor nomination for Street Smart (1987), and leading actor nominations for Driving Miss Daisy (1989), and The Shawshank Redemption (1994) – he won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Million Dollar Baby at the 77th Academy Awards.[4] Freeman is recognized for his distinctive voice, making him a frequent choice for narration. In 2005 alone, he provided narration for two of the most successful films of the year, War of the Worlds and the Academy Award-winning documentary film March of the Penguins. Street Smart (1987) is a film starring Christopher Reeve, Morgan Freeman and Kathy Baker. ... The Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor is one of the awards given to male actors working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ... Million Dollar Baby is an Academy Award winning 2004 dramatic film directed by Clint Eastwood. ... The 77th Academy Awards, honoring the best in film for 2004, were held on February 27, 2005, at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, California. ... War of the Worlds is an Academy Award nominated 2005 science fiction disaster film based on H. G. Wells original novel starring Dakota Fanning and Tom Cruise. ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... Documentary film is a broad category of visual expression that is based on the attempt, in one fashion or another, to document reality. ... March of the Penguins (French: La Marche de lempereur; literally The Emperors March) is an Academy Award-winning documentary film by Luc Jacquet, co-produced by Bonne Pioche and the National Geographic Society. ...


In 1991, Morgan Freeman was offered a lead role in Jurassic Park. Unsure that dinosaurs could make for interesting co-stars, Freeman traveled to the Museum of Natural History to see the “damn beasts” in person. In a 2007 interview with Atlanta Radio Correspondent Veronica Waters, Freeman revealed that he was stunned when he learned that birds descended from dinosaurs. While he turned down the role, Freeman spent the next summer reading books on Ornithology. This would later lead to his desire to narrate the documentary March of the Penguins. Jurassic Park is a techno-thriller novel written by Michael Crichton that was published in 1990. ... There are many Museums of Natural History around the world, including: American Museum of Natural History, in New York City. ... This article is about the field of zoology. ... March of the Penguins (French: La Marche de lempereur; literally The Emperors March) is an Academy Award-winning documentary film by Luc Jacquet, co-produced by Bonne Pioche and the National Geographic Society. ...


Freeman has recently been well known for his role as God in the hit movie Bruce Almighty and its sequel, Evan Almighty, as well as his role as Lucius Fox in the critical and commercial success Batman Begins and its upcoming sequel, The Dark Knight. He starred in Rob Reiner's 2007 film The Bucket List, opposite Jack Nicholson, playing terminal cancer patients who must fulfill their lists of goals. He teams with Christopher Walken and William H. Macy in the comedy The Lonely Maiden, due out in late 2008. In April '08, Freeman will return to Broadway in a Mike Nichols directed revival of Clifford Odets's play The Country Girl. The play will also star Frances McDormand and Peter Gallagher. This article is about the term God in the context of monotheism and henotheism. ... Bruce Almighty is a 2003 comedy movie directed by Tom Shadyac and written by Steve Koren, Mark OKeefe, and Steve Oedekerk. ... Evan Almighty is a 2007 comedy film, and sequel to the 2003 film Bruce Almighty. ... Lucius Fox is a fictional character appearing in Batman comic books by DC Comics. ... For the video game based on the film, see Batman Begins (video game). ... The Dark Knight is an upcoming 2008 American superhero film based on the fictional DC Comics character Batman. ... Robert Rob Reiner (born March 6, 1945) is an American actor, director, producer, writer, childrens advocate and political activist. ... The Bucket List is a 2008 American film directed by Rob Reiner and starring Jack Nicholson, Morgan Freeman, Sean Hayes, Beverly Todd, and Rob Morrow. ... John Joseph Nicholson (born April 22, 1937), known as Jack Nicholson, is a three time Academy Award-winning American actor internationally renowned for his often dark-themed portrayals of neurotic characters. ... Christopher Walken (born March 31, 1943) is an Academy Award-winning American film and theatre actor. ... Not to be confused with Bill Macy. ... Mike Nichols (born Michael Igor Peschkowsky) is an Academy Award winning movie director of films such as The Graduate and Whos Afraid of Virginia Woolf?. He was born on November 6, 1931 in Berlin, to a Jewish Russian family. ... Clifford Odets photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1937 Clifford Odets (July 18, 1906 - August 18, 1963) was an American socialist playwright, screenwriter, and social protester. ... The Country Girl is a 1915 silent film, starring Florence La Badie a 1954 film, which tells the story of a has-been singer/actor who is given one last chance to star in a musical, only to have his alcoholism hinder his chances. ... Frances Louise McDormand[1] (born June 23, 1957) is an Academy Award-winning American film, stage, and television actress. ... Peter Killian Gallagher (born August 19, 1955) is a Golden Globe-winning American actor. ...


Personal life

Freeman was married to Jeanette Adair Bradshaw from October 22, 1967, until 1979. He has been married to Myrna Colley-Lee since June 16, 1984. He has two sons, Alfonso and Saifoulaye, from previous relationships. He adopted his first wife's daughter, Deena, and the couple also had a fourth child, Morgana. Freeman lives in Charleston, Mississippi, and New York City. He has a private pilot's license, which he gained at age 65[7], 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 club Ground Zero in Memphis, Tn on April 24, 2008. His pilot’s license was suspended in 2004 for 45 days for failing to maintain altitude on approach. [1] is the 295th day of the year (296th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the 1967 Gregorian calendar. ... is the 167th day of the year (168th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... Charleston is a city located in Tallahatchie County, Mississippi, United States. ... A Private Pilot Licence (or, in the United States, a certificate) permits the holder to operate an aircraft under visual flight rules. ... Ground Zero is a blues club in Clarksdale, Mississippi that is co-owned by Morgan Freeman and local attorney Bill Luckett. ... Clarksdale is a city in Coahoma County, Mississippi, United States. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Ground Zero is a blues club in Clarksdale, Mississippi that is co-owned by Morgan Freeman and local attorney Bill Luckett. ...


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."[8] 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."[9] Freeman supported the defeated proposal to change the Mississippi state flag, which echoes the Confederate "Stars and Bars" flag.[10][11] Black History Month is a remembrance of important people and events in African American history. ... Manifestations Slavery Racial profiling Lynching Hate speech Hate crime Genocide (examples) Ethnocide Ethnic cleansing Pogrom Race war Religious persecution Blood libel Paternalism Police brutality Movements Policies Discriminatory Race / Religion / Sex segregation Apartheid Redlining Internment Ethnocracy Anti-discriminatory Emancipation Civil rights Desegregation Integration Equal opportunity Counter-discriminatory Affirmative action Racial quota... This article is about the CBS news magazine. ... Mike Wallace (born Myron Leon Wallace on May 9, 1918) is a former American game show host, television personality, and journalist. ... Flag of Mississippi from 1894-present 1861 flag The flag of Mississippi echoes the Confederate Stars and Bars flag and the Confederate battle flag. ... Motto Deo Vindice (Latin: Under God, Our Vindicator) Anthem (none official) God Save the South (unofficial) The Bonnie Blue Flag (unofficial) Dixie (unofficial)  States that seceded under CSA control  States and territories claimed by CSA without formal secession and/or control Capital Montgomery, Alabama (until May 29, 1861) Richmond, Virginia... The Confederate States of America used several flags during its existence from 1861 to 1865. ...


On October 28, 2006, Freeman was honored at the first Mississippi's Best Awards in Jackson, Mississippi, with the Lifetime Achievement Award for his works on and off the big screen. He received an honorary degree of Doctor of Arts and Letters from Delta State University during the school's commencement exercises on May 13, 2006. is the 301st day of the year (302nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about Jackson, the city and related subjects within the city. ... An honorary degree (Latin: honoris causa ad gradum, not to be confused with an honors degree) is an academic degree awarded to an individual as a decoration, rather than as the result of matriculating and studying for several years. ... Delta State University is a regional public university located in Cleveland, Mississippi, in the heart of the Mississippi Delta; one of eight publicly funded universities in the state. ... is the 133rd day of the year (134th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In 2008 Freeman's family history was profiled on the PBS series African American Lives 2. A DNA test showed that he is descended from the Songhai and Tuareg peoples of Niger. Not to be confused with Public Broadcasting Services in Malta. ... For other senses of this name, see Tuareg (disambiguation). ...


Freeman has endorsed Barack Obama's candidacy for the United States presidential election, 2008, although he has stated that he will not be joining Obama's campaign.[12] “Barack” redirects here. ... The United States presidential election of 2008, scheduled to be held on November 4, 2008, will be the 55th consecutive quadrennial president and vice president of the United States. ...


Filmography

Films

Year Film Role Other notes
1980 Brubaker Walter
1984 Teachers Al Lewis
1985 Marie Charles Traughber
1985 That Was Then... This Is Now Charlie Woods
1987 Street Smart Fast Black Nominated - Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor;
Nominated - Golden Globe
1988 Clean and Sober Craig
1989 Glory Sgt. Maj. John Rawlins
Driving Miss Daisy Hoke Colburn Golden Globe; Nominated - Academy Award for Best Actor
Lean on Me Principal Joe Clark
1990 The Bonfire of the Vanities Judge Leonard White
1991 Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves Azeem
1992 Unforgiven Ned Logan
The Power of One Geel Piet
1993 Bopha! director only
1994 The Shawshank Redemption Ellis Boyd "Red" Redding, Narration Nominated - Academy Award for Best Actor; Nominated - Golden Globe
1995 Se7en Detective Lt. William Somerset
Outbreak Brig. Gen. Billy Ford
1996 Chain Reaction Paul Shannon
Moll Flanders Hibble
1997 Amistad Theodore Joadson
Kiss The Girls Dr. Alex Cross
1998 Deep Impact President Tom Beck
Hard Rain Jim
2000 Nurse Betty Charlie
Under Suspicion Victor Benzet
2001 Along Came a Spider Dr. Alex Cross
2002 The Sum of All Fears DCI William Cabot
High Crimes Charlie Grimes
2003 Bruce Almighty God, Homeless Guy
Dreamcatcher Col. Abraham Kurtz
Levity pastor Miles Evans
2004 Million Dollar Baby Eddie "Scrap Iron" Dupris Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor; Won - Golden Globe
The Hunting of the President (Narrator) limited release
The Big Bounce Walter Crewes
2005 An Unfinished Life Mitch Bradley
War of the Worlds (Narrator)
March of the Penguins (Narrator)
Batman Begins Lucius Fox
Unleashed Sam
2006 Edison Force Ashford
The Contract Frank Carden
Lucky Number Slevin The Boss
10 Items or Less Him
2007 Cosmic Voyage (Narrator)
Evan Almighty God
Feast of Love Harry Scott
Gone, Baby, Gone Jack Doyle
The Bucket List Carter Chambers

Brubaker is an American 1980 film about a prison in distress. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Marie (a. ... That Was Then. ... Street Smart (1987) is a film starring Christopher Reeve, Morgan Freeman and Kathy Baker. ... The Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor is one of the awards given to male actors working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ... The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and television programs, given out each year during a formal dinner. ... Clean and Sober is a 1988 dramatic movie directed by Glenn Gordon Caron and starring Michael Keaton as a slick commercial real estate agent who learns the hard way about his dependence on drugs (cocaine and alcohol). ... Glory is a 1989 Academy Award-winning drama based on the history of the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Regiment during the American Civil War. ... Driving Miss Daisy is a 1987 play by Alfred Uhry about the relationship of an elderly Southern Jewish lady and her African-American chauffeur, Hoke Colburn, from 1948 to 1973. ... The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and television programs, given out each year during a formal dinner. ... Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role is one of the Academy Awards of Merit presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) to recognize an actor who has delivered an outstanding performance while working within the film industry. ... Lean on Me is a 1989 biographical-drama film written by Michael Schiffer, directed by John G. Avildsen and starring Morgan Freeman. ... Joe Louis Clark (born May 7, 1938, in Rochell, Georgia) is the former high school principal of one of New Jerseys toughest inner city schools. ... Movie In 1990, a film adaptation directed by Brian De Palma was released and starred Tom Hanks as Sherman McCoy, Bruce Willis as Peter Fallow, an uncredited F. Murray Abraham as Abe Weiss, Melanie Griffith as Maria Ruskin, and Kim Cattrall as Judy McCoy, Shermans wife. ... Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves was a 1991 film directed by Kevin Reynolds. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... This article is about the 1992 film. ... For other uses, see Power of one. ... Bopha! is a 1993 drama film directed by Morgan Freeman and starring Danny Glover. ... For the novella, see Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption. ... Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role is one of the Academy Awards of Merit presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) to recognize an actor who has delivered an outstanding performance while working within the film industry. ... The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and television programs, given out each year during a formal dinner. ... For the singer, see Se7en (singer). ... Outbreak (1995) is a suspense film starring Dustin Hoffman, Rene Russo, Morgan Freeman and Kevin Spacey. ... Chain Reaction is a 1996 film starring Keanu Reeves, Rachel Weisz, Morgan Freeman and Fred Ward. ... The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders is a 1722 novel by Daniel Defoe. ... This article is about the film dramatization. ... This article is about the film dramatization. ... This article is for the film Kiss the Girls. ... Alex Cross is a notable fictional character in a series of books by novelist James Patterson. ... Deep Impact is a 1998 science fiction disaster film released by Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks Pictures. ... Hard Rain is a 1998 action movie, produced by Mark Gordon, written by Graham Yost and directed by former cinematographer turned first-time director Mikael Salomon. ... Nurse Betty is a 2000 comedy film directed by Neil LaBute and starring Renée Zellweger, Morgan Freeman, Chris Rock and Greg Kinnear. ... Under Suspicion is an American film released in 2000 and directed by Stephen Hopkins. ... This article is for the film Along Came a Spider. ... Alex Cross is a notable fictional character in a series of books by novelist James Patterson. ... The Sum of All Fears is a 2002 American film directed by Phil Alden Robinson, and based on the book of the same name by Tom Clancy. ... Promotional poster for High Crimes High Crimes is a 2002 thriller/ drama movie, directed by Carl Franklin. ... Bruce Almighty is a 2003 comedy movie directed by Tom Shadyac and written by Steve Koren, Mark OKeefe, and Steve Oedekerk. ... This article is about the term God in the context of monotheism and henotheism. ... Dreamcatcher (2003) is a movie adapted from the Stephen King novel of the same name. ... Levity is a 2003 drama movie, directed by Ed Solomon. ... Million Dollar Baby is an Academy Award winning 2004 dramatic film directed by Clint Eastwood. ... The Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor is one of the awards given to male actors working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ... The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and television programs, given out each year during a formal dinner. ... The movie is about Bill Clinton and the attempt by the Arkansas Project to destroy his presidency. ... The Big Bounce is a 2004 comedy caper film that stars Owen Wilson and Morgan Freeman. ... An Unfinished Life is a 2005 film directed by Swedish director Lasse Hallström. ... War of the Worlds is an Academy Award nominated 2005 science fiction disaster film based on H. G. Wells original novel starring Dakota Fanning and Tom Cruise. ... March of the Penguins (French: La Marche de lempereur; literally The Emperors March) is an Academy Award-winning documentary film by Luc Jacquet, co-produced by Bonne Pioche and the National Geographic Society. ... For the video game based on the film, see Batman Begins (video game). ... Lucius Fox is a fictional character appearing in Batman comic books by DC Comics. ... Unleashed (also known as Danny the Dog), is a 2005 action / thriller film, directed by Louis Leterrier and written by Luc Besson. ... Edison Force is a 2005 movie written and directed by David J. Burke. ... The Contract is a 2006 film directed by Bruce Beresford and written by late television scribe Stephen Katz. ... Lucky Number Slevin (also known as Lucky # Slevin or The Wrong Man) is a 2006 crime thriller film written by Jason Smilovic, directed by Paul McGuigan and starring Josh Hartnett, Morgan Freeman, Ben Kingsley, Lucy Liu, Stanley Tucci and Bruce Willis. ... This article is about the motion picture. ... Cosmic Voyage is a 1996 short documentary produced in the IMAX format, directed by Bayley Silleck and narrated by Morgan Freeman. ... Evan Almighty is a 2007 comedy film, and sequel to the 2003 film Bruce Almighty. ... This article is about the term God in the context of monotheism and henotheism. ... Feast of Love is a 2007 film by Robert Benton, starring Morgan Freeman, Fred Ward and several other actors. ... Gone Baby Gone is a movie set for release in 2007, staring Casey Affleck and Michelle Monaghan, also starring Ed Harris and Morgan Freeman. ... The Bucket List is a 2008 American film directed by Rob Reiner and starring Jack Nicholson, Morgan Freeman, Sean Hayes, Beverly Todd, and Rob Morrow. ...

Upcoming films

Year Film Role Other notes
2008 Wanted Sloan post-production
The Dark Knight Lucius Fox post-production
The Code TBA post-production
The Lonely Maiden Charlie post-production
2009 The Human Factor Nelson Mandela pre-production
The Last Full Measure Jimmy Burr pre-production
Rendezvous With Rama Commander Norton announced

2008 in film is expected to feature another battle of the sequels, as many properties release new installments, including: Rambo, Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Hellboy II: The Golden Army, Lost Boys: The Tribe... The Dark Knight is an upcoming 2008 American superhero film based on the fictional DC Comics character Batman. ... Lucius Fox is a fictional character appearing in Batman comic books by DC Comics. ... // LR: Limited release in select cities WR: Wide-release to theaters IMAX: Release to IMAX theaters Beverly Hills Cop IV The Hobbit Interstellar Magneto (film) Smooth Criminal : The Michael Jackson Story Temeraire Tales from Earthsea - December 18 LR - Buena Vista Distribution - Goro Miyazaki (director) The Lost Tomb: A Neopets Adventure... For other people named Mandela, or other uses, see Mandela. ... Rendezvous with Rama is a novel by Arthur C. Clarke first published in 1972. ...

Television appearances

Year Film Role Other notes
1971 The Electric Company television series (1971-77)
1978 Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry Uncle Hammer made-for-television
1981 The Marva Collins Story Clarence Collins made-for-television
1986 Resting Place Luther Johnson made-for-television
1987 Fight For Life Dr. Sherard made-for-television

The Electric Company was an educational American childrens television series produced by the Childrens Television Workshop (now Sesame Workshop) for PBS in the United States. ... Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry is a 1976 childrens novel written by Mildred D. Taylor. ... Fight For Life was filmed in 1986. ...

Awards

Awards
Preceded by
Tom Hanks
for Big
Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
1990
for Driving Miss Daisy
Succeeded by
Gérard Depardieu
for Green Card
Preceded by
Tim Robbins
for Mystic River
Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor
2004
for Million Dollar Baby
Succeeded by
George Clooney
for Syriana
Preceded by
Tim Robbins
for Mystic River
Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Supporting Actor - Motion Picture
2004
for Million Dollar Baby
Succeeded by
Paul Giamatti
for Cinderella Man

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  3. ^ Profiles: Morgan Freeman. Hello Magazine.com
  4. ^ a b c d e f Inside the Actors Studio. Original air date: 2 January 2005 (Season 11, Episode 10)
  5. ^ Morgan Freeman at the Internet Movie Database
  6. ^ Morgan Freeman Biography. tiscali.co.uk Film & TV.
  7. ^ Morgan Freeman: The Bucket List video interview
  8. ^ Freeman calls Black History Month ‘ridiculous’ . MSNBC.msn.com. 15 December 2005.
  9. ^ Freeman calls Black History Month ‘ridiculous’ . MSNBC.msn.com. 15 December 2005.
  10. ^ David Firestone. "Mississippi Votes by wide margin to keep state flag That includes Confederate emblem", 2001-04-18. Retrieved on 2008-04-02. 
  11. ^ "Morgan Freeman defies labels", CBS News, 2005-12-18. Retrieved on 2008-04-02. 
  12. ^ Eleanor Clift. "Freeman, Obama and Hollywood immortality", Newsweek, 2007-12-21. Retrieved on 2008-04-02. 

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External links

  • Morgan Freeman at the Internet Movie Database
  • Morgan Freeman at Allmovie
  • ClickStar headed by Morgan Freeman and Lori McCreary
  • Revelations Entertainment Production company co-founded by Freeman
  • A detailed biography of his history as an actor
Persondata
NAME Freeman, Morgan
ALTERNATIVE NAMES
SHORT DESCRIPTION actor
DATE OF BIRTH June 1, 1937
PLACE OF BIRTH Memphis, Tennessee
DATE OF DEATH
PLACE OF DEATH
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Morgan Freeman - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (995 words)
Morgan Freeman (born June 1, 1937) is an Academy Award-winning American actor, film director, and regular film narrator.
Freeman was born June 1, 1937 in Memphis, Tennessee, to Morgan Porterfield Freeman (a barber who died in 1961 from liver cirrhosis) and Mayme Edna, a cleaner; he has three older siblings.
Freeman was married to Jeanette Adair Bradshaw from October 22, 1967, to 1979.
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