Morgan Freeman

Morgan Freeman

  • Birthday: 1937-06-01
  • Place of birth: Memphis, Tennessee, USA
  • Also know as: Morgan Porterfield Freeman Jr.

Biography

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.

Filmography

Driving Miss Daisy

1989

As Hoke Colburn

The Contract

2006

As Frank Carden

Edison

2005

As Ashford

Along Came a Spider

2001

As Alex Cross

10 Items or Less

2006

As 'Him'

Hard Rain

1998

As Jim

Dreamcatcher

2003

As Col. Abraham Curtis

Invictus

2009

As Nelson Mandela

The Maiden Heist

2009

As Charles

Amistad

1997

As Theodore Joadson

The Hunting of the President

2004

As Narrator (voice)

Kiss the Girls

1997

As Alex Cross

Cosmic Voyage

1996

As Narrator (voice)

The Power of One

1992

As Geel Piet

Feast of Love

2007

As Harry Stevenson

Death of a Prophet

1981

As Malcolm X

Lean On Me

1989

As Principal Joe Clark

Thick as Thieves

2009

As Keith Ripley

Dolphin Tale

2011

As Dr. McCarthy

Guilty by Association

2003

As Lt. Redding

Born to Be Wild

2011

As Narrator

The Magic of Belle Isle

2012

As Monte Wildhorn

The Long Way Home

1997

As Narrator (voice)

The Eastwood Factor

2010

As Narrator

JFK: A President Betrayed

2013

As Narrator

Dolphin Tale 2

2014

As Dr. Cameron McCarthy

We the People

2014

As Narrator

5 Flights Up

2014

As Alex Carver

Clint Eastwood: Out of the Shadows

2000

As Narrator (voice)

Going in Style

2017

As Willie Davis

The C Word

2016

As (voice)

Inside the White House

1996

As Narrator

Partners of the Heart

2002

As Narrator

The 16th Man

2010

As Narrator

Into Nature's Wild

2020

As Narrator

March of the Penguins

2005

As Self - Narrator (US version)

Coriolanus

1979

As Coriolanus

Hate to See You Go

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As Sonny Bell

Sniff

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As Joe Mulwray

57 Seconds

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As Anton Burrell

Lucky Number Slevin

2006

As The Boss

The Shawshank Redemption

1994

As Ellis Boyd 'Red' Redding

Bruce Almighty

2003

As God

Se7en

1995

As Detective Lt. William Somerset

Unleashed

2005

As Sam

Evan Almighty

2007

As God

Nurse Betty

2000

As Charlie

Under Suspicion

2000

As Captain Victor Benezet

The Sum of All Fears

2002

As DCI William Cabot

Levity

2003

As Miles Evans

High Crimes

2002

As Charlie Grimes

The Bucket List

2007

As Carter Chambers

Chain Reaction

1996

As Paul Shannon

The Big Bounce

2004

As Walter Crewes

The People Speak

2009

As Self

RED

2010

As Joe Matheson

Moll Flanders

1996

As Hibble

Resting Place

1986

As Luther Johnson

Now You See Me

2013

As Thaddeus Bradley

Oblivion

2013

As Beech

Last Vegas

2013

As Archibald 'Archie' Clayton

The Marva Collins Story

1981

As Clarence Collins

Fight for Life

1987

As Dr. Sherard

Lucy

2014

As Professor Samuel Norman

Last Knights

2015

As Bartok

Momentum

2015

As Senator

Angel Has Fallen

2019

As Alan Trumbull

March of the Penguins 2: The Next Step

2017

As Narrator (english voice)

America's Musical Journey

2018

As Narrator (voice)

The Poison Rose

2019

As Doc

The Comeback Trail

2020

As Reggie Fontaine

A Good Person

2023

As Daniel

Vanquish

2021

As Damon

Muti

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As Professor Mackles

Unforgiven

1992

As Ned Logan

Million Dollar Baby

2004

As Eddie 'Scrap-Iron' Dupris

Johnny Handsome

1989

As Lt. A.Z. Drones

An Unfinished Life

2005

As Mitch Bradley

Gone Baby Gone

2007

As Jack Doyle

Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon

2005

As Neil Armstrong (voice)

Outbreak

1995

As Billy Ford

Wanted

2008

As Sloan

Clean and Sober

1988

As Craig

Clinton and Nadine

1988

As Dorsey Pratt

The Execution of Raymond Graham

1985

As Warden Pratt

Attica

1980

As Hap Richards

Transcendence

2014

As Joseph Tagger

Blues Divas

2005

As Self

Die Clint Eastwood Story

2018

As Himself

Coming 2 America

2021

As Himself

The Minute You Wake Up Dead

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As Sheriff Thurmond Fowler

Paradise Highway

2022

As Gerick

Glory

1989

As Sgt. Maj. John Rawlins

Marie

1985

As Charles Traughber

Wish Wizard

2014

As Maxwell Omni

Now You See Me 2

2016

As Thaddeus Bradley

London Has Fallen

2016

As Alan Trumbull

Ted 2

2015

As Patrick Meighan

Ben-Hur

2016

As Sheik Ilderim

Blacklist: Hollywood On Trial

1996

As Edward G. Robinson

Deep Impact

1998

As President Tom Beck

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry

1978

As Uncle Hammer

Out to Lunch

1974

As Self / Croupier

Hollow Image

1979

As Sweet Talk

Brubaker

1980

As Walter

The Bonfire of the Vanities

1990

As Judge Leonard White

Street Smart

1987

As Fast Black

Breaking the Taboo

2011

As Narrator

Olympus Has Fallen

2013

As Alan Trumbull

Sidney

2022

As Self

The Dark Knight

2008

As Lucius Fox

That Was Then... This Is Now

1985

As Charlie Woods

Harry & Son

1984

As Siemanowski

Meeting the Beatles in India

2020

As Narrator (voice)

The Dark Knight Rises

2012

As Lucius Fox

B.B. King: The Life of Riley

2012

As Narrator (voice)

Clint Eastwood's West

2011

As Himself

Where Were You When the Lights Went Out?

1968

As Grand Central Commuter

All About Us

2007

As Self

The Lego Movie

2014

As Vitruvius (voice)

Batman Begins

2005

As Lucius Fox

Eyewitness

1981

As Lieutenant Black

Brian Banks

2019

As Jerome Johnson (uncredited)

Blade

1973

As Chris

Ending the Knight

2012

As Self

Teachers

1984

As Lewis

The Earth Day Special

1990

As Walter Samson

A Man Called Adam

1966

As Party Guest (Uncredited)

The Words That Built America

2017

As Reader - Declaration of Independence

Eastwood on Eastwood

1997

As Himself (archive footage)

The Pawnbroker

1965

As Man on Street (Uncredited)

A Century of Cinema

1994

As Self

Conan the Barbarian

2011

As Narrator (voice)

A Raisin in the Sun

2008

As Narrator (uncredited)

The Best of The Tony Awards: The Plays

2006

As Jaques (segment "As You Like It")

War of the Worlds

2005

As Narrator (Voice)

Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy

2010

As Self (archive footage)

Production

Bopha!

1993

As Director

Invictus

2009

As Executive Producer

5 Flights Up

2014

As Producer

The 16th Man

2010

As Producer

Along Came a Spider

2001

As Executive Producer

Under Suspicion

2000

As Executive Producer

Hate to See You Go

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As Producer

The Killing of Kenneth Chamberlain

2021

As Executive Producer

Levity

2003

As Executive Producer

Rendezvous with Rama

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As Producer

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