Morgan Freeman


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Born in Memphis in 1937, Freeman initially pursued a military career, joining the US Air Force at 18. He left after four years and worked in the theatre before his TV break as, variously, Count Dracula and the Mad Scientist on children's show The Electric Company. The undemanding work literally drove him to drink, and Freeman nearly abandoned acting in the early 80s until rescued by Paul Newman for Harry and Son.

Described by Rachel Weisz as the sexiest man she'd ever met, Freeman was Nelson Mandela's choice for the movie based on the statesman's autobiography Long Walk To Freedom.

Nominated for Best Supporting Actor Oscar in 1988 for Street Smart. Nominated for Best Actor Oscar for Driving Miss Daisy in 1989. Nominated for a Best Actor Oscar for his outstanding performance as Red in The Shawshank Redemption in 1994. Nominated for Best Actor Oscar for Invictus in 2010.


Born: June 1, 1937 in Memphis, Tennessee, USA

OSCARS AND OTHER AWARDS
Won the Best Supporting Actor Oscar for Million Dollar Baby in 2005



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MOVIE AND TV CREDITS

2016 Movies Ben-Hur as Sheik Ilderim
2015 Movies Ted 2 as Patrick Meighan
2014 Movies Lennon or McCartney as Himself (archive footage)
2014 Movies Lucy as Professor Samuel Norman
2014 Movies The Lego Movie as Vitruvius (voice)
2013 Movies Eastwood Directs: The Untold Story as Himself
2013 Movies Last Vegas (CBS Films 2013, Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro) as Archie Clayton
2012 Movies The Dark Knight Rises as Fox
2011 Movies Conan the Barbarian as Narrator (voice)
2010 Movies For Love of Liberty: The Story of America's Black Patriots as (voice)
2009 Movies Invictus as Nelson Mandela
2008 Movies The Dark Knight as Lucius Fox
2008 Movies Wanted as Sloan
2007 Movies Evan Almighty as God
2003 Movies Bruce Almighty as God
2001 Movies Along Came a Spider (2001, Morgan Freeman, Monica Potter) as Alex Cross
2000 Movies Under Suspicion (Revelations 2000, Gene Hackman, Morgan Freeman) as Captain Victor Benezet
1996 Movies Moll Flanders as Hibble
1991 Movies Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves as Azeem
1990 Movies The Earth Day Special as
1990 Movies Glory (1989, Matthew Broderick, Denzel Washington) as Sgt. Maj. John Rawlins
1989 Movies Driving Miss Daisy as Hoke Colburn
1981 Movies Eyewitness as Lieutenant Black
1980 Movies Brubaker (TCF 1980, Robert Redford, Morgan Freeman) as Walter
1973 Movies Blade as Chris



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