Morgan Freeman
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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.
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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.
Known For
Saturday Night Live
Hallmark Hall of Fame
The Graham Norton Show
Late Night with Seth Meyers
The Daily Show
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
Late Night with Conan O'Brien
LIVE with Kelly and Mark
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
60 Minutes
Today
Special Ops: Lioness
CBS News Sunday Morning
The Kennedy Center Honors
HBO First Look
The Muppets Mayhem
Scooby-Doo and Guess Who?
The Twilight Zone
Shelley Duvall's Bedtime Stories
Spidey Super Stories
Curiosity
30 for 30
Solos
The Jay Leno Show
War of the Worlds
Coming 2 America
Texas
The Oscars
Fast Times at Ridgemont High: A Virtual Table Read
The Dark Knight Rises
That Was Then... This Is Now
Batman Begins
The Dark Knight
Now You See Me
Olympus Has Fallen
The Nutcracker and the Four Realms
Deep Impact
Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard
The Civil War
The Lego Movie
Now You See Me 2
March of the Penguins
Glory
The Atlanta Child Murders
Ted 2
Ben-Hur
London Has Fallen
RED
Paradise Highway
Now You See Me 3
Transcendence
Outbreak
Wanted
Clean and Sober
The Minute You Wake Up Dead
Million Dollar Baby
Unforgiven
Lucy
57 Seconds
The Shawshank Redemption
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
Evan Almighty
Bruce Almighty
Unleashed
Last Knights
A Good Person
Angel Has Fallen
The Comeback Trail
March of the Penguins 2: The Next Step
The Sum of All Fears
Oblivion
The Ritual Killer
Along Came a Spider
Hard Rain
The Contract
Going in Style
100 Years of Warner Bros.
Our Universe
Sniff
Life on Our Planet
Se7en
Kiss the Girls
Lean On Me
Production Credits
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