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