Morgan Freeman

Morgan Freeman

  • Known For: Acting
  • Birthday: 01-06-1937
  • Gender: Male
  • Place of Birth: Memphis, Tennessee, USA
  • Also Known As:

    Morgan Porterfield Freeman Jr.
    Morgan J. Freeman

  • Popularity: 91.58
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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.

Year Movie Character
1989 Driving Miss Daisy as Hoke Colburn
2006 The Contract as Frank Carden
2005 Edison as Ashford
2001 Along Came a Spider as Alex Cross
2006 10 Items or Less as 'Him'
2000 Nurse Betty as Charlie
1998 Hard Rain as Jim
2003 Dreamcatcher as Col. Abraham Curtis
2009 Invictus as Nelson Mandela
2009 The Maiden Heist as Charles Peterson
1997 Amistad as Theodore Joadson
2004 The Hunting of the President as Narrator (voice)
1997 Kiss the Girls as Alex Cross
1996 Cosmic Voyage as Narrator (voice)
1992 The Power of One as Geel Piet
2007 Feast of Love as Harry Stevenson
1981 Death of a Prophet as Malcolm X
1989 Lean On Me as Principal Joe Clark
2009 Thick as Thieves as Keith Ripley
2009 Prom Night in Mississippi as Narrator (voice)
2011 Dolphin Tale as Dr. McCarthy
2003 Guilty by Association as Lt. Redding
2011 Born to Be Wild as Narrator (voice)
2012 The Magic of Belle Isle as Monte Wildhorn
1991 The True Story of Glory Continues as Narrator (voice)
1997 The Long Way Home as Narrator (voice)
2010 The Eastwood Factor as Narrator (voice)
2004 Genius. A Night for Ray Charles as Self
2013 JFK: A President Betrayed as Narrator (voice)
2014 Island of Lemurs: Madagascar as Narrator (voice)
2014 Dolphin Tale 2 as Dr. Cameron McCarthy
2014 We the People as Narrator (voice)
2014 5 Flights Up as Alex Carver
2013 The Editor and The Dragon: Horace Carter Fights the Klan as Narrator (voice)
2012 Le frontiere dell'Astronomia - EP-7 Vite aliene nel cosmo as Narratore
2010 The President's Photographer: Fifty Years Inside the Oval Office as Narrator (voice)
2000 Clint Eastwood: Out of the Shadows as Narrator (voice)
2017 Going in Style as Willie Davis
1998 Scandalize My Name: Stories from the Blacklist as Self
2017 Just Getting Started as Duke
2016 The C Word as Narrator (voice)
1996 Inside the White House as Narrator (voice)
1991 The Massachusetts 54th Colored Infantry as Narrator (voice)
2008 Where the Water Meets the Sky
2002 Partners of the Heart as Narrator (voice)
2004 Survivors of the Shoah: Visual History Foundation
2002 All on Accounta Pullin' a Trigger as Self
2010 The 16th Man as Narrator (voice)
2020 Into Nature's Wild as Narrator (voice)
1979 Coriolanus as Coriolanus
2015 JFK & LBJ: A Time for Greatness as Narrator (voice)
1970 Hate to See You Go as Sonny Bell
2023 The Ritual Killer as Dr. Mackles
1970 Sniff as Joe Mulwray
1970 The Blues Live On! The Delta Blues Museum as Narrator (voice)
1970 57 Seconds as Anton Burrell
1970 Echoes 'Cross the Tracks as Self
1990 Follow the Drinking Gourd as Narrator
1970 Black Patriots: The 761st Battalion as Self
2006 Lucky Number Slevin as The Boss
1994 The Shawshank Redemption as Ellis Boyd 'Red' Redding
2003 Bruce Almighty as God
1995 Se7en as Detective Lt. William Somerset
2005 Unleashed as Sam
2007 Evan Almighty as God
2000 Under Suspicion as Captain Victor Benezet
2002 The Sum of All Fears as DCI William Cabot
2003 Levity as Miles Evans
2002 High Crimes as Charlie Grimes
2007 The Bucket List as Carter Chambers
1991 Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves as Azeem
1996 Chain Reaction as Paul Shannon
2004 The Big Bounce as Walter Crewes
2009 The People Speak as Self
1996 Moll Flanders as Hibble
1986 Resting Place as Luther Johnson
2013 Oblivion as Beech
2013 Now You See Me as Thaddeus Bradley
2012 B.B. King: The Life of Riley as Narrator (voice)
2013 Last Vegas as Archibald 'Archie' Clayton
1981 The Marva Collins Story as Clarence Collins
2013 Tales from the Warner Bros. Lot as Self
1987 Fight for Life as Dr. Sherard
2014 Lucy as Professor Samuel Norman
2017 Laddie: The Man Behind the Movies as Self
2015 Last Knights as Bartok
2015 Momentum as Senator
2019 Angel Has Fallen as Alan Trumbull
2017 March of the Penguins 2: The Next Step as Narrator (english voice)
2018 America's Musical Journey as Narrator (voice)
2019 The Poison Rose as Doc
2020 The Comeback Trail as Reggie Fontaine
2023 A Good Person as Daniel
2021 Vanquish as Damon
2022 Heroes & Villains as Self
1992 Unforgiven as Ned Logan
2004 Million Dollar Baby as Eddie 'Scrap-Iron' Dupris
1989 Johnny Handsome as Lt. A.Z. Drones
2005 An Unfinished Life as Mitch Bradley
2007 Gone Baby Gone as Jack Doyle
2005 Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon as Neil Armstrong (voice)
1995 Outbreak as General Billy Ford
2008 Wanted as Sloan
1988 Clean and Sober as Craig
2010 RED as Joe Matheson
1988 Clinton and Nadine as Dorsey Pratt
1985 The Execution of Raymond Graham as Warden Pratt
2013 Eastwood Directs: The Untold Story as Self
2014 Transcendence as Joseph Tagger
2005 Blues Divas as Self
2001 Shawshank: The Redeeming Feature as Self
2018 Die Clint Eastwood Story as Self
2021 Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go for It as Self
2021 Coming 2 America as Self
2022 The Minute You Wake Up Dead as Sheriff Thurmond Fowler
2022 Paradise Highway as Gerick
1970 Gunner as Kendrick Ryker
1989 Glory as Sgt. Maj. John Rawlins
1985 Marie as Charles Traughber
2014 The Lego Movie as Vitruvius (voice)
1980 Attica as Hap Richards
2014 Wish Wizard as Maxwell Omni
2016 Now You See Me 2 as Thaddeus Bradley
2016 London Has Fallen as Alan Trumbull
2015 Ted 2 as Patrick Meighan
2016 Ben-Hur as Sheik Ilderim
2010 For Love of Liberty: The Story of America's Black Patriots as Self (voice)
2003 Declaration of Independence as Self
1996 Blacklist: Hollywood on Trial as Edward G. Robinson
2022 Sidney as Self
1998 Deep Impact as President Tom Beck
1999 Stephen King: Shining in the Dark as Self
1974 Out to Lunch as Self / Croupier
2021 Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard as Senior
2006 The Electric Company's Greatest Hits & Bits as Self
1979 Hollow Image as Sweet Talk
2005 March of the Penguins as Narrator (English voice)
1991 Robin Hood: The Myth, the Man, the Movie as Self
1980 Brubaker as Walter
1990 The Bonfire of the Vanities as Judge Leonard White
1987 Street Smart as Leo "Fast Black" Smalls, Jr.
2011 Breaking the Taboo as Narrator (voice)
2013 Olympus Has Fallen as Alan Trumbull
2007 AFI: 100 Years... 100 Movies... 10th Anniversary Edition as Self
2012 Betty White's 90th Birthday: A Tribute to America's Golden Girl as Self
2018 The Nutcracker and the Four Realms as Drosselmeyer
2021 Oscar Micheaux: The Superhero of Black Filmmaking as Self
2008 The Dark Knight as Lucius Fox
1985 That Was Then... This Is Now as Charlie Woods
1984 Harry & Son as Siemanowski
2020 Meeting the Beatles in India as Narrator (voice)
1971 Who Says I Can't Ride a Rainbow! as Afro
2022 Betty White: A Celebration as Self
2012 The Dark Knight Rises as Lucius Fox
1978 Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry as Uncle Hammer
2011 Clint Eastwood's West as Self
1968 Where Were You When the Lights Went Out? as Grand Central Commuter
2007 All About Us as Self
2020 Dave Chappelle: The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize as Self
2006 Boffo! Tinseltown's Bombs and Blockbusters as Self
2021 Clint Eastwood: A Cinematic Legacy as Self
2005 Batman Begins as Lucius Fox
1981 Eyewitness as Lieutenant Black
2019 Brian Banks as Jerome Johnson (uncredited)
1973 Blade as Chris
2012 Ending the Knight as Self
2017 The Words That Built America as Reader - Declaration of Independence
2020 Fast Times at Ridgemont High: A Virtual Table Read as Narrator
1984 Teachers as Lewis
2002 Eastwood & Co.: Making 'Unforgiven' as Self
1990 The Earth Day Special as Walter Samson
1966 A Man Called Adam as Party Guest (Uncredited)
2022 Clint Eastwood: The Last Legend as Self (archive footage)
1965 The Pawnbroker as Man on Street (Uncredited)
1994 A Century of Cinema as Self
2011 Conan the Barbarian as Narrator (voice)
2008 A Raisin in the Sun as Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
2013 The Fire Rises: The Creation and Impact of The Dark Knight Trilogy as Self (archive footage)
2005 A Concert for Hurricane Relief as Self
2006 The Best of The Tony Awards: The Plays as Jaques (segment "As You Like It")
2020 The Disney Family Singalong - Volume II as Self
1990 Night of 100 Stars III as Self
2005 War of the Worlds as Narrator (Voice)
2010 Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy as Self (archive footage)
1993 Bopha!
2009 Invictus
2014 5 Flights Up
2010 The 16th Man
2001 Along Came a Spider
2000 Under Suspicion
1970 Hate to See You Go
2021 The Killing of Kenneth Chamberlain
2003 Levity
1970 Rendezvous with Rama
2022 Ogun Óla: War is Coming
1970 Black Patriots: The 761st Battalion
1970 Last Meals
Photo Name Department
1988 LIVE with Kelly and Mark (2 episode)
1997 The View (2 episode) as Self
1992 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1 episode)
1980 Texas (273 episode) as Detective Michaels
1971 The Electric Company (781 episode) as Count Dracula
1971 The Electric Company (781 episode) as Easy Reader
1971 The Electric Company (781 episode) as Mad Scientist
1951 Hallmark Hall of Fame (1 episode) as Clarence
1953 The Oscars (4 episode) as Self
1994 Inside the Actors Studio (1 episode) as Self
2003 The Ellen DeGeneres Show (1 episode) as Self
1952 Today (1 episode) as Self
1985 The Twilight Zone (1 episode) as Tony
1993 Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1 episode) as Self - Guest
2005 Slavery and the Making of America (4 episode) as Narrator (voice)
1978 The Kennedy Center Honors (1 episode) as Self
1991 Pebble Mill (1 episode) as Self
2009 Live from Studio Five (1 episode) as Self
2009 30 for 30 (1 episode)
2016 The Story of God with Morgan Freeman (15 episode) as Self - Host
2011 Curiosity (31 episode) as Narrator (voice)
1990 The Civil War (9 episode) as Frederick Douglass
2010 Through the Wormhole (62 episode) as Host
2007 The Graham Norton Show (1 episode) as Self
2017 The Story of Us with Morgan Freeman (6 episode) as Host
1988 American Experience (2 episode) as Narrator (voice)
2004 America Beyond the Color Line (1 episode) as Self
1985 The Atlanta Child Murders (2 episode) as Ben Shelter
2005 The Reichen Show (1 episode) as Self - Guest
1966 Goldene Kamera Verleihung (1 episode) as Self
1971 Great Performances (1 episode) as Messenger
1997 Leute heute (1 episode) as self
1992 HBO First Look (1 episode)
2019 Scooby-Doo and Guess Who? (1 episode) as Morgan Freeman (voice)
2009 The Jay Leno Show (1 episode) as Self
2015 The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (2 episode) as Self
1970 The Promised Land (5 episode) as Narrator (voice)
1996 The Daily Show (1 episode) as Self
2021 Great Escapes with Morgan Freeman (8 episode) as Host
2005 The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2 episode) as Self
1974 Spidey Super Stories (2 episode) as Easy Reader
1974 Spidey Super Stories (1 episode) as Count Dracula
1974 Spidey Super Stories (1 episode) as Police officer
1974 Spidey Super Stories (1 episode) as Umpire
1951 Hallmark Hall of Fame (1 episode) as Luther
2014 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (1 episode)
1986 American Masters (1 episode) as Narrator (voice)
2007 The Graham Norton Show (1 episode) as Self - Guest
2022 Our Universe (6 episode) as Narrator (voice)
1970 Life on Our Planet (8 episode) as Self - Narrator (voice)
1970 Special Ops: Lioness (0 episode) as Edwin Mullins
2021 Solos (7 episode) as Stuart
1975 Saturday Night Live (1 episode) as Self - Cameo (uncredited)
2023 100 Years of Warner Bros. (4 episode) as Self - Narrator (voice)
2010 Through the Wormhole (38 episode) Production as (Producer)
2014 Madam Secretary (3 episode) Directing as (Director)
2010 Through the Wormhole (1 episode) Production as (Executive Producer)

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