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Morgan Freeman

FULL NAME Morgan Freeman
BORN June 1, 1937, Memphis, Tennessee, USA
ASSOCIATION Actor (director/producer)
NATIONALITY American
REVIEWED ENTRIES 19 (18)
MAX. RATING

MIN. RATING

AVERAGE RATING 3.56
STRENGTHS
  • Calm and steady speaking voice
  • Sincerey and warmth

 

FILMOGRAPHY (ONLY SEEN ENTRIES, REVIEWED ENTRIES ARE HYPERLINKED)

YEAR TITLE ROLE RATING
1981 Eyewitness Lt. Black

1989 Driving Miss Daisy Hoke Colburn

1992 Unforgiven Ned Logan

1994 The Shawshank Redemption Red

1995 Outbreak Brig. Gen. Billy Ford

1995 Seven William Somerset

1996 Chain Reaction Dr. Paul Shannon

 

1997 Kiss the Girls Dr. Alex Cross  
1997 Amistad Theodore Joadson

1998 Deep Impact President Tom Beck  
2001 Along Came a Spider Alex Cross

2002 High Crimes Charlie Grimes  
2003 Dreamcatcher Col. Abraham Curtis

2003 Bruce Almighty God

2004 Million Dollar Baby Eddie Dupris

2005 Batman Begins Lucius Fox

2005 War of the Worlds Narrator  
2007 The Bucket List Carter Chambers

2007 Gone Baby Gone Jack Doyle

2008 The Dark Knight Lucius Fox

2013 Oblivion Malcolm Beech

2014 5 Flights Up Alex Carver

 

PORTRAIT

Morgan Freeman came late but good into the public eye of movie acting. After struggling in minor roles throughout the 60s and 70s, Freeman got his break with an Oscar nomination and rave reviews for his work in Street Smart (1987). This gave him a wide variety of roles to choose from, and Freeman has been very wise in picking roles - often alternating between serious dramatic material and thrillers. His earnestness and down-to-earth persona combined with his commanding but sincere voice have earned him a unique reputation in the business over the last twenty years. Although his repeated voiceovers in films at times have bordered on caricature, Freeman still is considered among the finest actors in Hollywood, approaching his seventies.

 

AWARDS

The Academy Awards (Oscars)

1987

Nominated for Supporting Actor for Street Smart

1989

Nominated for Actor for Driving Miss Daisy

1994

Nominated for Actor for The Shawshank Redemption

2004

Best Supporting Actor for Million Dollar Baby

 

CHARACTER QUOTES

Eyewitness (1981)

Lt. Black (Freeman): "My name is Lieutenant Black. It should be easy to remember."