Morgan Freeman young
June 01, 1937
6 ft 2 in | 188 cm
97 kg | 214 pounds
46 in | 117 cm
11 US | 45 EU
39 in | 99 cm
Morgan Freeman was born in Memphis, Tennessee, United States, on June 1, 1937, is an American actor. Young Morgan Freeman began his acting career on stage and made his debut on Broadway in 1968. He made his big screen debut in drama film Who Says I Can't Ride a Rainbow? (1971) in role as Afro. Freeman's breakthrough role came as Leo Smalls, Jr./Fast Black in drama crime film Street Smart (1987), for which he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.
He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor for his performances in films:
Driving Miss Daisy (1989) comedy drama in role as Hoke Colburn
The Shawshank Redemption (1994) drama in role as Ellis Boyd "Red" Redding
Invictus (2009) biographical sports drama film in role as Nelson Mandela.
He won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance as Eddie "Scrap-Iron" Dupris in sports drama movie Million Dollar Baby (2004) directed by Clint Eastwood.
He portrayed Lucius Fox in The Dark Knight Trilogy: Batman Begins (2005), The Dark Knight (2008) and The Dark Knight Rises (2012).
Johnny Handsome (1989) crime drama with Mickey Rourke and Forest Whitaker
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991) romantic action adventure opposite Kevin Costner and Alan Rickman
Unforgiven (1992) Western directed by Clint Eastwood
Seven (1995) neo-noir crime thriller with Brad Pitt, Kevin Spacey and Gwyneth Paltrow
Amistad (1997) historical drama with Anthony Hopkins and Matthew McConaughey
The Bucket List (2007) comedy drama with Jack Nicholson
Gone Baby Gone (2007) neo-noir mystery drama with Casey Affleck and Michelle Monaghan
Olympus Has Fallen (2013) and sequel London Has Fallen (2016) action thriller opposite Gerard Butler
Oblivion (2013) post-apocalyptic science fiction with Tom Cruise and Olga Kurylenko
Transcendence (2014) science fiction thriller with Johnny Depp and Rebecca Hall
Lucy (2014) science fiction thriller with Scarlett Johansson
Glory (1989) drama war with Denzel Washington and Matthew Broderick
Lucky Number Slevin (2006) crime thriller with Bruce Willis, Josh Hartnett and Lucy Liu
Bruce Almighty (2003) fantasy comedy with Jim Carrey, Jennifer Aniston and Steve Carell
Red (2010) action comedy with Bruce Willis
Wanted (2008) action thriller with Angelina Jolie, James McAvoy and Chris Pratt
Just Getting Started (2017) action comedy opposite Tommy Lee Jones and Rene Russo
He made his acting debut at age of nine, playing the lead role in a school play.
Freeman first came to major public attention in children's television series The Electric Company in 1970s, his most famous character was Easy Reader.
He owns Ground Zero, a blues club in Clarksdale, Mississippi and Madidi — a restaurant in Clarksdale, Mississippi.
He has four children.
Lives in Charleston, Mississippi and New York City, New York.
I'm not intimidated by lead roles. I'm better in them. I don't feel pressure - I feel released at times like that. That's what I'm born to do.
Once you've gotten the job, there's nothing to it. If you're an actor, you're an actor. Doing it is not the hard part. The hard part is getting to do it.
Glory does what I think movies are best at, and that is giving you a lesson in history. Glory is a story that nobody knew. It's American history that was completely ignored, and there is an awful lot of that. It is because the people who tell the story tell their own story. So if you ever ask, any time down the line, that's always the film I'll be most proud of.
I've been living with myself all of my life, so I know all of me. So when I watch me, all I see is me. It's boring.
Dr. Martin Luther King is not a black hero. He is an American hero.
The reason actors, artists, writers have agents is because we'll do it for nothing. That's a basic fact - you gotta do it.
Is there a movie I think I should have won the Oscar for? Yeah. All of them.