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Morgan Freeman

Morgan Freeman young

Birth Date

June 1, 1937

Nationality

United States

Sun Sign

Gemini

Natural hair color

Gray

Eye color

Dark Brown

Height

6 ft 2 in | 188 cm

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Weight

97 kg | 214 pounds

Chest

46 in | 117 cm

Shoe size

11 US | 45 EU

Waist

39 in | 99 cm

Early acting career First film Breakthrough

Morgan Freeman was born in Memphis, Tennessee, United States, on June 1, 1937, is an American actor and director. Young Morgan Freeman first started performing in school theatrical productions, at the age of nine.

He won a statewide drama competition and performed in a radio show in Nashville, Tennessee, at the age of 12.

He began his professional acting career as a member of Opera Ring musical theater group in San Francisco, in production of "The Royal Hunt of the Sun" (1964).

He landed his Broadway debut in all-African American version of "Hello, Dolly!" in 1968. He was nominated for a Tony Award for his performance as Zeke in a play "The Mighty Gents" (1978), at Ambassador Theatre.

He made his big screen debut in drama movie The Pawnbroker (1964) in uncredited role as Man on Street. He got his first credited role as Afro in family drama movie Who Says I Can't Ride a Rainbow! (1971).

He made his television debut in PBS educational children's television series The Electric Company (1971–1977) in various characters, his most famous character was Easy Reader.

Freeman's breakthrough performance came as Leo Smalls, Jr. / Fast Black in drama crime film Street Smart (1987), for which he was nominated for the Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor.

He made his directorial debut with drama film Bopha! (1993).

New Movies

The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard (2020) action comedy, opposite Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson and Salma Hayek

The Poison Rose (2019) thriller in role as Doc, opposite John Travolta

Angel Has Fallen (2019) action thriller in role as President Allan Trumbull, with Gerard Butler

Best Movies

He was nominated for the Academy Awards and a Golden Globe Awards for Best Actor for his performances in films:

Driving Miss Daisy (1989) comedy drama in role as Hoke Colburn, for which he won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor

The Shawshank Redemption (1994) drama in role as Ellis Boyd "Red" Redding

Invictus (2009) biographical sports drama film in role as Nelson Mandela, for which he won a Black Reel Award for Best Actor

He won the 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, directed by Christopher Nolan:

Batman Begins (2005)

The Dark Knight (2008)

The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

He won a Empire Award for Best Actor for his role as Detective Lieutenant William Somerset in neo-noir crime thriller movie Seven (1995).

Johnny Handsome (1989) crime drama opposite 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

Amistad (1997) historical drama with Anthony Hopkins and Matthew McConaughey

The Bucket List (2007) comedy drama opposite 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 opposite Tom Cruise and Olga Kurylenko

Transcendence (2014) science fiction thriller with Johnny Depp and Rebecca Hall

Lucy (2014) science fiction thriller opposite 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 opposite 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

The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (2018) fantasy adventure with Mackenzie Foy, Keira Knightley and Helen Mirren

TV Shows

Ryan's Hope (1981) ABC soap opera in role as Cicero Murphy

Another World (1983) NBC soap opera in role as Dr. Roy Bingham

He played Ben Shelter in CBS miniseries The Atlanta Child Murders (1985).

He had a recurring role as Chief Justice Frawley in CBS political drama television series Madam Secretary (2014- ).

Facts

Graduated from Broad Street High School in Greenwood, Mississippi (1955).

He is youngest of five children.

Served as an Automatic Tracking Radar Repairman in the United States Air Force (1955-1959).

He trained acting at the Pasadena Playhouse and dancing lessons in San Francisco in 1960s.

He received the Cecil B. DeMille Award in 2012.

He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7021 Hollywood Boulevard in 2003.

He received the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award in 2018.

Has his own production company " Revelation Entertainment".

He received the AFI Life Achievement Award in 2011.

He owns Ground Zero, a blues club in Clarksdale, Mississippi and Madidi — a restaurant in Clarksdale, Mississippi.

Plays golf.

Lives in Charleston, Mississippi and New York City, New York.

Relationships

He was married to Myrna Colley-Lee (1984-2010) and Jeanette Adair Bradshaw (1967-1979).

Quotes

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.

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