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 acting debut on Broadway in 1968. He made his big screen debut in film Who Says I Can't Ride a Rainbow? (1971). Freeman's breakthrough role came as Leo Smalls in drama movie Street Smart (1987) opposite Christopher Reeve, for which he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. Morgan was nominated for an Oscar for his performances as Hoke Colburn in comedy-drama film Driving Miss Daisy (1989) and as Ellis Boyd "Red" Redding in drama movie The Shawshank Redemption (1994) with Tim Robbins. He won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance as Eddie "Scrap-Iron" Dupris in movie Million Dollar Baby (2004) directed by Clint Eastwood.
Also appeared in successful films including Johnny Handsome (1989) with Mickey Rourke, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991) opposite Kevin Costner, Unforgiven (1992) directed by Clint Eastwood, Seven (1995) with Brad Pitt, Amistad (1997) with Anthony Hopkins, The Dark Knight Trilogy (2005-2012) in role as Lucius Fox, The Bucket List (2007) with Jack Nicholson, Gone Baby Gone (2007) with Casey Affleck, Olympus Has Fallen (2013) and sequel London Has Fallen (2016) opposite Gerard Butler, Oblivion (2013) with Tom Cruise, Transcendence (2014) with Johnny Depp, Lucy (2014) with Scarlett Johansson, Glory (1989) with Denzel Washington, Lucky Number Slevin (2006) with Bruce Willis, Bruce Almighty (2003) with Jim Carrey, Red (2010) with Bruce Willis, Wanted (2008) with Angelina Jolie.
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. 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.