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Morgan Freeman

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Morgan Freeman

American actor, film director, aviator and narratoradd

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1937.

Countries: United States (68%), United Kingdom (9%), Ireland (3%)

Main connections: Angelina Jolie, Nelson Mandela, Clint Eastwood

Linked to: Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor, Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor, Greenwood High School, Jackson State University

 

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Morgan Freeman was born in 1937 add something


1949

At age 12, he won a statewide drama competition, and while still at Broad Street High School, he performed in a radio show based in Nashville, Tennessee , Tennessee. add something


1955

In 1955, he graduated from Broad Street, but turned down a partial drama scholarship from Jackson, Mississippi State University, opting instead to work as a mechanic in the United States Air Force. add something


1961

Morgan Freeman was born in Memphis, Tennessee, Tennessee, the son of Mayme Edna, a teacher, and Morgan Porterfield Freeman, a barber who died in 1961 from cirrhosis. add something


1965

Freeman acted in a touring company version of The Royal Hunt of the Sun, and appeared as an extra in the 1965 film The Pawnbroker. add something


1967

Freeman was married to Jeanette Adair Bradshaw from October 22, 1967 until 1979. add something

 

He made his off-Broadway debut in 1967, opposite Viveca Lindfors in The Nigger Lovers (about the civil rights era "Freedom Riders"), before debuting on Broadway in 1968's all-black version of Hello, Dolly/, which starred Pearl Bailey and Cab Calloway. add something

 

Stacy Keach - Then, in 1967, he was cast, again Off Broadway, in George Tabori's "The Niggerlovers" with Morgan Freeman in his acting debut


1973

Frank Silvera - In 1973, Morgan Freeman, director/actress Billie Allen, and journalist Clayton Riley honored Silvera and his efforts to support African-American actors and playwrights by co-founding the Frank Silvera Writers' Workshop Foundation, Inc.


1978

Bob Rafelson - In 1978 Rafelson began production on the film "Brubaker", starring Robert Redford, Yaphet Kotto, Jane Alexander and Morgan Freeman


1981

Marva Collins - She was most widely publicized in the 1981 biographical TV movie "The Marva Collins Story" starring Cicely Tyson and Morgan Freeman


1987

Michael Beach - His big screen debut was in "End of the Line" in 1987, and later he went to appear opposite Morgan Freeman and Beverly Todd in "Lean on Me"

 

Street Smart (film) - "'Street Smart"' is a 1987 American film directed by Jerry Schatzberg and starring Christopher Reeve, Morgan Freeman and Kathy Baker


1988

Glenn Gordon Caron - He made his feature directorial debut with 1988's "Clean and Sober", starring Michael Keaton and Morgan Freeman


1989

Joe Sun - Besides being featured on television shows, having produced two Grammy-nominated foreign LPs in 1989 and 1990, Joe Sun has acted as Tommy Fratter in the motion picture "Marie, A True Story" alongside Sissy Spacek, Jeff Daniels and Morgan Freeman

 

Alfred Uhry - He adapted it into the screenplay for a 1989 film starring Jessica Tandy and Morgan Freeman, an adaptation which was *awarded the Academy *award for Writing Adapted Screenplay

 

Glory (1989 film) - "'Glory"' is a 1989 American drama war film directed by Edward Zwick and starring Matthew Broderick, Denzel Washington, Cary Elwes and Morgan Freeman


1991

Michael Wincott - In 1991, director Kevin Reynolds cast Wincott alongside Kevin Costner and Morgan Freeman in "Robin Hood Prince of Thieves", where he portrayed Guy of Gisborne, the devious cousin of the Sheriff of Nottingham played by Alan Rickman


1992

Clint Eastwood - In 1992 Eastwood revisited the western genre in the self-directed film Unforgiven, where he played an aging ex-gunfighter long past his prime opposite Gene Hackman, Morgan Freeman, Richard_Harris, and his girlfriend Frances Fisher.

 

Derek Redmond - The advertisement highlights his 1992 injury, noting that "he and his father finished dead last, but he and his father finished", narrated by actor Morgan Freeman


1994

In 1994 he portrayed Red, the redeemed convict in the acclaimed The Shawshank Redemption. add something

 

Rachel Weisz - Weisz started her film career with a minor role in the 1994 film "Death Machine", but her first major role came in the 1996 film "Chain Reaction", which starred Keanu Reeves and Morgan Freeman


1995

Brad Pitt - In 1995, Pitt starred alongside Morgan Freeman and Gwyneth Paltrow in the crime thriller Seven, playing a detective on the trail of a serial killer (played by Kevin_Spacey).

 

Kevin Spacey - Spacey appeared in the 1995 thriller film Seven, with Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman, making a sudden entrance late in the film as the serial killer John Doe, after going unmentioned in the film's advertisements and opening credits.


1996

Christian Slater - Slater played Riley Hale in the big budget John Woo film "Broken Arrow" , which starred John Travolta, before appearing in 1998 in "Hard Rain" alongside Morgan Freeman


1997

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1998

Deep Impact (film) - "'Deep Impact"' is a 1998 American science fiction disaster film directed by Mimi Leder, written by Bruce Joel Rubin and Michael Tolkin, and starring Robert Duvall, Téa Leoni, Elijah Wood, Vanessa Redgrave, Maximilian Schell, Leelee Sobieski, and Morgan Freeman


2000

Arthur C. Clarke - In the early 2000s, the actor Morgan Freeman expressed his desire to produce a movie based on "Rendezvous with Rama"


2001

The Last Detail - It was rumored that Morgan Freeman was interested in taking over the role of Mule from Otis Young, who died in 2001


2002

At age 65, Freeman earned a private pilot's license. add something


2004

In 2004 Freeman and others formed the Grenada Relief Fund to aid people affected by Hurricane Ivan on the island of Grenada. add something

 

Million Dollar Baby - "'Million Dollar Baby"' is a 2004 American sports drama film directed, co-produced, and scored by Clint Eastwood and starring Eastwood, Hilary Swank, and Morgan Freeman


2005

Kerry Condon - She was in a Luc Besson-written 2005 action-thriller starring Jet Li and Morgan Freeman called "Unleashed"


2006

He received an honorary degree of Doctor of Arts and Letters from Delta State University during the school's commencement exercises on May 13, 2006. add something

 

Danny DeVito - DeVito has an interest in documentaries: In 2006, he began a partnership with Morgan Freeman's company ClickStar, on which he hosts a documentary channel called Jersey Docs

 

Video clip - In 2006, the producers of "Lucky Number Slevin", a film with Morgan Freeman, Lucy_Liu and Bruce Willis, made an 8-minute clip for YouTube

 

Kevin Spacey - Spacey appeared in Edison, co-starring Morgan Freeman and Justin_Timberlake; Edison received a direct-to-video release on July 18, 2006.


2007

In 2007 he purchased an Emivest SJ30 long-range private jet, and took delivery in December 2009. add something

 

In 2007 he purchased the film rights to a pre-published 2008 book by John Carlin, Playing the Enemy: Nelson Mandela and the Game that Made a Nation. add something

 

The couple separated in December 2007. add something

 

Charles Baxter (author) - A film version of the book, starring Morgan Freeman, Fred_Ward and Greg Kinnear and directed by Robert Benton, was released in 2007

 

Ian Anthony Dale - His next movie role was in 2007's "The Bucket List" as an instructor to Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman's characters in one of the scenes

 

John Goodman - In 2007, Goodman starred as the antagonist in the movie "Evan Almighty" , opposite Steve Carell and Morgan Freeman

 

Alexa Davalos - In 2007, she was featured in the romantic drama "Feast of Love", which starred Greg Kinnear and Morgan Freeman

 

Beverly Todd - Recently, she reunited with Morgan Freeman , playing the role of his wife in the 2007 film "The Bucket List"

 

Tony Dungy - On September 6, 2007, "The Indianapolis Star" reported that the Davie-Brown Index , an independent celebrity rating service for advertisers, places Dungy in the top 15 of the 900 actors, musicians, TV personalities, and sports celebrities it ranks for overall appeal, putting him on a level with actors such as Tom Hanks and Morgan Freeman


2008

Dormand and Peter Gallagher for a limited engagement of Clifford Odets's play, The Country Girl, directed by Mike Nichols. add something

 

Freeman appeared as God in the hit film Bruce Almighty and its sequel, Evan Almighty, as well as Lucius Fox in the critical and commercial success Batman Begins and its 2008 sequel, The Dark Knight. add something

 

Freeman was injured in an automobile accident near Ruleville, Mississippi, on the night of August 3, 2008. add something

 

He broke his shoulder, arm and elbow in the crash and had surgery on August 5, 2008. add something

 

In 2008, Freeman's family history was profiled on the PBS series African American Lives 2. add something

 

In 2008, the TV series African American Lives 2 revealed that Freeman's great-great-grandparents were slaves who migrated from North Carolina to Mississippi. add something

 

Angelina Jolie - Avoy and Morgan Freeman in the 2008 action movie Wanted, an adaptation of Mark Millar's graphic novel of the same name.

 

David Boies - Boies was portrayed by actor Ed Begley, Jr. in the 2008 film "Recount", by Jack Laufer in the 2010 TV series "Proposition 8 Trial Re-Enactment", and by George Clooney and Morgan Freeman in the 2012 play "8"

 

David Fincher - In 2008, Fincher announced he was no longer making the film due to Freeman's health, but Freeman said in late 2010 that Fincher is "still part of the conversation.

 

Terence Stamp - In 2008, he appeared in the film remake of the spy comedy "Get Smart"; another comedy about the man who says yes to everything "Yes Man", opposite Jim_Carrey; with Angelina Jolie, James McAvoy and Morgan Freeman in "Wanted"; and with Tom Cruise in "Valkyrie", based on the true story of Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg's failed attempt to assassinate Hitler

 

Common (entertainer) - In 2008, he starred in the film adaptation of the comic book "Wanted" alongside Morgan Freeman and Angelina Jolie

 

Common (rapper) - In 2008, he starred in the film adaptation of the comic book "Wanted" alongside Morgan Freeman and Angelina Jolie

 

Mark Millar - "Wanted", published by Top Cow Productions, was loosely adapted into a feature film by Universal Pictures, released on 27 June 2008, starring Angelina Jolie, Morgan Freeman and James McAvoy


2009

In July 2009 Freeman was one of the presenters at the 46664 concert (celebrating Nelson Mandela's birthday) at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. add something

 

Matt Damon - Also in 2009, Damon portrayed South Africa national rugby union team captain François Pienaar in the Clint Eastwood-directed film "Invictus", which is based on the 2008 John Carlin book "Playing the Enemy: Nelson Mandela and the Game That Changed a Nation" and features Morgan Freeman as Nelson Mandela

 

William H. Macy - In 2009, Macy completed filming on "The Maiden Heist", a comedy that co-stars Morgan Freeman and Christopher Walken

 

Adjoa Andoh - She made her Hollywood debut in Autumn 2009 starring as Nelson Mandela's Chief of Staff Brenda Mazikubo alongside Morgan Freeman as Mandela in Clint Eastwood's "Invictus"

 

Christopher Walken - The film, The Maiden Heist, a comedy costarring Morgan Freeman, about security guards in an art museum, debuted at the Edinburgh International Film Festival on June 25, 2009.

 

Denzel Washington - Washington holds the record for most Oscar nominations by an actor of African descent, along with Morgan Freeman since 2009.

 

Invictus (film) - "'Invictus"' is a 2009 biographical sports drama film directed by Clint Eastwood and starring Morgan Freeman and Matt Damon

 

Invictus (film) - Interview with Carlin, BBC Radio 5, May 21, 2009 Morgan Freeman was the first actor to be cast, as Mandela


2010

CBS Evening News - Following Cronkite's death months earlier, Morgan Freeman started doing the voice-over on January 4, 2010


2011

Freeman sparked an outcry in September 2011 when, on CNN's Piers Morgan Tonight, he accused the Tea Party movement of racism. add something

 

Tyler Perry - In January 2011, it was announced that Perry would take over the role of James Patterson's Alex Cross from Morgan Freeman for the upcoming film adaptation of "Alex Cross"

 

Cheyenne Jackson - In September 2011, Jackson joined Morgan Freeman, Ellen_Barkin, Matt Bomer, Christine Lahti, and John Lithgow as part of the premier Broadway Cast of Dustin Lance Black's new play "8", directed by Joe Mantello


2012

Vito directed film Charlotte Doyle which will feature Irish actor Pierce Brosnan and is due to start filming in Ireland in early 2012. add something

 

Fred Willard - In 2012 he played Al Kaiser in the Rob Reiner film, The Magic of Belle Isle starring Morgan Freeman and Virginia Madsen

 

The Lego Movie - By August 2012, Elizabeth Banks was hired to voice Lucy and Morgan Freeman to voice Vitruvius, an old mystic

 

Lego - In August 2012, Morgan Freeman and Elizabeth Banks joined a cast already including Chris Pratt in the lead role and Will Arnett as Batman

 

B.B. King - A feature documentary about B.B. King narrated by Morgan Freeman, and directed by Jon Brewer was released on October 15, 2012


2013

In 2013, Boston University presented him with a honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters add something

 

In 2013, Freeman appeared in the action-thriller "Olympus Has Fallen" and in the science fiction film "Oblivion" add something

 

Last Vegas - "'Last Vegas"' is a 2013 American comedy film directed by Jon Turteltaub, starring Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman, and Kevin Kline

 

Gerard Butler - Butler starred in the action thriller "Olympus Has Fallen", which was released on March 22, 2013 and co-stars Aaron Eckhart and Morgan Freeman


2014

In 2014, he appeared in "Last Vegas" add something


2015

On August 16th, 2015 Freeman's step-granddaughter Edena Hines was fatally stabbed in New York City add something

 

Carl Hancock Rux - He has been associated with television actress Deborah Joy Winans and aspiring actress, E'Dena Hines, the adopted step-granddaughter of Academy *award winning actor Morgan Freeman, who was brutally murdered by her ex-boyfriend, in Manhattan in the summer of 2015 In 2011 Rux married his longtime partner in a private ceremony in the Tribeca loft of a close friend


 

In August 2017, he was named the 54th recipient of the SAG Life Achievement award for career achievement and humanitarian accomplishment add something

 

On September 19, 2017, Freeman featured in a highly controversial video launched by the "Committee to Investigate Russia" group organized by film director Rob Reiner and "The Atlantic" senior editor David Frum, with the involvement of former National Intelligence director James Clapper and a number of neoconservative thinkers add something

 

Matt Battaglia - As a feature film actor in 2017, Battaglia wrapped a role in director Tom Shadyac film Brian Banks with Morgan Freeman and Greg Kinnear portraying the role of legendary football coach Pete Carroll


2018

In April 2018, Freeman met with Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman add something

 

On May 24, 2018, CNN reported that eight women had come forward reporting Freeman had sexually harassed them, and eight other people said they witnessed his inappropriate behavior on the set of movies, while promoting his movies, or at his production company add something

 

As a result of the sexual harassment allegations, the Screen Actors Guild is reviewing what action, if any, to take against Freeman, as Freeman was recognized with a lifetime achievement award by SAG. In September 2018, it was confirmed that Freeman could keep his award add something

 

Mackenzie Foy - In July, it was announced that Foy would play Clara in the 2018 film "The Nutcracker and the Four Realms" with Morgan Freeman and Misty Copeland

 

March of the Penguins - Skipping a theatrical release in the US, the film was released as a Hulu exclusive on March 23, 2018, with Morgan Freeman reprising his role as narrator