Morgan Freeman (born June 1, 1937) is an American actress, producer and voice actor. Freeman won the Best Supporting Actor Academy Award in 2005 for her Million Baby movie. Street Smart received an Academy nomination for her films, The Driver of Miss Daisy, The Cost of Bondage and The Invincible.
Freeman is known for his unique smooth, deep voice and skill in expression.
Morgan Freeman was born on June 1, 1937 in Memphis, Tennessee. Barber was born to the son of Morgan Porterfield Freeman and teacher Mayme Edna. Freeman has three older siblings. According to DNA tests, some of their ancestors are from Niger.
When Freeman was nine years old, he began his acting career by starring in a game at school. At the age of 12, he won a state-wide drama competition. He graduated from Broad Street High School in 1955 but opted to join the United States Air Force by refusing a partial drama scholarship from Jackson State University.
He moved to Los Angeles, California four years after the army. In the early 1960s, he took acting classes at Pasadena Playhouse and dance classes in San Francisco, where he also lived in New York and worked as a dancer at the 1964 World's Fair. In the same year, he started his cinema life by playing as an extra in the movie The Pawnbroker.
Who Says I Can't Ride a Rainbow? Although he was known, he was recognized by the American media for his roles in the soap opera Another Electric and the Electric Company for PBS, which he later said should leave earlier. In the middle of 1971, Freeman started to take part in important feature films that gave him a fatherly character. In 1980, he was applauded for his role in The Shawshank Redemption. In the same year, he served as a jury member at the 1994th Berlin International Film Festival. He also starred in films such as Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves, Unforgiven, Seven, and Deep Impact. In 44, he founded the production company Revelations Entertainment with Lori McCreary and the online movie distribution company ClickStar, which he co-chaired with his sister. After three nominations (Street Smart as the best co-star and Driving Miss Daisy and The Shawshank Redemption as the best co-star), she won the Most Co-op Award at the 1997th Academy Awards Ceremony for her role in the film Million Dollar Baby. Freeman became a sought-after voice actor with a pronounced tone. In 77, he performed the voiceover of two films alone, the War of the Worlds and the Academy Award-winning documentary, March of the Penguins. Freeman appeared as God in the successful film Bruce Almighty and performed as well as the role of Batman Begins, who received full marks from the critic and achieved great box office success, and Lucius Fox in the 2005 movie The Dark Knight. In 2008, he appeared in front of the camera with Jack Nicholson in The Bucket List, directed by Rob Reiner. In 2007, Freeman returned to Broadway with Country Girl, directed by Mike Nichols, starring with Frances McDormand and Peter Gallagher. From time to time, he wanted to make a movie about Nelson Mandela. He wanted to screenplay his first attempt, the autobiography of Mandela, Long Walk To Freedom, but was unable to conclude. He bought the rights of John Carlin's Enemy Play: Nelson Mandela and the Game That Brings a Nation, released in 2008. He appeared in front of the camera with Matt Damon under the direction of Clint Eastwood. In the film, Freeman Nelson Mandela plays Matt Damon while rugby team captain Francois Pienaar played Keller.
He was one of the presenters of the concert in July 2009 in Radia City Mucis Hall in New York in memory of Nelson Mandela. At the age of 65, Freeman obtained a private pilot license. There are three private aircraft, including the Cessna Citation 501 and dual-engine Cessna 414 aircraft. In 2007, the long-distance Emivest SJ30 bought it and received its order in December 2009. It has license to fly all the planes it has. Starting on January 4, 2004, Freeman has promoted CBS Evening News instead of Walter Cronkiye. In 2010, Freeman became the host of the Discovery Channel's television show Through the Wormhole.
Freeman was married to Jeanette Adair Bradshaw from October 22, 1967 to 1979. He married Myrna Colley-Lee on June 16, 1984. Bill Luckett, Freeman's business partner and lawyer, announced in August 2008 that the two were about a divorce. On September 15, 2010, the couple divorced in Mississippi. He adopted the daughter of his first wife, and the couple also had 4 children. In 2008, the African American Live 2 TV series revealed that Fremman's great great ancestors were slaves and migrated from North Carolina to Mississippi. Freeman also learned that his grandfather of Caucasian descent was burned by his mother, and that he also lived with his great-grandmother of African-American origin.
Freeman Charleston lives in Mississippi and New York. He has an elegant restaurant, Madidi, which he partner and manage, and a blues club called Ground Zero, both in Clarksdale, Mississippi.
On the evening of August 3, 2008, Ruleville was injured in a traffic accident near Mississippi. The car he traveled on, the 1997 model Nissan Maxima, got off the highway and rolled over. He and his female friend, Demaris Meyer, were taken out of the vehicle with the help of a hydraulic rescue device called Jaws of Life, and the helicopter was taken to The Regional Medical Center (The Med) hospital in Memphis by ambulance. Police ruled that alcohol had no effect in the accident. He broke his shoulder, arm and elbow in the accident and was taken into surgery on August 5. Doctors repaired damage to the nerve cells in his shoulder and arm as a result of a 4-hour operation. On the CNN channel, Piers stated that she is left-handed on the Morgan Tonight show, but has not yet been able to move the fingers on her left hand. He was wearing a special glove to prevent the blood flow from stopping due to his inability to move the muscles in his left hand. Press spokesman announced that Freeman is fully waiting for recovery. Meyer, the female passenger next to her, sued Freeman for her negligence in the accident. Meyer claimed that Morgan Freeman had a drink on the night of the incident.
In an interview with CNN, he allegedly denied his allegations that he was the "man of God" and made a scientific position assumption above faith. "The question of faith is actually what you really believe, we put forward a theory in science and believe it is true until it is proven otherwise."
In 2004, together with the members of the Grenada Relief Fund, he helped people affected by Hurricane Hurricane on the island of Grenada. One earth He made voices in the clips of national organizations such as. (The purpose of the group is to raise awareness on issues such as environmental awareness) He made a soundtrack for the clip "Why Are We Here", which can be viewed on One Earth's website. Freeman Starville donated to Mississippi Horse Park in Mississipide. The Horse Park is part of the Mississippi State University and Freeman has multiple horses located there.
Comments on race
Freeman openly criticized the Black History Month celebrations and did not participate in any similar activities. "I don't want Black History Month because it is American history," Freeman said. He pointed out that the only way to end racism, according to him, is not to talk about him and that he is not a "white history month." "I'm going to stop calling you a white guy, and I want you to stop calling me a black guy," Freeman said in an interview with Mike Wallace on his 60-minute show.Freeman also supported the replacement of the Mississippi State flag on the grounds that it contained the Confederate war flag.
Although Freeman stated that he would not participate in Obama's campaign for the 2008 presidential election, he supported Barack Obama's nomination. Freeman joined the President Clinton for the final presentation of the 1 FIFA WORLD CUP organization in Zurich on December 2010, 2022, USA Bid Committee Chairman Sunil Gulati and USMNT footballer Landon Donovan.
On October 28, 2006, Freeman won the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Best of Mississippi Awards Ceremony. He was awarded a Doctorate in Art and Literature from Delata State University. In 2008, the family history was aired on African American Lives 2, the PBS show, and as a result of DNA tests, it learned that it came from Songhai and Tuareg people in Niger. In 1978, he was nominated for Tony Awards for his role in The Mighty Cents. In 1997, he was awarded an honorary degree at Rhodes College. In 2003, he was nominated for the Crystal Globe Award for his contributions to the world cinema at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival. In 2006, he attended Cairo International Film Festival as guest of honor. In 2007, he and his wife won a lifetime achievement award from the Mississippi Literature and Art Institute. In 2007, he was honored for his contributions to the film and television at the Screen Nation Film and TV award ceremony. 2008 Kennedy Center Honnors received an honorary doctorate from Brown University in 2010.In 2011, he was awarded the Lifetime Award by the American Film Institute. In 2012, she was awarded the Most Popular Movie Icon by the People's Choice Awards. 2012 Cecil Bç Demille Award.
|1985||That Was Then… This Is Now||Charlie Woods||Adaptation in SE Hinton book with the script by Emilio Estevezin|
|1987||Street Smart||Fast black||Nominated - Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor;
Nominated - Golden Globe
|1989||Glory||Sergeant John Rawlins|
|Driving Miss Daisy||Hoke Colburn||Golden globe; nominated - Academy Award for Best Actor|
|Lean on Me||Joe louis clark|
|1990||The Bonfire of the Vanities||Judge Leonard White||With Tom Hanks and Bruce Willis|
|1991||Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves||azeem|
|The Power of One||Geel piet|
|1994||The Shawshank Redemption||Ellis Boyd “Red” Redding, Narrator||Nominated - Academy Award for Best Actor; nominee - Golden Globe|
|1995||Se7en||Detective Lieutenant William Somerset|
|Outbreak||Gene. Billy Ford|
|1996||Chain Reaction||Paul Shannon|
|Kiss The Girls||Dr. Alex cross|
|1998||Deep Impact||President Tom Beck|
|Under Suspicion||Victor Simulate|
|2001||Along Came a Spider||Dr. Alex cross|
|2002||The Sum of All Fears||DCI William Cabot|
|High Crimes||Charlie grimes|
|2004||Million Dollar Baby||Eddie "Scrap Iron" Dupris||Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor; Won - Golden Globe|
|The Hunting of the President||the narrator||limited number|
|The Big Bounce||Walter crewes|
|2005||An Unfinished Life||Mitch Bradley|
|War of the Worlds||(Narrator)|
|March of the Penguins||(Narrator)|
|Batman Begins||Lucius fox|
|Danny the Dog||Sat|
|The Contract||Frank Carden|
|Lucky Number Slevin||T|
|Feast of Love||Harry Scott|
|Gone, Baby, Gone||Jack Doyle|
|The Bucket List||Carter chambers|
|2008||The Dark Knight||Lucius fox|
|2009||Prom Night in Mississippi||Itself|
|2009||Thick as Thieves||Keith Ripley|
|2009||The Maiden Heist||Charlie|
|2011||Born to Be Wild||Narrator|
|2011||Conan the Barbarian||Narrator|
|2011||Breaking the Taboo||Narrator|
|2011||Dolphin Tale||Dr. Cameron mccarthy|
|2012||The Magic of Belle Isle||Monte wildhorn|
|2012||The Dark Knight Rises||Lucius fox|
|2013||Code Name: Olympus||Allan Trumbull|
|2013||Now You See Me||Thaddeus Bradley|
|2013||The Last Knights||bartok|
|2014||The Lego Movie||Vitruvius (voice)|
|2016||Sihirbazlar Çetesi 2||Thaddeus Bradley|
|1971||The Electric Company||Series (1971-77)|
|1978||Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry||Hammer uncle||TV Movie|
|1981||The Marva Collins Story||Clarence collins||TV Movie|
|1986||R||Luther Johnson||TV Movie|
|1987||Fight For Life||Dr. Sherard||TV Movie|
- Oscar nomination for the 1987 Street Smart movie-Best supporting actor
- Oscar nomination for the 1989 Driving Miss Daisy movie - Best actor
- 1994 Oscar Nomination-Best actor for the price of captivity
- Oscar won in 2004 Million Dollar Baby movie - Best supporting actor