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Morgan Freeman

Morgan Porterfield Freeman, Jr. is an American actor, film director, and narrator. He is noted for his reserved demeanor and authoritative speaking voice. Freeman has received Academy Award nominations for his performances in Street Smart, Driving Miss Daisy, The Shawshank Redemption and Invictus and won in 2005 for Million Dollar Baby. He has also won a Golden Globe Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award. Morgan Freeman was born in Memphis, Tennessee, the son of Mayme Edna (née Revere) and Morgan Porterfield Freeman, Sr., a barber who died in 1961 from liver cirrhosis. Freeman was sent as an infant to his paternal grandmother in Charleston, Mississippi. He has three older siblings. Freeman's family moved frequently during his childhood, living in Greenwood, Mississippi; Gary, Indiana; and finally Chicago, Illinois. Freeman made his acting debut at age 9, playing the lead role in a school play. He then attended Broad Street High School, currently Threadgill Elementary School, in Mississippi. 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. In 1955, he graduated from Broad Street High School, but turned down a partial drama scholarship from Jackson State University, opting instead to work as a mechanic in the United States Air Force. Freeman moved to Los Angeles in the early 1960s and worked as a transcript clerk at Los Angeles Community College. During this period, he also lived in New York City, working as a dancer at the 1964 World's Fair, and in San Francisco, where he was a member of the Opera Ring music group. Freeman acted in a touring company version of The Royal Hunt of the Sun, and also appeared as an extra in the 1965 film The Pawnbroker. 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 also starred Pearl Bailey and Cab Calloway. Freeman was married to Jeanette Adair Bradshaw from October 22, 1967, until 1979. He married Myrna Colley-Lee on June 16, 1984. The couple separated in December 2007. Freeman's attorney and business partner, Bill Luckett, announced in August 2008 that Freeman and his wife are in the process of divorce. He has two sons from previous relationships. He adopted his first wife's daughter and the couple also had a fourth child. Freeman lives in Charleston, Mississippi, and New York City. He has a private pilot's license, which he earned at age 65, and co-owns and operates Madidi, a fine dining restaurant, and Ground Zero, a blues club, both located in Clarksdale, Mississippi. He officially opened his second Ground Zero in Memphis, Tennessee on April 24, 2008. Freeman has publicly criticized the celebration of Black History Month and does not participate in any related events, saying, "I don't want a black history month. Black history is American history." He says the only way to end racism is to stop talking about it, and he notes that there is no "white history month". Freeman once said on an interview with 60 Minutes' Mike Wallace: "I am going to stop calling you a white man and I'm going to ask you to stop calling me a black man.


Filmer
Urodzony:
Jun 1, 1937 In Memphis, Tennessee, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
147
Pierwszy Pojawił:
In the movie The President's Photographer: Fifty Years Inside the Oval Office
Najnowszy projekt:
Film Laddie 2017-10-20
Known For
Poster of Wish Wizard
Poster of Człowiek pies
Poster of The Long Way Home
Poster of Robin Hood: Książę złodziei
Filmography
Film The True Story of Glory Continues Narrator 2018
Film The President's Photographer: Fifty Years Inside the Oval Office Narrator 2018
Film Laddie Himself 2017-10-20
Seria Smithsonian Channel's Sound Revolution Unknown 2017
Seria Out to Lunch Unknown 2017
Film Going in Style Willie 2017-04-06
Seria Rabbit Ears Productions Unknown 2017
Seria Resting Place Luther Johnson 2016
Seria The Marva Collins Story Clarence Collins 2016
Film Iluzja 2 Thaddeus Bradley 2016-06-02
Film Ben-Hur Sheik Ilderim 2016-08-17
Seria Mississippi Rising Unknown 2016
Film Londyn W Ogniu Vice President Alan Trumbull 2016-03-02
Film Ostatni Rycerze Bartok 2015-04-03
Film Momentum Senator 2015-08-01
Film Ted 2 Patrick Meighan 2015-06-25
Film Lego: Przygoda Vitruvius (voice) 2014-02-06
Film We the People Narrator 2014-01-06
Film Island of Lemurs: Madagascar Narrator 2014-04-03
Film Wish Wizard Maxwell Omni 2014-04-29
Film Mój przyjaciel delfin 2: Ocalić Mandy Dr. Cameron McCarthy 2014-09-12
Film Transcendencja Joseph Tagger 2014-04-16
Film Lennon or McCartney Himself (archive footage) 2014-12-12
Film Przeprowadzka Alex Carver 2014-09-05
Film Lucy Professor Samuel Norman 2014-07-14
Film Tales from the Warner Bros. Lot Himself 2013-01-15
Film The Editor and The Dragon: Horace Carter Fights the Klan Narrator 2013-01-01
Film Olimp w ogniu Speaker Trumbull 2013-03-20
Film Niepamięć Malcolm Beech 2013-04-10
Film Last Vegas Archie 2013-10-31
Film JFK: A President Betrayed Narrator 2013-11-23
Film Iluzja Thaddeus Bradley 2013-05-29
Film Eastwood Directs: The Untold Story Himself 2013-04-27
Film Betty White's 90th Birthday: A Tribute to America's Golden Girl Himself 2012-01-16
Film Batman - Mroczny Rycerz Powstaje Lucius Fox 2012-07-16
Film B.B. King: The Life of Riley 2012-10-15
Film Magiczne lato Monte Wildhorn 2012-07-06
Film Le frontiere dell'Astronomia - EP-7 Vite aliene nel cosmo Narratore 2012-03-21
Film Quebrando o Tabu Narrator 2011-06-03
Film Mój przyjaciel Delfin Dr. McCarthy 2011-09-23
Film Born to Be Wild Narrator 2011-04-08
Film RED Joe Matheson 2010-10-13
Film For Love of Liberty: The Story of America's Black Patriots (voice) 2010-01-01
Seria Through the Wormhole Himself - Host 2010-06-09
Film The Eastwood Factor Narrator 2010-02-16
Film Plan prawie doskonały Charles 2009-05-09
Film Złodziejski Kodeks Keith Ripley 2009-01-09
Film Prom Night in Mississippi Himself 2009-01-15
Seria Live from Studio Five Unknown 2009-09-14
Film Invictus - Niepokonany Nelson Mandela 2009-12-10
Seria 30 for 30 Unknown 2009-10-06
Film The People Speak Himself 2009-12-13
Film Wanted - Ścigani Sloan 2008-06-12
Film Batman - Mroczny Rycerz Lucius Fox 2008-07-16
Film Evan Wszechmogący God 2007-06-09
Film Gdzie jesteś, Amando Jack Doyle 2007-10-19
Film Choć goni nas czas Carter Chambers 2007-12-25
Film Feast of Love Harry Stevenson 2007-09-28
Film AFI: 100 Years... 100 Movies... 10th Anniversary Edition 2007-06-20
Film Dwa światy 'Him' 2006-09-11
Film Kontrakt na zabijanie Frank Carden 2006-04-05
Film Zabójczy numer The Boss 2006-02-24
Film Niedokończone życie Mitch Bradley 2005-09-09
Film Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon Neil Armstrong 2005-01-01
Film La Marche de l'empereur Narrator 2005-01-26
Film Blues Divas Himself 2005-01-22
Film Człowiek pies Sam 2005-02-02
Film Wojna światów Narrator (Voice) 2005-06-23
Film Edison Moses Ashford 2005-07-29
Film Batman - Początek Lucius Fox 2005-06-14
Seria Slavery and the Making of America Narrator 2005-02-09
Film The Big Bounce Walter Crewes 2004-01-30
Film Genius. A Night for Ray Charles Himself 2004-10-07
Film The Hunting of the President Narrator 2004-06-20
Film Za wszelką cenę Eddie Scrap-Iron Dupris 2004-12-15
Film Levity Miles Evans 2003-03-16
Seria The Ellen DeGeneres Show Unknown 2003-09-08
Film Uznany za winnego Lt. Redding 2003-07-22
Film Łowca snów Col. Abraham Curtis 2003-03-21
Film Bruce Wszechmogący God 2003-05-23
Film Bez przedawnienia Charlie Grimes 2002-04-03
Seria The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius Unknown 2002-07-20
Film Suma wszystkich strachów DCI William Cabot 2002-05-31
Film W sieci pająka Alex Cross 2001-04-06
Film Scandalize My Name: Stories from the Blacklist Himself 2000-01-01
Film Nurse Betty Charlie 2000-09-08
Film Clint Eastwood: Out of the Shadows Narrator (voice) 2000-09-27
Film Podejrzany Captain Victor Benezet 2000-09-24
Film Stephen King: Shining in the Dark Himself 1999-09-09
Seria Głowa rodziny Unknown 1999-01-31
Film Powódź Jim 1998-01-16
Film Dzień zagłady President Tom Beck 1998-05-07
Seria The View Unknown 1997-08-11
Seria King of the Hill Unknown 1997-01-12
Film Amistad Theodore 1997-12-03
Film The Long Way Home Narrator 1997-09-19
Film Kolekcjoner Alex Cross 1997-10-03
Film National Geographic: Inside the White House Unknown 1996-01-01
Film Moll Flanders Hibble 1996-06-14
Film Cosmic Voyage Narrator (voice) 1996-08-09
Film Chain Reaction Paul Shannon 1996-08-02
Film Epidemia Billy Ford 1995-03-10
Film Siedem Detective Lt. William Somerset 1995-09-22
Seria Inside the Actors Studio Unknown 1994-06-01
Film Skazani na Shawshank Ellis Boyd 'Red' Redding 1994-09-23
Seria Late Night with Conan O'Brien Unknown 1993-09-13
Film The Joy Luck Club Sam 1993-09-08
Seria The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
Film The Power of One Geel Piet 1992-09-17
Film Bez przebaczenia Ned Logan 1992-08-07
Film Robin Hood: Książę złodziei Azeem 1991-06-14
Seria Pebble Mill Unknown 1991-10-14
Film The Civil War Frederick Douglass 1990-09-23
Film Fajerwerki próżności Judge Leonard White 1990-12-21
Seria The Civil War Frederick Douglass 1990-09-23
Film Chwała Sgt. Maj. John Rawlins 1989-12-15
Film Przystojniak Lt. A.Z. Drones 1989-09-12
Film Wożąc panią Daisy Hoke Colburn 1989-12-13
Film Lean On Me Principal Joe Clark 1989-03-03
Film Clean and Sober Craig 1988-08-10
Film Clinton and Nadine Dorsey Pratt 1988-05-04
Film Fight for Life Dr. Sherard 1987-03-23
Film Street Smart Fast Black 1987-03-20
Film Resting Place Luther Johnson 1986-01-01
Film That Was Then... This is Now Charlie Woods 1985-11-08
Film The Execution of Raymond Graham Warden Pratt 1985-11-17
Seria The Atlanta Child Murders Ben Shelter 1985-02-10
Film The Atlanta Child Murders Ben Shelter 1985-02-10
Film Marie Charles Traughber 1985-09-27
Seria The Twilight Zone Unknown 1985-09-27
Film Harry & Son Siemanowski 1984-03-02
Film Teachers Lewis 1984-10-05
Seria Live with Regis and Kathie Lee Unknown 1983-04-04
Film The Marva Collins Story Clarence Collins 1981-12-01
Film Death of a Prophet Malcolm X 1981-01-01
Film Eyewitness Lieutenant Black 1981-02-13
Seria Texas Detective Michaels 1980-08-04
Film Więzień Brubaker Walter 1980-06-20
Film Attica Hap Richards 1980-03-01
Film Roll of Thunder, Hear my Cry Uncle Hammer 1978-11-12
Seria The Kennedy Center Honors Unknown 1978-12-28
Seria Ryan's Hope Cicero Murphy 1975-07-07
Seria The Electric Company Easy Reader 1971-10-25
Seria Another World 1964-05-04
Seria The Academy Awards Unknown 1953-03-18
Seria Today Unknown 1952-01-14
Seria Hallmark Hall of Fame Unknown 1951-12-24