Morgan Freeman

Gender: male | Birthday: 1937-06-01 | Place of Birth:

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.

Movies of Morgan Freeman

Just Getting Started
Just Getting Started

Just Getting Started   2017

Release Date: 2017-12-01

Rating: 0

Production Companies:

Director: Morgan Freeman / Tommy Lee Jones /

Stars: 
Morgan Freeman  /  Tommy Lee Jones  /  Glenne Headly
Laddie
Laddie

Laddie   2017

Release Date: 2017-10-20

Rating: 0

Production Companies:

Director: George Lucas / Mel Brooks /

Stars: 
Ben Affleck  /  Ron Howard  /  Mel Gibson
Going in Style
Going in Style

Going in Style   2017

Release Date: 2017-04-06

Rating: 6.6

Production Companies: New Line Cinema / Warner Bros. /

Director: Jessica Lichtner / Seth Barrish /

Stars: 
Morgan Freeman  /  Michael Caine  /  Alan Arkin
Ben-Hur
Ben-Hur

Ben-Hur   2016

Release Date: 2016-08-17

Rating: 5.3

Production Companies: Paramount Pictures / Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) /

Director: Timur Bekmambetov / Morgan Freeman /

Stars: 
Jack Huston  /  Toby Kebbell  /  Rodrigo Santoro
The C Word
The C Word

The C Word   2016

Release Date: 2016-07-28

Rating: 6

Production Companies: Revelations Entertainment / Honest Engine TV /

Director: Meghan O'Hara / Morgan Freeman /

Stars: 
Morgan Freeman  /  Meghan O'Hara
Now You See Me 2
Now You See Me 2

Now You See Me 2   2016

Release Date: 2016-06-02

Rating: 6.7

Production Companies: Summit Entertainment / Lionsgate /

Director: Mark Ruffalo / Anna Worley /

Stars: 
Jesse Eisenberg  /  Woody Harrelson  /  Mark Ruffalo
London Has Fallen
London Has Fallen

London Has Fallen   2016

Release Date: 2016-03-02

Rating: 5.8

Production Companies: Millennium Films / LHF Film /

Director: Babak Najafi / Stefania Velichkova /

Stars: 
Gerard Butler  /  Aaron Eckhart  /  Morgan Freeman
Momentum
Momentum

Momentum   2015

Release Date: 2015-08-01

Rating: 5.9

Production Companies: Universum Film (UFA) / Thaba Media /

Director: Stephen S. Campanelli / Morgan Freeman /

Stars: 
Olga Kurylenko  /  Morgan Freeman  /  James Purefoy
Ted 2
Ted 2

Ted 2   2015

Release Date: 2015-06-25

Rating: 6.2

Production Companies: Universal Pictures / Media Rights Capital /

Director: Kelly Cronin / Seth MacFarlane /

Stars: 
Mark Wahlberg  /  Seth MacFarlane  /  Amanda Seyfried
Last Knights
Last Knights

Last Knights   2015

Release Date: 2015-04-03

Rating: 6.2

Production Companies: Czech Anglo Productions / Luka Productions /

Director: Kazi Kopecka / Kazuaki Kiriya /

Stars: 
Clive Owen  /  Morgan Freeman  /  Aksel Hennie
Lennon or McCartney
Lennon or McCartney

Lennon or McCartney   2014

Release Date: 2014-12-12

Rating: 7.5

Production Companies: Scared Goose /

Director: Mark Ruffalo / Guillermo del Toro /

Stars: 
Adam Lambert  /  Aasif Mandvi  /  Aaron Paul
Dolphin Tale 2
Dolphin Tale 2

Dolphin Tale 2   2014

Release Date: 2014-09-12

Rating: 6.7

Production Companies: Alcon Entertainment / Color Force /

Director: Charles Martin Smith / Wilma Garscadden-Gahret /

Stars: 
Morgan Freeman  /  Ashley Judd  /  Nathan Gamble
5 Flights Up
5 Flights Up

5 Flights Up   2014

Release Date: 2014-09-05

Rating: 5.9

Production Companies: Revelations Entertainment / Lascaux Films /

Director: Grace Rex / Diane Keaton /

Stars: 
Morgan Freeman  /  Diane Keaton  /  Carrie Preston
Lucy
Lucy

Lucy   2014

Release Date: 2014-07-14

Rating: 6.3

Production Companies: Universal Pictures / TF1 Films Production /

Director: Isabelle Querrioux / Scarlett Johansson /

Transcendence
Transcendence

Transcendence   2014

Release Date: 2014-04-16

Rating: 5.9

Production Companies: Alcon Entertainment / Syncopy /

Director: Samantha C. Kirkeby / Morgan Freeman /

Stars: 
Johnny Depp  /  Paul Bettany  /  Rebecca Hall
Island of Lemurs: Madagascar
Island of Lemurs: Madagascar

Island of Lemurs: Madagascar   2014

Release Date: 2014-04-03

Rating: 4.3

Production Companies: IMAX /

Director: Morgan Freeman / David Douglas /

Stars: 
Morgan Freeman  /  Patricia Wright  /  David Douglas
The Lego Movie
The Lego Movie

The Lego Movie   2014

Release Date: 2014-02-06

Rating: 7.5

Production Companies: Village Roadshow Pictures / DC Comics /

Director: Phil Lord / Chris McKay /

Stars: 
Chris Pratt  /  Elizabeth Banks  /  Will Ferrell
Last Vegas
Last Vegas

Last Vegas   2013

Release Date: 2013-10-31

Rating: 6.4

Production Companies:

Director: Jon Turteltaub / Morgan Freeman /

Stars: 
Robert De Niro  /  Morgan Freeman  /  Michael Douglas
Now You See Me
Now You See Me

Now You See Me   2013

Release Date: 2013-05-29

Rating: 7.3

Production Companies: Summit Entertainment / K/O Paper Products /

Director: Mark Ruffalo / Louis Leterrier /

Stars: 
Jesse Eisenberg  /  Mark Ruffalo  /  Woody Harrelson
Eastwood Directs: The Untold Story
Eastwood Directs: The Untold Story

Eastwood Directs: The Untold Story   2013

Release Date: 2013-04-27

Rating: 4.7

Production Companies: Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group / Lorac Productions /

Director: Martin Scorsese / Clint Eastwood /

Stars: 
Clint Eastwood  /  Kevin Bacon  /  Morgan Freeman
Oblivion
Oblivion

Oblivion   2013

Release Date: 2013-04-10

Rating: 6.4

Production Companies: Universal Pictures / Chernin Entertainment /

Director: Morgan Freeman / Joseph Kosinski /

Stars: 
Tom Cruise  /  Morgan Freeman  /  Olga Kurylenko
Olympus Has Fallen
Olympus Has Fallen

Olympus Has Fallen   2013

Release Date: 2013-03-20

Rating: 6.2

Production Companies:

Director: Christine Lalande / Antoine Fuqua /

Stars: 
Gerard Butler  /  Aaron Eckhart  /  Angela Bassett
Tales from the Warner Bros. Lot
Tales from the Warner Bros. Lot

Tales from the Warner Bros. Lot   2013

Release Date: 2013-01-15

Rating: 0

Production Companies:

Director: Gary Khammar / Mel Gibson /

Stars: 
Clint Eastwood  /  Morgan Freeman  /  Martin Sheen
The Editor and The Dragon: Horace Carter Fights the Klan
The Editor and The Dragon: Horace Carter Fights the Klan

The Editor and The Dragon: Horace Carter Fights the Klan   2013

Release Date: 2013-01-01

Rating: 10

Production Companies: Memory Lane Productions /

Director: Walter E. Campbell / Morgan Freeman /

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