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

Casse-Noisette et les Quatre Royaumes
Casse-Noisette et les Quatre Royaumes

Casse-Noisette et les Quatre Royaumes   2018

Release Date: 2018-10-24

Rating: 0

Production Companies: Walt Disney Pictures / The Mark Gordon Company /

Director: Helen Mirren / Helen Mirren /

Stars: 
Mackenzie Foy  /  Keira Knightley  /  Morgan Freeman
Just Getting Started
Just Getting Started

Just Getting Started   2017

Release Date: 2017-12-01

Rating: 5.2

Production Companies:

Director: Morgan Freeman / Morgan Freeman /

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

Laddie   2017

Release Date: 2017-10-20

Rating: 1

Production Companies:

Director: George Lucas / George Lucas /

Stars: 
Ben Affleck  /  Mel Gibson  /  Morgan Freeman
The Words That Built America
The Words That Built America

The Words That Built America   2017

Release Date: 2017-07-04

Rating: 7

Production Companies:

Director: Alexandra Pelosi / Morgan Freeman /

Braquage à l'ancienne
Braquage à l'ancienne

Braquage à l'ancienne   2017

Release Date: 2017-04-06

Rating: 6.6

Production Companies: New Line Cinema / Warner Bros. /

Director: Jessica Lichtner / Jessica Lichtner /

Stars: 
Morgan Freeman  /  Michael Caine  /  Alan Arkin
L'Empereur
L'Empereur

L'Empereur   2017

Release Date: 2017-02-15

Rating: 6.8

Production Companies: Bonne Pioche Productions / The Walt Disney Company /

Director: Luc Jacquet / Luc Jacquet /

Stars: 
Lambert Wilson  /  Morgan Freeman  /  Luc Jacquet
Ben-Hur
Ben-Hur

Ben-Hur   2016

Release Date: 2016-08-17

Rating: 5.5

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

Director: Morgan Freeman / 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: 6.5

Production Companies: Revelations Entertainment / Honest Engine TV /

Director: Morgan Freeman / Morgan Freeman /

Stars: 
Morgan Freeman  /  Meghan O'Hara
Insaisissables 2
Insaisissables 2

Insaisissables 2   2016

Release Date: 2016-06-02

Rating: 6.7

Production Companies: Summit Entertainment / Lionsgate /

Director: Mark Ruffalo / Mark Ruffalo /

Stars: 
Jesse Eisenberg  /  Woody Harrelson  /  Mark Ruffalo
La Chute de Londres
La Chute de Londres

La Chute de Londres   2016

Release Date: 2016-03-02

Rating: 5.8

Production Companies: Millennium Films / LHF Film /

Director: Babak Najafi / Babak Najafi /

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

Code Momentum   2015

Release Date: 2015-08-01

Rating: 5.8

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

Director: Stephen S. Campanelli / Stephen S. Campanelli /

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

Ted 2   2015

Release Date: 2015-06-25

Rating: 6.1

Production Companies: Universal Pictures / Media Rights Capital /

Director: Kelly Cronin / Kelly Cronin /

Last Knights
Last Knights

Last Knights   2015

Release Date: 2015-04-03

Rating: 6.3

Production Companies: Czech Anglo Productions / Luka Productions /

Director: Kazi Kopecka / Kazi Kopecka /

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

Lennon or McCartney   2014

Release Date: 2014-12-12

Rating: 8

Production Companies: Scared Goose /

Director: Mark Ruffalo / Mark Ruffalo /

Stars: 
James Valentine  /  Aasif Mandvi  /  Adam Lambert
L'incroyable histoire de Winter le dauphin 2
L'incroyable histoire de Winter le dauphin 2

L'incroyable histoire de Winter le dauphin 2   2014

Release Date: 2014-09-12

Rating: 6.7

Production Companies: Alcon Entertainment / Color Force /

Director: Charles Martin Smith / Charles Martin Smith /

Stars: 
Morgan Freeman  /  Ashley Judd  /  Nathan Gamble
Ruth & Alex
Ruth & Alex

Ruth & Alex   2014

Release Date: 2014-09-05

Rating: 5.9

Production Companies: Revelations Entertainment / Lascaux Films /

Director: Grace Rex / Grace Rex /

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

Lucy   2014

Release Date: 2014-07-25

Rating: 6.3

Production Companies: Universal Pictures / TF1 Films Production /

Director: Isabelle Querrioux / Isabelle Querrioux /

Wish Wizard
Wish Wizard

Wish Wizard   2014

Release Date: 2014-04-29

Rating: 3

Production Companies: Soular Entertainment / Four Horsemen Films /

Director: André Gordon / André Gordon /

Stars: 
Morgan Freeman  /  Ed Begley Jr.  /  Kathryn Joosten
Transcendance
Transcendance

Transcendance   2014

Release Date: 2014-04-16

Rating: 5.9

Production Companies: Alcon Entertainment / Syncopy /

Director: Samantha C. Kirkeby / Samantha C. Kirkeby /

Stars: 
Johnny Depp  /  Paul Bettany  /  Rebecca Hall
L'île des lémuriens : Madagascar
L'île des lémuriens : Madagascar

L'île des lémuriens : Madagascar   2014

Release Date: 2014-04-03

Rating: 5.5

Production Companies: IMAX /

Director: Morgan Freeman / Morgan Freeman /

Stars: 
Morgan Freeman  /  Patricia Wright  /  David Douglas
La Grande Aventure Lego
La Grande Aventure Lego

La Grande Aventure Lego   2014

Release Date: 2014-02-06

Rating: 7.5

Production Companies: Village Roadshow Pictures / DC Comics /

Director: Phil Lord / Phil Lord /

Stars: 
Chris Pratt  /  Will Ferrell  /  Elizabeth Banks
JFK: A President Betrayed
JFK: A President Betrayed

JFK: A President Betrayed   2013

Release Date: 2013-11-23

Rating: 7

Production Companies:

Director: Cory Taylor / Morgan Freeman /

Stars: 
Morgan Freeman  /  Cory Taylor
Last Vegas
Last Vegas

Last Vegas   2013

Release Date: 2013-10-31

Rating: 6.5

Production Companies:

Director: Jon Turteltaub / Jon Turteltaub /

Stars: 
Robert De Niro  /  Morgan Freeman  /  Michael Douglas
Insaisissables
Insaisissables

Insaisissables   2013

Release Date: 2013-05-29

Rating: 7.3

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

Director: Mark Ruffalo / Mark Ruffalo /

Stars: 
Jesse Eisenberg  /  Mark Ruffalo  /  Woody Harrelson
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