One of his notable films “
The Shawshank Redemption” known to be one of the best movies of all time. He is considered to be one of the best actors in Hollywood history. His name is Morgan Freeman.
He is a well-known actor, director and narrator. He was born in Tennessee, U.S. on January 1, 1937. He attended his class from Broad Street High School also known as Threadgill Elementary School in Mississippi. His all-time-dream was to become a fighter pilot. This is the reason why he turned down the scholarship after winning a drama competition. He worked as Automatic Tracking Radar Repairman and as Airman First Class. He worked as a clerk in LA City College. He is also training that time as an opera dancer. He was married twice with Jeanette Adair Bradshaw from 1967 to 1979 and got divorced. He got married again on 1984 to 2010 with Myrna Colley-Lee. He is a narrator for Discover Channel show notable as “Through the Wormhole.” He owns the SyberJet SJ30 and he earned his commercial pilot license.
He first appeared in the 1987 movie “Street Smart” where he won Best Supporting Actor. His second debut was for an action drama-film called “Glory” in 1989 with Best Actor Award. These movies were followed by “Driving Miss Daisy” in 1989 where he won Best Actor, followed by bio-film “Lean on Me” that gave him Best Actor award, and a crime movie “Johnny Handsome” both in 1989 with Best Actor Award. He also appeared in the movie “Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves” in 1991 and made his iconic film “The Shawshank Redemption” in 1994. He made a film with
Brad Pitt and
Kevin Spacey called “Seven” in 1995 where he won Actor of The Year and Best Actor. Followed by “Moll Flanders”, “Amistad” and “Kiss the Girls” both in 1997, a movie with
Elijah Wood “Deep Impact” in 1998 and “Nurse Betty” in 2000. He also made a blockbuster movie “Along Came a Spider”, “The Sum of All Fears” with
Ben Affleck, “High Crimes” in 2002. He also made his great character as “God” in the movie “Bruce Almighty” and “Evan Almighty.” He worked with
Clint Eastwood and
Hilary Swank in an award winning movie “Million Dollar Baby” in 2004 where he won Best Supporting Actor. He starred as Lucius Fox in the “Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, and The Dark Knight Rises” where he got Best Ensemble Award. In 2006 he came back with a movie “Lucky Number Slevin”, followed by “Gone, Baby, Gone” in 2007. He co-starred in the drama film “Feast of Love” in 2007. He also worked with
Angelina Jolie and
James McAvoy for the movie “
Wanted.” He worked again with Clint Eastwood with
Matt Damon in a sport drama film “
Invictus” with Best Actor Award that tied with
George Clooney in 2009 and followed “
Red” in 2010 and “
Dolphin Tale” on 2011.
He worked with Gereald Butler and
Aaron Eckhart in the blockbuster movie “
Olympus Has Fallen.” He starred in the same year 2013 for the movies “Oblivion” with
Tom Cruise, “
Now You See Me” with
Dave Franco, Mélanie Laurent,
Woody Harrelson and
Michael Caine, and “Las Vegas.” He also filmed 4 movies in 2014 naming “
Lucy” with Johansson, “
Johnny Depp, “
The Lego Movie” and “Dolphin Tale 2.” He received Lifetime Achievement Award 2006 from Mississippi and Honorary Degree for Humane Letters from Boston University.