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Morgan Freeman

Morgan Freeman's biography

Morgan Porterfield Freeman Jr. is 85 years old film producer born at Memphis. Morgan was born on Tuesday 1st of June 1937. According to year of birth 1937 he belongs to Silent Generation. Birthday on 1st of June means Morgan is Gemini. Gemini is a dual sign of Zodiac Belt. One born with this rising sign is very dual and creative in nature with lots of verbosity. They are the most expressive people as they love talking.

He is native english speaker. Morgan is multiracial american. He is citizen of United States of America. Morgan is agnostic. His primary profession is to be film producer. You can know Morgan also as television actor, film director, aircraft pilot, character actor, stage actor, actor, television presenter, voice actor, beekeeper. He is recently known as television producer. Morgan received Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor Million Dollar Baby in 2004

Morgan Freeman's schools

We found 1 school He attended. Name of the school: Greenwood Public School District.

Detailed informations about Morgan´s schools

He studied university - Los Angeles City College, Los Angeles, California, United States, New York University, Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States.

Morgan Freeman's career

His main focus is to be film producer. He is famous thanks to Unforgiven, Invictus, Lucy.

Is Morgan Freeman gay ?

He is known to be straight.

Awards and competitions

Morgan Freeman's Awards

  • Received the "Hollywood Outstanding Achievement in Acting" Award on August 7, 2000.
  • Was nominated for Broadway's 1978 Tony Award as Best Actor (Feature Role - Play) for "The Mighty Gents".
  • Narrated two Academy Award-winning feature-length documentaries: The Long Way Home (1997) and March of the Penguins (2005).
  • Was honored with the American Film Institute's 39th Lifetime Achievement Award on June 9, 2011.
  • Received the 2012 Cecil B. DeMille Award at the Golden Globe Awards ceremony in January 2012.
  • He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7021 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on March 18, 2003.
  • Has appeared in three Best Picture Academy Award winners: Driving Miss Daisy (1989), Unforgiven (1992) and Million Dollar Baby (2004). Clint Eastwood also appeared in and directed the latter two films.
  • 20 years later, winner for Vintage Performance by an Actor in 1995, for his role as Detective Somerset in Seven (1995) at the first Vintage Film Awards.

Morgan Freeman's Rankings

  • Ranked #31 in Empire (UK) magazine's "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list. [October 1997]
  • His performance as Fast Black in Street Smart (1987) is ranked #77 on Premiere magazine's 100 Greatest Performances of All Time (2006).
  • Ranked fourth highest grossing actor of all time with his previous films grossing $4.3 billion.

Morgan Freeman's Nominations

  • Morgan was nominated for Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for work Street Smart in 1987
  • He was nominated for Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor
  • Morgan was nominated for Academy Award for Best Actor for work Driving Miss Daisy in 1990
  • He was nominated for Academy Award for Best Actor
  • He was nominated for Academy Award for Best Actor

What Morgan Freeman has done for a first time

  • Arrived in Los Angeles, California in 1959 and his first job was as a clerk typist.
  • Son Alfonso Freeman (actor) was born in Los Angeles, September 13, 1959 to Morgan and Loletha Adkins (Polk). Alfonso first met his father in 1984.
  • 20 years later, winner for Vintage Performance by an Actor in 1995, for his role as Detective Somerset in Seven (1995) at the first Vintage Film Awards.
  • Rose to the rank of airman first class in the air force.
  • First American to record a par score on the 19th hole at the the Legend Golf and Safari Resort in the Entabeni Safari Conservatory, Limpopo South Africa.

Morgan Freeman's quotes

  • I gravitate towards gravitas.
  • I've been living with myself all of my life, so I know all of me. So when I watch me, all I see is me. It's boring. - on why he dislikes watching his own films.
  • I'm not intimidated by lead roles. I'm better in them. I don't feel pressure - I feel released at times like that. That's what I'm born to do.
  • I was in Africa when I got the call for Unforgiven (1992). Clint called my agency and made an offer for a western. I was like "He called for me?" It was jaw-dropping.
  • When I got nominated for the Oscar [for Street Smart (1987)], it put rocket boosters in my career. Since childhood, all I wanted to do was make movies. I love the stage, but I wanted to be a movie actor.
  • Is there a movie I think I should have won the Oscar for? Yeah. All of them.
  • I don't know what my favorite film of mine is... But I think the most important film I was in was Glory (1989).
  • I find it difficult to watch myself... I find it boring.
  • Once you've gotten the job, there's nothing to it. If you're an actor, you're an actor. Doing it is not the hard part. The hard part is getting to do it.
  • [Accepting his UCLA Tracy award]: To be included among this group of highly accomplished actors is just magical.
  • You know, I was hanging out with Sidney Poitier and we were trying to decide if he or I were the better actor. We decided it was me as I convinced the world I could sing. (Freeman debuted on Broadway in 1968 in "Hello, Dolly!")
  • Stop talking about it. I'm going to stop calling you a white man. And I'm going to ask you to stop calling me a black man. - when asked how to get rid of racism in an interview with Mike Wallace on 60 Minutes (1968).
  • Ridiculous... I don't want a Black History Month. Black history is American history. - when asked what he thinks of Black History Month on 60 Minutes (1968).
  • The American Indians have this saying. 'Look at the day, look at the sunlight, the grass and the trees! It's a good day to die!'
  • You couldn't possibly try to entertain all of the people who seem to be offering you entertainment. Because most of them want some compensation for it.
  • [upon waking up face down in a door way and not knowing how he got there] I recognised that it had become a problem, so I just quit. I do have self-control. Once I realise that I've got to change something I just do it.
  • If you wake up and the snow is knee-deep outside, you are not filled with rage. It's just something that you've got to cope with. If you're living in a situation it's the only situation that you know, and you've got to deal with it.
  • I don't have to work. I could stop and never have to worry about paying the rent. I'm working for the joy of doing it.
  • They say there's no fool like an old fool. But blessings be upon my wife because I think without her, I'd be somebody's fool by now.
  • If you live a life of make-believe, your life isn't worth anything until you do something that does challenge your reality. And to me, sailing the open ocean is a real challenge, because it's life or death.
  • I've never been a mechanic. Throughout my life, what I have been is an actor, a pretender. I do have the wife and the family and the stuff like that but on the other hand, I'm - knock on wood - outstandingly healthy.
  • I'm not a campaigner or a crusader for ending racism, or anything for that matter. I believe you should live your life according to your own tenets. If there are people you don't like, avoid them. But not liking people based on generalities is stupid.
  • No, but a lot of roles I refuse because it's not me. -- on if he ever feels he's been miscast.
  • Isn't there a big, 800-pound gorilla missing here? Money, money, money. You work all your life so you don't have to wash dishes or sweep floors or pump gas, and still pay the rent. That's very germane to what you call a career.
  • I don't know about anyone else, but my kids didn't have me. I was busy trying to be somebody. Now I have all these debts to pay. -- on the personal toll being an actor can take on a person.
  • I'm not good at anything else. Certainly not golf. -- on why he is an actor.
  • The fact that the people who are making the decisions about moviemaking are not moviemakers is a big problem.
  • I don't like tension on a set -- at all, of any kind.
  • I never wanted to be a movie star. I never wanted to be a personality. Then all you do is turn yourself into what the audience wants and play it over and over. That's what movie stars do.
  • Stillness. It's what I learn from the actors I work with. That's all, and that's the hardest thing.

Morgan Freeman's height, body shape, eye color

Lets describe how Morgan Freeman looks. We will focus on his height, body shape, eye color and hair color. He is tall as 6' 2" (188 cm). Body build is average. His eyes are tinted brown - dark. Morgan´s hair is shade of grey.

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