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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.


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Né:
Jun 1, 1937 Dans Memphis, Tennessee, USA
Crédits Movie / TV :
275
Apparu en premier:
Dans le movie Coriolanus
Dernier projet:
Film The Nutcracker and the Four Realms 2018-06-01
Connu pour
Poster of Lucy
Poster of Un plan d'enfer
Poster of Nurse Betty
Poster of Pebble Mill
Filmographie
Film Independence Day 2001 Himself 2018
Series Mississippi Rising Unknown 2018
Series Resting Place Luther Johnson 2018
Film The Mona Lisa Myth None 2018
Film AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Sidney Poitier Himself 2018
Film The Nutcracker and the Four Realms Drosselmeyer 2018-06-01
Film Coriolanus Coriolanus 2018
Series The Marva Collins Story Clarence Collins 2018
Series Rabbit Ears Productions Unknown 2017
Film Laddie Himself 2017-10-20
Film Villa Capri None 2017-11-22
Film John G. Avildsen: King of the Underdogs Himself 2017-05-23
Series The Last Chapter Jonathan Durrelle 2017-05-17
Film Laddie: The Man Behind the Movies Himself 2017-03-01
Film Braquage à l'ancienne Willie 2017-04-06
Film Going in Style Willie 2017-04-07
Series Smithsonian Channel's Sound Revolution Unknown 2016
Film La Chute de Londres Vice President Alan Trumbull 2016-03-02
Series Out to Lunch Unknown 2016
Film AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to John Williams Himself 2016-06-15
Film Иллюзия обмана 2 Thaddeus Bradley 2016-06-10
Film Ben-Hur Sheik Ilderim 2016-08-17
Film Ben-Hur Ilderim 2016-08-19
Film Now You See Me 2: Bringing Magic to Life None 2016-09-06
Film Now You See Me 2: The Art of the Ensemble Himself 2016-09-06
Series The Story of God with Morgan Freeman Presenter 2016-04-03
Film Insaisissables 2 Thaddeus Bradley 2016-06-02
Series The Story of God with Morgan Freeman Himself - Host 2016-03-11
Film Last Knights Bartok 2015-04-03
Film Ускорение Senator 2015-10-16
Film Code Momentum Senator 2015-08-01
Film Oprah's Master Class: Belief Special Himself 2015-10-11
Film Ted 2 Patrick Meighan 2015-06-26
Film Les derniers chevaliers Bartok 2015-04-03
Film Ted 2 Patrick Meighan 2015-06-25
Film Wish Wizard Maxwell Omni 2014-04-01
Film The Lego Movie Vitruvius 2014-02-07
Film We the People Narrator 2014-01-06
Film L'île des lémuriens : Madagascar Narrator 2014-04-03
Film La Grande Aventure Lego Vitruvius (voice) 2014-02-06
Film We the People Narrator 2014-09-01
Film Люси Professor Norman 2014-07-25
Film Lucy Professor Samuel Norman 2014-07-14
Film AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Jane Fonda Himself 2014-06-14
Film Transcendance Joseph Tagger 2014-04-16
Film Ruth & Alex Alex Carver 2014-09-05
Film Dolphin Tale 2 Dr. Cameron McCarthy 2014-09-12
Film Transcendence Joseph Tagger 2014-04-18
Film Wish Wizard Maxwell Omni 2014-04-29
Film B.B. King: The Life of Riley Narrator 2014-05-01
Film L'incroyable histoire de Winter le dauphin 2 Dr. Cameron McCarthy 2014-09-12
Film Lennon or McCartney Himself (archive footage) 2014-12-12
Film The Editor and The Dragon: Horace Carter Fights the Klan Narrator 2013-01-01
Film Tales from the Warner Bros. Lot Himself 2013-01-15
Film Oblivion Malcolm Beech 2013-04-10
Film Last Vegas Archie 2013-10-31
Film Last Vegas Archie Clayton 2013-11-01
Film JFK: A President Betrayed Narrator 2013-11-23
Film Now You See Me Thaddeus Bradley 2013-05-31
Film Insaisissables Thaddeus Bradley 2013-05-29
Film Olympus Has Fallen Speaker Trumbull 2013-03-22
Film Oblivion Beech 2013-04-19
Film Eastwood Directs: The Untold Story Himself 2013-04-27
Film La Chute de la Maison Blanche Speaker Trumbull 2013-03-20
Film Betty White's 90th Birthday: A Tribute to America's Golden Girl Himself 2012-01-16
Film Betty White's 90th Birthday: A Tribute to America's Golden Girl Himself 2012-01-16
Film The Dark Knight Rises Fox 2012-07-20
Film The Dark Knight Rises Lucius Fox 2012-07-16
Film Michael Douglas & Friends Celebrity Golf Tournament Himself 2012-07-07
Film B.B. King: The Life of Riley 2012-10-15
Series Shakespeare Uncovered Himself 2012-01-25
Film The 84th Annual Academy Awards Himself - Presenter 2012-02-26
Film The Magic of Belle Isle Monte Wildhorn 2012-07-06
Film Ending the Knight Himself 2012-12-04
Film Un été magique Monte Wildhorn 2012-07-06
Film Born to Be Wild Narrator 2011-04-08
Film Dolphin Tale Dr. Cameron McCarthy 2011-09-23
Film L'Incroyable histoire de Winter le dauphin Dr. McCarthy 2011-09-23
Film Conan Narrator (voice) 2011-08-17
Series Curiosity Himself - Narrator 2011-08-07
Film Nés pour être libres Narrator 2011-04-08
Film Quebrando o Tabu Narrator 2011-06-03
Film The Eastwood Factor Narrator 2010-02-16
Film For Love of Liberty: The Story of America's Black Patriots (voice) 2010-01-01
Film 15th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards Himself 2010-01-15
Series Through the Wormhole Himself - Host 2010-06-09
Series Through the Wormhole Himself - Narrator / ... 2010-06-09
Film The 82nd Annual Academy Awards Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Leading Role 2010-03-07
Film The Maiden Heist Charles Peterson 2010-07-08
Film RED Joe Matheson 2010-10-13
Film Wild Ride None 2010-06-01
Film Alzheimer's Foundation of America Together for Care Telethon Himself 2010-12-05
Film The President's Photographer: Fifty Years Inside the Oval Office Himself - Narrator 2010-11-24
Film RED Joe Matheson 2010-10-15
Film Thick as Thieves Ripley 2009-01-09
Film The Code Keith Ripley 2009-01-09
Film Prom Night in Mississippi Himself 2009-01-15
Film Invictus Nelson Mandela 2009-12-10
Film Invictus Nelson Mandela 2009-12-11
Film The People Speak Himself 2009-12-13
Film The 1st Annual Noble Awards Himself - Recipient: Lifetime Achievement 2009-10-31
Series 30 for 30 Unknown 2009-10-06
Film Un plan d'enfer Charles 2009-05-09
Series Live from Studio Five Unknown 2009-09-14
Series 30 for 30 Narrator 2009-10-06
Film Prom Night in Mississippi Himself 2009-01-15
Film The Dark Knight Lucius Fox 2008-07-18
Film The Dark Knight 2: Le Chevalier noir Lucius Fox 2008-07-16
Film Wanted : Choisis ton destin Sloan 2008-06-12
Film Through the Eyes of Director Timur Bekmambetov Himself 2008-12-02
Film The Bucket List Carter 2008-01-11
Film Wanted Sloan 2008-06-27
Film Gone Baby Gone Jack Doyle 2007-10-19
Film Sans plus attendre Carter Chambers 2007-12-25
Film Screen Nation Television and Film Awards 2007 Himself 2007-10-29
Film Контракт Carden 2007-04-05
Film Evan Almighty God 2007-06-22
Film Evan Almighty: Training the Animals Himself 2007-10-09
Film Evan Almighty: The Almighty Green Set Himself 2007-10-09
Film Gone Baby Gone Jack Doyle 2007-10-19
Film Evan Almighty: Animals on Set Two by Two Himself 2007-10-09
Film Evan Almighty: Becoming Noah Himself 2007-10-09
Film Feast of Love Harry Stevenson 2007-09-28
Film Festin d'amour Harry Stevenson 2007-09-28
Film Evan tout-puissant God 2007-06-09
Film Slevin The Boss 2006-02-24
Series African American Lives Himself 2006-02-01
Film Lucky Number Slevin The Boss 2006-04-07
Film Une star dans ma vie 'Him' 2006-09-11
Film Le Contrat Frank Carden 2006-04-05
Film Danny the Dog Sam 2005-02-02
Series Slavery and the Making of America Narrator 2005-02-09
Film Million Dollar Baby Eddie Scrap-Iron Dupris 2005-01-28
Film Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon Neil Armstrong 2005-01-01
Film Blues Divas Himself 2005-01-22
Film La Marche de l'empereur Narrator 2005-01-26
Series Slavery and the Making of America Narrator 2005-02-09
Film Edison Moses Ashford 2005-07-29
Film Unleashed Sam 2005-05-13
Film Une vie inachevée Mitch Bradley 2005-09-09
Film An Unfinished Life Mitch Bradley 2005-09-16
Film The Black Movie Awards Himself - Presenter 2005-10-19
Film Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon 3D Neil Armstrong 2005-09-23
Film Shelter from the Storm: A Concert for the Gulf Coast Himself 2005-09-09
Film La Guerre des mondes Narrator (Voice) 2005-06-23
Film The Dark Knight 1: Batman Begins Lucius Fox 2005-06-14
Film Batman Begins Lucius Fox 2005-06-14
Film Batman Begins Lucius Fox 2005-06-15
Film Out of Africa: Heroes and Icons Himself 2005-06-18
Film The 8th Shanghai International Film Festival Himself - Co-Presenter: Best Film 2005-06-19
Film Edison Ashford 2005-11-11
Film The Hunting of the President Narrator 2004-06-20
Film Genius. A Night for Ray Charles Himself 2004-10-07
Film Genius: A Night for Ray Charles Himself 2004-10-22
Film Hope Springs Eternal: A Look Back at 'The Shawshank Redemption' Himself 2004-10-05
Film The Hunting of the President Narrator 2004-01-23
Film The Big Bounce Walter Crewes 2004-01-30
Film La Grande Arnaque Walter Crewes 2004-01-30
Film Million Dollar Baby Eddie Scrap-Iron Dupris 2004-12-15
Film Levity Miles Evans 2003-03-16
Film Dreamcatcher, L'attrape-rêves Col. Abraham Curtis 2003-03-21
Film Bruce tout-puissant God 2003-05-23
Series The Ellen DeGeneres Show Unknown 2003-09-08
Series Revealed with Jules Asner Himself 2003-09-08
Film A Tale of Two Schools Narrator 2003-09-01
Film Dreamcatcher Col. Abraham Curtis 2003-03-21
Film Bruce Almighty God 2003-05-23
Film Les Associés du crime Lt. Redding 2003-07-22
Film La Somme de toutes les peurs DCI William Cabot 2002-05-31
Film The Sum of All Fears DCI William Cabot 2002-05-31
Film High Crimes Charles W. Grimes 2002-04-05
Film Crimes & pouvoir Charlie Grimes 2002-04-03
Series Jimmy Neutron, un garçon génial Unknown 2002-07-20
Film Along Came a Spider Alex Cross 2001-04-06
Film Essence Awards Himself 2001-05-24
Film Le masque de l'araignée Alex Cross 2001-04-06
Film Suspicion Captain Victor Benezet 2000-09-24
Film Clint Eastwood: Out of the Shadows Narrator (voice) 2000-09-27
Film Nurse Betty Charlie 2000-09-08
Film Сестричка Бетти Charlie 2000-09-08
Film Scandalize My Name: Stories from the Blacklist Himself 2000-01-01
Film Water Damage Tom Preedy 1999-07-30
Series The Directors Himself 1999-05-22
Film Stephen King: Shining in the Dark Himself 1999-09-09
Series Les Griffin Unknown 1999-01-31
Film Deep Impact President Beck 1998-05-08
Film Pluie d'enfer Jim 1998-01-16
Film Hard Rain Jim 1998-01-16
Film Deep Impact President Tom Beck 1998-05-08
Film Amistad Theodore Joadson 1997-12-25
Series Les Rois du Texas Unknown 1997-01-12
Film Le Collectionneur Alex Cross 1997-10-03
Film Amistad Theodore 1997-12-03
Film Kiss the Girls Dr. Alex Cross 1997-10-03
Film The Long Way Home Narrator 1997-09-19
Series The View Unknown 1997-08-11
Film The Long Way Home Narrator 1997-09-19
Film The White House Himself - Narrator 1996
Film Moll Flanders ou les mémoires d'une courtisane Hibble 1996-06-14
Film IMAX - Voyage Cosmique Narrator (voice) 1996-08-09
Film Poursuite Paul Shannon 1996-08-02
Film Chain Reaction Paul Shannon 1996-08-02
Film National Geographic: Inside the White House Narrator 1996-01-01
Film 1996 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards Himself 1996-03-06
Film Inside the White House Narrator 1995
Film Se7en Somerset 1995-09-22
Film Alerte! Billy Ford 1995-03-10
Film 1995 VH1 Honors Himself 1995-06-12
Film Seven Detective Lt. William Somerset 1995-09-22
Film Outbreak General Billy Ford 1995-03-10
Film The Shawshank Redemption Ellis Boyd 'Red' Redding 1994-10-14
Series Inside the Actors Studio Unknown 1994-06-01
Film Les Évadés Ellis Boyd 'Red' Redding 1994-09-23
Series HBO First Look Himself / ... 1994-03-01
Series Late Night with Conan O'Brien Unknown 1993-09-13
Film Unforgiven Ned Logan 1992-08-07
Series The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
Film Impitoyable Ned Logan 1992-08-07
Film La Puissance de l'ange Geel Piet 1992-09-17
Film Robin des bois, prince des Voleurs Azeem 1991-06-14
Film The True Story of Glory Continues Narrator 1991-06-19
Film A Festival at Ford's Narrator 1991-03-10
Film Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves Azeem 1991-06-14
Series Robin Hood: The Myth, the Man, the Movie Himself 1991-06-13
Series Pebble Mill Unknown 1991-10-14
Film Driving Miss Daisy Hoke Colburn 1990-01-26
Film The Bonfire of the Vanities Judge Leonard White 1990-12-21
Film Le bûcher des vanités Judge Leonard White 1990-12-21
Film La guerre de sécession Frederick Douglass 1990-09-23
Series The Civil War Frederick Douglass 1990-09-23
Film The Earth Day Special Walter Samson 1990-04-22
Series The Civil War Frederick Douglass / ... 1990-09-23
Film Glory Sgt. Maj. John Rawlins 1990-02-16
Film Johnny Handsome Lt. A.Z. Drones 1989-09-29
Film Glory Sgt. Maj. John Rawlins 1989-12-15
Film Miss Daisy et Son Chauffeur Hoke Colburn 1989-12-13
Film Johnny belle gueule Lt. A.Z. Drones 1989-09-12
Film L'Incroyable Défi Principal Joe Clark 1989-03-03
Film Lean on Me Principal Joe Clark 1989-03-03
Film Clean and Sober Craig 1988-08-10
Film Clinton and Nadine Dorsey Pratt 1988-05-28
Film Clean and Sober Craig 1988-08-10
Film Clinton & Nadine Dorsey Pratt 1988-05-04
Film Fight for Life Dr. Sherard 1987-03-23
Film La Rue Fast Black 1987-03-20
Film La Loi du silence Luther Johnson 1986-01-01
Film The Atlanta Child Murders Ben Shelter 1985-02-10
Film Marie Charles Traughber 1985-09-27
Film C'était avant, c'est maintenant Charlie Woods 1985-11-08
Series The Atlanta Child Murders Ben Shelter 1985-02-10
Series The Atlanta Child Murders Ben Shelter 1985-02-10
Film The Execution of Raymond Graham Warden Pratt 1985-11-17
Film The Execution of Raymond Graham Warden Pratt 1985-11-17
Series La 5 ème Dimension Unknown 1985-09-27
Film Marie Charles Traughber 1985-09-27
Film L'affrontement Siemanowski 1984-03-02
Film Ras les profs ! Lewis 1984-10-05
Series Live with Regis and Kathie Lee Unknown 1983-04-04
Film The Marva Collins Story Clarence Collins 1981-12-01
Film Eyewitness Lieutenant Black 1981-02-13
Film Death of a Prophet Malcolm X 1981-01-01
Film The Marva Collins Story Clarence Collins 1981-12-01
Film Attica Hap Richards 1980-03-01
Series Texas Detective Michaels 1980-08-04
Film Brubaker Walter 1980-06-20
Film Attica Hap Richards 1980-03-02
Series The Kennedy Center Honors Unknown 1978-12-28
Film Roll of Thunder, Hear my Cry Uncle Hammer 1978-11-12
Series Ryan's Hope Cicero Murphy 1975-07-07
Film Blade Chris 1973-12-01
Series The Electric Company Easy Reader 1971-10-25
Series Another World 1964-05-04
Series Cérémonie des Oscars Unknown 1953-03-18
Series Today Unknown 1952-01-14
Series Hallmark Hall of Fame Unknown 1951-12-24