Morgan Porterfield Freeman Jr.
June 1, 1937
Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.
|Education||Broad Street High School|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Air Force|
|Years of service||1955–1959|
|Rank||Airman First Class|
Morgan Freeman's voice from BBC Radio 4's The Film Programme, September 12, 2008.
Early life[change | change source]
Freeman was born in Memphis, Tennessee on June 1, 1937. He started acting when he was nine years old in a school play and at age 12 won a drama competition in his home State. Morgan worked many acting jobs until 1968 when he got his first role on Broadway in a Musical called Hello, Dolly!. He is known for his soft-spoken voice. He has donated several amounts of money to the Democratic Party. Once he stated that "Republicans scare me."
Some movies[change | change source]
Some movies that Freeman has been in include:
- Brubaker as Walter (1980)
- Unforgiven as Ned Logan (1992)
- The Shawshank Redemption as Red (1994)
- Outbreak as Gen. Billy Ford (1995)
- Se7en as Detective Lt. William Somerset (1995)
- Bruce Almighty as God (2002)
- Batman Begins as Lucius Fox (2005)
- Evan Almighty as God (2007)
- The Dark Knight as Lucius Fox (2008)
- Invictus as Nelson Mandela (2009)
- RED as Joe (2010)
- The Dark Knight Rises as Lucius Fox (2012)
- Olympus Has Fallen as Speaker of the House Allan Trumbull (2013)
- The Lego Movie as Vitruvius (2014)
- Transcendence as Joseph Tagger (2014)
- Ted 2 as Patrick Meighan (2015)
- London Has Fallen as Vice President Allan Trumbull (2016)
- The Nutcracker and the Four Realms as Drosselmeyer (2018)
References[change | change source]
- "12/09/2008". The Film Programme. September 12, 2008. BBC Radio 4. Archived from the original on February 4, 2011. Retrieved January 18, 2014.
- Nace, Trevor. "Morgan Freeman Converted His 124-Acre Ranch Into A Giant Honeybee Sanctuary To Save The Bees". Forbes. Retrieved September 8, 2021.
- Morgan Freeman Biography (1937-)
- Caitlin McDevitt (June 20, 2012). "Morgan Freeman: Republicans 'scare me'". Politico.
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