He is the holder of two most prestigious awards in the world – Oscar and Golden Globe. He got academy award nominations numerous times. Actor Morgan Freeman dreamed about becoming an actor since childhood. He had never thought about fame or money. He just wanted to imitate the fate and nature of various people.
Morgan Freeman age is 78. He had his first on-line kiss at the age of 63, when he smooched the heroine of Renee Zellweger. That was possible because most part of his life he performs authority characters. He portrayed the President of USA, Nelson Mandela and even God. That’s why he had no kisses on the screen – his heroes were too powerful for this.
Morgan Freeman Biography
Morgan Freeman was born in 1937, on the 1st of June. He had seen the world for the first time in picturesque Memphis, TN. His mother, Mayme Edna Revere was a housemaid.Morgan Porterfield Freeman, Sr., a hairdresser, he was fond of theater from the earliest years. Nobody could explain, why the boy from a working class family, was so eager to watch theater performances and films.
He was sent to Mississippi to his grandparents, when his father and mother went to Chicago to look for a job. The boy spent every summer in Chicago. There he gathered empty bottles and then redeemed them for cash. Thus he got money for visits to the theater or cinema. From the very beginning Morgan Freeman dreamed to become an actor.
Later his mother filed for divorce. She re-married soon and the boy was raised by a stepfather Grafton Curtis.
Morgan was a good pupil, he had the highest grades and it helped him to enter Los Angeles City College after graduating. Then he entered New York University. Morgan Freeman is familiar with military service. He spent 5 years as a mechanic at US Air Force.
Morgan Freeman started his career as a performer. Morgan Freeman plays made him popular. He made his debut in the musical “Hello, Dolly” in Pasadena.
In 1966 he made the big screen movie debut. Morgan Freeman got the small role in “A Man Called Adam”. From that time Morgan Freeman films list became wider and wider.
Best Films with Morgan Freeman
Films with Morgan Freeman include about 100 credits. Seventy year old actor has great resume. He took part in films and TV shows of various genres – fantasy, thriller, drama, comedy, action movie etc. He is known for his successful career on television too. In early 1970-s he played Easy Reader in Morgan Freeman Kids Show. Till now the fans are looking forward to Morgan Freeman new movies. In 2016 we will see him in “Now You See Me 2” with Lizzie Caplan and Mark Ruffalo. Morgan Freeman recent movie is the sequel of his earlier screen work.
Here are the best Morgan Freeman movies and TV shows.
1. The Twilight Zone
The TV series, which was on air during 3 seasons, belongs to fantasy genre. Every series here is a separate story, full of unusual events and adventures.
2. Driving Miss Daisy
This movie was released in 1989. Till now it is considered as one of the best screen works of an actor. He plays the leading part here.
The film of Clint Eastwood, where he played the main part, got four Oscar nominations. Morgan Freeman acted as Ned Logan.
5. The Shawshank Redemption
If you have never watched this film, you should do it for sure as soon as possible. It is one of the best films of all times and nations. The kind story about two prisoners, who dream about freedom, got seven Oscar nominations. The professional duo of Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman was the great sample of talented touching performance.
6. Million Dollar Baby
The role of Eddie Scrap-Iron Dupris in Clint Eastwood movie brought an actor his Oscar.
7. The Bucket List
The movie became one of the best released in 2007. The film of Rob Reiner with Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman became a huge box office hit. That’s why several years later the sequel of the movie was shot.
8. The Dark Knight
Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Aaron Eckhart and Maggie Gyllenhaal were casted to the movie of Christopher Nolan, which got 2 Oscar nominations. The project is one more hit in Morgan Freeman film list. It is the best of Morgan Freeman.
The actor still is busy with new upcoming movies and has tough schedule.
Morgan Freeman Personal Life
The actor Morgan Freeman had a complicated personal life. He was married twice. His first wife was Jeanette Adair Bradshaw. They were together during 12 years and had two sons.
Morgan Freeman married Myrna Colley-Lee, a designer, in 1984. They lived together during 25 years and then Morgan Freeman wife filed for divorce. The couple has 2 daughters.
After his divorce Morgan Freeman was rumored to date his step-granddaughter, who was 45 years younger. Although Morgan Freeman denied the rumors about an affair, paparazzi caught them several times. In August 2015 his granddaughter was killed by her boyfriend, who was overdosed.
The actor was involved into a car accident in 2008. He broke his arm in an accident. After that he wears the glove on the wounded hand. Morgan Freeman Fake Hand is usually discussed in press. It is rumored, his hand is paralyzed.