Morgan Freeman

Morgan Freeman

  • Highest Rated: 100% March of the Penguins 2: The Next Step (L'empereur) (2018)
  • Lowest Rated: 0% The Poison Rose (2019)
  • Birthday: Jun 1, 1937
  • Birthplace: Memphis, Tennessee, USA
  • Morgan Freeman has enjoyed an impressive and varied career on stage, television, and screen. It is a career that began in the mid-'60s, when Freeman appeared in an off-Broadway production of The Niggerlovers and with Pearl Bailey in an all-African-American Broadway production of Hello, Dolly! in 1968. He went on to have a successful career both on and off-Broadway, showcasing his talents in everything from musicals to contemporary drama to Shakespeare. Before studying acting, the Memphis-born Freeman attended Los Angeles Community College and served a five-year stint with the Air Force from 1955 to 1959. After getting his start on the stage, he worked in television, playing Easy Reader on the PBS children's educational series The Electric Company from 1971 through 1976. During that period, Freeman also made his movie debut in the lighthearted children's movie Who Says I Can't Ride a Rainbow? (1971). Save for his work on the PBS show, Freeman's television and feature film appearances through the '70s were sporadic, but in 1980, he earned critical acclaim for his work in the prison drama Brubaker. He gained additional recognition for his work on the small screen with a regular role on the daytime drama Days of Our Lives from 1982 to 1984. Following Brubaker, Freeman's subsequent '80s film work was generally undistinguished until he played the dangerously emotional pimp in Street Smart (1987) and earned his first Oscar nomination. With the success of Street Smart, Freeman's film career duly took off and he appeared in a string of excellent films that began with the powerful Clean and Sober (1988) and continued with Driving Miss Daisy (1989), in which Freeman reprised his Obie-winning role of a dignified, patient Southern chauffeur and earned his second Oscar nomination for his efforts. In 1989, he also played a tough and cynical gravedigger who joins a newly formed regiment of black Union soldiers helmed by Matthew Broderick in Glory. The acclaim he won for that role was replicated with his portrayal of a high school principal in that same year's Lean on Me.Freeman constitutes one of the few African-American actors to play roles not specifically written for African-Americans, as evidenced by his work in such films as Kevin Costner's Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991), in which he played Robin's sidekick, and Clint Eastwood's revisionist Western Unforgiven (1992). In 1993, Freeman demonstrated his skills on the other side of the camera, making his directorial debut with Bopha!, the story of a South African cop alienated from his son by apartheid. The following year, the actor received a third Oscar nomination as an aged lifer in the prison drama The Shawshank Redemption. He went on to do steady work throughout the rest of the decade, turning in memorable performances in films like Seven (1995), in which he played a world-weary detective; Amistad (1997), which featured him as a former slave; Kiss the Girls (1997), a thriller in which he played a police detective; and Deep Impact, a 1998 blockbuster that cast Freeman as the President of the United States. Following an appearance opposite Renee Zellweger in director Neil LaBute's Nurse Betty, Freeman would return to the role of detective Alex Cross in the Kiss the Girls sequel Along Came a Spider (2001). Freeman continued to keep a high profile moving into the new millennium with roles in such thrillers as The Sum of All Fears (2002) and Stephen King's Dreamcatcher, and the popular actor would average at least two films per year through 2004. 2003's Jim Carrey vehicle Bruce Almighty cast Freeman as God (a tall role indeed, and one he inherited from both George Burns and Gene Hackman). The story finds the Supreme Being appearing on Earth and giving Carrey temporary control over the universe - to outrageous comic effect. By the time Freeman appeared opposite Hilary Swank and Clint Eastwood in Eastwood's acclaimed 2004 boxing drama Million Dollar Baby, his reputation as one of Hollywo

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Filmography

Movies

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No Score Yet Now You See Me 3 Thaddeus Bradley 2020
39% Angel Has Fallen Allan Trumbull 2019
0% The Poison Rose Doc 2019
No Score Yet The Search for the Mona Lisa Actor 2019
No Score Yet The Manuscript Actor 2019
No Score Yet Enquête sous haute tension Actor 2019
33% The Nutcracker and the Four Realms Drosselmeyer 2018
100% March of the Penguins 2: The Next Step (L'empereur) Narrator 2018
No Score Yet Nøtteknekkeren og de fire kongerikene Drosselmeyer 2018
5% Just Getting Started Duke Diver 2017
48% Going in Style Willie $45.1M 2017
No Score Yet The Words That Built America Actor 2017
100% The C Word Executive Producer Narrator 2016
25% Ben-Hur Ilderim $26.4M 2016
34% Now You See Me 2 Thaddeus Bradley $65.1M 2016
26% London Has Fallen Speaker Allan Trumbull 2016
No Score Yet Cold Warriors Actor 2016
No Score Yet The Hunting of the President: Redux Narrator 2016
26% Momentum Senator 2015
45% Ted 2 Patrick Meighan $63.9M 2015
45% 5 Flights Up Alex Carver Producer Executive Producer 2015
13% Last Knights Bartok 2015
No Score Yet JFK & LBJ: A Time for Greatness Actor 2015
65% Dolphin Tale 2 Dr. Cameron McCarthy 2014
67% Lucy Professor Norman $108.6M 2014
86% BB King: The Life of Riley Narrator 2014
20% Transcendence Joseph Tagger $23.1M 2014
81% Island Of Lemurs: Madagascar Narrator $10.7M 2014
No Score Yet The Last White Knight Actor 2014
96% The LEGO Movie Vitruvius $244.9M 2014
No Score Yet JFK: A President Betrayed Narrator 2013
46% Last Vegas Archie $51.5M 2013
50% Now You See Me Thaddeus Bradley $117.7M 2013
53% Oblivion Beech $89.1M 2013
49% Olympus Has Fallen Speaker Trumbull $98.7M 2013
87% The Dark Knight Rises Lucius Fox $448.2M 2012
30% The Magic of Belle Isle Monte Wildhorn $66.9K 2012
81% Dolphin Tale Dr. Cameron McCarthy $65.1M 2011
No Score Yet We The People Actor 2011
98% Born To Be Wild Narrator $25.1M 2011
71% Red Joe Matheson $89M 2010
No Score Yet The Eastwood Factor Narrator 2010
No Score Yet The Last Full Measure Actor 2010
No Score Yet For Love of Liberty: The Story of America's Black Patriots Actor 2010
No Score Yet For Love of Liberty Actor 2010
76% Invictus Nelson Mandela Executive Producer $37.5M 2009
No Score Yet The Maiden Heist Charles Producer Executive Producer $0.5M 2009
No Score Yet Prom Night in Mississippi Actor 2009
No Score Yet Thick as Thieves (The Code) Keith Ripley 2009
No Score Yet The People Speak Actor 2009
94% The Dark Knight Lucius Fox $533.4M 2008
71% Wanted Sloan $134.3M 2008
41% The Bucket List Carter Chambers $93.6M 2007
94% Gone Baby Gone Jack Doyle $20.4M 2007
40% Feast of Love Harry Stevenson $3.5M 2007
23% Evan Almighty God $100.3M 2007
No Score Yet e2: Energy Actor 2007
No Score Yet African American Lives 2 Actor 2007
63% 10 Items or Less Him Executive Producer $69.8K 2006
No Score Yet Greasy Rider Actor 2006
0% The Contract Frank Cordell 2006
0% Edison (Edison Force) Ashford 2006
No Score Yet Boffo! Tinseltown's Bombs and Blockbusters Actor 2006
51% Lucky Number Slevin The Boss $22.5M 2006
No Score Yet African American Lives Actor 2006
88% Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon 3D Neil Armstrong $32.6M 2005
52% An Unfinished Life Mitch Bradley $8.6M 2005
75% War of the Worlds the Narrator Narrator $234.2M 2005
94% March of the Penguins Sprecher Narrator $77.2M 2005
84% Batman Begins Lucius Fox $204.2M 2005
65% Unleashed Sam $24.4M 2005
No Score Yet Blues Divas Actor 2005
No Score Yet Slavery and the Making of America Actor 2005
No Score Yet Rameses: Wrath of God or Man? Actor 2004
No Score Yet America Beyond the Color Line Actor 2004
91% Million Dollar Baby Eddie `Scrap-Iron' Dupris $100.5M 2004
No Score Yet Hope Springs Eternal: A Look Back at 'The Shawshank Redemption' Actor 2004
74% The Hunting of the President Narrator 2004
16% The Big Bounce Walter Crewes $6.4M 2004
No Score Yet Decisions That Shook the World Actor 2004
No Score Yet Guilty by Association Lt. Redding 2003
48% Bruce Almighty God $242.6M 2003
34% Levity Miles Evans Executive Producer 2003
29% Dreamcatcher Col. Abraham Curtis $33.8M 2003
No Score Yet Last of the Mississippi Jukes Actor 2003
No Score Yet The Art of Romare Bearden Narrator 2003
59% The Sum of All Fears DCI William Cabot $118.5M 2002
31% High Crimes Charlie Grimes $41.5M 2002
No Score Yet Fighting for Freedom: Revolution & Civil War Narrator 2002
No Score Yet Shawshank: The Redeeming Feature Actor 2001
31% Along Came a Spider Executive Producer Alex Cross $73.6M 2001
49% Under Suspicion Executive Producer Capt. Victor Benezet 2000
83% Nurse Betty Charley 2000
No Score Yet Clint Eastwood: Out of the Shadows Actor 2000
No Score Yet Scandalize My Name: Stories from the Blacklist Host 1999
No Score Yet Water Damage Actor 1999
No Score Yet Mutiny Executive Producer 1999
17% 54 Angelic Boy 1998
45% Deep Impact President Beck 1998
41% The Big Hit Boy in Hotel Lobby 1998
77% Amistad Theodore Joadson 1997
29% Kiss The Girls Dr. Alex Cross 1997
No Score Yet The Long Way Home Narrator 1997
28% Hard Rain Jim 1997
88% Hurricane Streets Director 1997
16% Chain Reaction Paul Shannon 1996
43% Moll Flanders Hibble 1996
No Score Yet Cosmic Voyage Narrator 1996
No Score Yet National Geographic Explorer Narrator 1996
81% Seven (Se7en) Det. William Somerset 1995
57% Outbreak General Billy Ford 1995
90% The Shawshank Redemption Ellis Boyd 'Red' Redding 1994
80% Bopha! Director 1993
96% Unforgiven Ned Logan 1992
39% The Power of One Geel Piet 1992
No Score Yet Rabbit Ears: Follow the Drinking Gourd Storyteller 1992
No Score Yet Rabbit Ears: The Savior Is Born Narrator 1992
No Score Yet Shelley Duvall's Bedtime Stories Actor 1992
51% Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves Azeem 1991
No Score Yet Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (Extended Cut) Actor 1991
No Score Yet The True Story of Glory Continues Actor 1991
16% The Bonfire of the Vanities Judge White 1990
93% Glory Rawlins 1989
62% Johnny Handsome Lt. A.Z. Drones 1989
82% Driving Miss Daisy Hoke Colburn 1989
69% Lean on Me Joe Clark 1989
58% Clean and Sober Craig 1988
No Score Yet Clinton and Nadine Dorsey Pratt 1988
No Score Yet Fight for Life Dr. Sherard 1987
64% Street Smart Fast Black 1987
No Score Yet Resting Place Luther Johnson 1986
0% That Was Then...This Is Now Charlie Woods 1985
No Score Yet Marie Charles Traughber 1985
No Score Yet The Atlanta Child Murders Ben Shelter 1985
No Score Yet The Execution of Raymond Graham Actor 1985
No Score Yet The Gospel at Colonus Actor 1985
62% Teachers Lewis 1984
30% Harry & Son Siemanowski 1984
No Score Yet The Marva Collins Story Clarence Collins 1981
75% Eyewitness Lt. Black 1981
No Score Yet Death of a Prophet Malcolm X 1981
75% Brubaker Walter 1980
No Score Yet Attica Hap Richards 1980
No Score Yet Julius Caesar Actor 1979
No Score Yet Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry Uncle Hammer 1978
No Score Yet Who Says I Can't Ride a Rainbow! (Barney) Afro 1971
No Score Yet Best of the Best of The Electric Company Actor 1971

TV

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No Score Yet The Story of God With Morgan Freeman
2016
Executive Producer Host
  • 2019
  • 2017
  • 2016
No Score Yet Madam Secretary
2014
Producer Executive Producer Director Chief Justice Wilbourne Chief Justice Frawley
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest
  • 2018
  • 2016
  • 2014
No Score Yet Shakespeare Uncovered
2013-2018
Host
  • 2018
  • 2015
  • 2013
No Score Yet CBS This Morning
2012
Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show
2007
Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet The Story of Us With Morgan Freeman
2017
Executive Producer Host
  • 2017
No Score Yet Today
2017
Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2016
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2014
No Score Yet The View
1997
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet Through the Wormhole With Morgan Freeman
2010-2017
Narrator Appearing Executive Producer Host
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
No Score Yet American Masters
2001
Narrator
  • 2016
No Score Yet Harry
2016-2018
Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Brokenwood Mysteries
2014
  • 2016
No Score Yet Charlie Rose
2013-2017
Guest
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet Colbert Report
2005-2014
Guest
  • 2014
  • 2010
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2010
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
1993-2015
Guest
  • 2012
No Score Yet 30 for 30
2009
Narrator Producer Executive Producer Voice
  • 2010
72% American Idol
2002-2016
Appearing
  • 2010
No Score Yet In Performance at the White House
2010-2016
Speaker
  • 2010
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
1999-2015
Guest
  • 2010
31% The Jay Leno Show
2009-2010
Guest
  • 2009
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest
  • 2006
No Score Yet 60 Minutes
1999
Appearing
  • 2005
No Score Yet American Experience
1988
Narrator Voice
  • 2003
  • 1991
No Score Yet Stephen Fry in America
2012
Appearing
60% The Movies
2019

QUOTES FROM Morgan Freeman CHARACTERS

Nelson Mandela
Forgiveness liberates the soul. It removes fear. That is why it is such a powerful weapon.
Rugby President
Die
Rugby President
Die.
Speaker Allan Trumbull
Excited!!!!!!!!!!
Speaker Allan Trumbull
Excited!
Professor Norman
Can we therefore conclude that humans are concerned more with having ... than being?
Emmet
Introducing the double-decker couch! So everyone can watch TV together and be buddies!
Wyldstyle/Lucy
That is literally the dumbest thing I have ever seen.
Vitruvius
Please, Wyldstyle, let me handle this. That idea is just. The worst.
Caroline
Since when did you learn to write chinese?
Professor Norman
Since a hour ago,
Dr. Cameron McCarthy
That's chicks talking trash through the fence.
Dr. Cameron McCarthy
Sometimes things have to be shaken up before they move ahead.
Dr. Cameron McCarthy
Just because you're hurt doesn't mean you're broken.
Sloan
Kill that motherfucker.
Professor Norman
Imagine if we could access to 100%.
Professor Norman
100 billion neurons per human, of which only 50 percent are activated. There are more connections in the human body than there are stars in the galaxy. We possess a gigantic network of information to which we have almost no access.
Professor Norman
100 billion neurons per human, of which only 50 percent are activated. There are more connections in the human body than there are stars in the galaxy. We possess a gigantic network of information to which we have almost no access.
Sam
There's nothing like self-discovery for turning a boy into a man.
Vitruvius
This MasterBuilder will thwart The Kragle and save the realm And be the greatest, Most interesting, Most important person of all times. All of this is true Because it rhymes.
Vitruvius
Emmett you didn't let me finish, because I died.
Vitruvius
He's coming, cover your butt.
Dr. Will Caster
You’re surprised to see me, Joseph?
Joseph Tagger
Hmmm, that depends. Can you prove that you are self-aware?
Dr. Will Caster
Well that’s an interesting question. Can you prove to me that you are?
Eddie Scrap-Iron Dupris
(last lines) (Narrating) No matter where he is, I thought you should know what knda man that your father really was.
Eddie Scrap-Iron Dupris
(first lines) (Narrating) Only ever met one man that I wouldn't wanna fight. When I met him and he was already the best cut man in the business. Started trainin' and managin' in the sixties, but never lost his gift.
Agent Buchanan
You think it's really him?
Joseph Tagger
At any rate, his mind is evolving erratically. I'm not sure it matters anymore.
Fox
And yes, Mr. Wayne, it does come in black.
Eddie Scrap-Iron Dupris
Boxin' is about respect. Gettin' it for yourself, and takin' it from the other guy.
Eddie Scrap-Iron Dupris
She grew up knowin' one thing; she was trash.
Eddie Scrap-Iron Dupris
Anyone can lose one fight, anybody can lose once, you'll come back from this you'll be the champion of the world.
Eddie Scrap-Iron Dupris
See the way she did that? Sugar Ray could do that. That's girl's got Sugar!
Maggie Fitzgerald
Will you tell him I'm real sorry?
Eddie Scrap-Iron Dupris
No. I will do no such thing, Maggie.
Eddie Scrap-Iron Dupris
It seems like there are Irish people everywhere, or people who wanna be.
Eddie Scrap-Iron Dupris
There's a magic in fightin' battles beyond endurance.
Vitruvius
The prophecy, I made it up.
Emmet
What?! So I'm not the special?
Emmet
O.K., what would Lord Business least expect us to do?
Spaceman Benny
Build a spaceship?
Vitruvius
Kill a chicken?
Uni-Kitty
Marry a marshmallow!
Emmet
No! To follow the instructions.
Emmet
O.K., what would Lord Business least expect us to do?
Spaceman Benny
Build a spaceship?
Vitruvius
Kill a chicken?
Uni-Kitty
Marry a marshmallow!
Emmet
No! To follow the instructions.
Vitruvius
You got this, bro.
Vitruvius
I know that sounds like a cat poster, but it's true.
Wallace
Life's a bitch ain't it? You think you can swim until you jump into the deep end of the pool, then it's oh shit where are my water wings?
Emmet
Introducing the double decker couch! So everybody can watch TV together and be buddies!
Wyldstyle/Lucy
That is literally the dumbest thing I've ever heard.
Vitruvius
Let me handle this Wyldstyle. That idea is just the worst.
Vitruvius
I liked Emmet before it was cool.
Hoke Colburn
(driving Daisy to Mobile) Did I ever tell you about the first time I've ever been outside the state of Georgia.
Hoke Colburn
Did I ever tell you about the first time I've ever been outside the state of Georgia.
Miss Daisy Werthan
No, when was that?
Hoke Colburn
Oh, a few minutes ago.
Hoke Colburn
Hey, there, Oscar, Junior... how you boys doin' this mornin'.
Oscar
How's the old lady treatin' you.
Hoke Colburn
Lord, I tell you one thing... she should do know how to throw a fit! (Hoke, Oscar and Junior break out in laughter)
Hoke Colburn
Lord, I tell you one thing... she should do know how to throw a fit!
Miss Daisy Werthan
What's so funny?
Hoke Colburn
Nothin', Miss Daisy. We just carryin' on.
Miss Daisy Werthan
Idella was lucky.
Hoke Colburn
Yes, ma'am. I expect that she was.
Ellis Boy "Red" Redding
Get busy living, or get busy dying.
Ellis Boy "Red" Redding
Get busy living or get busy dying.
Archie
These Red Bull/vodkas are strange. I feel like I'm getting drunk and electrocuted at the same time!
Ellis Boy "Red" Redding
I'd like to think that the last thing that went through his head, other than that bullet, was to wonder how the hell Andy Dufresne ever got the best of him.
Ellis Boy "Red" Redding
Get busy living, or get busy dying.
Ellis Boy "Red" Redding
Get busy living or get busy dying.
Ellis Boy "Red" Redding
hope is a dangerous thing my friend,it can kill a man...
Ellis Boy "Red" Redding
Hope is a dangerous thing my friend,it can kill a man...
Ellis Boy "Red" Redding
Hope is a dangerous thing my friend, it can kill a man...
Andy Dufresne
hope is a good thing maybe even the best of things and good things never die.
Andy Dufresne
Hope is a good thing. Maybe even the best of things and good things never die.
General Edward Clegg
I am ordering you to stand down!
Speaker Allan Trumbull
News flash, asshole, I don't work for you.
Frankie Dunn
(Eddie has his feet up on his desk) You got big holes in your socks.
Frankie Dunn
You got big holes in your socks.
Eddie Scrap-Iron Dupris
Oh, no, they're not that big.
Frankie Dunn
Didn't I give you some money for some new ones.
Eddie Scrap-Iron Dupris
These are my sleepin' socks. My feet like a little air at night
Frankie Dunn
But how come you're wearin' them in the daytime then.
Eddie Scrap-Iron Dupris
Because my daytime socks got too many holes in them.
Eddie Scrap-Iron Dupris
(talking to Frankie) Don't say that. Maggie walked through that door with nothin' but guts. No chance in the world of bein' what she needed to be. It was because of you that she was fightin' the championship of the world. You did it. People die everyday, Frankie - moppin' floors, washin' dishes and you know their last thought is? I never got my shot. Because of you, Maggie got her shot. If she dies today that you know what her last thought would be? I think I did it all right.
Eddie Scrap-Iron Dupris
Don't say that. Maggie walked through that door with nothin' but guts. No chance in the world of bein' what she needed to be. It was because of you that she was fightin' the championship of the world. You did it. People die everyday, Frankie - moppin' floors, washin' dishes and you know their last thought is? I never got my shot. Because of you, Maggie got her shot. If she dies today that you know what her last thought would be? I think I did it all right.
Eddie Scrap-Iron Dupris
Frankie likes to say that the boxin' is a unnatural act, that everything in boxin' in backwards: sometimes the best way to deliver a punch is to step back... But step back too far and you ain't fightin' at all
Eddie Scrap-Iron Dupris
Frankie likes to say that the boxin' is a unnatural act, that everything in boxin' in backwards: sometimes the best way to deliver a punch is to step back... But step back too far and you ain't fightin' at all.
Joe Clark
You used to call me Crazy Joe well now they you can call me Batman
Joe Clark
You used to call me Crazy Joe. Well now they you can call me Batman.
Joe Clark
We sink, we swim, we rise, we fall - We meet our fate together.
Joe Clark
We sink, we swim, we rise, we fall. We meet our fate together.
Joe Clark
This is an institution of learning, ladies and gentlemen. If you can't control it, how can you teach? Discipline is not the enemy of enthusiasm!
Fox
Nothin like a little air superiority!
William Somerset
Anyone who spends a significant amount of time with me finds me disagreeable. Just ask your husband.
David Mills
Very true. Very, very true.
Miss Daisy Werthan
You know your letters, don't you?
Hoke Colburn
Oh yeah, yeah, I know my ABC's pretty good, just can't read.
Miss Daisy Werthan
Stop sayin' that you're makin' me mad! If you know your letters, you can read. You just don't know you can read.
Hoke Colburn
Ma'am?
Miss Daisy Werthan
I taught some of the stupidest children, God ever put on the face of this earth and all of them could read well enough to find a name on a tombstone
Miss Daisy Werthan
I taught some of the stupidest children, God ever put on the face of this earth and all of them could read well enough to find a name on a tombstone.
Miss Daisy Werthan
Did you have the air-conditionin' checked? I told you to have the air-conditionin' checked.
Hoke Colburn
I had the air-conditionin' checked. I don't know what's for. You never allow me to turn it on
Hoke Colburn
I had the air-conditionin' checked. I don't know what's for. You never allow me to turn it on.
Miss Daisy Werthan
Hush up!
Monte Wildhorn
Imagination--the most powerful force ever made available to mankind.
Monte Wildhorn
Nobody cares about a writer nobody reads.
Henry
That's because you don't write.
Thaddeus Bradley
The more you think you see, the less you'll actually notice
Thaddeus Bradley
If you could reenact that look of absolute befuddlement, it would be perfect for the cover of my DVD.
Arthur Tressler
Whatever you stand to make from this, I'll double it.
Thaddeus Bradley
I stand to make $5 million.
Arthur Tressler
Am I flinching?
Ellis Boy "Red" Redding
Get bust living, or get busy Dying. That's god-damn right.
Ellis Boy "Red" Redding
Get busy living or get busy dying. That's god damn right.
Secretary of Defense Ruth McMillan
How's my hair?
Speaker Allan Trumbull
Not a hair out of place!
President Benjamin Asher
Not a hair out of place!
William Somerset
I am hugely overrated.
Batman/Bruce Wayne
What about getting back into the plane?
Lucius Fox
I'd recommend a good travel agent.
Batman/Bruce Wayne
Without it landing.
Lucius Fox
Now that's more like it, Mr. Wayne.
Bruce Wayne/Batman
I figured you'd have shut this place down.
Lucius Fox
Well, it was always shut down, officially.
Bruce Wayne/Batman
What about all this new stuff?
Lucius Fox
After your father died, Wayne Enterprises set up fourteen different defense subsidiaries. For years I've been shuttering and consolidating all the different prototypes under one roof. My roof.
Bruce Wayne/Batman
Why?
Lucius Fox
To keep them from falling into the wrong hands.
Bruce Wayne/Batman
Oh, now you're showing off.
Lucius Fox
Defense Department project for tight-geometry and pacification. Rotors are configured to maneuver between buildings without recirculation.
Bruce Wayne/Batman
What's it called?
Lucius Fox
Oh, it has a long uninteresting Wayne Enterprises designation. I just took to calling it the Bat. And yes, Mr. Wayne, it does come in black. Works fine, except for the autopilot. It takes a better mind than mine to fix it.
Bruce Wayne/Batman
Better mind?
Lucius Fox
Well, I was trying to be modest. A less busy mind. Yours.
Miranda Tate
You brought me out here to show me this, Mr. Fox?
Lucius Fox
Bear with me, Miss Tate. Please keep hands and feet inside the car at all times.
Miranda Tate
[Fox uses a button and the office floor descends] This is it, isn't it?
Miranda Tate
This is it, isn't it?
Lucius Fox
The reactor is beneath the river so it could be instantly flooded in the event of a security breach.
Miranda Tate
Is Bruce Wayne really that paranoid?
Lucius Fox
I'm gonna plead the fifth on that one.
Batman/Bruce Wayne
You were on the board?
Lucius Fox
When your father ran things, yeah.
Batman/Bruce Wayne
You knew my father?
Lucius Fox
Oh, yeah. Helped him build his train. Ah, here we are. Kevlar utility harness. Gas-powered magnetic grapple gun. The three hundred and fifty pound test monofilament. Wonderful project, your dad's train. Routed it right into Wayne Tower along with the water and power utilities. Kind of made Wayne Tower the unofficial centre of Gotham City. Of course, Earle let it go to rot. Here we are. Nomex survival suit for advanced infantry. Kevlar biweave, reinforced joints.
Batman/Bruce Wayne
Bruce Wayne.
Earle
What makes you think you can decide who's running Wayne Enterprises?
Batman/Bruce Wayne
Well, the fact that I'm the owner.
Earle
What are you talking about? The company went public a week ago.
Batman/Bruce Wayne
And I bought most of the shares - through various charitable foundations, and trusts, and so forth. Look, it's all a bit technical, but the important thing is that *my* company's future is secure. Right, Mister Fox?
Batman/Bruce Wayne
And I bought most of the shares - through various charitable foundations, and trusts, and so forth. Look, it's all a bit technical, but the important thing is that my company's future is secure. Right, Mister Fox?
Earle
Right you are, Mister Wayne.
Lucius Fox
Didn't you get the memo?
Earle
Fox? I seem to remember firing you.
Lucius Fox
You did. I got another job: Yours.
Earle
On whose authority?
Earle
On who's authority?
Lucius Fox
My security clearance has been revoked.
Batman/Bruce Wayne
That wouldn't stop a man like you, would it?
Lucius Fox
I suppose not.
Batman/Bruce Wayne
Look, Mr. Fox.
Lucius Fox
Yes, sir?
Batman/Bruce Wayne
If you're uncomfortable...
Lucius Fox
Mr. Wayne, if you don't want to tell me exactly what you're doing......when I'm asked, I don't have to lie. But don't think of me as an idiot.
Lucius Fox
Mr. Wayne, if you don't want to tell me exactly what you're doing. When I'm asked, I don't have to lie. But don't think of me as an idiot.
Batman/Bruce Wayne
Fair enough.
Miranda Tate
Bruce!
Miranda Tate
You okay?
Lucius Fox
You picked a hell of a time to go on vacation, Mr. Wayne.
Bruce Wayne/Batman
[to Fox] Tonight I need you.
Bruce Wayne/Batman
Tonight I need you.
Lucius Fox
What for?
Bruce Wayne/Batman
To get me back in the game.
Selina Kyle
Sorry to spoil things, boys, but Bane wants these guys to himself.
Bruce Wayne/Batman
[Bruce looks at Miranda] I won't forget about you, Miranda.
Bruce Wayne/Batman
I won't forget about you, Miranda.
Miranda Tate
I know.
Bruce Wayne/Batman
How long until that core ignites?
Lucius Fox
That bomb goes off in twelve hours.
Bruce Wayne/Batman
Unless we can reconnect it to the reactor.
Lucius Fox
Can you get Miranda out of here?
Bruce Wayne/Batman
Not tonight. I'm sorry.
Miranda Tate
Do what's necessary.
Fox
I like your girlfriend, Mr. Wayne.
Selina Kyle
He should be so lucky.
Bruce Wayne/Batman
Any move I make on Bane or the bomb, the triggerman sets it off.
Lucius Fox
But they won't use radio or cell, too much interference. Infrared doesn't have the range. It would have to be a micro-burst, long wave.
Bruce Wayne/Batman
Could you block it?
Lucius Fox
Yes. But I'll need the EMP cannon-guidance mount from the Bat. Remember where you parked?
Ellis Boy "Red" Redding
Young Punk. Mr. "Rock and Roll." Cocky as hell. We liked him immediately.
Ellis Boy "Red" Redding
I tell you, those voices soared. Higher and farther than anyone in a gray place dares to dream.
Ellis Boy "Red" Redding
Get busy living, get busy dying.
Ellis Boy "Red" Redding
I have no idea to this day what those two Italian ladies were singing about. Truth is, I? don't wanna know. I would like to think they were singing about some thing was so beautiful it cant be expressed in words and make your heart ache because of it.I tell you this voice soared higher and farther than anybody in a Gray place dares to dream it is like some beautiful bird flapped into our drab little cage and made these walls dissolve away. For the briefest moment every last man in Shawshank felt free.
John Rawlins
[part of the prayer group] Lord, we stand before you this evening, to say thank you! And we thank you, father, for your grace, and your many blessings! Now I run off, leaving all my young'uns and my kinfolk, in bondage. So I'm standing here this evening, Heavenly Father, to ask your blessings on all of us. So that if tomorrow is the great getting-up morning, if that tomorrow we have to meet the Judgement Day, O Heavenly Father, we want you to let our folks know that we died facing the enemy! We want 'em to know that we went down standing up! Amongst those that are fighting against our oppression. We want 'em to know, Heavenly Father, that we died for freedom! We ask these blessings in Jesus' name. Amen!
John Rawlins
That's right, Hines. Ain't no dream. We runaway slaves but we come back fightin' men. Go tell your folks how kingdom come in the year of jubilee!
Batman/Bruce Wayne
Look, I'd rather Mr. Earle didn't know about me borrowing it...
Lucius Fox
Mr Wayne, the way I see it, all this stuff is yours anyway.
Lucius Fox
Nothing like the air superiority.
Lucius Fox
Bruce Wayne. As I live and breath. What brings you out of Cryo-sleep Mr. Wayne?
William Somerset
'The world is a fine place and worth fighting for.' I agree with the second part.
Mitch Bradley
Would you bury me next to Griffin?
Elinar Gilkyson
Don't you think you ought to die first?
Mitch Bradley
You want to know what I dreamed last night?
Elinar Gilkyson
What?
Mitch Bradley
I dreamed you weren't such a miserable son of a bitch.
Elinar Gilkyson
That's not dreaming, it's wishful thinking.
Mitch Bradley
I was dreamin' about the sea last night.
Elinar Gilkyson
Didja get wet?
Mitch Bradley
Walked right in. It felt like falling in love. Smelled like a woman. Tasted like one too.
Elinar Gilkyson
Yer memory's not that good.
Fox
Bruce Wayne. As I live and breathe. What brings you out of cryo-sleep, Mr. Wayne?
Bruce Wayne/Batman
I see you haven't lost your sense of humor...even if you have lost most of my money.
Fox
Actually, you did that. If you funnel the entire R and D budget into a fusion project that you then mothball, your company is unlikely to thrive.
Bruce Wayne/Batman
What are my options?
Fox
Well, if you're unwilling to turn on the machine...
Bruce Wayne/Batman
I can't. I can't, Lucius.
Fox
Well, then sit tight. Your majority keeps Daggett at bay while we figure out a future for the energy program with Miranda Tate. She has supported the project all the way. She's smart, and quite lovely.
Fox
We all just want what's best for you, Bruce. Show her the machine.
Bruce Wayne/Batman
I'll think it over.
Fox
anything else
Fox
nope why
Sloan
Welcome... to the Fraternity. This gun you're holding belonged to your father; he could conduct a symphony orchestra with it.
Joe Matheson
This used to be a gentleman's game.
William Somerset
This guy's methodical, exacting, and worst of all, patient.
David Mills
He's a nut-bag! Just because the fucker's got a library card doesn't make him Yoda!
David Mills
Has he tried to speak or communicate in any way?
Dr. Beardsley
Even if his brain were not mush, which it is, he chewed off his own tongue long ago.
William Somerset
Uh... Doc, is there absolutely no chance that he might survive?
Dr. Beardsley
Detective, he'd die of shock right now if you were to shine a flashlight in his eyes. He's experienced about as much pain and suffering as anyone I've encountered, give or take... and he still has hell to look forward to. Good night.
David Mills
Yeah, a landlord's dream: a paralyzed tenant with no tongue.
William Somerset
Who pays the rent on time.
God
You can't kneel in the middle of the highway and live to tell the tale, son.
Bruce Nolan
I'm dead?!?
God
Nah, I'm just messin' with ya.
Bruce Nolan
You think that's funny?!?
Bruce Nolan
You think that's funny?
Ellis Boy "Red" Redding
King me.
Andy Dufresne
Ah chess.. now theres a game of kings, knights, strategy...
Ellis Boy "Red" Redding
And a total fucking mystery. I hate it!
Carter Chambers
I HATE YOUR ROTTEN GUTS!
Carter Chambers
I hate your rotten guts!