Morgan Freeman

Morgan Freeman

Highest Rated: 100% The Killing of Kenneth Chamberlain (2020)

Lowest Rated: Not Available

Birthday: Jun 1, 1937

Birthplace: Memphis, Tennessee, USA

With a wise, genial presence that made him the perfect fit to play presidents and even gods, Morgan Freeman was a true fan favorite. Born in Tennessee in 1937, Freeman moved often throughout his childhood, living in Mississippi and Indiana before eventually settling in Chicago, Illinois. He began performing in school plays at age nine and by 12, he was performing on a Nashville based radio show. After graduating high school, Freeman served for four years in the United States Air Force and was honorably discharged with the rank of Airman 1st Class. He decided to return to his interest in performing at this point, moving to Los Angeles where he could study acting at the Pasadena Playhouse. His early breaks included a role in a touring production of "The Royal Sea Hunt" and a handful of appearances as an extra in films like "The Pawnbroker" (1964) and "A Man Called Adam" (1966) before he finally began booking on-screen speaking roles, appearing in the TV movie "Caught in the Middle" (1970) and soon joining the cast of the progressive kids program "The Electric Company" (PBS, 1971-77) in 1971. The actor's credits became steadily more prominent after that series wrapped in 1977, with him appearing with Robert Redford in the prison drama "Brubaker" (1980) and with Nick Nolte in the comedy-drama "Teachers" (1984). Freeman made waves in 1987 when he played a fast talking pimp in the drama "Street Smart" (1987), earning an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor. The role put him on Hollywood's radar. In 1989 alone, he played Sergeant Major John Rawlins in the Civil War drama "Glory" (1989), a highly unconventional principal at a disadvantaged school in the drama "Lean on Me" (1989), and a chauffeur who strikes up an unexpected friendship with an elderly woman in "Driving Miss Daisy" (1989), for which he earned his second Academy Award nomination. He followed this banner year with roles in the blockbuster "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves" (1991) and the gritty Western "Unforgiven" (1992) before earning a third Oscar nod, this time for his role as the second lead as well as the narrator in the inspiring drama "The Shawshank Redemption" (1994). In 1995, Freeman co-starred with Brad Pitt as a detective investigating a serial killer in the acclaimed crime drama "Se7en" (1995). He went on to play the president of the United States in "Deep Impact" (1998) and God himself in the comedy "Bruce Almighty" (2003), before finally winning an Oscar for his role as a boxing coach in the Clint Eastwood directed drama "Million Dollar Baby" (2004). Freeman continued to appear in several projects per year for the next several years, memorably reprising the role of God in "Evan Almighty" (2007), as well as appearing in "Gone Baby Gone" (2007), "Wanted" (2008), the blockbuster "Dark Knight" (2008) franchise, and the true life soccer drama "Invictus" (2009)-for which he earned yet another Oscar nod. Freeman played the president once again in the action movie "Olympus Has Fallen" (2013) and made an unexpected but memorable appearance as Ilderim in the big-budget remake of "Ben-Hur" (2016). While also appearing in films like "Just Getting Started" (2017) and "The Poison Rose" (2019), Freeman also reprised his role as President Trumbull for the "Olympus Has Fallen" sequels "London Has Fallen" (2016) and "Angel Has Fallen" (2019).

Highest rated movies

Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go For It Unforgiven The Dark Knight
Gone Baby Gone
Glory
The Shawshank Redemption
Million Dollar Baby
The Dark Knight Rises

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
96% 93% Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go For It Unknown (Character) $263.2K 2021
27% 79% The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard Senior (Character) $38.0M 2021
5% 12% Vanquish Damon (Character) - 2021
100% 93% The Killing of Kenneth Chamberlain Executive Producer - 2020
35% 32% The Comeback Trail Reggie Fontaine (Character) - 2020
100% No Score Yet Meeting the Beatles in India Narrator - 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Into America's Wild Narrator - 2020
88% 95% Princess of the Row Executive Producer - 2019
39% 93% Angel Has Fallen Allan Trumbull (Character) $69.0M 2019
0% 21% The Poison Rose Doc (Character) - 2019
32% 34% The Nutcracker and the Four Realms Drosselmeyer (Character) $54.8M 2018
No Score Yet 60% America's Musical Journey Narrator - 2018
100% 86% March of the Penguins 2: The Call Narrator - 2017
4% 11% Just Getting Started Duke (Character) $5.5M 2017
47% 57% Going in Style Willie Davis (Character) $45.0M 2017
100% 92% The C Word Narrator - 2016
25% 53% Ben-Hur Ilderim (Character) $26.4M 2016
34% 53% Now You See Me 2 Thaddeus Bradley (Character) $65.0M 2016
28% 50% London Has Fallen Speaker Trumbull (Character) $62.5M 2016
26% 28% Momentum Senator (Character) - 2015
44% 50% Ted 2 Patrick Meighan (Character) $81.3M 2015
16% 46% Last Knights Bartok (Character) - 2015
46% 43% 5 Flights Up Alex Carver (Character),
Executive Producer
$1.0M 2014
66% 72% Dolphin Tale 2 Dr. Cameron McCarthy (Character) $42.0M 2014
67% 47% Lucy Professor Samuel Norman (Character) $126.5M 2014
19% 37% Transcendence Joseph Tagger (Character) $23.0M 2014
81% 65% Island of Lemurs: Madagascar Narrator $11.3M 2014
96% 87% The LEGO Movie Vitruvius (Voice) $257.8M 2014
No Score Yet 62% JFK: A President Betrayed Narrator - 2013
46% 59% Last Vegas Archie (Character) $63.9M 2013
50% 70% Now You See Me Thaddeus Bradley (Character) $117.7M 2013
53% 61% Oblivion Beech (Character) $89.0M 2013
50% 66% Olympus Has Fallen Speaker Trumbull (Character) $98.9M 2013
No Score Yet 0% We the People Narrator - 2013
87% 90% The Dark Knight Rises Lucius Fox (Character) $2 2012
29% 62% The Magic of Belle Isle Monte Wildhorn (Character) $100.9K 2012
82% 80% Dolphin Tale Dr. Cameron McCarthy (Character) $72.3M 2011
25% 30% Conan the Barbarian Narrator $21.3M 2011
98% 84% Born to Be Wild Narrator $26.0M 2011
72% 72% Red Joe Matheson (Character) $90.4M 2010
76% 75% Invictus Nelson Mandela (Character),
Executive Producer
$37.5M 2009
No Score Yet 37% The Maiden Heist Charles (Character) - 2009
20% 33% Thick as Thieves Keith Ripley (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Delta Rising Unknown (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Where the Water Meets the Sky Narrator - 2008
94% 94% The Dark Knight Lucius Fox (Character) $2.0M 2008
71% 69% Wanted Sloan (Character) $134.3M 2008
41% 77% The Bucket List Carter Chambers (Character) $93.5M 2007
94% 86% Gone Baby Gone Jack Doyle (Character) $20.3M 2007
39% 55% Feast of Love Harry (Character) $3.5M 2007
23% 52% Evan Almighty God (Character) $100.3M 2007
0% 26% The Contract Major Frank Carden (Character) - 2006
63% 65% 10 Items or Less Him (Character),
Executive Producer
$81.4K 2006
52% 87% Lucky Number Slevin The Boss (Character) $22.5M 2006
13% 36% Edison Ashford (Character) - 2005
52% 67% An Unfinished Life Mitch Bradley (Character) $8.5M 2005
94% 81% March of the Penguins Narrator $77.4M 2005
75% 42% War of the Worlds Narrator $234.3M 2005
84% 94% Batman Begins Lucius Fox (Character) $206.9M 2005
66% 75% Unleashed Sam (Character) $24.5M 2005
74% 52% The Hunting of the President Narrator $376.6K 2004
90% 90% Million Dollar Baby Eddie Scrap-Iron Dupris (Character) $100.4M 2004
16% 24% The Big Bounce Walter Crewes (Character) $6.5M 2004
No Score Yet 19% Guilty by Association Police Lieutenant Redding (Character) - 2003
34% 47% Levity Miles Evans (Character),
Executive Producer
$209.2K 2003
48% 57% Bruce Almighty God (Character) $242.6M 2003
28% 35% Dreamcatcher Colonel Curtis (Character) $33.7M 2003
59% 49% The Sum of All Fears William Cabot (Character) $118.5M 2002
31% 50% High Crimes Grimes (Character) $41.5M 2002
32% 53% Along Came a Spider Alex Cross (Character),
Executive Producer
$74.1M 2001
49% 49% Under Suspicion Capt. Victor Benezet (Character),
Executive Producer
$334.2K 2000
83% 45% Nurse Betty Charlie (Character) $25.2M 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mutiny Executive Producer - 1999
45% 43% Deep Impact President Tom Beck (Character) $140.4M 1998
30% 34% Hard Rain Jim (Character) $19.9M 1998
No Score Yet 83% The Long Way Home Narrator $13.3K 1997
33% 62% Kiss the Girls Dr. Alex Cross (Character) $60.5M 1997
77% 79% Amistad Joadson (Character) - 1997
43% 72% Moll Flanders Hibble (Character) $3.4M 1996
18% 27% Chain Reaction Paul Shannon (Character) $20.6M 1996
No Score Yet 65% Cosmic Voyage Narrator - 1996
82% 95% Seven Detective Lt. William Somerset (Character) $100.1M 1995
59% 55% Outbreak Brig. Gen. Billy Ford (Character) $65.9M 1995
91% 98% The Shawshank Redemption Ellis Boyd "Red" Redding (Character) $27.3M 1994
82% 63% Bopha! Director $180.0K 1993
96% 93% Unforgiven Ned Logan (Character) $100.0M 1992
39% 87% The Power of One Geel Piet (Character) $2.7M 1992
52% 72% Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves Azeem (Character) $165.1M 1991
16% 26% The Bonfire of the Vanities Judge Leonard White (Character) - 1990
82% 81% Driving Miss Daisy Hoke Colburn (Character) $105.6M 1989
62% 46% Johnny Handsome Lt. A.Z. Drones (Character) $6.6M 1989
69% 85% Lean on Me Joe Clark (Character) $28.9M 1989
93% 93% Glory Sgt. Maj. John Rawlins (Character) $25.5M 1989
57% 62% Clean and Sober Craig (Character) $8.6M 1988
No Score Yet 12% Clinton and Nadine Dorsey Pratt (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet 50% Fight for Life Dr. Sherard (Character) - 1987
64% 45% Street Smart Fast Black (Character) $711.0K 1987
No Score Yet 67% Resting Place Luther Johnson (Character) - 1986
0% 59% That Was Then... This Is Now Charlie Woods (Character) $7.0M 1985
No Score Yet 29% Marie: A True Story Charles Traughber (Character) $1.9M 1985
30% 36% Harry and Son Siemanowski (Character) - 1984
59% 45% Teachers Lewis (Character) - 1984
75% 38% Eyewitness Lt. Black (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet 46% Death of a Prophet Malcolm X (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet 100% The Marva Collins Story Clarence Collins (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet 33% Attica Unknown (Character) - 1980
75% 73% Brubaker Walter (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hollow Image Ralph `'Sweet Talk'` Simmons (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry Uncle Hammer (Character) - 1978

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Great Escapes With Morgan Freeman Executive Producer,
Host
2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet GMA3: What You Need to Know Guest 2021
93% 83% The Kominsky Method Himself (Guest Star) 2021
45% 78% Solos Stuart (Character) 2021
No Score Yet 43% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2015-2017 2021
No Score Yet 78% Madam Secretary Chief Justice Wilbourne (Guest Star),
Director,
Executive Producer
2014-2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dish Nation Guest 2017 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet ET Canada Guest 2017 2019
No Score Yet 83% The Story of God Self,
Executive Producer,
Host
2016-2017 2019
No Score Yet 10% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2014 2016 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Best of Tavis Smiley Guest 2018
No Score Yet 0% The Talk Guest 2013-2014 2016-2017
No Score Yet 33% The Late Late Show With James Corden Guest 2016-2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Dr. Oz Show Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS This Morning Guest 2012 2015-2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Megyn Kelly Today Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Celebrity Page Guest 2017
No Score Yet 100% Through the Wormhole With Morgan Freeman Executive Producer,
Host,
Narrator
2010-2017
No Score Yet 100% The Graham Norton Show Guest 2017
No Score Yet 8% The View Guest 2014-2017
No Score Yet 39% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2016-2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Guest 2008 2011-2017
No Score Yet 56% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2014 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Harry Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet LIVE with Kelly Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainment Studios.TV Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Access Hollywood Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet etalk Guest 2016
No Score Yet 100% Shakespeare Uncovered Host 2015
No Score Yet 100% The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live! With Kelly and Michael Guest 2013-2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Young Hollywood's Greatest Unknown (Character) 2014
No Score Yet 100% The Colbert Report Guest 2010 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Katie Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Queen Latifah Show Guest 2014
No Score Yet 75% Late Show With David Letterman Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Larry King Now Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Insider Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Made in Hollywood Guest 2009 2011-2013
No Score Yet 100% The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Guest 2010 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Anderson Guest 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live With Regis and Kelly Guest 2009-2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Curiosity Host 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Gayle King Show Guest 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Guest 2010-2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet ES.TV Guest 2010-2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kickin' It: With Byron Allen Guest 2008-2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainers: With Byron Allen Guest 2008-2010
No Score Yet 44% Saturday Night Live Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Urban Style Guest 2009-2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Oprah Winfrey Show Guest 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Charlie Rose Guest 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Early Show Guest 2008 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rachael Ray Guest 2009
31% No Score Yet The Jay Leno Show Guest 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainment Studios.com Guest 2007-2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Journey Through American Music Host 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Late Night With Conan O'Brien Guest 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Chris Rock Show Guest 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Civil War Frederick Douglass (Voice) 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Electric Company Count Dracula (Character) 1971-1972