Morgan Freeman

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

CREDIT
No Score Yet Now You See Me 3 Thaddeus Bradley 2020
No Score Yet Angel Has Fallen Allan Trumbull 2019
0% The Poison Rose Doc 2019
No Score Yet The Manuscript Actor 2019
No Score Yet Enquête sous haute tension Actor 2019
32% The Nutcracker and the Four Realms Drosselmeyer 2018
No Score Yet Nøtteknekkeren og de fire kongerikene Drosselmeyer 2018
100% March of the Penguins 2: The Next Step (L'empereur) Narrator 2018
5% Just Getting Started Duke Diver 2017
47% Going in Style Willie $45.1M 2017
No Score Yet The Words That Built America Actor 2017
100% The C Word Narrator Executive Producer 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
46% Ted 2 Patrick Meighan $63.9M 2015
45% 5 Flights Up Executive Producer Alex Carver 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
95% The LEGO Movie Vitruvius $244.9M 2014
No Score Yet JFK: A President Betrayed Narrator 2013
45% 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
No Score Yet We The People Actor 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
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 Executive Producer Nelson Mandela $37.5M 2009
No Score Yet The Maiden Heist Charles Executive Producer 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
40% 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 Executive Producer Miles Evans 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 Alex Cross Executive Producer $73.6M 2001
49% Under Suspicion Capt. Victor Benezet Executive Producer 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
16% 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
91% 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 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
22% 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

CREDIT
No Score Yet The Story of God With Morgan Freeman
2016
Executive Producer Host
  • 2019
  • 2017
  • 2016
No Score Yet Madam Secretary
2014
Executive Producer Director Producer Chief Justice Wilbourne Chief Justice Frawley
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
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  • 2015
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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
Executive Producer Host Appearing Narrator
  • 2017
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  • 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
Executive Producer Voice Narrator Producer
  • 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
No Score Yet The Jay Leno Show
2009-2010
Guest
  • 2009
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest
  • 2006
No Score Yet American Experience
1988
Voice Narrator
  • 2003
  • 1991
No Score Yet Stephen Fry in America
2012
Appearing
No Score Yet The Movies
2019

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