Morgan Freeman

Morgan Porterfield Freeman, Jr. is an American actor, film director, and narrator. He is noted for his reserved demeanor and authoritative speaking voice. Freeman has received Academy Award nominations for his performances in Street Smart, Driving Miss Daisy, The Shawshank Redemption and Invictus and won in 2005 for Million Dollar Baby. He has also won a Golden Globe Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award. Morgan Freeman was born in Memphis, Tennessee, the son of Mayme Edna (née Revere) and Morgan Porterfield Freeman, Sr., a barber who died in 1961 from liver cirrhosis. Freeman was sent as an infant to his paternal grandmother in Charleston, Mississippi. He has three older siblings. Freeman's family moved frequently during his childhood, living in Greenwood, Mississippi; Gary, Indiana; and finally Chicago, Illinois. Freeman made his acting debut at age 9, playing the lead role in a school play. He then attended Broad Street High School, currently Threadgill Elementary School, in Mississippi. At age 12, he won a statewide drama competition, and while still at Broad Street High School, he performed in a radio show based in Nashville, Tennessee. In 1955, he graduated from Broad Street High School, but turned down a partial drama scholarship from Jackson State University, opting instead to work as a mechanic in the United States Air Force. Freeman moved to Los Angeles in the early 1960s and worked as a transcript clerk at Los Angeles Community College. During this period, he also lived in New York City, working as a dancer at the 1964 World's Fair, and in San Francisco, where he was a member of the Opera Ring music group. Freeman acted in a touring company version of The Royal Hunt of the Sun, and also appeared as an extra in the 1965 film The Pawnbroker. He made his off-Broadway debut in 1967, opposite Viveca Lindfors in The Nigger Lovers (about the civil rights era "Freedom Riders"), before debuting on Broadway in 1968's all-black version of Hello, Dolly!, which also starred Pearl Bailey and Cab Calloway. Freeman was married to Jeanette Adair Bradshaw from October 22, 1967, until 1979. He married Myrna Colley-Lee on June 16, 1984. The couple separated in December 2007. Freeman's attorney and business partner, Bill Luckett, announced in August 2008 that Freeman and his wife are in the process of divorce. He has two sons from previous relationships. He adopted his first wife's daughter and the couple also had a fourth child. Freeman lives in Charleston, Mississippi, and New York City. He has a private pilot's license, which he earned at age 65, and co-owns and operates Madidi, a fine dining restaurant, and Ground Zero, a blues club, both located in Clarksdale, Mississippi. He officially opened his second Ground Zero in Memphis, Tennessee on April 24, 2008. Freeman has publicly criticized the celebration of Black History Month and does not participate in any related events, saying, "I don't want a black history month. Black history is American history." He says the only way to end racism is to stop talking about it, and he notes that there is no "white history month". Freeman once said on an interview with 60 Minutes' Mike Wallace: "I am going to stop calling you a white man and I'm going to ask you to stop calling me a black man.

Geburtstag: 01.06.1937

Geburtsort: Memphis, Tennessee, USA

Anzahl der Filme, die wir schon mit Morgan Freeman gesehen haben: 19

Anzahl aller Filme, in denen Morgan Freeman mitgespielt hat: 136

2020
  • The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard
    Rolle:
2019
  • Angel Has Fallen
    Rolle: Allan Trumbull
  • The Poison Rose
    Rolle: Doc
2018
  • The Nutcracker and the Four Realms
    Rolle: Drosselmeyer
  • America's Musical Journey
    Rolle: Narrator
2017
  • Just Getting Started
    Rolle: Duke
  • Laddie
    Rolle: Himself
  • The Words That Built America
    Rolle: Himself
  • Going in Style
    Rolle: Willie Davis
  • March of the Penguins 2
    Rolle: Narrator
2016
  • Ben-Hur
    Rolle: Sheik Ilderim
  • The C Word
    Rolle: (voice)
  • Now You See Me 2
    Rolle: Thaddeus Bradley
  • London Has Fallen
    Rolle: Vice President Alan Trumbull
2015
  • Momentum
    Rolle: Senator
  • Ted 2
    Rolle: Patrick Meighan
  • 5 Flights Up
    Rolle: Alex Carver
  • Last Knights
    Rolle: Bartok
2014
  • Lennon or McCartney
    Rolle: Himself (archive footage)
  • Dolphin Tale 2
    Rolle: Dr. Cameron McCarthy
  • Lucy
    Rolle: Professor Samuel Norman
  • B.B. King: The Life of Riley
    Rolle:
  • Wish Wizard
    Rolle: Maxwell Omni
  • Transcendence
    Rolle: Joseph Tagger
  • Island of Lemurs: Madagascar
    Rolle: Narrator
  • The Lego Movie
    Rolle: Vitruvius (voice)
  • We the People
    Rolle: Narrator
2013
  • JFK: A President Betrayed
    Rolle: Narrator
  • Last Vegas
    Rolle: Archie
  • Now You See Me
    Rolle: Thaddeus Bradley
  • Eastwood Directs: The Untold Story
    Rolle: Himself
  • Oblivion
    Rolle: Malcolm Beech
  • Olympus Has Fallen
    Rolle: Speaker Trumbull
  • Tales from the Warner Bros. Lot
    Rolle: Himself
  • The Editor and The Dragon: Horace Carter Fights the Klan
    Rolle: Narrator
2012
  • The Dark Knight Rises
    Rolle: Lucius Fox
  • The Magic of Belle Isle
    Rolle: Monte Wildhorn
  • Le frontiere dell'Astronomia - EP-7 Vite aliene nel cosmo
    Rolle: Narratore
  • Betty White's 90th Birthday: A Tribute to America's Golden Girl
    Rolle: Himself
2011
  • Dolphin Tale
    Rolle: Dr. McCarthy
  • Conan the Barbarian
    Rolle: Narrator (voice)
  • Clint Eastwood's West
    Rolle: Himself
  • Breaking the Taboo
    Rolle: Narrator
  • Born to Be Wild
    Rolle: Narrator
2010
  • The President's Photographer: Fifty Years Inside the Oval Office
    Rolle: Narrator
  • RED
    Rolle: Joe Matheson
  • The Eastwood Factor
    Rolle: Narrator
  • For Love of Liberty: The Story of America's Black Patriots
    Rolle: (voice)
2009
  • The People Speak
    Rolle: Himself
  • Invictus
    Rolle: Nelson Mandela
  • The Maiden Heist
    Rolle: Charles
  • Prom Night in Mississippi
    Rolle: Himself
  • Thick as Thieves
    Rolle: Keith Ripley
2008
  • The Dark Knight
    Rolle: Lucius Fox
  • The Love Guru
    Rolle: (Voice)
  • Wanted
    Rolle: Sloan
  • Where the Water Meets the Sky
    Rolle:
  • A Raisin in the Sun
    Rolle: Narrator (uncredited)
2007
  • The Bucket List
    Rolle: Carter Chambers
  • Gone Baby Gone
    Rolle: Jack Doyle
  • Feast of Love
    Rolle: Harry Stevenson
  • AFI: 100 Years... 100 Movies... 10th Anniversary Edition
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  • Evan Almighty
    Rolle: God
2006
  • The Contract
    Rolle: Frank Carden
  • 10 Items or Less
    Rolle: 'Him'
  • Edison
    Rolle: Moses Ashford
  • The Best of The Tony Awards: The Plays
    Rolle: Jaques (segment "As You Like It")
  • Lucky Number Slevin
    Rolle: The Boss
2005
  • An Unfinished Life
    Rolle: Mitch Bradley
  • War of the Worlds
    Rolle: Narrator (Voice)
  • Batman Begins
    Rolle: Lucius Fox
  • Unleashed
    Rolle: Sam
  • March of the Penguins
    Rolle: Narrator
  • Blues Divas
    Rolle: Himself
  • Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon
    Rolle: Neil Armstrong
2004
  • Million Dollar Baby
    Rolle: Eddie Scrap-Iron Dupris
  • Genius. A Night for Ray Charles
    Rolle: Himself
  • The Hunting of the President
    Rolle: Narrator
  • The Big Bounce
    Rolle: Walter Crewes
2003
  • Guilty by Association
    Rolle: Lt. Redding
  • Declaration of Independence
    Rolle: Himself
  • Bruce Almighty
    Rolle: God
  • Dreamcatcher
    Rolle: Col. Abraham Curtis
  • Levity
    Rolle: Miles Evans
2002
  • Partners of the Heart
    Rolle: Narrator
  • The Sum of All Fears
    Rolle: DCI William Cabot
  • High Crimes
    Rolle: Charlie Grimes
2001
  • Shawshank: The Redeeming Feature
    Rolle: Himself
  • Along Came a Spider
    Rolle: Alex Cross
2000
  • Clint Eastwood: Out of the Shadows
    Rolle: Narrator (voice)
  • Under Suspicion
    Rolle: Captain Victor Benezet
  • Nurse Betty
    Rolle: Charlie
  • Scandalize My Name: Stories from the Blacklist
    Rolle: Himself
1999
  • Stephen King: Shining in the Dark
    Rolle: Himself
1998
  • Deep Impact
    Rolle: President Tom Beck
  • Hard Rain
    Rolle: Jim
1997
  • Amistad
    Rolle: Theodore Joadson
  • Kiss the Girls
    Rolle: Alex Cross
  • The Long Way Home
    Rolle: Narrator
1996
  • Cosmic Voyage
    Rolle: Narrator (voice)
  • Chain Reaction
    Rolle: Paul Shannon
  • Moll Flanders
    Rolle: Hibble
  • National Geographic: Inside the White House
    Rolle: Narrator
1995
  • Se7en
    Rolle: Detective Lt. William Somerset
  • Outbreak
    Rolle: Billy Ford
1992
  • Unforgiven
    Rolle: Ned Logan
  • The Power of One
    Rolle: Geel Piet
1991
  • The True Story of Glory Continues
    Rolle: Narrator
  • Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
    Rolle: Azeem
  • The Massachusetts 54th Colored Infantry
    Rolle: Narrator
1990
  • The Bonfire of the Vanities
    Rolle: Judge Leonard White
  • The Earth Day Special
    Rolle:
1989
  • Glory
    Rolle: Sgt. Maj. John Rawlins
  • Driving Miss Daisy
    Rolle: Hoke Colburn
  • Johnny Handsome
    Rolle: Lt. A.Z. Drones
  • Lean On Me
    Rolle: Principal Joe Clark
1988
  • Clean and Sober
    Rolle: Craig
  • Clinton and Nadine
    Rolle: Dorsey Pratt
1987
  • Fight for Life
    Rolle: Dr. Sherard
  • Street Smart
    Rolle: Fast Black
1986
  • Resting Place
    Rolle: Luther Johnson
1985
  • The Execution of Raymond Graham
    Rolle: Warden Pratt
  • That Was Then... This Is Now
    Rolle: Charlie Woods
  • Marie
    Rolle: Charles Traughber
1984
  • Teachers
    Rolle: Lewis
  • Harry & Son
    Rolle: Siemanowski
1981
  • The Marva Collins Story
    Rolle: Clarence Collins
  • Eyewitness
    Rolle: Lieutenant Black
  • Death of a Prophet
    Rolle: Malcolm X
1980
  • Brubaker
    Rolle: Walter
  • Attica
    Rolle: Hap Richards
1978
  • Roll of Thunder, Hear my Cry
    Rolle: Uncle Hammer
1974
  • Out to Lunch
    Rolle: Himself / Croupier
1973
  • Blade
    Rolle: Chris
1965
  • The Pawnbroker
    Rolle: Man on Street