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Morgan Freeman (born 1.6.1937) Morgan Freeman is an American actor and film director.

Morgan Freeman: Childhood & Early Career: Morgan Freeman was born in Memphis, Tennessee, to Mayme Edna Freeman and Morgan Porterfield Freeman Sr. His father was a barber and died of cirrhosis of the liver in 1961. When his father died, Morgan Jr. was sent to live with his grandmother in Charleston, Mississippi.

Whilst in Mississippi, Morgan attended the Greenwood High School and at the age of 12, he won a drama competition. He also appeared in a radio show that was based in Nashville, Tennessee. In 1955, Freeman turned down a drama scholarship to Jackson State University to work as a mechanic in the US Air Force.

In the 1960s, Freeman lived in Los Angeles, working as a transcript clerk, before moving to New York City, where he performed as a dancer at the 1964 World's Fair. His acting ventures during this time include being a member of a touring company performing in The Royal Hunt of the Sun and his Broadway debut in an African-American production of Hello Dolly!

Acting Career: Freeman first came to the public eye in the soap opera Another World and the children's show The Electric Company. He then made his film debut in 1971's Who Says I Can't Ride A Rainbow?

In the 1980s, Morgan Freeman landed a number of significant supporting film roles. He played the chauffeur named Hoke in Driving Miss Daisy, as well as Sergeant Major Rawlins in Glory, released the same year. He then went on to play Red, a transformed convict, alongside Tim Robbins in The Shawshank Redemption.

The 1990s were a lucrative time for Morgan Freeman, as he featured in a number of the decade's biggest movies, such as Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, with Kevin Costner, Seven, with Brad Pitt and Deep Impact with Elijah Wood and Robert Duvall.

At the 77th Academy Awards, Morgan Freeman won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor, for his role in Million Dollar Baby, in which he starred alongside Hilary Swank.

Freeman has played God twice, in the popular comedy Bruce Almighty and its follow-up Evan Almighty. He also played Lucius Fox in both Christopher Nolan Batman films, Batman Begins and The Dark Knight.

In 2007, Freeman starred alongside Jack Nicholson in The Bucket List. In 2008, he returned to the stage, starring alongside Frances McDormand and Peter Gallagher in the Broadway production of The Country Girl.

Morgan Freeman has also provided narration for a number of film projects, such as the award-winning documentary March of the Penguins and War of the Worlds.

Personal Life: Between 1967 and 1979, Morgan freeman was married to Jeanette Adair Bradshaw. His second marriage, to Myrna Colley-Lee, lasted from 1984 to 2007.

Morgan has two sons, Alfonso and Saifoulaye, from previous relationships and also adopted Jeanette's daughter, Deena as well as the couple having a daughter together, named Morgana.

Morgan Freeman currently divides his time between New York City and Charleston Mississippi. In nearby Clarksdale, Freeman owns a blues club named Ground Zero. He also co-owns a fine-dining restaurant named Madidi.

Morgan Freeman publicly endorsed Barack Obama's successful campaign for the US presidency in 2008.

In August 2008, Morgan Freeman was injured in a car accident in Mississippi. His Nissan Maxima flipped over a number of times and he and his passenger had to be rescued from the vehicle. He had broken his shoulder, elbow and arm.



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Morgan Freeman at the American Film Institute's Lifetime Achievement Awarded to Diane Keaton. The event was held at the Dolby Theater - Los Angeles, California, United States - Friday 9th June 2017

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Beekeeping, Tattoos And Brasseries: Morgan Freeman And Co-Stars Answer The Internet's Top Questions


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Morgan Freeman was joined by his 'Going In Style' co-stars Michael Caine and Alan Arkin for a legendary edition of the autocomplete interview, where they divulged some little known facts about themselves based on the most searched questions on the internet.

Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, Alan Arkin and Zach Braff at the world premiere of 'Going In Style'Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, Alan Arkin and Zach Braff at the world premiere of 'Going In Style'

Google browsers sure do have some strange queries about these veteran stars, but the stories that they have regarding them are even weirder. The trio star in a new comedy from Zach Braff, which is in theatres this week.

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Going In Style Review

Good

This is only technically a remake of the iconic 1979 film starring movie icons George Burns, Art Carney and Lee Strasberg. While that film was a bittersweet comedy about old age, this one has a lot less on its mind. Instead, it goes for more populist joys like slapstick and smiley banter, all based on the A-list casting of present-day icons Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman and Alan Arkin. At least they give it some oomph.

It all starts when Joe (Caine) is notified by his bank that his mortgage is overdue, but this is only because they tripled the interest rate. And the situation becomes even more desperate when the company where he worked for 40 years is sold to a multinational, which liquidates the pension fund, leaving Joe and his pals Willie and Albert (Freeman and Arkin) in serious trouble. So Joe hatches a crazy scam to steal the money back from the bank, and Willie and Albert go along with it. They get advice from low-level criminal Jesus (John Ortiz) to work out the details. Meanwhile, Willie is undergoing treatment for kidney failure, and his age has left him far down the donor list. And Albert finally gives in to the flirtatious advances of amorous shop-clerk Annie (Ann-Margret).

Christopher Lloyd also stars in Going In StyleChristopher Lloyd also stars in Going In Style

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Michael Caine and Morgan Freeman seen leaving Scotts Restaurant following Dinner together - London, United Kingdom - Thursday 6th April 2017

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Morgan Freeman at the "Going In Style" New York Premiere held at SVA Theater - New York, United States - Friday 31st March 2017

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Linda Keena and Morgan Freeman seen on the Red Carpet for the 2017 Breakthrough Prize awards held at NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, San Francisco, California, United States - Sunday 4th December 2016

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Now You See Me 2 Trailer


The Four Horsemen aren't just magicians; they're illusionists with an agenda. Their initial stunt was so spectacular that no one saw it coming - especially Arthur Tressler, a very wealthy businessman who owns multiple businesses including an insurance firm.

It's been a year since The Four Horsemen performed their spectacular stunt which saw them send Thaddeus Bradley to prison and Tressler almost bankrupt. Now the team are back with another target in their sights - this time they plan on targeting a crooked tech magnate but before they get chance to fulfil their new illusion, they group find themselves in unknown surroundings with little knowledge of how they arrived.

With their reputations on the line, the four magicians must pull off their biggest trick of all in order to save their name whilst also exposing the puppet master pulling all the strings from above.

Morgan Freeman - Morgan Freeman arrives at the 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' studios ahead of an appearance on the show at Jimmy Kimmel studio - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 2nd March 2016

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Morgan Freeman's 'Momentum' Runs Out At Box Office, Taking Just £46


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Some films perform below expectations when it comes to the box offices; some movies flop completely; and others are absolute disasters. Morgan Freeman’s new thriller Momentum belongs firmly in the third category, with a UK box office opening weekend of a paltry £46.

Yes, that is correct. Just £46, with average taking of £4.60 per screen on which it was shown. Of course, it never helps matters when just 10 cinemas show a movie, two of which reported no customers whatsoever, but Freeman’s newly released film ranks as one of the very worst of all time in terms of commercial performances.

Morgan FreemanMorgan Freeman's new thriller 'Momentum' has recorded one of the worst opening weekends in history

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Gerard Butler Returns To Defend The UK In 'London Has Fallen' [Trailer]


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Following the close call the White House and the President was exposed to at the hands of North Korean maniacs in 'Olympus Has Fallen', terrorists turn their attentions to the UK in the tense sequel appropriately (if not imaginatively) named 'London Has Fallen'. And Gerard Butler has returned.

Gerard Butler and Aaron Eckhart in 'London Has Fallen'Gerard Butler and Aaron Eckhart go for round two with the terrorists

If you weren't familiar with the plot of 'Olympus Has Fallen' or simply have it totally confused with 2013's other terrorism film 'White House Down' (don't worry, you're not the only one), then here's a brief overview: North Korean terrorists take President Benjamin Asher (Aaron Eckhart) hostage, threaten to irradiate the US in a bid to unify Korea without any interruptions, Special Forces agent Mike Banning (Gerard Butler) comes in and saves the day with seconds to spare.

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Oxford Union Makes "Shake It Off" Mash-Up Video


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The Oxford Union, the debating society at Oxford University is trying to persuade Taylor Swift to travel to the city to give a speech by releasing a hilarious mash-up video of former guest speakers reciting the lyrics to her hit single ‘Shake It Off’.

Stephen Fry kicks off the clip opening with the line “I stay up too late”, before a range of prestigious speakers including Morgan Freeman, Sir Patrick Stewart, Piers Morgan, Richard Dawkins, Sir Ian McKellen, FIFA president Sepp Blatter and ‘Gangnam Style’ singer Psy are cut up and rearranged to recite other key lines from the song. You can check out the clip at the bottom of the page.

Taylor SwiftTaylor Swift's 'Shake It Off' is the subject of a brilliant mash-up video by Oxford Uni's debating society

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Morgan Freeman Mourns Granddaughter, 'The World Will Never Know Her Artistry And Talent'


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Actor Morgan Freeman is mourning the death of his step-granddaughter E’Dena Hines who was fatally stabbed in New York on early Sunday morning. The 33 year old aspiring actress was found by police lying on the street after being stabbed in the chest outside her Manhattan apartment. A 30 year old man is said now to be in police custody over the incident and charged with second-degree murder.

Morgan FreemanMorgan Freeman is mourning the death of granddaughter E’Dena Hines.

In a statement 78 year old Freeman said, ‘The world will never know her artistry and talent, and how much she had to offer. Her friends and family were fortunate enough to have known what she meant as a person.’

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Ted 2 Review

Very Good

Fans of the surprise 2012 hit Ted will find plenty to love in this sequel, in which Seth MacFarlane takes the same approach: throwing every kind of gag at the screen in the hopes that some of them stick. Thankfully, there are quite a few laugh-out-loud moments to make sure the film is continually entertaining, even if the plot isn't particularly inventive.

In the past three years, John (Mark Wahlberg) has seen his marriage fall apart, while Ted (voiced by MacFarlane) has married his girlfriend Tami-Lynn (Jessica Barth). A year later, Ted and Tami-Lynn are in a rut and decide that perhaps a child will help kickstart their romance. Unable to conceive for obvious reasons, they turn to adoption, but this raises a red flag about Ted's status in society: he isn't actually a person, and the state declares that he's property. On the verge of losing everything, Ted and John hire novice lawyer Samantha (Amanda Seyfried) to defend Ted's right to be treated as a person. But their opponent is a slick lawyer (John Slattery) hired in secret by toy company Hasbro, which is now in league with Ted's long-time stalker-nemesis Donny (Giovanni Ribisi).

The ongoing central gag here is that John and Ted have never grown up, stuck in their dope-smoking fanboy ways, which allows for all kinds of rude mayhem, plus lots of cameo appearances from genre stars, including a gratuitous trip to New York Comic-Con that turns into the film's funniest sequence with a series of sublimely silly running gags. On the other hand, the one-joke premise badly limits the film's scope for coherent storytelling, merely dashing from one nutty set-piece to the next and hoping that something funny will happen. Thankfully, most sequences are genuinely amusing, at least for audiences whose goal is just to have a good time at the movies.

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Morgan Freeman In Favour Of Pot Legalisation


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Morgan Freeman has voiced his support for the legalisation of marijuana, having candidly revealed his use of the drug for medicinal purposes in his recovery from a near-fatal car crash several years ago.

The 77 year old former Oscar winner, famed for his golden speaking voice, gave a forthright interview to The Daily Beast in which he gave his opinions on the ongoing campaign to legalise the drug. “Legalize it across the board,” he said, describing the movement as “a long time coming”.

Morgan FreemanMorgan Freeman spoke to The Daily Beast about marijuana

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A Week In Movies: Red Carpets Draw Stars In Los Angeles And New York, While Two Film Crews Hit The Streets Of Brooklyn And New Trailers Drop For Three Festival Favourites


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Reese Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara star in 'Hot Pursuit'Reese Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara star in 'Hot Pursuit'

Reese Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara led the charge as their new action comedy 'Hot Pursuit' premiered in Los Angeles this week. It's about an uptight policewoman trying to protect the colourful widow of a drug kingpin as they are chased by corrupt cops and mob killers. It opens this weekend in America and in July in the UK. 

More: Check out pictures of the LA Premiere for 'Hot Pursuit' here

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Morgan Freeman

Date of birth

1st June, 1937

Occupation

Actor

Sex

Male

Height

1.88


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Morgan Freeman Movies

Going in Style Movie Review

Going in Style Movie Review

This is only technically a remake of the iconic 1979 film starring movie icons George...

Going In Style Trailer

Going In Style Trailer

There comes a point in life where you get to a certain age and realise...

Now You See Me 2 Movie Review

Now You See Me 2 Movie Review

While the original 2013 magical caper was a big hit, it's style-over-substance approach didn't exactly...

Ben-Hur Trailer

Ben-Hur Trailer

Ben-Hur may be adopted but he's been loved by his parents - just as much...

Now You See Me 2 Trailer

Now You See Me 2 Trailer

The Four Horsemen aren't just magicians; they're illusionists with an agenda. Their initial stunt was...

London Has Fallen Movie Review

London Has Fallen Movie Review

It didn't seem possible, but somehow this action movie is even more preposterous than its...

Now You See Me 2 - Teaser Trailer

Now You See Me 2 - Teaser Trailer

After becoming the most famous magicians in the world with their last tricks and exposing...

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Momentum Movie Review

Momentum Movie Review

With a plot so thin that it's barely there, this sleek South African action thriller...

London Has Fallen Trailer

London Has Fallen Trailer

Gerard Butler, Morgan Freeman, Aaron Eckhart and Angela Bassett once again team up in the...

Ted 2 Movie Review

Ted 2 Movie Review

Fans of the surprise 2012 hit Ted will find plenty to love in this sequel,...

5 Flights Up Trailer

5 Flights Up Trailer

Ruth (Dianne Keaton) & Alex (Morgan Freeman) moved to Brooklyn back before it was cool....

Last Knights Trailer

Last Knights Trailer

Commander Raiden (Clive Owen) of the seventh rank is a skilled and gifted soldier, who...

Ted 2 - Super Bowl TV Spot Trailer

Ted 2 - Super Bowl TV Spot Trailer

With the marriage between Ted (Seth MacFarlane) and Tami-Lynn (Jessica Barth) having gone off and...

Ted 2 - Teaser Trailer

Ted 2 - Teaser Trailer

Ted (Seth MacFarlane) is getting married. The next thing the couple have on their to-do...

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