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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 Is The Latest Name In Hollywood's Sexual Harassment Fiasco


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One of Hollywood's most loved veterans, Morgan Freeman, has been forced to apologise as he finds himself at the centre of a sexual harassment storm where at least eight women have come forward and claimed to have been victims of his inappropriate behaviour while working with him.

Morgan Freeman at the Screen Actors Guild AwardsMorgan Freeman at the Screen Actors Guild Awards

In a recent report published by CNN, several female members of film production staff, journalists and employees at Revelations Entertainment have revealed a string of incidents regarding sexual misconduct at the hands of the 80-year-old star, forcing him to release a statement of regret about the alleged behaviour.

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Morgan Freeman On The "Painless Experience" Of Rapping In New Super Bowl Ad


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With just under a week to go until the 'Super Bowl' airs for NFL fans across the globe once more, information surrounding the multi-million dollar commercials that will air during the event has started to come out. One of those that looks set to make a huge splash will involve the likes of Peter Dinklage, Missy Elliott, Busta Rhymes and Morgan Freeman.

Morgan Freeman swaps his iconic voice with that of Missy ElliottMorgan Freeman swaps his iconic voice with that of Missy Elliott

Advertising Doritos Blaze and Mountain Dew Ice, the clip is directed by Nabil Elderkin and features Freeman lip-syncing to Missy Elliott's hit single, 'Get Ur Freak On'. It's not something we ever thought we'd see Freeman doing, but when the ad officially premieres this coming weekend, we imagine it'll have millions of tongues wagging.

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Missy Elliott Trains Morgan Freeman In The Art Of Rap For Super Bowl Ad


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The Super Bowl is the only event in the world where you want to sit around for the adverts, and it seems this year will be no different. A teaser for the forthcoming Mountain Dew and Doritos commercial has been unveiled starring the likes of Morgan Freeman and Missy Elliott.

Missy Elliott live at BestivalMissy Elliott live at Bestival

In the clip, we see actors Morgan Freeman and Peter Dinklage being put through their paces by Missy Elliott and Busta Rhymes respectively, as they practise two popular tongue twisters ('Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers' and 'How much wood could a woodchuck chuck?') ahead of what appears to be their debuts as world-class MCs.

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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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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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Morgan Freeman, Zach Braff, Michael Caine, Ann-margret and Alan Arkin
Morgan Freeman, Zach Braff, Michael Caine, Ann-margret and Alan Arkin

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

Linda Keena and Morgan Freeman

Alexis Freeman , Morgan Freeman - World premiere of 'Now You See Me 2' held at AMC Loews Lincoln Square - Arrivals - New York City, New York, United States - Monday 6th June 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.

Momentum Review

OK

With a plot so thin that it's barely there, this sleek South African action thriller is surprisingly entertaining simply because the cast is allowed to chomp merrily on the scenery as they try to torment and kill each other. And even though the film's tone is relentless machismo, this is a rare thriller with a female leading character. So there's a bit of attitude and wry humour to undermine the otherwise sadistic violence.

It opens in Cape Town with a ludicrously over-planned bank heist that goes wrong simply because the robbers are all hothead thugs. The gang leader is Alex (Olga Kurylenko), and her clash with one of her cohorts leaves her team in disarray. She's also on the run from Mr. Washington (James Purefoy), the viciously swaggering henchman of top American boss the Senator (Morgan Freeman). It quickly becomes clear that Washington isn't trying to recover the diamonds stolen from the bank vault; he wants a mysterious memory stick instead. After Alex turns to a cohort (Brendan Murray) and a former love-rival (Lee-Anne Summers) for help, she leads Washington on a spectacularly grisly cat and mouse chase across the city.

Cameraman-turned-director Stephen Campanelli certainly knows how to make a movie that looks achingly cool. There isn't a moment when anyone moves or speaks like a normal human being: they strut, pose, shout, leer, scowl and taunt. And of course they all look great doing it. Kurylenko is a steely presence at the centre of the action, with a character intriguing enough to hold the interest even if Campanelli hadn't forced her to do most of her biggest scenes in a state of undress. Purefoy is clearly having a great time deliciously playing with his character's verbose speeches and grisly actions. And even Freeman gets to chew on some scenery in his few scenes.

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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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London Has Fallen Trailer


Gerard Butler, Morgan Freeman, Aaron Eckhart and Angela Bassett once again team up in the new release London Has Fallen, this is a follow-up to the 2013 film Olympus Has Fallen.

President Benjamin Asher must make a diplomatic trip to the capital of the United Kingdom after the British Prime Minister is killed. The death of the Prime Minister is shroud in mystery and Asher's number one Secret Service agent, Mike Banning, can't help but feel that the trip is going too smoothly.

Having each of the world's leaders all in one place, it's a hugely appealing target for terrorists. As the funeral proceedings begin to come together, Banning's worst fears come true. The world's stability is left in the hands of the president, his secret service agent and a lone MI6 agent.

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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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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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