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Morgan Freeman

He is 6'3
 
Speaks fluent French. He gave an introductory speech in French to the crowd of extras gathered in Montreal's Olympic Stadium to portray the Baltimore Super Bowl audience in the Sum of all Fears
 
He was in the movie Shawshank Redemption.
 
Has his own production company, Revelation Entertainment.
 
He is often called the greatest living actor in film, a title he humbly waves off and says he is just "lucky."
 
He was in the movie Bruce Almighty (2003)
 
The only African-American actor/actress to appear in three Best Picture Oscar Winners: "Driving Miss Daisy" (1989), "Unforgiven" (1992) and "Million Dollar Baby" (2004).
 
Has starred in two movies based on Stephen King books: Dreamcatcher (2003) and The Shawshank Redemption (1994).
 
Narration: Often provides narration for his films, as either himself or the character he is playing.
 
Frequently plays characters with calm demeanor
 
Ranked #31 in Empire (UK) magazine's "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list. [October 1997]
 
Sons: Alphonse and Saifoulaye.
 
TV commercial for McDonald's (1974)
 
In May 2005, he won the right to the Internet domain name www.morganfreeman.com from the company Mighty LLC, of Charlestown, Saint Kitts and Nevis in a UN panel.
 
Recently earned a Private Pilot license
 
Has appeared in two films opposite a main character named Jack Ryan: The Sum of All Fears (2002) and The Big Bounce (2004).
 
Received "Hollywood Outstanding Achievement in Acting" Award on 7 August 2000.
 
Daughters: Deena (was adopted) and Morgana
 
Worked as a mechanic in the US Air Force
 
Played "Easy Reader" in the children's TV show "The Electric Company" (1971), which was produced by The Children's Television Workshop.
 
In addition to his film work, his commanding yet mellifluous voice has also led Freeman to be cast to narrate or host dozens of first-rate television specials covering topics from the American Civil War, the American Film Institute, blues music.
 
He has played two men who teach someone to box in two separate films. First he played Geel Piet in The Power Of One (1992) and then he played Eddie 'Scrap Iron' Dupree in Million Dollar Baby (2004).
 
During an interview with Charlie Rose regarding the 10th year anniversary of The Shawshank Redemption (1994), Freeman said he regarded that film, Glory (1989), Driving Miss Daisy (1989), and Unforgiven (1992) as the highlights of his career
 
Keeps his Oscar statuette inside a cabinet which resides in his office. The cabinet was built by a good friend of his in 1998 especially for the Oscar that his good friend predicted he would win. It even came with a plaque that read: "No Parking. Res
 
Obie for "Coriolanus" and "Mother Courage." [1980]
 
Obie for "The Gospel at Colonus." [1986]
 
Obie for "Driving Miss Daisy." [1988]
 
Member of the jury at the Berlin International Film Festival 1994
 
Arrived in Los Angeles in 1959 and his first job was as a clerk typist.
 
Has recorded a new radio public service announcement about the national parks.
 
Broadway debut in the musical "Hello, Dolly!" with Pearl Bailey and Cab Calloway.
 
"I gravitate towards gravitas."
 
Has only reprised the same character once. He played Dr. Alex Cross in Kiss the Girls (1997) and then reprised the role in Along Came a Spider (2001).
 
For most of the 1980s, Freeman continued to contribute decent enough performances in films that fluctuated in their quality. However, he really stood out, scoring an Oscar nomination as a merciless hoodlum in Street Smart (1987/I).
 
Most of the characters he has played aren't written specifically for an African-American actor.
 
Owns a boat which is berthed in the Caribbean. His busy schedule, however, only allows him to go sailing on it once a year.
 
He is a Comedian/Actor.
 
He was (along with director/actress Billie Allen, director/ playwright Garland Thompson, and journalist Clayton Riley') a founding member of The Frank Silvera Writers' Workshop, named after noted Black actor Frank Silvera.
 
"I don't know what my favorite film of mine is...But I think the most important film I was in was Glory (1989
 
Was nominated for Broadway's 1978 Tony Award as Best Actor (Feature Role - Play) for 'The Mighty Gents.
 
Applied in 2004 to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to trademark his name. The trademark application is still pending as of May 2005.
 
"Is there a movie I think I should have won the Oscar for? Yeah. All of them."
 
"I saw Fight Club (1999) and I didn't like it much. It's a great movie, well made, fabulous acting, but it just made me feel so bad. But David Fincher is an extraordinarily good director."
 
[Accepting his UCLA Tracy award]: "To be included among this group of highly accomplished actors is just magical."
 
"I was in Africa when I got the call for Unforgiven (1992). Clint called my agency and made an offer for a western. I was like, 'He called for me?' It was jaw-dropping."
 
"It was a wonderful experience. Steve Bing was the producer and was very generous. But the movie didn't turn out very well. The director [George Armitage] fell ill and we shut down production for a few weeks while he recuperated. And I think when he
 
"I was talking to Bob Hoskins when we were making Unleashed together. We were talking about the joy of doing bad guys. And he confirmed exactly what I was thinking. With bad guys you get to let it all out. All those dark places in your psyche? You ca
 
"When I got nominated for the Oscar [for _Street Smart (1987)_ ], it put rocket boosters in my career. Since childhood, all I wanted to do was make movies. I love the stage, but I wanted to be a movie actor."
 
"It took a long time for word of mouth to kick in because no one could say it. It was 'The Shimshunk Reduction', 'The Hudsucker Redemption'; I mean people just couldn't say it, which really made me angry because I knew that at the time! The movie we
 
"When I was doing press for Deep Impact (1998), reporters would always ask me how it felt to play the first black president, and I'd tell them, 'I'm not playing the first black president. I'm playing a president who happens to be black.' Or they'd as
 
"It was my idea to just do _"The Electric Company" (1971)_ for a couple of years and go on. But you get trapped by that money thing. It's golden handcuffs. It gets a lot of people, including soap opera actors and commercial actors. Then, they don't w
 

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