Saturday, December 29, 2012

Morgan Freeman

Morgan Freeman is a powerful actor. He was born in 1st June 1937 in Memphis, Tennessee. His mother’s name is Mayme Edna. She was a teacher. His Father’s name is Morgan Porterfield Freeman. He was a barber. Morgan’s father died in 27th April, 1961. He died of cirrhosis. Morgan was sent to his paternal grandmother in Charleston, Mississippi when he was a child. In his childhood his family shifted many places of America, during living in Greenwood, Mississippi. Morgan Freeman starts acting when he was nine. His first lead role was in a school play. He studies in Broad Street High School. Today the school runs as Threadgill Elementary School which is in Greenwood, Mississippi. At the age of 12 he won a statewide drama competition while studying there. He completes his graduation in 1955 from Broad Street. Then he serves the United States Air Force as a radar technician.
Acting career:

Morgan Freeman loved acting but he decided to join the Air Force. Afterwards he changes his mind and
began acting. At first he used to act in a small roll. After a few years he began to act in bigger roll and has won the heart of all the film loving people. To day he is one of the Hollywood stars. His popularity is world wide.

In 1960 Morgan moved to Los Angeles, California to take acting lessons from the Pasadena Playhouse, he also took dancing lessons from San Francisco. He works as a transcript clerk at Los Angeles Community College. After that he move to New York City there he works as a dancer in World’s Fair in 1964. He was a member of Opera Ring musical theater group which was in San Francisco.
In 1980 he received Obie Award for the title role in Cariolanus, he also won another Obie Award in 1984. In 1989 he own Obie Award for the third time. Morgan won a Drama Desk Award and a Clarence Derwent Award. In 1978 Morgan was nominated for the Tony Award for the best performance by a Featured Actor in the play The Mighty Gents. In 1997 he received an honorary degree from Rhodes College for becoming an honorary alumnus. In 2003 Morgan received the Crystal Globe award for his great artistic contribution to world cinema at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival. In 2006 he receives the Guest of honor at the Cairo International Film Festival. In 2007 he and his wife received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters; he also got Screen Nation Film and TV Awards for his contribution to film and TV. In 2008 he received Kennedy Center Honors. In 2010 he gets an honorary degree from Brown University. In 2011 he received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the America Film Institute. In 2012 he was chosen as favorite movie icon at the people’s Choice Awards and Cecil B, DeMille Award.

Year Title Role
1964 The Pawnbroker Man on Street
1966 A Man Called Adam Unknown
1968 Where Were You When the Lights Went Out? Grand Central Commuter
1980 Brubaker Walter
1981 Eyewitness Lieutenant Black
1984 Teachers Al Lewis
1984 Harry Son Siemanowski
1988 Eyewitness
1989 Glory1987
1989 Driving Miss Daisy Hoke Colburn
1989 Lean on Me Principal Joe Clark
1989 Johnny Handsome Lt. A.Z. Drones
1990 The Bonfire of the Vanities Judge Leonard White
1990 The Civil War Voice of Frederick Douglass
1991 Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves Azeem
1992 Unforgiven Ned Logan
1992 The Power of One Geel Piet
1993 Bopha!
1994 The Shawshank Redemption Ellis Boyd "Red" Redding, Narrator
1995 Outbreak Brig. Gen. Billy Ford
1995 Se7en Detective Lt. William Somerset
1996 Chain Reaction Paul Shannon
1996 Moll Flanders Hibble
1996 Cosmic Voyage Narrator
1997 Amistad Theodore Joadson
1997 The Long Way Home Dr. Alex Cross
1997 Eyewitness Narrator
1998 Deep Impact President Tom Beck
1998 Hard Rain Jim
2000 Nurse Betty Charlie Quinn
2000 Under Suspicion Victor Benezet
2001 Along Came a Spider Dr. Alex Cross
2002 The Sum of All Fears DCI William Cabot
2002 High Crimes Charlie Grimes
2003 Bruce Almighty God
2003 Dreamcatcher Abraham Curtis
2003 Levity Pastor Miles Evans
2003 Drug War Lt. Redding
2004 Million Dollar Baby Eddie "Scrap Iron" Dupris
2004 The Hunting of the President Narrator
2004 The Big Bounce Walter Crewes
2005 An Unfinished Life Mitch Bradley
2005 War of the Worlds Narrator
2005 March of the Penguins Narrator
2005 Batman Begins Lucius Fox
2005 Unleashed Sam
2006 Edison Force Ashford
2006 The Contract Frank Carden
2006 Lucky Number Slevin The Boss
2006 10 Items or Less Himself
2007 Evan Almighty God
2007 Feast of Love Harry Stephenson
2007 Gone, Baby, Gone Jack Doyle
2007 The Bucket List Carter Chambers
2008 Wanted Sloan
2008 The Love Guru Narrator
2008 The Dark Knight Lucius Fox
2009 Prom Night in Mississippi Himself
2009 Thick as Thieves Keith Ripley
2009 The Maiden Heist Charlie
2009 Invictus Nelson Mandela
2010 RED Joe
2011 Born to Be Wild Narrator
2011 Conan the Barbarian Narrator
2011 Dolphin Tale Dr. Cameron McCarthy
2012 The Magic of Belle Isle Monte Wildhorn
2012 The Dark Knight Rises Lucius Fox
2013 Now You See Me Thaddeus Bradley
2013 Oblivion Malcolm Beech
2013 Last Vegas Archie
2013 The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle Zachariah

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