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Morgan Freeman Net Worth, Biography, Wiki in 2017-2016

How rich is Morgan Freeman?

Morgan Freeman net worth:
$220 Million

Morgan Freeman information

Morgan Freeman information

Birth date: June 1, 1937
Birth place: Memphis, Tennessee, United States
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:174 lbs (79 kg)
Profession:Actor, Film Producer, Television producer, Voice Actor, Presenter, Film director, Businessperson
Nationality:American
Spouse:Myrna Colley-Lee (m. 1984–2010), Jeanette Adair Bradshaw (m. 1967–1979)
Children:Alfonso Freeman, Deena Freeman, Morgana Freeman, Saifoulaye Freeman
Movies:, Now You See Me

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American actor Morgan Freeman is one of the legends in the film industry, born on 1 June 1937 in Memphis, Tennessee. Morgan is known for his versatility, and particularly from films which include “Million Dollar Baby” in 2004 for which he won a Best Supporting Oscar, and “Driving Miss Daisy” in 1999 which brought him a Golden Globe Award.

So just how rich is Morgan Freeman, as of early 2017? Authoritative sources estimate that Morgan’s net worth is over $220 million, accumulated largely through his career as an actor which spans more than 50 years. In addition, Morgan has increased his wealth working as a film director and narrator.

Morgan Freeman Net Worth $220 Million

Freeman is descended partly from the Tuareg of West Africa – his mother, Mayme was a teacher, and his father, Morgan Sr. worked as a barber. Morgan was just nine when he played a leading role in a school play, then while studying at what is now Greenwood High School, Mississippi he won a statewide drama competition, and performed in a radio show. After school he then joined the US Air Force for four years, working on radar, after which he lived in Los Angeles, taking acting and dancing lessons.

Beginning in 1960, he worked as a dancer in the Opera Ring musical theater group, and for most of the ‘60s worked on the stage, winning three Obie Awards for the title role in ‘Coriolanus’, as a preacher in “The Gospel at Colonus”, and thirdly as a chauffeur in ‘Driving Miss Daisy’. Freeman is also a winner of a Drama Desk Award and a Clarence Derwent Award for his role as a wino in ‘The Mighty Gents’. His net worth was now well established.

Morgan became better known through roles in the TV soap opera ‘Another World’ and the kids’ TV series ‘The Electric Company’ in the early ‘70s. On the big screen Freeman was cast in prominent supporting roles, which boosted his reputation, and so moved to bigger roles which increased his net worth significantly. He reprised his stage role in ‘Driving Miss Daisy’, played Sergeant Major Rawlins in ‘Glory’, Red in ‘The Shawshank Redemption’, Azeem in ‘Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves’, Ned Logan in ‘Unforgiven’ produced and directed by Clint Eastwood, Detective William Somerset in ‘Seven’ and President Tom Beck in ‘Deep Impact’ directed by Mimi Leder, among many other roles.

Freeman’s net worth rose further after he established the film production company Revelations Entertainment together with Lori McCreary and online film distribution company ClickStar, together with his sister. In addition to this, he continued his career as an actor, starring in the religious comedy film ‘Bruce Almighty’ and its sequel ‘Evan Almighty’, a superhero based on the character Batman in “Batman Begins” and two sequels, and the comedy-drama film directed by Rob Reiner – ‘The Bucket List’.

More recently, Freeman played Nelson Mandella in “Invictus”, and starred in the action comedy film ‘Red’ with Bruce Willis, and in the science fiction film ‘Oblivion’.

Aside from acting, Morgan Freeman directorial debut was in 1993 with “Bopha!” for Paramount Pictures, and in using his distinctive voice, Freeman actually replaced Walter Cronkite introducing the CBS Evening News in 2010. Also since 2010, Freeman has hosted “Through the Wormhole” on the Discovery Channel.

His many roles have increased Morgan Freeman’s net worth and brought him fame and awards, as aside from his Oscar and Golden Globe, he is the winner of a Black Reel Award, seven NAACP Image Awards, a Screen Actors Guild Award and fifteen Film Critic Awards. Moreover, Freeman’s net worth rose after he received an Award for Lifetime achievement in Mississippi in 2006.

In his personal life, Freeman was married to Jeanette Adair Bradshaw from 1967 to 1979. He then married Myrna Colley-Lee in 1984, but the couple finally divorced in 2007. He has four children including two from extra-marital affairs prior to his first marriage.


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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Atlanta Child Murders 1985 TV Mini-Series Ben Shelter
Teachers 1984 Lewis
Harry & Son 1984 Siemanowski
Another World 1983 TV Series Dr. Roy Bingham
Death of a Prophet 1981 TV Movie Malcolm X
The Marva Collins Story 1981 TV Movie Clarence Collins
Ryan's Hope 1981 TV Series Cicero Murphy
Texas 1981 TV Series Detective Michaels
Eyewitness 1981 Lieutenant Black
Brubaker 1980 Walter
Attica 1980 TV Movie Hap Richards
Coriolanus 1979 Video Coriolanus
Julius Caesar 1979 Video Casca
Hollow Image 1979 TV Movie Ralph 'Sweet Talk' Simmons
Visions 1978 TV Series
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry 1978 TV Movie Uncle Hammer
The Electric Company 1971-1977 TV Series Mark Easy Reader Mel Mounds ...
Blade 1973 Chris
Who Says I Can't Ride a Rainbow! 1971 Afro
Caught in the Middle 1970 TV Movie Cuz
Where Were You When the Lights Went Out? 1968 Grand Central Commuter (uncredited)
A Man Called Adam 1966 Party Guest (uncredited)
The Pawnbroker 1964 Man on Street (uncredited)
Angel Has Fallen 2018 announced Allan Trumbull
The Nutcracker and the Four Realms 2018 filming Drosselmeyer
Villa Capri 2017 post-production
Going in Style 2017 completed Willie
Cold Warriors pre-production
Madam Secretary 2015-2016 TV Series Chief Justice Wilbourne / Chief Justice Frawley
Ben-Hur 2016 Ilderim
Now You See Me 2 2016 Thaddeus Bradley
The Story of God with Morgan Freeman 2016 TV Series Host
London Has Fallen 2016 VP Allan Trumbull
Momentum 2015/I Senator
Ted 2 2015 Patrick Meighan
Last Knights 2015 Bartok
Yo Gabba Gabba! 2015 TV Series G-Clef
Dolphin Tale 2 2014 Dr. Cameron McCarthy
5 Flights Up 2014 Alex Carver
Lucy 2014/I Professor Norman
Wish Wizard 2014 Short Maxwell Omni
Transcendence 2014/I Joseph Tagger
The Lego Movie 2014 Vitruvius (voice)
Last Vegas 2013 Archie Clayton
Now You See Me 2013/I Thaddeus Bradley
Oblivion 2013/I Beech
Olympus Has Fallen 2013 Speaker Trumbull
The Dark Knight Rises 2012 Fox
The Magic of Belle Isle 2012 Monte Wildhorn
Dolphin Tale 2011 Dr. Cameron McCarthy
Conan the Barbarian 2011 Narrator (voice, uncredited)
RED 2010 Joe Matheson
30 for 30 2010 TV Series documentary Narrator
Invictus 2009 Nelson Mandela
The Maiden Heist 2009 Charles Peterson
Thick as Thieves 2009/I Ripley
The Dark Knight 2008 Lucius Fox
Wanted 2008 Sloan
A Raisin in the Sun 2008 TV Movie Narrator (uncredited)
The Bucket List 2007 Carter
Feast of Love 2007 Harry Stevenson
Gone Baby Gone 2007 Jack Doyle
Evan Almighty 2007 God
The Contract 2006 Carden
10 Items or Less 2006 Him
Lucky Number Slevin 2006 The Boss
Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon 3D 2005 Documentary short Neil Armstrong (voice)
An Unfinished Life 2005 Mitch Bradley
Batman Begins 2005 Video Game Lucius Fox (voice)
War of the Worlds 2005 Narration (voice)
Batman Begins 2005 Lucius Fox
Edison 2005 Ashford
Unleashed 2005 Sam
Slavery and the Making of America 2005 TV Series Narrator
Million Dollar Baby 2004 Eddie Scrap-Iron Dupris
A Remarkable Promise 2004 Short Narrator
The Big Bounce 2004 Walter Crewes
Rameses: Wrath of God or Man? 2004 TV Movie documentary Narrator
Guilty by Association 2003 Video Police Lieutenant Redding
Bruce Almighty 2003 God
Dreamcatcher 2003 Col. Abraham Curtis
Levity 2003 Miles Evans
Freedom: A History of Us 2003 TV Series documentary Frederick Douglass Ernest Green Thurgood Marshall ...
The Sum of All Fears 2002 DCI William Cabot
High Crimes 2002 Charles W. Grimes
Along Came a Spider 2001 Alex Cross
American Masters 2000 TV Series documentary Narrator
Nurse Betty 2000 Charlie
Under Suspicion 2000 Captain Victor Benezet
Deep Impact 1998 President Beck
Hard Rain 1998 Jim
Amistad 1997 Theodore Joadson
Kiss the Girls 1997 Dr. Alex Cross
Chain Reaction 1996 Paul Shannon
Moll Flanders 1996 Hibble
Se7en 1995 Somerset
Outbreak 1995 General Billy Ford
The Shawshank Redemption 1994 Ellis Boyd 'Red' Redding
Unforgiven 1992 Ned Logan
The Power of One 1992 Geel Piet
The Savior Is Born 1992 TV Short Narrator (voice)
The True Story of Glory Continues 1991 Documentary Narrator (voice)
American Experience 1991 TV Series documentary Narrator
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves 1991 Azeem
The Bonfire of the Vanities 1990 Judge Leonard White
The Civil War 1990 TV Mini-Series documentary Frederick Douglass / John Boston
Glory 1989 Sgt. Maj. John Rawlins
Driving Miss Daisy 1989 Hoke Colburn
Johnny Handsome 1989 Lt. A.Z. Drones
Lean on Me 1989 Principal Joe Clark
Clean and Sober 1988 Craig
Clinton and Nadine 1988 TV Movie Dorsey Pratt
Fight for Life 1987 TV Movie Dr. Sherard
Street Smart 1987 Fast Black
Resting Place 1986 TV Movie Luther Johnson
The Execution of Raymond Graham 1985 TV Movie Warden Pratt
The Twilight Zone 1985 TV Series Tony (segment "Dealer's Choice")
Great Performances 1985 TV Series Messenger
That Was Then... This Is Now 1985 Charlie Woods
Marie 1985 Charles Traughber

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Rendezvous with Rama producer announced
Madam Secretary 2014-2016 TV Series executive producer - 48 episodes
The Story of God with Morgan Freeman 2016 TV Series executive producer - 6 episodes
Through the Wormhole 2010-2016 TV Series documentary executive producer - 44 episodes
5 Flights Up 2014 producer
Man vs. the Universe 2014 TV Mini-Series executive producer
Stem Cell Universe with Stephen Hawking 2014 TV Movie documentary executive producer
Curiosity 2011 TV Series documentary executive producer - 1 episode
30 for 30 2010 TV Series documentary producer - 1 episode
Invictus 2009 executive producer
The Maiden Heist 2009 executive producer
10 Items or Less 2006 executive producer
Levity 2003 executive producer
Along Came a Spider 2001 executive producer
Under Suspicion 2000 executive producer
Mutiny 1999 TV Movie executive producer

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
5 Flights Up 2014 arranger: "My Melancholy Baby", "Hail To The Chief" / performer: "My Melancholy Baby", "Hail To The Chief"
10 Items or Less 2006 performer: "Al Pasar la Barca"
Brubaker 1980 performer: "Respect" - uncredited

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Madam Secretary 2015-2016 TV Series 2 episodes
Bopha! 1993

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Don't Say No Until I Finish Talking: The Story of Richard D. Zanuck 2013 Documentary special thanks
The Last White Knight 2012 Documentary thanks
Zombie Whisperer 2012 TV Series special thanks
Biography: Morgan Freeman 2010 TV Movie special thanks
Prom Night in Mississippi 2009 Documentary very special thanks
Strength and Honour 2007 special thanks
All About Us 2007 very special thanks
Bobby Rush: Live at Ground Zero 2007 Video special thanks: Ground Zero Blues Club
Last of the Mississippi Jukes 2003 Documentary special thanks
Scandalize My Name: Stories from the Blacklist 1998 Documentary thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Inside the Actors Studio 2005 TV Series Himself - Guest
Inside Dish with Rachael Ray 2004 TV Series documentary Himself
Genius: A Night for Ray Charles 2004 TV Special Himself
Decisions That Shook the World 2004 TV Mini-Series documentary Voice Over (voice)
Hope Springs Eternal: A Look Back at 'The Shawshank Redemption' 2004 Video documentary short Himself
The Shawshank Redemption: Behind the Scenes 2004 Video short Himself
The Shawshank Redemption: Cast Interviews 2004 Video documentary Himself
Survivors of the Shoah: Visual History Foundation 2004 Video documentary short voice
The Hunting of the President 2004 Documentary Narrator (voice)
Tinseltown TV 2004 TV Series Himself
The Living Blues 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself
2003 World Awards 2003 TV Special Himself
Delta Blues Museum 2003 Video documentary short Himself
A Tale of Two Schools 2003 TV Movie documentary Narrator (voice)
The 100 Greatest Movie Stars 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself
God kveld Norge 2003 TV Series Himself
Once Upon a Time in Utah, Sundance 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself
Declaration of Independence 2003 Video documentary short Himself
America Beyond the Color Line with Henry Louis Gates Jr. 2002 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
A Cautionary Tale: The Making of 'The Sum of All Fears' 2002 Video documentary short Himself
All on Accounta Pullin' a Trigger 2002 Video documentary short Himself
High Crimes: Together Again 2002 Video short Himself
Revealed with Jules Asner 2002 TV Series Himself
American Experience 2002 TV Series documentary Himself - Narrator
Leute heute 2002 TV Series documentary Himself
Cannes: Through the Eyes of the Hunter 2001 Documentary short Himself
Independence Day 2001 2001 TV Movie Himself
The 100 Greatest Films 2001 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Making of 'Along Came a Spider' 2001 Video documentary short Himself
Shawshank: The Redeeming Feature 2001 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Panel 2001 TV Series Himself
Beckmann 2001 TV Series Himself
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Thrills: America's Most Heart-Pounding Movies 2001 TV Special documentary Himself
Essence Awards 2001 TV Movie documentary Himself
The 73rd Annual Academy Awards 2001 TV Special Himself - Presenter: 'Wo hu cang long' Film Clip
Acapulco Black Film Festival 2000 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts 2000 TV Special documentary Himself
The Howard Stern Radio Show 2000 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Chris Rock Show 2000 TV Series Himself
Bravo Profiles 2000 TV Series documentary Himself
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Laughs: America's Funniest Movies 2000 TV Special documentary Himself
The 72nd Annual Academy Awards 2000 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Video 'History in the Movies'
Lux 2000 TV Series Himself (2001)
The 57th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2000 TV Special Himself - Presenter
The Directors 1999-2000 TV Series documentary Himself
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts 1999 TV Special Himself
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Stars: America's Greatest Screen Legends 1999 TV Special documentary Himself
The Making of 'Amistad' 1999 Video documentary short Himself
30th NAACP Image Awards 1999 TV Special Himself
29th NAACP Image Awards 1998 TV Special Himself
Scandalize My Name: Stories from the Blacklist 1998 Documentary Himself - Host
Warner Bros. 75th Anniversary: No Guts, No Glory 1998 TV Movie documentary Himself
Mundo VIP 1998 TV Series Himself
Mikkelsens & Monbergs U.S. 1998 TV Series documentary Himself - Actor
Laddie: The Man Behind the Movies 2017 Documentary post-production Himself
The Long Way Home 1997 Documentary Narrator (voice)
The Talk 2014-2017 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself
3rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 1997 TV Special Himself
Live with Kelly and Michael 1989-2016 TV Series Himself - Guest
Screening 1997 Short Himself
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert 2015-2016 TV Series Himself - Guest
The White House 1996 TV Movie documentary Himself - Narrator
CBS This Morning 2015-2016 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest
Kennedy Center's 25th Anniversary 1996 TV Special Himself
2016 Creative Arts Emmys 2016 TV Movie Himself - Presenter: Outstanding Special Class Program and Nominated: Outstanding Informational Series or Special
Very Important Pennis 1996 TV Series Himself
Made in Hollywood 2009-2016 TV Series Himself
Cosmic Voyage 1996 Documentary short Narrator (voice)
Good Morning America 2005-2016 TV Series Himself - Guest
1996 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards 1996 TV Movie documentary Himself
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2014-2016 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself
Inside the White House 1995 TV Movie documentary Narrator (voice)
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to John Williams 2016 TV Movie Himself
1995 VH1 Honors 1995 TV Movie Himself
The Making of 'London Has Fallen' 2016 Video documentary short Himself
The Promised Land 1995 TV Mini-Series documentary Narrator (voice)
Extra 2013-2016 TV Series Himself / Himself - Dolphin Tale 2
The 52nd Annual Golden Globe Awards 1995 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Today 1993-2016 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself
A Century of Cinema 1994 Documentary Himself
Late Night with Seth Meyers 2016 TV Series Himself
The 9th Annual ASC Awards 1994 TV Special Himself
The Story of God with Morgan Freeman 2016 TV Series Himself - Host
The 51st Annual Golden Globe Awards 1994 TV Special Himself - Presenter
The C Word 2016 Documentary voice
The 65th Annual Academy Awards 1993 TV Special Himself - Co-Presenter: Best Cinematography
The View 2006-2016 TV Series Himself - Guest
25th NAACP Image Awards 1993 TV Special Himself
Larry King Now 2013-2016 TV Series Himself - Guest
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Sidney Poitier 1992 TV Special Himself
The 88th Annual Academy Awards 2016 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Best Picture
Eastwood & Co.: Making 'Unforgiven' 1992 TV Short documentary Himself
WGN Morning News 2016 TV Series Himself
Clint Eastwood on Westerns 1992 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Late Late Show with James Corden 2016 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Arsenio Hall Show 1989-1992 TV Series Himself - Guest
73rd Golden Globe Awards 2016 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Director-Motion Picture
One-On-One with the Cast of 'Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves' 1991 Video short Himself
Through the Wormhole 2010-2016 TV Series documentary Himself - Narrator / Himself - Presenter / Host
Neglect Not the Children 1991 TV Movie documentary Himself - Host
24 Hours of Reality and Live Earth: The World Is Watching 2015 TV Movie documentary Himself
Robin Hood: The Myth, the Man, the Movie 1991 TV Short documentary Himself
Oprah's Master Class: Belief Special 2015 TV Movie Himself
The 43th Annual Writers Guild Awards 1991 TV Special Himself
Secrets of the Dead 2015 TV Series documentary Himself - Narrator
The 43th Annual Directors Guild Awards 1991 TV Special Himself
Charlie Rose 2001-2015 TV Series Himself - Guest
A Festival at Ford's 1991 TV Special Narrator (voice)
The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore 2015 TV Series Himself
The 48th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1991 TV Special Himself
International Jazz Day 2015 Himself
The 17th Annual People's Choice Awards 1991 TV Special Himself - Accepting Award for Favourite Mini-Series
Shakespeare Uncovered 2015 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Late Night with David Letterman 1990 TV Series Himself
Lucy: Cerebral Capacity - The True Science of Lucy 2015 Video short Himself
The 44th Annual Tony Awards 1990 TV Special Himself - Performer
Lucy: The Evolution of Lucy 2015 Video short Himself
Night of 100 Stars III 1990 TV Movie Himself
The Mona Lisa Myth 2014 TV Movie documentary voice
The Earth Day Special 1990 TV Special Walter Samson
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2009-2014 TV Series Himself - Guest
The 62nd Annual Academy Awards 1990 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Leading Role & Presenter: Best Film Editing
Weekend Ticket 2014 TV Series short Himself
Ebony/Jet Showcase 1989-1990 TV Series Himself
We the People 2014 Documentary short Narrator
The 47th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1990 TV Special Himself - Winner: Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy / Musical
2014 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards 2014 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series
22nd NAACP Image Awards 1990 TV Special Himself
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2014 TV Series Himself - Guest
The 60th Annual Academy Awards 1988 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Supporting Role
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Jane Fonda 2014 TV Movie Himself
The 45th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1988 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
The Colbert Report 2010-2014 TV Series Himself - Guest
Working in the Theatre 1987 TV Series documentary Himself
The Insider 2014 TV Series Himself
The 32nd Annual Tony Awards 1978 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Best Featured Actor in a Play
Up Close with Carrie Keagan 2007-2014 TV Series Himself - Guest
Out to Lunch 1974 TV Movie Himself / Croupier
Katie 2014 TV Series Himself - Guest
Energy Crisis 1974 TV Movie Himself
Island of Lemurs: Madagascar 2014 Documentary short Narrator (voice)
The 22nd Annual Tony Awards 1968 TV Special Himself - Performer
Ask a Badass with Elizabeth Banks 2014 TV Series Himself
The Queen Latifah Show 2014 TV Series Himself - Guest
20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2014 TV Special Himself - Presenter (uncredited)
Million Dollar Baby: On the Ropes 2014 Video short Himself
Jeopardy! 2013 TV Series Himself - Video Clue Presenter
JFK: A President Betrayed 2013 Documentary
The Screen Junkies Show 2013 TV Series Himself
Promise of a New World: The Making of 'Oblivion' 2013 Video documentary Himself
The Hollywood Fast Lane 2013 TV Series Himself - Interviewee
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Mel Brooks 2013 TV Movie Himself
Politics Nation with Al Sharpton 2013 TV Series Himself
TVGN Movie Special: Now You See Me 2013 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Daily Show 2010-2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
Entertainment Tonight 2007-2013 TV Series Himself
Don't Say No Until I Finish Talking: The Story of Richard D. Zanuck 2013 Documentary Himself - Interviewee
Eastwood Directs: The Untold Story 2013 Documentary Himself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2005-2013 TV Series Himself - Guest / Customer in McDonald's Commercial
19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2013 TV Special Himself - Presenter
Tales from the Warner Bros. Lot 2013 Documentary Himself
The Kennedy Center Honors 2012 TV Special Himself - Performer
Ending the Knight 2012 Video documentary Himself
The Last White Knight 2012 Documentary Himself
Late Show with David Letterman 2008-2012 TV Series Himself - Guest
Fantástico 2012 TV Series documentary Himself
Michael Douglas & Friends Celebrity Golf Tournament 2012 TV Movie Himself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Shirley MacLaine 2012 TV Movie Himself
Tavis Smiley 2009-2012 TV Series Himself - Guest
Universal's Cinematic Spectacular: 100 Years of Movie Memories 2012 Documentary short Narrator (voice)
B.B. King: The Life of Riley 2012 Documentary Narrator
Face to Face with 'Weird Al' Yankovic 2012 TV Series Himself - Guest
The 84th Annual Academy Awards 2012 TV Special Himself - Presenter
Oprah's Master Class 2012 TV Series documentary Himself
MSN Exclusives 2012 TV Series Himself (2014)
Betty White's 90th Birthday: A Tribute to America's Golden Girl 2012 TV Special Himself
The 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2012 TV Special Himself - Cecil B. DeMille Award Recipient
The 38th Annual People's Choice Awards 2012 TV Special Himself
Breaking the Taboo 2012 Documentary
Piers Morgan Tonight 2011 TV Series Himself - Guest
The BAFTA Britannia Awards 2011 TV Special Himself
Anderson Live 2011 TV Series Himself - Guest
1st Look 2011 TV Series Himself - Interviewee
Curiosity 2011 TV Series documentary Himself - Narrator
Clint Eastwood's West 2011 Video documentary short Himself
Close Up 2011 TV Series Himself - Interviewee
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2010-2011 TV Series Himself - Guest
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Morgan Freeman 2011 TV Movie Himself
Quebrando o Tabu 2011 Documentary Narrator
First: Robotics Promotion 2011 Short Himself
Born to Be Wild 2011 Documentary short Narrator (voice)
The Role That Changed My Life 2011 TV Series documentary Himself
The 83rd Annual Academy Awards 2011 TV Special Himself
17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2011 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Life Achievement Award
Hollywood's Top Ten 2011 TV Series Himself
Alzheimer's Foundation of America Together for Care Telethon 2010 TV Movie Himself
The President's Photographer: Fifty Years Inside the Oval Office 2010 TV Movie documentary Himself - Narrator (voice)
Saturday Night Live 2010 TV Series Himself
An American Salute: The Pops at 125 2010 TV Movie documentary Narrator
The 82nd Annual Academy Awards 2010 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Leading Role
The Oprah Winfrey Show 2006-2010 TV Series Himself - Guest
41st NAACP Image Awards 2010 TV Special Himself
Go' aften Danmark 2005-2010 TV Series Himself / Himself - Actor
The Eastwood Factor 2010 Video documentary Narrator (voice)
Live from Studio Five 2010 TV Series Himself
Xposé 2010 TV Series Himself
Breakfast 2010 TV Series Himself - Guest
For Love of Liberty: The Story of America's Black Patriots 2010 TV Movie documentary voice
Cinema 3 2008-2010 TV Series Himself
Días de cine 2010 TV Series Himself
Los desayunos de TVE 2010 TV Series Himself - Guest
16th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2010 TV Special Himself
Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief 2010 TV Movie documentary Himself
The 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2010 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
15th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards 2010 TV Special Himself
The 7PM Project 2010 TV Series Himself
Biography 1996-2010 TV Series documentary Himself
The People Speak 2009 Documentary Himself
Rachael Ray 2006-2009 TV Series Himself - Guest
In the House with Peter Bart & Peter Guber 2009 TV Series
The Jay Leno Show 2009 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Hour 2009 TV Series Himself
The 1st Annual Noble Awards 2009 TV Movie Himself - Recipient: Lifetime Achievement
Scream Awards 2009 2009 TV Special Himself
The Code: Behind the Scenes 2009 Video short Himself
The Code: Cast Interviews 2009 Video short Himself
The Biggest Loser 2009 TV Series Himself
World Film Report 2009 TV Series Himself
The 51st Annual Grammy Awards 2009 TV Special Himself - Presenter
Prom Night in Mississippi 2009 Documentary Himself
Delta Rising: A Blues Documentary 2008 Documentary Himself
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts 2008 TV Special Himself
Through the Eyes of Director Timur Bekmambetov 2008 Video documentary short Himself
Wanted: Cast and Characters 2008 Video short Himself
Sound Revolution 2008 TV Series Himself - Host
Stephen Fry in America 2008 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
E! True Hollywood Story 2008 TV Series documentary Himself
HBO First Look 1995-2008 TV Series documentary Himself / Colonel Curtis
Max on Set: Wanted 2008 TV Short documentary Himself
Where the Water Meets the Sky 2008 Documentary Himself - Narrator
From the Corner 2008 Documentary Narrator
African American Lives 2008 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Capturing Authenticity: Casting 'Gone Baby Gone' 2008 Video short Himself
Going Home: Behind the Scenes with Ben Affleck 2008 Video short Himself
Rob Reiner Interviews the Stars: Morgan Freeman 2008 Video documentary short Himself
Ecoist 2007 TV Series Himself
e2: The Economies of Being Environmentally Conscious 2007 TV Series documentary Himself - Narrator
Screen Nation Television and Film Awards 2007 2007 TV Special Himself
Gone Baby Gone Featurette 2007 Video documentary Himself
Evan Almighty: Animals on Set Two by Two 2007 Video short Himself
Evan Almighty: Becoming Noah 2007 Video short Himself
Evan Almighty: Steve Carell Unscripted 2007 Video short Himself
Evan Almighty: The Almighty Green Set 2007 Video short Himself
Evan Almighty: The Ark-Itects of Noah's Ark 2007 Video short Himself
Evan Almighty: The Building of Noah's Ark 2007 Video short Himself
Evan Almighty: Training the Animals 2007 Video short Himself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 1993-2007 TV Series Himself - Guest
Das große RTL Special zum Film 2007 TV Series Himself
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies: 10th Anniversary Edition 2007 TV Movie documentary Himself
The 5th Annual TV Land Awards 2007 TV Special Himself - Presenter
Caiga quien caiga 2005-2007 TV Series Himself
Bobby Rush: Live at Ground Zero 2007 Video Himself (uncredited)
Corazón de... 2005-2007 TV Series Himself
God Gave Rock & Roll to You 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself
George Clooney: An American Cinematheque Tribute 2006 TV Movie Himself
The Electric Company's Greatest Hits & Bits 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself
Greasy Rider 2006 Documentary Himself
Making 'Lucky Number Slevin' 2006 Video short Himself
Absolute Power: The Making of Edison Force 2006 Video short Himself
Boffo! Tinseltown's Bombs and Blockbusters 2006 Documentary Himself
In the Cutz 2006 TV Series Himself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show 2006 TV Series Himself - Guest
La noche de los Oscar 2006 TV Movie Himself
The 78th Annual Academy Awards 2006 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Best Actress in a Supporting Role
12th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2006 TV Special Himself
60 Minutes 2005 TV Series documentary Himself - Actor (segment "Morgan Freeman")
Soul of the Delta 2005 Documentary short Himself
The Black Movie Awards 2005 TV Special Himself - Presenter
Mississippi Rising 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself
Mon plus grand moment de cinéma 2005 TV Series short Himself
El Magacine 2005 TV Series Himself
Shelter from the Storm: A Concert for the Gulf Coast 2005 TV Special Himself
Born to Fight 2005 Video documentary short Himself
James Lipton Takes on Three 2005 Video documentary short Himself
Getaway 2005 TV Series Himself
The 8th Shanghai International Film Festival 2005 TV Special Himself - Co-Presenter: Best Film
Out of Africa: Heroes and Icons 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself
Waratte iitomo! 2005 TV Series Himself
Dos rombos 2005 TV Series Himself
La noche con Fuentes y Cía 2005 TV Series Himself - Guest
Lo + plus 1998-2005 TV Series Himself - Guest
Shootout 2005 TV Series Himself
The 77th Annual Academy Awards 2005 TV Special Himself - Winner: Best Actor in a Supporting Role
The Heaven and Earth Show 2005 TV Series Himself
11th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2005 TV Special Himself - Winner: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
The Challenge of Freedom 2005 TV Movie documentary Narrator (voice)
Blues Divas 2005 Documentary Himself
March of the Penguins 2005 Documentary Narrator (English version, voice)
The 62nd Annual Golden Globe Awards 2005 TV Special documentary Himself - Nominee: Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
Tsunami Aid: A Concert of Hope 2005 TV Special Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
John G. Avildsen: King of the Underdogs 2017 Documentary post-production Himself
The Insider 2016 TV Series Himself
Beer and Board Games 2016 TV Series documentary Easy Reader
Extra 2015-2016 TV Series Himself
Entertainment Tonight 2008-2015 TV Series Himself
Inside Edition 2014-2015 TV Series documentary Himself
Lennon or McCartney 2014 Documentary short Himself
The Second Annual 'On Cinema' Oscar Special 2014 TV Movie Himself (uncredited)
The LEGO Movie Videogame 2014 Video Game Vitruvius
The Fire Rises: The Creation and Impact of the Dark Knight Trilogy 2013 Video documentary Himself
Colorshop: 100 Vintage TV Ads, Vol.1 2013 Video Father in John Hancock commercial
Movie Guide 2013 TV Series Archie / Thaddeus Bradley
Chelsea Lately 2013 TV Series Himself / Speaker Trumbull
Betty White's 2nd Annual 90th Birthday 2013 TV Movie Himself
Mrs. Eastwood & Company 2012 TV Series Himself
MythBusters 2010 TV Series documentary Dr. Alex Cross
I Am 2010/III Documentary uncredited
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2010 TV Series Himself
Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy 2010 Video documentary Himself (uncredited)
Live from Studio Five 2010 TV Series Himself
Almost Famous III 2010 TV Movie documentary Alka Seltzer commercial
The O'Reilly Factor 2008 TV Series Ned Logan / Himself
Writing a Bucket List 2008 Video documentary short Carter (uncredited)
John Mayer: Say 2007 Video short Carter
Today Tonight 2007 TV Series Red Rediing
Cómo conseguir un papel en Hollywood 2007 TV Movie documentary Himself
Phénomania 2005 TV Series documentary
The Another World Reunion 2003 TV Movie Roy Bingham
American Masters 2000 TV Series documentary Himself - Actor
Biography 2000 TV Series documentary Ellis Boyd 'Red' Redding
Gomorron 1995 TV Series Himself
100 Years at the Movies 1994 TV Short documentary Himself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2017 Career Achievement Award AARP Movies for Grownups Awards
2016 Movies for Grownups Award AARP Movies for Grownups Awards Best Grownup Love Story 5 Flights Up (2014) · Diane Keaton
2016 Gala Tribute Film Society of Lincoln Center
2015 BTVA People's Choice Voice Acting Award Behind the Voice Actors Awards Best Vocal Ensemble in a Feature Film The Lego Movie (2014) · Chris Pratt
· Elizabeth Banks
· Will Ferrell
· Will Arnett
· Liam Neeson
· Alison Brie
· Nick Offerman
· Charlie Day
2015 Black Reel Black Reel Awards Outstanding Voice Performance The Lego Movie (2014)
2013 CinemaCon Award CinemaCon, USA Cinema Icon Award
2012 Cecil B. DeMille Award Golden Globes, USA
2012 Golden Camera for Lifetime Achievement Golden Camera, Germany International
2012 People's Choice Award People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite Movie Icon
2011 Life Achievement Award American Film Institute, USA
2011 International Lifetime Achievement Award Bombay International Film Festival
2011 CinEuphoria CinEuphoria Awards Career - Honorary Award
2010 Board of the Governors Award American Society of Cinematographers, USA
2010 Black Reel Black Reel Awards Best Actor Invictus (2009)
2010 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture Invictus (2009)
2010 Career Achievement Award Palm Springs International Film Festival
2009 AAFCA Award African-American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) Best Actor Invictus (2009)
2009 COFCA Award Central Ohio Film Critics Association Best Ensemble The Dark Knight (2008) · Christian Bale
· Heath Ledger
· Aaron Eckhart
· Maggie Gyllenhaal
· Michael Caine
· Gary Oldman
2009 NBR Award National Board of Review, USA Best Actor Invictus (2009)
2009 People's Choice Award People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite Cast The Dark Knight (2008) · Christian Bale
· Heath Ledger
· Michael Caine
· Aaron Eckhart
· Maggie Gyllenhaal
· Gary Oldman
2009 Golden Icon Award Zurich Film Festival
2008 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Cast Ensemble The Dark Knight (2008) · Christian Bale
· Heath Ledger
· Gary Oldman
· Michael Caine
· Cillian Murphy
· Aaron Eckhart
· Maggie Gyllenhaal
2006 Golden Pyramid Cairo International Film Festival
2006 Camie Character and Morality in Entertainment Awards La marche de l'empereur (2005) · Yves Darondeau (producer)
· Christophe Lioud (producer)
· Emmanuel Priou (producer)
· Luc Jacquet (writer/director)
· Laurent Chalet (cinematographer)
· Jérôme Maison (cinematographer)
2006 King Vidor Memorial Award San Luis Obispo International Film Festival
2005 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role Million Dollar Baby (2004)
2005 Lifetime Achievement Award Dubai International Film Festival
2005 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture Million Dollar Baby (2004)
2005 IOMA Italian Online Movie Awards (IOMA) Best Supporting Actor (Miglior attore non protagonista) Million Dollar Baby (2004)
2005 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role Million Dollar Baby (2004)
2005 VFCC Award Vancouver Film Critics Circle Best Supporting Actor Million Dollar Baby (2004)
2004 Lifetime Achievement Award Denver International Film Festival
2004 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture Bruce Almighty (2003)
2004 UFCA Award Utah Film Critics Association Awards Best Supporting Actor Million Dollar Baby (2004)
2003 Special Prize for Outstanding Contribution to World Cinema Karlovy Vary International Film Festival
2003 Career Achievement Award National Board of Review, USA
2003 Star on the Walk of Fame Walk of Fame Motion Picture On 18 March 2003. At 7021 Hollywood Blvd.
2001 Lifetime Achievement Award Philadelphia Film Festival
2000 Hollywood Film Award Hollywood Film Awards Outstanding Achievement in Acting
2000 Joseph Plateau Life Achievement Award Joseph Plateau Awards
1999 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture Deep Impact (1998)
1998 Career Achievement Award Acapulco Black Film Festival
1998 Crystal Iris Brussels International Film Festival
1998 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture Amistad (1997)
1997 Empire Award Empire Awards, UK Best Actor Se7en (1995)
1997 ALFS Award London Critics Circle Film Awards Actor of the Year Se7en (1995)
1995 Chlotrudis Award Chlotrudis Awards Best Actor The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
1993 Bronze Wrangler Western Heritage Awards Theatrical Motion Picture Unforgiven (1992) · Clint Eastwood (producer/director/actor)
· David Valdes (executive producer)
· David Webb Peoples (writer)
· Gene Hackman (actor)
· Richard Harris (actor)
1992 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Motion Picture Driving Miss Daisy (1989)
1991 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Motion Picture Lean on Me (1989)
1990 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical Driving Miss Daisy (1989)
1990 Silver Berlin Bear Berlin International Film Festival Best Acting Team Driving Miss Daisy (1989) · Jessica Tandy
1989 KCFCC Award Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards Best Actor Driving Miss Daisy (1989)
1989 NBR Award National Board of Review, USA Best Actor Driving Miss Daisy (1989)
1988 Independent Spirit Award Independent Spirit Awards Best Supporting Male Street Smart (1987)
1988 NSFC Award National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA Best Supporting Actor Street Smart (1987)
1987 LAFCA Award Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards Best Supporting Actor Street Smart (1987)
1987 NYFCC Award New York Film Critics Circle Awards Best Supporting Actor Street Smart (1987)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Informational Series or Special The Story of God with Morgan Freeman (2016) · James Younger (executive producer)
· Lori McCreary (executive producer)
· Michael J. Miller (executive producer)
· Simon Andreae (executive producer)
· Scott Tiffany (supervising producer)
· Frank Kosa (producer)
2015 BTVA Feature Film Voice Acting Award Behind the Voice Actors Awards Best Male Vocal Performance in a Feature Film in a Supporting Role The Lego Movie (2014)
2015 BTVA Feature Film Voice Acting Award Behind the Voice Actors Awards Best Vocal Ensemble in a Feature Film The Lego Movie (2014) · Chris Pratt
· Elizabeth Banks
· Will Ferrell
· Will Arnett
· Liam Neeson
· Alison Brie
· Nick Offerman
· Charlie Day
2015 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance The Lego Movie (2014)
2013 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture The Magic of Belle Isle (2012)
2012 Emmy News & Documentary Emmy Awards Outstanding Science and Technology Programming Through the Wormhole (2010) · Lisa Andreae (executive producer)
· Lori McCreary (executive producer)
· Bernadette McDaid (executive producer)
· Tracy Mercer (executive producer)
· Deborah Adler Myers (executive producer)
· James Younger (executive producer)
· Geoffrey Sharp (producer)
· Anthony Lund (co-producer)
2011 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Life Achievement (Performer)
2011 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture RED (2010)
2010 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role Invictus (2009)
2010 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama Invictus (2009)
2010 Movies for Grownups Award AARP Movies for Grownups Awards Best Actor Invictus (2009)
2010 Critics Choice Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Actor Invictus (2009)
2010 DFCS Award Denver Film Critics Society Best Actor Invictus (2009)
2010 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Life Achievement (Performer)
2010 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role Invictus (2009)
2009 Critics Choice Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Acting Ensemble The Dark Knight (2008) · Heath Ledger
· Maggie Gyllenhaal
· Aaron Eckhart
· Christian Bale
· Michael Caine
· Gary Oldman
2009 DFWFCA Award Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards Best Actor Invictus (2009)
2009 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Ensemble Cast The Dark Knight (2008) · Christian Bale
· Michael Caine
· Aaron Eckhart
· Maggie Gyllenhaal
· Heath Ledger
· Gary Oldman
2009 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Life Achievement (Performer)
2009 HFCS Award Houston Film Critics Society Awards Best Actor Invictus (2009)
2009 SLFCA Award St. Louis Film Critics Association, US Best Actor Invictus (2009)
2009 WAFCA Award Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards Best Actor Invictus (2009)
2008 Critics Choice Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Acting Ensemble Gone Baby Gone (2007) · Amy Ryan
· Casey Affleck
· John Ashton
· Ed Harris
· Michelle Monaghan
2005 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture Million Dollar Baby (2004)
2005 BET Award BET Awards Best Actor Million Dollar Baby (2004)
2005 Black Movie Award Black Movie Awards Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role Batman Begins (2005)
2005 Black Reel Black Reel Awards Best Supporting Actor Million Dollar Baby (2004)
2005 Critics Choice Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Supporting Actor Million Dollar Baby (2004)
2005 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Supporting Actor Million Dollar Baby (2004)
2005 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Ensemble Cast Million Dollar Baby (2004) · Clint Eastwood
· Hilary Swank
2005 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Supporting Actor Million Dollar Baby (2004)
2005 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture Million Dollar Baby (2004) · Clint Eastwood
· Hilary Swank
2004 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Cast Ensemble Million Dollar Baby (2004) · Clint Eastwood
· Hilary Swank
· Jay Baruchel
· Anthony Mackie
· Michael Coulter
· Brían F. O'Byrne
· Margo Martindale
· Lucia Rijker
2004 BET Comedy Award BET Comedy Awards Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Box Office Movie Bruce Almighty (2003)
2004 Black Reel Black Reel Awards Film: Best Supporting Actor Bruce Almighty (2003)
2004 WAFCA Award Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards Best Supporting Actor Million Dollar Baby (2004)
2003 Black Reel Black Reel Awards Theatrical - Best Supporting Actor The Sum of All Fears (2002)
2003 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture High Crimes (2002)
2003 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie Chemistry Bruce Almighty (2003) · Jim Carrey
2002 BET Award BET Awards Best Actor High Crimes (2002)
2002 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture Along Came a Spider (2001)
2001 Black Reel Black Reel Awards Theatrical - Best Actor Nurse Betty (2000)
2001 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture Nurse Betty (2000)
2001 Golden Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role, Comedy or Musical Nurse Betty (2000)
1999 Blockbuster Entertainment Award Blockbuster Entertainment Awards Favorite Actor - Sci-Fi Deep Impact (1998)
1998 Blockbuster Entertainment Award Blockbuster Entertainment Awards Favorite Actor - Suspense Kiss the Girls (1997)
1996 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Actor Se7en (1995)
1996 CFCA Award Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Best Actor Se7en (1995)
1996 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Motion Picture Se7en (1995)
1996 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Best On-Screen Duo Se7en (1995) · Brad Pitt
1995 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Actor in a Leading Role The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
1995 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
1995 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Actor in a Leading Role Se7en (1995)
1995 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Cast Ensemble Se7en (1995) · Brad Pitt
· Gwyneth Paltrow
· Kevin Spacey
· R. Lee Ermey
1995 CFCA Award Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Best Supporting Actor The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
1995 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
1994 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Cast Ensemble The Shawshank Redemption (1994) · Tim Robbins
· Bob Gunton
· William Sadler
· Clancy Brown
· Gil Bellows
· Mark Rolston
· James Whitmore
1992 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Best On-Screen Duo Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991) · Kevin Costner
1990 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Actor in a Leading Role Driving Miss Daisy (1989)
1990 American Comedy Award American Comedy Awards, USA Funniest Actor in a Motion Picture (Leading Role) Driving Miss Daisy (1989)
1990 CFCA Award Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Best Supporting Actor Glory (1989)
1989 ACE CableACE Awards Supporting Actor in a Movie or Miniseries Clinton and Nadine (1988)
1988 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Actor in a Supporting Role Street Smart (1987)
1988 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture Street Smart (1987)

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2005 DFWFCA Award Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards Best Supporting Actor Million Dollar Baby (2004)
2005 NSFC Award National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA Best Supporting Actor Million Dollar Baby (2004)
2004 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Actor in a Supporting Role Million Dollar Baby (2004)
2004 LAFCA Award Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards Best Supporting Actor Million Dollar Baby (2004)
2004 SEFCA Award Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards Best Supporting Actor Million Dollar Baby (2004)
1995 DFWFCA Award Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards Best Actor The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
1994 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Actor in a Leading Role The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
1990 NSFC Award National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA Best Actor Driving Miss Daisy (1989)
1989 LAFCA Award Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards Best Actor Driving Miss Daisy (1989)

3rd place awards

3rd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1996 NSFC Award National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA Best Actor Se7en (1995)
1989 NYFCC Award New York Film Critics Circle Awards Best Actor Driving Miss Daisy (1989)

TitleSalary
Kiss the Girls (1997) $5,000,000

#Fact
1 Ranked fourth highest grossing actor of all time with his previous films grossing $4.3 billion.
2 Is one of two African American actors in the top 5 highest grossing actors of all time, the other actor is Eddie Murphy.
3 20 years later, winner for Vintage Performance by an Actor in 1995, for his role as Detective Somerset in Se7en (1995) at the first Vintage Film Awards.
4 Accredits his voice to studying at the LACC Theater Academy. Other alumni include Mark Hamill, Cindy Williams, Donna Reed and Rene Michelle Aranda.
5 Has appeared in three Best Picture Academy Award winners: Driving Miss Daisy (1989), Unforgiven (1992) and Million Dollar Baby (2004). Clint Eastwood also appeared in and directed the latter two films.
6 Son Alfonso Freeman (actor) was born in Los Angeles, September 13, 1959 to Morgan and Loletha Adkins (Polk). Alfonso first met his father in 1984.
7 His grandfather was Morgan Herbert Freeman. His father was Morgan Porterfield Freeman. He has said that his parents forgot to give him a middle name.
8 Recently became a beekeeper.
9 As of 2014, has appeared in four movies that were nominated for the Best Picture Oscar: Driving Miss Daisy (1989), Unforgiven (1992), The Shawshank Redemption (1994) and Million Dollar Baby (2004). With the exception of The Shawshank Redemption (1994), all the other films won in the category.
10 Has purchased the film rights to Orange Crushed, a mystery novel by an African-American writer, Pamela Thomas-Graham. (Thomas-Graham is also the CEO of cable news channel CNBC.) Orange Crushed features an African-American heroine, Professor Nikki Chase. [June 2004]
11 He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7021 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on March 18, 2003.
12 Favorite films include the original films King Kong (1933) and Moulin Rouge (1952).
13 The longest he has gone without an Oscar nomination is 10 years, between The Shawshank Redemption (1994) and Million Dollar Baby (2004).
14 Received the 2012 Cecil B. DeMille Award at the Golden Globe Awards ceremony in January 2012.
15 Listed his five favorite films as King Kong (1933), High Noon (1952), Moulin Rouge (1952), The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976) and Moby Dick (1956).
16 Was honored with the American Film Institute's 39th Lifetime Achievement Award on June 9, 2011.
17 Resides in Charleston, Mississippi and New York City.
18 Friends with Kenny Chesney.
19 Though he was born in Memphis, he actually grew up in the Mississippi Delta region. He moved back to Mississippi to open a blues club and restaurant in 2001.
20 Broke his arm and shoulder when he flipped his car near his home of Charleston, Mississippi on August 3, 2008.
21 In addition to his role as Lucius Fox in the current Batman franchise, Freeman previously acted alongside another Batman: Michael Keaton in Clean and Sober (1988).
22 Has said that watching Gary Cooper's films in his youth inspired him to become an actor.
23 Works closely with screenwriter Grant Boucher.
24 Attended the 2004 and 2005 Dubai International Film Festival in the United Arab Emirates.
25 Narrated two Academy Award-winning feature-length documentaries: The Long Way Home (1997) and March of the Penguins (2005).
26 Three films of his are on the American Film Institute's 100 Most Inspiring Movies of All Time. They are: Driving Miss Daisy (1989) at #77, Glory (1989) at #31 and The Shawshank Redemption (1994) at #23.
27 In January 2001, opened Madidi, a fine-dining restaurant in Clarksdale, MS, with local attorney and businessman, Bill Lucket. They also co-own Ground Zero Blues Club, a blues bar and grill that opened in May 2001.
28 His performance as Fast Black in Street Smart (1987) is ranked #77 on Premiere magazine's 100 Greatest Performances of All Time (2006).
29 Is the only African-American actor to appear in three Best Picture Oscar Winners: Driving Miss Daisy (1989), Unforgiven (1992) and Million Dollar Baby (2004).
30 Has played three men who teach someone to box in three separate films. First, he played Geel Piet in The Power of One (1992), he then played Alex Cross in Kiss the Girls (1997) where, at the beginning of the film, he was teaching a group of young boys how to box, and he also played Eddie "Scrap Iron" Dupree in Million Dollar Baby (2004).
31 Member of the jury at the Berlin International Film Festival in 1994.
32 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 friend predicted he would win. It even came with a plaque that read: "No Parking. Reserved for Oscar."
33 Most of the characters he has played are not written specifically for an African-American actor.
34 Received a trademark on his name from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on September 19, 2006.
35 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.
36 Speaks French fluently. 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 (2002).
37 Arrived in Los Angeles, California in 1959 and his first job was as a clerk typist.
38 Said in an issue of Life magazine (February 2005) that he can be seen as an extra in The Pawnbroker (1964).
39 Was nominated for Broadway's 1978 Tony Award as Best Actor (Feature Role - Play) for "The Mighty Gents".
40 Is often called the greatest living actor in film, a title he humbly waves off and says he is just "lucky".
41 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.
42 Owns a boat which is berthed in the Caribbean. His busy schedule, however, only allows him to go sailing on it once a year.
43 Has appeared in two films opposite a main character named Jack Ryan: The Sum of All Fears (2002) and The Big Bounce (2004).
44 Has starred in two movies based on Stephen King books: Dreamcatcher (2003) and The Shawshank Redemption (1994).
45 Has his own production company, Revelation Entertainment.
46 Broadway debut in the musical "Hello, Dolly!" with Pearl Bailey and Cab Calloway.
47 Recently earned a Private Pilot license.
48 Has recorded a new radio public service announcement about the national parks.
49 Worked as a mechanic in the United States Air Force.
50 Considered joining the Air Force to become a fighter pilot but opted to stay with acting instead.
51 Has reprised the same character three times. He played Dr. Alex Cross in Kiss the Girls (1997) and then reprised the role in Along Came a Spider (2001). He also played God in Bruce Almighty (2003) and then reprised that role in Evan Almighty (2007). Finally, he played Lucius Fox in both Batman Begins (2005) and The Dark Knight (2008).
52 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.
53 Received the "Hollywood Outstanding Achievement in Acting" Award on August 7, 2000.
54 Father of Morgana Freeman with Jeanette Adair Bradshaw. He also adopted his first wife's daughter, Deena.
55 Father of Alfonso Freeman from his relationship with Loletha Adkins and Saifoulaye Freeman (born 1960) from another previous relationship.
56 Village Voice Obie for Driving Miss Daisy (1989). [1990]
57 Village Voice Obie for Great Performances: The Gospel at Colonus (1985). [1986]
58 Village Voice Obie for Coriolanus (1979) and "Mother Courage". [1980]
59 Ranked #31 in Empire (UK) magazine's "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list. [October 1997]

#Quote
1 Stillness. It's what I learn from the actors I work with. That's all, and that's the hardest thing.
2 [on the assassination of John F. Kennedy in 1963] On that dreadful afternoon I, along with most of the other people in New York, found myself on the street, wandering in a daze, shocked to realize the enormity of the act. I think that's when America began to lose her way.
3 I never wanted to be a movie star. I never wanted to be a personality. Then all you do is turn yourself into what the audience wants and play it over and over. That's what movie stars do.
4 [on Michael Wincott] Michael is a sweetheart, he has an enormous power. He is one of those people who's totally dedicated to what he's doing. I certainly get enjoyment out of working with him. He's great to rehearse with, he's always got ideas and this incredible sense of humor and this kind of outlandish take on things.
5 I never think about awards or anything like that when I do a job. I was first named a best actor when I was 12 years old and it doesn't really mean anything when you get down to it, because there is no best. I don't get all that involved. My chest puffs up as much as I can puff it up but I am not trying to be better than the person I am acting with. I am trying to be at least as good. That's how it works.
6 [on The Shawshank Redemption (1994)] That is the film that most people will mention. It's not the only one, but it's the most common. I think more people have seen Shawshank than have seen anything else bar Casablanca (1942). Me, I just take the compliment.
7 Glory (1989) does what I think movies are best at, and that is giving you a lesson in history. Glory is a story that nobody knew. It's American history that was completely ignored, and there is an awful lot of that. It is because the people who tell the story tell their own story. So if you ever ask, any time down the line, that's always the film I'll be most proud of.
8 I don't like tension on a set -- at all, of any kind.
9 I don't do accents. But I was going to have to do some sort of accent and do my best to sound like Mandela. I really fretted over that because he's an iconic figure. If you screw it up you've screwed it up. But once we got into production, it all fell into place. -- on the toughest aspect of preparing for "Invictus"
10 The fact that the people who are making the decisions about moviemaking are not moviemakers is a big problem.
11 I'm not good at anything else. Certainly not golf. -- on why he is an actor.
12 I don't think that anything where you start off with something is an art form. If you start off with a blank page or a blank canvas or a blank slab or a blank stone, you're going to create something. If someone brings it to you and says, "Can you enlarge upon it?".
13 I don't know about anyone else, but my kids didn't have me. I was busy trying to be somebody. Now I have all these debts to pay. -- on the personal toll being an actor can take on a person.
14 Isn't there a big, 800-pound gorilla missing here? Money, money, money. You work all your life so you don't have to wash dishes or sweep floors or pump gas, and still pay the rent. That's very germane to what you call a career.
15 No, but a lot of roles I refuse because it's not me. -- on if he ever feels he's been miscast.
16 I'm not a campaigner or a crusader for ending racism, or anything for that matter. I believe you should live your life according to your own tenets. If there are people you don't like, avoid them. But not liking people based on generalities is stupid.
17 My aim in life, when I graduated from high school, was to get out of Mississippi. I started coming back [to Mississippi] in about 1979, because my parents moved back, which I couldn't understand. What in the world would make you come back here? It took me about 20 years to figure that out.
18 I think we all have a private bucket list. It may not be written down, but I'm constantly checking them off. I just checked off Jack Nicholson. Every day was a holiday because I've been praying at the temple of Jack ever since Five Easy Pieces (1970). I had a chance to ride with him on the Warner Brothers plane with Clint [Eastwood]. I got to jawing what a fan I was, and as actors will do, he expressed how he liked my work. Then we started talking about how we could make a sequel to [the 1973 Nicholson film] The Last Detail (1973). But that didn't pan out.
19 I've never been a mechanic. Throughout my life, what I have been is an actor, a pretender. I do have the wife and the family and the stuff like that but on the other hand, I'm - knock on wood - outstandingly healthy.
20 I work about half the year. I'm just a guy who enjoys his work and enjoys working with people who enjoy their work. When that happens you get a bonding situation and if it come out with a good product, then that ties you even closer together. It's almost like a great love affair.
21 [upon getting work as an off-Broadway actor in 1967] I made $70 a week as an actor and I'd been making $60 in L.A. Making more than that as an actor was just unbelievable to me. I never went back to typing but had some real lean times in-between. But I didn't have to go to work for anybody else. I didn't have to wash dishes, I didn't have to wait tables, I didn't have to drive a cab or wash cars. I deliberately left myself nothing to fall back on. If you've got a cushion, where you land, you stay. You can't climb a mountain with a net. If you've got the net, you'll let go.
22 If you live a life of make-believe, your life isn't worth anything until you do something that does challenge your reality. And to me, sailing the open ocean is a real challenge, because it's life or death.
23 They say there's no fool like an old fool. But blessings be upon my wife because I think without her, I'd be somebody's fool by now.
24 Sometimes, you want to upset an audience so you can engage them. I've done so-called Hollywood films, and I know that it's all about wanting the audience to feel upbeat, give them a happy ending. But they also like complete stories. If your story's complete it doesn't have to have a happy ending.
25 I don't have to work. I could stop and never have to worry about paying the rent. I'm working for the joy of doing it.
26 If you wake up and the snow is knee-deep outside, you are not filled with rage. It's just something that you've got to cope with. If you're living in a situation it's the only situation that you know, and you've got to deal with it.
27 [upon waking up face down in a door way and not knowing how he got there] I recognised that it had become a problem, so I just quit. I do have self-control. Once I realise that I've got to change something I just do it.
28 You couldn't possibly try to entertain all of the people who seem to be offering you entertainment. Because most of them want some compensation for it.
29 The American Indians have this saying. 'Look at the day, look at the sunlight, the grass and the trees! It's a good day to die!'
30 Ridiculous... I don't want a Black History Month. Black history is American history. - when asked what he thinks of Black History Month on 60 Minutes (1968).
31 Stop talking about it. I'm going to stop calling you a white man. And I'm going to ask you to stop calling me a black man. - when asked how to get rid of racism in an interview with Mike Wallace on 60 Minutes (1968).
32 You know, I was hanging out with Sidney Poitier and we were trying to decide if he or I were the better actor. We decided it was me as I convinced the world I could sing. (Freeman debuted on Broadway in 1968 in "Hello, Dolly!")
33 I'm very worried about what's going on in the world at the moment because we have this Napoleonic president; by Napoleonic I mean he's a man who just seems to need to search himself. It doesn't make sense. I don't have any love lost on Saddam Hussein. If he needs to be removed from office, fine. You have to find the right way to do it, but going to war, nah, with the people. To do what. What is the real reason? Because he's harboring weapons of mass destruction? So it is with North Korea. Why are we acting to acquiesce to this? We do not need the Iraqi oil. We have Kuwait oil. It's the same pool. That's why Kuwait's there. That's why Kuwait was set up. You think that country could exist there without somebody backing it? We're talking about a piece of Iraq. So, we keep this. That's my noise. I am terribly upset about the whole thing.
34 [Accepting his UCLA Tracy award]: To be included among this group of highly accomplished actors is just magical.
35 Once you've gotten the job, there's nothing to it. If you're an actor, you're an actor. Doing it is not the hard part. The hard part is getting to do it.
36 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 can let 'em go. When you play good guys, it's kind of boring. It's one note.
37 I find it difficult to watch myself... I find it boring.
38 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 want to see you in serious work. That was going to be me, having people come up to me saying "My kids love you!" I was there three years too long.
39 I don't know what my favorite film of mine is... But I think the most important film I was in was Glory (1989).
40 Is there a movie I think I should have won the Oscar for? Yeah. All of them.
41 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.
42 I saw Neil LaBute's first movie, In the Company of Men (1997), and I thought it sucked deeply. I mean, talk about a couple of scuzzy guys. Man, they were turds. But I was intrigued by the mind that would think this up and film it. Then I saw LaBute's second movie, Your Friends & Neighbors (1998). Not any better, but still intriguing. So then I got the script for Nurse Betty (2000), and I loved it and I went and met him. And it turns out he's married, has these lovely kids. He's just this big bear of a man. Cuddly, even. It didn't take any persuading to convince me to do the film.
43 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 ask me what sort of research I did for the role. Research? What kind of research do you need to play the president? He's a guy. Besides, we all know what presidents are like standing up there in a press conference. Hell, you don't have to do any research to play a president.
44 [on Se7en (1995)] There's all this loss and angst and death and sense of helplessness in that movie - if I saw it in the theater, I probably wouldn't have liked it. 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.
45 [on working on The Shawshank Redemption (1994)] That was a strange production. There were moments of extreme tension on the set. Between the producers and actors, between the director and actors, between everybody. Just this personality stuff between different groups. Very strange. Let's stop talking about that one.
46 [on the character Hoke Colburn in Driving Miss Daisy (1989)] It's a tricky character, right on the edge of Uncle Remus. But I knew how to play him right away. I knew when I read it. I just saw him -- the dignity in the character. The only time I ever worried about it was when I was doing the show Off-Broadway, and all these Southerners would come back wiping their eyes and talking about how nostalgic it made them feel. How their grandmother had a chauffeur just like that. I was like "God damn it! I made these people nostalgic for the good ol' days!" But, then, I had some black friends see it, and they said, 'Oh, my grandfather was exactly like that.' So that made me feel okay..
47 [on the failure of The Bonfire of the Vanities (1990)] I knew that movie wasn't going to work. I don't think Brian De Palma had a clue. It struck me that he didn't read the book - or that he didn't like the book. It was the one time Tom Hanks was awfully miscast. Originally, they hired Alan Arkin to play my role. I thought that was perfect casting. But then they thought they had to be politically correct and make the judge black. So they fired Alan Arkin and hired me. Not a great way to get a role. I was kind of a suck-a-- for not turning it down, but they weren't going to give it back to Alan anyway. I never did get around to seeing the movie.
48 [on the box-office failure of Amistad (1997)] People thought it was a picture about slavery. But it wasn't about slavery at all. It was about American jurisprudence. The point of the film ultimately was that the President in not the king. But I think people were like "Jesus, not another movie about slavery!" We really do have a negative response to negative history. Which is a shame.
49 [on the violence in Se7en (1995)] If you don't show the actual violence and the audience provides their own violence, it's much more gruesome. This is a guy who spent a lot time planning and preparing, and what was he doing? He was punishing people for their sins. He had a moral agenda. A twisted moral agenda, but do you know how many people do? People in high places.
50 [on the box-office failure of The Shawshank Redemption (1994)] 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 made was called "Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption". Isn't that a great title? But they were like "That won't fit on the marquee". So it took a year or two for people to say it. Some people still can't say it.
51 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.
52 I'm not intimidated by lead roles. I'm better in them. I don't feel pressure - I feel released at times like that. That's what I'm born to do.
53 I've been living with myself all of my life, so I know all of me. So when I watch me, all I see is me. It's boring. - on why he dislikes watching his own films.
54 [on the failure of The Big Bounce (2004)] 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 came back he just didn't pick up the ball and run with it the way he should have, and the movie suffered greatly for that..
55 [on his hesitation to do Along Came a Spider (2001)] I had a philosophic aversion to it. I didn't want to do the same thing twice. Then I realized that my philosophical aversion was bullshit. I realized I liked Alex Cross. And the fact that he's black is totally incidental. That's a rare thing for a black actor to find.
56 I gravitate towards gravitas.

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1 Rich yet mellow voice
2 Deep authoratitve voice
3 Often plays authorative leaders that seem highly trustworthy (even when they are not)
4 [Narration] Often provides narration for his films, as either himself or the character he is playing.
5 Frequently plays characters with calm demeanor

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