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Morgan Freeman

Morgan Porterfield Freeman, Jr. is an American actor, film director, and narrator. He is noted for his reserved demeanor and authoritative speaking voice. Freeman has received Academy Award nominations for his performances in Street Smart, Driving Miss Daisy, The Shawshank Redemption and Invictus and won in 2005 for Million Dollar Baby. He has also won a Golden Globe Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award. Morgan Freeman was born in Memphis, Tennessee, the son of Mayme Edna (née Revere) and Morgan Porterfield Freeman, Sr., a barber who died in 1961 from liver cirrhosis. Freeman was sent as an infant to his paternal grandmother in Charleston, Mississippi. He has three older siblings. Freeman's family moved frequently during his childhood, living in Greenwood, Mississippi; Gary, Indiana; and finally Chicago, Illinois. Freeman made his acting debut at age 9, playing the lead role in a school play. He then attended Broad Street High School, currently Threadgill Elementary School, in Mississippi. At age 12, he won a statewide drama competition, and while still at Broad Street High School, he performed in a radio show based in Nashville, Tennessee. In 1955, he graduated from Broad Street High School, but turned down a partial drama scholarship from Jackson State University, opting instead to work as a mechanic in the United States Air Force. Freeman moved to Los Angeles in the early 1960s and worked as a transcript clerk at Los Angeles Community College. During this period, he also lived in New York City, working as a dancer at the 1964 World's Fair, and in San Francisco, where he was a member of the Opera Ring music group. Freeman acted in a touring company version of The Royal Hunt of the Sun, and also appeared as an extra in the 1965 film The Pawnbroker. He made his off-Broadway debut in 1967, opposite Viveca Lindfors in The Nigger Lovers (about the civil rights era "Freedom Riders"), before debuting on Broadway in 1968's all-black version of Hello, Dolly!, which also starred Pearl Bailey and Cab Calloway. Freeman was married to Jeanette Adair Bradshaw from October 22, 1967, until 1979. He married Myrna Colley-Lee on June 16, 1984. The couple separated in December 2007. Freeman's attorney and business partner, Bill Luckett, announced in August 2008 that Freeman and his wife are in the process of divorce. He has two sons from previous relationships. He adopted his first wife's daughter and the couple also had a fourth child. Freeman lives in Charleston, Mississippi, and New York City. He has a private pilot's license, which he earned at age 65, and co-owns and operates Madidi, a fine dining restaurant, and Ground Zero, a blues club, both located in Clarksdale, Mississippi. He officially opened his second Ground Zero in Memphis, Tennessee on April 24, 2008. Freeman has publicly criticized the celebration of Black History Month and does not participate in any related events, saying, "I don't want a black history month. Black history is American history." He says the only way to end racism is to stop talking about it, and he notes that there is no "white history month". Freeman once said on an interview with 60 Minutes' Mike Wallace: "I am going to stop calling you a white man and I'm going to ask you to stop calling me a black man.


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Nascido(a):
Jun 1, 1937 No(a) Memphis, Tennessee, USA
Filme / Créditos de TV:
82
Apareceu pela primeira vez:
No(a) series Another World 1964-05-04
Último projeto:
Filme Despedida em Grande Estilo 2017-04-06
Conhecido Por
Filmografia
Filme Despedida em Grande Estilo Willie 2017-04-06
Filme Truque de Mestre: O Segundo Ato Thaddeus Bradley 2016-06-02
Series A História de Deus Presenter 2016-04-03
Filme Invasão a Londres Vice President Alan Trumbull 2016-03-02
Filme Ben-Hur Sheik Ilderim 2016-08-17
Filme Momentum Senator 2015-08-01
Filme Ted 2 Patrick Meighan 2015-06-25
Filme Os Últimos Cavaleiros Bartok 2015-04-03
Filme Transcendence: A Revolução Joseph Tagger 2014-04-16
Filme Uma Aventura Lego Vitruvius (voice) 2014-02-06
Filme Island of Lemurs: Madagascar Narrator 2014-04-03
Filme Lennon or McCartney Himself (archive footage) 2014-12-12
Filme Wish Wizard Maxwell Omni 2014-04-29
Filme Lucy Professor Norman 2014-07-14
Filme Ruth e Alex Alex Carver 2014-09-05
Filme Winter, o Golfinho 2 Dr. Cameron McCarthy 2014-09-12
Filme Invasão a Casa Branca Speaker Trumbull 2013-03-20
Filme Oblivion Malcolm Beech 2013-04-10
Filme Truque de Mestre Thaddeus Bradley 2013-05-29
Filme Última Viagem a Vegas Archie 2013-10-31
Filme JFK: A President Betrayed Narrator 2013-11-23
Filme B.B. King: The Life of Riley 2012-10-15
Filme Batman: O Cavaleiro das Trevas Ressurge Fox 2012-07-16
Filme Winter, o Golfinho Dr. McCarthy 2011-09-23
Filme Conan, o Bárbaro Narrator (voice) 2011-08-17
Filme Quebrando o Tabu Narrator 2011-06-03
Filme Livres por Natureza Narrator 2011-04-08
Series Through the Wormhole Himself - Host 2010-06-09
Filme RED - Aposentados e Perigosos Joe Matheson 2010-10-13
Filme Invictus Nelson Mandela 2009-12-10
Filme Um Crime Nada Perfeito Charles 2009-05-09
Filme Prom Night in Mississippi Himself 2009-01-15
Filme Jogo Entre Ladrões Keith Ripley 2009-01-09
Filme Batman: O Cavaleiro das Trevas Lucius Fox 2008-07-16
Filme O Procurado Sloan 2008-06-12
Filme Antes de Partir Carter Chambers 2007-12-25
Filme Medo da Verdade Jack Doyle 2007-10-19
Filme Feast of Love Harry Stevenson 2007-09-28
Filme A Volta do Todo Poderoso God 2007-06-09
Filme Xeque-Mate The Boss 2006-02-24
Filme O Contrato Frank Carden 2006-04-05
Filme Um Astro em Minha Vida 'Him' 2006-09-11
Filme Um Lugar para Recomeçar Mitch Bradley 2005-09-09
Filme Edison Moses Ashford 2005-07-29
Filme Guerra dos Mundos Narrator (Voice) 2005-06-23
Filme Batman Begins Lucius Fox 2005-06-14
Filme Cão de Briga Sam 2005-02-02
Filme A Marcha dos Pinguins Narrator 2005-01-26
Filme The Big Bounce Walter Crewes 2004-01-30
Filme Genius. A Night for Ray Charles Himself 2004-10-07
Filme Menina de Ouro Eddie Scrap-Iron Dupris 2004-12-15
Filme Todo Poderoso God 2003-05-23
Filme O Apanhador de Sonhos Col. Abraham Curtis 2003-03-21
Filme O 5° Passo Miles Evans 2003-03-16
Filme A Soma de Todos os Medos DCI William Cabot 2002-05-31
Filme Crimes em Primeiro Grau Charlie Grimes 2002-04-03
Filme Na Teia da Aranha Alex Cross 2001-04-06
Filme Clint Eastwood: Out of the Shadows Narrator (voice) 2000-09-27
Filme Sob Suspeita Captain Victor Benezet 2000-09-24
Filme A Enfermeira Betty Charlie 2000-09-08
Filme Scandalize My Name: Stories from the Blacklist Himself 2000-01-01
Filme Impacto Profundo President Tom Beck 1998-05-07
Filme Tempestade Jim 1998-01-16
Filme Amistad Theodore 1997-12-03
Filme Beijos Que Matam Alex Cross 1997-10-03
Filme Reação em Cadeia Paul Shannon 1996-08-02
Filme Moll Flanders Hibble 1996-06-14
Filme Seven - Os Sete Crimes Capitais Detective Lt. William Somerset 1995-09-22
Filme Epidemia Billy Ford 1995-03-10
Filme Um Sonho de Liberdade Ellis Boyd 'Red' Redding 1994-09-23
Filme The Power of One Geel Piet 1992-09-17
Filme Os Imperdoáveis Ned Logan 1992-08-07
Filme Robin Hood - O Príncipe dos Ladrões Azeem 1991-06-14
Filme A Fogueira das Vaidades Judge Leonard White 1990-12-21
Series The Civil War Frederick Douglass 1990-09-23
Filme The Earth Day Special 1990-04-22
Filme Tempo de Glória Sgt. Maj. John Rawlins 1989-12-15
Filme Johnny Handsome Lt. A.Z. Drones 1989-09-12
Filme Clinton and Nadine Dorsey Pratt 1988-05-04
Filme The Atlanta Child Murders Ben Shelter 1985-02-10
Filme Teachers Lewis 1984-10-05
Series Another World 1964-05-04