Morgan Freeman is an iconic American actor and filmmaker well known for his prolific career spanning over five decades. Born June 1, 1937 in Memphis Tennessee, he has gone on to become one of the most recognizable entertainers in Hollywood history.
From Academy Award nominated roles such as Easy Reader In Street Smart (1987) to starring turns alongside fellow legends like Clint Eastwood in Unforgiven (1992), Morgan Freeman’s talent has enriched a variety of films ranging from drama to comedy and science fiction epics. His talents aren’t limited only acting though; Freeman is also a highly-regarded Narrator who’s spoken words have added unique color and life to award winning documentaries such as Through The Wormhole With Morgan Freeman (2010).
Outside of performing, Mr.Freeman is actively involved with numerous philanthropic efforts that support education reform, poverty alleviation initiatives and disaster recovery projects internationally throughout Africa and Central America – among others. He’s been honored for these humanitarian works several times receiving recognition including but not limited too: A Humanitarian Tribute at the 2006 National Association For The Advancement Of Colored People Image Awards ceremony & presented with Honorary Degree from Jackson State University 2005 Commencement Ceremony.
It could be said few actors or public figures come close to matching the impact driven by legendary force-of-nature that is Morgan Freeman! Morgan Freeman is an iconic American actor, film director and narrator who has achieved legendary status in the entertainment industry. The Mississippi native began his acting career in theater productions before moving into television roles with shows such as PBS’s “The Electric Company,” for which he received a Daytime Emmy Award. He then made the jump to Hollywood films when cast as chauffer Hoke Colburn opposite Jessica Tandy’s Daisy Werthan in 1989’s “Driving Miss Daisy.”
Since this breakout performance, Freeman has become one of Hollywood’s most sought after actors thanks to memorable performances in films like “Shawshank Redemption,” “Unforgiven” (1992), and ”Seven” (1995) — all of which earned him Academy Award nominations for Best Supporting Actor. Later on in his career, Morgan became known for starring alongside Bruce Willis and Samuel L Jackson among other stars in the smash hit action franchise Die Hard with superhero movie portrayals from Lucius Fox (“Batman Begins”) to voice work completed by Robbie Robertson (“Spider Man”). His charming character appearances have even improved comedies including Robbin Williams’ remake of ‘Mrs Doubtfire’.
Apart from movies, Freeman also found success on TV doing narration jobs for National Geographic Channel specials about dinosaurs or narrating historical events through documentaries on major networks such as Discovery Channel and HBO.
Alongside these projects there were several series that featured Morgan prominently; notably CBS legal drama “The Whole Truth” (2010). Outside media works he supports initiatives fighting poverty, leading board memberships at organizations dedicated towards helping young people acquire job skills or create economic independence via sustainable farming projects — making sure stories are told while knowledge is passed onto those seeking it so they can make it their own lifelong mission…his philanthropic efforts don’t end there either!
Ultimately what makes Freeman stand out above all else is spirit & philosophy combined: “What I look forward to are moments when you feel kind of free – free enough spiritually if not physically.. no matter where we live”.
From decades spent entertaining audiences around globe up until present day humanitarian goals still drawn focus – unspoken presence needed more than ever now only proves how special he truly is.