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, ...

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The Pawnbroker (1965)

A Jewish pawnbroker, a victim of Nazi persecution, loses all faith in his fellow man until he realizes too late the tragedy of his actions.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sidney Lumet
CAST:  Rod Steiger  •  Geraldine Fitzgerald  •  Brock Peters  •  Jaime Sánchez

A Jewish pawnbroker, a victim of Nazi persecution, loses all faith in his fellow man until he realizes too late the tragedy of his actions.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sidney Lumet
CAST:  Rod Steiger  •  Geraldine Fitzgerald  •  Brock Peters  •  Jaime Sánchez

Now You See Me 2 (2016)

Adventurous

One year after outwitting the FBI and winning the public’s adulation with their mind-bending spectacles, the Four Horsemen resurface only to find themselves face to face with a new enemy who enlists them to pull off their most dangerous heist yet.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jon M. Chu
CAST:  Mark Ruffalo  •  Woody Harrelson  •  Jesse Eisenberg  •  Dave Franco

One year after outwitting the FBI and winning the public’s adulation with their mind-bending spectacles, the Four Horsemen resurface only to find themselves face to face with a new enemy who enlists them to pull off their most dangerous heist yet.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jon M. Chu
CAST:  Mark Ruffalo  •  Woody Harrelson  •  Jesse Eisenberg  •  Dave Franco

Moll Flanders (1996)

The daughter of a thief, young Moll is placed in the care of a nunnery after the execution of her mother. However, the actions of an abusive priest lead Moll to rebel as a teenager, escaping to the dangerous streets of London. Further misfortunes drive her to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pen Densham
CAST:  Morgan Freeman  •  Stockard Channing  •  Robin Wright  •  John Lynch

The daughter of a thief, young Moll is placed in the care of a nunnery after the execution of her mother. However, the actions of an abusive priest lead Moll to rebel as a teenager, escaping to the dangerous streets of London. Further misfortunes drive her to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pen Densham
CAST:  Morgan Freeman  •  Stockard Channing  •  Robin Wright  •  John Lynch

The People Speak (2009)

A look at America's struggles with war, class, race and women's rights. based on Howard Zinn's "A People's History of the United States."  (more)

DIRECTION:  Howard Zinn  •  Chris Moore
CAST:  Matt Damon  •  Morgan Freeman  •  Rosario Dawson  •  Sean Penn

A look at America's struggles with war, class, race and women's rights. based on Howard Zinn's "A People's History of the United States."  (more)

DIRECTION:  Howard Zinn  •  Chris Moore
CAST:  Matt Damon  •  Morgan Freeman  •  Rosario Dawson  •  Sean Penn

Guilty by Association (2003)

There is no honor without truth. When gang wars spin out of control in downtown Washington D.C., one man steps onto the battlefirld to hunt down a ruthless killer. A young man has been released from prison and is determined to build a new life for himself. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Po Johns
CAST:  Morgan Freeman  •  Jammie Patton  •  Bryce Wilson  •  Queen Pen

There is no honor without truth. When gang wars spin out of control in downtown Washington D.C., one man steps onto the battlefirld to hunt down a ruthless killer. A young man has been released from prison and is determined to build a new life for himself. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Po Johns
CAST:  Morgan Freeman  •  Jammie Patton  •  Bryce Wilson  •  Queen Pen

Resting Place (1986)

A television movie set in Rockville, Georgia, in 1972. Major Kendall Laird, a Survival Assistance Officer, arrives in this sleepy little town with the body of Lieutenant Dwyte Johnson, a Vietnam war hero. It's Laird's job to help Johnson's parents bury their son. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Korty
CAST:  John Lithgow  •  Morgan Freeman  •  CCH Pounder  •  Frances Sternhagen

A television movie set in Rockville, Georgia, in 1972. Major Kendall Laird, a Survival Assistance Officer, arrives in this sleepy little town with the body of Lieutenant Dwyte Johnson, a Vietnam war hero. It's Laird's job to help Johnson's parents bury their son. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Korty
CAST:  John Lithgow  •  Morgan Freeman  •  CCH Pounder  •  Frances Sternhagen

Harry & Son (1984)

Widower Harry Keach is a construction worker who was raised to appreciate the importance of working for a living. He takes a dim view of his sensitive son Howard's lackadaisical lifestyle and has a strained relationship with his daughter Nina as he does not approve ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Newman
CAST:  Paul Newman  •  Robby Benson  •  Ellen Barkin  •  Morgan Freeman

Widower Harry Keach is a construction worker who was raised to appreciate the importance of working for a living. He takes a dim view of his sensitive son Howard's lackadaisical lifestyle and has a strained relationship with his daughter Nina as he does not approve ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Newman
CAST:  Paul Newman  •  Robby Benson  •  Ellen Barkin  •  Morgan Freeman

Island of Lemurs: Madagascar (2014)

The incredible true story of nature’s greatest explorers—lemurs. Through footage captured with IMAX 3D, audiences go on a spectacular journey to the remote and wondrous world of Madagascar. Join trailblazing scientist Patricia Wright on her lifelong mission to help ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Douglas
CAST:  Morgan Freeman  •  Patricia Wright

The incredible true story of nature’s greatest explorers—lemurs. Through footage captured with IMAX 3D, audiences go on a spectacular journey to the remote and wondrous world of Madagascar. Join trailblazing scientist Patricia Wright on her lifelong mission to help ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Douglas
CAST:  Morgan Freeman  •  Patricia Wright

Thick as Thieves (2009)

A master thief recruits a notorious thief to help him steal two famous Faberge eggs from an impenetrable vault in an effort to pull off one final job and repay his debt to the Russian mob.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mimi Leder
CAST:  Morgan Freeman  •  Antonio Banderas  •  Radha Mitchell  •  Robert Forster

A master thief recruits a notorious thief to help him steal two famous Faberge eggs from an impenetrable vault in an effort to pull off one final job and repay his debt to the Russian mob.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mimi Leder
CAST:  Morgan Freeman  •  Antonio Banderas  •  Radha Mitchell  •  Robert Forster

Where Were You When the Lights Went Out? (1968)

When the Great Northeast Blackout of 1965 hit, millions of people were left in the dark, including Waldo Zane, a New York executive in the process of stealing a fortune from his company, and two people whose paths he's destined to cross, Broadway actress Margaret ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hy Averback
CAST:  Doris Day  •  Terry-Thomas  •  Patrick O'Neal  •  Lola Albright

When the Great Northeast Blackout of 1965 hit, millions of people were left in the dark, including Waldo Zane, a New York executive in the process of stealing a fortune from his company, and two people whose paths he's destined to cross, Broadway actress Margaret ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hy Averback
CAST:  Doris Day  •  Terry-Thomas  •  Patrick O'Neal  •  Lola Albright

A Raisin in the Sun (2008)

Dreams can make a life worth living, but they can also be dashed by bad decisions. This is the crossroads whare the Younger family find themselves when their father passes away and leaves them with $10,000 in life insurance money. Should they buy a new home for the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kenny Leon
CAST:  Sean Combs  •  Morgan Freeman  •  Sanaa Lathan  •  Audra McDonald

Dreams can make a life worth living, but they can also be dashed by bad decisions. This is the crossroads whare the Younger family find themselves when their father passes away and leaves them with $10,000 in life insurance money. Should they buy a new home for the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kenny Leon
CAST:  Sean Combs  •  Morgan Freeman  •  Sanaa Lathan  •  Audra McDonald

Eyewitness (1981)

Daryll Deever is a janitor in an office building in New York, and a big fan of TV news reporter, Tony Sokolow. When a rich man is murdered in Daryll's building, Tony comes to cover the story and Daryll introduces himself to her. Thinking he may know something about ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Yates
CAST:  William Hurt  •  Sigourney Weaver  •  Christopher Plummer  •  James Woods

Daryll Deever is a janitor in an office building in New York, and a big fan of TV news reporter, Tony Sokolow. When a rich man is murdered in Daryll's building, Tony comes to cover the story and Daryll introduces himself to her. Thinking he may know something about ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Yates
CAST:  William Hurt  •  Sigourney Weaver  •  Christopher Plummer  •  James Woods

The Bucket List (2007)

UpliftingCharmingEmotionalThought provoking

Corporate billionaire Edward Cole and working class mechanic Carter Chambers are worlds apart. At a crossroads in their lives, they share a hospital room and discover they have two things in common: a desire to spend the time they have left doing everything they ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Reiner
CAST:  Jack Nicholson  •  Morgan Freeman  •  Sean Hayes  •  Beverly Todd

Corporate billionaire Edward Cole and working class mechanic Carter Chambers are worlds apart. At a crossroads in their lives, they share a hospital room and discover they have two things in common: a desire to spend the time they have left doing everything they ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Reiner
CAST:  Jack Nicholson  •  Morgan Freeman  •  Sean Hayes  •  Beverly Todd

Gone Baby Gone (2007)

HeartbreakingDepressingEmotionalThought provoking

When 4 year old Amanda McCready disappears from her home and the police make little headway in solving the case, the girl's aunt, Beatrice McCready hires two private detectives, Patrick Kenzie and Angie Gennaro. The detectives freely admit that they have little ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ben Affleck
CAST:  Casey Affleck  •  Michelle Monaghan  •  Morgan Freeman  •  Ed Harris

When 4 year old Amanda McCready disappears from her home and the police make little headway in solving the case, the girl's aunt, Beatrice McCready hires two private detectives, Patrick Kenzie and Angie Gennaro. The detectives freely admit that they have little ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ben Affleck
CAST:  Casey Affleck  •  Michelle Monaghan  •  Morgan Freeman  •  Ed Harris

Johnny Handsome (1989)

A career criminal who has been deformed since birth is given a new face by a kindly doctor and paroled from prison. It appears that he has gone straight, but he is really planning his revenge on the man who killed his mentor and sent him to prison.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Walter Hill
CAST:  Mickey Rourke  •  Ellen Barkin  •  Morgan Freeman  •  Forest Whitaker

A career criminal who has been deformed since birth is given a new face by a kindly doctor and paroled from prison. It appears that he has gone straight, but he is really planning his revenge on the man who killed his mentor and sent him to prison.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Walter Hill
CAST:  Mickey Rourke  •  Ellen Barkin  •  Morgan Freeman  •  Forest Whitaker

Street Smart (1987)

A New York journalist lies when his fake story about a pimp describes a real pimp up for murder.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jerry Schatzberg
CAST:  Christopher Reeve  •  Kathy Baker  •  Mimi Rogers  •  Morgan Freeman

A New York journalist lies when his fake story about a pimp describes a real pimp up for murder.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jerry Schatzberg
CAST:  Christopher Reeve  •  Kathy Baker  •  Mimi Rogers  •  Morgan Freeman

Fight for Life (1987)

Jerry Lewis plays an Ohio optometrist who has a six-year old daughter with epilepsy. He fights to get the FDA to approve a drug (at that time only available in England) for use in the U.S.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Elliot Silverstein
CAST:  Jerry Lewis  •  Morgan Freeman  •  Jaclyn Bernstein  •  Gerard Parkes

Jerry Lewis plays an Ohio optometrist who has a six-year old daughter with epilepsy. He fights to get the FDA to approve a drug (at that time only available in England) for use in the U.S.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Elliot Silverstein
CAST:  Jerry Lewis  •  Morgan Freeman  •  Jaclyn Bernstein  •  Gerard Parkes

Wanted (2008)

Action-packedAdventurousOriginalFast paced

Doormat Wesley Gibson discovers that his recently murdered father - who Wesley never knew - belonged to a secret guild of assassins. After a leather-clad sexpot drafts Wesley into the society, he hones his innate killing skills and turns avenger.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Timur Bekmambetov
CAST:  Angelina Jolie  •  James McAvoy  •  Morgan Freeman  •  Thomas Kretschmann

Doormat Wesley Gibson discovers that his recently murdered father - who Wesley never knew - belonged to a secret guild of assassins. After a leather-clad sexpot drafts Wesley into the society, he hones his innate killing skills and turns avenger.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Timur Bekmambetov
CAST:  Angelina Jolie  •  James McAvoy  •  Morgan Freeman  •  Thomas Kretschmann

10 Items or Less (2006)

An actor who is considering the role of a supermarket manager arrives at a grocery store on the outskirts of Los Angeles to do some field research. He subsequently becomes stranded, without a car or cell phone, and accepts a ride home with Scarlet, a cashier who is ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brad Silberling
CAST:  Paz Vega  •  Morgan Freeman  •  Bobby Cannavale  •  Anne Dudek

An actor who is considering the role of a supermarket manager arrives at a grocery store on the outskirts of Los Angeles to do some field research. He subsequently becomes stranded, without a car or cell phone, and accepts a ride home with Scarlet, a cashier who is ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brad Silberling
CAST:  Paz Vega  •  Morgan Freeman  •  Bobby Cannavale  •  Anne Dudek

The Long Way Home (1997)

The story of the post World War II Jewish refugee situation from liberation to the establishment of the modern state of Israel.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Jonathan Harris
CAST:  Morgan Freeman  •  Ed Asner  •  Sean Astin  •  Martin Landau

The story of the post World War II Jewish refugee situation from liberation to the establishment of the modern state of Israel.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Jonathan Harris
CAST:  Morgan Freeman  •  Ed Asner  •  Sean Astin  •  Martin Landau
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