ALONG CAME A SPIDER
MORGAN FREEMAN (Alex Cross/ Executive Producer) has established himself as one of America's most admired actors by audiences, critics and fellow artists alike. His break through performance in "Street Smart" in 1987 earned him the first of three Academy
Award nominations, leading to a string of memorable film roles. He was nominated for Best Actor in director Frank Darabont's adaptation of Stephen King's "The Shawshank Redemption," and in the
multi-Oscar-winning "Driving Miss Daisy," which also garnered him a Golden Globe Award. A diverse career spanning more than 30 years, his is a consistent mix of theatrical film roles, stage work, television specials and narration ("The Long Way Home"), most recently starring
last year in the Neil LaBute comedy, "Nurse Betty."
Among his feature films, Freeman has starred in "Deep Impact," "Hard Rain," "Amistad," "Kiss The Girls," "Chain Reaction," "Outbreak," "Seven," "Unforgiven," "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves," "Glory" and "Lean on Me." In 2000, he starred in "Under Suspicion," the first feature film release from Freeman's production company, Revelations Entertainment. Freeman made his film directorial debut with the critically acclaimed "Bopha!" for Paramount Pictures, starring Danny Glover.
On stage, Freeman's performances in "Driving Miss Daisy," "Coriolanus" and "Gospel at Colonus" all earned him Obie Awards, and his work in "Mighty Gents" brought him a Tony Award nomination. In 1991 he teamed with Tracey Ullman for a stage production of "The Taming of the Shrew."
Early television work for this Memphis native included the daytime soap opera, "Another World," and as Easy Reader in PBS' "The Electric Company" in 1971.
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