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MORGAN FREEMAN (Lucius Fox) won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Clint Eastwood's "Million Dollar Baby,” for which he also won a Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Award and received a Golden Globe nomination. He has been honored with three additional Oscar nominations, the first coming for his chilling performance as a homicidal pimp in the 1987 drama "Street Smart,” which also brought him Los Angeles, New York, and National Society of Film Critics Awards, and an Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Actor, as well as his first Golden Globe Award nomination. He earned his second Oscar nomination and won Golden Globe and National Board of Review Awards for Best Actor for the 1989 film "Driving Miss Daisy,” in which he recreated his award-winning off-Broadway role. He gained his third Oscar nod for his performance in Frank Darabont's 1994 drama "The Shawshank Redemption,” which also brought Freeman Golden Globe and SAG Award nominations.

In addition to "The Dark Knight,” Freeman also stars this summer in the action thriller "Wanted.” He also has a wide range of films upcoming, including "The Code”; "The Lonely Maiden,” which he is also producing; and "The Human Factor,” which he will co-produce and star in, playing Nelson Mandela, opposite Matt Damon.

Freeman's recent film work also includes starring roles in Rob Reiner's "The Bucket List,” opposite Jack Nicholson; Robert Benton's "Feast of Love”; Ben Affleck's "Gone Baby Gone”; "Lucky Number Slevin”; Lasse Hallström's "An Unfinished Life,” with Robert Redford and Jennifer Lopez; Christopher Nolan's "Batman Begins”; the Jet Li actioner "Unleashed,” written by Luc Besson; and the comedy "Bruce Almighty” and its sequel, "Evan Almighty.” He also lent his distinctive voice to Steven Spielberg's "War of the Worlds” and the Oscar-winning documentary "March of the Penguins.”

His earlier film credits include "The Sum of All Fears,” "High Crimes,” "Along Came a Spider,” "Nurse Betty,” "Deep Impact,” "Hard Rain,” Steven Spielberg's "Amistad,” "Kiss the Girls,” "Se7en,” Clint Eastwood's "Unforgiven,” "Glory,” "Lean on Me,” "Clean and Sober,” "Marie,” "Teachers,” "Harry & Son” and "Brubaker.”

In 1993, Freeman made his film directorial debut with "Bopha!” and soon after formed Revelations Entertainment. The company's most recent production was the Brad Silberling comedy "10 Items or Less,” in which Freeman starred with Paz Vega. The Memphis-born actor began his career on New York stages in the early 1960s, following a stint as a mechanic in the Air Force. A decade later, he became a nationally known television personality when he created the popular character Easy Reader on the popular children's show "The Electric Company.”

Throughout the 1970s, he continued his work on stage, winning Drama Desk and Clarence Derwent Awards and receiving a Tony Award nomination for his performance in "The Mighty Gents” in 1978. In 1980, he won Obie Awards for his portrayal of Shakespearean anti-hero Coriolanus at the New York Shakespeare Festival and for his work in "Mother Courage and Her Children.” Freeman won another Obie in 1984 for his performance as The Messenger in the acclaimed Brooklyn Academy of Music production of Lee Breuer's "The Gospel at Colonus” and, in 1985, won the Drama-Logue Award for the same role. In 1987, Freeman created the role of Hoke Coleburn in Alfred Uhry's Pulitzer Prize-winning play, "Driving Miss Daisy,” which brought him his fourth Obie. In 1990, Freeman starred as Petruchio in the New York Shakespeare Festival's "The Taming of the Shrew,” opposite Tracey Ullman.

Returning to the stage, Freeman is currently starring on Broadway with Frances McDormand and Peter Gallagher in Clifford Odett's drama "The Country Girl,” directed by Mike Nichols.


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