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MORGAN FREEMAN (Vitruvius) 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. In 2009, he reunited with Eastwood to star in the director's
true-life drama "Invictus," on which Freeman also served as an executive
producer under his Revelations Entertainment banner. For his portrayal of Nelson
Mandela in the film, Freeman garnered Oscar, Golden Globe and Critics' Choice
Award nominations, and won the National Board of Review Award for Best Actor.
Freeman has been honored with three additional Oscar nominations, the first
for his chilling performance in the 1987 drama "Street Smart," which also
brought him Los Angeles Film Critics, New York Film Critics, 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,
as well as Golden Globe and SAG Award nominations, for his performance in Frank
Darabont's 1994 drama "The Shawshank Redemption." Among his many other
accolades, Freeman was named a Kennedy Center Honoree in 2008, and, in 2011, was
honored with the 39th AFI Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Cecil B. DeMille
Award at the Golden Globe Awards.
Freeman most recently starred with Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro and Kevin
Kline in the comedy "Last Vegas." His recent credits also include Louis
Leterrier's thriller "Now You See Me," the science fiction actioner "Oblivion,"
in which he starred with Tom Cruise, and Antoine Fuqua's action thriller
"Olympus Has Fallen," all released in 2013. In 2012, Freeman starred in
Christopher Nolan's "The Dark Knight Rises," reprising the role of Lucius Fox
from "Batman Begins" and "The Dark Knight," to conclude the director's Dark
His upcoming projects include the action adventure "The Last Knights"; Wally
Pfister's directorial debut, "Transcendence," alongside Johnny Depp; the Richard
Loncraine comedy "Life Itself"; Luc Besson's "Lucy"; and the family drama
"Dolphin Tale 2." He will also serve as narrator for the IMAX documentary
"Island of Lemurs: Madagascar."
Freeman's long list of film credits also includes "Dolphin Tale"; "RED"; Rob
Reiner's "The Bucket List," opposite Jack Nicholson; Robert Benton's "Feast of
Love"; Ben Affleck's "Gone Baby Gone"; Lasse Hallstrom's "An Unfinished Life";
the Jet Li actioner "Unleashed"; the comedy "Bruce Almighty" and its sequel,
"Evan Almighty"; "The Sum of All Fears"; "Along Came a Spider"; "Nurse Betty";
"Deep Impact"; Steven Spielberg's "Amistad"; "Kiss the Girls"; David Fincher's
"Se7en"; "Glory"; "Lean on Me"; "Harry & Son," directed by and starring Paul
Newman; and "Brubaker." He also lent his distinctive voice to such projects as
Spielberg's "War of the Worlds" and the Oscar-winning documentary "March of the
In 1993, Freeman made his directorial debut on "Bopha!" and soon after formed
Revelations Entertainment. Other Revelations productions include "Levity,"
"Under Suspicion," "Mutiny," "Along Came a Spider," "Feast of Love," "10 Items
or Less" and "Maiden Heist."
The Memphis-born actor began his career on the stages of New York 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 acclaimed 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 two 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 Award. In 1990, Freeman
starred as Petruchio in the New York Shakespeare Festival's "The Taming of the
Shrew," opposite Tracey Ullman. Returning to the Broadway stage in 2008, Freeman
starred with Frances McDormand and Peter Gallagher in Clifford Odett's drama
"The Country Girl," directed by Mike Nichols.
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