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MORGAN FREEMAN (Narrator) is an Academy Award-winning actor
and one of the most recognizable figures in American cinema, whose works are
among the most critically and commercially successful films of all time, with a
combined worldwide box office of more than $3 billion.
Freeman won the 2005 Best Supporting Actor Academy Award for his role in
"Million Dollar Baby." In 1990, he won the Golden Globe for Best Actor for his
performance in "Driving Miss Daisy." Freeman also received three more Academy
Award nominations, in 1987 for Best Supporting Actor for "Street Smart," in
1994 for Best Actor for "The Shawshank Redemption," and in 2010 for Best Actor
Freeman was honored with the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 2011 Golden Globe
Awards. That same year, Freeman received the 39th AFI Lifetime Achievement
In 2000, Freeman received the coveted Kennedy Center Honor for his
distinguished acting, and was honored with the Hollywood Actor Award from the
Hollywood Film Festival.
In 2010, Freeman won the National Board of Review Award for Best Actor for
his performance as Nelson Mandela in the acclaimed film "Invictus." In addition
to his Academy Award nomination for Best Actor, he also received a Golden Globe
nomination and a Critics' Choice Award nomination. The picture was produced by
Revelations Entertainment, the company he co-founded in 1996 with a mission to
produce films that reveal truth. Since its inception, Revelations has continued
to be a frontrunner in the field of digital technology.
Revelations' other features include the recently completed "The Code," "The
Magic of Belle Isle," "Levity," "Under Suspicion," "Mutiny," "Bopha!", "Along
Came a Spider," "Feast of Love," "10 Items or Less," "Maiden Heist" and the
Peabody Award-winning ESPN 30 For 30 documentary, "The 16th Man."
Through Revelations Entertainment and CBS TV Studios, Freeman is an executive
producer alongside Revelations' Lori McCreary and Tracey Mercer, director David
Semel, and creator/writer Barbara Hall on the new CBS pilot "Madame Secretary,"
staring Tea Leoni.
Currently, Freeman hosts the Emmy-nominated series "Through the Wormhole with
Morgan Freeman." The show is in its fourth season on Science Channel and is
produced in conjunction with Revelations Entertainment. Freeman not only hosts
the hit show, but is an executive producer as well.
Freeman will be seen in the upcoming films "Life Itself," "The Last Knights,"
"Transcendence," "Lucy," Eagle Films and Revelations' "Ruth and Alex," and
"Dolphin Tale 2."
Most recently, Freeman starred in "The LEGO Movie," "Last Vegas," "Now You
See Me," "Oblivion," "Olympus Has Fallen" and "The Dark Knight Rises."
Freeman recently narrated The Science Channel program "Stem Cell Universe."
He will be narrating the upcoming history documentary "We The People."
Freeman's past credits include "Dolphin Tale," "The Dark Knight," "The Bucket
List," "Glory," "Clean and Sober," "Lean on Me," "Robin Hood: Prince of
Thieves," "Unforgiven," "Se7en," "Kiss the Girls," "Amistad," "Deep Impact,"
"The Sum of All Fears," "Bruce Almighty," "Nurse Betty," "Coriolanus," "Attica,"
"Brubaker," "Eyewitness," "Death of a Prophet," and "Along Came a Spider." He
also narrated two Academy Award-winning documentaries, "The Long Way Home" and
"The March of The Penguins" as well as "Born To Be Wild 3D."
After beginning his acting career on the off-Broadway stage productions of
"The Niggerlovers" and the all African-American production of "Hello Dolly,"
Freeman segued into television. Many people grew up watching him on the
long-running Children's Television Workshop classic "The Electric Company,"
where he played the iconic Easy Reader among several recurring characters.
Looking for his next challenge, he set his sights on both Broadway and the
silver screen simultaneously and quickly began to fill his resume with memorable
In 1978, Freeman won a Drama Desk Award for his role as Zeke in "The Mighty
Gents." He also received a Tony Nomination for Best Performance by a Featured
His stage work continued to earn him accolades and awards, including Obie
Awards in 1980, 1984 and 1987 and a second Drama Desk Nomination in 1987 for the
role of Hoke Colburn, which he created for the Alfred Uhry play "Driving Miss
Daisy" and reprised in the 1989 movie of the same name.
In 1973, he co-founded the Frank Silvera Writers' Workshop, now in its 37th
season. The workshop seeks to serve successful playwrights of the new
millennium. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Earth Biofuels, a
company whose mission is to promote the use of clean-burning fuels. He also
supports Artists for a New South Africa and the Campaign for Female Education.
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