5 FLIGHTS UP
Academy Award winning actor MORGAN FREEMAN is one of the
most recognizable figures
in American cinema. His works are among the most critically and commercially
successful films of all time. Freeman ranks 2nd among worldwide top-grossing
of all time, with his films having earned over $4 billion in cumulative ticket
Whether a role requires an air of gravitas, a playful smile, twinkle of the eye,
or a worldweary,
yet insightful soul, Freeman's ability to delve to the core of a character and
infuse it with a quiet dignity has resulted in some of the most memorable
characters committed to film.
Freeman won the 2005 Best Supporting Actor, Academy Award for his role in
Dollar Baby." In 1990 he won the Golden Globe for Best Actor for his performance
"Driving Miss Daisy." Freeman also received an Academy Award nomination in 1987
Best Supporting Actor for "Street Smart," in 1994 for Best Actor for "The
Redemption," and in 2010 for Best Actor for "Invictus."
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
In 2010, Freeman won the National Board of Review Award for Best Actor for
performance as Nelson Mandela in the acclaimed film "Invictus." In addition to
Academy Award nomination for Best Actor, he also received a Golden Globe
nomination and a Broadcast Critics Association nomination. The picture was
by Revelations Entertainment, the company he co-founded in 1996 with Lori
with a mission to produce films that reveal truth. Since its inception,
continued to be the frontrunner in the field of digital technology.
Revelations' features include the recently completed "5 Flights Up," "Invictus,"
Code," "The Magic of Belle Isle," "Levity," "Under Suspicion," "Mutiny," "Bopha!",
Came a Spider," "Feast of Love," "10 Items or Less," "Maiden Heist" and the
Award winning ESPN 30 For 30 documentary, "The 16th Man."
Through Revelations Entertainment, Freeman is an executive producer with
on the new CBS series "Madam Secretary," staring Tea Leoni, debuting in
Freeman hosts and is an executive producer for the Emmy-nominated series
the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman." The show is entering its sixth season on
Discovery's Science Channel and is also produced in conjunction with Revelations
Freeman will be seen in the upcoming films "The Last Knights," Revelations'
FLIGHTS UP" and Warner Bros.' "Dolphin Tale 2."
Most recently, Freeman starred in "Lucy," "Transcendence," "The Lego Movie,"
Vegas," "Now You See Me," "Oblivion," "Olympus Has Fallen" and "The Dark Knight
Freeman recently narrated the IMAX documentary "Island of Lemurs:
will be heard narrating the upcoming history documentary "We The People." Past
narrations include two Academy Award-winning documentaries, "The Long Way Home"
and "The March of The Penguins."
Freeman's past credits include "Invictus," "Dolphin's Tale," "Born to be Wild
Dark Knight," "The Bucket List," "Glory," "Clean and Sober," "Lean on Me,"
Prince of Thieves," "Unforgiven," "Se7en," "Kiss the Girls," "Amistad," "Deep
"Nurse Betty," "The Sum of All Fears," "Bruce Almighty," "Nurse Betty,"
"Attica," "Brubaker," "Eyewitness," "Death of a Prophet," and "Along Came a
After beginning his acting career on the off-Broadway stage productions of
Niggerlovers" and the all African-American production of "Hello Dolly", Freeman
into television. Many people grew up watching him on the long-running Children's
Television Workshop classic "The Electric Company," where he played the ironic
Reader among several recurring characters. Looking for his next challenge, he
sights on both Broadway and the silver screen simultaneously and quickly began
his resume with memorable performances.
In 1978 Freeman won a Drama Desk Award for his role as Zeke in "The Mighty
He also received a Tony Nomination for Best Performance by a Featured Actor.
His stage work continued to earn him accolades and awards, including Obie Awards
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 his spare time, Freeman loves the freedom of both sea and sky; he is a
sailor and has earned a private pilot's license. He also has a love for the
seeks to keep it in the forefront through his Ground Zero club in Clarksville,
the birthplace of the blues. In 1973 he co-founded the Frank Silvera Writers'
now in its 37th season. The workshop seeks to serve successful playwrights of
millennium. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Earth Biofuels, a
whose mission is to promote the use of clean-burning fuels. He also supports
a New South Africa and the Campaign for Female Education.
Freeman has been named on the Forbes "Most Trustworthy Celebrities" list each
five times it has been published since 2006.
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