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Morgan Freeman

Morgan Porterfield Freeman, Jr. (born June 1, 1937) is an American actor, film director, and narrator. He is noted for his reserved demeanor and authoritative speaking voice. Freeman has received Academy Award nominations for his performances in Street Smart, Driving Miss Daisy, The Shawshank Redemption and Invictus and won in 2005 for Million Dollar Baby. He has also won a Golden Globe Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award. Freeman has appeared in many other box office hits, including Unforgiven, Glory, Seven, Deep Impact, The Sum of All Fears, Bruce Almighty, Batman Begins, March of the Penguins , The Bucket List, Evan Almighty, Wanted, The Dark Knight, and Red. Morgan Freeman was born in Memphis, Tennessee, the son of Mayme Edna (née Revere) and Morgan Porterfield Freeman, Sr., a barber who died in 1961 from cirrhosis. He has three older siblings. Freeman was sent as an infant to his paternal grandmother in Charleston, Mississippi. His family moved frequently during his childhood, living in Greenwood, Mississippi; Gary, Indiana; and finally Chicago, Illinois. Freeman made his acting debut at age 9, playing the lead role in a school play. He then attended Broad Street High School, currently Threadgill Elementary School, in Mississippi. At age 12, he won a statewide drama competition, and while still at Broad Street High School, he performed in a radio show based in Nashville, Tennessee. In 1955, he graduated from Broad Street, but turned down a partial drama scholarship from Jackson State University, opting instead to work as a mechanic in the United States Air Force.

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Morgan Freeman -- 284 Million Reasons to Reunite with Tom Cruise

Morgan Freeman
284 Million Reasons to Reunite with Tom Cruise

Just two-and-a-half months after "Oblivion" was released to some not-exactly flattering reviews ... Morgan Freeman tells TMZ he's already trying to reunite with Tom Cruise ... and it's obvious… READ MORE >

Morgan Freeman -- TAKES A SHOT at Zach Braff

Morgan Freeman
TAKES A SHOT at Zach Braff

Morgan Freeman ain't happy with Zach Braff -- and last night, the Hollywood legend told TMZ ... the "Scrubs" actor SCREWED UP BIG TIME when he went to the Internet and said M.F. was a fraud. The… READ MORE >

- 345 days ago
George Stephanopoulos -- Wait, That Guy's NOT Morgan Freeman?

George Stephanopoulos
Wait, That Guy's NOT Morgan Freeman?

George Stephanopoulos is clearly not a basketball fan ... 'cause if he was, he might've known the old white-bearded African American man hangin' out at the Presidential Inauguration was NBA icon… READ MORE >

- 454 days ago
Morgan Freeman -- Best Actor on Earth!! Right?

Morgan Freeman
Best Actor on Earth!! Right?

"Dark Knight Rises" star Morgan Freeman is the greatest actor on planet -- is what someone in the newsroom thinks ... but there's one major flaw that could keep him from claiming the title.Check… READ MORE >

- 641 days ago
Katie Holmes -- Tom Treated Me Like a Robot

Katie Holmes
Tom Treated Me Like a Robot

Tom Cruise controlled Katie Holmes like a puppetmaster ... making every major and even minor decision in her personal and professional life ... and in the end, she felt like she couldn't breathe… READ MORE >

- 653 days ago
Morgan Freeman -- I'm NOT Marrying My Step-Granddaughter

Morgan Freeman
I'm NOT Getting Married to My Step-Granddaughter

Morgan Freeman is adamant ... he has NEVER had a romantic relationship with his 27-year-old step-granddaughter E'Dena Hines ... and slams all of the reports to the contrary as "defamatory… READ MORE >

- 737 days ago
Morgan Freeman -- Who's Got the Pipes for My Life Story?

Morgan Freeman
Who's Got the Pipes for My Life Story?

Morgan Freeman has one of the greatest voices in the history of TV and film -- but who's got the chops to voice the story of Morgan's life?? MF has one option we kinda figured he'd suggest.Check… READ MORE >

- 754 days ago
Morgan Freeman: Conservatives STOLE My Voice!!!

Morgan Freeman: Conservatives STOLE My Voice!!!

It might sound a heck of a lot like Morgan Freeman -- but the actor is adamant ... he did NOT lend his soothing voice to a dramatic right-wing ad campaign in Wisconsin. The ad -- paid for a group… READ MORE >

- 998 days ago
SAG Studs: Who'd You Rather?

SAG Studs
Who'd You Rather?

Morgan Freeman, 73, Ernest Borgnine, 94, and Tim Conway, 77, snuggled up close to one another while posing for a photograph at an after party for the SAG Awards. The question is... READ MORE >

- 1174 days ago
Morgan Freeman -- Not Dead

Morgan Freeman -- Not Dead

Reports of Morgan Freeman's demise are false -- TMZ has confirmed the actor is alive, kicking ... and definitely not dead.  And neither is Jeff Goldblum (dead, that is). So there. READ MORE >

- 1220 days ago

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