Morgan Freeman

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Known for his distinct voice and Academy Award nominations, Morgan Freeman is today’s famous figure in history.

Freeman was born June 1, 1937 in Tennessee and was the youngest of four. He lived with his grandmother as an infant and moved constantly. At age 12, he won a statewide drama competition and also performed on a radio show. After he graduated high school, he turned down a drama scholarship to work as a radar technician in the US Air Force.

Freeman started his career on The Electric Company on PBS, the soap opera Another World and shows of the like. In the mid-1980s, he began being known for being a wise or fatherly figure.

He began playing bigger roles, such as Hoke, the chauffeur in Driving Miss Daisy; the redeemed convict in The Shawshank Redemption; the president in Deep Impact, and eventually on to narration, such as in War of the Worlds and March of the Penguins.

Freeman’s latest movies and roles include Bruce and Evan Almighty as God, Lucius Fox in the Dark Knight movies- Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, and The Dark Knight Rises; the Speaker of the House of Representatives in Olympus Has Fallen, and Malcom Beech in Oblivion.