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Short Info

Net Worth$150 million
Date Of BirthJune 1, 1937
SpouseMyrna Colley-Lee, Jeanette Adair Bradshaw
MarkOften plays authorative leaders that seem highly trustworthy (even when they are not)
FactHas purchased the film rights to Orange Crushed, a mystery novel by an African-American writer, Pamela Thomas-Graham. (Thomas-Graham is also the CEO of cable news channel CNBC.) Orange Crushed features an African-American heroine, Professor Nikki Chase. [June 2004]
PaymentsEarned $5,000,000 from Kiss the Girls (1997)

Morgan Freeman is an American actor, director, and narrator. He is known for his roles in such films as The Shawshank Redemption, The Dark Knight, and Invictus. He has won an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, and a Screen Actors Guild Award.

Freeman was born in Memphis, Tennessee, on June 1, 1937. His parents were Mayme Edna (née Revere; 1912–2000), a teacher, and Morgan Porterfield Freeman (1915– 1961), a barber. He has three older siblings. Freeman was educated at Los Angeles City College.

Freeman began his acting career in the early 1960s, appearing in episodes of such television shows as The Twilight Zone and Naked City. He made his film debut with a small role in the 1967 film The Cool World. He had his first leading role in the 1971 film Blacula.

Freeman’s breakout role came in the 1974 film The Shawshank Redemption. He received critical acclaim for his performance and went on to star in such films as Se7en, Deep Impact, and Bruce Almighty. He won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in the 2004 film Million Dollar Baby.

Freeman has been married twice. His first marriage was to Jeanette Adair Bradshaw; they divorced in 1979. He married Myrna Colley-Lee in 1984; they divorced in 2010. He has four children.

Freeman has a net worth of $200 million. He has been nominated for five Academy Awards and has won one.

General Info

Full NameMorgan Freeman
Net Worth$150 million
Date Of BirthJune 1, 1937
Height1.88 m
ProfessionTelevision producer, Presenter, Film producer, Voice Actor, Film director, Businessperson, Narrator, Journalist, Author, Adjudicator, TV Personality, Talk show host, Editor
EducationPasadena Playhouse, Los Angeles City College, Jackson State University, St Hugh's College, Oxford


SpouseMyrna Colley-Lee, Jeanette Adair Bradshaw
ChildrenAlfonso Freeman, Deena Freeman, Saifoulaye Freeman, Morgana Freeman
ParentsMorgan Porterfield Freeman, Mayme Edna Revere


AwardsAcademy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, AFI Life Achievement Award, Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award, Kennedy Center Honors, Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Rol...
NominationsAcademy Award for Best Actor, Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture – Drama, Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by...
MoviesThe Shawshank Redemption, Seven, Million Dollar Baby, Invictus, Driving Miss Daisy, Bruce Almighty, Unforgiven, The Dark Knight, The Bucket List, Glory, Batman Begins, Along Came a Spider, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, The Dark Knight Rises, London Has Fallen, Deep Impact, Lucy, Ben-Hur, Gone Baby ...
TV ShowsThe Story of God with Morgan Freeman, Through the Wormhole, The Electric Company, Another World, The Civil War, The Twilight Zone, Ryan's Hope, Slavery and the Making of America, The Atlanta Child Murders, Rabbit Ears Productions, Texas, Smithsonian Channel's Sound Revolution, The Promised Land

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#Marks / Signs
1Rich yet mellow voice
2Deep authoratitve voice
3Often plays authorative leaders that seem highly trustworthy (even when they are not)
4[Narration] Often provides narration for his films, as either himself or the character he is playing.
5Frequently plays characters with calm demeanor


Kiss the Girls (1997)$5,000,000


1Stillness. It's what I learn from the actors I work with. That's all, and that's the hardest thing.
2[on the assassination of John F. Kennedy in 1963] On that dreadful afternoon I, along with most of the other people in New York, found myself on the street, wandering in a daze, shocked to realize the enormity of the act. I think that's when America began to lose her way.
3I never wanted to be a movie star. I never wanted to be a personality. Then all you do is turn yourself into what the audience wants and play it over and over. That's what movie stars do.
4[on Michael Wincott] Michael is a sweetheart, he has an enormous power. He is one of those people who's totally dedicated to what he's doing. I certainly get enjoyment out of working with him. He's great to rehearse with, he's always got ideas and this incredible sense of humor and this kind of outlandish take on things.
5I never think about awards or anything like that when I do a job. I was first named a best actor when I was 12 years old and it doesn't really mean anything when you get down to it, because there is no best. I don't get all that involved. My chest puffs up as much as I can puff it up but I am not trying to be better than the person I am acting with. I am trying to be at least as good. That's how it works.
6[on The Shawshank Redemption (1994)] That is the film that most people will mention. It's not the only one, but it's the most common. I think more people have seen Shawshank than have seen anything else bar Casablanca (1942). Me, I just take the compliment.
7Glory (1989) does what I think movies are best at, and that is giving you a lesson in history. Glory is a story that nobody knew. It's American history that was completely ignored, and there is an awful lot of that. It is because the people who tell the story tell their own story. So if you ever ask, any time down the line, that's always the film I'll be most proud of.
8I don't like tension on a set -- at all, of any kind.
9I don't do accents. But I was going to have to do some sort of accent and do my best to sound like Mandela. I really fretted over that because he's an iconic figure. If you screw it up you've screwed it up. But once we got into production, it all fell into place. -- on the toughest aspect of preparing for "Invictus"
10The fact that the people who are making the decisions about moviemaking are not moviemakers is a big problem.
11I'm not good at anything else. Certainly not golf. -- on why he is an actor.
12I don't think that anything where you start off with something is an art form. If you start off with a blank page or a blank canvas or a blank slab or a blank stone, you're going to create something. If someone brings it to you and says, "Can you enlarge upon it?".
13I don't know about anyone else, but my kids didn't have me. I was busy trying to be somebody. Now I have all these debts to pay. -- on the personal toll being an actor can take on a person.
14Isn't there a big, 800-pound gorilla missing here? Money, money, money. You work all your life so you don't have to wash dishes or sweep floors or pump gas, and still pay the rent. That's very germane to what you call a career.
15No, but a lot of roles I refuse because it's not me. -- on if he ever feels he's been miscast.
16I'm not a campaigner or a crusader for ending racism, or anything for that matter. I believe you should live your life according to your own tenets. If there are people you don't like, avoid them. But not liking people based on generalities is stupid.
17My aim in life, when I graduated from high school, was to get out of Mississippi. I started coming back [to Mississippi] in about 1979, because my parents moved back, which I couldn't understand. What in the world would make you come back here? It took me about 20 years to figure that out.
18I think we all have a private bucket list. It may not be written down, but I'm constantly checking them off. I just checked off Jack Nicholson. Every day was a holiday because I've been praying at the temple of Jack ever since Five Easy Pieces (1970). I had a chance to ride with him on the Warner Brothers plane with Clint [Eastwood]. I got to jawing what a fan I was, and as actors will do, he expressed how he liked my work. Then we started talking about how we could make a sequel to [the 1973 Nicholson film] The Last Detail (1973). But that didn't pan out.
19I've never been a mechanic. Throughout my life, what I have been is an actor, a pretender. I do have the wife and the family and the stuff like that but on the other hand, I'm - knock on wood - outstandingly healthy.
20I work about half the year. I'm just a guy who enjoys his work and enjoys working with people who enjoy their work. When that happens you get a bonding situation and if it come out with a good product, then that ties you even closer together. It's almost like a great love affair.
21[upon getting work as an off-Broadway actor in 1967] I made $70 a week as an actor and I'd been making $60 in L.A. Making more than that as an actor was just unbelievable to me. I never went back to typing but had some real lean times in-between. But I didn't have to go to work for anybody else. I didn't have to wash dishes, I didn't have to wait tables, I didn't have to drive a cab or wash cars. I deliberately left myself nothing to fall back on. If you've got a cushion, where you land, you stay. You can't climb a mountain with a net. If you've got the net, you'll let go.
22If you live a life of make-believe, your life isn't worth anything until you do something that does challenge your reality. And to me, sailing the open ocean is a real challenge, because it's life or death.
23They say there's no fool like an old fool. But blessings be upon my wife because I think without her, I'd be somebody's fool by now.
24Sometimes, you want to upset an audience so you can engage them. I've done so-called Hollywood films, and I know that it's all about wanting the audience to feel upbeat, give them a happy ending. But they also like complete stories. If your story's complete it doesn't have to have a happy ending.
25I don't have to work. I could stop and never have to worry about paying the rent. I'm working for the joy of doing it.
26If you wake up and the snow is knee-deep outside, you are not filled with rage. It's just something that you've got to cope with. If you're living in a situation it's the only situation that you know, and you've got to deal with it.
27[upon waking up face down in a door way and not knowing how he got there] I recognised that it had become a problem, so I just quit. I do have self-control. Once I realise that I've got to change something I just do it.
28You couldn't possibly try to entertain all of the people who seem to be offering you entertainment. Because most of them want some compensation for it.
29The American Indians have this saying. 'Look at the day, look at the sunlight, the grass and the trees! It's a good day to die!'
30Ridiculous... I don't want a Black History Month. Black history is American history. - when asked what he thinks of Black History Month on 60 Minutes (1968).
31Stop talking about it. I'm going to stop calling you a white man. And I'm going to ask you to stop calling me a black man. - when asked how to get rid of racism in an interview with Mike Wallace on 60 Minutes (1968).
32You know, I was hanging out with Sidney Poitier and we were trying to decide if he or I were the better actor. We decided it was me as I convinced the world I could sing. (Freeman debuted on Broadway in 1968 in "Hello, Dolly!")
33I'm very worried about what's going on in the world at the moment because we have this Napoleonic president; by Napoleonic I mean he's a man who just seems to need to search himself. It doesn't make sense. I don't have any love lost on Saddam Hussein. If he needs to be removed from office, fine. You have to find the right way to do it, but going to war, nah, with the people. To do what. What is the real reason? Because he's harboring weapons of mass destruction? So it is with North Korea. Why are we acting to acquiesce to this? We do not need the Iraqi oil. We have Kuwait oil. It's the same pool. That's why Kuwait's there. That's why Kuwait was set up. You think that country could exist there without somebody backing it? We're talking about a piece of Iraq. So, we keep this. That's my noise. I am terribly upset about the whole thing.
34[Accepting his UCLA Tracy award]: To be included among this group of highly accomplished actors is just magical.
35Once you've gotten the job, there's nothing to it. If you're an actor, you're an actor. Doing it is not the hard part. The hard part is getting to do it.
36I was talking to Bob Hoskins when we were making Unleashed together. We were talking about the joy of doing bad guys. And he confirmed exactly what I was thinking. With bad guys you get to let it all out. All those dark places in your psyche? You can let 'em go. When you play good guys, it's kind of boring. It's one note.
37I find it difficult to watch myself... I find it boring.
38It was my idea to just do The Electric Company (1971) for a couple of years and go on. But you get trapped by that money thing. It's golden handcuffs. It gets a lot of people, including soap opera actors and commercial actors. Then, they don't want to see you in serious work. That was going to be me, having people come up to me saying "My kids love you!" I was there three years too long.
39I don't know what my favorite film of mine is... But I think the most important film I was in was Glory (1989).
40Is there a movie I think I should have won the Oscar for? Yeah. All of them.
41When I got nominated for the Oscar [for Street Smart (1987)], it put rocket boosters in my career. Since childhood, all I wanted to do was make movies. I love the stage, but I wanted to be a movie actor.
42I saw Neil LaBute's first movie, In the Company of Men (1997), and I thought it sucked deeply. I mean, talk about a couple of scuzzy guys. Man, they were turds. But I was intrigued by the mind that would think this up and film it. Then I saw LaBute's second movie, Your Friends & Neighbors (1998). Not any better, but still intriguing. So then I got the script for Nurse Betty (2000), and I loved it and I went and met him. And it turns out he's married, has these lovely kids. He's just this big bear of a man. Cuddly, even. It didn't take any persuading to convince me to do the film.
43When I was doing press for Deep Impact (1998), reporters would always ask me how it felt to play the first black president, and I'd tell them, "I'm not playing the first black president. I'm playing a president who happens to be black." Or they'd ask me what sort of research I did for the role. Research? What kind of research do you need to play the president? He's a guy. Besides, we all know what presidents are like standing up there in a press conference. Hell, you don't have to do any research to play a president.
44[on Se7en (1995)] There's all this loss and angst and death and sense of helplessness in that movie - if I saw it in the theater, I probably wouldn't have liked it. I saw Fight Club (1999) and I didn't like it much. It's a great movie, well made, fabulous acting, but it just made me feel so bad. But David Fincher is an extraordinarily good director.
45[on working on The Shawshank Redemption (1994)] That was a strange production. There were moments of extreme tension on the set. Between the producers and actors, between the director and actors, between everybody. Just this personality stuff between different groups. Very strange. Let's stop talking about that one.
46[on the character Hoke Colburn in Driving Miss Daisy (1989)] It's a tricky character, right on the edge of Uncle Remus. But I knew how to play him right away. I knew when I read it. I just saw him -- the dignity in the character. The only time I ever worried about it was when I was doing the show Off-Broadway, and all these Southerners would come back wiping their eyes and talking about how nostalgic it made them feel. How their grandmother had a chauffeur just like that. I was like "God damn it! I made these people nostalgic for the good ol' days!" But, then, I had some black friends see it, and they said, 'Oh, my grandfather was exactly like that.' So that made me feel okay..
47[on the failure of The Bonfire of the Vanities (1990)] I knew that movie wasn't going to work. I don't think Brian De Palma had a clue. It struck me that he didn't read the book - or that he didn't like the book. It was the one time Tom Hanks was awfully miscast. Originally, they hired Alan Arkin to play my role. I thought that was perfect casting. But then they thought they had to be politically correct and make the judge black. So they fired Alan Arkin and hired me. Not a great way to get a role. I was kind of a suck-a-- for not turning it down, but they weren't going to give it back to Alan anyway. I never did get around to seeing the movie.
48[on the box-office failure of Amistad (1997)] People thought it was a picture about slavery. But it wasn't about slavery at all. It was about American jurisprudence. The point of the film ultimately was that the President in not the king. But I think people were like "Jesus, not another movie about slavery!" We really do have a negative response to negative history. Which is a shame.
49[on the violence in Se7en (1995)] If you don't show the actual violence and the audience provides their own violence, it's much more gruesome. This is a guy who spent a lot time planning and preparing, and what was he doing? He was punishing people for their sins. He had a moral agenda. A twisted moral agenda, but do you know how many people do? People in high places.
50[on the box-office failure of The Shawshank Redemption (1994)] It took a long time for word of mouth to kick in because no one could say it. It was "The Shimshunk Reduction", "The Hudsucker Redemption"; I mean people just couldn't say it, which really made me angry because I knew that at the time! The movie we made was called "Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption". Isn't that a great title? But they were like "That won't fit on the marquee". So it took a year or two for people to say it. Some people still can't say it.
51I was in Africa when I got the call for Unforgiven (1992). Clint called my agency and made an offer for a western. I was like "He called for me?" It was jaw-dropping.
52I'm not intimidated by lead roles. I'm better in them. I don't feel pressure - I feel released at times like that. That's what I'm born to do.
53I've been living with myself all of my life, so I know all of me. So when I watch me, all I see is me. It's boring. - on why he dislikes watching his own films.
54[on the failure of The Big Bounce (2004)] It was a wonderful experience. Steve Bing was the producer and was very generous. But the movie didn't turn out very well. The director [George Armitage] fell ill and we shut down production for a few weeks while he recuperated. And I think when he came back he just didn't pick up the ball and run with it the way he should have, and the movie suffered greatly for that..
55[on his hesitation to do Along Came a Spider (2001)] I had a philosophic aversion to it. I didn't want to do the same thing twice. Then I realized that my philosophical aversion was bullshit. I realized I liked Alex Cross. And the fact that he's black is totally incidental. That's a rare thing for a black actor to find.
56I gravitate towards gravitas.


1Ranked fourth highest grossing actor of all time with his previous films grossing $4.3 billion.
2Is one of two African American actors in the top 5 highest grossing actors of all time, the other actor is Eddie Murphy.
320 years later, winner for Vintage Performance by an Actor in 1995, for his role as Detective Somerset in Se7en (1995) at the first Vintage Film Awards.
4Accredits his voice to studying at the LACC Theater Academy. Other alumni include Mark Hamill, Cindy Williams, Donna Reed and Rene Michelle Aranda.
5Has appeared in three Best Picture Academy Award winners: Driving Miss Daisy (1989), Unforgiven (1992) and Million Dollar Baby (2004). Clint Eastwood also appeared in and directed the latter two films.
6Son Alfonso Freeman (actor) was born in Los Angeles, September 13, 1959 to Morgan and Loletha Adkins (Polk). Alfonso first met his father in 1984.
7His grandfather was Morgan Herbert Freeman. His father was Morgan Porterfield Freeman. He has said that his parents forgot to give him a middle name.
8Recently became a beekeeper.
9As of 2014, has appeared in four movies that were nominated for the Best Picture Oscar: Driving Miss Daisy (1989), Unforgiven (1992), The Shawshank Redemption (1994) and Million Dollar Baby (2004). With the exception of The Shawshank Redemption (1994), all the other films won in the category.
10Has purchased the film rights to Orange Crushed, a mystery novel by an African-American writer, Pamela Thomas-Graham. (Thomas-Graham is also the CEO of cable news channel CNBC.) Orange Crushed features an African-American heroine, Professor Nikki Chase. [June 2004]
11He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7021 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on March 18, 2003.
12Favorite films include the original films King Kong (1933) and Moulin Rouge (1952).
13The longest he has gone without an Oscar nomination is 10 years, between The Shawshank Redemption (1994) and Million Dollar Baby (2004).
14Received the 2012 Cecil B. DeMille Award at the Golden Globe Awards ceremony in January 2012.
15Listed his five favorite films as King Kong (1933), High Noon (1952), Moulin Rouge (1952), The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976) and Moby Dick (1956).
16Was honored with the American Film Institute's 39th Lifetime Achievement Award on June 9, 2011.
17Resides in Charleston, Mississippi and New York City.
18Friends with Kenny Chesney.
19Though he was born in Memphis, he actually grew up in the Mississippi Delta region. He moved back to Mississippi to open a blues club and restaurant in 2001.
20Broke his arm and shoulder when he flipped his car near his home of Charleston, Mississippi on August 3, 2008.
21In addition to his role as Lucius Fox in the current Batman franchise, Freeman previously acted alongside another Batman: Michael Keaton in Clean and Sober (1988).
22Has said that watching Gary Cooper's films in his youth inspired him to become an actor.
23Works closely with screenwriter Grant Boucher.
24Attended the 2004 and 2005 Dubai International Film Festival in the United Arab Emirates.
25Narrated two Academy Award-winning feature-length documentaries: The Long Way Home (1997) and March of the Penguins (2005).
26Three films of his are on the American Film Institute's 100 Most Inspiring Movies of All Time. They are: Driving Miss Daisy (1989) at #77, Glory (1989) at #31 and The Shawshank Redemption (1994) at #23.
27In January 2001, opened Madidi, a fine-dining restaurant in Clarksdale, MS, with local attorney and businessman, Bill Lucket. They also co-own Ground Zero Blues Club, a blues bar and grill that opened in May 2001.
28His performance as Fast Black in Street Smart (1987) is ranked #77 on Premiere magazine's 100 Greatest Performances of All Time (2006).
29Is the only African-American actor to appear in three Best Picture Oscar Winners: Driving Miss Daisy (1989), Unforgiven (1992) and Million Dollar Baby (2004).
30Has played three men who teach someone to box in three separate films. First, he played Geel Piet in The Power of One (1992), he then played Alex Cross in Kiss the Girls (1997) where, at the beginning of the film, he was teaching a group of young boys how to box, and he also played Eddie "Scrap Iron" Dupree in Million Dollar Baby (2004).
31Member of the jury at the Berlin International Film Festival in 1994.
32Keeps his Oscar statuette inside a cabinet which resides in his office. The cabinet was built by a good friend of his in 1998 especially for the Oscar that his friend predicted he would win. It even came with a plaque that read: "No Parking. Reserved for Oscar."
33Most of the characters he has played are not written specifically for an African-American actor.
34Received a trademark on his name from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on September 19, 2006.
35In May 2005, he won the right to the Internet domain name from the company Mighty LLC, of Charlestown, Saint Kitts and Nevis in a UN panel.
36Speaks French fluently. He gave an introductory speech in French to the crowd of extras gathered in Montreal's Olympic Stadium to portray the Baltimore Super Bowl audience in The Sum of All Fears (2002).
37Arrived in Los Angeles, California in 1959 and his first job was as a clerk typist.
38Said in an issue of Life magazine (February 2005) that he can be seen as an extra in The Pawnbroker (1964).
39Was nominated for Broadway's 1978 Tony Award as Best Actor (Feature Role - Play) for "The Mighty Gents".
40Is often called the greatest living actor in film, a title he humbly waves off and says he is just "lucky".
41During an interview with Charlie Rose regarding the 10th year anniversary of The Shawshank Redemption (1994), Freeman said he regarded that film, Glory (1989), Driving Miss Daisy (1989), and Unforgiven (1992) as the highlights of his career.
42Owns a boat which is berthed in the Caribbean. His busy schedule, however, only allows him to go sailing on it once a year.
43Has appeared in two films opposite a main character named Jack Ryan: The Sum of All Fears (2002) and The Big Bounce (2004).
44Has starred in two movies based on Stephen King books: Dreamcatcher (2003) and The Shawshank Redemption (1994).
45Has his own production company, Revelation Entertainment.
46Broadway debut in the musical "Hello, Dolly!" with Pearl Bailey and Cab Calloway.
47Recently earned a Private Pilot license.
48Has recorded a new radio public service announcement about the national parks.
49Worked as a mechanic in the United States Air Force.
50Considered joining the Air Force to become a fighter pilot but opted to stay with acting instead.
51Has reprised the same character three times. He played Dr. Alex Cross in Kiss the Girls (1997) and then reprised the role in Along Came a Spider (2001). He also played God in Bruce Almighty (2003) and then reprised that role in Evan Almighty (2007). Finally, he played Lucius Fox in both Batman Begins (2005) and The Dark Knight (2008).
52He was (along with director/actress Billie Allen, director/playwright Garland Thompson, and journalist Clayton Riley') a founding member of the Frank Silvera Writers' Workshop, named after noted Black actor Frank Silvera.
53Received the "Hollywood Outstanding Achievement in Acting" Award on August 7, 2000.
54Father of Morgana Freeman with Jeanette Adair Bradshaw. He also adopted his first wife's daughter, Deena.
55Father of Alfonso Freeman from his relationship with Loletha Adkins and Saifoulaye Freeman (born 1960) from another previous relationship.
56Village Voice Obie for Driving Miss Daisy (1989). [1990]
57Village Voice Obie for Great Performances: The Gospel at Colonus (1985). [1986]
58Village Voice Obie for Coriolanus (1979) and "Mother Courage". [1980]
59Ranked #31 in Empire (UK) magazine's "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list. [October 1997]




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Now You See Me 22016Thaddeus Bradley
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Ted 22015Patrick Meighan
Last Knights2015Bartok
Yo Gabba Gabba!2015TV SeriesG-Clef
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5 Flights Up2014Alex Carver
Lucy2014/IProfessor Norman
Wish Wizard2014ShortMaxwell Omni
Transcendence2014/IJoseph Tagger
The Lego Movie2014Vitruvius (voice)
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Now You See Me2013/IThaddeus Bradley
Olympus Has Fallen2013Speaker Trumbull
The Dark Knight Rises2012Fox
The Magic of Belle Isle2012Monte Wildhorn
Dolphin Tale2011Dr. Cameron McCarthy
Conan the Barbarian2011Narrator (voice, uncredited)
RED2010Joe Matheson
30 for 302010TV Series documentaryNarrator
Invictus2009Nelson Mandela
The Maiden Heist2009Charles Peterson
Thick as Thieves2009/IRipley
The Dark Knight2008Lucius Fox
A Raisin in the Sun2008TV MovieNarrator (uncredited)
The Bucket List2007Carter
Feast of Love2007Harry Stevenson
Gone Baby Gone2007Jack Doyle
Evan Almighty2007God
The Contract2006Carden
10 Items or Less2006Him
Lucky Number Slevin2006The Boss
Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon 3D2005Documentary shortNeil Armstrong (voice)
An Unfinished Life2005Mitch Bradley
Batman Begins2005Video GameLucius Fox (voice)
War of the Worlds2005Narration (voice)
Batman Begins2005Lucius Fox
Slavery and the Making of America2005TV SeriesNarrator
Million Dollar Baby2004Eddie Scrap-Iron Dupris
A Remarkable Promise2004ShortNarrator
The Big Bounce2004Walter Crewes
Rameses: Wrath of God or Man?2004TV Movie documentaryNarrator
Guilty by Association2003VideoPolice Lieutenant Redding
Bruce Almighty2003God
Dreamcatcher2003Col. Abraham Curtis
Levity2003Miles Evans
Freedom: A History of Us2003TV Series documentaryFrederick Douglass Ernest Green Thurgood Marshall ...
The Sum of All Fears2002DCI William Cabot
High Crimes2002Charles W. Grimes
Along Came a Spider2001Alex Cross
American Masters2000TV Series documentaryNarrator
Nurse Betty2000Charlie
Under Suspicion2000Captain Victor Benezet
Deep Impact1998President Beck
Hard Rain1998Jim
Amistad1997Theodore Joadson
Kiss the Girls1997Dr. Alex Cross
Chain Reaction1996Paul Shannon
Moll Flanders1996Hibble
Outbreak1995General Billy Ford
The Shawshank Redemption1994Ellis Boyd 'Red' Redding
Unforgiven1992Ned Logan
The Power of One1992Geel Piet
The Savior Is Born1992TV ShortNarrator (voice)
The True Story of Glory Continues1991DocumentaryNarrator (voice)
American Experience1991TV Series documentaryNarrator
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves1991Azeem
The Bonfire of the Vanities1990Judge Leonard White
The Civil War1990TV Mini-Series documentaryFrederick Douglass / John Boston
Glory1989Sgt. Maj. John Rawlins
Driving Miss Daisy1989Hoke Colburn
Johnny Handsome1989Lt. A.Z. Drones
Lean on Me1989Principal Joe Clark
Clean and Sober1988Craig
Clinton and Nadine1988TV MovieDorsey Pratt
Fight for Life1987TV MovieDr. Sherard
Street Smart1987Fast Black
Resting Place1986TV MovieLuther Johnson
The Execution of Raymond Graham1985TV MovieWarden Pratt
The Twilight Zone1985TV SeriesTony (segment "Dealer's Choice")
Great Performances1985TV SeriesMessenger
That Was Then... This Is Now1985Charlie Woods
Marie1985Charles Traughber
The Atlanta Child Murders1985TV Mini-SeriesBen Shelter
Harry & Son1984Siemanowski
Another World1983TV SeriesDr. Roy Bingham
Death of a Prophet1981TV MovieMalcolm X
The Marva Collins Story1981TV MovieClarence Collins
Ryan's Hope1981TV SeriesCicero Murphy
Texas1981TV SeriesDetective Michaels
Eyewitness1981Lieutenant Black
Attica1980TV MovieHap Richards
Julius Caesar1979VideoCasca
Hollow Image1979TV MovieRalph 'Sweet Talk' Simmons
Visions1978TV Series
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry1978TV MovieUncle Hammer
The Electric Company1971-1977TV SeriesMark Easy Reader Mel Mounds ...
Who Says I Can't Ride a Rainbow!1971Afro
Caught in the Middle1970TV MovieCuz
Where Were You When the Lights Went Out?1968Grand Central Commuter (uncredited)
A Man Called Adam1966Party Guest (uncredited)
The Pawnbroker1964Man on Street (uncredited)


Rendezvous with Ramaproducer announced
Through the Wormhole2010-2017TV Series documentary executive producer - 47 episodes
Madam Secretary2014-2017TV Series executive producer - 67 episodes
The Story of God with Morgan Freeman2016-2017TV Series executive producer - 8 episodes
5 Flights Up2014producer
Man vs. the Universe2014TV Mini-Series executive producer
Stem Cell Universe with Stephen Hawking2014TV Movie documentary executive producer
Curiosity2011TV Series documentary executive producer - 1 episode
30 for 302010TV Series documentary producer - 1 episode
Invictus2009executive producer
The Maiden Heist2009executive producer
10 Items or Less2006executive producer
Levity2003executive producer
Along Came a Spider2001executive producer
Under Suspicion2000executive producer
Mutiny1999TV Movie executive producer


Going in Style2017performer: "Hey, Look Me Over"
5 Flights Up2014arranger: "My Melancholy Baby", "Hail To The Chief" / performer: "My Melancholy Baby", "Hail To The Chief"
10 Items or Less2006performer: "Al Pasar la Barca"
Brubaker1980performer: "Respect" - uncredited


Madam Secretary2015-2016TV Series 2 episodes


Now You See Me 2: Bringing Magic to Life2016Video documentary short special thanks
Don't Say No Until I Finish Talking: The Story of Richard D. Zanuck2013Documentary special thanks
The Last White Knight2012Documentary thanks
Zombie Whisperer2012TV Series special thanks
Biography: Morgan Freeman2010TV Movie special thanks
Prom Night in Mississippi2009Documentary very special thanks
Strength and Honour2007special thanks
All About Us2007very special thanks
Bobby Rush: Live at Ground Zero2007Video special thanks: Ground Zero Blues Club
Last of the Mississippi Jukes2003Documentary special thanks
Scandalize My Name: Stories from the Blacklist1998Documentary thanks


Made in Hollywood2009-2017TV SeriesHimself
The Making of 'Amistad'1999Video documentary shortHimself
The Graham Norton Show2017TV SeriesHimself - Guest
30th NAACP Image Awards1999TV SpecialHimself
The View2006-2017TV SeriesHimself - Guest
29th NAACP Image Awards1998TV SpecialHimself
Rotten Tomatoes2017TV SeriesHimself
Scandalize My Name: Stories from the Blacklist1998DocumentaryHimself - Host
Late Night with Seth Meyers2016-2017TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Warner Bros. 75th Anniversary: No Guts, No Glory1998TV Movie documentaryHimself
Today1993-2017TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Mundo VIP1998TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2014-2017TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Mikkelsens & Monbergs U.S.1998TV Series documentaryHimself - Actor
Entertainment Tonight2007-2017TV SeriesHimself
The Long Way Home1997DocumentaryNarrator (voice)
Deep in the Heart of Texas: Dave Chappelle Live at Austin City Limits2017TV Special documentaryHimself - Opening Narrator
Maury1997TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Age of Spin: Dave Chappelle Live at the Hollywood Palladium2017TV Special documentaryNarrator (uncredited)
3rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards1997TV SpecialHimself
Laddie: The Man Behind the Movies2017DocumentaryHimself
National Endowment for the Arts: United States of Arts2017TV Series documentary shortHimself
The White House1996TV Movie documentaryHimself - Narrator
The Talk2014-2017TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Kennedy Center's 25th Anniversary1996TV SpecialHimself
Live with Kelly and Ryan1989-2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Very Important Pennis1996TV SeriesHimself
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert2015-2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Cosmic Voyage1996Documentary shortNarrator (voice)
CBS This Morning2015-2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
1996 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards1996TV Special documentaryHimself
2016 Creative Arts Emmys2016TV MovieHimself - Presenter: Outstanding Special Class Program and Nominated: Outstanding Informational Series or Special
Inside the White House1995TV Movie documentaryNarrator (voice)
Now You See Me 2: Bringing Magic to Life2016Video documentary short
1995 VH1 Honors1995TV MovieHimself
Now You See Me 2: The Art of the Ensemble2016Video documentary shortHimself
The Promised Land1995TV Mini-Series documentaryNarrator (voice)
Good Morning America2005-2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 52nd Annual Golden Globe Awards1995TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2014-2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
A Century of Cinema1994DocumentaryHimself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to John Williams2016TV MovieHimself
The 9th Annual ASC Awards1994TV SpecialHimself
The Making of 'London Has Fallen'2016Video documentary shortHimself / VP Allan Trumbull
The 51st Annual Golden Globe Awards1994TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Extra2013-2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Dolphin Tale 2
The 65th Annual Academy Awards1993TV SpecialHimself - Co-Presenter: Best Cinematography
The Story of God with Morgan Freeman2016TV SeriesHimself - Host
25th NAACP Image Awards1993TV SpecialHimself
The C Word2016Documentary voice
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Sidney Poitier1992TV SpecialHimself
Larry King Now2013-2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Eastwood & Co.: Making 'Unforgiven'1992TV Short documentaryHimself
The 88th Annual Academy Awards2016TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Best Picture
Clint Eastwood on Westerns1992TV Movie documentaryHimself
WGN Morning News2016TV SeriesHimself
The Arsenio Hall Show1989-1992TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Late Late Show with James Corden2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
One-On-One with the Cast of 'Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves'1991Video shortHimself
73rd Golden Globe Awards2016TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Director-Motion Picture
Neglect Not the Children1991TV Movie documentaryHimself - Host
24 Hours of Reality and Live Earth: The World Is Watching2015TV Movie documentaryHimself
Robin Hood: The Myth, the Man, the Movie1991TV Short documentaryHimself
Oprah's Master Class: Belief Special2015TV MovieHimself
The 43th Annual Writers Guild Awards1991TV SpecialHimself
Secrets of the Dead2015TV Series documentaryHimself - Narrator
The 43th Annual Directors Guild Awards1991TV SpecialHimself
Charlie Rose2001-2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
A Festival at Ford's1991TV SpecialNarrator (voice)
The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 48th Annual Golden Globe Awards1991TV SpecialHimself
International Jazz Day2015Himself
The 17th Annual People's Choice Awards1991TV SpecialHimself - Accepting Award for Favourite Mini-Series
Shakespeare Uncovered2015TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Late Night with David Letterman1990TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Lucy: Cerebral Capacity - The True Science of Lucy2015Video shortHimself
The 44th Annual Tony Awards1990TV SpecialHimself - Performer
Lucy: The Evolution of Lucy2015Video shortHimself
Night of 100 Stars III1990TV MovieHimself
The Mona Lisa Myth2014TV Movie documentary voice
The Earth Day Special1990TV SpecialWalter Samson
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2009-2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 62nd Annual Academy Awards1990TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Leading Role & Presenter: Best Film Editing
Weekend Ticket2014TV Series shortHimself
Ebony/Jet Showcase1989-1990TV SeriesHimself
We the People2014Documentary shortNarrator
The 47th Annual Golden Globe Awards1990TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy / Musical
2014 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards2014TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series
22nd NAACP Image Awards1990TV SpecialHimself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Jane Fonda2014TV MovieHimself
The 60th Annual Academy Awards1988TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Supporting Role
The Colbert Report2010-2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 45th Annual Golden Globe Awards1988TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
The Insider2014TV SeriesHimself
Working in the Theatre1987TV Series documentaryHimself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2007-2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 32nd Annual Tony Awards1978TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Featured Actor in a Play
Katie2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Out to Lunch1974TV MovieHimself / Croupier
Island of Lemurs: Madagascar2014Documentary shortNarrator (voice)
Energy Crisis1974TV MovieHimself
Ask a Badass with Elizabeth Banks2014TV SeriesHimself
The 22nd Annual Tony Awards1968TV SpecialHimself - Performer
The Queen Latifah Show2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2014TV SpecialHimself - Presenter (uncredited)
Million Dollar Baby: On the Ropes2014Video shortHimself
Jeopardy!2013TV SeriesHimself - Video Clue Presenter
JFK: A President Betrayed2013Documentary
The Screen Junkies Show2013TV SeriesHimself
Promise of a New World: The Making of 'Oblivion'2013Video documentaryHimself
The Hollywood Fast Lane2013TV SeriesHimself - Interviewee
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Mel Brooks2013TV SpecialHimself
Politics Nation with Al Sharpton2013TV SeriesHimself
TVGN Movie Special: Now You See Me2013TV Special documentaryHimself
The Daily Show2010-2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Don't Say No Until I Finish Talking: The Story of Richard D. Zanuck2013DocumentaryHimself - Interviewee
Eastwood Directs: The Untold Story2013DocumentaryHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2005-2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Customer in McDonald's Commercial
19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2013TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Tales from the Warner Bros. Lot2013DocumentaryHimself
The Kennedy Center Honors2012TV SpecialHimself - Performer
Ending the Knight2012Video documentaryHimself
The Last White Knight2012DocumentaryHimself
Late Show with David Letterman2008-2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Fantástico2012TV Series documentaryHimself
Michael Douglas & Friends Celebrity Golf Tournament2012TV SpecialHimself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Shirley MacLaine2012TV SpecialHimself
Tavis Smiley2009-2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Universal's Cinematic Spectacular: 100 Years of Movie Memories2012Documentary shortNarrator (voice)
B.B. King: The Life of Riley2012DocumentaryNarrator
Face to Face with 'Weird Al' Yankovic2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 84th Annual Academy Awards2012TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Oprah's Master Class2012TV Series documentaryHimself
MSN Exclusives2012TV SeriesHimself (2014)
Betty White's 90th Birthday: A Tribute to America's Golden Girl2012TV MovieHimself
The 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards2012TV SpecialHimself - Cecil B. DeMille Award Recipient
The 38th Annual People's Choice Awards2012TV SpecialHimself
Breaking the Taboo2012Documentary
Piers Morgan Tonight2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The BAFTA Britannia Awards2011TV SpecialHimself
Anderson Live2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
1st Look2011TV SeriesHimself - Interviewee
Curiosity2011TV Series documentaryHimself - Narrator
Clint Eastwood's West2011Video documentary shortHimself
Close Up2011TV SeriesHimself - Interviewee
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2010-2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Morgan Freeman2011TV SpecialHimself
Quebrando o Tabu2011DocumentaryNarrator
First: Robotics Promotion2011ShortHimself
Born to Be Wild2011Documentary shortNarrator (voice)
The Role That Changed My Life2011TV Series documentaryHimself
The 83rd Annual Academy Awards2011TV SpecialHimself
17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2011TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Life Achievement Award
Hollywood's Top Ten2011TV SeriesHimself
Alzheimer's Foundation of America Together for Care Telethon2010TV MovieHimself
The President's Photographer: Fifty Years Inside the Oval Office2010TV Movie documentaryHimself - Narrator (voice)
Saturday Night Live2010TV SeriesHimself
An American Salute: The Pops at 1252010TV Movie documentaryNarrator
The 82nd Annual Academy Awards2010TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Leading Role
The Oprah Winfrey Show2006-2010TV SeriesHimself - Guest
41st NAACP Image Awards2010TV SpecialHimself
Go' aften Danmark2005-2010TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Actor
The Eastwood Factor2010Video documentaryNarrator (voice)
Live from Studio Five2010TV SeriesHimself
Xposé2010TV SeriesHimself
Breakfast2010TV SeriesHimself - Guest
For Love of Liberty: The Story of America's Black Patriots2010TV Movie documentary voice
Cinema 32008-2010TV SeriesHimself - Interviewee
Días de cine2010TV SeriesHimself - Interviewee
Los desayunos de TVE2010TV SeriesHimself - Guest
16th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2010TV SpecialHimself
Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief2010TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards2010TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
15th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards2010TV SpecialHimself
The 7PM Project2010TV SeriesHimself
Biography1996-2010TV Series documentaryHimself
The People Speak2009DocumentaryHimself
Rachael Ray2006-2009TV SeriesHimself - Guest
In the House with Peter Bart & Peter Guber2009TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Jay Leno Show2009TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Hour2009TV SeriesHimself
The 1st Annual Noble Awards2009TV MovieHimself - Lifetime Achievement Recipient
Scream Awards 20092009TV SpecialHimself
The Code: Behind the Scenes2009Video shortHimself
The Code: Cast Interviews2009Video shortHimself
The Biggest Loser2009TV SeriesHimself
World Film Report2009TV SeriesHimself
The 51st Annual Grammy Awards2009TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Prom Night in Mississippi2009DocumentaryHimself
Delta Rising: A Blues Documentary2008DocumentaryHimself
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts2008TV MovieHimself
Through the Eyes of Director Timur Bekmambetov2008Video documentary shortHimself
Wanted: Cast and Characters2008Video shortHimself
Sound Revolution2008TV SeriesHimself - Host
Stephen Fry in America2008TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
E! True Hollywood Story2008TV Series documentaryHimself
HBO First Look1995-2008TV Series documentary shortHimself / Colonel Curtis
Max on Set: Wanted2008TV Short documentaryHimself
Where the Water Meets the Sky2008DocumentaryHimself - Narrator
From the Corner2008DocumentaryNarrator
African American Lives2008TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Capturing Authenticity: Casting 'Gone Baby Gone'2008Video shortHimself
Going Home: Behind the Scenes with Ben Affleck2008Video shortHimself
Rob Reiner Interviews the Stars: Morgan Freeman2008Video documentary shortHimself
Ecoist2007TV SeriesHimself
e2: The Economies of Being Environmentally Conscious2007TV Series documentaryHimself - Narrator
Screen Nation Television and Film Awards 20072007TV SpecialHimself
Gone Baby Gone Featurette2007Video documentaryHimself
Evan Almighty: Animals on Set Two by Two2007Video shortHimself
Evan Almighty: Becoming Noah2007Video shortHimself
Evan Almighty: Steve Carell Unscripted2007Video shortHimself
Evan Almighty: The Almighty Green Set2007Video shortHimself
Evan Almighty: The Ark-Itects of Noah's Ark2007Video shortHimself
Evan Almighty: The Building of Noah's Ark2007Video shortHimself
Evan Almighty: Training the Animals2007Video shortHimself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1993-2007TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Das große RTL Special zum Film2007TV SeriesHimself
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies: 10th Anniversary Edition2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 5th Annual TV Land Awards2007TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Caiga quien caiga2005-2007TV SeriesHimself
Bobby Rush: Live at Ground Zero2007VideoHimself (uncredited)
Corazón de...2005-2007TV SeriesHimself
God Gave Rock & Roll to You2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
George Clooney: An American Cinematheque Tribute2006TV MovieHimself
The Electric Company's Greatest Hits & Bits2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
Greasy Rider2006DocumentaryHimself
Making 'Lucky Number Slevin'2006Video shortHimself
Absolute Power: The Making of Edison Force2006Video shortHimself
Boffo! Tinseltown's Bombs and Blockbusters2006DocumentaryHimself
The Reichen Show2006TV SeriesHimself
In the Cutz2006TV SeriesHimself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2006TV SeriesHimself - Guest
La noche de los Oscar2006TV MovieHimself
The 78th Annual Academy Awards2006TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Best Actress in a Supporting Role
12th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2006TV SpecialHimself
60 Minutes2005TV Series documentaryHimself - Actor (segment "Morgan Freeman")
Soul of the Delta2005Documentary shortHimself
The Black Movie Awards2005TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Mississippi Rising2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
Mon plus grand moment de cinéma2005TV Series shortHimself
El Magacine2005TV SeriesHimself
Shelter from the Storm: A Concert for the Gulf Coast2005TV MovieHimself
Born to Fight2005Video documentary shortHimself
James Lipton Takes on Three2005Video documentary shortHimself
Getaway2005TV SeriesHimself
The 8th Shanghai International Film Festival2005TV SpecialHimself - Co-Presenter: Best Film
Out of Africa: Heroes and Icons2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
Waratte iitomo!2005TV SeriesHimself
Dos rombos2005TV SeriesHimself
La noche con Fuentes y Cía2005TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Lo + plus1998-2005TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Shootout2005TV SeriesHimself
The 77th Annual Academy Awards2005TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Best Actor in a Supporting Role
The Heaven and Earth Show2005TV SeriesHimself
11th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2005TV SpecialHimself - Winner & Nominee
The Challenge of Freedom2005TV Movie documentaryNarrator (voice)
Blues Divas2005DocumentaryHimself
March of the Penguins2005DocumentaryNarrator (English version, voice)
The 62nd Annual Golden Globe Awards2005TV Special documentaryHimself - Nominee: Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
Tsunami Aid: A Concert of Hope2005TV SpecialHimself
Inside the Actors Studio2005TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Inside Dish with Rachael Ray2004TV Series documentaryHimself
Genius: A Night for Ray Charles2004TV SpecialHimself
Decisions That Shook the World2004TV Mini-Series documentaryVoice Over (voice)
Hope Springs Eternal: A Look Back at 'The Shawshank Redemption'2004Video documentary shortHimself
The Shawshank Redemption: Behind the Scenes2004Video shortHimself
The Shawshank Redemption: Cast Interviews2004Video documentaryHimself
Survivors of the Shoah: Visual History Foundation2004Video documentary short voice
The Hunting of the President2004DocumentaryNarrator (voice)
Tinseltown TV2004TV SeriesHimself
The Living Blues2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
2003 World Awards2003TV SpecialHimself
Delta Blues Museum2003Video documentary shortHimself
A Tale of Two Schools2003TV Movie documentaryNarrator (voice)
The 100 Greatest Movie Stars2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
God kveld Norge2003TV SeriesHimself
Once Upon a Time in Utah, Sundance2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
Declaration of Independence2003Video documentary shortHimself
America Beyond the Color Line with Henry Louis Gates Jr.2002TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
A Cautionary Tale: The Making of 'The Sum of All Fears'2002Video documentary shortHimself
All on Accounta Pullin' a Trigger2002Video documentary shortHimself
High Crimes: Together Again2002Video shortHimself
Revealed with Jules Asner2002TV SeriesHimself
American Experience2002TV Series documentaryHimself - Narrator
Leute heute2002TV Series documentaryHimself
Cannes: Through the Eyes of the Hunter2001Documentary shortHimself
Independence Day 20012001TV MovieHimself
The 100 Greatest Films2001TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Making of 'Along Came a Spider'2001Video documentary shortHimself
Shawshank: The Redeeming Feature2001TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Panel2001TV SeriesHimself
Beckmann2001TV SeriesHimself
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Thrills: America's Most Heart-Pounding Movies2001TV Special documentaryHimself
Essence Awards2001TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 73rd Annual Academy Awards2001TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: 'Wo hu cang long' Film Clip
Acapulco Black Film Festival2000TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts2000TV Special documentaryHimself
The Howard Stern Radio Show2000TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Chris Rock Show2000TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Bravo Profiles2000TV Series documentaryHimself
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Laughs: America's Funniest Movies2000TV Special documentaryHimself
The 72nd Annual Academy Awards2000TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Video 'History in the Movies'
Lux2000TV SeriesHimself (2001)
The 57th Annual Golden Globe Awards2000TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Panama Canal in 3D a Land Divided a World United2017Documentary post-productionNarrator (voice)
The Directors1999-2000TV Series documentaryHimself
Through the Wormhole2010-2017TV Series documentaryHimself - Narrator
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts1999TV SpecialHimself
Ok! TV2017TV SeriesHimself
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Stars: America's Greatest Screen Legends1999TV Special documentaryHimself

Archive Footage

The 89th Annual Academy Awards2017TV SpecialHimself (uncredited)
Access Hollywood2017TV SeriesHimself
John G. Avildsen: King of the Underdogs2017DocumentaryHimself
The Insider2016TV SeriesHimself
Beer and Board Games2016TV Series documentaryEasy Reader
Extra2015-2016TV SeriesHimself
Entertainment Tonight2008-2015TV SeriesHimself
Inside Edition2014-2015TV Series documentaryHimself
Lennon or McCartney2014Documentary shortHimself
The Second Annual 'On Cinema' Oscar Special2014TV MovieHimself (uncredited)
The LEGO Movie Videogame2014Video GameVitruvius
The Fire Rises: The Creation and Impact of the Dark Knight Trilogy2013Video documentaryHimself
Colorshop: 100 Vintage TV Ads, Vol.12013VideoFather in John Hancock Commercial
Movie Guide2013TV SeriesArchie / Thaddeus Bradley
Chelsea Lately2013TV SeriesHimself / Speaker Trumbull
Betty White's 2nd Annual 90th Birthday2013TV SpecialHimself
Mrs. Eastwood & Company2012TV SeriesHimself
MythBusters2010TV Series documentaryDr. Alex Cross
I Am2010/IIIDocumentary uncredited
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2010TV SeriesHimself
Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy2010Video documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Live from Studio Five2010TV SeriesHimself
Almost Famous III2010TV Movie documentaryAlka Seltzer Commercial
The O'Reilly Factor2008TV SeriesNed Logan / Himself
Writing a Bucket List2008Video documentary shortCarter (uncredited)
John Mayer: Say2007Video shortCarter
Today Tonight2007TV SeriesRed Rediing
Cómo conseguir un papel en Hollywood2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
Phénomania2005TV Series documentary
The Another World Reunion2003TV MovieRoy Bingham
American Masters2000TV Series documentaryHimself - Actor
Biography2000TV Series documentaryEllis Boyd 'Red' Redding
Gomorron1995TV SeriesHimself
100 Years at the Movies1994TV Short documentaryHimself


Won Awards

2017Career Achievement AwardAARP Movies for Grownups Awards
2016Movies for Grownups AwardAARP Movies for Grownups AwardsBest Grownup Love Story5 Flights Up (2014)
2016Gala TributeFilm Society of Lincoln Center
2015BTVA People's Choice Voice Acting AwardBehind the Voice Actors AwardsBest Vocal Ensemble in a Feature FilmThe Lego Movie (2014)
2015Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsOutstanding Voice PerformanceThe Lego Movie (2014)
2013CinemaCon AwardCinemaCon, USACinema Icon Award
2012Cecil B. DeMille AwardGolden Globes, USA
2012Golden Camera for Lifetime AchievementGolden Camera, GermanyInternational
2012People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite Movie Icon
2011Life Achievement AwardAmerican Film Institute, USA
2011International Lifetime Achievement AwardBombay International Film Festival
2011CinEuphoriaCinEuphoria AwardsCareer - Honorary Award
2010Board of the Governors AwardAmerican Society of Cinematographers, USA
2010Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsBest ActorInvictus (2009)
2010Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actor in a Motion PictureInvictus (2009)
2010Career Achievement AwardPalm Springs International Film Festival
2009AAFCA AwardAfrican-American Film Critics Association (AAFCA)Best ActorInvictus (2009)
2009COFCA AwardCentral Ohio Film Critics AssociationBest EnsembleThe Dark Knight (2008)
2009NBR AwardNational Board of Review, USABest ActorInvictus (2009)
2009People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite CastThe Dark Knight (2008)
2009Golden Icon AwardZurich Film Festival
2008ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Cast EnsembleThe Dark Knight (2008)
2006Golden PyramidCairo International Film Festival
2006CamieCharacter and Morality in Entertainment AwardsLa marche de l'empereur (2005)
2006King Vidor Memorial AwardSan Luis Obispo International Film Festival
2005OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Supporting RoleMillion Dollar Baby (2004)
2005Lifetime Achievement AwardDubai International Film Festival
2005Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion PictureMillion Dollar Baby (2004)
2005IOMAItalian Online Movie Awards (IOMA)Best Supporting Actor (Miglior attore non protagonista)Million Dollar Baby (2004)
2005ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting RoleMillion Dollar Baby (2004)
2005VFCC AwardVancouver Film Critics CircleBest Supporting ActorMillion Dollar Baby (2004)
2004Lifetime Achievement AwardDenver International Film Festival
2004Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion PictureBruce Almighty (2003)
2004UFCA AwardUtah Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActorMillion Dollar Baby (2004)
2003Special Prize for Outstanding Contribution to World CinemaKarlovy Vary International Film Festival
2003Career Achievement AwardNational Board of Review, USA
2003Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameMotion PictureOn 18 March 2003. At 7021 Hollywood Blvd.
2001Lifetime Achievement AwardPhiladelphia Film Festival
2000Hollywood Film AwardHollywood Film AwardsOutstanding Achievement in Acting
2000Joseph Plateau Life Achievement AwardJoseph Plateau Awards
1999Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion PictureDeep Impact (1998)
1998Career Achievement AwardAcapulco Black Film Festival
1998Crystal IrisBrussels International Film Festival
1998Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion PictureAmistad (1997)
1997Empire AwardEmpire Awards, UKBest ActorSe7en (1995)
1997ALFS AwardLondon Critics Circle Film AwardsActor of the YearSe7en (1995)
1995Chlotrudis AwardChlotrudis AwardsBest ActorThe Shawshank Redemption (1994)
1993Bronze WranglerWestern Heritage AwardsTheatrical Motion PictureUnforgiven (1992)
1992Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Motion PictureDriving Miss Daisy (1989)
1991Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Motion PictureLean on Me (1989)
1990Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or MusicalDriving Miss Daisy (1989)
1990Silver Berlin BearBerlin International Film FestivalBest Acting TeamDriving Miss Daisy (1989)
1989KCFCC AwardKansas City Film Critics Circle AwardsBest ActorDriving Miss Daisy (1989)
1989NBR AwardNational Board of Review, USABest ActorDriving Miss Daisy (1989)
1988Independent Spirit AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsBest Supporting MaleStreet Smart (1987)
1988NSFC AwardNational Society of Film Critics Awards, USABest Supporting ActorStreet Smart (1987)
1987LAFCA AwardLos Angeles Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActorStreet Smart (1987)
1987NYFCC AwardNew York Film Critics Circle AwardsBest Supporting ActorStreet Smart (1987)

Nominated Awards

2016Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Informational Series or SpecialThe Story of God with Morgan Freeman (2016)
2015BTVA Feature Film Voice Acting AwardBehind the Voice Actors AwardsBest Male Vocal Performance in a Feature Film in a Supporting RoleThe Lego Movie (2014)
2015BTVA Feature Film Voice Acting AwardBehind the Voice Actors AwardsBest Vocal Ensemble in a Feature FilmThe Lego Movie (2014)
2015Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Character Voice-Over PerformanceThe Lego Movie (2014)
2013Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actor in a Motion PictureThe Magic of Belle Isle (2012)
2012EmmyNews & Documentary Emmy AwardsOutstanding Science and Technology ProgrammingThrough the Wormhole (2010)
2011Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsLife Achievement (Performer)
2011Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actor in a Motion PictureRED (2010)
2010OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Leading RoleInvictus (2009)
2010Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - DramaInvictus (2009)
2010Movies for Grownups AwardAARP Movies for Grownups AwardsBest ActorInvictus (2009)
2010Critics Choice AwardBroadcast Film Critics Association AwardsBest ActorInvictus (2009)
2010DFCS AwardDenver Film Critics SocietyBest ActorInvictus (2009)
2010Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsLife Achievement (Performer)
2010ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading RoleInvictus (2009)
2009Critics Choice AwardBroadcast Film Critics Association AwardsBest Acting EnsembleThe Dark Knight (2008)
2009DFWFCA AwardDallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association AwardsBest ActorInvictus (2009)
2009Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsEnsemble CastThe Dark Knight (2008)
2009Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsLife Achievement (Performer)
2009HFCS AwardHouston Film Critics Society AwardsBest ActorInvictus (2009)
2009SLFCA AwardSt. Louis Film Critics Association, USBest ActorInvictus (2009)
2009WAFCA AwardWashington DC Area Film Critics Association AwardsBest ActorInvictus (2009)
2008Critics Choice AwardBroadcast Film Critics Association AwardsBest Acting EnsembleGone Baby Gone (2007)
2005Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion PictureMillion Dollar Baby (2004)
2005BET AwardBET AwardsBest ActorMillion Dollar Baby (2004)
2005Black Movie AwardBlack Movie AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting RoleBatman Begins (2005)
2005Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsBest Supporting ActorMillion Dollar Baby (2004)
2005Critics Choice AwardBroadcast Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActorMillion Dollar Baby (2004)
2005Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsSupporting ActorMillion Dollar Baby (2004)
2005Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsEnsemble CastMillion Dollar Baby (2004)
2005OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Supporting ActorMillion Dollar Baby (2004)
2005ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion PictureMillion Dollar Baby (2004)
2004ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Cast EnsembleMillion Dollar Baby (2004)
2004BET Comedy AwardBET Comedy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Box Office MovieBruce Almighty (2003)
2004Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsFilm: Best Supporting ActorBruce Almighty (2003)
2004WAFCA AwardWashington DC Area Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActorMillion Dollar Baby (2004)
2003Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsTheatrical - Best Supporting ActorThe Sum of All Fears (2002)
2003Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actor in a Motion PictureHigh Crimes (2002)
2003Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice Movie ChemistryBruce Almighty (2003)
2002BET AwardBET AwardsBest ActorHigh Crimes (2002)
2002Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actor in a Motion PictureAlong Came a Spider (2001)
2001Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsTheatrical - Best ActorNurse Betty (2000)
2001Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion PictureNurse Betty (2000)
2001Golden Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role, Comedy or MusicalNurse Betty (2000)
1999Blockbuster Entertainment AwardBlockbuster Entertainment AwardsFavorite Actor - Sci-FiDeep Impact (1998)
1998Blockbuster Entertainment AwardBlockbuster Entertainment AwardsFavorite Actor - SuspenseKiss the Girls (1997)
1996Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest ActorSe7en (1995)
1996CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsBest ActorSe7en (1995)
1996Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Motion PictureSe7en (1995)
1996MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest On-Screen DuoSe7en (1995)
1995OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Actor in a Leading RoleThe Shawshank Redemption (1994)
1995Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - DramaThe Shawshank Redemption (1994)
1995ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Actor in a Leading RoleSe7en (1995)
1995ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Cast EnsembleSe7en (1995)
1995CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActorThe Shawshank Redemption (1994)
1995ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading RoleThe Shawshank Redemption (1994)
1994ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Cast EnsembleThe Shawshank Redemption (1994)
1992MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest On-Screen DuoRobin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991)
1990OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Actor in a Leading RoleDriving Miss Daisy (1989)
1990American Comedy AwardAmerican Comedy Awards, USAFunniest Actor in a Motion Picture (Leading Role)Driving Miss Daisy (1989)
1990CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActorGlory (1989)
1989ACECableACE AwardsSupporting Actor in a Movie or MiniseriesClinton and Nadine (1988)
1988OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Actor in a Supporting RoleStreet Smart (1987)
1988Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion PictureStreet Smart (1987)

2nd Place Awards

2005DFWFCA AwardDallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActorMillion Dollar Baby (2004)
2005NSFC AwardNational Society of Film Critics Awards, USABest Supporting ActorMillion Dollar Baby (2004)
2004ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Actor in a Supporting RoleMillion Dollar Baby (2004)
2004LAFCA AwardLos Angeles Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActorMillion Dollar Baby (2004)
2004SEFCA AwardSoutheastern Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActorMillion Dollar Baby (2004)
1995DFWFCA AwardDallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association AwardsBest ActorThe Shawshank Redemption (1994)
1994ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Actor in a Leading RoleThe Shawshank Redemption (1994)
1990NSFC AwardNational Society of Film Critics Awards, USABest ActorDriving Miss Daisy (1989)
1989LAFCA AwardLos Angeles Film Critics Association AwardsBest ActorDriving Miss Daisy (1989)

3rd Place Awards

1996NSFC AwardNational Society of Film Critics Awards, USABest ActorSe7en (1995)
1989NYFCC AwardNew York Film Critics Circle AwardsBest ActorDriving Miss Daisy (1989)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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