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George Clooney to be honored with Cecil B. DeMille Award at the Golden Globes

George Clooney to be honored with Cecil B. DeMille Award at the Golden Globes

BEVERLY HILLS , Calif., Sept. 15 (UPI) --George Clooney is to be honored with the 2015 Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 72nd annual Golden Globes ceremony.
Karen Butler
Morgan Freeman joins cast of 'Ted 2'

Morgan Freeman joins cast of 'Ted 2'

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 10 (UPI) --Morgan Freeman has joined the cast of Seth MacFarlane's "Ted 2," and will reportedly portray a civil rights lawyer.
Annie Martin
Morgan Freeman lands plane after multiple malfunctions

Morgan Freeman lands plane after multiple malfunctions

TORONTO, Sept. 8 (UPI) --Morgan Freeman's trip to the Toronto Film Festival got off to a bumpy start when the plane the actor was flying underwent a series of malfunctions.
Gabrielle Levy
Harry Connick Jr. says he writes music while he is on movie sets

Harry Connick Jr. says he writes music while he is on movie sets

CLEARWATER, Fla., Sept. 4 (UPI) --Jazz musician, actor and TV personality Harry Connick Jr. says he frequently writes songs during downtime on movie sets.
Karen Butler
Morgan Freeman, Jimmy Fallon talk on helium

Morgan Freeman, Jimmy Fallon talk on helium

NEW YORK, July 25 (UPI) --Morgan Freeman and Jimmy Fallon had a "very undignified" interview on helium Thursday on "The Tonight Show."
Annie Martin
Scarlett Johansson is a crazy first-time driver in new 'Lucy' clip

Scarlett Johansson is a crazy first-time driver in new 'Lucy' clip

LOS ANGELES, July 15 (UPI) --Scarlett Johansson's character takes a French police officer (Amr Waked) on a wild ride around Paris in a new clip from "Lucy."
Annie Martin
President Obama makes flying visit to his Chicago home

President Obama makes flying visit to his Chicago home

CHICAGO, May 23 (UPI) --President Obama made a flying visit to Chicago, raising money for Democratic Senate candidates and spending a single night in his Hyde Park home.
Frances Burns
'Ninjago' movie is in the works

'Ninjago' movie is in the works

BURBANK, Calif., May 23 (UPI) --"Ninjago," an animated, 3D action-adventure film based on a line of LEGO toys, is scheduled to hit theaters in 2016, Warner Bros. Pictures said.
Karen Butler
Morgan Freeman 'always wanted' to work with Johnny Depp

Morgan Freeman 'always wanted' to work with Johnny Depp

NEW YORK, April 15 (UPI) -- Morgan Freeman "always wanted" to work with Johnny Depp, but didn't get a chance until the movie "Transcendence."
Annie Martin
Scarlett Johansson stars as a superhuman in trailer for 'Lucy'

Scarlett Johansson stars as a superhuman in trailer for 'Lucy'

April 2 (UPI) -- Scarlett Johansson stars in "Lucy" as a drug mule who gains superhuman intelligence and strength after she accidentally ingests the drug she is carrying.
Annie Martin
Kevin Spacey booked for Kimmel's after-Oscars show

Kevin Spacey booked for Kimmel's after-Oscars show

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Oscar-winning actor Kevin Spacey will headline "Jimmy Kimmel Live: After the Oscars" in Los Angeles this weekend, ABC announced Monday.
'The Lego Movie' reaches $200 million milestone

'The Lego Movie' reaches $200 million milestone

BURBANK, Calif., Feb. 21 (UPI) -- "The Lego Movie" has passed the $200 million milestone at the worldwide box office, less than two weeks after its release, Hollywood's Warner Bros. said.
Will Arnett says he had fun playing Batman in 'The Lego Movie'

Will Arnett says he had fun playing Batman in 'The Lego Movie'

Will Arnett says he loved playing an animated version of Batman in "The Lego Movie" because it gave him the chance to satirize the iconic superhero.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
Morgan Freeman to present Rita Moreno with career SAG Award

Morgan Freeman to present Rita Moreno with career SAG Award

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Morgan Freeman is to present the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award to Rita Moreno at Saturday's SAG Awards ceremony in Los Angeles.
Indian merchant uses Morgan Freeman photo on billboard to honor Nelson Mandela

Indian merchant uses Morgan Freeman photo on billboard to honor Nelson Mandela

Dec. 19 (UPI) -- Nelson Mandela billboard in India uses photo of Morgan Freeman, who portrayed the late South African leader in the 2009 film "Invictus."
Evan Bleier
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Morgan Freeman arrives at the 82nd annual Academy Awards in Hollywood on March 7, 2010. UPI/Phil McCarten
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Morgan Freeman (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), a teacher, and Morgan Porterfield Freeman, 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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