Born in Memphis Tennessee on June 1, 1937, Morgan Freeman had been acting since childhood, but became known with his breakthrough role in Street Smart (1987), then Driving Miss Daisy (1989) by Bruce Beresford opposite Jessica Tandy and Glory (1989) by Edward Zwick with Denzel Washington. He starred in The Shawshank Redemption (1994) by Frank Darabont with Tim Robbins, Seven (1995) by David Fincher with Brad Pitt, Amistad (1997) by Steven Spielberg, Nurse Betty (2000) with Renee Zellweger, The Sum of All Fears (2002) with Ben Affleck, An Unfinished Life (2005) with Robert Redford, Gone Baby Gone (2007) directed by Ben Affleck. He was directed by Clint Eastwood in Unforgiven (1992) with Gene Hackman, Million Dollar Baby (2004) with Hillary Swank, as Nelson Mandela in Invictus (2009) with Matt Damon. He played god in the comedy Bruce Almighty (2003) with Jim Carrey, a U.S. President in Deep Impact (1998), Lucius Fox in the Batman movies directed by Christopher Nolan, Batman Begins (2005), The Dark Night (2008) and The Dark Night Rises (2012). He co-starred with Helen Mirren, Bruce Willis, John Malkovich in Red (2010), with Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro and Kevin Kline in Last Vegas (2013), with Michael Caine and Alan Arkin in Going in Style (2017), with Robert De Niro in The Comeback Trail (2021).
Read Ready for My deMille: Profiles in Excellence - Morgan Freeman, 2012 by Philip Berk