How Morgan Freeman Came to Limelight of Hollywood Film Industry

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If you are looking for a good movie to watch with an extraordinary story and great characterization, you can’t find much better than choosing one of the many Morgan Freeman great movies. We find Morgan on the top, either he is playing a small supporting role in movies like “Glory” or portraying a leading role in such movies as “Se7en,”

He has always given a powerful and strong performance that makes watching the movie he is acting in pure pleasure. Morgan is such an actor who has made his mark on the Hollywood film industry by bringing to life the personality of each character he is assigned.

A large number of Morgan’s movies have gotten admirable and outstanding movie reviews. In the following lines, we are going to have a look at some great Morgan Freeman movies he has acted in as well as some of his most unforgettable characters.

The Ambitions to be a Fighter Pilot and Switching to Acting Career

Another World is the first soap opera that gave Morgan a remarkable identity. At the start of 80, he had been so famous that he was chosen for leading roles, which earned him an incredible reputation as a “Father Character”. The Shawshank Redemption is one of the best performances in his acting career.

This is the movie that got him the Critics Award for his best performance. Robin Hood and Million Dollar Baby, and Seven are some of the greatest movies, where he showed his best performance. He has a unique voice over, he used as his best God gifted ability, and in 2005 he provided narration for War of the Worlds & March of the Penguins.

For having an exclusive voice-over, Morgan was chosen to appear as a god in Bruce Almighty. Though Morgan has portrayed in hundreds of movies, shows, soap opera, stage, and documentaries, yet some of his best work is presented as under:-

  • Driving Miss Daisy (1989)
  • Unforgiven (1992)
  • The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
  • Seven (1995)
  • Moll Flanders (1996)
  • Amistad (1997)
  • Kiss the Girls (1997)
  • Deep Impact (1998)
  • Nurse Betty (2000)
  •  Batman Begins (2005)
  • Gone, Baby, Gone (2007)
  • Now You See Me (2013)
  • Lucy (2014)
  • Ted 2 (2015)
  • Angel Has Fallen (2018)
  • The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (2018)

Some of the Best Awards and Nominations Morgan Got as an Homage of His Work

  • Oscar Nomination (Street Smart, 1987)
  • Golden Globe Awards (Driving Miss Daisy, Best Actor, 1989)
  • Film Critics Award (The Shawshank Redemption, Best Actor, 1994)
  • NAACP Image Awards (Seven, Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture, 1995)
  • Academy Award (Million Dollar Baby, Best Supporting Actor, 2004)
  • Black Reel Awards Invictus, Best Actor, 2009)

Freeman has got nominations for Golden Globe Awards and Academy Awards for five different times. The most interesting thing for all of the nominations is that each time, he was nominated for the award for the same film. He has also won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor on Million Dollar Baby, and for The Best Actor with Driving Miss Daisy was honored with the Golden Globe Award. He has also four Screen Actors Guild Award (SAG) nominations, and he got one for Million Dollar Baby.

Freeman has also been awarded the first Mississippi’s Best Awards in Jackson, Mississippi, with the Lifetime Achievement Award for his work on the big screen. Delta State University has honored Morgan with an honorary degree of Doctor of Arts and Letters on May 13, 2006. And Boston University has also presented him with an honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters. He was named as the 54th recipient of the Screen Guild Awards Life Achievement Award for humanitarian accomplishment.

Net Worth of Morgan Freeman

Morgan Freeman’s roughly net worth is estimated to be above $250 million as of 2019. His worth from other ventures, revealed by Morgan. As he had converted his 124-acre farm in Mississippi into a bee sanctuary to start the honey business. As discussed earlier that he has a net worth of more than $250. And this worth is after he paid his ex-wife of 26 years. Myrna Colley-Lee $100-200 million in cashback and real estate in 2010. There was a point when Myrna had sought as much as $400 million based on the valuation of their holdings and his future earning potential.


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