History Creator / MorganFreeman

24th May '18 2:29:39 PM HeSupplanted15
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In May 2018, he was accused of inappropriate behaviour/sexual harassment by eight women who had worked on sets with him, becoming the latest prominent Hollywood figure to be accused of such actions as part of the MeToo movement. This has led to just as much widespread controversy and horror as every other accusation, if not [[BrokenPedestal more so]].
10th Mar '18 12:23:06 PM nombretomado
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The quintessential MagicalNegro actor, Freeman is probably best known for his roles as God in ''Film/BruceAlmighty'' and ''Film/EvanAlmighty'', Lucius Fox in ''Film/TheDarkKnightSaga'', and was the {{narrator}} of ''Film/MarchOfThePenguins'' and the ''Film/TheWarOfTheWorlds'' remake. Other roles include in ''Film/DrivingMissDaisy'', ''Film/{{Glory}}'', ''Film/TheShawshankRedemption'', ''Film/RobinHoodPrinceOfThieves'', ''Film/{{Unforgiven}}'', ''Film/{{Se7en}}'', and ''Film/MillionDollarBaby'', for which he won the 2004 [[UsefulNotes/AcademyAward Oscar]] for Best Supporting Actor. Considering he spent years trying to live down his roles of "Easy Reader" and "Vincent the Vegetable Vampire" on ''Series/TheElectricCompany1971'', he's not complaining. He also played the President of the United States in ''Film/DeepImpact'', and the President of South Africa (that would be Nelson Mandela) in ''Film/{{Invictus}}''. (Interestingly, South Africa is also the setting of his only film as a director to date, 1993's ''Bopha!''). Since early 2010, he has performed the voice over spiel in the open of the ''[[Creator/{{CBS}} CBS Evening News]]'', replacing a 2006 spiel done by Walter Cronkite, who died a few months prior. He is also voice of Visa in the commercials, most notably those done for the [[UsefulNotes/OlympicGames 2008 Summer Olympics, the 2010 Winter Olympics, the 2012 Summer Olympics]], and the [[SuperBowl Super Bowl]]. He's the host of ''Through the Wormhole'' on The Science Channel, a show which hopes to tackle some of the greater mysteries of life and existence. If anyone can explain it, it's Morgan Freeman.

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The quintessential MagicalNegro actor, Freeman is probably best known for his roles as God in ''Film/BruceAlmighty'' and ''Film/EvanAlmighty'', Lucius Fox in ''Film/TheDarkKnightSaga'', and was the {{narrator}} of ''Film/MarchOfThePenguins'' and the ''Film/TheWarOfTheWorlds'' remake. Other roles include in ''Film/DrivingMissDaisy'', ''Film/{{Glory}}'', ''Film/TheShawshankRedemption'', ''Film/RobinHoodPrinceOfThieves'', ''Film/{{Unforgiven}}'', ''Film/{{Se7en}}'', and ''Film/MillionDollarBaby'', for which he won the 2004 [[UsefulNotes/AcademyAward Oscar]] for Best Supporting Actor. Considering he spent years trying to live down his roles of "Easy Reader" and "Vincent the Vegetable Vampire" on ''Series/TheElectricCompany1971'', he's not complaining. He also played the President of the United States in ''Film/DeepImpact'', and the President of South Africa (that would be Nelson Mandela) in ''Film/{{Invictus}}''. (Interestingly, South Africa is also the setting of his only film as a director to date, 1993's ''Bopha!''). Since early 2010, he has performed the voice over spiel in the open of the ''[[Creator/{{CBS}} CBS Evening News]]'', replacing a 2006 spiel done by Walter Cronkite, who died a few months prior. He is also voice of Visa in the commercials, most notably those done for the [[UsefulNotes/OlympicGames 2008 Summer Olympics, the 2010 Winter Olympics, the 2012 Summer Olympics]], and the [[SuperBowl Super Bowl]].UsefulNotes/SuperBowl. He's the host of ''Through the Wormhole'' on The Science Channel, a show which hopes to tackle some of the greater mysteries of life and existence. If anyone can explain it, it's Morgan Freeman.
28th Dec '17 3:33:32 PM costanton11
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* OldShame: Don't ask Morgan Freeman about playing Easy Reader on ''Series/TheElectricCompany1971''. He doesn't want to talk about it.
* StarDerailingRole: Yes, he actually did have a couple of these. ''Literature/MollFlanders'' and ''Chain Reaction'' bombed at the box office (somewhat averted with the latter, thanks to overseas gross) and were poorly received, resulting in Freeman's star power falling for about seven years after that.
22nd Dec '17 2:37:38 AM LondonKdS
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In the 2000s on, he has occasionally appeared in films (for example ''Film/{{Wanted}}'') playing a kindly mentor figure who [[PlayingWithCharacterType turns out]] to be [[BrokenPedestal secretly a villain]].
6th Oct '17 7:38:21 AM dlchen145
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Morgan Freeman ''[[MemeticBadass is]]'' {{God}} [[note]]After Creator/GeorgeBurns stepped down from the role[[/note]] (yes, literally, see image). His distinctive and authoritative voice and his calm, measured tones lend dignity and gravitas to everything he says. And yes, we DO mean everything. See the page quote if you don't believe us. The [[CozyVoiceForCatastrophes comforting qualities of his voice]] are only equalled by Creator/StephenFry (and maybe Creator/DavidAttenborough). Watching them [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C83pEooe3m4 have a conversation in a blues club]] is exactly as awesome as it sounds.

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Morgan Freeman (born June 1, 1937) ''[[MemeticBadass is]]'' {{God}} [[note]]After Creator/GeorgeBurns stepped down from the role[[/note]] (yes, literally, see image). His distinctive and authoritative voice and his calm, measured tones lend dignity and gravitas to everything he says. And yes, we DO mean everything. See the page quote if you don't believe us. The [[CozyVoiceForCatastrophes comforting qualities of his voice]] are only equalled by Creator/StephenFry (and maybe Creator/DavidAttenborough). Watching them [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C83pEooe3m4 have a conversation in a blues club]] is exactly as awesome as it sounds.
7th Sep '17 7:59:08 PM GeorgeCastanza
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He is now the "voice" of Ride/{{Disney|Theme Parks}}'s Hall of Presidents attraction, a fact that threatens to actually make that attraction cool.

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He is now the "voice" of Ride/{{Disney|Theme Parks}}'s Hall of Presidents attraction, a fact that threatens to actually make that attraction cool.
attraction.
23rd Jun '17 6:53:10 PM Slingshot87
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Also, see [[http://xkcd.com/462/ this]] Webcomic/{{xkcd}} comic, [[http://follyandinnovation.com/2010/04/noun-of-or-relating-to-owning-in-scrabble/ this]] {{Folly and Innovation}} strip, as well as [[http://thechive.com/2010/07/22/morgan-freeman-is-the-new-old-spice-man-8-photos/ this]] parody of Advertising/TheManYourManCouldSmellLike. And, according to ''Webcomic/JoeLovesCrappyMovies'', [[EvenTheGuysWantHim even the guys]] [[http://www.digitalpimponline.com/strips.php?title=movie&id=452 want him]].

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Also, see [[http://xkcd.com/462/ this]] Webcomic/{{xkcd}} comic, [[http://follyandinnovation.com/2010/04/noun-of-or-relating-to-owning-in-scrabble/ this]] {{Folly and Innovation}} strip, as well as [[http://thechive.com/2010/07/22/morgan-freeman-is-the-new-old-spice-man-8-photos/ this]] parody of Advertising/TheManYourManCouldSmellLike. And, according to ''Webcomic/JoeLovesCrappyMovies'', [[EvenTheGuysWantHim even the guys]] [[http://www.digitalpimponline.com/strips.php?title=movie&id=452 want him]].
9th Apr '17 8:36:23 PM PeaceAndLove
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Morgan Freeman ''is'' {{God}} [[note]]After Creator/GeorgeBurns stepped down from the role[[/note]] (yes, literally, see image). His distinctive and authoritative voice and his calm, measured tones lend dignity and gravitas to everything he says. And yes, we DO mean everything. See the page quote if you don't believe us. The [[CozyVoiceForCatastrophes comforting qualities of his voice]] are only equalled by Creator/StephenFry (and maybe Creator/DavidAttenborough). Watching them [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C83pEooe3m4 have a conversation in a blues club]] is exactly as awesome as it sounds.

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Morgan Freeman ''is'' ''[[MemeticBadass is]]'' {{God}} [[note]]After Creator/GeorgeBurns stepped down from the role[[/note]] (yes, literally, see image). His distinctive and authoritative voice and his calm, measured tones lend dignity and gravitas to everything he says. And yes, we DO mean everything. See the page quote if you don't believe us. The [[CozyVoiceForCatastrophes comforting qualities of his voice]] are only equalled by Creator/StephenFry (and maybe Creator/DavidAttenborough). Watching them [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C83pEooe3m4 have a conversation in a blues club]] is exactly as awesome as it sounds.
1st Jan '17 10:44:52 AM Willbyr
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5th Oct '16 2:30:52 AM eroock
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->''It was an honor to be portrayed by the golden-voiced Morgan Freeman. That man could read the phone book and make it sound interesting. ''(reading from a phone book)'' "5-5-5, 3-4-9-2." Mmmm... just listen to that rich molasses.''

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->''It ->''"It was an honor to be portrayed by the golden-voiced Morgan Freeman. That man could read the phone book and make it sound interesting. ''(reading from a phone book)'' "5-5-5, 3-4-9-2." '5-5-5, 3-4-9-2'. Mmmm... just listen to that rich molasses.''"''
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