Ten fun facts about Morgan Freeman

Fact 1
In three separate film franchises, Morgan Freeman has played the same character twice. First in the films “Kiss the Girls” and “Along Came a Spider” as Dr. Alex Cross. Second in “Bruce Almighty” and “Evan Almighty” as God. Third in “Batman Begins” and “The Dark Knight” as Lucius Fox.

Fact 2
Morgan Freeman has appeared in two films based on books by Stephen King. These films are “Dreamcatcher” and “The Shawshank Redemption”. Both of these went on to become huge Box Office hits.

Fact 3
The actor has appeared in two films where he played opposite of the character Jack Ryan. The films were “The Sum of All Fears” and “The Big Bounce”.

Fact 4
Morgan Freeman has publicly stated that the films “The Shawshank Redemption,” “Glory,” “Driving Miss Daisy,” and “Unforgiven” have been the best films he has acted in.

Fact 5
The Shawshank Redemption, Driving Miss Daisy, Invictus and Street Smart were the four movies that he received nominations for. Unfortunately, he lost the Awards to other actors every time.

Fact 6
After arriving in California in 1959 Morgan Freeman worked as a clerk typist before becoming an actor.

Fact 7
The majority of the roles that the actor has played were not originally written to be played by an African American actor.

Fact 8
In three films that he has starred in, “The Power of One,” “Kiss the Girls,” and “Million Dollar Baby,” the actor has played a character who has taught another character how to box.

Fact 9
The actor lent his voice to the narration of two powerful documentary films, both of which went on to win Academy Awards. The two documentaries were “The Long Way Home” and “March of the Penguins,”

Fact 10
Morgan Freeman has stated that his top films of all time are “King Kong,” “High Noon,” “Moulin Rouge,” “The Outlaw Josey Wales,” and “Moby Dick”.

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Short about Morgan Freeman
Is an African-American actor who has won several Academy Award nominations.