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Since childhood, all I wanted to do was make movies. I love the stage, but I wanted to be a movie actor.
Morgan FREEMAN
* 01.06.1937, Memphis, Tennessee, USA

Schauspieler * 1955-59 Militärdienst bei U.S. Air Force * nimmt Schauspielunterricht am Los Angeles C/ommun/ity College * Bühnendebüt in The Royal Hunt of the Sun * Engagement bei Opera Ring (Schauspieltruppe aus San Francisco) * 1964 Tänzer bei der Weltausstellung in New York * erste Off-Broadway-Produktion (The Niggerlovers, 1967) * 1967 Debüt am Broadway in Hello, Dolly! - in den nächsten Jahr/zehnt/en setzt seine Theaterkarriere erfolgreich fort ("showcasing his talents in everything from musicals to contemporary drama to Shakespeare"; Drama Desk Award für The Mighty Gents, 1978) * 1971 erste Kinorolle in Who Says I Can't Ride a Rainbow? * 1971-76 tritt in einzelnen Folgen der Kindersendung [children's show] The Electric Company auf - 1978-87 wirkt in anderen TV-Produktionen mit (Attica, 1980; Serie Another World, 1982-84; Fight for Life, 1987) * 1980 eigentlicher Beginn seiner Filmkarriere * 1987 feiert seinen ersten Erfolg in Street Smart * 1989 internationaler Durchbruch und Aufstieg zum leading man mit der Hauptrolle (als Chauffeur) in Driving Miss Daisy (Wiederholung seines erfolgreichen Bühnenparts, 1986) * 1992 einzige Regiearbeit (Bopha!) * verkörpert Detective Alex Cross in zwei Filmen (Kiss the Girls, 1996; Along Came a Spider, 2000) * 1996 (mit Lori McCreary) Gründung der Produktionsfirma Revelations Entertainment (Under Suspicion, 1999; Along Came a Spider, 2000) * 1997 spielt den ersten schwarzen US-Präsidenten (Deep Impact) * auch als narrator [Sprecher/Erzähler] tätig
FILMS
Who Says I Can't Ride a Rainbow? (1971-USA * Edward Mann / Afro)
Brubaker (Brubaker, 1979/80-USA * Stuart Rosenberg / Walter)
Eyewitness (Der Augenzeuge, 1980-USA * Peter Yates ... Lieutenant Black) (8102)
Harry & Son (Harry & Sohn, 1983-USA; R: Paul Newman, B: Ronald L. Buck, Paul Newman, K: Donald McAlpine, M: Henry Mancini, D: Paul Newman, Robby Benson, Ellen Barkin / MF-Siemanowski) 117m-Familiendrama (frei nach Roman von Raymond DeCapite)
Teachers (Die Aufsässigen, 1984-USA * Arthur Hiller / Lewis)
# That Was Then... This Is Now (Lose Control, 1984-USA; R: Christopher Cain, B: Emilio Estevez, K: Juan Ruiz Anchia, M: Keith Olsen, Bill Cuomo, D: Emilio Estevez, Craig Sheffer, Kim Delaney / MF-Charlie Woods) 102m-Jugenddrama (Roman von S.E. Hinton) (8511)
Marie (Marie - eine wahre Geschichte, 1985-USA * Roger Donaldson / Charles Traughber)
Street Smart (Glitzernder Asphalt, 1986-USA * Jerry Schatzberg / Fast Black)
Clinton and Nadine / Blood Money (Tropic War, 1988-USA * Jerry Schatzberg / Dorsey Pratt) TVM
Clean and Sober (Süchtig, 1988-USA * Glenn Gordon Caron / Craig)*
# Johnny Handsome (Johnny Handsome - Der schöne Johnny, 1988/89-USA * Walter Hill ... Lt. A.Z. Drones) (Roman von John Godey, 1972) (10-01; 8909)
Lean on Me (Der knallharte Prinzipal, 1989-USA * John G. Avildsen / Joe Clark)
# Driving Miss Daisy (Miss Daisy und ihr Chauffeur, 1989-USA * Bruce Beresford ... Hoke Colburn) (Bühnenstück von Alfred Uhry) (05-07; 8912)
Glory (Glory, 1989-USA * Edward Zwick / John Rawlins)*
# The Bonfire of the Vanities (Fegefeuer der Eitelkeiten, 1990-USA * Brian De Palma ... Richter White) (Roman von Tom Wolfe) (9012)
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (Robin Hood - König der Diebe, 1990/91-USA; R: Kevin Reynolds, B: Pen Densham, John Watson, K: Doug/las Milsome, M: Michael Kamen, D: Kevin Costner, MF-Azim, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio) 138/43m-Abenteuer
The Power of One (Im Glanz der Sonne, 1991-USA * John G. Avildsen / Geel Piet)
# Unforgiven (Erbarmungslos, 1991-USA * Clint Eastwood ... Ned Logan) (08-11; 9208)
# The Shawshank Redemption (Die Verurteilten, 1993-USA; R+B: Frank Darabont, K: Roger Deakins, M: Thomas Newman, D: Tim Robbins, MF-Ellis Boyd [Red] Redding) 142m-Gefängnisdrama (Kurzroman/Short Story von Stephen King) (06-09; 9409)
# Outbreak (Outbreak - Lautlose Killer, 1994-USA * Wolfgang Petersen ... General Billy Ford) (9503)
# Se7en (Sieben, 1994/95-USA * David Fincher ... William Somerset) (12-03; 9509)
Moll Flanders (Moll Flanders - Hure wider Willen, 1995-USA * Pen Densham / Hibble)
# Chain Reaction (1996-USA * Andrew Davis ... Paul Shannon) (01-04; 9608)
# Kiss the Girls (...denn zum Küssen sind sie da, 1996-USA; R: Gary Fleder, B: David Klass, K: Aaron Schneider, M: Mark Isham, D: MF-Alex Cross, Ashley Judd) 117m-Thriller (Roman von James Patterson) (04-07; 9710)
# Hard Rain (Hard Rain, 1996-USA; R: Mikael Salomon, B: Graham Yost, K: Peter Menzies, Jr, M: Christopher Young, D: MF-Jim, Christian Slater, Randy Quaid, Minnie Driver) 96m-Actionthriller
# Amistad (Amistad, 1997-USA; R: Steven Spielberg, B: David Franzoni, K: Janusz Kaminski, M: John Williams, D: MF-Theodore Joadson, Nigel Hawthorne, Anthony Hopkins, Djimon Hounsou, Matthew McConaughey, David Paymer, Pete Postlethwaite, Stellan Skarsgard) 152m-Historiendrama
Deep Impact (Deep Impact, 1997-USA; R: Mimi Leder, B: Bruce Joel Rubin, Michael Tolkin, K: Dietrich Lohmann, M: James Horner, D: Robert Duvall, Tea Leoni, Elijah Wood, Vanessa Redgrave, MF-Präsident Tom Beck) 120m-Katastrophendrama
Nurse Betty (1998/99-USA/D; R: Neil LaBute, B: John C. Richards, James Flamberg, K: Jean-Yves Escoffier, M: Rolfe Kent, D: MF-Charlie, Renee Zellweger, Chris Rock, Greg Kinnear, Aaron Eckhart) 109m-Schwarze Komödie
Under Suspicion / Suspicion (Under Suspicion - Mörderisches Spiel, 1999-USA/F * Stephen Hopkins / Captain Victor Benezet)
# Along Came a Spider (Im Netz der Spinne, 2000-USA * Lee Tamahori ... Alex Cross) (Roman von James Patterson) (02-05; 0104)
High Crimes (High Crimes - Im Netz der Lügen, 2000/01-USA * Carl Franklin / Charles Grimes)
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The Sum of All Fears (2001-USA * Phil Alden Robinson ... William Cabot) (Roman von Tom Clancy) (02-06; 0205)
Levity (2002-USA * Ed Solomon / Miles Evans)
Dreamcatcher (Dreamcatcher, 2002-USA/CDN * Lawrence Kasdan / Colonel Abraham Curtis)
# Bruce Almighty (Bruce Allmächtig, 2002-USA * Tom Shadyac ... Gott) (08-He; 0305)
# The Big Bounce (Hawaii Crime Story, 2002/03-USA * George Armitage ... Walter Crewes) (Roman von Elmore Leonard) (10-01; 0401)
# Danny the Dog / Unleashed (2003-F/GB * Louis Leterrier ... Sam) (01-03; 0502)
# An Unfinished Life (Ein ungezähmtes Leben, 2003-USA * Lasse Hallström ... Mitch Bradley) (04-06; 0509)
Edison (2004-USA * David J. Burke / Ashford)
# Million Dollar Baby (Million Dollar Baby, 2004-USA * Clint Eastwood ... Eddie [Scrap-Iron] Dupris) (06-07?08; 0412)
# Batman Begins (Batman Begins, 2004-GB/USA * Christopher Nolan ... Lucius Fox) (03-09; 0506)
Lucky Number Slevin (2005-USA * Paul McGuigan / The Boss)
10 Items or Less (2006-USA * Brad Silberling / Schauspieler)
The Contract (2006-USA/D * Bruce Beresford / Frank Cordell)
Evan Almighty (2006-USA * Tom Shadyac / Gott)
Gone Baby Gone (Gone Baby Gone - Kein Kinderspiel, 2006-USA * Ben Affleck / Jack Doyle)
Feast of Love (2006-USA * Robert Benton / Harry Stevenson)
The Bucket List (Das Beste kommt zum Schluss, 2007-USA * Rob Reiner / Carter Chambers)
# Wanted (2007-USA * Timur Bekmambetov ... Sloan) (04-07; 0806)
# The Dark Knight (The Dark Knight, 2007-GB/USA * Christopher Nolan ... Lucius Fox) (04-11; 0807)
# The Code / Thick as Thieves (The Code - Vertraue keinem Dieb, 2007-USA * Mimi Leder ... Keith Ripley) (10-12; 0903-E)
# The Maiden Heist (2007/08-USA * Peter Hewitt / Charles) (11-?) > nur Videovertrieb (PG-13; 0911)
# Invictus (2009-USA * Clint Eastwood / Nelson Mandela) (03-05; 0912)
# RED (2010-USA * Robert Schwentke ... Joe Matheson) (graphic novel) (01-03; 1010)
# Dolphin Tale (Mein Freund, der Delfin, 2010-USA * Charles Martin Smith / Dr. Cameron McCarthy) (09-12; 1109)
# The Magic of Belle Isle (2011-USA * Rob Reiner ... Monte Wildhorn) (07-08; 1207)
# The Dark Knight Rises (2011-GB/USA * Christopher Nolan ... Lucius Fox) (05-11; 1207)
# Now You See Me (Die Unfassbaren - Now You See Me, 2012-USA * Louis Leterrier / Thaddeus Bradley) (01-03?04; 1305)
# Oblivion (Oblivion, 2012-USA * Joseph Kosinski / Malcolm Beech) (03-07; 1304)
# Olympus Has Fallen (Olympus Has Fallen - Die Welt in Gefahr, 2012-USA * Antoine Fuqua / Sprecher Trumbull) (07-09; 1303)
# Last Vegas (Last Vegas, 2012-USA * Jon Turteltaub / Archie) (10-12; 1311)
# Last Knights (Last Knights - Die Ritter des 7. Ordens, 2012/13-USA * Kaz I/Kazuaki Kiriya / Bartok) (11-10 Wochen; 1504 > limited release)
# Transcendence (Transcendence, 2013-USA * Wally Pfister / Joseph Tagger) (04-07; 1404)
# 5 Flights Up (Ruth & Alex - Verliebt in New York, 2013-USA * Richard Loncraine / Alex Carver) (09-?; 1505)
# Lucy (Lucy, 2013-F * Luc Besson / Professor Norman) (09-12; 1408)
# Dolphin Tale 2 (Mein Freund, der Delfin 2, 2013/14-USA * Charles Martin Smith / Dr. Cameron McCarthy) (10-01; 1409)
# Momentum (Momentum, 2014-USA/ZA * Stephen Campanelli / cameo als Senator) (06-07; 1511-GB)
# Ted 2 (Ted 2, 2014-USA * Seth MacFarlane / Patrick Meighan) (07-11; 1506)
# Now You See Me 2 (Die Unfassbaren 2, 2014/15-USA * Jon M. Chu / Thaddeus Bradley) (12-03; 1606)
# London Has Fallen (London Has Fallen, 2014-15-USA * Babak Najafi / Allan Trumbull) (10-11 + 02-04; 1603)
# Ben-Hur (2015-USA * Timur Bekmambetov ... Scheich Ilderim) (02-06; 1608)
# Going in Style (Abgang mit Stil, 2015-USA * Zach Braff / Willie Davis) (08-?; 1704)
# Just Getting Started (2016-USA * Ron Shelton / Duke Diver) (08-09; 1712)
# The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (Der Nussknacker und die vier Reiche, 2016-18-USA; R: Lasse Hallström [10-01], Joe Johnston [reshoots], B: Ashleigh Powell, Tom McCarthy, K: Linus Sandgren, FSF M: James Newton Howard, D: Keira Knightley: Zuckerfee ° Mackenzie Foy: Clara, Eugenio Derbez: Hawthorne, Matthew Macfadyen: Mr. Stahlbaum, Richard E. Grant: Shiver, Misty Copeland: Ballerina & Helen Mirren: Mutter Ingwer & Morgan Freeman: Drosselmeyer) 99m-Fantasyabenteuer (10.16-01.17 + 12.17-32 Drehtage, GB; 1811)
# Angel Has Fallen (Angel Has Fallen, 2018-USA; R: Ric Roman Waugh, B: Robert Mark Kamen, Matt Cook, Ric Roman Waugh, K: Jules O'Loughlin, ACS/ASC M: David Buckley, D: Gerard Butler: Mike Banning * Morgan Freeman: Präsident Allan Trumbull, Jada Pinkett Smith: FBI-Agentin Thompson, Lance Reddick: David Gentry, Tim Blake Nelson: Vizepräsident Kirby, Piper Perabo: Leah Banning & Nick Nolte: Clay Banning & Danny Huston: Wade Jennings) 121m-Actionthriller (02-?; 1908)
# The Poison Rose (The Poison Rose - Dunkle Vergangenheit, 2018-USA; R: George Gallo, B: Richard Salvatore, K: Terry Stacey, M: Aldo Shllaku, D: John Travolta: Carson Phillips * Morgan Freeman: Doc, Famke Janssen: Jayne Hunt, Kat Graham: Rose, Peter Stormare: Slide Green, Ella Bleu Travolta: Rebecca "Becky" Hunt, Blerim Destani: Lorenzo & Robert Patrick: Sheriff Bing Walsh & Brendan Fraser: Miles Mitchell) 98m-Mysterythriller (06-07 & 11-12; 1905)
# Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard (Killer's Bodyguard 2, 2019-USA/BG; R: Patrick Hughes, B: Tom O'Connor, Phillip Murphy, Brandon Murphy, K: Terry Stacey, M: Atli Örvarsson, D: Ryan Reynolds: Michael Bryce * Samuel L. Jackson: Darius Kincaid * Salma Hayek: Sonia Kincaid & Antonio Banderas: Aristotle Papadopoulos & Morgan Freeman: Michael Bryce, Sr., Frank Grillo: Bobby O'Neill, Caroline Goodall: Crowley, Rebecca Front: Therapeutin, Gabriella Wright: Veronika, Alice McMillan: Ailso, Kristofer Kamiyasu: Zento, Tom Hopper: Magnusson, Blake Ritson: Gunther & Richard E. Grant: Seifert / Gary Oldman: Vladislav Duchovič/cameo) 100/17m-Actionkomödie (03-05; 2106)
# The Comeback Trail (Kings of Hollywood, 2019-USA; R: George Gallo, B: George Gallo, Josh Posner, K: Łukasz Bielan, M: Aldo Shllaku, D: Robert De Niro: Max Barber * Tommy Lee Jones: Duke Montana * Morgan Freeman: Reggie Fontaine * Zach Braff: Walter Creason & Emile Hirsch: James Moore & Eddie Griffin: Devin?Devon Wilton, Kate Katzman: Megan Albert, Blerim Destani: Boris) 104m-Krimikomödie (Film The Comeback Trail von Harry Hurwitz, 1982) (06-07; 2011)
# Coming 2 America (Der Prinz aus Zamunda 2, 2019-USA; R: Craig Brewer, B: Kenya Barris, Barry W. Blaustein, David Sheffield, K: Joe Williams, M: Jermaine Stegall, D: Eddie Murphy: Akeem/Clarence/Saul/Randy Watson, Arsenio Hall: Semmi/Morris/Rev. Brown/Baba, Jermaine Fowler: Lavelle Junson, Leslie Jones: Mary Junson, Tracy Morgan: Reem, Kiki Layne: Prinzessin Meeka, Shari Headley: Lisa, Teyana Taylor: Bopoto & Wesley Snipes: General Izzi & James Earl Jones: König Jaffe Joffer / Morgan Freeman: er selbst/cameo) 110m-Komödie (08-11; 2103 > VoD; PG-13 # 52802)
# Vanquish (Vanquish - Überleben hat seinen Preis, 2020-USA; R: George Gallo, B: George Gallo, Sam Bartlett, K: Anastas N. Michos, M: Aldo Shllaku, D: Morgan Freeman: Damon * Ruby Rose: Victoria, Patrick Muldoon: Agent Monroe, Nick Vallelonga: Det. Stevens, Chris Mullinax: Det. Kehoe, Dylan Flashner: Det. Childs, Paul Sampson: B.J., Julie Lott: Gouverneurin Ann Driscoll, Bill Luckett: Father Thomas) 95m-Action (09-?; 2104)
# Paradise Highway (Paradise Highway, 2021-CH/USA/D; R+B: Anna Gutto, K: John Christian Rosenlund, FNF M: Anné Kulonen, D: Juliette Binoche: Sally, Frank Grillo: Dennis, Hala Finley: Leila, Cameron Monaghan: Finley Sterling, Veronica Ferres: Rose, Christiane Seidel: Claire & Morgan Freeman: Gerick) 115m-Roadmovie-Drama (07-? > 5 Wochen; 2207)
# The Ritual Killer (2021-USA; R: George Gallo, B: Robert T. Bowersox, Jennifer Lemmon, Francesco Cinquemani, Giorgia Iannone, Luca Giliberto, Ferdinando Dell'Omo, K: Andrzej Sekula, M: Tom Russbueldt, D: Morgan Freeman: Dr. Mackles * Cole Hauser: Detective Lucas Boyd, Vernon Davis: Randoku, Giuseppe Zeno, Murielle Hilaire: Detective Kersch, Luke Stratte-McClure: Detective Claussen, Brian Kurlander: Shelby Farner, Julie Lott: Dr. Mannheim, Destiny Loren: Katie Franklin & Peter Stormare: Captain Marchand) 92m-Thriller (08-10; 2303)
# A Good Person (A Good Person, 2021-USA/CDN; R+B: Zach Braff, K: Mauro Fiore, ASC/AIC M: Bryce Dessner, D: Florence Pugh: Allison, Molly Shannon: Diane, Chinaza Uche: Nathan, Celeste O'Connor: Ryan & Morgan Freeman: Daniel) 129m-Drama (10-11; 2303)
# The Minute You Wake up Dead (The Minute You Wake up Dead, 2022-USA; R: Michael Mailer, B: Timothy Holland, Michael Mailer, K: Adam Biddle, M: David Wurst & Eric Wurst, D: Cole Hauser: Russ Potter, Jaimie Alexander: Delaine Moore, Darren Mann: Lucius McFalls & Morgan Freeman: Sheriff Thurmond Fowler) 90m-Noir-Thriller (02-03; 2211)
AWARDS
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award für Street Smart (bester Nebendarsteller, 1987)
New York Film Critics Circle Award für Street Smart (bester Nebendarsteller, 1987)
National Board of Review Award für Driving Miss Daisy (bester Darsteller, 1989)
Golden Globe für Driving Miss Daisy (bester Darsteller - Kategorie Komödie/Musical, 1990)
Silberner Bär für Driving Miss Daisy (beste gemeinsame schauspielerische Leistung - ex aequo mit Jessica Tandy, Berlinale 1990]
London Critics Circle Film Award für Se7en (Schauspieler des Jahres, 1997)
Career Achievement Award (Preis für sein Lebenswerk) [National Board of Review Awards 2003]
Spezialpreis für einen außergewöhnlichen Beitrag zum Weltkino [Filmfestival Karlovy Vary 2003]
Academy Award (Oscar) für Million Dollar Baby (bester Nebendarsteller, 2005)
Screen Actors Guild Award für Million Dollar Baby (bester Nebendarsteller, 2005)
Goldene Pyramide [Filmfestival Kairo 2006]
National Board of Review Award (bester Darsteller) für Invictus (2009)
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