Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
You Likely Won't Find a More Candid & Comprehensive Interview with Euzhan Palcy Than This One... You Likely Won't Find a More Candid & Comprehensive Interview with Euzhan Palcy Than This One... Watch Clip From 'Teachers' - a Film on the Education Crisis in the USA, Starring Tatyana Ali Watch Clip From 'Teachers' - a Film on the Education Crisis in the USA, Starring Tatyana Ali 40+ Black Filmmakers Will Take Over Twitter Tomorrow for an AFFRM-ing Objective. You Should Join Them... 40+ Black Filmmakers Will Take Over Twitter Tomorrow for an AFFRM-ing Objective. You Should Join Them... The Nina Simone Bio Starring Zoe Saldana Will Apparently Be Released Later This Year... The Nina Simone Bio Starring Zoe Saldana Will Apparently Be Released Later This Year... The American Black Film Festival Announces Its 2015 Films in Competition The American Black Film Festival Announces Its 2015 Films in Competition Why ‘The View’ Badly Needs Raven-Symoné Why ‘The View’ Badly Needs Raven-Symoné It's Black Bike Week! Watch 2 Short Documentaries on the Popular Annual Event It's Black Bike Week! Watch 2 Short Documentaries on the Popular Annual Event Gabrielle Union Joins Jamie Foxx in a Race to Save His Kidnapped Son, in 'Sleepless Night' Gabrielle Union Joins Jamie Foxx in a Race to Save His Kidnapped Son, in 'Sleepless Night' Meet the Cast of FX's 'American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson' (First-Look Images) Meet the Cast of FX's 'American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson' (First-Look Images) Here's the List of Films & TV Series Coming to (and Leaving) Netflix's Streaming Library in June Here's the List of Films & TV Series Coming to (and Leaving) Netflix's Streaming Library in June Watch Trailer for Teen TV Drama Series in Development, ‘MysEducation’ Watch Trailer for Teen TV Drama Series in Development, ‘MysEducation’ Watch a Clip From Ethiopia's First-Ever Cannes "Official Selection" - Coming-of-Age Drama 'Lamb' Watch a Clip From Ethiopia's First-Ever Cannes "Official Selection" - Coming-of-Age Drama 'Lamb' Watch Grace Jones’ “Banned” Citroën CX TV Commercial Watch Grace Jones’ “Banned” Citroën CX TV Commercial 'Chocolate City' Finally Gets a Trailer + Release Date Set (Might It Steal Some of 'Magic Mike's' Summer Thunder?) 'Chocolate City' Finally Gets a Trailer + Release Date Set (Might It Steal Some of 'Magic Mike's' Summer Thunder?) Apparently, Many of You Aren't Pleased With the "All-New" 'Single Ladies'... What's Going on? Apparently, Many of You Aren't Pleased With the "All-New" 'Single Ladies'... What's Going on? Starz Announces Return Date for Original Series 'Power' + New Key Art + Trailer Starz Announces Return Date for Original Series 'Power' + New Key Art + Trailer Why Was Janet Hubert (Aunt Viv) Really Replaced on 'Fresh Prince of Bel-Air'? Buzzfeed Investigates Why Was Janet Hubert (Aunt Viv) Really Replaced on 'Fresh Prince of Bel-Air'? Buzzfeed Investigates Aaron McGruder Finally Explains Why He Left 'The Boondocks' Aaron McGruder Finally Explains Why He Left 'The Boondocks' Netflix Explains Why It Doesn't Always Have That Film Or TV Show You Really Want To See (Video) Netflix Explains Why It Doesn't Always Have That Film Or TV Show You Really Want To See (Video) Tichina Arnold Says She Talked To Martin Lawrence About Doing A 'Martin' Movie... Tichina Arnold Says She Talked To Martin Lawrence About Doing A 'Martin' Movie...

Take A Trip Through Morgan Freeman's Acting Career In A Journey Narrated By The Actor (Video)

Photo of Tambay A. Obenson By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act April 9, 2014 at 10:39AM

Take A Trip Through Morgan Freeman's Acting Career In A Journey Narrated By The Actor (Video)
0
Morgan Freeman

A mini retrospective on the lengthy career of Morgan Freeman, from the man himself, as he narrates some of his highlights over the years to Yahoo Movies.


From Street Smart (1987), what was his breakout movie role as the volatile pimp Fast Black in which he starred opposite the late Christopher Reeve - who, as Freeman explains in the video below, agreed to do a 4th Superman movie only if the studio allowed him to make this character drama. His performance in the film also earned Freeman his first Oscar nominations (Best Actor in a Supporting Role); to Invictus, 22 years later (2009), in which Freeman played Nelson Mandela - a momentous opportunity for Freeman, who says in the video that he was Mandela's first choice to play him onscreen. The performance also earned him an Oscar nomination - his 5th nomination (Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role). 

Freeman also remembers his favorite roles in films that came between the above 2 - Driving Ms Daisy, Glory, The Shawshank Redemption, Se7en, Million Dollar Baby (for which he won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor as Eddie "Scrap Iron" Dupris) and The Dark Knight Trilogy.

In 2008, Freeman received the prestigious Kennedy Center Honor for his distinguished career. In 2011 he was the recipient of the AFI Life Achievement Award, and this year, he received with the Gene Siskel Renaissance Award from School of the Art Institute Chicago - just to name a few honors.

Watch the actor relive the above films in the 3 video clips below:

This article is related to: Morgan Freeman


Shadow & ActNewsletter