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Born: June 1, 1937 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Memphis, Tennessee, USA Profession: Cast ...
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Not to be confused with film director Morgan J Freeman.

In 1993, Freeman was presented with the sixth annual William Shakespeare Award for Classical Theatre presented by The Shakespeare Theatre in recognition of a singular contribution that strengthens the tradition of classical theater in America.

In September 2000, announced plans to open the restaurant Mididi in Clarksdale, Mississippi.

"I've always been a ladies' man. A momma's boy. I grew up among women and always had better relationships with them."---Morgan Freeman quoted in The Daily Telegraph, January 2, 2001.

"Those career-move actors are looking for something else... stardom," says Freeman. "People say to me these days, 'Well, now that you can pick and choose,' hey, you can ALWAYS choose. There's always a choice, and for that, life exacts a payment. You pay it up front or afterward. Those who seem not to have to pay are not to be envied. A lot of them die off because there's nothing controlling them from the danger of believing their own press. They're thinking about matinee-idol things, a level to which I've never aspired. I don't want to have a look. I prefer to be unrecognizable. I'd like to be able to walk past an audience when I walk out."---From Premiere, December 1989.

"So he [Freeman] said, 'Let's pick something from the Bible. How about Genesis?' But we figured there's a band, there's a game, there are too many things called Genesis. So we went to the other end of the Bible, the book of Revelations. The name is a play on words for us, because we want to do movies that are revelatory."--- Lori McCreary on how they came up with a name for their (Morgan Freeman) company to TV Guide, 2002.

"... in my 20 years in the theater I never got to see myself except through the reaction of the audience, so I was under the impression that I was really hot shit. But the minute you actually see yourself, the bubble is burst forever."---Freeman quoted in Premiere April 2003.

"You've got five really outstanding works, so why would four of them turn out to be losers? That's how the press looks at it, that's how they refer to it. Okay, fine. I think the biggest thing you can get is the nomination for an Academy Award. After that, it's just arbitrary."---Freeman on getting his fourth nomination for "Million Dollar Baby" to Venice magazine, February 2005.

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