Morgan Freeman (1978)

Morgan Freeman

1937 On the 1st of  June Morgan Freeman is born in Memphis, Tennessee, USA. He is one of the most acclaimed actors of all time.

1955 After graduating high school, Freeman refuses an acting scolarship and follows his dream to become a pilot by joining the United States Air Force.

1959 Freeman quits the military service and moves to Hollywood where he returns to acting.

1967 He marries Jeanette Adair Bradshaw and gets a role on Broadway in Hello, Dolly!

1971 Freeman starts working for the children tv show The Electric Company, among Rita Moreno, Joan Rivers and Gene Wilder.

1980 In the lack of other working projects, the actor joins the cast of the soap opera Another World.

1984 Morgan marries for the second time, with Myrna Colley-Lee.

1987 Freeman stars in the movie Street Smart, the role bringing him an Oscar nomination and international recognition.

1989 The movie Driving Miss Daisy gets him a new Oscar nomination and a Golden Globe for best actor.

1994 The Shawshank Redemption is released, one of his best movies.

1995 The series of successful roles continues with the one in the psychological thriller Seven, in which he stars among Brad Pitt.

2005 Freeman wins the Oscar for best supporting actor in the movie Million Dollar Baby, directed by Clint Eastwood. In the same year he starts shooting The dark knight trilogy, with a huge commercial success. 

2008 The actor has a bad car accident after driving while being drunk.

2012 Morgan Freeman gets the special Cecil B. DeMille Award at the Golden Globes for his contribution to the movie industry.

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