~Career Timeline of Morgan Freeman~

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The legend is born.

6/1/1937

Morgan Freeman was born in 1937. He was born in Memphis Tennessee. His parents were Mayme Edna and Morgan Freeman.

The beginning

4/12/1946

Morgan Freeman was the star of his school's play. He was only nine years old.

Runnin' the Radio

5/11/1949

Morgan Freeman started to speak aloud skits over the radio. He was doing this while in Nashville, Tennesee.

Career

6/9/1955

Freeman graduated from Broad Street High School in 1955. He turned down the chance of a drama scholarship from Jackson State University and instead persued his dream to work as a mechanic in the United States Air Force.

Where It All Began

10/16/1971

Freeman has his first big role in a movie. His first big film was "Who Say's I Can't Ride A Rainbow". Starring in this movie opened a lot of doors for him.

Fuel to the Fire

10/10/1987

Street Smart was another one of the big films that helped Freeman "get noticed." In the movie he plays as "Fast Black", a pimp

Glory for Glory!

8/2/1989

Freeman began starring in many feature films. This earned him a reputation for depicting wise, fatherly characters. "Glory," is a big example of this.

Winner, Winner

1990

Morgan Freeman was nominated for three Academy Awards.

More Recognition

10/23/1994

Freeman plays the role of a prisoner in the movie The Shawshank Redemption.

What a God

11/14/2003

Freeman played God in Evan Almighty. In my opinion, this is one of the funniest movies I've ever seen. He works with Jim Carrey. This gave Freeman the nickname Black God.

Over a BILLION

12/14/2008

Morgan Freeman starred in The Dark Knight Rises. This film grossed over $1,004,558,444. If he's not famous for his acting talent by now, then I don't know when he will be.