Morgan Freeman – the name says it all. Winner of an Academy, Golden Globe and Screen Actor Guild Awards, Freeman’s charisma and talent has made him one of the most respected figures of the Hollywood.
Though the PBS’s kids show ‘The Electric Company’ brought Freeman to limelight, it was his character of Fast Black for the film ‘Street Smart’ that proved to be his breakthrough role. What followed was a long list of successful films that were also some of the top grossing films at the box office such as ‘Glory’, ‘Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves’, ‘Driving Miss Daisy’, ‘Seven’, ‘The Dark Knight’ trilogy, ‘Wanted’, ‘The Shawshank Redemption’, ‘Invictus’, ‘Now You See Me’, ‘The Lego Movie’ and ‘Lucy’. His act of Eddie Dupris in ‘Million Dollar Baby’ was his best role till date and also earned him the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.
Freeman’s filmography however has had its share of misses as well. Though most of his films have fared exceptionally well and have been box-office blockbusters, there were quite a few that bombed at the box office. These include ‘Along Came A Spider’, ‘Outbreak’, ‘Moll Flanders’, ‘Kiss the Girls’ and ‘Deep Impact’.