8 Cool Facts About Morgan Freeman

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A beloved actor for decades, Morgan Freeman has brought many memorable characters to life that will live on as long as cinema itself. We’ve put together a list of some facts you may not have known about him!


1
Morgan Freeman discovered acting from a school punishment.

2
Morgan Freeman has been known to criticize Black History Month.

3
At his home in Mississippi, Morgan Freeman houses 26 beehives.

4
Morgan Freeman learned to speak French at UCLA, and has become fluent in the language.

5
Morgan Freeman literally laughed out loud when he attended the premiere of What Women Want. When he left the theater, every woman in the audience followed him.

6
Morgan Freeman has publicly stated that the films “The Shawshank Redemption,” “Glory,” “Driving Miss Daisy,” and “Unforgiven” have been the best films he has acted in.

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The majority of the roles that Morgan Freeman has played were not originally written to be played by an African American actor.

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At age 65, Freeman earned a private pilot's license. He owns or has owned at least three private aircraft and he is certified to fly all of them.