8 Cool Facts About Morgan Freeman


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!

Morgan Freeman discovered acting from a school punishment.

Morgan Freeman has been known to criticize Black History Month.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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.