Morgan Freeman is undoubtedly one of the greatest and legendary actors in the Hollywood film industry. Skills and versatility is what we find in every single character played by him. He has played a variety of roles including God, principle, Prisoner and others. Today, we are counting on his best of roles in the films. Here are the 7 legendary roles of Morgan Freeman. Check out the top 7 roles of Morgan Freeman only on Wheebuzz.
7. Nelson Mandela
Morgan Freeman got Oscar nomination for this epic role. According to film critics, Freeman absolutely did justice with the role. Movie about the hero who fought against apartheid and racial discrimination, is worthy of spending time on, and when there is Morgan Freeman, you can be sure about intense and rollercoaster acting ride. The film also stares Matt Damon and Tony Kgoroge.
6. Hoke Colburn
Driving Miss Daisy (1990)
Driving Miss lady is a story about jewish lady Miss Daisy (played by Jessica Tandy) and her African-American driver (played by Morgan Freeman). The story may sound very simple but it is really wonderful and feel-good movie, that you should definitely go for. Morgan Freeman’s role as the driver gives you ample reasons to watch it again as well.
5. Fast Black
Street Smart (1987)
Street Smart was a 1987 crime-drama film which showcased Morgan Freeman’s role of ‘Fast Black’ as a unique and impressive role who talks too fast. It was one of the earliest roles of Morgan in films which got him much light and recognition from whole of Hollywood industry. You may have hard time understanding the character of Fast Black, but guess what? Morgan got Oscar nomination for this role.
4. Sergeant Major John Rawlins
Morgan Freeman’s role in Glory is truly epic. It is remembered as the actor’s one of the best roles. The film is about a white officer leading the black battalion, who got much opposition from his fellow white officers. Frankly speaking, this movie brushes up the black-white stereotype. Thanks to the epic roles of Morgan Freeman, Densely Washington, and Andre Braugher.
3. Eddie Scrap-Iron Dupris
Million Dollar baby (2004)
This role is the only role in the list, and in general for whom Morgan Freeman won an Oscar. A really powerful role in a really engaging movie, I must say. The film is about a retired boxing coach who chooses to train a poor girl seeing her sincerity. The movie. The film stares Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman and Hilary Swank.
2. Detective Lt. Somerset
Seven is one of the most popular and best thriller movies of all time. Packed with an incredibly engaging story, tremendously skilled acting and wonderful direction, what not is there in the movie? When a young guy teams up with an almost retired cop, then the result comes out to be is Seven. Detective Lt. Somerset is one of the greatest roles of Morgan Freeman.
The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
An incredible role in the IMDb highest rated movie… Red became an immensely popular character of the decade. The awesome chemistry of Red and Andy (played by Tim Robbins) just steal the show. What to say about the role.. you have already watched it, haven’t you?