The man with God’s voice, Morgan Freeman is one of the most celebrated actors of all time and for good reason too. Over a career spanning 53 years, Morgan Freeman has proved time and again that he is a performer of incredible calibre. The Academy Award winner has given us gems like Million Dollar Baby, Se7en and many, many more. So today, let’s jot down the best five performances of the man with the golden voice:
1. Red - The Shawshank Redemption
Red, arguably the best friend one could get in prison. Red was the man who was known to locate a few things from time to time. The man whose life was changed by Andy Dufresne, the man who found hope after 40 years in prison.
2. Hoke Colburn - Driving Miss Daisy
A beautiful movie. Morgan Freeman was simply amazing in this film. The movie shed light on topics of racism, anti-semitism and the social scenario of the early 60s. Morgan Freeman won the Golden Globe for his performance in this movie.
3. Scrap - Million Dollar Baby
Morgan Freeman has a knack for beautiful movies and Million Dollar Baby is the perfect example of this. The film is soul crushingly amazing and is incredibly narrated by Morgan Freeman. He won a well deserved Oscar for his role as Scrap.
4. William Somerset - Se7en
William Somerset is an old detective who’s going to retire soon. For his last case, he has to capture a serial killer who is killing people according to their ‘sins’. Morgan Freeman is simply brilliant in his role as a tired, indifferent officer who thinks he has seen it all but has is world turn upside down in a matter of days.
5. Nelson Mandela - Invictus
Portraying Nelson Mandela, a man who spent 27 years in Jail due to racism and coming out to become the first black president of South Africa was not an easy job but Freeman nailed it. His performance was absolutely brilliant and got him an Oscar nomination.
We know it’s a crime to just pick 5 of his roles but if we were to write down all of morgan Freeman’s awesome performances, we’d need the whole day. For 53 years, Morgan Freeman has inspired millions with his acting and we hope we get to see him more in the coming years.