8 Most Memorable Morgan Freeman's Comedy And Drama Roles On Big Screen

Date January 31, 2018

One of the most loved actors, charming and talented Morgan Freeman, had a prolific acting career, both on the stage and in television. In his youth, he starred in a handful of movies, but he wasn’t invited to any significant projects, probably because of his skin color. 1989 Driving Miss Daisy has brought the 52-year-old actor a nomination for the Academy Awards and turned him into one of Hollywood's leading actors.


Since then, the star has been appearing in two or three films a year, and his house is now filled with numerous prestigious awards. Today, he is 80 years old and is still going strong! And we would gladly share Morgan’s best comedy and drama roles on big screen.


1. Million Dollar Baby

Over the course of his long career, the Shawshank Redemption star was nominated for Oscars five times, but he only won it once, and it was for this movie. This pensive drama revolves around a female amateur boxer whom Freeman’s character, Frankie Dunn, takes under his wing to help. A thoughtful and powerful show!

© Million Dollar Baby (2004) / Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

2. The Sum of All Fears

In this movie, Morgan plays a high-level CIA official and just a good guy who accompanies another CIA analyst to Russia in order to stop a catastrophic conflict between the two superpowers.

3. Bruce Almighty

Of course, we cannot but mention this film. Here, he plays no other than God who offers a TV field reporter to do a better job than he does.

© Bruce Almighty (2003) / Universal Pictures

4. Invictus

The actor had some pretty big support playing Nelson Mandela in this political film. By inhibiting a real-life character with incredible conviction, Freeman became a real attraction of the movie.

© Invictus (2009) / Warner Bros

5. Deep Impact

After watching this movie, many people say that they are actually OK with Morgan being the president of the United States.

© Deep Impact (1998) / Paramount Pictures

6. Nurse Betty

Although he often plays kind and wise characters, the actor can be threatening as well. It’s not the most family-friendly film in his career, but it’s worth watching because of its farcical humor.

© Nurse Betty (2000) / Gramercy Pictures

7. Se7en

This movie is one of the classic crime thrillers, with Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman hunting a serial killer. Outstanding performance, suspense, philosophical moments, and great cast – Se7en is a must see.

8. The Bonfire of the Vanities

While some say the tone and humor of this dark comedy may be inconsistent, it still delivers some good laughs and solid performances from such stars as Tom Hanks, Bruce Willis, and Morgan Freeman.

© The Bonfire of the Vanities (1990) / Warner Bros.

We can’t wait to see who Morgan Freeman will play next!

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