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Morgan Freeman Is Bromanced by Eastwood, Poitier, McConaughey at 39th AFI Life Achievement Awards

10 June 2011 6:24 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

The really good AFI tributes are the ones where there's warmth in the room for the tributee. Morgan Freeman, winner of the 39th AFI Life Achievement Award, is in that category. Many of the black-tie guests at Sony Stage 15--where so many iconic MGM musicals were made, from The Wizard of Oz to AFI attendee Rita Moreno's first film at age 16, The Toast of New Orleans--were talking about how inspiring it was that Freeman's movie career, after years as a dancer, stage actor and star of The Electric Company, began at age 50 with the movie Street Smart. "This Aarp member has shown beyond a shadow of a doubt that he can kick some ass," said Dame Helen Mirren, his co-star in Red. We »

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