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Poll: Favorite Character Played by Morgan Freeman

Memphis, Tennessee, born actor Morgan Freeman, played many legendary characters during his 48 year (and counting) career that are part of our collective memory.

Which one is your favorite?

Discuss the list here

Make Your Choice

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    Morgan Freeman in Se7en (1995)

    William Somerset

    Two detectives, a rookie and a veteran, hunt a serial killer who uses the seven deadly sins as his modus operandi.

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    Morgan Freeman and Gene Hackman in Unforgiven (1992)

    Ned Logan

    Retired Old West gunslinger William Munny reluctantly takes on one last job, with the help of his old partner and a young man.

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    Morgan Freeman in The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

    Ellis Boyd 'Red' Redding

    Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency.

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    Morgan Freeman and Abdul Salaam El Razzac in Glory (1989)

    Sgt. Maj. John Rawlins

    Robert Gould Shaw leads the U.S. Civil War's first all-black volunteer company, fighting prejudices from both his own Union Army, and the Confederates.

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    Morgan Freeman in The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

    Lucius Fox

    Together with the help of the CEO of the Wayne Enterprises Applied Sciences division, a man named Lucius Fox (Morgan Freeman), Bruce Wayne adopts the image of a bat to strike fear into the criminals and the corrupt as the icon known as 'Batman'.

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    Morgan Freeman in Driving Miss Daisy (1989)

    Hoke Colburn

    An old Jewish woman and her African-American chauffeur in the American South have a relationship that grows and improves over the years.

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    Kevin Costner and Morgan Freeman in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991)


    When Robin and his Moorish companion come to England and the tyranny of the Sheriff of Nottingham, he decides to fight back as an outlaw.

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    Morgan Freeman in Chain Reaction (1996)

    Paul Shannon

    Two researchers in a green alternative energy project are put on the run when they are framed for murder and treason.

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    Morgan Freeman in Kiss the Girls (1997)

    Dr. Alex Cross

    A Washington D.C. cop and forensic psychologist learns that his niece who is going to college in North Carolina is missing.

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    Morgan Freeman in Amistad (1997)

    Theodore Joadson

    In 1839, the revolt of Mende captives aboard a Spanish owned ship causes a major controversy in the United States when the ship is captured off the coast of Long Island.

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    Morgan Freeman as DCI William Cabot

    DCI William Cabot

    A CIA analyst must stop the plans of a Neo Nazis faction that threatens to induce a catastrophic conflict between the United States and Russia's newly elected president by detonating a nuclear weapon at a football game in Baltimore.

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    Morgan Freeman in Bruce Almighty (2003)


    A guy who complains about God too often is given almighty powers to teach him how difficult it is to run the world.

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    Morgan Freeman in Million Dollar Baby (2004)

    Eddie Scrap-Iron Dupris

    A determined woman works with a hardened boxing trainer and his associate (Morgan Freeman) to become a professional.

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    Morgan Freeman in Lucky Number Slevin (2006)

    The Boss

    A case of mistaken identity lands Slevin into the middle of a war being plotted by two of the city's most rival crime bosses: The Rabbi and The Boss.

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    Morgan Freeman in Gone Baby Gone (2007)

    Jack Doyle

    The police are working on a high profile case of an abducted four year neighborhood child named Amanda McCready. The Boston Police Department take child abduction cases to heart because the daughter of Jack Doyle, the police chief, had been abducted and eventually murdered years earlier.

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    Morgan Freeman in Transcendence (2014)

    Joseph Tagger

    The FBI, with the help of government scientist Joseph Tagger (Morgan Freeman), plans to stop a dangerous sentient computer that combines the collective intelligence of everything ever known with the full range of human emotions, from spreading.

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    Morgan Freeman in The Bucket List (2007)


    Two terminally ill men escape from a cancer ward and head off on a road trip with a wish list of to-dos before they die.

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    Morgan Freeman in Wanted (2008)


    A young man finds out his long lost father is an assassin. When his father is murdered, the son is recruited into his father's old organization and trained by a man named Sloan to follow in his dad's footsteps.

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    Morgan Freeman in Oblivion (2013)


    One of the few remaining drone repairmen assigned to Earth, its surface devastated after decades of war with the alien Scavs, discovers a crashed spacecraft with contents that bring into question everything he believed about the war, and may even put the fate of mankind in his hands.

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    Morgan Freeman in Olympus Has Fallen (2013)

    Speaker Trumbull

    When the President is kidnapped, disgraced former Presidential Secret Service Agent Mike Banning finds himself trapped within the White House. Eventually the terrorists call the Pentagon where the Speaker of the House (Morgan Freeman) is now in charge and the leader in the bunker makes his demands.

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    Morgan Freeman in 10 Items or Less (2006)


    An actor (Morgan Freeman) prepping for an upcoming role meets a quirky grocery clerk, and the pair hit the road to show one another their respective worlds.

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    Morgan Freeman in Invictus (2009)

    Nelson Mandela

    Nelson Mandela, in his first term as the South African President, initiates a unique venture to unite the apartheid-torn land: enlist the national rugby team on a mission to win the 1995 Rugby World Cup.

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    Morgan Freeman in Ben-Hur (2016)


    Judah Ben-Hur, a prince falsely accused of treason by his adopted brother, an officer in the Roman army, returns to his homeland after years at sea to seek revenge, but finds redemption.

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    Morgan Freeman in Going in Style (2017)

    Willie Davis

    Desperate to pay the bills and come through for their loved ones, three lifelong pals risk it all by embarking on a daring bid to knock off the very bank that absconded with their money.

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