25 minutes agoAuthor: Ifat Qureshi
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Hollywood’s Oscar-winning legendary actor Morgan Freeman has turned 86 today. Morgan’s acting career, which has given great films like Lucy, The Shawshank Redemption in Hollywood for 50 years, is still going on. However, he remains in the discussion due to his personal life more than films. Morgan has been accused of physical abuse and murder of his own granddaughter. 8 Hollywood actresses have also accused him of touching her inappropriately.
Despite the controversies surrounding his personal life, Morgan is one of the most powerful actors in Hollywood, having received 4 Oscar and 2 Golden Globe nominations. He doesn’t have any break even in Raisi. The total assets of Morgan, the owner of 3 private planes, are Rs 2064 crores. Morgan is an atheist, he believes himself to be God.
Today, on the special occasion of Morgan’s birthday, read some very interesting things related to his life-
hair dresser father handed over to grandparents for upbringing
Morgan Freeman was born on June 1, 1937, in Tennessee, US. His father Morgan Porterfield used to be a barber. The family was very poor, so Morgan was sent to his grandparents for upbringing. Changed many cities and schools. Morgan had become so adept at acting during his school days that he was given the lead role in the school play. At the age of 12, he won the State Drama Competition. He got a scholarship in acting from the school, but he rejected it and took admission in the United States Air Force.
Photograph of Morgan Freeman taken during Air Force training.
Learned acting after leaving Airforce job
Morgan worked as a repairman in the Air Force, but after 6 years he got the rank of First Class Airman. After some time, being dissatisfied with this profession, she left the job and started taking acting classes in Los Angeles. After being part of several plays, Morgan made her Hollywood debut in the 1980 film Brubaker and went on to do several films.
In a film career spanning 50 years to date, Morgan has starred in Million Dollar Baby (2004), Driving Miss Daisy (1989), Lean on Me (1989), Robinhood Prince of Thieves (1991), Unforgiven (1992), The Shawshank Redemption (1994), Batman Begins (2005), Gone Baby Gone (2007), The Bucket List (2007), The Dark Knight Trilogy (2005–2012), Wanted (2008), Invictus (2009), Now You See Me (2013) , Lucy (2014) has given dozens of best movies.
A scene from the movie Million Dollar Baby (2004). Morgan has received the Oscar Award for Best Supporting Actor for this film.
4 Oscar nominations and 1 award
Morgan received his first Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor for the 1987 film Street Smart. He was further nominated for an Oscar for Best Actor for Driving Miss Daisy and The Shawshank Redemption. Years later, in 2004, Morgan received his first Oscar Award for Supporting Actor for the film Million Dollar Baby. In 2009, he also got an Oscar nomination for Invictus.
Morgan Freeman won the Golden Globe for Best Actor for the film Driving Miss Daisy (1989).
2 failed marriages, many affairs and controversies
Morgan Freeman first married Janet Adair Bradshaw on October 22, 1967. This marriage lasted for 12 years, but in 1979 the two separated. After the first divorce, Morgan remarried in 1984 to Myrna Cooley Lee. From this marriage they had four children, Alphonso, Dina, Morgana and Saffola. Morgan also raised Idena Hines, the granddaughter of his first wife, Janet.
Accused of molesting step granddaughter
In 2015, Morgan Freeman’s step-granddaughter Idna Hines was found murdered with her throat slit. Her boyfriend Lamar Davenport was first accused of her murder. In court, the boy’s mother said that Idena had called her boyfriend, Lamar, before she died, telling him that her step-grandfather, Morgan Freeman, had sexually abused her. Morgan was surrounded by controversy after these allegations, although the investigation found that boyfriend Lamar had killed Idena.
Morgan Freeman arrives at the Golden Globe Awards ceremony with his granddaughter Idna Hines.
8 co-actresses had made allegations of touching wrongly
On May 24, 2018, CNN did an investigation report, in which Morgan’s behavior was discussed with 18 women. 8 of them told during the interview that Morgan had touched them inappropriately on the set and made lewd comments on the women.
After the controversy escalated, Morgan issued his apology. He wrote, ‘Anyone who has worked with me knows that I have never intentionally done anything that would hurt or insult anyone. Morgan’s attorney asked CNN to remove the story and apologize, although the matter was hushed up over time. At the same time, the association also did not take any action against Morgan.
Even after a big accident happened while drunk, he joked with the cameraman while getting the photo clicked.
On August 3, 2008, Morgan Freeman had a major accident while intoxicated. The accident was so severe that Morgan and his partner Damaris Mayer were ejected from the car by cutting them out of their seats. Morgan was still conscious after the accident. When he was taken out of the car, he was covered in blood in an injured condition, but in spite of this he was joking with the cameraman who was taking pictures.
Image of Morgan’s car after the accident.
Morgan was taken by helicopter to the Regional Medical Center for treatment. During treatment, it was found that his right shoulder, arm and elbow were fractured in the accident. His nerve damage operation lasted for 4 hours.
The man sitting with had accused him of driving the car in a drunken state.
Demoris Meyer, who was traveling in the car with Morgan, sued Morgan, accusing him of reckless driving under the influence of alcohol. Later, Morgan settled the case with him by paying money. Morgan has been suffering from fibromyalgia since this accident, in which blood circulation slows down. Due to this disease, Morgan wears medical gloves, so that his blood circulation continues properly.
Morgan Freeman owns 3 aircraft
Morgan had previously lived in the Air Force. Despite quitting his job, he managed to get a private pilot’s license at the age of 65 and bought 3 private aircraft. He owns Cessna Citation 501, Cessna 414 and Amiwest SJ 30 aircraft. Morgan has many houses in Hollywood and Mississippi, while his net worth is Rs 2,040 thousand crores.
Morgan Freeman taking pilot training.
In his early career, Morgan used to get 5 million dollars for every film, although now he charges 30 million dollars (Rs 247 crores) for a film.
Morgan works to protect bees
The US government had expressed concern over the decrease in the number of bees worldwide. Killing of bees was completely banned in the US. In 2014, Morgan Freeman imported 26 special beehives on his 124-acre farm and started working on their conservation. Morgan currently has countless beehives, although he does not do business with the honey made from it. He says that he keeps them in his farm only to raise bees, so that they can be saved.
Morgan is also fond of gardening. He also plants bee-friendly lavender, clover plants and magnolia trees on his farm. Over the years, Morgan and the bees have developed such a bond that when he goes to the farm, he doesn’t even have to wear a suit for fear of being bitten by the bees.
Morgan Freeman does not believe in God, said – I am God
During an interview, Morgan Freeman was asked if he believed in God. To this he said, it is a difficult question, because I have said from the beginning that I think we have created God. I feel that I am God.
In 2016, Morgan appeared in the National Geographic Channel series The Story of God, in which he showed the beliefs of people around the world related to God.
In the headlines by giving statements against apartheid
In the year 2005, Morgan was surrounded by controversies by raising his voice against apartheid. While giving a statement against celebrating Black History Month, he had said, I do not need any Black History Month, this is the history of America. Why is White History Month not celebrated anywhere in the world? Morgan believes that to end apartheid, we must first stop talking about it.
Morgan’s picture in skin cancer poster in Kerala hospital, hospital had to apologize
In 2022, the Vadakara Cooperative Hospital in Kozhikode State used a photo of Morgan Freeman on a board. It was written below Morgan’s picture, remove your skin spots and warts easily. The hospital was accused of apartheid for posting a picture of the Oscar-winning actor instead of showing cancer and bad skin. After the controversy escalated, the hospital received a notice, after which they apologized for this negligence.
Board in Kerala hospital.