Morgan Freeman Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

21st December 2016

Fact: Morgan Freeman voices the in-house artificial intelligence used by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.The virtual home assistant is named Jarvis, the name given to Iron Man's sidekick.

3rd October 2016

Quote: "I am terrific in the shower. I'm one of the best I've ever heard - in the shower." Morgan Freeman insists his singing career is a non-starter, because he only sings in the bathroom.

28th August 2016

Quote: "One religion or another isn't the problem. For centuries, people have killed in the name of all religions. Religion is too often used as a scapegoat... We all have different opinions about how best to live our lives or how to make the world a better place. But when we remember that people with other beliefs and opinions are human beings, with hopes and dreams just like us, they are transformed from enemies to fellow travellers. That is where we need to start." Morgan Freeman shares his view on what society needs to do to unite against terrorism.

5th October 2015

Fact: Morgan Freeman has directed himself portraying the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court in the season premiere of hit TV drama Madam Secretary. The actor, who is the show's executive producer, will appear when the show returns to TV in America on Sunday night (04Oct15).

12th September 2014

Fact: Morgan Freeman has been cast as a chariot champion in the remake of biblical epic Ben-Hur. The 77-year-old Oscar winner will portray Ildarin in director Timur Bekmambetov's film. Thor star Tom Hiddleston is reportedly in talks to play the lead.

25th July 2014

Fact: Acting veteran and frequent voiceover star Morgan Freeman tried to change the sound of his distinctive vocals during an appearance on America's The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Thursday (24Jul14) by sucking in helium from a balloon to alter his sound. He then conducted the rest of his interview in the high-pitched tone, with host Fallon doing the same.

24th July 2014

Quote: "Scarlett, she's just a doll... The only bad thing that happened... she introduced me to her boyfriend and I had to say, 'Did you really have to do that?' But we had a really great time." Veteran actor Morgan Freeman jokes about meeting Scarlett Johansson's French fiance Romain Dauriac on the set of their new movie Lucy. The couple is expecting its first child together.

21st July 2014

Quote: "Well, I get there and there are these young writer-directors and a hotshot young lady, the producer I guess, and I’m thinking, 'Oh, my God, is that it?' I thought there would be other actors and we would interact, not just me. I was really thrown." Morgan Freeman on shooting his first animated role in The Lego Movie.

20th July 2014

Quote: "When I went back there were times I said to myself, 'Why am I doing this?' One night I forgot all my lines and started babbling. Fortunately the scene was one in which I’m supposed to babble. I started telling Frances, in the scene, 'I’m lost and don’t know what the f**k I’m doing'. I’m saying all this on stage. But afterwards I thought, 'Who needs that?'” Morgan Freeman has no plans to return to Broadway after appearing alongside Frances MCDormand in The Country Girl in 2008.

11th February 2014

Quote: "I always wanted to play the villain in a 007 movie." Veteran actor Morgan Freeman has his sights set on the one role he has never been offered - a James Bond baddie.

1st November 2013

Fact: Morgan Freeman, Michael Douglas, Kevin Kline and Robert De Niro showed off their culinary skills while promoting their new movie Last Vegas on Friday (01Nov13) by taking part in a cooking segment on U.S. breakfast show Today. The Oscar winners helped to make a baked pumpkin recipe and a beef tenderloin dish.

1st October 2013

Fact: Morgan Freeman has signed on to narrate a new Imax 3D documentary about lemurs. Island of Lemurs: Madagascar, which features scientist and lemur expert Patricia Wright, will be released next spring (Apr14).

24th May 2013

Quote: "I wasn't actually sleeping. I'm a beta tester for Google Eyelids. I was merely updating my Facebook page." Morgan Freeman laughs off suggestions he fell asleep during a U.S. Tv interview on Thursday (23May13).

19th April 2013

Quote: "I don't do autographs, they're a waste of time, but I will do photographs. Touching someone's hand, hugging a beautiful lady, all of that works out very well." Acting legend Morgan Freeman prefers posing for snaps with fans to signing autographs.

27th March 2013

Quote: "I've gotten strange requests. There is some company in England who have a guy who sounds like me doing their commercials. They pay me to let him sound like me." Veteran actor Morgan Freeman confirms a long-running advertising myth suggesting he received a handsome payment from bosses at U.K. insurance company More Than for doing nothing.

11th March 2013

Quote: "I was a bit intimidated going in... But he's sitting there and then when he starts singing old school top 40 (chart songs)... in between takes... He's just singing and bopping, it was great." Actress Angela Bassett was nervous about working with Hollywood great Morgan Freeman on new movie Olympus Has Fallen.

13th July 2012

Quote: "He gave everybody a little gift and I don't know why he chose me instead of (actor) Christian Bale (who plays Batman) to give it to but he gave me a bat. A real bat, a stuffed bat in a little glass box. They are some ugly things." Morgan Freeman was handed an unusual gift from director Christopher Nolan after wrapping The Dark Knight Rises.

27th February 2012

Fact: Brad Pitt, Dame Helen Mirren, Morgan Freeman, Tom Cruise and Barbra Streisand were among the stars who taped their recollections of their first movie experiences for a segment of the Oscars telecast on Sunday (26Feb12).

16th January 2012

Quote: "Watching you handle a gun makes me know I never want to p**s you off." Cecil B. DeMille Award recipient Morgan Freeman admits he's mildly terrified by his Red co-star Helen Mirren, who presented the honour to him.

27th October 2011

Quote: "I love it when fans come up and talk to me. I often find that fans are a joy. People are coming up to you to tell you they love you and there's something gladdening in that." Morgan Freeman enjoys meeting his fans.

21st June 2011

Quote: "I did (Shakespeare play) Othello once, onstage. Dreadful... in 1983. That was tough. I came on stage and someone in the back of the theatre said, 'Sing Purple Haze!' I looked exactly like Jimi Hendrix." Morgan Freeman on his toughest role to date.

2nd June 2011

Quote: "I always thought there should be a space channel. I've been a science-fiction buff for many years. We're asking questions that there aren't answers to: 'Is there life after death? Is there an edge to the universe?' It's interesting stuff. And I find science endlessly fascinating." Acting veteran Morgan Freeman jumped at the chance to narrate new space series Through The Wormhole with Morgan Freeman.

27th January 2011

Quote: "I once told Morgan Freeman how much I loved his work, and he responded by saying, 'When are you due?' Problem is, I wasn't pregnant. It so traumatised me that I'll never again wear that outfit." Actress Cheri Oteri was mortified after meeting acting legend MORGAN FREEMAN.

12th October 2010

Quote: "I don't raise hell. That's not my thing. I once went to a Lakers (basketball) game with Jack (Nicholson), enjoyed his company, and when the game was over he took me home and he went home. I'm not really big on hanging out. I'm too old." Morgan Freeman isn't a Hollywood wildman.

7th October 2010

Quote: "Paramount Pictures reshot the endings of Deep Impact and Hard Rain because the test audiences didn't like the fact that I died." Morgan Freeman on why he rarely dies in his films.

7th October 2010

Quote: "I found that I'm basically lazy. I love acting, but it doesn't take that long. If I'm lucky I can do four movies a year, but only one as a director." Morgan Freeman on why he's never followed up his directorial debut, 1993's Bopha!

7th October 2010

Quote: "I wish I was offered almost everything I've seen Denzel Washington in." Morgan Freeman would like to switch careers with his Glory co-star.

4th October 2010

Fact: Hollywood veterans Morgan Freeman and Ernest Borgnine made a surprise appearance on hit U.S. comedy show Saturday Night Live this weekend (02Oct10), teaming up with funnyman Kenan Thompson for his What Up With That segment. This week's episode featured performances by Kanye West and was hosted by actor Bryan Cranston.

19th August 2010

Quote: "I met her quite a while back and I've admiRed her greatly. She's one of the sexiest women ever." Morgan Freeman on RED co-star DAME Helen Mirren.

29th July 2010

Quote: "I'm not really good at making money... Do you know what the word perception means? It's perception, it's not fact at all." Hollywood veteran Morgan Freeman insists his blockbuster films haven't made him as rich a man as people think.

24th June 2010

Fact: DAME Helen Mirren, Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman and John Malkovich have teamed up to play retiRed special agents in action comedy RED.

10th March 2010

Quote: "Morgan Freeman. Every time I see him I just want to run over and hug him. I don't know why." Christoph Waltz wanted to embrace the veteran actor when the pair met at Sunday's (07Mar10) Academy Awards ceremony.

2nd February 2010

Quote: "I wasn't a rugby fan - I didn't know beans about rugby. I still know little to nothing about rugby." Actor Morgan Freeman didn't learn much about the sport while filming new movie INVICTUS, which tells the story of the famous 1995 rugby World Cup in South Africa.

5th January 2010

Fact: Morgan Freeman has replaced late newsman WALTER CRONKITE as the voice of CBS Evening News in America. Cronkite, who died last year (09), recorded the introduction of the newscast in 2006. His voice was heard even after his death in July (09).

29th December 2009

Fact: Actor Morgan Freeman plays solitaire to unwind on movie sets.

15th December 2009

Quote: "Playing (Nelson) Mandela was the greatest honour of my career, and I hope that I have done him proud." Morgan Freeman upon being nominated for a Best Actor Golden Globe for his portrayal of the former South African leader in Invictus.

10th December 2009

Quote: "I want to see Catwoman. I have (a casting) idea, but it's just an idea and I'm going to keep it to myself." The Dark Knight star Morgan Freeman wants to see the feline villain resurrected for the next Batman film.

7th December 2009

Quote: "He is the best director I have ever had the pleasure to work with. Now why is he such a good director as far as actors are concerned? Because he doesn't direct! He hires you to do the job and then gets out of the way! He's a facilitator." Morgan Freeman is full of praise for actor-turned-filmmaker Clint Eastwood, who directed his new movie INVICTUS.

18th September 2009

Quote: "I took my hair off because when I got the part I didn't want to look like Morgan Freeman." REG E. CATHEY shaved his head when he landed a lead role in the London stage version of The Shawshank Redemption.

12th February 2009

Quote: "Morgan Freeman had strep throat and they called me." Jim Carrey on how he landed the job of narrator in new film UNDER THE SEA 3-D.

10th September 2008

Fact: Country legend George Jones, Morgan Freeman, Barbra Streisand, choreographer Twyla Tharp and The Who's Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey will receive the Kennedy Center Honors for 2008. The stars will be honoured in Washington, D.C. in December (08).

16th July 2008

Quote: "I fell deeply in love with Angelina Jolie while filming WANTED - but BRAD (PITT) was on set so I had to be careful." Morgan Freeman was careful not to flirt with WANTED co-star ANGELINA JOLIE.

16th July 2008

Quote: "When he was in that suit, sweat would just drip off of him. He would stand and there was like a puddle." Morgan Freeman had no desire to try on Christian Bale's rubber Batman costume on the set of THE DARK KNIGHT.

22nd May 2008

Quote: "I wanted to be a fighter pilot like those I saw in war movies. But after napalm and rockets and realising whoever you kill is going to stay dead, I realised this is not what I want for life." Actor and former U.S. Air Force member Morgan Freeman is more fond of filming wars than taking part in them.

28th February 2008

Fact: Morgan Freeman and former Happy Days star Henry Winkler once played fast-food diner kitchen co-workers in a cranberry juice TV commercial at the beginning of their careers.

10th January 2008

Fact: Veteran actor Morgan Freeman's ultimate ambition is to play a megalomaniac bad guy in a James Bond movie.

19th September 2007

Fact: WILLIAM H. MACY, Christopher Walken and Morgan Freeman are to play unlikely art thieves in new movie THE LONELY MAIDEN. The trio will play art gallery security guards who are so upset when their favourite works are transferred to another site, they plot to steal them.

18th September 2007

Quote: "She's a fabulous lady. I fell deeply in love with her. Brad was on set so I had to be careful." Actor Morgan Freeman admits he fell for Seven co-star Brad Pitt's partner Angelina Jolie on the set of new movie WANTED.

5th December 2006

Fact: George Clooney is in negotiations to direct fellow Oscar winner Morgan Freeman in a new movie called THE BELMONT BOYS.

4th December 2006

Quote: "Everybody in showbusiness is Jewish when it comes to Jewish holidays - they're all gone." Morgan Freeman.

6th April 2006

Quote: "One of my favourite people in the world is Ashley Judd. Ashley is the only girl I've ever worked with twice." Morgan Freeman hails his KISS THE GIRLS co-star.

13th February 2006

Quote: <p>"This dignity stuff is getting rather boring and I should really stop. What do they call me? 'The wise man who's always protecting white men?'" Morgan Freeman is bored of playing the good guy. </p>

28th October 2005

Fact: <p>Pierce Brosnan, DANNY DeVITO and Morgan Freeman have joined forces to bring children's book THE TRUE CONFESSIONS OF CHARLOTTE DOYLE to the big screen. </p>

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