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September 19, 1993 | BROOKE COMER, Brooke Comer is a free-lance writer based in New York City
Is this Morgan Freeman? Lean and muscular in tight jeans and a silver belt buckle engraved "Unforgiven," and without the graying beard that hid a well-defined chin, he wears a baseball cap and shades. There is no trace in his 6-foot-2 frame of Miss Daisy's aging driver or of the morally and physically emaciated pimp of "Street Smart"--roles that won Freeman Academy Award nominations.
April 3, 2014 | Susan King
Who knew lemurs were zen masters? The primates, whose ancestors came to Madagascar some 60 million years ago, love to play. They also enjoy a good siesta on a handy branch, and when they are happy, they emit a cute little noise akin to a piglet's snort. They also take press junkets in stride. Last week at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in downtown Los Angeles, Felix, a 10-year-old ring-tailed lemur, and Taj, a 7-year-old brown lemur, were chilling with their handlers, demonstrating a "don't worry, be happy" attitude as cameras flashed all around.
December 18, 1989 | PATRICK GOLDSTEIN
What you remember most about Morgan Freeman is his walk. Heading off in search of Mexican food, the 52-year-old actor's elegantly effortless gait takes him around the corner and down the street so fast that you find yourself in quick-step, hurrying just to keep pace. If you've seen his films, you realize Freeman, who began his career in a musical theater troupe, hasn't let his dancer's training go to waste. He uses his walk as an expression of character.
July 19, 2012 | By Matea Gold
Looks like Morgan Freeman has a new million-dollar baby. The Oscar-winning actor contributed $1 million last month to Priorities USA Action, the "super PAC" backing President Obama, helping lift the group to its best fundraising month yet. In all, Priorities USA Action pulled in $6 million in June .Its biggest donation came from Irwin Jacobs, former director ofQualcomm Inc., who, along with his wife, Joan, gave the group $2 million. Freeman urged others to follow his lead with their own donations, saying the money was needed to combat the financial resources of Obama's opponents.
August 5, 2008 | John Horn, Times Staff Writer
Oscar-winning "Million Dollar Baby" actor Morgan Freeman broke his arm and his elbow in a Mississippi car accident but "was in good spirits" in a Tennessee hospital Monday, his publicist said. "He is having a little bit of surgery this afternoon or tomorrow to help correct the damage," spokeswoman Donna Lee, the veteran actor's sister-in-law, said in a statement. "He says he'll be OK and is looking forward to a full recovery.
July 7, 2005 | Sallie Hofmeister and Terril Yue Jones, Times Staff Writers
Chip maker Intel Corp. and an entertainment firm co-founded by actor Morgan Freeman said Wednesday that they had formed a digital entertainment company aimed at delivering first-run movies to consumers via the Internet. The partnership, called ClickStar Inc., will enable users to download films legally from the Web for a fee, before they are released on DVD and possibly while they are still in theaters.
March 25, 1990 | JACK MATHEWS
In 1986, when Steven Spielberg was overlooked for a best director nomination while his film, "The Color Purple," was totaling 11 nominations elsewhere, the media reacted as if they had witnessed the biggest scandal since Fatty Arbuckle threw a party in San Francisco. Columnists whined that the directors' branch of the academy had snubbed Spielberg because its members envied his success.
Dining on crab and pompano at a fancy restaurant, Morgan Freeman takes a moment to describe Charlie, the hit man he plays in Neil LaBute's dark comedy "Nurse Betty." In some respects, he could be describing himself. "Very little impresses him," Freeman says. "He goes out and does what he needs to do, and he goes back and works a crossword puzzle or whatever until the phone rings. He's a businessman. He's a professional. Keeps himself fit and ready to go for the next job."
Hordes of children watch wide-eyed as a blazing gasoline-soaked car tire engulfs its victim in flames. This time, though, fire buckets are at the ready for the "necklacing," and no one is harmed. This infamous method of execution in South Africa will become an opening scene in the first major anti-apartheid drama to be made by a predominantly black team of American filmmakers.
July 12, 2012 | Ed Stockly
Click here to download TV listings for the week of July 8 - 14 in PDF format TV listings for the week of July 8 - 14 in PDF format are also available here This week's TV Movies CBS This Morning (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Morgan Freeman; Zac Brown Band; decorating a summer home; healthy barbecue; Freida Pinto. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC KTLA Morning News (N) 7 a.m. KTLA Good Morning America Luke Bryan performs; roller coasters; chef Adam Perry Lang.
June 13, 2012 | Greg Braxton
Morgan Freeman doesn't have many science- or science fiction-related films on his resume of almost 100 motion pictures over the last few decades. Although he played a U.S. president who displayed calm while a massive meteor careened toward Earth in 1998's "Deep Impact," and God in 2007's "Evan Almighty," his roles have been mostly grounded in the real world. But Freeman has been involved for the last several years in "Through the Wormhole With Morgan Freeman," a series on Discovery's Science Channel that reflects the Oscar winner's long-standing interest in large questions surrounding the universe and existence.
June 5, 2012 | By Ed Stockly
Click here to download TV listings for the week of June 3 - 9 in PDF format TV listings for the week of June 3 - 9 in PDF format are also available here This week's TV Movies --------------------------- CBS This Morning Morgan Freeman. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS  Today Jenny McCarthy; Jill Biden; Alan Jackson performs; Adam Shankman. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC  Live With Kelly Bryant Gumbel; Jenny McCarthy; Kerry Washington; Miss USA. (N)
November 10, 2011
Oscar-winning actor Morgan Freeman will receive the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn.'s 2012 Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 69th Golden Globe Awards, the group announced Wednesday. The ceremony will take place Jan. 15. The Cecil B. DeMille Award is given, according to the HFPA, to "talented individuals who have made an incredible impact on the world of entertainment. " Freeman, 74, joins such past recipients as Robert De Niro, Martin Scorsese and Steven Spielberg. Freeman earned a supporting actor Oscar for 2004's "Million Dollar Baby," directed by Clint Eastwood, and he received a lead actor Oscar nomination for Eastwood's 2009 film "Invictus," in which he played South African leader Nelson Mandela.
June 8, 2011 | By Susan King, Los Angeles Times
Morgan Freeman is neighing like a horse recalling one of his earliest "acting" memories. "I always was an actor," said the 74-year-old who won the supporting actor Oscar for 2004's "Million Dollar Baby. " "I didn't become an actor, this is what I was meant to do. I remember an incident when I was 5 years old. I had a friend, and we used to play different kinds of games. " One day in rural Mississippi, Freeman and his friend were playing horse and buggy. "What you do is that you get a clothes line and wrap it around yourself if you are the horse," he said.
July 4, 2010
Tilda Swinton : While we're on the fence about the occasionally heavy-handed "I Am Love," there's no arguing about Swinton's arresting performance. Always a commanding, eccentric presence, whether portraying a witch in "The Chronicles of Narnia" or a wicked pediatrician in "Burn After Reading," here the Italian-speaking Swinton inhabits her character's every raw emotion, looking radiant and sensual in one scene, hollowed out and devastated the next. Morgan Freeman's ' Through the Wormhole' : This Science Channel series sort of had us at hello with a title that geeky, but add the deity-friendly voice of host Freeman asking unanswerable questions about the universe and we're hooked.
September 7, 1997
Ashley Judd, soon to be seen in "The Locusts" and starring with Morgan Freeman in "Kissthe Girls," plays femme fatale in fall's glamorous gowns and gentlemanly jackets.
March 5, 1990 | SHAUNA SNOW, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Ullman, Freeman Star in 'Shrew': A quirky version of Shakespeare's "Taming of the Shrew" is scheduled to open in New York on June 22. Comedian Tracey Ullman will play Katherine, and Morgan Freeman, who was nominated for an Oscar for "Driving Miss Daisy," has been cast as Petruchio. This version of "Shrew" will be set in the Old West and will be directed by A. J. Antoon, who once set "A Midsummer Night's Dream" in Brazil.
March 8, 2010 | By Geoff Boucher
A splatter of midafternoon rain fell on the tented red carpet for the 82nd Academy Awards, but it was just an empty threat. In the end, the sun (and Johnny Depp's mad grin, thanks to a giant billboard for "Alice in Wonderland") looked down on the most fame-packed piece of real estate on Earth. Here's the report from this year's rug. Master of the carpet: Some stars spent little time on the rug -- Morgan Freeman, for instance, jog-walked right past the media despite the protestations of a heartbroken BET team -- others linger for the long haul.
February 17, 2010 | By Reed Johnson
Not long ago, Morgan Freeman attended a screening in South Africa of "Invictus," the Clint Eastwood-directed historical drama that has earned Freeman a lead actor Oscar nomination. Present in the audience was a VIP guest, a friend of Freeman's since the early '90s. It was Nelson Mandela, the former South African president and Nobel Peace Prize laureate who upended history by leading his country out of the apartheid wilderness and onto democracy's bumpy path. Years ago, Mandela said that if anyone ever were to play him in a movie, he hoped it would be Freeman.
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