Listed his five favorite films as King Kong (1933), High Noon (1952), Moulin Rouge! (2001), The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976) and Moby Dick (1956).
Arrived in Los Angeles in 1959 and his first job was as a clerk typist.
Father of Alfonso Freeman from his relationship with Loletha Adkins and Saifoulaye Freeman (born 1960) from another previous relationship.
Said in an issue of Life Magazine (February 2005) that he can be seen as an extra in The Pawnbroker (1964).
Was nominated for Broadway's 1978 Tony Award as Best Actor (Feature Role - Play) for 'The Mighty Gents.'
Village Voice Obie for Coriolanus (1979) (V) and "Mother Courage". 
Village Voice Obie for "Great Performances: The Gospel at Colonus (#14.2)" (1985). 
His performance as "Fast Black" in Street Smart (1987) is ranked #77 on Premiere Magazine's 100 Greatest Performances of All Time (2006).
In addition to his role as "Lucius Fox" in the new Batman franchise, Freeman previously acted alongside another Batman: Michael Keaton in Clean and Sober (1988).
The only African-American actor/actress to appear in three Best Picture Oscar Winners: Driving Miss Daisy (1989), Unforgiven (1992) and Million Dollar Baby (2004).
Three films of his are on the American Film Institute's 100 Most Inspiring Movies of All Time. They are: Driving Miss Daisy (1989) at #77, Glory (1989) at #31 and The Shawshank Redemption (1994) at #23.
Village Voice Obie for Driving Miss Daisy (1989). 
He has played three men who teach someone to box in three separate films. First, he played "Geel Piet" in The Power of One (1992), he then played "Alex Cross" in Kiss the Girls (1997) where, at the beginning of the film, he was teaching a group of young boys how to box, and he also played "Eddie 'Scrap Iron' Dupree" in Million Dollar Baby (2004).
Member of the jury at the Berlin International Film Festival 1994
During an interview with Charlie Rose regarding the 10th year anniversary of The Shawshank Redemption (1994), Freeman said he regarded that film, Glory (1989), Driving Miss Daisy (1989), and Unforgiven (1992) as the highlights of his career.
Has reprised the same character three times. He played Dr. Alex Cross in Kiss the Girls (1997) and then reprised the role in Along Came a Spider (2001). He also played God in Bruce Almighty (2003) and then reprised that role in Evan Almighty (2007). Finally, he played Lucius Fox in both Batman Begins (2005) and The Dark Knight (2008).
Ranked #31 in Empire (UK) magazine's "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list. [October 1997]
Narrated 2 Academy Award-winning feature-length documentaries: The Long Way Home (1997) and La marche de l'empereur (2005).
Keeps his Oscar statuette inside a cabinet which resides in his office. The cabinet was built by a good friend of his in 1998 especially for the Oscar that his friend predicted he would win. It even came with a plaque that read: "No Parking. Reserved for Oscar."
Received "Hollywood Outstanding Achievement in Acting" Award on 7 August 2000.
In January 2001, opened Madidi, a fine-dining restaurant in Clarksdale, MS, with local attorney and businessman, Bill Lucket. They also co-own Ground Zero Blues Club, a blues bar and grill that opened in May 2001.
Though he was born in Memphis, he actually grew up in the Mississippi Delta region. He moved back to Mississippi to open a blues club and restaurant in 2001.
Speaks fluent French. He gave an introductory speech in French to the crowd of extras gathered in Montreal's Olympic Stadium to portray the Baltimore Super Bowl audience in The Sum of All Fears (2002).
Has appeared in two films opposite a main character named Jack Ryan: The Sum of All Fears (2002) and The Big Bounce (2004).
Has starred in two movies based on Stephen King books: Dreamcatcher (2003) and The Shawshank Redemption (1994).
Attended the 2004 and 2005 Dubai International Film Festival in the United Arab Emirates.
In May 2005, he won the right to the Internet domain name www.morganfreeman.com from the company Mighty LLC, of Charlestown, Saint Kitts and Nevis in a UN panel.
Received a trademark on his name from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on September 19, 2006.
Broke his arm and shoulder when he flipped his car near his home of Charleston, Mississippi on August 3, 2008.
Split from his wife Myrna Colley-Lee. [August 2008]
Was honored with the American Film Institute's 39th Lifetime Achievement Award on June 9, 2011.
Will receive the 2012 Cecil B. DeMille award at the Golden Globes award ceremony in January 2012 [November 9, 2011].