Dr. Martin Luther King is not a black hero. He is an American hero.

Morgan Freeman

Morgan Freeman

Profession: Actor
Nationality: American


Dr. Martin Luther King is not a black hero. He is an American hero. Morgan Freeman

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People hear that and say I'm being modest, but I am not a modest person, but I have to be truthful about what I'm doing and what I'm doing is channeling.

I joined the air force. I took to it immediately when I arrived there. I did three years, eight months, and ten days in all, but it took me a year and a half to get disabused of my romantic notions about it.

There's no mystery to it. Nothing more complicated than learning lines and putting on a costume.

As you grow in this business, you learn how to do more with less.

Life doesn't offer you promises whatsoever so it's very easy to become, 'Whatever happened to... ?' It's great to be wanted. I spent a few years not being wanted and this is better.

I don't know what my favorite film of mine is... But I think the most important film I was in was 'Glory'.

My parents were working in a hospital in Memphis. But I didn't live there for any length of time that I remember. The first thing I remember is the town in Mississippi that I live in now, Charleston.

I'm not one for blaspheming, but that one made me laugh.

If you live a life of make-believe, your life isn't worth anything until you do something that does challenge your reality. And to me, sailing the open ocean is a real challenge, because it's life or death.

Is there a movie I think I should have won the Oscar for? Yeah. All of them.

If you're playing somebody who is not you, then you can imagine that you are that person. You can feel like he feels, move like he moves, look like he looks - in your own mind.

And that if you become a star, people are going to go to see you. If you remain an actor, they're going to go and see the story you're in.

Learning how to be still, to really be still and let life happen - that stillness becomes a radiance.

All my life, all my life that I can, as far back as I can remember, I saw my first movie when I was six years old. And since then I wanted to do that. I wanted to be a part of that.