It's what I learn from the great actors that I work with. Stillness. That's all and that's the hardest thing.

Morgan Freeman

Morgan Freeman

Profession: Actor
Nationality: American

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I am going to stop calling you a white man and I'm going to ask you to stop calling me a black man.

I gravitate towards gravitas.

My approach to acting is that I am totally intuitive. I read the script and I get it. If I don't get it, I can't do it.

Still, it can be more effective to accomplish what you need to accomplish with the minimum effort. Watch Anthony Hopkins. He doesn't appear to be doing anything. He is so still that you can't see him working, but you are drawn into his character through his very stillness.

This kid came up with Napster, and before that, none of us thought of content protection.

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.

But I can say that life is good to me. Has been and is good. So I think my task is to be good to it. So how do you be good to life? You live it.

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

I always tell my kids if you lay down, people will step over you. But if you keep scrambling, if you keep going, someone will always, always give you a hand. Always. But you gotta keep dancing, you gotta keep your feet moving.

Not only do I have to live, right, I have to get some cash for my troubles - it's a scary thing, and people need to start to think about the messages that they send in the movies.

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

It's sort of well-known that anytime any catastrophe happens anywhere in the world, they can count on the United States for help.

Acting means living, it's all I do and all I'm good at. If I weren't getting paid well, I would still be acting in a small troupe somewhere.

Was I always going to be here? No I was not. I was going to be homeless at one time, a taxi driver, truck driver, or any kind of job that would get me a crust of bread. You never know what's going to happen.