Morgan Freeman (born 1937) is an American actor, director, and narrator noted for his distinctive deep voice. This iconic and recognizable voice frequently makes him a preferable choice for narration in films and documentaries. Freeman said that his voice developed in this way while taking speech classes in college.

He found that most people speak in a voice either too fast or too high and as a result, he developed a commanding voice by speaking in a lower octave and enunciating each word.

He is known for his acting versatility having played a variety of roles over the course of his career that has spanned five decades. He has been active in films since 1964, receiving an array of accolades and awards for his contributions to the movie industry. These have included an Academy Award (Best Supporting Actor for ‘Million Dollar Baby’, 2004), a Screen Actors Guild Award, and a Golden Globe Award.

Additionally, Freeman served the United States Air Force for four years from 1955 to 1959.

Freeman resides in Charleston, Mississippi and maintains a home in New York City, New York. At age 65, he earned a private pilot’s license and owns or has owned at least three private aircraft, including a Cessna Citation 501, a Cessna 414 twin-engine prop and an Emivest SJ30.

His legacy extends beyond the film industry and includes environmental activism, political activism.

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