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Poll: Favorite Character Played by Morgan Freeman

Morgan Freeman, one of the most respected figures in modern US cinema, turned 80 years old on 1 June 2017.

During his 46 year (and counting) career, he played many legendary characters that are part of our collective memory. Which one is your favorite?

Discuss the list here

Make Your Choice

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    Somerset

    Se7en (1995)

    Two detectives, a rookie and a veteran, hunt a serial killer who uses the seven deadly sins as his modus operandi.

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    Ned Logan

    Unforgiven (1992)

    Retired Old West gunslinger William Munny reluctantly takes on one last job, with the help of his old partner and a young man.

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    Ellis Boyd 'Red' Redding

    The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

    Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency.

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    Sgt. Maj. John Rawlins

    Glory (1989)

    Robert Gould Shaw leads the U.S. Civil War's first all-black volunteer company, fighting prejudices from both his own Union Army, and the Confederates.

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    Lucius Fox

    The Dark Knight (2008), The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

    Together with the help of the CEO of the Wayne Enterprises Applied Sciences division, a man name Lucius Fox (Morgan Freeman), Bruce Wayne adopts the image of a bat to strike fear into the criminals and the corrupt as the icon known as 'Batman'.

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    Hoke Colburn

    Driving Miss Daisy (1989)

    An old Jewish woman and her African-American chauffeur in the American South have a relationship that grows and improves over the years.

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    Azeem

    Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991)

    When Robin and his Moorish companion come to England and the tyranny of the Sheriff of Nottingham, he decides to fight back as an outlaw.

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    Paul Shannon

    Chain Reaction (1996)

    Two researchers in a green alternative energy project are put on the run when they are framed for murder and treason.

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    Dr. Alex Cross

    Kiss the Girls (1997), Along Came a Spider (2001)

    A Washington D.C. cop and forensic psychologist learns that his niece who is going to college in North Carolina is missing.

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    Theodore Joadson

    Amistad (1997)

    In 1839, the revolt of Mende captives aboard a Spanish owned ship causes a major controversy in the United States when the ship is captured off the coast of Long Island.

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    DCI William Cabot

    The Sum of All Fears (2002)

    A CIA analyst must stop the plans of a Neo Nazis faction that threatens to induce a catastrophic conflict between the United States and Russia's newly elected president by detonating a nuclear weapon at a football game in Baltimore.

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    God

    Bruce Almighty (2003), Evan Almighty (2007)

    A guy who complains about God too often is given almighty powers to teach him how difficult it is to run the world.

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    Eddie Scrap-Iron Dupris

    Million Dollar Baby (2004)

    A determined woman works with a hardened boxing trainer and his associate (Morgan Freeman) to become a professional.

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    The Boss

    Lucky Number Slevin (2006)

    A case of mistaken identity lands Slevin into the middle of a war being plotted by two of the city's most rival crime bosses: The Rabbi and The Boss.

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    Jack Doyle

    Gone Baby Gone (2007)

    The police are working on a high profile case of an abducted four year neighborhood child named Amanda McCready. The Boston Police Department take child abduction cases to heart because the daughter of Jack Doyle, the police chief, had been abducted and eventually murdered years earlier.

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    Joseph Tagger

    Transcendence (2014)

    The FBI, with the help of government scientist Joseph Tagger (Morgan Freeman), plans to stop a dangerous sentient computer that combines the collective intelligence of everything ever known with the full range of human emotions, from spreading.

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    Carter

    The Bucket List (2007)

    Two terminally ill men escape from a cancer ward and head off on a road trip with a wish list of to-dos before they die.

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    Sloan

    Wanted (2008)

    A young man finds out his long lost father is an assassin. When his father is murdered, the son is recruited into his father's old organization and trained by a man named Sloan to follow in his dad's footsteps.

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    Beech

    Oblivion (2013)

    One of the few remaining drone repairmen assigned to Earth, its surface devastated after decades of war with the alien Scavs, discovers a crashed spacecraft with contents that bring into question everything he believed about the war, and may even put the fate of mankind in his hands.

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    Speaker Trumbull

    Olympus Has Fallen (2013), London Has Fallen (2016)

    When the President is kidnapped, disgraced former Presidential Secret Service Agent Mike Banning finds himself trapped within the White House. Eventually the terrorists call the Pentagon where the Speaker of the House (Morgan Freeman) is now in charge and the leader in the bunker makes his demands.

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    Him

    10 Items or Less (2006)

    An actor (Morgan Freeman) prepping for an upcoming role meets a quirky grocery clerk, and the pair hit the road to show one another their respective worlds.

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    Nelson Mandela

    Played by Morgan Freeman

    Invictus (2009)

    Nelson Mandela, in his first term as the South African President, initiates a unique venture to unite the apartheid-torn land: enlist the national rugby team on a mission to win the 1995 Rugby World Cup.