This list contains information on the best characters played by Morgan Freeman ranked from best to worst by user votes. The top Morgan Freeman characters come in many forms. Some compelling Freeman roles personify intensity while other iconic Freeman characters are cool, calm, and collected. A few great Morgan Freeman characters are even featured in hilarious comedies.
Which Morgan Freeman roles are the best? Ellis Boyd 'Red' Redding has to be near the top of the list. As the best friend of Andy Dufresne, Red often proved that he is a man who knows how to get things. Freeman was even nominated for an Academy Award for playing the Shawshank Redemption role. Freeman actually took home the Oscar trophy for Best Supporting actor for portraying the character Eddie Dupris in Million Dollar Baby.
Perhaps the most iconic character in Freeman's career is that of God, whom he played in Bruce Almighty and Evan Almighty. Other fantastic characters played by Morgan Freeman include Lucius Fox in The Dark Knight series and Principal Joe Clark in Lean on Me.Which Morgan Freeman character do you think deserves the top spot on this list? Give the best roles a thumbs up and please add any great performances we may have missed.
- 1The Shawshank Redemption
Lucius FoxThe Dark Knight Rises, Batman Begins
- 3Evan Almighty
Sgt. Maj. John RawlinsGlory
Principal Joe ClarkLean on Me
- 8Driving Miss Daisy, Driving Miss Daisy
- 10Million Dollar Baby
- 13The Bucket List
- 14Gone Baby Gone
- 16Deep Impact
- 17Alex Cross, Along Came a Spider
The BossLucky Number Slevin
- 19Olympus Has Fallen, London Has Fallen
- 20Now You See Me, Now You See Me 2