Fictional Characters The Greatest Characters Played by Morgan Freeman, Ranked  

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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.

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Ellis Boyd 'Red' Redding is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Characters Played by Morgan Freeman, Ranked
The Shawshank Redemption

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24 7
Lucius Fox is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Characters Played by Morgan Freeman, Ranked
The Dark Knight Rises, Batman Begins, The Dark Knight

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22 7
God is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Characters Played by Morgan Freeman, Ranked
Evan Almighty

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19 6
Sgt. Maj. John Rawlins is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Characters Played by Morgan Freeman, Ranked

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16 5
Detective Lt. William Somerset is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Characters Played by Morgan Freeman, Ranked

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15 5
Principal Joe Clark is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Characters Played by Morgan Freeman, Ranked
Lean on Me

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13 5
Nelson Mandela is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Characters Played by Morgan Freeman, Ranked
Invictus

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14 6
Hoke Colburn is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Characters Played by Morgan Freeman, Ranked
Driving Miss Daisy, Driving Miss Daisy

9
7 2
Joe Matheson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Characters Played by Morgan Freeman, Ranked

10
7 2
Jack Doyle is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Characters Played by Morgan Freeman, Ranked
Gone Baby Gone

11
9 5
Ned Logan is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Characters Played by Morgan Freeman, Ranked
Unforgiven

12
7 3
Theodore Joadson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Characters Played by Morgan Freeman, Ranked

13
7 4
Carter Chambers is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Characters Played by Morgan Freeman, Ranked
The Bucket List

14
5 2
Sloan is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Characters Played by Morgan Freeman, Ranked
Wanted

15
9 7
Eddie Dupris is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Characters Played by Morgan Freeman, Ranked
Million Dollar Baby

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6 5
Thaddeus Bradley is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Characters Played by Morgan Freeman, Ranked
Now You See Me, Now You See Me 2

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5 4
Speaker Trumbull is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Characters Played by Morgan Freeman, Ranked
Olympus Has Fallen, London Has Fallen

18
4 3
Alex Cross is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Characters Played by Morgan Freeman, Ranked
Alex Cross, Along Came a Spider, Kiss the Girls

19
4 3
The Boss is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Characters Played by Morgan Freeman, Ranked
The Boss Lucky Number Slevin

20
4 7
President Tom Beck is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Characters Played by Morgan Freeman, Ranked
Deep Impact