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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
Ellis Boyd 'Red' Redding The Shawshank Redemption

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God is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Characters Played by Morgan Freeman, Ranked
God Evan Almighty

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Principal Joe Clark is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Characters Played by Morgan Freeman, Ranked
Principal Joe Clark Lean on Me

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

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Lucius Fox is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Characters Played by Morgan Freeman, Ranked
Lucius Fox The Dark Knight Rises, Batman Begins, The Dark Knight

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Nelson Mandela is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Characters Played by Morgan Freeman, Ranked
Nelson Mandela Invictus

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

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

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Detective Lt. William Somerset is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Characters Played by Morgan Freeman, Ranked

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Ned Logan is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Characters Played by Morgan Freeman, Ranked
Ned Logan Unforgiven

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Jack Doyle is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Characters Played by Morgan Freeman, Ranked
Jack Doyle Gone Baby Gone

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Joe Matheson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Characters Played by Morgan Freeman, Ranked

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Eddie Dupris is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Characters Played by Morgan Freeman, Ranked
Eddie Dupris Million Dollar Baby

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Carter Chambers is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Characters Played by Morgan Freeman, Ranked
Carter Chambers The Bucket List

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Sloan is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Characters Played by Morgan Freeman, Ranked
Sloan Wanted

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The Boss is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Characters Played by Morgan Freeman, Ranked
The Boss Lucky Number Slevin

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Alex Cross is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Characters Played by Morgan Freeman, Ranked
Alex Cross Alex Cross, Along Came a Spider, Kiss the Girls

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President Tom Beck is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Characters Played by Morgan Freeman, Ranked
President Tom Beck Deep Impact

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Thaddeus Bradley is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Characters Played by Morgan Freeman, Ranked
Thaddeus Bradley Now You See Me, Now You See Me 2

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Speaker Trumbull is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Characters Played by Morgan Freeman, Ranked
Allan Trumbull Olympus Has Fallen, London Has Fallen