This slideshow features photos of a young Morgan Freeman. Although Freeman is best-known for his incredibly deep, soothing voice, he's also one of the most talented actors of his generation. Born June 1, 1937, Morgan Freeman began acting at a very young age, appearing in school plays and competing in several Mississippi drama competitions.
Freeman's big break came with his role on the soap opera Another World, as well as the PBS children's show, The Electric Company. In the mid-'80s, he landed the lead in Driving Miss Daisy. In 1994, he went on to star in The Shawshank Redemption. He was nominated for Best Leading Actor for both films at the Academy Awards, but ended up winning his first Oscar for his performance in Million Dollar Baby.
Morgan Freeman also starred as God in Bruce Almighty, and as Lucius Fox in The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises. He is also well known for his involvement in the Nelson Mandela bio-pic, Invictus, where Freeman starred as Mandela. His mesmerizing voice was used to narrate March of the Penguins and War of the Worlds in 2005. Recently, he starred in Lucy, Last Vegas, Red, and Oblivion.Vote for your favorite photo of Morgan Freeman when he was young below!
Young Morgan Freeman Hasn't Sprouted His Glorious Freckles Just Yet, But He WillPhoto: Metaweb / CC-BY12347Is this one of the best?
Morgan Freeman Still Looks Like an Adult, Even as a TeenagerPhoto: flickr / CC09329Is this one of the best?
Young Morgan Freeman About to Burst Into SongPhoto: Wikimedia Commons / CC-BY7923Is this one of the best?
Young Morgan Freeman Playing Hide and Go Seek in the BushesPhoto: Metaweb / CC-BY8145Is this one of the best?