Morgan Freeman: Articles

'Ben-Hur' 2016 Trailer: Faster & Furiouser CGI Feast

'Ben-Hur' 2016 trailer with Jack Huston: Deadly chariot race in religious epic for the CGI-loving crowd. 'Ben-Hur' 2016 trailer: 'Gladiator' meets 'Fast Seven' meets 'Star Wars' meets… Paramount Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer have released the trailer for their Ben-Hur 2016 remake (or reboot or readaptation) – a.k.a. Fast and Furious A.D., […]

'Million Dollar Baby' Movie: Clint Eastwood Cliché-Ridden Boxing Melodrama

'Million Dollar Baby' movie with Hilary Swank and Clint Eastwood. 'Million Dollar Baby' movie: Clint Eastwood contrived, overlong drama made (barely) watchable by first-rate central performance Fresh off the enthusiastically received – and insincere – Mystic River, Clint Eastwood went on to tackle the ups and downs of the boxing […]

Nelson Mandela Movies: South African Leader Reverentially Portrayed by U.S. & British Actors

Idris Elba in Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. Directed by and starring a couple of Englishmen, respectively Justin Chadwick and Idris Elba, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom has been indifferently received by critics and audiences in the United States, where the Nelson Mandela biopic opened a few days before the […]

Michelle Williams & Elle Macpherson + Piper Perabo & Sarah Michelle Gellar: Golden Globes

Michelle Williams: Golden Globes' Best Actress in a Motion Picture Comedy or Musical winner. Best Actress winner Michelle Williams: Golden Globes Michelle Williams poses backstage after winning the Golden Globe as Best Actress in a Motion Picture Comedy or Musical for her work in Simon Curtis' My Week With Marilyn. […]

Morgan Freeman Next Cecil B. DeMille Award Recipient: Golden Globes

Morgan Freeman, this year's recipient of the AFI Life Achievement Award, will also take home the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 2012 Golden Globe Awards ceremony. As per the HFPA, the DeMille Award is given to “talented individuals who have made an incredible impact on […]

'What Is the Tea Party?' Racist Says Morgan Freeman + Warren Beatty & Paramount Part Ways

'What Is the Tea Party?'Morgan Freeman accuses far-right Republican group of racism: 'Dolphin Tale' Box Office Affected? Morgan Freeman, Best Supporting Actor Academy Award winner for Million Dollar Baby, accused the Tea Party of being racist while interviewed on CNN's Piers Morgan Tonight this past Friday. Freeman also denied he […]

SAG Awards: Barbara Hershey & Natalie Portman + Susan Sarandon & Son Jack Henry Robbins

Natalie Portman in Darren Aronofsky's Black Swan Natalie Portman: SAG Awards' Best Actress for 'Black Swan.' Natalie Portman: SAG Awards' Best Actress winner 'bleeped' TNT and TBS bleeped Natalie Portman, this year's Best Actress SAG Award winner for her performance as a mentally unbalanced ballerina in Darren Aronofsky's psychological thriller […]

Michelle Bonev-Silvio Berlusconi Venice Film Festival Controversy + Louise Brooks & Jessica Tandy Screenings

Michelle Bonev ca. 2000s. Bulgarian actress-turned-filmmaker Michelle Bonev has become embroiled in an ugly controversy involving the notorious Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi; the Venice Film Festival; an award for her directorial feature film debut, Goodbye Mama; and government-owned Italian broadcaster RAI's acquisition of the television rights to the movie. […]

AFI Life Achievement Award: The Incredibly Shrinking Past

Tom Hanks in Ron Howard's Angels & Demons (top); Barbara Stanwyck in Anatole Litvak's Sorry Wrong Number (bottom) Today, the American Film Institute announced that at a gala ceremony to be held in June 2011 Morgan Freeman will be handed the AFI Life Achievement Award, which “honors an individual whose […]

Morgan Freeman to Receive AFI Life Achievement Award

Hilary Swank, Morgan Freeman, Million Dollar Baby Morgan Freeman, who won a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his performance as Clint Eastwood's wise old pal in the boxing melodrama Million Dollar Baby (2004), will be the 39th recipient of the American Film Institute's Life Achievement Award. Freeman, 73, became a […]

Best Actor Oscar: Colin Firth & George Clooney + Jeff Bridges

Best Actor Oscar nominees Colin Firth, Jeff Bridges, George Clooney, Morgan Freeman, Jeremy Renner at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' 2010 Oscar Nominees Luncheon held this afternoon at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills. This year's five Best Actor nominees are in the running for the […]

Oscar Snubs: Peter Jackson & The Other Meryl Streep

Meryl Streep, Alec Baldwin in It's Complicated (top); Penélope Cruz, Lluís Homar in Broken Embraces (middle); Agnes Varda in The Beaches of Agnes (bottom) Which movies were totally ignored by the Academy? Which performers and filmmakers were ignored? The list is quite long, of course. Below are the most notable […]

Golden Globes Predictions: Best Actor Drama

Early 2010 Golden Globe Predictions: Best Actor - Drama Nominations Colin Firth, A Single Man In 1960s Los Angeles, a gay college professor wants to end his life after learning that his lover has died in an accident. Morgan Freeman, Invictus By staging the Rugby World Cup in South Africa, […]

BAFTA Nominations' Casualties + Thespian Black Hole Clint Eastwood?

A Very Long Engagement with Audrey Tautou: BAFTA casualty. This year, several top awards season contenders have had their British Academy Award (BAFTA) chances shortcircuited by new rules and a dearth of screenings & screeners. One of these is Jean-Pierre Jeunet's sweeping World War I drama A Very Long Engagement, which […]