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With all the excitement and speculation about The Dark Knight Rises, it’s a great time to revisit its predecessor. The movie IGN called “the most sophisticated and ambitious work of its kind” didn’t have to make an effort to promote its release on Blu-Ray, but it did. With thedarkknightpuzzle.com a beautifully rendered web version of the secret room inside Wayne Tech R&D where Batman set up the means for Lucius Fox to monitor the entire city via cell-phone generated sonar. Remember the thrill and be Lucius for a spell to whet your appetite for the story to continue, and conclude, this summer.
It’s always fascinating seeing what projects actors pursue after being part of “Legend” movies like The Dark Knight Rises is sure to be.
Morgan Freeman, who plays Bruce Wayne’s CEO Lucius Fox and Batman’s Q-equivalent Lucius Fox, has a Tom Cruise vehicle lined up, according to Deadline.
Morgan Freeman will bring his regal presence to Oblivion, the Joseph Kosinski-directed film for Universal Pictures that stars Tom Cruise, Andrea Riseborough and Olga Kurylenko. Cruise plays the last man on a post-apocalyptic and nearly uninhabitable Earth, who stays behind to repair ships that hunt down and blast a virulent alien species. I haven’t yet been able to figure out what role Freeman will play, but I’m told it’s a critical part.
Michael Arndt is currently rewriting a script that had earlier drafts by William Monahan and Karl Gajdusek. Peter Chernin and Dylan Clark are producing through Chernin Entertainment along with Barry Levine and Kosinski. Jesse Berger and Dave Morrison are executive producers. Freeman’s last starring role in a Universal film was Wanted, and before that he twice played God in Bruce Almighty and the spinoff Evan Almighty. He’s repped by CAA and attorney Jason Sloane.
MORGAN FREEMAN—A ‘PRINCE IN HIS PROFESSION’
Morgan Freeman was hailed as “a prince in his profession” by Sidney Poitier, who, with Helen Mirren, introduced him as this year’s recipient of the Cecil B. De Mille award.
Poitier, himself a former De Mille award recipient, said Freeman invests the characters he plays with a third-dimensional aura and added: “You become the character and the character becomes you.”
Helen Mirren, a three-time Golden Globe winner, playfully chided Freeman for having made more than 50 films and only one —Red—with her.
The Cecil B. De Mille award is given every year by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment.
The calm and authoritative Morgan Freeman, 74, had already had a long and venerable career by the time he became famous.
Born in Memphis, Tennessee, he made his acting debut at the age of nine in a school play, won a state-wide drama competition when he was 12, performed on a Nashville radio show while still in high school, danced at the 1964 World’s Fair and first appeared on screen in 1965 as an extra in The Pawnbroker.
He won a best actor Golden Globe in 1990 for Driving Miss Daisy and was nominated three more times, for The Shawshank Redemption, Million Dollar Baby, for which he won an Oscar, and Invictus.
The actor recently finished filming his role as a wheelchair-bound former baseball star in The Summer of Monte Wildhorn,.
Morgan Freeman is currently playing Lucius Fox in The Dark Knight Rises, Christopher Nolan’s third and final installment of his Batman trilogy starring Christian Bale, Tom Hardy, Anne Hathaway et al. It is Freeman’s third appearance as Wayne Enterprises CEO Lucius Fox and “Q” to Bruce Wayne’s James Bond
The 69th Annual Golden Globes are tonight and the stars of The Dark Knight Rises will be well-represented.
Most significantly, Morgan Freeman, who has played Lucius Fox in all three Nolan Batman outings, will be honored with the Cecil B. DeMille Award. It will be presented by CBD Award-winner and legend Sidney Poitier.
Christian Bale’s The Flowers of War is nominated for Best Foreign Language Film
And Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s “Cancer Comedy” 50/50 is nominated for Best Comedy or Musical Motion Picture, and Gordon-Levitt himself for best actor.
Nothing dazzling, but Examiner.com has a few images from NYC filming of The Dark Knight Rises, Christopher Nolan’s third and final installment of his Batman trilogy. Morgan Freeman (Lucius Fox) and Marion Cotillard (Miranda Tate) are said to be on set, but not pictured. Most interesting among the pics is the Batwing on a rooftop, although the Examiner does not seem aware that we saw a lot of it in action in Pittsburgh, as well as some suspiciously high-quality stills to glean details and a video of Batman (Christian Bale) and Catwoman (Anne Hathaway) filmed in front of it. So no scoop here on the ‘Wing, but still new pics.
The filming has continued in Newark, New Jersey at the City Hall building. The images show that the hallways have been filled with cots possibly for infirmary type scenes and notices were posted to be careful of fires and small explosions. Actors Morgan Freeman and Marion Cotillard were both on location filming scenes. Parts of the building where also converted into a ghetto, where extras were carrying machine guns, bright lights were shining, and chairs were lined up everywhere.
Forget Lucius Fox and the tumbler. We chuckled too at “Does it come in black” but look at this. This car is 80 years old. Really. Looks like Batman’s inspiration to us.
On July 27, exclusively on SCIENCE, Morgan Freeman will ponder the question, “Can We Live Forever?”
Freeman and the series have returned for a second season to answer some of the most challenging questions of all. THROUGH THE WORMHOLE airs at 10PM ET/PT on SCIENCE.
Episode 8 — Can We Live Forever?
Medical advances have doubled human life expectancy in past centuries. But can humans ever beat death altogether? Can we control and fix the errors that build up in our DNA over the years? Can we find a way to replace the chemistry of life with something more durable? This episode wonders into the mystifying definition of ‘eternity’ as it relates to human lifespan.
Morgan Freeman’s career is so long and distinguished, it is folly to say he is “best known” for any role. However he is most-recognized to Batman fans as Lucius Fox in Christopher Nolan’s Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, and The Dark Knight Rises.
Actor, director, narrator. Morgan Freeman was born on June 1, 1937 in Memphis, Tennessee. The youngest of five children born to barber Morgan Porterfield Freeman, Sr. and schoolteacher Mayme Edna, Freeman was raised in Chicago and Mississippi in a low-income home. Not long after he was born, Morgan’s parents, like so many other African-Americans struggling under the pressures of the Jim Crow south, relocated to Chicago to find work. While his parents looked for jobs, Freeman remained with his maternal grandmother in Charlestown, Mississippi.
At the age of six, Freeman’s grandmother died and he moved north to be with his mother, who had already separated from her alcoholic husband. More moves followed, to Tennessee and eventually back to Mississippi, where Mayme Edna settled her family in Greenwood.
As a kid, Freeman spent a good portion of his time scraping together enough money to see movies, where he formed an early admiration for actors like Gary Cooper, Spencer Tracy, and Sidney Poitier. It was by chance that Freeman himself got into acting. He was in junior high school and, as punishment for pulling out a chair from underneath a girl he had a crush on, Freeman was ordered to participate in the school’s drama competition. To his surprise, and probably school administrators, the 12-year-old proved to be an immediate natural on the stage, taking top honors in the program.
But while Freeman loved to act, flying—in particular the idea of being a fighter pilot—was in his heart of hearts. And so, upon graduating high school in 1955, Morgan turned down a partial drama scholarship and joined the U.S. Air Force. The military, though, proved to be much different than what he’d expected. Instead of darting around the skies, Freeman was relegated to on-the-ground activity as a mechanic and radar technician. He also realized that he didn’t want to be shooting down other people.
“I had this very clear epiphany,” he told AARP Magazine. “You are not in love with this; you are in love with the idea of this.” In 1959, Freeman left the Air Force and tried his fortunes out West, moving to Hollywood to see if he could make it as an actor. It wasn’t an easy life. He took acting classes and struggled to find work. In the early 1960s, he moved again, this time to New York City, where more petty day jobs and nighttime auditions followed.
In 1967, the same year he married Jeanette Adair Bradshaw, Freeman’s big career break came when he landed a part in an all African-American Broadway production of Hello, Dolly! starring Pearl Bailey. Around that time, Freeman also performed in an off-Broadway production of The Nigger Lovers.
Some national exposure followed in 1971, when he started appearing regularly on The Electric Company, a public television-produced children’s TV show that focused on teaching kids how to read. On a show that included such current and future stars as Rita Moreno, Joan Rivers, and Gene Wilder, Freeman had some of the show’s more memorable characters, like “Easy Reader,” “Mel Mounds,” and “Count Dracula.” More from Biography.com
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