Over the last four decades, Morgan Freeman has added Oscars, Golden Globes, and SAG awards to his trophy shelf. The decorated actor can now add the Cecil B. Demille award to his ever growing collection.
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced today that Freeman will be given the Cecil B. DeMille Award, a lifetime achievement award, at the 69th annual Globes ceremony on Jan. 15.
According to IMDB, Freeman made his big screen debut in 1965 in the movie “The Pawnbroker.” Since then he has starred in classic films like “Shawshank Redemption,” “Driving Miss Daisy,” “Seven,” and “Unforgiven.” He won an Oscar in 2004 for his performance in “Million Dollar Baby.”
The versatile actor has played God, a prison inmate, a detective, a slave, a driver, a soldier, and the president. Here’s a look at some of Morgan Freeman’s roles.
Freeman has been in the movie business for more than 40 years, but his career shows no signs of slowing down. In the last 5 years Freeman has starred in some of Hollywood’s biggest hits like “The Dark Knight,” “Red,” and “Invictus.”
The Associated Press reports that the Cecil B. DeMille Award is chosen by the board of directors for the foreign press group. The board consists of about 90 reporters that cover Hollywood from international markets.
Robert De Niro won the award last year. Steven Spielberg, Jack Nicholson, and Clint Eastwood are also Cecil B. DeMile award winners.