Morgan Freeman as God in Bruce Almighty
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Seeing a story on the Weather Channel this morning about Morgan Freeman, was both a surprise, as well as a delightful joy.
It appeared to be mostly about his wide range of Humanitarian activism, but was also about the release of his newest film.
Dolphin Tale 2 is being released this week and Morgan is from the original cast and of course, returns as the kindly genius who created Winter’s artificial tail.
You see, Morgan Freeman is someone that I have deeply admired for many years and learning about all of his other passions today, only deepened that admiration.
It does not hurt that his calming, deep resonating voice is as smooth as melted butter.
Morgan who is 77 and lives primarily in Mississippi, does so much for many, it is hard to keep up.
I was not aware of some of his other environmental activities until seeing the story this morning on AMHQ.
Am I surprised?
This quiet man of deep convictions, just goes about doing his job, giving unforgettable performances that will live in our memory banks forever: Shawshank Redemption, Invictus, Million Dollar Baby and Seven.
Oh, this could go on forever….
Shawshank by the way, is still number one on the IMDB all time favorite film list.
My favorite of his countless great roles, you may be shocked to learn, is when he has played God.
I would like to believe that God would be similar to the character that Freeman has portrayed of him and that he also has a wicked, or wry, sense of Humor.
It comes as little surprise, that just being an actor, is not quite enough to quench Freeman’s seemingly insatiable thirst for giving back.
To call him a world-class Humanitarian is a clear understatement of the man and his many missions.
Morgan’s opinion on Black History Month and Racism is commendable and well-known.
Freeman co-owns a Blues Club and as of this moment, is involved in all of these Organizations:
One Earth, Global Warming, The Grenada Relief Fund, Autism Speaks, Rebuilding Together and Oceana.
This multifaceted man who has meant so much, to so many, has achieved well deserved respect and admiration, that has grown exponentially over the years.
Morgan Freeman truly is a man for all reasons and seasons.
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