One of America’s most respected actors, Morgan Freeman has enjoyed a career spanning fifty years. But there are still things you might not know about the smooth-voiced thespian.
7. He Holds a Golf Record
Morgan Freeman is the first American to record a par on the “Extreme 19th” hole at Legend Golf & Safari Resort in Limpopo, South Africa. It’s the highest and longest par 3 hole in the world.
6. He Recently Started Keeping Bees
Freeman has long been concerned for the environment, and the impending colony collapse striking the world’s bees prompted the actor to buy 26 hives and install them in his 126 acre Mississippi ranch.
5. He Owns a Blues Club in Mississippi
In May of 2001, Freeman teamed with two Memphis businessmen to open Ground Zero, located in Clarksdale, Mississippi. It has seven apartments above it in case you love the blues more than anything else.
4. He Trademarked His Name
In 2006, the U.S. Trademark and Patent Office granted Freeman a trademark on the name “Morgan Freeman,” following a 2005 lawsuit in which he won the rights to the domain morganfreeman.com.
3. He Has a Custom Cabinet For His Oscar
A friend built Freeman a special cabinet in 1998 with an area reserved for an Academy Award, complete with a plaque that said “No Parking. Reserved for Oscar.” Freeman finally took home the statue in 2004.
2. He Has a Knack for Picking Roles That Stick
Morgan Freeman has played three different characters more than once: Dr. Alex Cross in Kiss the Girls and Along Came a Spider, God in Bruce Almighty and Evan Almighty and Lucius Fox in Batman Begins, The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises.
1. He Played Count Dracula
Freeman’s most famous character on The Electric Company was Easy Reader, but he also played the part of the legendary vampire Dracula.