Morgan Freeman vs Denzel Washington

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$200 Million
Net worth 2018
$290 Million
Film & Theater Personalities
Industry
Film & Theater Personalities
Memphis
Residence
Mount Vernon, New York, U.S
United States
Country
United States
01/06/1937
BirthDay
28/12/1954
1.88 m
Height
1.85 m
Los Angeles City College - New York University,
Education
Pennington-Grimes Elementary School, Oakland Military Academy, Mainland High School, Fordham University
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2009

In 2009, he portrayed South African president Nelson Mandela in the Clint Eastwood directed sports drama ‘Invictus’

2007

He reprised this role in the sequel ‘Evan Almighty’ in 2007

2004

He acted in the sports drama film ‘Million Dollar Baby’ in 2004 in which he played Eddie "Scrap-Iron" Dupris, an elderly boxer

2003

He played God in the 2003 super-hit film ‘Bruce Almighty’ which also starred Jim Carrey, Steve Carell, and Jennifer Aniston

1995

He portrayed the South African president Nelson Mandela in the film ‘Invictus’ which was based on the events in South Africa before and during the 1995 Rugby World Cup

1994

The most notable among these was ‘The Shawshank Redemption’ (1994) which was based on the Stephen King novella ‘Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption’

1990

The prolific actor appeared in several movies over the 1990s

1989

In 1989, he starred in the comedy drama ‘Driving Miss Daisy’ which had been adapted from a play of the same name

1987

He got his first big film break in 1987 when he was cast as the violent pimp Fast Black in the film ‘Street Smart’

1984

His second marriage was to Myrna Colley-Lee in 1984

1980

Initially he could find only small roles in films like ‘Brubaker’ (1980), ‘Eyewitness’ (1981), ‘Harry & Son’ (1984) and ‘Marie’ (1985)

1971

Starting from 1971 he began appearing regularly on the television program for children, ‘The Electric Company’ which was an educational program aimed at teaching children how to read

1968

This led to his Broadway debut in 1968 in an all-black version of ‘Hello Dolly!’ also starring Pearl Bailey

1967

He made his off-Broadway debut in 1967 in the play ‘The Nigger Lovers’ which also starred Viveca Lindfors

1960

During the mid 1960s he joined the Opera Ring musical theater group and acted with a touring company version of ‘The Royal Hunt of the Sun’

1959

He quit his military career in 1959 on realizing that this was not what he wanted to do

2012

One of his most recent films, ‘Flight’ (2012), revolves around the story of a complicated character, William Whitaker, who is an airline pilot struggling with alcoholism

2001

He played the antagonist in the critically acclaimed film, ‘Training day’ (2001)

2000

His other memorable movies of the 2000s include: ‘Antwone Fisher’ (2002), ‘Inside Man’ (2006), and ‘The Great Debaters’ (2007)

1996

He was named The Sexiest Man Alive by the People’s Magazine in 1996

1995

In 1995, he starred as Lieutenant Commander Ron Hunter in ‘Crimson Tide’

1993

He played the lawyer Joe Miller in the 1993 drama film ‘Philadelphia’ which was one of the first Hollywood movies to deal with issues like homosexuality, AIDS, and homophobia

1992

He played the title role in ‘Malcolm X’ (1992), a biographical motion picture directed by Spike Lee

1990

His most successful movie of 1990s was ‘The Hurricane’ (1999) in which he played Rubin Carter, a boxer arrested for triple homicide

1989

‘Glory’ (1989) was a drama war film that won him his first Academy Award

1984

Over the decade he appeared in many films like ‘A Soldier’s Story’ (1984), ‘Power’ (1986), and ‘The Mighty Quinn’ (1989)

1982

It was followed by a 1982 television movie, ‘License to Kill’

1981

After appearing in some television commercials and programs, he made his feature film debut in 1981 with the comedy film ‘Carbon Copy’

1968

He attended Pennington-Grimes Elementary School till 1968