Morgan Freeman says he plays himself in movies for money


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Morgan Freeman. You know what to expect when you walk into a Morgan Freeman movie. Morgan Freeman admitted to The Times that he is often hired for movies by studios because they know he can deliver on his role as Morgan Freeman. “When I started my career in film, I wanted to be like a chameleon. I remember De Niro playing very different roles early on. It is almost impossible to tell that it is the same actor. I had similar opportunities. As you grow in this business you will eventually become a star. You’re then stuck with the label of character actor. It’s just…me. The character will adapt itself to you rather than the other way round…”

Morgan Freeman doesn’t seem to have much of an issue with this-after all, a paycheck is a paycheck, something he fesses up to being a key reason he signs onto some movies. “Sometimes, it’s the money alone…Sometimes, you just work to pay rent.” This might explain why Morgan Freeman still appears in so much movies and remains one of the busiest 80-year-olds in the industry. This year will see him in at least two movies:

The Ritual Killer and Zach Braff’s A Good Person, while

57 Seconds and Gunner have yet to land official release dates. He, too, has landed the spy thriller Lioness for Taylor Sheridan.Morgan Freeman has appeared in around 120 movies, garnering five Academy Award nominations (with one win: Best Supporting Actor in Million Dollar Baby) and just as many Golden Globe nods, further being recognized with the Cecil B. DeMille Award.Do you think Morgan Freeman plays too similar of a character in his movies? What is your opinion of his last great performance? Let us know in the comments section below!

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