Honoring Hono Mr. Freeman
Academy Award–winning Awa actor Morgan Freeman, 80, will be honored with the SAG S Life Achievement Award when the 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards show airs Jan. 21 on TNT and TBS. Here are five facts abo about the Tennessee-born, Mississippi-raised star of Driving Miss Daisy, Million Dollar Baby and The Shawshank Redemption, whose résumé includes more than 75 other movies.
1 Freeman’s dream of being a fighter pilot led him to enlist in the U.S. Air Force, where he rose to the rank of airman 1st class.
2 Gary Cooper Westerns inspired him to become an actor.
3 He co-owns the blues club Ground Zero in Clarksdale, Miss.
4 After learning that the survival of wild bees was threatened, he turned 124 acres of his Mississippi property into a bee sanctuary that houses 26 hives.
5 His first big break was as part of the cast of The Electric Company.