The Fresno Bee (Sunday) - - On Tv - BY JAY BOBBIN

“In­vic­tus” (2009): Work­ing again with di­rec­tor Clint East­wood, Free­man is very cred­i­ble as then-South African Pres­i­dent Nel­son Man­dela. “The Bucket List” (2007): Free­man and Jack Ni­chol­son do lik­able and ef­fec­tive work as can­cer pa­tients try­ing to ful­fill their re­main­ing wishes. “Mil­lion Dol­lar Baby” (2004): Free­man was di­rected to an Os­car by East­wood, who also plays his fighter-train­ing co­hort, in a mov­ing drama that also brought Hi­lary Swank an Academy Award.

“Bruce Almighty” (2003): He may not be what you ex­pected the De­ity to be like, but Free­man is a lot of fun as the heav­enly be­ing who gives a dis­grun­tled re­porter (Jim Car­rey) amaz­ing pow­ers.

“Se7en” (1995): Free­man is the ideal bal­last to Brad Pitt, play­ing the lat­ter’s part­ner in seek­ing a killer who pat­terns his crimes af­ter the Seven Deadly Sins. “The Shaw­shank Re­demp­tion” (1994): One of Free­man’s most iconic per­for­mances fu­els this adap­ta­tion of Stephen King’s story about a deep friend­ship forged in prison. “Un­for­given” (1992): In his first team­ing with di­rec­tor and fel­low star East­wood, Free­man adds much heart to a grim West­ern.

“Driv­ing Miss Daisy” (1989): A new chap­ter in Free­man’s ca­reer was opened by the deter­mi­na­tion of pro­duc­ers Richard D. Zanuck and Lili Fini Zanuck as he reprised his stage role as the pa­tient chauf­feur of a feisty South­erner (Jes­sica Tandy). “Lean on Me” (1989): An ex­cel­lent Free­man plays Joe Clark, a re­al­life in­ner-city prin­ci­pal de­ter­mined to im­prove con­di­tions at his school. “Glory” (1989): Free­man’s sup­port­ing-ac­tor phase largely ended with this su­perb drama about a Civil War unit.

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