Morgan Freeman turns 83 today! And we want to wish this brilliant, extremely talented, hard-working and charismatic actor a happy birthday! We wish him a strong health and inexhaustible desire to create!

We believe it’s unreal not to fall in love with this actor. His emotional depth and versatility made Morgan Freeman one of the most respected performers of his generation. He is an Academy Award-winning actor known for his brilliant performances in movies like Million Dollar Baby, Street Smart and Driving Miss Daisy.

Here are some of the most interesting and surprising facts about him:

#1: Morgan Freeman made his acting debut at age nine, playing the lead role in a school play. At age 12, he won a statewide drama competition and performed in a radio show based in Nashville, Tennessee.

#2: When Freeman was 16 years old, he almost died of pneumonia.

#3: Freeman loves blues. He owns and operates Ground Zero, a blues club in Clarksdale, Mississippi. He formerly co-owned Madidi, a fine dining restaurant, also in Clarksdale.

#4: Morgan Freeman is also a golf fanatic. Whenever he is shooting a movie and he isn’t needed on-set for the day, you can find him down on the links. He is actually a very skilled golfer as well, being the first American to ever score a par on the Legend Golf & Safari Resort’s Extreme 19th hole, a shot from atop a mountain with a vertical height of 430m and a 400m horizontal distance to the back of the green. Not too shabby considering that ever since a 2008 car crash paralyzed his left hand, he has golfed one-handed.

#5: At age 65, Freeman earned a private pilot’s license. He owns or has owned at least three private aircraft, including a Cessna Citation 501 jet and a Cessna 414 twin-engine prop. In 2007, he purchased an Emivest SJ30 long-range private jet and took delivery in December 2009. He is certified to fly all of them.

Do you want more? Visit prabook.com, find Morgan Freeman’s biographical profile and learn a lot of other interesting facts!

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