Saturday, May 17, 2008
The Always Old Morgan Freeman
For as long as I can remember, Morgan Freeman has always looked old. From "Glory", "The Shawshank Redemption", "Bruce Almighty", through his Academy Award winning performance in "Million Dollar Baby", and to his upcoming film role in the batman sequel, "The Dark Knight", he has been the wise old actor that has dominated the big screen (and movie narrations). His gravitas and his presence are among the many reasons why he's had staying power in Hollywood. But I must ask this question...do you remember Morgan Freeman ever looking young?. Even when he was on "The Electric Company" television show, where he taught many illegitimate hippie offspring (just kidding) how to read, he always looked older than his actual age. Recently, Mr. Freeman has complained that he seems to get the same type of roles every time, the distinguished and wise authority figure. I can answer as to why this is so, it's because since we can remember, he's always looked old.
I almost wrote a different article. It would have been titled "The Always Young Drew Barrymore".