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 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".



squirrelmama said...

Hah! You are bringing to mind another perpetual oldster. BURT MUSTIN. I think he was old even when he played in the 1950s and 1960s, always the old man in the westerns, played an old man or two in "Twilight Zone" as well and continued acting into his 80s or 90s, even on TV sitcoms as I recall and yes, of course he played an old man then. Do you remember him too?

Anonymous said...

OMG I have always thought the same thing i was wondering if someone thought it too thank you