It's Morgan Freeman's Birthday This Week

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Does the world need a Morgan Freeman day? We say yes!

Why do we love Morgan Freeman? As Hollywood’s go-to father figure and the on-screen embodiment of wisdom and trustworthiness in a string of major films over the last 26 years and counting, Morgan Freeman is a modern-day icon. Even just his speaking voice is instantly recognizable for its authoritative and calm resonance. Freeman’s first Academy Award nomination in 1987 for his role in “Street Smart” was only the beginning of his massive tinseltown success, as he would go on to star in such acclaimed films as “The Shawshank Redemption” before finally taking home an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for 2005′s “Million Dollar Baby.”

Happy Birthday, Morgan – you’re 75 years young today!