Morgan Freeman is an Academy Award-winning actor, best known for his brilliant performances in movies like ‘Million Dollar Baby,' ‘Street Smart,' and ‘Driving Miss Daisy.' He loved acting from childhood and won a statewide drama competition when he was just 12. Even though acting was always his first love, he was unsure of pursuing it as a career and instead chose to serve as a radar technician in the ‘United States Air Force.' But, he soon realized that acting was his true passion and took acting and dancing lessons. He made his acting debut as a stage actor in the touring company version of ‘The Royal Hunt of the Sun.' He got his big break when he was cast in the all African-American Broadway production ‘Hello, Dolly!' which got his performance noticed. Gradually, he made his transition into movies, first appearing in a number of minor roles before landing substantial roles. His movie career took off in the mid-1980s when the actor was approaching 50. He was often selected to play wise, fatherly characters because of his age and looks. His amazing performances have earned him several prestigious awards, including ‘Academy Award,' ‘Screen Actors Guild Award,' and ‘Golden Globe Award.'