It was announced Wednesday morning that the Hollywood Foreign Press will bestow the Cecil B. De Mille award on Morgan Freeman to celebrate a lifetime of memorable performances and his involvement in over a dozen films some of which have received Oscar recognition.

The 74 year-old actor with the imposing voice and piercing eyes began his career back in 1964, and has been on a roll ever since. He has collaborated with good friend and Hollywood director extraordinaire Clint Eastwood on a couple of features, Unforgiven (1992) and Million Dollar Baby (2004). His other noteworthy films include, Driving Miss Daisy (1989), The Shawshank Redemption (1994), Se7en (1995), Amistad (1997), The Dark Knight (2008), and Invictus (2009)

He has garnered five Oscar nominations and five Golden Globe nods through out his distinguished career. He scored the ultimate prize when he won the best supporting actor Oscar for his tormented portrayal of an ex-boxer in Million Dollar Baby. He also grabbed the Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy Globe for his understated performance in Driving Miss Daisy.

The 69th annual Golden Globe Awards will air on Sunday, January 15th.

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  • Mimi

    While I loves me some Shawshank, I still can’t get over the fact that he “allegedly” is dating his step-granddaughter who is young enough to be his great, great granddaughter. Haven’t seen a film of his since that rumor came out. EWWW!

  • Pilot

    Great actor; great voice.

    IMO, he should have gotten a supporting actor Oscar for “Unforgiven”, and I thought he also probably should have gotten a supporting actor Oscar for (wait for it) “Nurse Betty”. Yeah, I know not many people would agree with that, but there you are.

    He deserves this accolade from The Golden Globes – this and many others. An artist who takes his craft seriously.

  • kaya

    As a actor he is phenomenal and he deserves this, so congrats to him and his success in film!