Morgan Freeman (born June 1, 1937) is an American actor and narrator. He got his break as part of the cast of the 1970s children’s program The Electric Company. Morgan Freeman is ranked as the 3rd highest box office star with over $4.316 billion total box office gross, an average of $74.4 million per film.
Below are some the not so popular facts about Morgan Freeman:
– Discovered acting from a school punishment.
When Morgan Freeman was in junior high, he pulled a chair out from under a girl (who he says he had a crush on). As a punishment, he was ordered to participate in the school’s drama program and discovered his love for the craft.
– Certified Pilot
At age 65, Freeman earned a private pilot’s license. He owns or has owned at least three private aircraft and he is certified to fly all of them.
– Military Service
Morgan Freeman was in the United States Air Force from 1955 to 1959.
– Speaks fluent French
Freeman learned to speak French at UCLA, and has become fluent in the language.
– He is a beekeeper
At his home in Mississippi, Freeman houses 26 beehives. In his humanitarian work, he understands the importance of bees and wanted to have his own, including learning how to care for them. He also says he never wears special protection and that he has yet to be stung.