Some of Morgan Freeman's most popular films include "The Shawshank Redemption," "Driving Miss Daisy" and "Million Dollar Baby." He has also appeared in popular films such as "Gone Baby Gone," "The Bucket List" and "Bruce Almighty."
Many of Freeman's most popular films are those in which he plays wise, reserved characters. He played characters of this type in "Driving Miss Daisy" and "The Shawshank Redemption," both of which earned him Academy Award nominations for Best Actor in a Leading Role. Freeman won his first and only Oscar, as of 2015, in 2005, for playing Eddie "Scrap-Iron" Dupris in "Million Dollar Baby." The film also won Best Director and Best Picture.
Other popular films starring Freeman are comedies or films in which he plays against type. One of Freeman's most famous comedic roles is God, whom he plays in "Bruce Almighty" and its sequel, "Evan Almighty." He has also appeared in popular comedies such as "The Bucket List," alongside Jack Nicholson, and "Ted 2," alongside Mark Wahlberg. In 2007, Freeman appeared in "Gone Baby Gone," a thriller in which he is eventually revealed to be a sadistic criminal. He is also known for his appearances as Lucius Fox in "Batman Begins," "The Dark Knight" and "The Dark Knight Rises."