Mar 2010 07

Morgan Freeman as Nelson Mandela in InvictusMorgan Freeman is nominated for best actor in a lead role  for “Invictus,” at the 2010 Academy Awards.

This is Freeman’s fifth Oscar nomination. He has been nominated twice for best supporting actor, and won once (Million Dollar Baby, 2004). He has also been nominated twice for best actor in a lead role.

This is Morgan Freeman’s third Oscar nomination for best actor in a lead role.

In “Invictus,” Morgan Freeman takes on the role of Nelson Mandela.  The film, directed by Clint Eastwood, is based on a the true story of how Nelson Mandela joined forces with the captain of South Africa’s rugby team, Francois Pienaar, to help unite their country. Newly elected President Mandela knows his nation remains racially and economically divided in the wake of apartheid. Believing he can bring his people together through the universal language of sport, Mandela rallies South Africa’s underdog rugby team as they make an unlikely run to the 1995 World Cup Championship match.

Here is what Morgan Freeman has been up to over the past decade:

Read our review of "Invictus"

Invictus (2009) …. Nelson Mandela
The Maiden Heist (2009) …. Charles
Thick as Thieves (2009/I) …. Keith Ripley
The Dark Knight (2008) …. Lucius Fox
Wanted (2008) …. Sloan
A Raisin in the Sun (2008) (TV) (uncredited) …. Narrator
The Bucket List (2007) …. Carter Chambers
Feast of Love (2007) …. Harry Stevenson
Gone Baby Gone (2007) …. Jack Doyle
Evan Almighty (2007) …. God
The Contract (2006/I) …. Major Frank Carden
10 Items or Less (2006) …. Him
Lucky Number Slevin (2006) …. The Boss
Edison (2005) …. Moses Ashford
An Unfinished Life (2005) …. Mitch Bradley
Batman Begins (2005) (VG) (voice) …. Lucius Fox
War of the Worlds (2005) (voice) …. Narration
Batman Begins (2005) …. Lucius Fox
Danny the Dog (2005) …. Sam
Million Dollar Baby (2004) …. Eddie Scrap-Iron Dupris
A Remarkable Promise (2004) …. Narrator
The Big Bounce (2004) …. Walter Crewes
Guilty by Association (2003) (V) …. Police Lieutenant Redding
Bruce Almighty (2003) …. God
Dreamcatcher (2003) …. Col. Abraham Curtis
Levity (2003) …. Miles Evans
The Sum of All Fears (2002) …. DCI William Cabot
High Crimes (2002) …. Charles W. Grimes
Along Came a Spider (2001) …. Alex Cross
Nurse Betty (2000) …. Charlie
Under Suspicion (2000) …. Captain Victor Benezet

Do you think that Morgan Freeman will win the Oscar for Best Actor?  Who do you think will win?  Leave a comment below!

 

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