Morgan Freeman Honored With Lifetime Achievement Award

Morgan Freeman Honored With Lifetime Achievement Award

Apr 26, 2011

  • Everybody’s favorite narrator is getting another award. The American Film Institute is honoring Morgan Freeman with its 39th Lifetime Achievement Award on June 9. A wide range of famous faces will pay tribute at the Gala Benefit, where proceeds will go directly to AFI’s educational and preservation programs. Clint Eastwood, Jim Carrey, Helen Mirren, Brad Pitt, Tim Robbins and Hilary Swank are among former co-stars who will heap praise upon the 73-year-old actor. AFI president and CEO Bob Gazzale says, “Freeman has embodied characters that range from prisoner to president, from gumshoe to God… he has collaborated with American film’s finest.” So let's hear 'em. Sound off below on your favorite Morgan Freeman movie. --Derrick Deane

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