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Morgan Freeman Honored By AFI, Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

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He's played the President. He's played God. He deserves some recognition.

Yesterday, Morgan Freeman was honored by the American Film Institute (AFI), who presented him with their Lifetime Achievement Award.

Celebs who attended the event to celebrate Freeman's achievement include Clint Eastwood, Helen Mirren, Tim Robbins, and Forest Whitaker.

Here's what Clint Eastwood had to say about Morgan, whom he referred to as "the greatest actor":

"He is the most effortless person to be around and to act. I don't know if it's proper to love another man, but this is as close as I'm going to get to it."

And here's what Morgan had to say when presented with his award:

"This is easy to take but hard to believe. Where I come from in Mississippi, they call this walking in high cotton. For me, heaven has always been about acting in the movies. I'm proud to be an actor, although for this one night, you've made me feel like a star."

He may not be a role model when it comes to his personal life, but there's no denying the fact that Morgan's a talented actor and was def worthy of receiving AFI's prestigious award.

What do U think? Did Morgan Freeman deserve AFI's Lifetime Achievement award?

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6 comments to “Morgan Freeman Honored By AFI, Receives Lifetime Achievement Award”



  1. 1

    Yes he does deserve the award… and FUCK YOU for marring your coverage of it.



  2. 2

    Yup, another example of not considering WHO the person really is and honoring them for their "work"…He was a well known philandering husband and cheat…shows his lack of character….But hey, he is a man and gets a free pass, right? If women were to do what all these dishonest men are doing, they would be labeled "whores", "skanks" etc….such a double standard….look the other way for the men…sad. I actually did like Morgan Freeman, however just have no respect for the guy….Oh well.



  3. 3

    Here's a guy who's shtupping his step-grandchild.
    But he DOES have a velvet voice.



  4. 4

    GARTH BROOKS PERFORMED AS WELL.

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    5

    Re: caroaber – He's been a notable professional presence, anyways.



  6. 6

    Was he there with his lover… HIS GRANDDAUGHTER??!! step or not, it's disgusting! Worse than Woody Allen. YUCK!