Tuesday, September 10, 2013

The path from Easy Reader to US President.

(Although, I think Bush may have passed over the Easy Reader step.)

Remember this cat? Right on! It’s Easy Reader from the Electric Company.

I am so old, I remember when the Electric Company had its first show. The network put up an information sheet on the TV screen about the program and I was mad because it interrupted Sesame Street.  But my mom was excited about it, two kid-appropriate AND educational programs available!

Recognize him now? (No, it’s not Christopher Reeve. The other guy.) He got his first Oscar nomination for Street Smart. (And Ha! I am young enough I haven’t seen this movie about pimps and hookers.)
If you aren’t too young, you probably watched him in Glory. (No, it isn’t Denzel. The other guy.)

Another one for the over 30 crowd, and his second Oscar nomination, for Driving Miss Daisy. (You know who I’m talking about right?)

I’m sure you recognize this. The Shawshank Redemption and the third Oscar nomination. (Did you know Shawshank Redemption and the Green Mile are both Stephen King books? I knew you did!)

He won the Oscar in 2004 for best supporting role in Million Dollar Baby. 

His latest Oscar nomination was for Invictus.

He also narrated the Oscar winning documentary, March of the Penguins.

So Mr. Morgan Freeman, actor extraordinaire, and at 75, is absolutely fantastic! Two trivia questions. (Which I got wrong. Guessed way too high on both.)
How many times has he played the US President?

Just once, Deep Impact 1998
"I am going to stop calling you a white man and I'm going to ask you to stop calling me a black man."

How many times has he played God?

 Twice, Bruce Almighty 2003 and Evan Almighty 2007 



"I don't get off on romantic parts. But I often think if I had had my dental work done early on, well, maybe."


"I don't want a Black History Month. Black history is American history."

"The best way to guarantee a loss is to quit."


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