Talent, intrigue and an inherent lovable aura, Morgan Freeman has got it all.
A highly celebrated and accomplished actor, Morgan Freeman got a chance to increase the number of trophies in his cabinet this past Sunday.
The eighty-year-old actor was honored with a Lifetime Achievement award at the Screen Actors Guild award show.
Although the eighty-year-old actor sticks to movies these days, he became famous with roles on television.
He rose to fame through roles on the soap opera Another World and the PBS kids’ show The Electric Company.
Since then, the actor has gone on to accomplished roles on the big screen in Hollywood.
The actor has previously won an Academy Award in 2005 for Best Supporting Actor with his role in ‘Million Dollar Baby’
He has also received Oscar nominations for his performances in ‘Street Smart’, ‘Driving Miss Daisy’, ‘The Shawshank Redemption’, ‘Invictus’.
A previous winner of a Screen Actors Guild Award, the actor was able to earn a lifetime award from the SAG to his awards cabinet on Sunday.
The actor’s impressive longevity and stunning career was acknowledged as he received a standing ovation at the SAG Awards in LA on Sunday.
Beaming with pride, the actor who still amazes people far and wide with his wiry physique stepped on stage to receive the prestigious award.
But before, he could express his thanks, the actor took a chatterbox in the front row to the cleaners.
It seems someone who caught his eye kept on talking as he prepared to make his speech and he got distracted.
Exclaiming to the audience, the veteran actor said,
‘Hey … I’m talking to you, Yeah, hey.’
An eccentric personality, the actor actually went on to have a conversation with the talkative who presumably said something back.
The actor ended the conversation with the words,
‘Okay, well you just stand out to me. That’s all’.
Ever the humble personality, Morgan Freeman kept his acceptance speech short and straight to the point.
Although his remarks still held a few surprises.
‘This is beyond an honor. This is a place in history’
He then went on to thank his family, friends, and colleagues most of whom he had already posed with on the red carpet before the show began.
The actor was presented with the award by his long-time friend, Rita Moreno who is eighty-six years of age.
They had initially starred together on the PBS children’s educational series The Electric Company in the 1970s.
Morgan Freeman dressed in a black suit, a black tie, and a black baseball cap.
Somewhat jokingly, his former co-star Moreno admonished him to lift his cap up a bit so everyone could see his face better.
The Screen Actors Guild were having an awards show for only the first time in the award’s history.
The inaugural edition was hosted by actress Kristen Bell and had only female presenters in a nod to the #MeToo movement.
The surprise part of the actor’s speech came when he seemed to suggest that the statue presented to him was gender specific.
‘I wasn’t gonna do this, but I’m gonna tell you what’s wrong with this statue
‘It works from the back. From the front, it’s gender-specific. Maybe I started something.’
Wonder what the Screen Actor’s Guild have to say about that.