Morgan Freeman Turns 78-Years-Young
Happy Birthday, Morgan Freeman! Here, the Oscar-winning actor tells Zoomer why it’s never too late to live your best life… and fill your bucket list with forgotten dreams.
We all know what Oprah Winfrey knows for sure, but what does Morgan Freeman know for certain?
“It’s never too late to dream big or achieve your childhood fantasies,” coaches the Oscar winner. “And always follow your own muse.”
Indeed. While Freeman was steadily employed as a struggling actor in his early years — most notably with gigs on soap opera Another World and on children’s series The Electric Company — it would take him landing breakout film, Driving Miss Daisy, opposite Jessica Tandy at age 50 before he realized his life-long dream of becoming a major film star.
Now at a spry and restless 78, Freeman is still one of the most bankable and respected actors working today. Yep, there’s no stopping this million-dollar senior citizen. “I feel like I’m in my prime, for sure,” he laughs.
Moreover, Freeman’s main secret to staying young and relevant in this youth-obsessed world of ours is simple.
“Keep adding to your bucket list,” says the actor, who co-starred with Jack Nicholson in Rob Reiner’s surprise box-office hit about two cynical and terminally ill men on a road trip to fulfill their lifelong desires. “Because it gives you something to live for. And, you’ll soon realize, there’s a lot on that bucket list!”
And if you’re feeling down, Freeman suggests attending the movies.