Thursday, May 30, 2024

Morgan Freeman to Receive Chaplin Award from Lincoln Center Film Society


Great news: Morgan Freeman is this year’s recipient of the Chaplin Award from the Film Society of Lincoln Center. The much awarded actor has a brilliant resume that includes The Shawshank Redemption, Unforgiven, and Driving Miss Daisy.  His Oscar was for Best Supporting Actor in Clint Eastwood’s Million Dollar Baby.  The FSLC press release says Freeman got his start on “The Electric Company,” but some may recall his stint on NBC’s “Another World” in the early 80s. Anyway, congrats, great choice. You know if Clint can be there, he will. Maybe Gene Hackman could show up. Freeman and Eastwood have three movies including “Invictus.” Certainly Tim Robbins will come. “Shawshank” has grown and grown in popularity over the years.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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