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View Poll Results: his best PERFORMANCE?
Se7en
10
12.05%
Shawshank Redemption
49
59.04%
Unforgiven
3
3.61%
Glory
4
4.82%
Driving Miss Daisy
7
8.43%
Lean on Me
6
7.23%
Nurse Betty
0
0%
Robin Hood
1
1.20%
other
3
3.61%
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best Morgan Freeman performance?

Old 03-14-04, 08:38 PM
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best Morgan Freeman performance?

not the best film he was in, but the best performance he's given.
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He "was" Red.

Shawshank seemed like it had been written for him.
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The one where he plays a world-weary and always wise man.
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I voted for Shawshank, but it was a tough choice over Lean on Me.
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I voted for Se7en....but I really enjoyed him as Red in Shawshank.
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I voted other. If it were included in the poll, I (much like Groucho) would have voted for 'Black Guy on The Electric Company'...

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Probably Red in "Shawshank Redemption"
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He was really good in Unforgiven. I voted for that, though Shawshank is right up there.
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Originally posted by Matt Millheiser
I voted other. If it were included in the poll, I would have voted for 'Black Guy on The Electric Company'...
Wish I'd thought of that joke.
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I'm having trouble deciding between the first five poll options.
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Between The Shawshank Redemption, Driving Miss Daisy, and Glory. Can't make up my mind between these three.

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Voted for Shawshank.
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Originally posted by Groucho
Wish I'd thought of that joke.
I didn't catch the reference, Rusty.
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Voted for Shawshank. Thought he was excellent in Se7en also.
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I picked Shawshank, but I had forgotten how many great movies Morgan Freeman has been in. For so long every movie he was in was practically a classic. I hope he gets back into the swing of things soon.
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Someone once said that Freeman understands the "importance of stillness" in his movies, and I agree with this. He's more powerful just sitting and saying his dialogue than an actor who goes into all kinds of mechanics and theatrics.

If it weren't for Shawshank, I would have voted for Seven...Freeman was incredible in that movie - but he just blew me away in Shawshank, so I had to vote for that one.

Incidently, I would have listed "Street Smart" on the voting list before I listed films like Robin Hood and Nurse Betty - which I basically think Morgan walked his way through.

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Why isn't Dreamcatcher one of the main options???? Oh well, guess I'll have to go with Se7en, a far inferior movie.
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Red in Shawshank.

He deserved to win the Oscar that year.
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Man I immediately picked Shawshank becuase it's one of my favorite movies, but I should have picked Driving Miss Daisy, he channeled a old man in that one.
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Shawshank all the way. one of the best movies period, esp. in the performances given from the whole cast.
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He's just excellent in Shawshank Redemption.
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Where the hell is the Electric Company option? Sure I dig his later work, but man he had an impact on me as a kid.
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Where is the choice for his Oscar Nominated performance in the movie "Street Smart"

It is this movie that really put him on the map after all.

Of the choices I had, I chose Unforgiven, but Shawshank was so close.

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