Live Poll: Favorite Character Played by Morgan Freeman

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Morgan Freeman, one of the most respected actors in modern US cinema, turns 80 years old on 1 June 2017.

During his 46 year (and counting) career, he played many legendary characters that are now part of our collective memory. Which one is your favorite?

Re-cast poll suggestion:
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Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/AhX6qb34CRE/
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leavey-2

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Posted 2 years ago

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loved him as william cabot in 'sum of all fears', but have to go with the almighty himself...

god...
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Don't forget the discussion link.
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leavey-2

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Oh yes, thanks Djesika.
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Eileen Guthrie

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You left off one of his best performances from Street Smart Fast Black the pimp from hell. It was the first time I saw him in a movie and his performance left an indelible impression that's remains still today 30 years after the movie was released. If you haven't seen it, I recommend that you do. ALL around, he's great talented who never disappoints. The movie can suck, but he's always amazing.
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Thank you for your feedback, Eileen. During his 46-year career, Morgan Freeman played in so many movies that it was impossible to include all of them in one poll. I have never seen Street Smart (1987), but now I'm definitely interested to watch it. So, thanks again for the tip!
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Morgan and Kathy Baker made the movie work. It was Christopher Reeves starring vehicle. I wasn't impressed by his performance though. A cautionary tale about a desperate reporter on the verge of getting fired. He makes up a story about a pimp and his ladies. Both the police and the pimp believe its about Fast Black and either is happy. I had goosebumps on my arm, it was so compelling I thought he was a real pimp. I think everyone who was in the theater did,  It was weird, when the credits start rolling people get up to leave, but that night everyone stayed seated waiting to see his name. He got a standing ovation in the theater that evening  I'm not sure I would have seen the next film he did if I hadn't watch this performance first, but it made me a fan of his for life. He's the best living character actor around.
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I liked him as Fast Black in Street Smart. And Easy Reader in the Electric Company. And the President in Deep Impact.
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LD

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Ned Logan

This reminds me of an idea that I wanted to do for a long time:

Samuel L. Jackson roles

and

Samuel L. Jackson quotes

But I think I've seen them before.  I can't find polls.  Have they been done?
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Yes, there is already a poll on Samuel L. Jackson characters:

http://www.imdb.com/poll/xfC8pB0KFWM/

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I knew I saw it.  Thanks!  Maybe I'll do Samuel L. Jackson Quotes.
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I suggested Sam Jackson quotes and it never got picked.

I'll post it now.
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I liked him in '10 items or less', where he is playing himself. But I understand if you don't add that one. Otherwise I think Se7en or Shawshank.
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Interesting choice! I added it to the list.
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My favorite: Ned Logan in Unforgiven (1992)
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Just a reminder: Morgan Freeman's 80th birthday is on 1 June 2017
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Thanks for the reminder Bert!
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Thanks for the vote
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Bump
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Thanks, Dan!
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Wacho, u missed Mandela.
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You're absolutely right, but it's the way IMDb works. Each character only has one character page on IMDb, even if it is played by different actors. When you enter a character as an option in a poll, only the most important person playing it will come out. In this case it's Nelson Mandela himself, not Morgan Freeman. Therefore I could not use it in the poll.
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leavey-2,

You can still add Nelson Mandela to your poll.

If you add this text for the choice:
Played by [link=nm0000151]
This text will be displayed:
Played by Morgan Freeman

... and this image (the one for Morgan Freeman's main page) will be displayed:
Morgan Freeman Picture

If you decide to add Nelson Mandela to your list (http://www.imdb.com/list/ls069686419/), please ask for a re-push.
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Thanks for the tip, Dan. I've done as you suggested. Ready for the re-push.
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Re-push done. It worked.
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Congratulations leavey-2. This is the 4th time your poll has been featured at IMDb Home Page (http://www.imdb.com) since July 28, 2015.

2 June 2017: Favorite Character Played by Morgan Freeman - http://www.imdb.com/poll/zA2JlKoai44/ (A poll by leavey-2)

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I'm so happy! I really like this poll.
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Too bad you did not include "Easy Reader" from the Electric Company :-)
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Morgan Freeman made so many movies in his career that we didn't include tv-series. I was surprised to see that he featured in 780 (!) episodes! I didn't know that. Thanks for your feedback.
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Congratulations leavey-2 on your 39th live poll!
As of 31-May-2017 11:52 PM Pacific your polls have 53,538 or more votes, for an average of 1,373 votes per poll.

5359th Live Poll: http://www.imdb.com/poll/zA2JlKoai44/

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My favorite wasn't on the list:  Principal Joe Clark from "Lean on Me"
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Indeed a very good movie. Thanks for your feedback.
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Thaddeus Bradley in "Now You See Me"
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Good choice! Thanks.
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The Electric Company - Count Dracula OR RED - Joe Matheson (Dr. Alex Cross - Kiss the Girls)
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Interesting to know is that he played the same character (Dr. Alex Cross) in 2 different movies: Kiss the Girls (1997) and Along Came a Spider (2001)
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My favorite has always been when he played the bad guy in Nurse Betty.  He makes a great villain, and I'd like to see him do more like that.
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I've never seen that movie. I have to watch it some day. Thanks for your feedback.
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leavey-2,

This poll is 203rd IMDb poll to reach 10,000 votes.


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Screen Actors Guild Awards
2018 Won Life Achievement Award
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Why is this poll not active anymore?
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IMDb has removed all character based lists and polls: 
https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/changes-to-imdb-characters
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You can create image based lists for your lost character polls, and post them as new suggestions here:
https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/faq-list-of-live-character-based-polls-recast-as-image-based...
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Ok, thanks. I've been out of the circuit for a while, but now I'm back :-)
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I made an image based list to replace this character poll that has been removed. Two options have been added: Ben-Hur (2016) and Going in Style (2017).

This is the new list: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls043525065/
 

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You would ask for that here L-2
FAQ: Poll Authors - Re-Push Requests
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Actually I posted it here since it has to become a new live poll which will restart counting at zero (which is a pity, because this was one of my most successful polls ever):

https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/faq-list-of-live-character-based-polls-recast-as-image-based...

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Too bad!
And I see thanks.
Did not know of that FAQ
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leavey-2,

I've updated your original post to include a link to your re-cast poll suggestion list.

Ed Jones (XLIX),

You may wish to review all of the FAQs at:
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Thanks Dan
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Congratulations leavey-2 on your 90th live poll! As of 28-Feb-2019 5:10 AM Pacific your polls have 164,705 or more votes, for an average of 1,830 votes per poll.

Favorite Character Played by Morgan Freeman
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