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Morgan Freeman: “I’m an Elder Statesman”

Morgan Freeman: “I’m an Elder Statesman”

The Oscar winner on why he’s a Hollywood favorite to play God or President.

Published March 25, 2013

Legendary actor Morgan Freeman has played nearly every kind of character in his 50-year career. But it seems when a fictional Hollywood world is in chaos, the legendary actor is who audiences want as their hero.

Freeman doesn’t disappoint in his role as Speaker Trumball in the new hit suspense action thriller Olympus Has Fallen. As a speaker of the house-turned-acting President, Freeman brings his classic brand of old school cool to verbally battle the bad guys and hold down the government.

In this chat with BET.com below, Freeman shared why he thinks he's Tinsletown’s number one authority figure and what fuels his outspokenness on all things political.

Directed by Antoine Fuqua, Olympus Has Fallen also stars Angela Bassett. The movie is in theaters now.

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Written by Ronke Idowu Reeves

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