Hines, Freeman’s step-granddaughter, is fatally stabbed in New York City. Her body is found lying in the street outside her home, with multiple stab wounds to her torso. EMS to Harlem Hospital and pronounced dead. A 30-year-old man is arrested at the scene. Freeman:
The world will never know her artistry and talent, and how much she had to offer. Her friends and family were fortunate enough to have known what she meant as a person. Her star will continue to shine bright in our hearts, thoughts and prayers. May she rest in peace.
Freeman and Kimmel discuss a screenplay on Jimmy Kimmel Live.
It was at that moment I realized, Jimmy Kimmel is a dumb ass.
In this drama directed by Charles Martin Smith, Freeman plays McCarthy, a doctor who develops a prosthetic tail for Winter, the injured dolphin. When Winter’s surrogate mother dies, leaving her without the only poolmate she has ever known, McCarthy and his team have to find her a companion, else he shifts to another aquarium according to USDA regulations. Co-starring Harry Connick Jr, Ashley Judd, Nathan Gamble, Cozi Zuehlsdorff. About his first encounter with Winter:
Apparently that dolphin remembers, because now I walk up to the pool and she’s like, ‘Hey, don’t we know each other?’ She opens her mouth and I get it, ’cause I had my hands on her last time, and I have a good touch. Nice touch.
During the second half of Fallon’s interview with Freeman, the two begin their conversation while inhaling helium from balloons.
Freeman educates the audience on his struggles of being a black actor for the last few decades. Also how he stands on principle even when it’s not profitable. He turned down many roles due to inequality of the characters.
If you’re not living on the edge then you’re taking up a little too much space
Freeman wins People’s Choice Award for Favorite Movie Icon.
Freeman is nominated for Best Actor at the 82nd Academy Awards for portraying Nelson Mandela in Invictus.
I’d like to thank the Academy for this honor. I’m especially grateful to Clint Eastwood, Invictus producer Lori McCreary, and the entire cast and crew of Invictus. Most importantly, thank you to Nelson Mandela for his encouragement, his blessing and his friendship — without which, this film would not have been possible.