Freeman, 73, recounts his difficult journey to becoming a highly successful actor.
“At one point, I was very broke living on the streets, eating stale donuts. When you are put out of someplace and you’re on the street, how you gonna pay the rent? I didn’t get any work so I thought I had better start thinking of better ways to make a living,” Freman reveals.
Freeman served in the military, but his love of acting never faded. The actor, recognized for his respected roles, went on to star in countless films, including “Driving Miss Daisy”, “The Shawshank Redemption”, and “Million Dollar Baby”, for which he won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor.
Freeman, who has played almost every role from a vicious pimp to God, recently received the Cecil B. DeMille Golden Globe award, only the second African American to receive the prestigious honor.
“You always make the choice you take but it always splits,” observed the actor. “When you have made your choice, it is providence that is your guide, good, bad, or indifferent, your faith lies in that,” says Freeman.