Happy Birthday to you, Morgan Freeman. That talented, Oscar-winning actor is a favorite with American filmgoers. Look at the moves on his resumé: The Shawshank Redemption, Lean on Me, Glory, Driving Miss Daisy, Unforgiven and Million Dollar Baby. He's got five Oscar nominations to his credit. He won his Best Supporting Actor Oscar for Clint Eastwood's Million Dollar Baby. We tend to see most Morgan Freeman characters as being stoic, having a certain gravitas. I saw a Morgan Freeman do a role in a 2006 indie film that had me giggling through the picture and smiling as I left the theater. He shows his loopy comic skills as the middle-aged movie actor doing research for a new role at a low-rent Southern California supermarket in 10 Items or Less.
It certainly is. How I wish we could've shared that story with a national TV audience. Happy Birthday, Morgan Freeman. Loved Him. Love you. P.S. Walter Biscardi's next project did get picked up. You can see the environmental series, This American Land, on several PBS stations.