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Morgan Freeman, the voice of gravitas, is wise to his image
Morgan Freeman, the voice of gravitas, is wise to his image

Hear Morgan Freeman's name and you immediately think worldly wisdom and genial gravitas. He's certainly earned that reputation. But over a four-decade acting career, Freeman has also taken some less expected routes, beginning with his first notable film role, as a pimp in 1987's "Street Smart" (one of those Oscar-nominated instances), and more recently offering a wry sendup of his own saintly image in last winter's breakout "The Lego Movie." At 77, Freeman still works at a feverish pace, seemingly appearing in every third film Hollywood cranks out. He continues that trend July 25 with a turn in Luc Besson's "Lucy," his third release in...

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