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Originally posted 12/03/2013 12:35PM
It's simple enough to draw a cartoon picture of Morgan Freeman: Throw together a white goatee, some freckles, soft eyes and a sly smile, and you've pretty much got it. It's a lot harder, though, to draw a picture of Morgan Freeman that's so good that it looks pretty much indistinguishable from a photograph of the Driving Miss Daisy and Bruce Almighty star – but that's just what artist Kyle Lambert did – using only his finger and an iPad.
Working in illustration app Procreate, Lambert spent 200 hours painting a photorealistic image of Morgan Freeman, all the way down to the threads of his suit and the moisture on his lips.
Originally posted 11/01/2013 01:00PM
Dallas Buyers Club, Ender's Game and Last Vegas are all solid bets for weekend fun, say PEOPLE's writers, but Free Birds is one lame duck.
Here's what to see and what to skip this weekend at the movies.
Originally posted 07/18/2013 10:30AM
Nelson Mandela is celebrating his 95th birthday on Thursday – a day that's being met with gleeful celebrations in South Africa and around the world by well-wishers ecstatic that the ailing leader has reached another milestone.
The scene outside the hospital in Pretoria where Mandela is being treated has been particularly joyous, as children danced and held balloons and flowers in front of giant, colorful get-well-soon cards.
Mandela's birthday, July 18, is a kind of global holiday, known as International Mandela Day, which honors the former South Africa president's legacy by encouraging people to volunteer, do community service and offer small acts of kindness.
Originally posted 05/23/2013 01:30PM
Being God is exhausting ... or is it?
During an interview with FOX affiliate Q13 in Seattle, to promote his new movie Now You See Me, Morgan Freeman appeared to be napping on-camera. This left costar Michael Caine to field the questions from anchors Kaci Aitchison and Bill Wixey about the crime thriller, which concerns a group of magicians who use their skills to rob banks.
But after his video went viral Thursday, Freeman provided an explanation for his shut-eye. "I wasn't actually sleeping," he jokingly tells PEOPLE. "I'm a beta tester for Google Eyelids. I was merely updating my Facebook page."
Originally posted 05/23/2013 10:00AM
Brad Pitt stepped out solo Wednesday night to mingle with an impressive crowd of A-listers – but he didn't forget his fans, either.
Showing his new zombie thriller World War Z for the first time, hehosted a star-packed screening at New York City's Museum of Modern Art – then zipped to Hoboken, N.J., where he surprised moviegoers at a late-night sneak preview.
"They said we got to do a showing in the city and I said okay, but we can't do it without showing it to the people who we made the film for," he told the Jersey fans. "So we decided to do it than no other place than Jersey. We've got a monster film, it's epic, scary as hell and I guarantee it's the most intense thing you will see all summer."
Originally posted 08/21/2012 03:00PM
That's one lucky hand!
Michael Douglas took in a game of blackjack on Monday night at the Tropicana in Las Vegas.
"He was just having fun and fooling around passing time with other guests," an onlooker told PEOPLE.
Douglas's spot at the table might have been for more than just fun. The 67-year-old actor is slated to appear in Last Vegas, an upcoming film about four best friends in their 60's who decide to forgo retirement and throw a bachelor party in Las Vegas instead.
Douglas will star alongside Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson. – Jennifer Garcia
Originally posted 12/15/2011 08:45AM
Ricky Gervais, start sharpening your tongue – the Golden Globes are off and running.
Among those in the spotlight thanks to Thursday's nominations: George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Ryan Gosling, Michael Fassbender, Michelle Williams, Charlize Theron, Rooney Mara, Tilda Swinton, Jodie Foster, Kristen Wiig, Viola Davis, Meryl Streep and Glenn Close.
Also in the running in the leading categories are Modern Family, Boardwalk Empire, Game of Thrones, Downton Abbey and Homeland, among others.
Originally posted 07/04/2010 11:35AM
Call it civic duty or patriotic pride, Hollywood is no stranger to showing support for the red, white and blue. Actors and filmmakers alike have produced films about protecting and defending our country against everything from terrorists to aliens to giant astroids. Whether based on real-life leaders or leaders created by a screenwriter's imagination, some of screen's heaviest hitters have taken their turn portraying the President of the United States. But who served the office best? Our faves are:
Originally posted 02/18/2010 02:15PM
Time isn't healing all wounds, as evidenced by Morgan Freeman's left hand, which has been paralyzed since he was injured in a car accident a year-and-a-half ago, he tells PEOPLE.
The Oscar-winning star, again nominated this year as Best Actor for playing Nelson Mandela in Invictus, says he's never fully healed after the August 2008 crash.
"I suffered nerve damage and it hasn't gotten better. I can't move it,” Freeman, 72, said at Wednesday's Los Angeles County Museum of Art premiere of The Eastwood Factor, a documentary about the storied career of Freeman's friend and frequent director, Clint Eastwood. (The featurette is part of the 19-disc Warner Home Video collection, Clint Eastwood: 35 Films 35 Years at Warner Bros., which was released Tuesday.)
"If you don't move your hand, it will swell up," Freeman said. "Do you know you move your hand about a million times a day?"
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