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Morgan Freeman Talks Marijuana, Says 'Legalize It Across the Board!'

Morgan Freeman Talks Marijuana, Says 'Legalize It Across the Board!'

Originally posted 05/11/2015 01:05PM

The legalization of marijuana remains hotly debated. But for Morgan Freeman, there's no question.

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Morgan Freeman Talks Asking Tough Questions (and Sometimes Even Answering Them) on Through the Wormhole

Originally posted 04/29/2015 03:45PM

Morgan Freeman's series Through the Wormhole may have gained pop-culture traction last year when the famously satin-voiced actor sucked down helium, but the latest season of the Science Channel show isn't afraid to get serious.

And, despite the signature twinkle in Freeman's eyes during the opening moments of the season's first episode, "Are We Bigots?" – which PEOPLE has obtained exclusively – the premiere is unflinching in its acknowledgment of people's ingrained biases.

Never was the relevance of the topic more clear than, during the episode's development, when the country erupted over the shooting of unarmed black teen Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, which escalated the national dialogue about racism, bigotry and prejudice.

"I'm not so sure it was that much of a hot button when we filmed the episode," Freeman tells PEOPLE. "It sort of grew as we were developing it."

Freeman, who acts as an executive producer and the show's host, says that navigating a fraught cultural issue through a scientific lens was "not intimidating at all – it was more exciting for us to think what we're doing here is timely, is going to work out to be very useful. The further we can disseminate this particular part of the information, the better off our society is going to be."

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First Look: Morgan Freeman & Diane Keaton Play Concerned Pet Parents in 5 Flights Up

Originally posted 04/10/2015 04:15PM

Two of our favorite animal-loving actors – Morgan Freeman and Diane Keaton – are taking their passion for pets to the big screen, and we're pretty doggone excited about it.

In their new comedy, 5 Flights Up, they play a married couple in chaos over a lot of things, including their sick dog, Dorothy.

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From Essence: 13 Jobs Celebrities Worked Before They Were Famous!

From Essence: 13 Jobs Celebrities Worked Before They Were Famous!

Originally posted 02/26/2015 10:15AM

You'll never guess who got fired from Red Lobster before she found fame

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Love Actually's Hot Guy Rodrigo Santoro to Play Jesus in Ben-Hur

Love Actually's Hot Guy Rodrigo Santoro to Play Jesus in Ben-Hur

Originally posted 01/13/2015 09:20PM

You might remember him as the guy who romanced Nicole Kidman in a Chanel commercial, or the hunk Laura Linney jumped up and down with excitement over in Love Actually, but Rodrigo Santoro is about to take on a different type of role in the remake of Ben Hur.

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Téa Leoni: 'I Don't Know How I Could Ever Hate' David Duchovny

Téa Leoni: 'I Don't Know How I Could Ever Hate' David Duchovny

Originally posted 09/19/2014 04:35PM

Téa Leoni is in a fresh phase of her life – she's got a new project, starring in the title role of Madam Secretary, and is newly single, having split with husband David Duchovny this summer after 17 years of marriage.

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Morgan Freeman Shares an Embarrassing Case of Mistaken Identity (VIDEO)

UpdatePosted 09/12/2014 01:45PM

Morgan Freeman Shares the Embarrassing Moment He Was Mistaken for Samuel L. Jackson (VIDEO)

Originally posted 09/12/2014 01:45AM

Morgan Freeman may have one of the most recognizable voices in Hollywood, but not everyone knows his face.

The Lucy actor visited Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Thursday to discuss his new movie Dolphin Tale 2 and share his case of mistaken identity.

Freeman, 77, told the host he was recently at an airport wearing a hat and glasses when he was approached by a "fan."

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Who Was Diane Keaton Kissing on the Red Carpet?

Who Was Diane Keaton Kissing on the Red Carpet?

Originally posted 09/06/2014 04:45PM

She's dated Woody Allen and Al Pacino, but there's one man who Diane Keaton would happily spend 40 years of her life with – Morgan Freeman.

The Oscar winner made the confession Friday on the red carpet at the Toronto International Film Festival, where she locked lips with her Ruth & Alex costar.

"Look at him!" she told ET Canada as she grabbed Freeman's cheeks and pulled him in for a kiss.

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Hear What Morgan Freeman's Voice Sounds Like After Sucking on a Helium Balloon (VIDEO)

Originally posted 07/25/2014 08:40AM

Jimmy Fallon took the smooth, calming drawl of Morgan Freeman's voice up a few notches on Thursday's Tonight Show.

The Oscar winner, 77, stopped by to promote his new movie Lucy, costarring Scarlett Johansson, but Fallon had other ideas. After watching Freeman sip helium on the science show Through the Wormhole, the late-night host convinced the star to do it again.

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UpdatePosted 07/17/2014 04:45PM

See Morgan Freeman Play a Vegetable-Loving Vampire in This 1970s TV Clip

Originally posted 07/17/2014 08:30AM

If you weren't a child of the '70s, you may have been unaware of The Electric Company, an educational sketch show that originally aired on PBS from 1971 to 1977.

Aimed at kids who had aged out of Sesame Street, the show starred Hollywood legends Rita Moreno, Morgan Freeman and Bill Cosby (for the first two years, at least). More than 40 years after its premiere, the comedy of The Electric Company still stands up, as this clip of Freeman playing "Vincent the Vegetable Vampire" proves.

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