Morgan Freeman is quite possibly the most well known actor around and if you haven't seen him you've definitely heard him.
In honor of his 80th birthday, here are eight facts about the Academy Award winning actor that you may not have known.
He Was in the Military
Morgan Freeman joined the Air Force in 1955, right after graduating from high school. He worked as a radar technician until 1959.
He Was a Dancer
Freeman's first paid show business job was a dancer in the 1964 World's Fair.
He Owns a Club
The Academy Award winning actor co-owns a blues club and restaurant with his friend Bill Luckett. The bar is called Ground Zero and it's in Clarksdale, Mississippi.
He performed on Broadway
Morgan Freeman made his Broadway debut in an all-black cast of "Hello, Dolly" in 1967 alongside Pearl Bailey.
He Worked as a Clerk Typist
When Freeman was still trying to make it as an actor in New York, he took jobs as a clerk typist to pay his rent.
He's a beekeeper
In 2014, Morgan Freeman came on the "Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon" and said that he started to keep bees and described how he feeds his bees -- and surprisingly doesn't need to wear a special outfit to protect himself because he resonates with the bees.
He almost died from pneumonia
When Freeman was 16 years old, an abscess developed on his lungs from contracting pneumonia. He almost died when the abscess burst.
His Top 5 Movies
Morgan Freeman has said that there are five movies that have changed his life: "The Shawshank Redemption," "Bruce Almighty," "Driving Miss Daisy," "Lean on Me," and "Million Dollar Baby."