Friday, June 01, 2007

Easy Birthday

It’s one of my favorite actor’s birthday today – Oscar-winner Morgan Freeman. Sure, he does a lot of crap (Evan Almighty, anyone?) and a lot of his characters are similar in the way he plays them, but he’s good at it. The Shawshank Redemption is my favorite movie that he’s done, but his filmography is littered with great movies: Million Dollar Baby, Se7en, Unforgiven, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, Glory, Driving Miss Daisy, and Lean on Me. Okay, okay… Robin Hood is questionable, but I even liked him in his crap movies like Bruce Almighty, High Crimes, Nurse Betty, and Kiss the Girls. Of course, he also has the requisite comic-inspired movie, Batman Begins. And don’t forget that he really got started on The Electric Company, playing Easy Reader/Mel Mounds/Count Dracula. Freeman is 70 today.

By the way, it’s also Andy Griffith’s birthday (81!) and would have been Norma Jean Mortenson’s (a.k.a. Marilyn Monroe’s) 81st birthday as well.

For Benson fans, Rene Auberjonois turns 67, and he was also on some little show called Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.

For you sports fans, it’s the second-greatest NHL defensemen’s birthday today: Paul Coffey is 46. FYI, he trails only Ray Borque among NHL defensemen in career goals, assists and points.

Oh yeah, “you oughta know” it’s Alanis Morrisette’s 32nd birthday. HAHA!

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