How old was Morgan Freeman in the movie The Shawshank Redemption?

Morgan Freeman was 56 in The Shawshank Redemption when he played the character 'Ellis Boyd 'Red' Redding'.

That was over 28 years ago in 1994.

Today he is 85, and has starred in 175 movies in total, 131 of those since The Shawshank Redemption was released.

How old do you think he looks in the movie?

In The Shawshank Redemption, I think Morgan Freeman looks:

Did you know?

  • Director Frank Darabont has worked with Morgan Freeman just once in his career.
  • Morgan Freeman's first movie was as 'Man on Street (Uncredited)' in The Pawnbroker, released in 1965 when he was 26
  • The Shawshank Redemption scores 8.7 out of 10 on TMDB.
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The cast of The Shawshank Redemption

Morgan Freeman's other movies