The life of a legend! Morgan Freeman’s acting and his other talents and skin condition-Dermatosis Papulosa Nigra!

If we go through the biography and life articles of legendary American actor Morgan Freeman, one point which convincingly comes forth is that he was destined to be an actor. This multi-faceted Hollywood personality never wanted to become an actor, but a punishment turned the table around for him.

Morgan-the actor

Morgan never had a passion for acting in childhood. He was naughty at school and once had slipped the chair from underneath a female classmate. As a punishment, little Morgan was told to act in a school play. As he played his part, Morgan started liking the field. He seemed to also possess the talent for it.

Source: Morgan Freeman with Jessica Tandy in Miss Daisy)
Source: Morgan Freeman with Jessica Tandy in Miss Daisy)

He won a scholarship to study drama at Jackson State University. But he turned down the offer and joined US Air Force instead from 1955 to 1959.

After he returned from USAF, in the early 1960s, he commenced coaching in acting at LA City College. Though a highly talented actor, fame came to him late in 1987 for Street Smart and later in 1989 when he starred in Miss Daisy. Soon, he was flooded with offers and also got nominations and awards.

Morgan-the narrator

Who can beat Morgan in narration? His deep and smooth voice gives him the perfection which is so much needed in the narration. It was his terrific voice that fetched him the role of God in Bruce Almighty and Evan Almighty.

Source: Vision TV (Morgan Freeman)
Source: Vision TV (Morgan Freeman)

Morgan-the cook

Can you imagine Morgan cooking? Well, you will be surprised to know that he does not only cook but is also good at it. He has also published a cookbook titled ‘Morgan Freeman and Friends: Caribbean Cooking for a cause’.

Source: Amazon (Morgan's cookbook)
Source: Amazon (Morgan’s cookbook)

This book of 2006 contains recipes by Morgan and his friends and the funds raised from it were used to aid victims of Hurricane Ivan.

Morgan-the dancer

Morgan has studied dancing for many years. He has danced at the professional level and also used it to earn some money for his monthly expenses.

Source: YouTube (Morgan Freeman dancing)
Source: YouTube (Morgan Freeman dancing)

The present Morgan

Morgan is currently 80 years old. He has faced a number of online death hoaxes but he is very much alive and in good health. He owns Ground Zero Blues Club in Clarksdale, Mississippi.

Source: Airport Journals (Morgan and Bill Luckett at Morgans Blues Club)
Source: Airport Journals (Morgan and Bill Luckett at Morgans Blues Club)

It has a restaurant with a live music venue. There have been names suggested online by Harry Potter fans for a remake of Harry Potter series with dark-skinned actors. Morgan Freeman’s name unanimously was being considered for the role of Dumbledore. Hmm!

The dark elevated spots on his face skin

Many of them have wondered what the dark and raised spots on Morgan Freeman’s face are. They by no means have any impact on how people revere him. But there may be some element of curiosity or concern around them. It has been noted that Morgan’s face spots are a type of skin condition which is called as Dermatosis Papulosa Nigra or DPN for short.

Source: Humans are Free (Morgan Freeman and his DPN)
Source: Humans are Free (Morgan Freeman and his DPN)

In this, small and innocent elevated lesions appear on the face skin of dark-skinned individuals especially Asians, Africans, Polynesians and the like.

Though common, the cause of this condition is not known. It has no health or life hazard but might be undesirable for some people due to cosmetic reasons. They will never go on their own. If the person so desires, they can be removed surgically. The techniques applied are curettage, cryotherapy (cold treatment), laser and the like.