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Golden Globes: Morgan Freeman as a vampire on 'Electric Company'

January 15, 2012 |  7:27 pm

Morgan Freeman at the Golden Globes

In accepting the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the Golden Globes, Morgan Freeman noted that over his long career, he's gotten to commit crimes, solve crimes, drive Miss Daisy, play the president and even play God. But one role he didn't mention -- which was featured on his clip reel -- was the role of a vampire, which he pioneered on the PBS show "The Electric Company" way before any of those "Twilight" kids was even born (we're talking the early 1970s here).

The clip reel featured a scene of Freeman, in vampire getup, taking a bath in a casket.  It wasn't the only vampire skit he did on the show. See below for some clips....

Taking a bath in a casket:


Morgan Freeman's vampire character goes vegetarian:


And finally, a black-and-white clip with some awesome jumpsuits:


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Morgan Freeman to receive Cecil B. DeMille Award

November 9, 2011 | 10:16 am


Oscar-winning actor Morgan Freeman will receive the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn.'s 2012 Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 69th Golden Globe Awards, the group announced Wednesday.

The ceremony will take place Jan. 15.

The Cecil B. DeMille Award is given, according to the HFPA, to "talented individuals who have made an incredible impact on the world of entertainment." Freeman, 74, joins such past recipients as Robert De Niro, Martin Scorsese and Steven Spielberg.

Freeman earned a supporting actor Oscar for 2004's "Million Dollar Baby," directed by Clint Eastwood, and he received a lead actor Oscar nomination for Eastwood's 2009 film "Invictus," in which he played South African leader Nelson Mandela. He also received Oscar nominations for supporting actor for 1987's "Street Smart" and lead actor nominations for 1989's "Driving Miss Daisy" and 1994's "The Shawshank Redemption."

This past June, he received the 39th AFI Life Achievement Award.

Recently seen in the box-office hit "Dolphin Tale," he's currently in production on "The Dark Knight Rises," the third entry in Christopher Nolan's Batman films.


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 Photo: Morgan Freeman. Credit: Paul Buck / EPA


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