Perhaps it’s his prophetic voice, or maybe his air of finely aged intelligence. Whatever the reason, there’s no better actor to play the wise mentor than Morgan Freeman. Since he portrayed Red in The Shawshank Redemption, the actor has enjoyed a lengthy career playing such a character in nearly all of his films, including Million Dollar Baby and Se7en. How extreme is this typecasting? Well, this acting legend took on the most divine role of a lifetime when he appeared in Bruce Almighty as God, but who else could you possibly see playing such a supreme being of moral authority? No one, that’s who.