Morgan Freeman Turned Off By ’12 Years a Slave’

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  • Morgan Freeman knows the film industry like the back of his 76-year-old hand.

    The acting sage has churned out a good handful of blockbuster films in 2013 thus far, and his upcoming film, “Last Vegas,” a comedy, starring an ensemble cast of male Hollywood royalty, will be yet another feather in his cap of cinema excellence and longevity.

    We would happily mention the many other films Freeman’s played in, but there isn’t enough room on this page for a list that spans forever.

    His career on the big screen notwithstanding, Freeman has never been gun shy when discussing topics related to American history, politics and pop culture, nor does he mind napping during interviews.

    The silver fox with the unforgettable voice is also an unofficial movie critic (can’t say he isn’t qualified). The Daily Beast writer Marlow Stern spoke with the freewheeling Freeman about a wide variety of topics ranging from Tea Party madness to, well, “twerking,” and why he won’t see breakout director Steve McQueen’s compelling film, “12 Years a Slave”:

    The Daily Beast: If you’re at a party, is there one special move that you’ll bust out?

    Freeman: The Lindy Hop, man. I can do the Lindy.

    Speaking of dances, there was this great video clip of you that went viral where you were reading the news on HLN and described “twerking.” What do you think of it?

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