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Al Freeman Jr. is a Actor and Scriptwriter American born on 21 march 1934 at San Antonio (USA)

Al Freeman Jr.

Al Freeman Jr.
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Birth name Albert Cornelius Freeman, Jr.
Nationality USA
Birth 21 march 1934 at San Antonio (USA)
Death 9 september 2012 (at 78 years) at Washington, D.C. (USA)

Albert Cornelius "Al" Freeman, Jr. (March 21, 1934 – August 9, 2012) was an American actor, director, and educator. A life member of The Actors Studio, Freeman appeared in a wide variety of plays, ranging from Leroi Jones' Slave/Toilet to Joe Papp's revivals of Long Day's Journey Into Night and Troilus and Cressida, and films, including My Sweet Charlie, Finian's Rainbow, and Malcolm X, as well as television series and soap operas, such as One Life to Live, The Cosby Show, Law & Order, Homicide: Life on the Street and The Edge of Night.

Best films

Malcolm X (1992)

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Ossie Davis
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Spike Lee
Spike Lee
(1 films)
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Joshua Logan
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Filmography of Al Freeman Jr. (19 films)

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Down in the Delta, 1h52
Directed by Maya Angelou
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Alfre Woodard, Al Freeman Jr., Esther Elizabeth Rolle, Mary Alice, Loretta Devine, Wesley Snipes
Roles Earl Sinclair
Rating68% 3.4441353.4441353.4441353.4441353.444135
Rosa Lynn, an elderly woman, sends her daughter Loretta and her children to live with her brother-in-law in Mississippi. Loretta is an addict and does not want to go, especially since uncle Earl lives in the dry and rural part of Mississippi.
Once Upon a Time... When We Were Colored, 1h55
Directed by Tim Reid
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Romance
Actors Al Freeman Jr., Phylicia Rashād, Karen Malina White, Richard Roundtree, Isaac Hayes, Anna Maria Horsford
Roles Poppa
Rating73% 3.68443.68443.68443.68443.6844
The film takes place in Glen Allan, Mississippi, during the mid-1900s. In the early stages of the film, the audience gains more knowledge regarding Cliff’s upbringing. His biological mother was too young to take care of him and was not able to provide Cliff with financial support therefore he was raised by his extended family. Ma Pearl and Poppa begin to take care of him but after a couple of years, Ma Ponk begins to take care of Cliff and ultimately raises him, with the help of Poppa. Ma Pearl’s character is played by Paula Kelly, and Ma Ponk’s character is played by Phylicia Rashad.
Assault at West Point: The Court-Martial of Johnson Whittaker
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Samuel L. Jackson, Sam Waterston, Seth Gilliam, Mason Adams, Val Avery, George Martin
Roles Old Johnson Whittaker
Rating61% 3.099433.099433.099433.099433.09943
Johnson Whittaker, a black cadet at West Point, is attacked by three fellow students. The school administrators court-martial Whittaker in the mistaken belief that he staged his own attack, supposedly to avoid a philosophy exam.
Malcolm X
Malcolm X (1992)
, 3h13
Directed by Spike Lee
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Historical
Themes Assassinat, Politique, Films about racism, Films about religion, Political films, Films about Islam
Actors Denzel Washington, Angela Bassett, Albert Hall, Al Freeman Jr., Delroy Lindo, Spike Lee
Roles Elijah Muhammad
Rating76% 3.8485553.8485553.8485553.8485553.848555
Malcolm X divides the life of the African-American activist Malcolm X into three sections. The first section deals with the troubled childhood of Malcolm Little, whose father, a preacher, was murdered by the Black Legion and whose mother was institutionalized for insanity. Malcolm grows up and gets a job as a Pullman porter, calling himself Detroit Red. Getting involved with a Harlem gangster named West Indian Archie with whom he has a falling out, Malcolm flees to Boston and decides to become a burglar. He and his best friend, Shorty (played by Spike Lee) are arrested by the police and Malcolm is sentenced to a ten-year prison term. The second section follows Malcolm's life in prison, where a fellow inmate, Baines, introduces him to the teachings of the Nation of Islam.
My Sweet Charlie
Directed by Lamont Johnson
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Patty Duke, Al Freeman Jr., Brent Spiner, Ford Rainey, Noble Willingham
Roles Charles Roberts
Rating75% 3.76773.76773.76773.76773.7677
Set during the Civil Rights Movement, Charlie Roberts is a militant African American attorney from New York City falsely accused of murder during a demonstration in rural Texas.
Castle Keep, 1h45
Directed by Sydney Pollack
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Comedy, Action, Historical, Romance
Themes Political films
Actors Burt Lancaster, Bruce Dern, Patrick O'Neal, Jean-Pierre Aumont, Peter Falk, Astrid Heeren
Roles Pvt. Allistair Piersall Benjamin
Rating60% 3.047043.047043.047043.047043.04704
The film opens with long, beautiful shots of ancient European art and sculptures being blown to pieces amidst the sounds of war and dissonant screams; a lone narrator begins his tale of "eight American soldiers" as the scene abruptly flashes back to a few weeks beforehand. Prior to the Battle of the Bulge, a ragtag squad of American soldiers (strongly implied to be some sort of convalescent or disciplinary outfit), led by one-eyed Major Falconer (Burt Lancaster) and including Sgt. Rossi (Peter Falk), art expert Captain Beckman (Patrick O'Neal), and the highly intelligent narrator and sole African- American, Pvt. Allistair Benjamin (Al Freeman, Jr.), takes shelter in an ancient Belgian castle, the Maldorais, containing many priceless and irreplaceable art treasures. Although Falconer begins an affair with the young and beautiful Countess, he is surprised to find the Count (Jean-Pierre Aumont) encouraging him; in fact, the impotent nobleman hopes the Major will impregnate the Countess so that his line may continue. Meanwhile, Beckman begins to butt heads with Falconer over both the value of the art (in the context of either saving or destroying it in the event of a German assault) as well as Beckman's own unrequited attraction to the Countess, who seems to symbolize the beauty and majesty of the European art he studied before the war. The enlisted men seek their own pleasures in the brothel of the nearby town, the psychedelic "Red Queen" run by a mystical madam, whilst Beckman marvels at the castle's artworks, many of which are stored beneath the castle for safekeeping. Sgt. Rossi, a baker before the war, falls in love with a baker's widow and decides to go AWOL, resuming his pre-war life; another soldier falls in love with a Volkswagen Beetle; his affection for the foreign vehicle borders on paraphilia and becomes a long running and anachronistic gag throughout the entire movie.
The Lost Man, 2h2
Directed by James Fargo, Robert Alan Aurthur
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Sidney Poitier, Joanna Shimkus, Al Freeman Jr., Michael Tolan, Leon Bibb, Richard A. Dysart
Roles Dennis Lawrence
Rating60% 3.001513.001513.001513.001513.00151
Former US Army lieutenant Jason Higgs (Sidney Poitier) who, after becoming a black militant during the 1960s Black Revolutionary Movement, is wounded as he pulls a payroll heist to help imprisoned brothers, and has to hide from the police. Social worker Cathy Ellis (Joanna Shimkus) falls in love with Higgs while helping him elude capture.
The Detective, 1h54
Directed by Gordon Douglas, Richard Lang
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Prison films, Films about sexuality, Films about terrorism, LGBT-related films, Films about capital punishment, Children's films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Frank Sinatra, Lee Remick, Jacqueline Bisset, Ralph Meeker, Jack Klugman, William Windom
Roles Robbie Loughlin
Rating64% 3.246143.246143.246143.246143.24614
New York City police detective Joe Leland is called to the home of a murder victim who has been beaten to death and has had his genitals removed. Puzzled and disgusted, the police on call are left bemused, Leland holding things together with his direct, no-nonsense approach.
Finian's Rainbow, 2h25
Directed by Francis Ford Coppola
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Films about racism, Théâtre, Musical films, Films based on plays, Films based on musicals
Actors Fred Astaire, Petula Clark, Tommy Steele, Don Francks, Keenan Wynn, Barbra Hancock
Roles Howard
Rating60% 3.048783.048783.048783.048783.04878
A lovable rogue named Finian McLonergan absconds from his native Ireland with a pot of gold secreted in a carpetbag, plus his daughter Sharon in tow. His destination is Rainbow Valley in the mythical state of Missitucky, where he plans to bury his treasure in the mistaken belief that, given its close proximity to Fort Knox, it will multiply.
Dutchman (1967)

Directed by Anthony Harvey
Genres Drama
Actors Shirley Knight, Al Freeman Jr.
Roles Clay
Rating70% 3.516583.516583.516583.516583.51658
On a subway train, a white woman takes a seat beside a black man and begins a conversation. She is aggressive and tries to be seductive. When the man flatly rejects her advances, the woman becomes loud and rude, insulting him and his race. The man, polite up to this point, begins responding in kind.
Ensign Pulver, 1h44
Directed by Joshua Logan
Origin USA
Genres War, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Military humor in film, Seafaring films, Transport films, Political films, United States Armed Forces in films
Actors Robert Walker Jr., Burl Ives, Walter Matthau, Larry Hagman, Tommy Sands, Millie Perkins
Roles Taru
Rating59% 2.9526652.9526652.9526652.9526652.952665
U.S. Navy Ensign Frank Pulver (Robert Walker, Jr.) feels unappreciated, as usual. Even when he personally aims a sharp object into the hindquarters of the hated Captain Morton (Burl Ives), the happy crew cannot imagine that the all-talk, no-action Pulver could be behind it. A poll to guess at the identity of the "ass-sassin" results in votes for almost everyone except Pulver, which he bitterly resents.
Black Like Me, 1h47
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about racism
Actors James Whitmore, Sorrell Booke, Roscoe Lee Browne, Al Freeman Jr., Will Geer, Robert Gerringer
Roles Thomas Newcomb
Rating65% 3.2926753.2926753.2926753.2926753.292675
John Finley Horton (James Whitmore) is a White American journalist who artificially darkens his skin and passes for a black man in the deep South, from New Orleans to Atlanta, where he encounters a great deal of racism from both white and black people.
The Troublemaker, 1h20
Directed by Theodore J. Flicker
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Tom Aldredge, James Frawley, Buck Henry, Theodore J. Flicker, Godfrey Cambridge, Michael Currie
Roles Intern
Rating63% 3.16463.16463.16463.16463.1646
A young, naive chicken farmer from New Jersey moves to Greenwich Village to open a coffee shop.