Morgan Freeman

*Veteran actor Morgan Freeman is the guest on Oprah’s “Master Class, which will air Sunday, Jan. 22nd at 10 p.m. EST on the OWN channel.

Freeman, 73, recounts his tough journey to becoming an in-demand actor, which was not always smooth.

“At one point, I was very broke living on the streets, eating stale donuts.  When you are put out of someplace and you’re on the street, how you gonna pay the rent?  I didn’t get any work so I thought I had better start thinking of better ways to make a living.”

Freeman joined the military, but his love of acting kept calling. The actor, recognized for his dignified roles, went on to star in scores of films, including “Driving Miss Daisy”, “The Shawshank Redemption”, and “Million Dollar Baby”, for which he won an Oscar for  Best Supporting Actor.

Freeman, who has played everything from a vicious pimp to God, was recently honored with the Cecil B. DeMille Golden Globe award, only the second African American to receive the illustrious honor.

“You always make the choice you take but it always splits,” observed the actor.  “When you have made your choice, it is providence that is your guide, good, bad, or indifferent, your faith lies in that.”