The 25 Greatest Actors Of The '90s

By EW Staff
Updated August 07, 1998 at 04:00 AM EDT

“Seamless and effortless. Preternaturally gifted without a trace of how it happens. He is couture.” — ASHLEY JUDD

From his early work as an educator on The Electric Company to his recent turn as President of the United States in Deep Impact (Al Gore, pay attention), Freeman, 61, conveys rectitude, assurance, and an ambassador’s insight into the human condition. He may be our most sure-footed actor. Muted, generous to his costars, and virtually incapable of a bad performance, he’s a Hollywood tradition you can always count on.

DON’T MISS: Driving Miss Daisy (1989), Unforgiven (1992), Seven (1995)

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