Morgan Freeman is most known for his roles in films such as Million Dollar Baby and the Batman trilogy and for his calm, soothing voice that many people now mistake for the voice of God. Few people know, however, how he deliberately joined the United States Air Force after graduating from high school and that he almost instantly regretted his decision.
He enlisted in the army in 1955 because he was fascinated by war pictures and the prospect of becoming a pilot. Morgan was so serious about it that he even rejected a scholarship to study acting at Jackson State University. He eventually accepted a job as a radar technician after learning that he was in love with the idea, not the actual work of being in the army.