#11: MORGAN FREEMAN AS NED LOGAN IN UNFORGIVEN (1992)
Folks are high on the Coen Brothers’ True Grit these days, but, to us, the currently successful western isn’t even in the same saloon as director Clint Eastwood’s remarkable Unforgiven. The Hollywood icon formerly referred to as Dirty Harry also stars as William Munny, a seasoned gunslinger who recruits the equally experienced Ned (Morgan Freeman) to avenge a disfigured prostitute. Freeman’s performance is an understated powerhouse, full of sensitivity, wisdom, and, most importantly, gun play. Let’s see Miss Daisy ask Ned Logan for a ride.