Morgan Freeman was honored with the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award earlier this week at the Golden Globes, but his career wasn't always on the path to success.
We've got an exclusive sneak peek at Freeman telling his story on this week's "Oprah's Master Class" (Sunday, Jan. 22, 10 p.m. EST on OWN). It seems that Freeman hit the same walls that so many aspiring artists face: How to get a start when no one will hire an amateur. Now an Oscar, Golden Globe and SAG Award-winning actor, Freeman also directs and lends his velvety voice to so many projects, but hearing him tell his own story is truly touching.
Freeman's film career really kicked off 40 years ago, but before that, he was literally a starving artist, taking small uncredited roles (yes, Morgan Freeman, uncredited!) to gain membership into Hollywood unions. Take a look at the video below to hear about his not-so-glamorous start in the business.