On display outside MADAME TUSSAUDS MUSEUM on 42nd Street is a wax figure of Academy Award-winning American actor MORGAN FREEMAN. Madame Tussauds wax museum is a famous wax museum originally set up by wax sculptor Marie Tussaud in London. Now a major tourist attraction in London, it has expanded with branches in Amsterdam, Berlin, Las Vegas, New York City, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Washington DC, with an additional location scheduled to open in Hollywood in 2009. Today's wax figures at Tussauds include historical and royal figures, film stars, sports stars and famous murderers. Known as "Madame Tussauds" museums (no apostrophe), they are owned by a leisure company called Merlin Entertainments, following the acquisition of The Tussauds Group in May 2007.
Morgan Freeman, Jr. (born June 1, 1937) is a remarkable film and stage actor, film director and narrator. He is known for his reserved demeanor and authoritative speaking voice, and is one of Hollywood's most popular and respected actors.