Morgan Freeman received his second Oscar nomination of five for playing Hoke Colburn the chauffeur of t Miss Daisy in Driving Miss Daisy.
A whole lot of the film depends on the lead actors and their chemistry. Freeman's and Jessica Tandy's chemistry is incredibly effective, and their conversations together are just perfect. Freeman plays an older character who ages even more as the film goes along and he does that without any fault. His aging his natural, and proper. Freeman really gives just an enjoyable performance the whole way through. Freeman does certain mannerisms and voice as Hoke but they all work just to make a thoroughly enjoyable performance. It is not just enjoyable thought, but his performance also contains a lot of depth. Freeman shows the characters deeper aspects through subtle expressions, rather than anything heavy handed. Freeman handles the development of his relationship with Tandy to an expert degree, their feuding at first to their true friendship at the end is as eloquently done as possible and the credit needs to go to Tandy and Freeman for this. His performance has heart, depth, and is just fun to watch. For this Freeman gets: