Morgan Freeman credits David Beckham with making men's fashion popular to the mass market because the soccer star has made it more acceptable for males to take pride in their appearance.
The Oscar-winning actor says the soccer star - who has three sons, Brooklyn, 11, Romeo, seven, and five-year-old Cruz with designer wife Victoria Beckham - has made it acceptable for males to start taking pride in their appearance and think about what they're wearing.
He said: "Before, men's fashion was for social things, for gays, for eccentrics, for weirdos; it was small market. David was the start: a hot straight, family man with kids. He was such a big star and he gave the possibility to be fashionable to millions. He made it possible for men to approach fashion without fear. Men felt, if he can do it, I can."
Morgan himself is a big fashion fan and was taught by his grandmother about clothes making so knows good clothes when he sees them.
The 'Million Dollar Baby' star - who is a huge admirer of Dolce & Gabbana - told the Daily Telegraph newspaper: "My grandmother was a master seamstress in Arkansas and Mississippi. She taught me to look for workmanship, to see the stitches, to feel the cloth. That's how I know."