Michael Clarke Duncan was a famous American Actor, known for his excellent performance in “The Green Mile”. He was born on 10th December, 1957 in Chicago, Illinois, he lost his father early on his life and as a result had to shoulder the responsibilities of his family, which made him drop out of university.
To support his family, he took various jobs including digger at a Gas Company, Bouncer at Clubs, thanks to his huge bulky physique. He died due to natural causes at the age of 54 in 2012.
In Los Angeles, Michael Clarke Duncan became the bodyguard of celebrities including Will Smith, Jamie Foxx and Martin Lawrence among others, before landing a role in “Armageddon” in 1998 alongside Bruce Wills and others. “Armageddon” proved to be a successful start to the career of Michael Clarke Duncan and earned him a role that went on to be his real claim to fame that was John Coffey in the movie titled “The Green Mile”.
The movies including “The Whole Nine Yards”, “The Scorpion King”, “Planet of Apes”, “The Kingpin”, “Daredevil” and “The Island”, all proved to be successful and helped Michael Clarke Duncan become an actor to reckon with. He also lent his voice to a number of roles, which include “Brother Bear”, “The Spider Man: The New Animated Series” and “Kung Fu Panda” to name a few.
Movies like “The Black and White” (1999), “The Green Mile” (1999) and “The Whole Nine Yards” can be termed as his career highlights. These movies earned him various nominations including the prestigious Academy Award and Golden Globe Award in the category for supporting actor for “The Green Mile”. He won Black Reel Award and Saturn Award for best supporting actor for his performance in “The Black and White”.
Best Movies of Michael Clarke Duncan
- The Black and the White
- The Green Mile
- The Whole Nine Yards
- Planet of the Apes
- The Scorpion King
- Sin City
- The Kung Fu Panda
- The Island