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Michael Clarke Duncan

Michael Clarke Duncan

Michael Clarke Duncan is probably best known for his role opposite Tom Hanks in The Green Mile, for which his performance garnered an Academy Award nomination. Duncan first came to prominence in Armageddon, and re-teamed with Bruce Willis in the comedy The Whole Nine Yards. He also starred with Mark Wahlberg in Tim Burton's Planet of the Apes, and received critical acclaim for his performance in the Showtime original drama They Call Me Sir. Most recently, he starred as the voice of Tug in the animated film Brother Bear; as the villainous Kingpin, opposite Ben Affleck in the big screen adaptation of Marvel Comics' Daredevil; and opposite The Rock in the adventure picture The Scorpion King. Duncan's other motion picture credits include See Spot Run, Bulworth, The Player's Club and Night at the Roxbury.

Born and raised in Chicago, Duncan studied communications at Alcorn State University in Mississippi. After a stint in security, he worked in commercials before making his feature debut in F. Gary Gray's comedy, Friday.

Duncan will soon be seen in the hit thriller Pursued, co-starring Christian Slater and Estella Warren, the indie flic D.E.B.S and Sin City, directed by Robert Rodriguez. He recently wrapped production on the film American Crude alongside Jennifer Esposito, Ron Livingston and Rob Schneider and on the fantasy film George and the Dragon with Patrick Swayze. He is currently in production on Michael Bay's The Island.

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Michael Clarke Duncan Facts

Birth NameMichael Clarke Duncan
BirthdayDecember 10, 1957
BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, USA
Date of deathSeptember 3, 2012 (age 54)
Height6' 5" (1m96)  How tall is Michael Clarke Duncan compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins
Talladega Nights: The Ballad Of Ricky Bobby
The Green Mile
The Land Before Time: The Complete Collection
King Kong
The Island
Green Lantern
Racing Stripes
The Land Before Time XI: Invasion of the Tinysauruses
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