Michael Clarke Duncan

Michael Clarke Duncan

  • Highest Rated: 87% Kung Fu Panda (2008)
  • Lowest Rated: 0% Caught Up (1998)
  • Birthday: Dec 10, 1957
  • Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA
  • Standing 6'5" and weighing over 300 pounds, African American actor Michael Clarke Duncan inarguably possesses one of Hollywood's more unforgettable figures. A former bodyguard and bouncer, Duncan first gained attention when he appeared as one of a group of oil drillers sent to stop an asteroid from annihilating the Earth in the 1998 blockbuster Armageddon. A year later, Duncan's career got another significant boost when the actor earned lavish critical plaudits for his portrayal of a wrongfully convicted death row inmate in The Green Mile.Born in Chicago on December 10, 1957, Duncan was raised on the city's south side by his single mother. A serious student, Duncan decided that he wanted to play football in high school; after his mother refused to let him, fearing he would get hurt, he developed an interest in acting instead. Following his graduation from high school, the aspiring actor studied communications at Mississippi's Alcorn State University. His studies were cut short when he returned to Chicago to attend to his mother, who had fallen ill. He subsequently found work digging ditches with the Peoples Gas Company and moonlighted as a club bouncer. His work led to a chance encounter with a stage producer who hired him as a security guard for a traveling theatre company, which eventually brought Duncan to Hollywood. Upon his arrival in L.A., Duncan, who was hovering dangerously close to bankruptcy, secured further work as a security guard and found his first agent. He got his professional start on television, appearing in commercials, sitcoms, and on the soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful. He started his film career playing -- surprisingly enough -- bouncers in such films as The Players Club and Bulworth (both 1998), finally getting his big break -- and the first role that didn't require him to boot people out of clubs -- in Armageddon. Thanks to the great commercial success of Armageddon, Duncan was able to find subsequent employment in a number of productions, most notably The Green Mile. He earned overwhelmingly strong reviews for his portrayal of doomed, saintly John Coffey, a man whose conviction for a brutal double murder seems at odds with his exceedingly gentle, almost child-like demeanor. Duncan garnered Best Supporting Actor Golden Globe and Oscar nominations for his work in the film. He next switched genre gears, re-teaming with Armageddon co-star Bruce Willis to star in the comedy The Whole Nine Yards, which cast him a brutish thug who terrorizes mild-mannered dentist Matthew Perry. Once again utilizing his massive girth to maximum effect in the following year's The Planet of the Apes Duncan followed up the big budget remake with the made-for-television They Call Me Sirr before once again flexing formidably, this time opposite The Rock, in The Scorpion King. Later turning up as the villainous Kingpin in the comic book superhero film Daredevil (2003), Duncan would also loan his voice to the same character in Spider-Man: The Animated Series later that same year. A string of vocal performances in such animated efforts as Kim Possible: A Stitch in Time, The Proud Family, and Crab Nebula found Duncan's vocal chords in increased demand in television, films, and even videogames, yet by 2005 the hard-working actor was back on the big screen with roles in both Robert Rodriguez's Sin City, and Michael Bay's The Island. Though action may have always been the best genre for the physically imposing actor to make an impression on the big screen, fans would take note that the hulking Duncan also had a keen sense of humor, a point made all the more evident by his role in the 2006 Will Ferrell NASCAR laugher Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby. Duncan continued to work in television in the following years, making appearances on popular shows including Chuck, Two and a Half Men, and Bones. In 2012, Duncan landed a starring role in The Finder, a short-lived series in which he once again took on the role of former lawye

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet The Challenger Executive Producer Duane 2015
No Score Yet From The Rough Roger 2014
No Score Yet A Resurrection Addison 2013
No Score Yet In The Hive Mr. Hollis 2012
57% Redemption Road Augy $26.3K 2011
26% Green Lantern Kilowog $116.7M 2011
No Score Yet Cross Erlik 2011
No Score Yet Tu Xia Chuan Qi (Legend of Kung Fu Rabbit) Actor 2011
13% Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore Sam $43.5M 2010
No Score Yet Beyond Limits Narrator 2010
No Score Yet For Love of Liberty: The Story of America's Black Patriots Actor 2010
No Score Yet March On!... and More Stories About African American History Actor 2010
35% The Slammin' Salmon Cleon Salmon $26.7K 2009
5% Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li Balrog $8.7M 2009
No Score Yet March On! The Day My Brother Martin Changed the World Actor 2009
12% Delgo Elder Marley $0.6M 2008
87% Kung Fu Panda Commander Vachir $215.4M 2008
No Score Yet American Crude Spinks 2008
23% Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins Otis $42.2M 2008
25% Slipstream Mort 2007
54% The Last Mimzy Nathaniel Broadman $21.5M 2007
No Score Yet One Way The General 2006
26% School for Scoundrels Lesher $17.8M 2006
50% Brother Bear 2 Tug 2006
71% Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby Lucius Washington $148.3M 2006
No Score Yet Air Buddies The Wolf 2006
No Score Yet The Land Before Time XI: Invasion of the Tinysauruses Big Daddy 2005
40% The Island Starkweather $35.9M 2005
No Score Yet Dinotopia: Quest for the Ruby Sunstone Stinktooth 2005
No Score Yet The Golden Blaze Thomas Tatum/Quake 2005
77% Sin City Manute 2005
35% Racing Stripes Clydesdale $49.2M 2005
No Score Yet Martin's Big Words ... and More Stories from the African-American Tradition Actor 2005
No Score Yet George and the Dragon (Dragon Sword) Tarik 2004
39% D.E.B.S. Mr. Phipps 2004
No Score Yet Pursued Franklin 2004
No Score Yet Kim Possible: A Sitch in Time Future Wade 2003
37% Brother Bear Tug $85.1M 2003
17% George Of The Jungle 2 Mean Lion 2003
44% Daredevil Kingpin/Fisk $102.5M 2003
40% The Scorpion King Balthazar $90.4M 2002
No Score Yet They Call Me Sirr Griffin 2001
44% Planet of the Apes Colonel Attar $178.1M 2001
54% Cats & Dogs Sam 2001
23% See Spot Run Agent Murdoch $32.5M 2001
45% The Whole Nine Yards Frankie Figs $57.3M 2000
79% The Green Mile John 1999
33% The Underground Comedy Movie Gay Virgin 1999
11% A Night at the Roxbury Security 1998
38% Armageddon Jayotis 'Bear' Kurleenbear 1998
76% Bulworth Bouncer 1998
31% The Players Club Bodyguard 1998
0% Caught Up BB 1998
No Score Yet Back in Business Huge Guard 1997
No Score Yet Sin City 3 Actor

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Avengers Assemble
2013-2017
Voice
  • 2014
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson
2005-2014
Guest
  • 2014
  • 2012
57% The Finder
2012
Leo Knox
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Guest
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest
  • 2012
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2003
  • 2002
  • 2001
90% Bones
2005-2017
Leo Knox
  • 2011
No Score Yet Chelsea Lately
2007-2014
Guest
  • 2009
  • 2008
No Score Yet The Bonnie Hunt Show
2008-2010
Guest
  • 2009
  • 2008
63% Two and a Half Men
2003-2015
Jerome
  • 2009
  • 2008
89% Chuck
2007-2012
Colt
  • 2008
71% Family Guy
1999
Voice
  • 2007
  • 2006
No Score Yet Loonatics Unleashed
2005-2007
Voice
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
No Score Yet CSI: NY
2004-2013
Quinn Sullivan
  • 2005
No Score Yet George Lopez
2002-2007
Dr. Holland
  • 2005
No Score Yet The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius
2002-2006
Voice
  • 2005
  • 2003
No Score Yet Static Shock
2000-2004
Voice
  • 2004
No Score Yet Kim Possible
2002-2007
Voice
  • 2003
No Score Yet King of the Hill
1997-2010
Voice
  • 2002
No Score Yet Sister, Sister
1994-1999
Big Earl
  • 1999
No Score Yet Married...With Children
1987-1997
Bouncer
  • 1995
No Score Yet The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
1990-1996
Tiny
  • 1995

QUOTES FROM Michael Clarke Duncan CHARACTERS

Jayotis 'Bear' Kurleenbear
What's up Harry? Did N.A.S.A. find oil on Uranus? Man.
John Coffey
I'm sorry for what I am.
John Coffey
I'm tired, boss. Tired of being on the road, lonely as a sparrow in the rain. I'm tired of never having a buddy to be with, to tell me where we's going to, coming from or why. Mostly, I'm tired of people being ugly to each other. I'm tired of all the pain I feel and hear in the world every day. There's too much of it. It's like pieces of glass in my head, all the time... Can you understand?"
John Coffey
I'm tired, boss. Tired of being on the road, lonely as a sparrow in the rain. I'm tired of never having a buddy to be with, to tell me where we's going to, coming from or why. Mostly, I'm tired of people being ugly to each other. I'm tired of all the pain I feel and hear in the world every day. There's too much of it. It's like pieces of glass in my head, all the time. Can you understand?"
John Coffey
People hurt the ones they love. That's how it is all around the world
John Coffey
People hurt the ones they love. That's how it is all around the world.
John Coffey
I helped Del's mouse become a circus mouse. Gonna live in a mouse city. Down in...
Paul Edgecomb
John... I have to ask you something very important now.
John Coffey
I know what you gonna say. You don't have to say it.
Paul Edgecomb
No, I do. I do. I have to say it. John... tell me what you want me to do. You want me to take you out of here? Just let you run away? See how far you could get?
John Coffey
Why would you do such a foolish thing?
Paul Edgecomb
On the day of my judgement... when I stand before God... and he asks me why did I... did I kill one of his true... miracles... what am I going to say? That it was my job? It's my job.
John Coffey
You tell God the Father it was a kindness you done. I know you're hurting and worrying. I can feel it on you. But you ought to quit on it now. I want it to be over and done with. I do. I'm tired, boss. Tired of being on the road, lonely as a sparrow in the rain. I'm tired of never having me a buddy to be with... to tell me where we's going to, coming from, or why. Mostly, I'm tired of people being ugly to each other. I'm tired of all the pain I feel and hear in the world... every day. There's too much of it. It's like pieces of glass in my head... all the time. Can you understand?
Paul Edgecomb
Yes, John, I think I can.
John Coffey
i tried to help it , i tried to take it away , but it was too late ....
John Coffey
I tried to take it back, but it was too late.
John Coffey
I dreamed he got down to that place Boss Howell talked about, that Mouseville place. I dreamed there was kids, and how they laughed at his tricks! My! I dreamed those two little blonde-headed girls were there. They 'us laughing, too. I put my arms around 'em and sat 'em on my knees, and there 'us no blood comin' outta their hair and they 'us fine. We all watch Mr. Jingles roll that spool, and how we did laugh. Fit to bust, we was.
Paul Edgecomb
What do you want me to do John? You want me to let you run out of here, see how far you can get?
John Coffey
Why would you do such a foolish thing?
Paul Edgecomb
On the day of my judgment, when I stand before God, and He asks me why did I kill one of his true miracles, what am I gonna say? That it was my job? My job?
John Coffey
Yes-um boss...
Balthazar
You watch yourself, Akkadian.
The Scorpion King/Mathayus
No need for concern, Miss.
Balthazar
(To himself) Oh, he's going to pay for that.
Balthazar
[to himself] Oh, he's going to pay for that.
John Coffey
My name is John Coffey, like the drink, except not spelled the same.
John Coffey
He killed them with their love, that's how it is everyday, all over the world.
Commander Vachir
Aww, did I step on the wittle kitty's tail? Awww...
Commander Vachir
AH HAHAHAHAHAHAH!
Paul Edgecomb
"John - do you know where we're taking you tonight?"
Paul Edgecomb
John - do you know where we're taking you tonight?
John Coffey
"He'p a lady?"
John Coffey
He'p a lady?
Brutus "Brutal" Howell
"That's right! But how do you know?"
Brutus "Brutal" Howell
That's right! But how do you know?
John Coffey
"Don't know. Tell the truth, boss, I don't know much o' anything, never have"
John Coffey
Don't know. Tell the truth, boss, I don't know much o' anything, never have.
The Scorpion King/Mathayus
Live free.
Balthazar
Rule well.
Paul Edgecomb
Your name is John Coffey
John Coffey
Yes sir boss. Like the drink, only not spelled the same.
Paul Edgecomb
Oh, you can spell can you?
John Coffey
Just my name boss. J-O...
Kilowog
Gravity's a bitch
Kilowog
Gravity's a bitch.
Commander Vachir
[To Zeng] You're not going anywhere! [Referring to Tai Lung, who released himself and is trying to escape] And neither is HE!
Kilowog
Never let your guard down, poozer. Welcome to Ring Slinging 101. Or as I like to call it: The worst day of your worthless life.
Paul Edgecomb
On the day of my judgment, when I stand before God, and He asks me why did I kill one of his true miracles, what am I gonna say? That it was my job? My job?
John Coffey
You tell God the Father it was a kindness you done. I know you hurtin' and worryin', I can feel it on you, but you oughta quit on it now. Because I want it over and done. I do. I'm tired, boss. Tired of bein' on the road, lonely as a sparrow in the rain. Tired of not ever having me a buddy to be with, or tell me where we's coming from or going to, or why. Mostly I'm tired of people being ugly to each other. I'm tired of all the pain I feel and hear in the world everyday. There's too much of it. It's like pieces of glass in my head all the time. Can you understand?
Paul Edgecomb
Yes, John. I think I can.
Sam
Butch, you look like you lost some weight.
Diggs
I'm sorry. My name's Diggs and I always look this good.
Oscar Choi
What is it? Is it just me or is it just Watts really hot
Oscar Choi
What is it? Is it just me or is it just what is really hot
Oscar Choi
[to Bear] What is the deal? Is it just me, or is Watts really hot?
Jayotis (Bear) Kurleenbear
Yeah. (Bear and Rockhound both nod)
Jayotis (Bear) Kurleenbear
Yeah. [Bear and Rockhound both nod]
Co-Pilot Jennifer Watts
BEAR!
Jayotis (Bear) Kurleenbear
Yes.
Co-Pilot Jennifer Watts
Do we have a problem?
Jayotis (Bear) Kurleenbear
No.
Co-Pilot Jennifer Watts
Becuase I'm trying to describe how these DATs keep your ass on the ground so if I was to kick you in the balls and you don't know how to work them, what happens to you?
Co-Pilot Jennifer Watts
Because I'm trying to describe how these DAT's keep your ass on the ground so if I was to kick you in the balls and you don't know how to work them, what happens to you?
Jayotis (Bear) Kurleenbear
I'd float away
Jayotis (Bear) Kurleenbear
I'd float away.
Co-Pilot Jennifer Watts
Yeah.
Harry S. Stamper
White...horse...
Harry S. Stamper
White... horse.
Jayotis (Bear) Kurleenbear
"White...House...WhiteHouse.
Jayotis (Bear) Kurleenbear
White... house. White house.
John Coffey
I tried to take it back, boss, but it was too late.
John Coffey
I couldn't help it, boss. I tried to take it back, but it was too late.
Kingpin
How's your daughter?
Kingpin
Send the guards home
Kingpin
Send the guards home.
Wesley
But sir...
Kingpin
I was raised in the southside Bronx, Wesley. This is something you wouldn't understand.
Kilowog
Remember,your enemy,he's not gonna play fair
Kilowog
Remember, your enemy is not gonna play fair.
Kilowog
Remember. Your enemy is not gonna play fair.
John Coffey
"He killed them with their love. Thats the way it is all over the world every day"
John Coffey
He killed them with their love. That's the way it is, all over the world, every day.
John Coffey
"I'm tired,Boss. Tired of being on the road, lonely as sparrow in the rain. I'm tired of never having a buddy to be with, to tell me where we's going to, coming from or why. Mostly, I'm tired of people being ugly to each other. I'm tired of all the pain I feel and hear in the world everyday. There's too much of it. It's like pieces of glass in my head, all the time.... Can you understand?"
John Coffey
I'm tired, boss. Tired of being on the road, lonely as a sparrow in the rain. I'm tired of never having a buddy to be with, to tell me where we's going to, coming from or why. Mostly, I'm tired of people being ugly to each other. I'm tired of all the pain I feel and hear in the world every day. There's too much of it. It's like pieces of glass in my head, all the time... Can you understand?"