Michael Clarke Duncan

Michael Clarke Duncan

Highest Rated: 87% Kung Fu Panda (2008)

Lowest Rated: 5% Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li (2009)

Birthday: Dec 10, 1957

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA

At 6'5" and in excess of 300 pounds, Michael Clarke Duncan cut an imposing figure, but with his breakout performance as the hulking, child-like prisoner in director Frank Darabont's "The Green Mile" (1999), Duncan proved there was more to him than his fearsome physicality. After years of working as a bouncer and bodyguard, aspiring actor Duncan could only manage to land roles of the same ilk after arriving in Los Angeles. That all changed when Duncan impressed pyrotechnic auteur Michael Bay enough to cast him alongside Bruce Willis in "Armageddon" (1998). It was Willis who suggested Duncan for the role of John Coffey in "The Green Mile," and after garnering rave reviews, as well as an Oscar nomination, acting neophyte Duncan suddenly found the doors of Hollywood wide open to him. Duncan paired with Willis again for the comedy "The Whole Nine Yards" (2000), then donned sword and sandals alongside The Rock for the fantasy adventure "The Scorpion King" (2002). He proved versatile enough impress as the iron-fisted underworld boss, Kingpin, in "Daredevil" (2003), the frightened, bio-engineered organ donor in Bay's "The Island" (2005), and a brutish cop in "Sin City" (2005), all with the ease of a seasoned thespian. Duncan also frequently lent his distinctive bass voice to family-friendly animated films like "Kung Fu Panda" (2008) and "Cats & Dogs: Revenge of Kitty Galore" (2010). While perfectly happy to play a villain or an action hero, Duncan's innate gentle nature and good humor were traits which allowed him to expand his repertoire beyond the role of mere muscle. Sadly, his career and life were cut short by dying from heart problems at the age of 54.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 53% The Challenger Duane (Character),
Executive Producer
$19K 2015
No Score Yet 71% From the Rough Roger (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet 27% A Resurrection Addison (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet 77% In the Hive Mr. Hollis (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mystery Girl "Big Jim" Nelson (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet 17% Cross Erlik (Character) - 2011
26% 45% Green Lantern Kilowog (Voice) $116.6M 2011
No Score Yet 18% Legend of Kung Fu Rabbit Slash (Voice) - 2011
13% 38% Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore Sam (Voice) $43.6M 2010
57% 59% Black, White and Blues Augy (Character) $27K 2010
5% 18% Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li Balrog (Character) $8.7M 2009
35% 47% The Slammin' Salmon Cleon "Slammin" Salmon (Character) $41.6K 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Beyond Limits Narrator - 2009
23% 63% Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins Otis (Character) $42.2M 2008
11% 26% Delgo Elder Marley (Voice) $511.9K 2008
87% 83% Kung Fu Panda Commander Vachir (Voice) $143.5M 2008
55% 54% The Last Mimzy Nathanial Broadman (Character) $21.5M 2007
No Score Yet 13% American Crude Spinks (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet 47% One Way The General (Character) - 2006
26% 52% School for Scoundrels Lesher (Character) $17.8M 2006
71% 73% Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby Lucius Washington (Character) $148.2M 2006
No Score Yet 65% Air Buddies Unknown (Voice) - 2006
No Score Yet 50% The Golden Blaze Thomas Tatum / Quake (Voice) - 2005
35% 42% Racing Stripes Clydesdale (Voice) $49.2M 2005
No Score Yet 34% Dinotopia: Quest for the Ruby Sunstone Stinktooth (Voice) - 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Island Starkweather (Character) $35.8M 2005
77% 78% Sin City Manute (Character) $74.1M 2005
No Score Yet 28% Pursued Franklin (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet 48% The Land Before Time: Invasion of the Tinysauruses Big Daddy (Voice) - 2004
No Score Yet 48% George and the Dragon Tarik (Character) - 2004
39% 55% D.E.B.S. Mr. Phipps (Character) $96.8K 2004
No Score Yet 69% Kim Possible: A Sitch in Time Future Wade (Voice) - 2003
17% 20% George of the Jungle 2 Mean Lion (Character) - 2003
44% 35% Daredevil William Fisk/Kingpin (Character) $102.5M 2003
37% 65% Brother Bear Tug (Voice) $85.3M 2003
41% 38% The Scorpion King Balthazar (Character) $90.3M 2002
No Score Yet 54% They Call Me Sirr Coach Griffin (Character) - 2001
44% 27% Planet of the Apes Attar (Character) $180M 2001
54% 32% Cats & Dogs Sam (Voice) $93.4M 2001
23% 44% See Spot Run Agent Murdoch (Character) $33.4M 2001
45% 64% The Whole Nine Yards Frankie Figs (Character) $57.3M 2000
33% 20% The Underground Comedy Movie Gay Virgin (Character) $856 1999
78% 94% The Green Mile John Coffey (Character) $136.8M 1999
38% 73% Armageddon Jayotis 'Bear' Kurleenbear (Character) $201.6M 1998

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 82% The Fairly OddParents Rockwell (Guest Voice) 2016
No Score Yet 62% Family Guy Black Co-Worker (Guest Voice) 2012 2006-2007
57% 78% The Finder Leo Knox (Character) 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Talk Guest 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wendy Williams Show Guest 2012
90% 82% Bones Leo Knox (Guest Star) 2011
65% 65% Two and a Half Men Jerome Burnett (Guest Star) 2008-2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bonnie Hunt Show Guest 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainment Studios.com Guest 2008
90% 91% Chuck Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
No Score Yet 86% The Suite Life of Zack & Cody Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainers: With Byron Allen Guest 2008
No Score Yet 84% CSI: New York Quinn Sullivan (Guest Star) 2005
No Score Yet 70% George Lopez Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Spider-Man Unknown (Voice) 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Guest 2002-2003
No Score Yet 68% King of the Hill Unknown (Guest Voice) 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Living Single Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wayans Bros. Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Jamie Foxx Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Weird Science Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Married ... With Children Bouncer (Guest Star) 1995
No Score Yet 93% The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Renegade Shaka (Guest Star) 1995

QUOTES FROM Michael Clarke Duncan CHARACTERS

Jayotis 'Bear' Kurleenbear says: What's up Harry? Did N.A.S.A. find oil on Uranus? Man.

John Coffey says: I'm sorry for what I am.

John Coffey says: 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 says: 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 says: People hurt the ones they love. That's how it is all around the world

John Coffey says: People hurt the ones they love. That's how it is all around the world.

John Coffey says: I helped Del's mouse become a circus mouse. Gonna live in a mouse city. Down in...

Paul Edgecomb says: John... I have to ask you something very important now.

John Coffey says: I know what you gonna say. You don't have to say it.

Paul Edgecomb says: 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 says: Why would you do such a foolish thing?

Paul Edgecomb says: 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 says: 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 says: Yes, John, I think I can.

John Coffey says: i tried to help it , i tried to take it away , but it was too late ....

John Coffey says: I tried to take it back, but it was too late.

John Coffey says: 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 says: 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 says: Why would you do such a foolish thing?

Paul Edgecomb says: 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 says: Yes-um boss...

Balthazar says: You watch yourself, Akkadian.

The Scorpion King/Mathayus says: No need for concern, Miss.

Balthazar says: (To himself) Oh, he's going to pay for that.

Balthazar says: [to himself] Oh, he's going to pay for that.

John Coffey says: My name is John Coffey, like the drink, except not spelled the same.

John Coffey says: He killed them with their love, that's how it is everyday, all over the world.

Commander Vachir says: Aww, did I step on the wittle kitty's tail? Awww...

Commander Vachir says: AH HAHAHAHAHAHAH!

Paul Edgecomb says: "John - do you know where we're taking you tonight?"

Paul Edgecomb says: John - do you know where we're taking you tonight?

John Coffey says: "He'p a lady?"

John Coffey says: He'p a lady?

Brutus "Brutal" Howell says: "That's right! But how do you know?"

Brutus "Brutal" Howell says: That's right! But how do you know?

John Coffey says: "Don't know. Tell the truth, boss, I don't know much o' anything, never have"

John Coffey says: Don't know. Tell the truth, boss, I don't know much o' anything, never have.

The Scorpion King/Mathayus says: Live free.

Balthazar says: Rule well.

Paul Edgecomb says: Your name is John Coffey

John Coffey says: Yes sir boss. Like the drink, only not spelled the same.

Paul Edgecomb says: Oh, you can spell can you?

John Coffey says: Just my name boss. J-O...

Kilowog says: Gravity's a bitch

Kilowog says: Gravity's a bitch.

Commander Vachir says: [To Zeng] You're not going anywhere! [Referring to Tai Lung, who released himself and is trying to escape] And neither is HE!

Kilowog says: 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 says: 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 says: 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 says: Yes, John. I think I can.

Sam says: Butch, you look like you lost some weight.

Diggs says: I'm sorry. My name's Diggs and I always look this good.

Oscar Choi says: What is it? Is it just me or is it just Watts really hot

Oscar Choi says: What is it? Is it just me or is it just what is really hot

Oscar Choi says: [to Bear] What is the deal? Is it just me, or is Watts really hot?

Jayotis (Bear) Kurleenbear says: Yeah. (Bear and Rockhound both nod)

Jayotis (Bear) Kurleenbear says: Yeah. [Bear and Rockhound both nod]

Co-Pilot Jennifer Watts says: BEAR!

Jayotis (Bear) Kurleenbear says: Yes.

Co-Pilot Jennifer Watts says: Do we have a problem?

Jayotis (Bear) Kurleenbear says: No.

Co-Pilot Jennifer Watts says: 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 says: 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 says: I'd float away

Jayotis (Bear) Kurleenbear says: I'd float away.

Co-Pilot Jennifer Watts says: Yeah.

Harry S. Stamper says: White...horse...

Harry S. Stamper says: White... horse.

Jayotis (Bear) Kurleenbear says: "White...House...WhiteHouse.

Jayotis (Bear) Kurleenbear says: White... house. White house.

John Coffey says: I tried to take it back, boss, but it was too late.

John Coffey says: I couldn't help it, boss. I tried to take it back, but it was too late.

Kingpin says: How's your daughter?

Kingpin says: Send the guards home

Kingpin says: Send the guards home.

Wesley says: But sir...

Kingpin says: I was raised in the southside Bronx, Wesley. This is something you wouldn't understand.

Kilowog says: Remember,your enemy,he's not gonna play fair

Kilowog says: Remember, your enemy is not gonna play fair.

Kilowog says: Remember. Your enemy is not gonna play fair.

John Coffey says: "He killed them with their love. Thats the way it is all over the world every day"

John Coffey says: He killed them with their love. That's the way it is, all over the world, every day.

John Coffey says: "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 says: 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?"