Michael Clarke Duncan was a dreamer. After years of working as a security guard and bouncer the Chicago native was determined to make a name for himself as an actor in Hollywood. Even though his first few roles played off of his imposing 6′ 5 frame, typecasting him as a bouncer, he eventually graduated to playing everything from a Nubian King to a gay virgin. In 2000 he was nominated for an Academy Award for his portrayal of a death row inmate in The Green Mile.
Duncan passed away on Monday September 3, 2012 and left behind a string of film and TV roles that fans will be replaying and remembering for years to come. Take a look at some of Michael Clarke Duncan’s most memorable movie roles. (SOME LANGUAGE NSFW)
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A group of oil drillers take a crash course in astro physics in hopes of destroying an asteroid headed for Earth. Duncan made such a strong impression in this film that Bruce Willis recommended him for The Green Mile. The scene below where Duncan’s Bear interrupts a medical exam to start stripping is in Spanish, but no less hilarious.