History Creator / MichaelClarkeDuncan

25th Oct '17 3:00:35 PM TastySauce
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Probably his most famous role was John Coffey in ''Film/TheGreenMile'', but it should be noted that he was the [[AbilityOverAppearance most suitable actor]] (at the time at least) to play [[Film/{{Daredevil}} The Kingpin]], despite the character being [[RaceLift white]] in the comics. he reprised the role in ''WesternAnimation/SpiderManTheNewAnimatedSeries''. He was also one of the few actors to play a major character in films based on both DC & Marvel properties, with his role as Kilowog in 2011's ''Film/GreenLantern'' film.

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Probably his most famous role was John Coffey in ''Film/TheGreenMile'', but it should be noted that he was the [[AbilityOverAppearance most suitable actor]] (at the time at least) to play [[Film/{{Daredevil}} The Kingpin]], despite the character being [[RaceLift white]] in the comics. he He reprised the role in ''WesternAnimation/SpiderManTheNewAnimatedSeries''. He was also one of the few actors to play a major character in films based on both DC & Marvel properties, with his role as Kilowog in 2011's ''Film/GreenLantern'' film.
10th Mar '17 1:25:07 PM erforce
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* BadassBaritone
* BaldOfAwesome

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* KindheartedCatLover
* MeanCharacterNiceActor
* NiceGuy

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8th Nov '16 6:54:52 PM dlchen145
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* {{Badass}}: His characters tended to be this.
** BadassAdorable: Though he rarely got to play this kind of character, the big fella was pretty much a huge, cuddly muscular teddy bear in RealLife. The opening quote of this page only emphasizes this further.
** BadassBaritone

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* {{Badass}}: His characters tended to be this.
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BadassAdorable: Though he rarely got to play this kind of character, the big fella was pretty much a huge, cuddly muscular teddy bear in RealLife. The opening quote of this page only emphasizes this further.
** * BadassBaritone
18th Feb '16 7:35:30 PM followerofcake
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* AbilityOverAppearance: How Duncan got cast as the Kingpin in the ''Film/{{Daredevil}}'' film. While appearance was a factor, he was the only person BIG enough and good enough to play the part of what was supposed to be a white character.



* PlayingAgainstType: Several roles played against his usual villainous casting. Most notable is [[Film/TheGreenMile John Coffey]] who has all the attributes of the ScaryBlackMan and is also convicted for murder but is then revealed to a GentleGiant.
** Not to mention being the voice of Future Wade in ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible: A Sitch In Time''.
** Or his wonderfully-goofy role as Ricky Bobby's crew chief in ''Film/TalladegaNightsTheBalladOfRickyBobby''.
** In the short-lived {{FOX}} crime drama ''The Finder'', he played the intimidating yet [[StraightMan rationally-driven]] partner to the main character, a private detective. This also happened to have been Duncan's very last role (wrapping up what turned out to be the series finale occurred just weeks before his heart attack; the actual episode aired just shortly before he ultimately died)



* ScullyBox: At 6'5" (196 cm), he was already huge, but some movies used this and/or HitlerCam to make him look downright superhuman.
** In ''Film/TheGreenMile'', they had to make him tower over co-stars David Morse and James Cromwell. Morse is about the same height and Cromwell is actually a few inches taller in real life.
31st Aug '15 12:56:12 AM Morgenthaler
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->"''[[KindheartedCatLover How can you not like cats?]]''"

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25th May '15 10:06:06 AM Morgenthaler
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** Or his wonderfully-goofy role as Ricky Bobby's crew chief in ''TalladegaNights''.

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** Or his wonderfully-goofy role as Ricky Bobby's crew chief in ''TalladegaNights''.''Film/TalladegaNightsTheBalladOfRickyBobby''.
23rd May '15 10:52:50 PM ShinyTsukkomi
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** Not to mention being the voice of Future Wade in ''KimPossible: A Sitch In Time''.

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** Not to mention being the voice of Future Wade in ''KimPossible: ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible: A Sitch In Time''.
26th Mar '15 9:49:56 AM Premonition45
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While starting out as an actor, he served as a bodyguard for celebrities like Creator/WillSmith, Creator/JamieFoxx, Music/LLCoolJ and Music/TheNotoriousBIG. He quit this line of work after B.I.G.'s death, shifting his entire focus to acting.



** Interestingly, Creator/StanLee ''had'' originally conceived Kingpin as a black character, but he made him white to avoid accusations about racism, since the civil rights movement was underway at the time.

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** Interestingly, Creator/StanLee ''had'' originally conceived Kingpin as a black character, but he made him white to avoid accusations about racism, since the civil rights movement was underway at the time.racism.
3rd Nov '14 7:32:56 PM ZeroWizard
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In July of 2012, Duncan suffered a heart attack and remained hospitalized for 7 weeks. On September 3, he succumbed to and died from the damage caused by said heart attack, which never fully healed. He was 54.

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In July of 2012, Duncan suffered a heart attack and remained hospitalized for 7 weeks. On September 3, 3rd, he succumbed to and died from the damage caused by said heart attack, which never fully healed. He was 54.
3rd Nov '14 7:32:30 PM ZeroWizard
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'''Michael Clarke Duncan''' (December 10, 1957 -- September 3, 2012) was the quintessential (Large) ScaryBlackMan, despite the fact that he was actually a [[MeanCharacterNiceActor nice guy]]. Had a [[BadassBaritone voice]] deep enough to rival Creator/JamesEarlJones in bad-assery.

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'''Michael Clarke Duncan''' (December 10, 1957 -- September 3, 2012) was the quintessential (Large) ScaryBlackMan, despite the fact that he was actually a [[MeanCharacterNiceActor nice guy]]. Had a [[BadassBaritone voice]] deep enough to rival Creator/JamesEarlJones in bad-assery.
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