- Michael Clarke Duncan was a talented actor
- He's probably best-known for The Green Mile
- Watch our video on how he passed away
Michael Clarke Duncan was born on December 10th, 1957, in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Before appearing on the big screen, Michael worked as a bodyguard for other celebrities like Jamie Fox, LL Cool J, Will Smith, Martin Lawrence, and Biggie Smalls, just to mention a few.
The Green Mile Star Michael Clarke Duncan Died In 2012
Michael Clarke Duncan made his debut in the film industry next to Ice Cube in the cult comedy, Friday in which he played "Deebo." He went on to play "Bear" in the acclaimed movie Armageddon in 1998, which put him in the sights of the top directors and producers in the industry.
By 1999, Michael had the opportunity to play "John Coffey" in the movie The Green Mile, alongside Tom Hanks. Unfortunately, just as his career was on the rise, Michael Clarke Duncan passed away in 2012.
If you want to learn more about Michael Clarke Duncan's amazing career, check out the video above.