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MICHAEL CLARKE DUNCAN’s (Otis) performance as the gentle giant in The Green Mile received massive critical acclaim. This unforgettable performance has led to a career of diverse roles and worldwide praise. Recently, he co-starred in Anthony Hopkins’ directorial debut, Slipstream, and Bob Shaye’s directorial debut, The Last Mimzy. Duncan was also recently seen in the comedy School for Scoundrels, with Billy Bob Thornton and Jon Heder.

Duncan also starred in the mega-hit Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, with Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly and Sacha Baron Cohen, which tells the hilarious story of NASCAR drivers. He was seen in Michael Bay’s action-thriller The Island, with Ewan McGregor and Scarlett Johansson; in Robert Rodriguez’s Sin City as Manute; and the dark comedy D.E.B.S. Prior to that, Duncan starred in several blockbuster films including Daredevil, opposite Ben Affleck; The Scorpion King, opposite The Rock; Planet of the Apes, opposite Mark Wahlberg; See Spot Run, opposite David Arquette; and The Whole Nine Yards, opposite Bruce Willis.

Duncan has also worked with Bruce Willis on the mega-hit film Armageddon. It was Willis who placed the call to director Frank Darabont to suggest Duncan for the critical role of John Coffey in The Green Mile. Darabont had conducted a nationwide casting call searching for the perfect actor to portray this beloved character in the Stephen King adaptation. Duncan’s keen acting prowess and exceptionally kind demeanor won him this crucial role. Portraying John Coffey won Duncan numerous accolades including an Academy Award® nomination, Golden Globe nomination, SAG nomination, Broadcast Film Critics Award, Saturn Award and Black Reel Award, to name a few. In addition, Duncan was recognized as the ShoWest Male Star of Tomorrow.

Duncan’s previous film credits include Bulworth, The Players Club and A Night at the Roxbury. He has had guest roles on the hit television shows The Jamie Foxx Show, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Weird Science, Married with Children and The Wayans Bros. With an unmistakable deep voice, Duncan has thrived as a voiceover actor as well. His most recent voiceover film credits include the upcoming film Delgo, Racing Stripes, and Dinotopia: Quest for the Ruby Sunstone. Previously, he voiced characters in Brother Bear, George of the Jungle 2 and Cats & Dogs.


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