Michael Clarke Duncan

1957 - 2012

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Michael Clarke Duncan (December 10, 1957 – September 3, 2012) was an American actor. He was best known for his breakout role as John Coffey in The Green Mile (1999), for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor and other honors, and for playing Kingpin in Daredevil and Spider-Man: The New Animated Series (both 2003). He also appeared in movies such as Armageddon (1998), The Whole Nine Yards (2000), Planet of the Apes (2001), The Scorpion King (2002), Sin City (2005), and Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006), as well as in the role of Leo Knox in the television series Bones (2011) and its spin-off The Finder (2012). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Michael Clarke Duncan has received more than 19,334,828 page views. His biography is available in 81 different languages on Wikipedia. Michael Clarke Duncan is the 202nd most popular actor (up from 214th in 2019), the 377th most popular biography from United States (up from 397th in 2019) and the 97th most popular American Actor.

Michael Clarke Duncan was most famous for his role as John Coffey in the movie The Green Mile.

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  • 19M

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  • 68.40

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 81

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 6.95

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.75

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among actors, Michael Clarke Duncan ranks 202 out of 13,578Before him are Geoffrey Rush, Paulette Goddard, Christopher Plummer, Timothy Dalton, Jeanne Moreau, and Annie Girardot. After him are David Suchet, Rock Hudson, Mickey Rourke, Melina Mercouri, Isabelle Adjani, and Olivia de Havilland.

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Among people born in 1957, Michael Clarke Duncan ranks 8Before him are Hamid Karzai, Qasem Soleimani, Hans Zimmer, Donald Tusk, Bongbong Marcos, and Daniel Day-Lewis. After him are Aki Kaurismäki, Dolph Lundgren, Shavkat Mirziyoyev, Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow, Fumio Kishida, and Gloria Estefan. Among people deceased in 2012, Michael Clarke Duncan ranks 12Before him are Whitney Houston, Yitzhak Shamir, Griselda Blanco, Ahmed Ben Bella, Rita Levi-Montalcini, and Tony Scott. After him are Jon Lord, Eric Hobsbawm, Elinor Ostrom, Theo Angelopoulos, George Tupou V, and Sylvia Kristel.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Michael Clarke Duncan ranks 377 out of 20,380Before him are Willis Lamb (1913), Owen Chamberlain (1920), Robert Peary (1856), Virginia Apgar (1909), Paulette Goddard (1910), and Charles Greeley Abbot (1872). After him are Rock Hudson (1925), Mickey Rourke (1952), O. Henry (1862), Raymond Chandler (1888), Chester W. Nimitz (1885), and Henry James (1843).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Michael Clarke Duncan ranks 97Before him are Willem Dafoe (1955), Christopher Lloyd (1938), Romina Power (1951), Jerry Lewis (1926), Harvey Keitel (1939), and Paulette Goddard (1910). After him are Rock Hudson (1925), Mickey Rourke (1952), Ryan O'Neal (1941), Martin Sheen (1940), Michelle Pfeiffer (1958), and James Hong (1929).

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