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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 17,339,435 page views. His biography is available in 81 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 79 in 2019). Michael Clarke Duncan is the 214th most popular actor (down from 204th in 2019), the 397th most popular biography from United States (up from 399th in 2019) and the 107th 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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  • 68.08

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  • 81

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  • 7.14

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  • 4.61

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Among actors, Michael Clarke Duncan ranks 214 out of 9,996Before him are Nicole Kidman, Kevin Costner, Jeff Bridges, Shirley Temple, Peter Ustinov, and Jodie Foster. After him are Dianne Wiest, Franco Nero, Pola Negri, Aishwarya Rai, Patrick Stewart, and Geoffrey Rush.

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Among people born in 1957, Michael Clarke Duncan ranks 6Before him are Osama bin Laden, Hamid Karzai, Hans Zimmer, Daniel Day-Lewis, and Dolph Lundgren. After him are Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow, Fumio Kishida, Shavkat Mirziyoyev, Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán, Frances McDormand, and Caroline, Princess of Hanover. Among people deceased in 2012, Michael Clarke Duncan ranks 10Before him are Wisława Szymborska, Ray Bradbury, Whitney Houston, Ahmed Ben Bella, Eric Hobsbawm, and Carroll Shelby. After him are Theo Angelopoulos, Jon Lord, George Tupou V, Rita Levi-Montalcini, Yitzhak Shamir, and Ernest Borgnine.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Michael Clarke Duncan ranks 397 out of 18,182Before him are Jerome Bruner (1915), Carroll Shelby (1923), Shirley Temple (1928), Henry Clay (1777), Jodie Foster (1962), and Brian De Palma (1940). After him are Dianne Wiest (1946), Paul Ekman (1934), Sydney Pollack (1934), Franklin Pierce (1804), Sylvia Plath (1932), and Howard Gardner (1943).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Michael Clarke Duncan ranks 107Before him are Kurt Russell (1951), Nicole Kidman (1967), Kevin Costner (1955), Jeff Bridges (1949), Shirley Temple (1928), and Jodie Foster (1962). After him are Dianne Wiest (1946), Paul Walker (1973), Julia Roberts (1967), Dwayne Johnson (1972), Harold Ramis (1944), and Caitlyn Jenner (1949).

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