Michael Clarke Duncan, one of Hollywood’s most imposing and intriguing actors, has passed away on Monday at the age of 54.
Known for his massive 6-foot-5 frame and unmistakable deep voice, Michael Clarke Duncan stared in a variety of roles that not many actors can pull off. He could seemingly pull off any character, whether it was for a serious, comedic, or action performance flawlessly. Furthermore, his signature voice allowed him to be the voice for countless video games and animated series or films.
Despite being known as a movie star, he actually got his start in television on shows like The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and Married With Children. More recently, he was featured in the Fox series The Finder, which was cancelled in May.
As of now, there is no official cause of death for the Chicago native. However, the actor did have a heart attack back on July 13. It’s believed the he never fully recovered from the incident. Regardless of the cause, it’s a sad day for the entertainment industry. So let’s remember Michael Clarke Duncan for what he was known for and had aspired to do: acting. Here are six Michael Clarke Duncan films that you need to watch ASAP:
Is this a good move? Absolutely not. However, this 1998 Michael Bay “film” introduced Michael Clarke Duncan to the world.
5. The Slammin’ Salmon
This Broken Lizard flick was actually one of their better ones, and it was the one-liners delivered from Michael Clarke Duncan that makes The Slammin’ Salmon a guilty pleasure.
4. Sin City
I don’t think we need too many reasons to watch Sin City. It’s one of the most enjoyable comic-based movies.
3. Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby
Michael Clarke Duncan showed us his comedy chops in this 2006 Will Ferrell comedy. One of the best scenes was seeing him read Judy Blume to Ricky Bobby in the hospital.
2. The Whole Nine Yards
The role of Franklin ‘Frankie Figs’ Figueroa showed audiences the Michael Clarke Duncan was not only a badass, but also one that could make us laugh out loud. Not an easy task to do.
1. The Green Mile
Michael Clarke Duncan became a household name after his Oscar-nominated performance as John Coffey. Also, it was a very impressive task to top the always brilliant Tom Hanks.
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