Post by Mike Spadoni on Sept 4, 2012 0:57:31 GMT 1
Actor Michael Clarke Duncan, who won an Oscar nomination for his role in "The Green Mile," died September 3rd at a Los Angeles hospital. His fiancee says the 54-year-old Duncan died after two months of treatment for a July heart attack. The Chicago-born Duncan, who stood six-foot-five and weighed 300 pounds, worked in various jobs and in small acting roles before "The Green Mile" was released in 1999. Based on the Stephen King novel, Duncan played convicted killer John Coffey opposite Tom Hanks, who portrayed a corrections officer at a penitentiary in the 1930's. Duncan's work earned him an Academy Award nomination for best supporting actor. (He lost that year to Michael Caine for "The Cider House Rules".) He also appeared in such films as "Armageddon," "Planet of the Apes." "The Whole Nine Yards" and "Daredevil." He also provided voices for various cartoon characters, video games and films, including "Kung Fu Panda." Duncan also appeared on a number of television shows, including "Chuck." "Two and a Half Men," "CSI: New York" and "Bones."
"Seeing a murder on television can help work off one's antagonisms. And if you haven't any antagonisms, the commercials will give you some."--Alfred Hitchcock