Michael Clarke Duncan

Biography: Michael Clarke Duncan was raised by his single mother on Chicago's South Side. Michael grew up resisting drugs and alcohol, instead concentrating on school. He wanted to play football in high school, but his mother wouldn't let him, fearing he would get hurt. He then turned to acting, dreaming of becoming a famous actor. After graduating from high school and attending community college, he worked digging ditches at Peoples Gas Company in Chicago. When he quit his job and headed to Hollywood, he landed small roles while working as a bodyguard. Michael's role in the movie Armageddon led to his breakthrough performance in The Green Mile, when his Armageddon co-star Bruce Willis called director Frank Darabont, suggesting Michael for the part of convict John Coffey. He landed the role, receiving critical acclaim for his performance.

Michael Clarke Duncan's Scores

Average career score: 45
Highest Metascore: 74 Sin City
Lowest Metascore: 17 Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 22
  2. Negative: 5 out of 22
22 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
61 The Green Mile Dec 10, 1999 John Coffey 8.5
73 Kung Fu Panda Jun 6, 2008 Commander Vachir 8.1
74 Sin City Apr 1, 2005 Manute 7.9
47 The Whole Nine Yards Feb 18, 2000 Franklin 'Frankie Figs' Figueroa 7.6
26 A Night at the Roxbury Oct 2, 1998 Roxbury Bouncer 7.3
42 D.E.B.S. Mar 25, 2005 Mr. Phipps 7.2
44 Redemption Road Aug 26, 2011 Co-Producer / Augy 7.0
24 See Spot Run Mar 2, 2001 Murdoch 6.8
48 Brother Bear Oct 24, 2003 Tug 6.8
50 The Island Jul 22, 2005 Starkweather Two Delta 6.4
66 Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby Aug 4, 2006 Lucius Washington 6.4
42 Daredevil Feb 14, 2003 Wilson Fisk/The Kingpin 6.3
42 Armageddon Jul 1, 1998 Bear 6.0
44 School for Scoundrels Sep 29, 2006 Lesher 5.7
59 The Last Mimzy Mar 23, 2007 Nathanial Broadman 5.5
46 Welcome Home, Roscoe Jenkins Feb 8, 2008 Otis 5.5
45 The Scorpion King Apr 19, 2002 Balthazar 5.4
30 Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore Jul 30, 2010 Sam 5.3
50 Planet of the Apes Jul 27, 2001 Attar 5.1
47 Slipstream Oct 26, 2007 Mort/Phil Henderson/Patrolman 4.0
17 Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li Feb 27, 2009 Balrog/Bison (Japan) 3.4
27 Delgo Dec 12, 2008 Elder Marley 1.8
tbd From the Rough Apr 25, 2014 Roger tbd