Sad news from the world of film: the actor Michael Clarke Duncan, whose face gently moved us to tears in the drama The Green Mile, died at the age of 54 years. The actor was hospitalized for nearly two months after suffering a heart attack.
His fiancee, Omarosa Manigault, announced the painful news, saying that Duncan died Monday morning (September 3) at Cedar Sinai Hospital from Los Angeles. The actor, whose imposing stature (1.96 m tall) was completed gracefully mild, was launched in Bear’s role from Armageddon, but his performance from The Green Mile, film adaptated by Frank Darabont of the book by the same name written by Stephen King was the one that really brought out the talent.
The role of prisoner sentenced to death Michael John Coffey earned an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor and opened the way to a successful career with various performances in films like Daredevil, Kung Fu Panda and Planet of the Apes. The actor gave a successful performance in Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby.
The distribution of Michael in The Green Mile is due to some extent to Bruce Willis, who, having met the actor in Armageddon, recommended him for the role. After Armageddon, Duncan and Willis played together in Breakfast of Champions, The Whole Nine Yards and Sin City. Whether it played a positive role, or negative, Duncan won us every time and now left a great void in the world of film.
This spring, Clarke appeared in a video for PETA, which support animal rights organization, the confessed he felt much better since becoming a vegetarian three years ago. In memory of Michael, we recommend to watch in the days following The Green Mile. Those who’ve seen it will enjoy again with more tears and those who will regret to have found such a great talent too late. R.I.P. Michael Clarke Duncan!