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Blues for Michael Clarke Duncan
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booie
2012-09-04 00:22:44 UTC
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Michael Clarke Duncan -- best known for his Oscar-nominated role as a
death row inmate who possessed magical healing powers in the 1999 film
"The Green Mile" -- died on Monday at the age of 54, according to his
fiancee Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth.

Duncan had been in a Los Angeles hospital since July 13 following a
heart attack and died on Monday morning after close to two months of
treatment.
At 6-feet, 5-inches tall and approximately 300 pounds, Duncan was
nominated for an Academy Award and a Golden Globe for his role as
gentle giant prisoner John Coffey in "The Green Mile," also starring
Tom Hanks. Duncan won the role, in part, due to a recommendation by
Bruce Willis, who he worked with on 1998's "Armageddon." Duncan went
on to appear with Willis in three more films -- "Breakfast of
Champions," "The Whole Nine Yards" and "Sin City."

Before he broke into acting, Duncan worked as a bodyguard for stars
including Will Smith, Martin Lawrence, Jamie Foxx, LL Cool J, and The
Notorious B.I.G. -- whose 1997 death prompted him to quit that line of
work.

Duncan's career spanned three decades and included roles in other
television and film titles including "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,"
"Married with Children," "The Jamie Foxx Show," "Living Single,"
"Bulworth," "Arli$$," "A Night at the Roxbury," "Sister, Sister,"
"Cats & Dogs," "Planet of the Apes," "King of the Hill," "CSI: NY,"
"Talladega Nights," "Kung Fu Panda," "Two and a Half Men," "Bones,"
and most recently "The Challenger," which is yet to be released. The
African American actor also played The Kingpin in 2003's "Daredevil,"
starring Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner -- a notable achievement
seeing as the character in the comics, on which the film is based, was
always depicted as being white.

"The Green Mile" was nominated for four Oscars in 2000 and won 15
other awards including best supporting actor trophies for Duncan from
the Black Reel Awards and the Broadcast Film Critics Association
Awards.

Born and raised on Chicago's South Side and brought up by a single
mother, Duncan is said to have resisted temptations of drugs and
alcohol, instead focusing on school and acting. He worked digging
ditches after attending community college, according to his biography
on IMDb.com, then quit his job and moved to Hollywood, launching his
acting career while in his thirties. More than three years ago, Duncan
is said to have become a vegetarian, and appeared in a video for
animal rights organization PETA earlier this year.






It is a shame.
I have always liked his acting career.

booie.............
B
2012-09-04 01:32:43 UTC
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Post by booie
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Michael Clarke Duncan -- best known for his Oscar-nominated role as a
death row inmate who possessed magical healing powers in the 1999 film
"The Green Mile" -- died on Monday at the age of 54, according to his
fiancee Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth.
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It is a shame.
I have always liked his acting career.
He was nothing short of outstanding in The Green Mile. Great Hanks flick.
Edwin Hurwitz
2012-09-04 04:40:25 UTC
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Post by booie
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ile-fame-dies-230656149.html
Michael Clarke Duncan -- best known for his Oscar-nominated role as a
death row inmate who possessed magical healing powers in the 1999 film
"The Green Mile" -- died on Monday at the age of 54, according to his
fiancee Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth.
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Post by booie
It is a shame.
I have always liked his acting career.
He was nothing short of outstanding in The Green Mile. Great Hanks flick.
He was pretty great every time I saw him on screen. Too soon.
sweetbac
2012-09-04 01:58:57 UTC
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Wasn't this fool in that lame "Sixteen Candles" film?
.....one of the brat pack MF'ers back in the day.
He was OK as "Ducky" in that Molly Ringworm chick
flick....."St Elmos Fire" or something...I take no pleasure in
his demise, but this cat wasn't 'zactly no Burt Young.
Edwin Hurwitz
2012-09-04 04:39:31 UTC
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Post by sweetbac
Wasn't this fool in that lame "Sixteen Candles" film?
.....one of the brat pack MF'ers back in the day.
He was OK as "Ducky" in that Molly Ringworm chick
flick....."St Elmos Fire" or something...I take no pleasure in
his demise, but this cat wasn't 'zactly no Burt Young.
Who the fuck is Burt Young?
sweetbac
2012-09-04 04:58:28 UTC
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Post by Edwin Hurwitz
Who the fuck is Burt Young?
He was the old cat in "Rocky"...the trainer...
was in "Batman" on TV too...you know the MF'er
James Pablos
2012-09-04 10:57:55 UTC
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He was the old cat in "Rocky"...the trainer...
was in "Batman" on TV too...you know the MF'er
That was Milton Berle you dumb ass.
b***@aaool.com
2012-09-04 11:54:38 UTC
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On Tue, 4 Sep 2012 03:57:55 -0700 (PDT), James Pablos
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Post by sweetbac
He was the old cat in "Rocky"...the trainer...
was in "Batman" on TV too...you know the MF'er
That was Milton Berle you dumb ass.
I thought it was Phyllis Diller.

On the bright side, Duncan no longer has to deal with Omarosa.
sweetbac
2012-09-04 15:27:02 UTC
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On the bright side, Duncan no longer has to deal with Omarosa.
She was no Fang, thats for true.
the Felonious Kidd
2012-09-04 17:58:25 UTC
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Post by b***@aaool.com
On Tue, 4 Sep 2012 03:57:55 -0700 (PDT), James Pablos
Post by James Pablos
Post by sweetbac
He was the old cat in "Rocky"...the trainer...
was in "Batman" on TV too...you know the MF'er
That was Milton Berle you dumb ass.
I thought it was Phyllis Diller.
Dead people all look the same to me.
yoker
2012-09-04 20:56:41 UTC
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Post by sweetbac
Post by Edwin Hurwitz
Who the fuck is Burt Young?
He was the old cat in "Rocky"...the trainer...
was in "Batman" on TV too...you know the MF'er
Some "Rocky" characters:
Sylvester Stallone as Rocky Balboa;
Burgess Meredith as manager & trainer, Mickey Goldmill;
Burt Young as brother-in-law, Paulie;
Carl Weathers as main opponent, Apollo Creed;
Dave Kelly as Sweetbac;
Scot Lifshine as retarded teenager in a training scene.
yoker
2012-09-06 01:02:15 UTC
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Michael Clarke Duncan -- best known for his Oscar-nominated role as a
death row inmate who possessed magical healing powers in the 1999 film
"The Green Mile" -- died on Monday at the age of 54, according to his
fiancee Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth.
Duncan had been in a Los Angeles hospital since July 13 following a
heart attack and died on Monday morning after close to two months of
treatment.
At 6-feet, 5-inches tall and approximately 300 pounds, Duncan was
nominated for an Academy Award and a Golden Globe for his role as
gentle giant prisoner John Coffey in "The Green Mile," also starring
Tom Hanks. Duncan won the role, in part, due to a recommendation by
Bruce Willis, who he worked with on 1998's "Armageddon." Duncan went
on to appear with Willis in three more films -- "Breakfast of
Champions," "The Whole Nine Yards" and "Sin City."
Before he broke into acting, Duncan worked as a bodyguard for stars
including Will Smith, Martin Lawrence, Jamie Foxx, LL Cool J, and The
Notorious B.I.G. -- whose 1997 death prompted him to quit that line of
work.
Duncan's career spanned three decades and included roles in other
television and film titles including "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,"
"Married with Children," "The Jamie Foxx Show," "Living Single,"
"Bulworth," "Arli$$," "A Night at the Roxbury," "Sister, Sister,"
"Cats & Dogs," "Planet of the Apes," "King of the Hill," "CSI: NY,"
"Talladega Nights," "Kung Fu Panda," "Two and a Half Men," "Bones,"
and most recently "The Challenger," which is yet to be released. The
African American actor also played The Kingpin in 2003's "Daredevil,"
starring Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner -- a notable achievement
seeing as the character in the comics, on which the film is based, was
always depicted as being white.
"The Green Mile" was nominated for four Oscars in 2000 and won 15
other awards including best supporting actor trophies for Duncan from
the Black Reel Awards and the Broadcast Film Critics Association
Awards.
Born and raised on Chicago's South Side and brought up by a single
mother, Duncan is said to have resisted temptations of drugs and
alcohol, instead focusing on school and acting. He worked digging
ditches after attending community college, according to his biography
on IMDb.com, then quit his job and moved to Hollywood, launching his
acting career while in his thirties. More than three years ago, Duncan
is said to have become a vegetarian, and appeared in a video for
animal rights organization PETA earlier this year.
http://youtu.be/Zfnib3WixvE
It is a shame.
I have always liked his acting career.
booie.............
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Sad to see him die that way.
Michael Clarke Duncan's death was preventable.

More about MCD from Wiki:
In 1979, he participated in the Disco Demolition Night at Comiskey
Park, home of the Chicago White Sox, where he was among the first 100
people to run onto the field and he slid into third base. During the
ensuing riot his silver belt buckle was stolen while he was stealing a
baseball bat from the dugout.
---- ---- ----
Laugh out loud! I find this statement to be very funny, if it's true.
If it's not true, it's still funny. It 's a *home run* in racial
stereotypes. But I do remember that Disco Demolition Night back in
'79, it got plenty of press, back in the day.

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