Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Big guy with a Big Heart Gone
For those of you that don't know him he played Oscar like roles in great films like "the Green Mile" and "Armageddon"
I personally liked this guy. No matter any situation he was always able to be the big man with the big smile. He was always making you laugh or cry (pending on the movie he played in and his role) but what was stunning most of of is how he could transform that role into his own.
Born in Chicago in 1957, Duncan was raised by a single mother whose resistance to his playing football led to his deciding he wanted to become an actor. But when his mother became ill, he dropped out of college, Alcorn State University, and worked as a ditch digger and bouncer to support her. By his mid-20s, he was in Los Angeles, where he looked for acting parts and became a bodyguard for Will Smith, Jamie Foxx and other stars. The murder of rapper Notorious B.I.G., for whom Duncan had been hired to protect before switching assignments, led him to quit his job and pursue acting full-time.
How do you remember MCD? Was there a t.v. shows that he played in that you remember or was it all films? Leave your comments below!
So long big guy! Hope you smiling down upon us on the way to the pearly gates!