About Michael Clarke Duncan
It has been claimed that Michael Clarke Duncan net worth has an estimate of 18 million dollars. Michael Clarke Duncan was known as one of the most sought after actors in Hollywood. He is mostly credited because of his role in the film “The Green Mile” where he portrayed a character of John Coffey. Also, because of this role, Michael Clarke Duncan got several nominations, such as Golden Globe and Academy Award. Moreover, the movie added a lot of financial success to the overall amount of Michael Clarke Duncan net worth. In addition, he was known as an actor from various hit movies, which added international success to the actor. These movies included “Armageddon”, “The Scorpion King”, “The Whole Nine Yards” and “Daredevil”. Moreover, Michael Clarke Duncan was also known as a voice actor. He voiced a few characters in animations, such as “Kung Fu Panda” and “Brother Bear”. Thus, his career in cinema industry added a lot of revenues to the total amount of Michael Clarke Duncan net worth.
Michael Clarke Duncan was raised in Chicago, Illinois, by his mother, who also raised his sister, Judy. His all time aspiration was to become an actor. However, he was forced to quit studying because his mother got ill and he had to help to support his family financially. Because of his height, for Michael Clarke Duncan was easy to find a job as a ditch digger and a bouncer. In addition, because of his height, he excelled in basketball.
Later, Michael Clarke Duncan moved to Los Angeles in order to seek for the career as an actor, which added a lot of financial success to the overall amount of Michael Clarke Duncan net worth. Initially, he got a job as a bodyguard of various celebrities, such as Jamie Foxx, Will Smith and LL Cool Jay, amongst many others. At the same time, he had some jobs in commercials and appeared in bits in various films and TV series.
However, when one of his celebrities for whom he worked as a bodyguard, namely Notorious B.I.G., was murdered, Michael Clarke Duncan decided to quit his job as a bodyguard. His first parts in movies were portrayals as bouncers, which could be seen in films such as “A Night at the Roxbury” and “Bulworth”. The first movie which gained him fame was “Armageddon” which was released in 1998. In it, he portrayed a role of Bear.