From bodyguard to bouncer to actor, his path was unusual. A casting director launched him into the spotlight.
Duncan’s 1998 Hollywood debut in “Armageddon” led to his 1999 breakout performance as John Coffey in “The Green Mile”. Despite experienced co-stars, his subtle performance won an Oscar nomination. His roles in “The Whole Nine Yards,” “Planet of the Apes,” and “Sin City” showed his flexibility. Duncan’s co-star and friend Bruce Willis gave a touching tribute, His outstanding career, character, and relationship with Willis are cherished.