Michael Clarke Duncan had a prolific acting career. His biggest dream was to become a famous football player, but his mother would not allow him since he might get hurt while playing. Later on, he discovered acting and strived to become a well-known actor. Duncan tugged at viewers’ heartstrings for his stellar performance in The Green Mile as Paul, an inmate sentenced to death after being convicted of crimes.

His portrayal earned him a Best Supporting Actor nod at the Oscars, and a slew of successful films followed. The movie also received multiple credits in the film industry. Contrary to his fictional role, Duncan led a noble life in reality and did not have any run-ins with the law. The versatile actor’s talent and skills have been recognized when he was nominated with different awards and nominations, including an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor in a Supporting Role. Unfortunately, he died of a heart attack in 2012 at the age of 54.