Michael Clarke Duncan, born December 10, 1957, Chicago, Illinois; died September 3, 2012, Los Angeles, CA. worked as a bouncer and bodyguard as well as appearing in bit parts in various films before rising to international prominence in Frank Darabont's film version of Stephen King's The Green Mile in 1999. His appearance as Attar the gorilla colonel was one of the few highlights of Tim Burton's woeful Planet Of The Apes (2001). Sadly he died in September 2012 following a heart attack.
as John Coffey in The Green Mile (1999)
Michael Clarke Duncan, 1957 - 2012