Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Michael Clarke Duncan: A Tribute

I'm still struggling with the reality of his passing on; as I have always admired Michael Clarke Duncan in all the movies I have seen him. Somehow, no matter how awful the movie may seem, Michael's parts always seem the loveliest; in my opinion says more about the man than the different roles he has graced over the years. I truly would miss him.

Armageddon (1998)

Bear: [sobbing in front of Dr. Banks] I am not crazy! I'm just a little emotional right now, ok? Ya'll throwing all this stuff at me, man! Look, I mean, after this is over, can I like get a hug from you or something?

The Green Mile (1999)

Paul Edgecomb: On the day of my judgment, when I stand before God, and He asks me why did I kill one of his true miracles, what am I gonna say? That it was my job? My job?
John Coffey: You tell God the Father it was a kindness you done. I know you hurtin' and worryin', I can feel it on you, but you oughta quit on it now. Because I want it over and done. I do. I'm tired, boss. Tired of bein' on the road, lonely as a sparrow in the rain. Tired of not ever having me a buddy to be with, or tell me where we's coming from or going to, or why. Mostly I'm tired of people being ugly to each other. I'm tired of all the pain I feel and hear in the world everyday. There's too much of it. It's like pieces of glass in my head all the time. Can you understand?
Paul Edgecomb: Yes, John. I think I can.

The Whole Nine Yards (2000)

Frankie Figs: Aren't you gonna cry out for help?
Oz: Would it do any good?
Frankie Figs: ...No.

Planet of the Apes (2001)

Attar: Get your stinking hands off me, you damn dirty human!

The Scorpion King (2002)

Balthazar: Where do you think you're going with my horse?
Arpid: To Gomorroh. Nothing we say will stop him.
Balthazar: Without your sorceress?
Mathayus: She returned to save the lives of you and your people. I won't let her face Memnon's wrath alone. Step aside.
Balthazar: Akkadian, you're riding to your death. If I let you ride alone...
[pause. Balthazar grins]
Balthazar: What glory would there be left for me?

Daredevil (2003)

Kingpin: How do you kill a man without fear?

Brother Bear (2003)

Tug: Okay, let's see... the most interesting thing that happened to me this year... hmm... I have to... Oh! I know, I know, I know, listen to this: I'd say it was when I finally knocked down that tree that was blocking the view from my cave. Now I got a family of chipmunks staying at my place!

Sin City (2005)

Manute: The truce of Sin City will be shattered. There'll be arrests, there'll be deaths. Nothing can stop this.

The Island (2005)

Starkweather Two Delta: No!I don't want to die, no! No! I want to go to the Island! You promised! I wanna live! I don't wanna die! No!

Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006)

Lucius Washington: You're not gonna live forever.
Ricky Bobby: No one lives forever, no one. But with advances in modern science and my high level income, it's not crazy to think I can live to be 245, maybe 300. Heck, I just read in the newspaper that they put a pig heart in some guy from Russia. Do you know what that means?
Lucius Washington: No, I don't know what that means. I guess longer life.
Ricky Bobby: No, he didn't live. It's just exciting that we're trying things like that.

Kung Fu Panda (2008)

[Tai Lung, after evading all the prison's deathtraps, leaps to the last one, a cluster of dynamite, and pulls it free]
Zeng: Can we run now?
Commander Vachir: [quavering] Yes.

Green Lantern (2011)

Kilowog: Here, let me help you...
[holds out his hand to Jordan... and decks him]
Kilowog: Remember, your enemy, he's not gonna play fair!

Thank you for always brightening the screen.