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Birth Name: Bill Duke
Born: 02/26/1943
Birth Place: Poughkeepsie, New York, USA

Duke's first theatrical feature, "A Rage in Harlem" (1991), based on a Chester Himes crime novel, was selected as an official entry in competition at the 1991 Cannes Film Festival. As an actor, he has turned in memorable performances as the villainous gay pimp in "American Gigolo" (1980), Arnold Schwarzenegger's comrade in "Commando" (1985) and "Predator" (1987), and the heavy in "Bird on a Wire" (1990). As his film credits--when not playing bad guys Duke specialized in menacing law enforcement agents--seemed to multiply exponentially, some of the more memorable films on his resume included "Menace II Society" (1993), "Payback" (1999), "The Limey" (1999), "Exit Wounds" (2001) and "Red Dragon...

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