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Bill Duke
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Birth Date:February 26, 1943
Astrology Sign:Pisces
Chinese Sign:Sheep - Yang
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Occupation:Film/TV Director

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Bill Duke

Biography:Bill Duke (born February 26, 1943) is an American actor and film director.

Born in Poughkeepsie, New York, Duke received his first instruction in the performing arts at Boston University. After also studying at New York University's Tisch School of Arts and the AFI Conservatory, Duke began his career behind the camera, directing episodes of several noteworthy 1980s television series, including Hill Street Blues and Miami Vice.

Standing an imposing 6'4 and featuring a closely shaved head, Duke became a familiar face to moviegoers after portraying tough guys alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger in Commando and Predator, as well as the memorable police chief in Carl Weathers' action vehicle Action Jackson. He was a dirty cop in the Mel Gibson revenge movie Payback. He also has appeared in the X-Men: The Last Stand as Bolivar Trask.

Other Duke films include Car Wash (1976) where he portrays Abdullah, and American Gigolo (1980) as a homosexual. In American Gigolo, Duke is seen with hair as opposed to his other films.

Returning to the director's chair, Duke began directing feature-length films in the 1990s with crime dramas A Rage in Harlem and Deep Cover. He also directed The Cemetery Club and the well-received Sister Act 2, starring Whoopi Goldberg. Duke continues to act and direct for both the small and silver screens. He is also a mentor for young African-Americans aspiring for the performance arts.

Achievements: (Filmography)
Get Rich or Die Tryin' (2005)
National Security (2003)
Menace II Society (1993)

Chinese Horoscope for Bill Duke
Includes characteristics and Vices
Bill Duke's Chinese Horoscope
Chinese Year: February 05, 1943 - January 24, 1944
Birthday: February 26, 1943

The Sheep is a Yang,
and is the Eighth sign of the Chinese horoscope.

Good Manners
Lack of Foresight

Personality and Character Cards:
Personality and character cards are identical!

Bill Duke's Personality Tarot Card The Hermit - Personality Card

Birthday: February 26, 1943

A time for soul searching and meditation; a need for patience and solitude.

This year's Growth Tarot Card
Based on this year's birthday

Bill Duke's Growth Tarot Card The Hanged Man

Birthday: February 26, 2018

A sacrifice must be made in order to gain something of great value.




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