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29 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Bill Duke. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Bill Duke, often where they are interviewed.

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29 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Bill Duke. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Bill Duke, often where they are interviewed.

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The Spirited Actor - Bill Duke

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Bill Duke is an American actor, film director, producer, and screenwriter. Known for his physically imposing frame, Duke works primarily in the action and crime drama genres, but occasionally appears in comedy. Frequently a character actor, he has starred opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger in Commando and Predator, and has appeared in films like American Gigolo, No Man's Land, Bird on a Wire, Menace II Society, Exit Wounds, Payback, X-Men: The Last Stand and Mandy; he often plays characters related to law enforcement.

As a director, he has helmed episodes of numerous television series including Cagney & Lacey, Hill Street Blues, Miami Vice, The Twilight Zone, and American Playhouse, and the crime films Deep Cover and A Rage in Harlem, for which he was nominated for a Palme d'Or. He was director of the movie Sister Act 2 starring Whoopi Goldberg and Lauryn Hill. He directed episodes of several noteworthy 1980s television series, including Hill Street Blues and Miami Vice.

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Aug 11 2020 · 46mins
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Bill Duke Interview - A Rage In Harlem (The Making of the Film)

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Welcome to Hollywood and Beyond Podcast with Cincinnati Host Steven Brittingham. Your home for meaningful and in-depth interviews. 
Bill Duke Interview - A Rage In Harlem (The Making of the Film)
Clips/Music from A Rage In Harlem appear courtesy of Bill Duke/Miramax 
Hollywood and Beyond theme is by Dario Saraceno
I had such a wonderful time speaking with filmmaker/actor Bill Duke after all of these years. He was also touched by my story of a conversation between Gregory Hines and myself on the set of “A Rage In Harlem”. We discuss Robin Givens and her outstanding performance, as well as other cast members.
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Bill Duke visits Hollywood and Beyond! He will be discussing his memories of directing “A Rage In Harlem” that was filmed entirely on location in Cincinnati. This film was also Host Steven Brittingham’s first experience working on a feature film set. After being a Stand-In during the gritty opening sequence of the film, he was quickly offered opportunities to appear in several scenes. 
Learn more about Mr. Duke's thoughts on the remarkable cast, the most challenging scene to direct, and the film's legacy. Not to be missed! 
“Meaningful Interviews” with Cincinnati Host actor and writer Steven Brittingham
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See you on the next episode soon friends and listeners!
Aug 04 2020 · 31mins

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Feat. Bill Duke| Conversation about his 40 + year career.

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Perri Pierre talks with Bill Duke about his 40+ year career. They converse about both Bill's experience in front and behind the camera.  They go into detail about some of the moves and people that have helped further Bill's career. He also told stories about working on "Predator" and how he accidentally got his first job as a director. 

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Jul 28 2020 · 31mins
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The Victor Brooks Show Episode 24 (Quarantine Series) Bill Duke

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Bill Duke's multi-talented career dates back to the 1970s, Duke has appeared in a number of popular films, including Car Wash, American Gigolo, Commando, Predator, and X-Men: The Last Stand. Fewer still might be aware of Duke’s extraordinary accomplishments off-screen—as a talented director, producer, entrepreneur, and humanitarian.
Bill Duke: My 40-Year Career on Screen and behind the Camera is the memoir of a Hollywood original. In an industry that rarely embraces artists of color, Duke first achieved success as an actor then turned to directing. After helming episodes of ratings giants Dallas, Falcon Crest, Hill Street Blues, and Miami Vice, Duke progressed to feature films like A Rage in Harlem, Deep Cover, Hoodlum, and Sister Act 2. In this candid autobiography, Duke recalls the loving but stern presence of his mother and father, acting mentors like Olympia Dukakis, and the pitfalls that nearly derailed his career, notably an addiction to drugs. Along the way, readers will encounter familiar names like Danny Glover, Laurence Fishburne, Forest Whitaker, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Whoopi Goldberg.
From his Broadway debut in 1971 to the establishment of the Duke Media Foundation, which trains and mentors young filmmakers, Duke has been breaking the rules of what it means to triumph in the entertainment industry. Recalling pivotal moments in his life, Bill Duke: My 40-Year Career on Screen and behind the Camera is the story only Bill Duke could tell.

Jun 26 2020 · 56mins

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Bill Duke dives deep into his acting, directing, producing, screenwriting, & humanitarian career - 012

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In this episode, Alex and Evan dissect Bill Duke's impressive career longevity.

The legendary actor standing in at 6'4 1/2 inches with a freshly bald head like no other - you may have noticed this familiar face alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger in both Commando and Predator. Most popular for his "tough guy" roles in the action and crime drama genres,  Bill has appeared in films such as American Gigolo, 50 Cent's 'Get Rich or Die Tryin', Menace II Society, X-Men: The Last Stand, and Bird on a Wire with Mel Gibson. As a director, he is most notable for his episodes of numerous television series including Miami Vice, Twilight Zone, and director of the movie Sister Act 2 starring Whoopi Goldberg and Lauryn Hill.

Duke is the founder of the Duke Media Foundation that helps prepare young people for a career in all aspects of film, video, and TV production. He also serves on the Board of Trustees of the American Film Institute as a member of the California Film Commission board appointed by Governor Schwarzenegger and as a member of the National Endowment for the Humanities appointed by President Bill Clinton.

Jun 22 2020 · 43mins
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Guest: Christian Sylt, Candlepin, Ork Won, Stock Cars, Drizly, SuperLiquors, NBA, The Last Dance, Jeffrey Epstein, Swiss Army Knife, No-Doz, George Kennedy, Frank Sinatra, Bill Duke, Kancamagus, Team Latifi, John Ritter, SKX, Allegiant Stadium

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American Fans Discuss The Global Sport

Jun 07 2020 · 1hr 18mins
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The Gospel Hours and Churching w/Mama 5/3/2020 with special call in guest Bill Duke

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The Gospel Hours and Churching w/Mama every Sunday 3pm on AcceleratedRadio.Net
May 03 2020 · 2hr 59mins
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196 Bill Duke

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Bill Duke is among the most accomplished actors in Hollywood with more than 70 credits to his name. Also an accomplished director, he continues to create work that inspires and educates. During this conversation, Bill opens up about his struggles and triumphs and what he's learned about love and longevity.

Feb 13 2020 · 1hr 10mins
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S E213: Bill Duke

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Icon and Hollywood legend Bill Duke shares 40 years of wisdom.

Nov 18 2019 · 45mins
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Ep: 28 Bill Duke! 'Predator', 'Sister Act 2' and 'Menace to Society' One of the best!

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Luckily I got to speak to Bill Duke!

Film director and actor Bill Duke was born on February 26, 1943 in Poughkeepsie, New York and is the son of Ethel Douglas Duke and William Duke, Sr. After earning his A.A. degree from Dutchess Community College, Duke became interested in the performing arts while attending Boston University, although he initially enrolled as a pre-med student. He eventually majored in theater there and then went on to earn a M.A. degree in fine arts from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. Duke later enrolled in the American Film Institute (AFI).

Duke began his career as an actor in New York City theaters like The Public Theater and New Federal Theater, performing in plays such as LeRoi Jones' Slave Ship and Melvin Van Peebles’ musical Ain't Supposed to Die a Natural Death. Duke’s first movie role came in 1976 when he portrayed a fierce young Black Muslim revolutionary named “Abdullah Mohammed Akbar” in Car Wash. Duke’s television directorial debut came in 1982 when he directed episodes of Knot's Landing, Falcon Crest, and Flamingo Road for Lorimar Productions. Duke's most prominent and critically acclaimed television work, however, has been his direction of teleplays for the PBS series American Playhouse including “The Killing Floor,” “A Raisin in the Sun,” and “The Meeting,” a 90-minute drama that depicted an imaginary meeting between Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and Malcolm X. During the 1980s, Duke amassed more than 100 television directing credits, including more than 70 episodes of roughly 20 television series such as Miami Vice, Dallas, Crime Story, Cagney and Lacey and Hill Street Blues. Duke directed his first feature film in 1990, a film adaptation of Chester Himes' novel A Rage in Harlem. Duke went on to direct many other films including Deep Cover, Sister Act 2, Hoodlum and Deacons for Defense.

In 2004, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger appointed Duke to the California Film Commission, which works to enhance the economic climate of the state by keeping film industry jobs in California. Duke also works with non-profit and charity organizations such as Educating Young Minds, an organization that helps inner-city students excel at school and in life. Duke is the recipient of numerous awards including the AFI’s Lifetime Achievement Award, the NAACP’s Special Award for Outstanding Achievement, SCLC’s Drum Major for Justice Film Award and a Cable Ace Award. President Bill Clinton appointed Duke to the National Endowment for the Humanities.

You can find Bill Duke on twitter here: https://twitter.com/RealBillDuke?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor

Buy Bill’s book here! https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07GQFXZ7Y/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_U_x_NXfQBb5A6369S
While many film fans may not be familiar with Bill Duke’s name, they most certainly recognize his face. Dating back to the 1970s, Duke has appeared in a number of popular films, including Car Wash, American Gigolo, Commando, Predator, and X-Men: The Last Stand. Fewer still might be aware of Duke’s extraordinary accomplishments off-screen—as a talented director, producer, entrepreneur, and humanitarian.

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Bill Duke talking about his last film being shot on an iPhone and directed by Steven Soderbergh, influenced me to make my latest short film on one. You can view it here! https://vimeo.com/348228831
Aug 05 2019 · 35mins