Bill Duke

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Bill Duke is an Actor, Director and Producer in Hollywood with more than 40 years of experience on screen and behind the camera.

Duke is currently [September 2021] starring in Steven Soderbergh’s new crime drama No Sudden Move which debuted, July 1, 2021 on HBO Max. His acting credits include recent television and feature film roles in shows like Black Lightning, and the critically acclaimed film, Mandy, and Stephen Soderbergh film, High Flying Bird. He is also known for roles in Predator, American Gigolo, Car Wash, Action Jackson, Commando, Menace II Society, Bird on a Wire, Get Rich or Die Tryinʼ, X-Men 3, Henry’s Crime, The Big Bang, Starsky & Hutch, Charlieʼs Angels, Fastlane, Karen Sisco and Lost.

His directing credits include television the series Falcon Crest, Fame, Hill Street Blues, and PBSʼ The Killing Floor, for which he won the Sundance Special Jury Award in 1985. Films include A Rage in Harlem (1991), Sister Act 2, Deep Cover, Hoodlum, The Cemetery Club, Cover, Not Easily Broken and the documentary Dark Girls and Light Girls (OWN).

More recently, Bill directed the feature film, Created Equal and is currently [2021] working on the documentary, Never Stop, about the adoption and foster care systems. Bill’s autobiography, Bill Duke: My 40-Year Career on Screen and Behind the Camera, was released in November 2018.

In addition to working on creative projects in Hollywood, Bill gives back in multiple ways to the world. He created Duke Media Entertainment to bring quality “Edutainment” to audiences around the globe. He will launch the YOUNITE Network, a platform focused on inspiration, thought-provoking, entertainment educational programing.

And for the future leaders of the world, Bill created and runs the Duke Media Foundation, an organization that prepares youth for the future by exposing them to new media and financial literacy tools that will enable them to compete, survive and thrive in this ever-changing digital world.

Its inaugural project is The Youth Media Camp. The camp is a training and educational program that teaches youth the trade and craft of media production, including film and video production, screenwriting, producing, directing and editing. The camp has helped youth develop the art of storytelling by using media tools.

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2 Books by Bill Duke