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I've had so many projects where people have said, "This is the one that will launch you; you're going to be a big star." It hasn't happened although my career continues to build steadily. More parts are open to me, and more people know of me, and I like that better than suddenly being the new Eddie Murphy or John Travolta. When and if that kind of responsibility for a play or film is thrust on me...
Was Rob Reiner
's first choice to play the adult Gordie LaChance, the narrator of Stand by Me
(1986), before being replaced by Richard Dreyfuss
. In the first long shot of the adult Gordie, you can still see that it is Dukes, not Dreyfuss, sitting in the car. The story is about the character's first experiences with death. Sadly, Dukes died while appearing in another Stephen King