Chris Tucker

Chris Tucker

  • Highest Rated: 92% Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
  • Lowest Rated: 0% House Party 3 (1994)
  • Birthday: Aug 31, 1972
  • Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia
  • There is nothing tranquil about comedian/actor Chris Tucker. A limber, wiry fellow with a high-pitched voice and a delivery as fast as a mosquito's wing beats, he seems energy incarnate. In regard to his acting, some have hailed him the next Eddie Murphy; indeed, Murphy was one of Tucker's icons while growing up. A native of Atlanta, GA, Tucker's proclivity for comedy has been lifelong, beginning when he, the youngest of six children, used humor as an attention-getting device and as a way to get his brothers to allow him to hang around them. In addition to Eddie Murphy's comedy, Tucker was heavily influenced by that of Richard Pryor. In high school, Tucker was one of those class clowns who was able to make even his teachers laugh and it was one of his instructors who suggested Tucker display his gifts in a school talent show. He proved a roaring success and following graduation, decided to become a professional. His classmates, having voted him "Most Humorous," supported his efforts. Tucker made his debut at a local comedy club. Because he was underage, Tucker had to sneak in and then do some real fast talking to be allowed to perform. He succeeded and his routine garnered a tremendous response. More local successes followed and this emboldened the then 19-year-old Tucker to try his luck in Los Angeles. Soon after arriving on the West Coast, Tucker had established himself in the major comedy clubs and, after appearing on HBO's Def Comedy Jam found himself a bona fide rising star.Tucker made his film debut with a small but memorable role in House Party 3 (1994). The following year, Tucker appeared in F. Gary Gray's crazy comedy Friday, playing Smokey, a lazy pot-smoking drug dealer who could be quite rich if only he'd stop using the merchandise himself. Tucker's hilarious improvisation during filming helped to make the film a sleeper hit. In his next film, Dead Presidents, directed by brothers Allen Hughes and Albert Hughes, Tucker hinted at some real talent as a dramatic actor. In regard to movies, 1997 proved a very good year for Tucker who was given his first showcase film in the action comedy Money Talks, which he executively produced. He also had a small but memorable role in Quentin Tarantino's Jackie Brown and played a hyper-manic intergalactic DJ in Luc Besson's The Fifth Element. In 1998, Tucker had his second starring role, working opposite international action superstar Jackie Chan in the action-packed comedy Rush Hour. For reasons known only to him, Tucker abruptly put a stop to his film career appearing only in Rush Hour 2 and 3 in the ten years after the original.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

44% Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk Albert $1.8M 2016
No Score Yet Friday 20th Anniversary Actor 2015
No Score Yet Second Honeymoon Executive Producer 2015
No Score Yet Chris Tucker Live Actor Screenwriter 2015
92% Silver Linings Playbook Danny $132.1M 2012
33% A Man's Story Actor 2012
18% Rush Hour 3 Det. James Carter $140.1M 2007
No Score Yet We Are the Future Actor 2006
No Score Yet African American Lives Actor 2006
52% Rush Hour 2 Det. James Carter 2001
60% Rush Hour James Carter 1998
87% Jackie Brown Beaumont Livingston 1997
16% Money Talks Producer Executive Producer Franklin Hatchett 1997
71% The Fifth Element Ruby Rhod 1997
44% Dead Presidents Skip 1995
27% Panther Bodyguard 1995
78% Friday Smokey 1995
0% House Party 3 Johnny Booze 1994

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest
  • 2019
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Guest
  • 2015
No Score Yet The View
1997
Guest
  • 2015
No Score Yet Conan
2010
Guest
  • 2013
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
Guest
  • 2012
No Score Yet Lopez Tonight
2009-2011
Guest
  • 2011
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest
  • 2011
  • 2007
  • 2002
  • 2001

QUOTES FROM Chris Tucker CHARACTERS

Rita
Ooh! What's up?
Smokey
Not a damn thing!
Ruby Rhod
What's wrong with you? What you screamin' for? Every 5 minutes there's somethin', a bomb or somethin'. I'm leavin'. bzzzz.
Ordell Robbie
Look, I hate to be the kinda nigga does a nigga a favor, then, BAM!, hits a nigga up for a favor in return. But I'm afraid I gots to be that kinda nigga.
Beaumont Livingston
Whatchu mean?
Ordell Robbie
I need a favor, nigga!
Pat
She is my friend with an F.
Danny
Yeah, capital F.
Pat
For friend.
Danny
C'mon Pat, black it up!
Craig
You want some kool-aid?
Smokey
Man.....you know damn well I want some kool-aid!!
Smokey
Man... you know damn well I want some kool-aid!
Joi
Uh uh hell no, pfft! Who is that bitch?
Craig
Who you talking to?
Joi
Nigga I'm talking to you! Now who is she?
Craig
That's just Debbie from down the street.
Joi
So? What the hell she doing in there?
Craig
She was just... get in the house!
Joi
Chu looking at?
Smokey
Get yo ass in the house!
Craig
Hurry up!
Danny
Black it up!
Ruby Rhod
Bzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzt!
Ruby Rhod
Korben, my man! I ain't got no fire!
Ruby Rhod
Father, you smoke?
Smokey
Daaammnn!
James Carter
Who died, Lee?
Inspector Lee
You!
James Carter
Detective Yu?
Inspector Lee
Not Yu, you!
James Carter
Who?
Inspector Lee
Do you understand the words that are a-coming out of my mouth?
James Carter
Don't nobody understand the words that are comin' out of your mouth.
Det. James Carter
Now I'm about to beat the puberty out of yall, you ain't gunna see it coming !
Det. James Carter
Now I'm about to beat the puberty out of yall, you ain't gunna see it coming!
Smokey
(taking a crap outside) You better not tell anybody man.
Smokey
[taking a crap outside] You better not tell anybody man.
Ezal
Man, I'm not, man.
Smokey
Keep it on the low.
Ezal
Alright brother. (looks around) HEY, SMOKEY BACK HERE TAKIN' A SHIT!
Ezal
Alright brother. [looks around] HEY, SMOKEY BACK HERE TAKIN' A SHIT!
Smokey
Ezal!
Ezal
Don't worry, I won't tell anybody else.
Smokey
I know ya don't smoke weed, I know this. But I'm gonna get you high today cause it's Friday, you ain't got no job and you ain't got shit to do.
James Carter
We could've been a good couple, we could've had something special but you one CRAZY ASS BITCH!!!!!
James Carter
We could've been a good couple, we could've had something special but you one CRAZY ASS BITCH!
Smokey
No sugar? Damn. Y'all ain't never got two things that match. Either y'all got Kool-aid, no sugar. Peanut butter, no jelly. Ham, no burger. Daaamn.
Detective James Carter
Why you ain't tell me about the bridge?
Detective Inspector Lee
I did.
Detective James Carter
No you didn't.
Detective Inspector Lee
I said stop!
Detective James Carter
I don't understand what you be saying!
Detective Inspector Lee
What?
Detective James Carter
Wipe yourself off, man. You dead.
Sang
The drop will be made tonight. The amount will be fifty million dollars.
Detective James Carter
Fifty million dollars? Man, who do you think you kidnapped? Chelsea Clinton?!
Detective James Carter
"Do you understand the words that are coming out my mouth?!"
Detective James Carter
Do you understand the words that are coming out my mouth?
Inspector Lee
Do you understand the words that are coming out of my mouth?
James Carter
Man no one understands the words coming out of yo mouth!!
James Carter
Man no one understands the words coming out of yo mouth!
Ruby Rhod
What was that honey? It was bad! It had no fire, no energy, no nothing! So tomorrow from five to seven will you please act like you have more than a two word vo-cab-u-lar-yee! It must be green!
Korben Dallas
Can I talk to you for a second? (pushes Ruby up against the wall) I didn't come here to play pumbaa on the radio. So tomorrow from five to seven your gonna give yourself a hand, green?
Korben Dallas
Can I talk to you for a second? [pushes Ruby up against the wall] I didn't come here to play pumbaa on the radio. So tomorrow from five to seven your gonna give yourself a hand, green?
Ruby Rhod
(high-pitched) Supergreen!
Ruby Rhod
[high-pitched] Supergreen!
Smokey
You've got to be a stupid mother fucker to get fired on your day off!
Smokey
YOU GOT KNOCK THE FUGG OUT!
Detective James Carter
Don't you ever touch a black man's radio, boy! You can do that in China but you can get your ass killed out here, man.
Cleon
Your junkie ass really messed up out there.
Skip
Don't blame me for your fuck ups.
Cleon
I told Anthony I didn't want nothing to do with a crazy devil filled junkie!
Skip
What?
Cleon
You listening to me? Look at him.
Skip
(Skip punches Cleon) Now say some more shit! I'll knock yo ass right back down. Fake ass, wannabe preacher, no members havin' motherfucker!
Skip
[Skip punches Cleon] Now say some more shit! I'll knock yo ass right back down. Fake ass, wannabe preacher, no members havin' motherfucker!
Anthony Curtis
Why don't y'all stop acting like some fucking clowns.
Skip
Just tell me one thing Cleon. Why the fuck you didn't grab the cop?
Cleon
You killed him, a young brother.
Skip
You wouldn't have froze up like a bitch maybe I wouldn't have to do that shit, now wouldn't I?
Skip
If you wouldn't have froze up like a bitch maybe I wouldn't have to do that shit, now wouldn't I?
Kirby
Would y'all shut the fuck up?!
Kirby
Would y'all shut the fuck up?
Beaumont Livingston
Man, you must be out of your fuckin' mind if you think I'm gonna get in this dirty-ass trunk.
Ordell Robbie
We ain't going nowhere but to Koreatown, man. You ain't gonna be locked in here no more than ten minutes.
Beaumont Livingston
I ain't ridin' in no trunk for no minute, man.
Smokey
Why you hook me up with that fat ass, bald head girl?
Debbie
Who, Rita? Rita is not fat. She's just big boned.
Smokey
Shit! That girl wider than all outside. Talkin' bout she look like Janet Jackson.
Debbie
Oh, no she didn't go there!
Smokey
Bitch got out the car lookin' more like Freddie Jackson. Don't laugh, it ain't funny!
Debbie
I'm not trying to laugh. I just thought you two would like each other.
Smokey
You knew she was bald head, you knew she didn't have no damn hair! [Debbie laughs out loud] Don't laugh, it ain't funny!
Debbie
Aw, I'm sorry Smokey! [laughs]
Smokey
Look, why don't you go down the street and get something to eat? I know you hungry.
Rita
Nuh-uh, cuz see I ate twice before I came. [Rita takes off her hat to reveal a bald head]
Smokey
Goddamn!
Det. James Carter
I don't know what the hell you've been feeding him but he is TOO DAMN BIG!
Det. James Carter
I don't know what the hell you've been feeding him, but he is too damn big!
Detective James Carter
DO YOU UNDERSTAND THE WORDS THAT ARE COMING OUT OF MY MOUTH?..... I cannot believe this shit! First I get a bullshit assignment... now Mr. Ricea-Roni cant even speak American. C'mon man my ride over here. Put your bag in the back....... PUT YOUR BAG IN THE BACK! ..... No,no,no,no you put your own shit in the bag, I'm not a skycap. I'm FBI ya understand?
Detective James Carter
Do you understand the words that are coming out of my mouth? I cannot believe this shit! First, I get a bullshit assignment. Now Mr. Ricea-Roni cant even speak American. C'mon man, my ride over here. Put your bag in the back... Put your bag in the back! No, no, no, no you put your own shit in the bag, I'm not a skycap. I'm FBI you understand?
Smokey
Damn!