Chris Tucker
American comedian
Chris Tucker
Christopher "Chris" Tucker is an American actor and comedian. He is best known for playing the role of Detective James Carter in the Rush Hour film series. Tucker became a frequent stand up performer on Def Comedy Jam in the 1990s. He came to prominence in the 1995 film Friday alongside Ice Cube, and then appeared in Luc Besson's The Fifth Element before beginning work on the highly successful Rush Hour films.
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Things to do in Chicago this weekend: Into it. Over It., skate with the Blackhawks, Chris Tucker and more
Chicago Times - about 1 month
Chicago Tribune critics and editors help you pick the best things to do in Chicago this weekend.
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"Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk": Dishonorable Discharge
Huffington Post - 3 months
Ang Lee is unquestionably a great film director. He has mastered the range of the medium from the delicious family drama "Eat Drink Man Woman" to the ground breaking same sex love story western "Brokeback Mountain" to the deft British high tea comedy of manners "Sense and Sensibility." He even bulked up his resume with superhero "The Hulk." Perhaps the stunningly beautiful, heart wrenching kung fu period piece "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" was his highest achievement with broadest appeal. But with "Billy Lynn" Ang Lee has given us a mixed march, a pyrrhic victory at best. The story starts promisingly enough. Lynn and his Bravo Company are to be honored for their battlefield bravery, appearing at a Dallas Cowboys halftime ceremony. Billy (Joe Alwyn) is the centerpiece for winning the Silver Star fighting off insurgents that had attacked his company sergeant Virgil "Shroom" Bree. Less impressed with Billy's heroics is his sister Kathryn (Kristen Stewart). Kathryn sounds the ...
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Jackie Chan Finally Wins Honorary Oscar After 56 Years And 200 Films
Huffington Post - 3 months
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'Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk' Is A Noble Misfire
Huffington Post - 4 months
It’s hard to criticize the work of someone who pours their soul into a pioneering piece of art. When Ang Lee introduced the world premiere of “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk” at the New York Film Festival on Friday evening, the veteran director was visibly nervous. “Please give this a chance,” he urged. “Have an open mind.” Lee was so earnest that I felt nervous on his behalf. This is his baby! Forgive me, then, if I feel a mild moral dilemma in writing this review. I want so badly for Lee to succeed. He’s arguably today’s most groundbreaking filmmaker, thanks to the international acclaim of “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon,” the nuances of “Brokeback Mountain” and the nautical visuals of “Life of Pi.” Sadly, “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk” is an admirable misfire.  No movie like “Billy Lynn” has ever been made. Stick with this technical jargon for just a minute: Most feature films are shot at 24 frames per second, but Lee made this one at a record-breaking 120. (It was a pol ...
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The Oddball Comedy Festival Has Something for Everyone's Funny Bone
Huffington Post - 6 months
Funny or Die presents the 4th annual Oddball Comedy and Curiosity Festival starting September 2. The lineup of more than 35 comedians includes Tracy Morgan, John Oliver, Hannibal Burress, Jay Pharoah of SNL fame, and Ali Wong. Jeff Ross, a Comedy Central Roast veteran, is the master of ceremonies. The 13 stop Live Nation tour includes such a vast array of comedians that those attending the show are guaranteed to laugh at one or more of the acts unless they are completely devoid of a sense of humor. It ranges from Brian Regan, who eschews profanity and off-color humor, to Gabriel "Fluffy" Iglesias, who makes jokes about obesity and Mexican-American culture to Alice Wetterlund, the star of HBO's Silicon Valley who shot to fame making a parody commercial for a cure for diarrhea titled "Culture Culture Probiotics". Two of the comedians, Kyle Dunnigan and Tom Segura, previewed their act. Fans of Comedy Central's "Inside Amy Schumer" are already in love with Kyle Dunnigan. He's the Em ...
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CBS' new 'Rush Hour' lacks the original's stars and acrobatic wit but is still likable
LATimes - 11 months
"Rush Hour," the Jackie Chan-Chris Tucker big-screen martial-arts action-comedy franchise, has now given birth to a noisy and likable TV series, premiering Thursday on CBS. And why not? In a world where "Fargo," "Ash vs. Evil Dead," "From Dusk Till Dawn," "Damien" and "12 Monkeys" are converting...
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New CBS Entertainment Chief Vows More Prime-Time Diversity
Huffington Post - about 1 year
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) -- CBS is committed to increasing the diversity of its prime-time series, the network's new programming chief said, offering himself as evidence. "I'm just a gay guy from Indiana who doesn't play basketball, but now I'm the entertainment president of CBS," said Glenn Geller, who was promoted to the job last fall. He contended that CBS offers diversity in front of and behind the camera and in its corporate offices. "And can we do better? I think we are," he told a TV critics' meeting Tuesday. "We're not casting color blind, we're casting color conscious." Two upcoming CBS series will offer "greatly diverse casts," he said of "Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders," starting March 16, and "Rush Hour," debuting March 31. The newcomer to the "Criminal Minds" franchise, about FBI agents who aid Americans in trouble abroad, includes African-American actor Tyler James Williams and Daniel Henney, who is of Korean descent. Its top-listed stars are Gary Sinise and ...
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New CBS Entertainment Chief Vows More Prime-Time Diversity
Huffington Post - about 1 year
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) -- CBS is committed to increasing the diversity of its prime-time series, the network's new programming chief said, offering himself as evidence. "I'm just a gay guy from Indiana who doesn't play basketball, but now I'm the entertainment president of CBS," said Glenn Geller, who was promoted to the job last fall. He contended that CBS offers diversity in front of and behind the camera and in its corporate offices. "And can we do better? I think we are," he told a TV critics' meeting Tuesday. "We're not casting color blind, we're casting color conscious." Two upcoming CBS series will offer "greatly diverse casts," he said of "Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders," starting March 16, and "Rush Hour," debuting March 31. The newcomer to the "Criminal Minds" franchise, about FBI agents who aid Americans in trouble abroad, includes African-American actor Tyler James Williams and Daniel Henney, who is of Korean descent. Its top-listed stars are Gary Sinise and ...
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Time to kill? Here are 130 riveting movies you can watch on Netflix right now
Yahoo News - about 1 year
This list is updated monthly to reflect recent availability and to showcase films currently streaming on Netflix, whether talking classics or modern gems. Netflix offers roughly a gazillion different movies available through its streaming platform — well, approximately a gazillion. However, while the landmark service might become surprisingly accurate with its suggestions once you’ve been using it for a while, it’s still often tough to find something worth watching amid the trove of terrible choices.That being the case, we’ve taken the time to wade through the ridiculous amount of content in order to bring you a list of some of the best films currently available on Netflix Instant. Planning your weekend has never been easier. Related: Here’s what’s new on Netflix in December, and what’s going away Choose a genre: Recent Additions Documentaries Comedies Dramas Thrillers & Action Adventure Foreign Sci-Fi & Fantasy Kids Horror Romance New for December 2015 A League of Their Own Pl ...
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Brother of Hillary Clinton's Top Campaign Aide Lobbied for Fracked Gas Export Terminal Co-Owned by Qatar
Huffington Post - almost 2 years
Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog Anthony "Tony" Podesta began lobbying in late 2013 on behalf of a company co-owned by ExxonMobil and Qatar Petroleum aiming to export liquefied natural gas (LNG) to the global market. Tony is the brother of John Podesta, former top climate change adviser to President Barack Obama and current top campaign aide for Hillary Clinton's 2016 bid for president.  Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons In October 2012, Podesta Group began lobbying on behalf of the proposed ExxonMobil-Qatar Petroleum Golden Pass LNG facility in Sabine Pass, Texas, according to lobbying disclosure forms. The forms indicate that Tony Podesta himself, not just his staff, lobbied on behalf of the terminal beginning in quarter four of 2013. Tony Podesta's name also shows up on the Golden Pass LNG lobbying disclosure forms for quarters one, two, three and four for 2014. During those quarters, Podesta lobbied for proposed federal legislation aiming to expedite the regulatory process for permi ...
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Four Lessons Puffy Taught Me About Branding
Huffington Post - over 3 years
How, exactly, do you become a household name? What's the road map? Who are the benchmarks? Who's the best at influencing how people are made to feel? I came up from within the hip-hop and pop-culture scenes, and, clearly, I had lusted after the power brokers and social engineers that seemed to magically steer and influence others into action. I studied them. I imagined what magical powers they may have. How do I get to the other side? Is it like joining some secret society of magic? Is it a club? Who runs that club? Illuminati? I needed a friend with "connects." No, strike that -- I needed a teacher. A mentor. So I looked to the enigmatic ringleader of this scene, a man who I had once seen in a white linen suit at the Michael Bivins birthday party, way back when in 1994: Puffy. Puff Daddy. P. Diddy. Mr. Sean Combs. I was fascinated by how he controlled every aspect of his environment, the way he could own a room. I didn't talk to Puffy that night, but I knew from that instant h ...
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BEHOLD MY POWER: Jackie Brown Is Now at the Laurelhurst
The Portland Mercury - over 3 years
Okay, FINE, this likely isn't my doing. But I'm taking credit for it anyway. Remember when the Laurelhurst booked Out of Sight, and I said somebody should do an Elmore Leonard film fest? And then the next week, the Laurelhurst went and got Get Shorty? And I got greedy and was all hey, great, cool, now let's make Jackie Brown happen? So check this out: Starting tonight and going through Thursday, the Laurelhurst's got Jackie Brown, which is one of those very, very few films that somehow manages to get better every time you watch it and Tarantino's best movie. C'mon. Look at Robert Forster and Pam Grier here: That clip reminds me: Even if you don't like, say, fantastic characters, or Elmore Leonard plots, or Samuel L. Jackson or Michael Keaton or Robert De Niro or Bridget Fonda or Chris Tucker or Tarantino, Jackie Brown's worth seeing just for its soundtrack: And, of course: I generally watch Jackie Brown about once a year. The chance to see it on the big screen this time ...
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Chris Tucker brings globetrotting comedy tour to Nashville
The Tennessean - over 3 years
Actor and comedian Chris Tucker has spent much of 2013 on stage via a world tour that's taken him everywhere from Australia to Nashville's Ryman Auditorium.
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Arsenio Hall Show Debuts Tonight: Here's A Look Back At Some Of His Most Famous Guests (VIDEO)
Huffington Post - over 3 years
After almost twenty years off the air, The Arsenio Hall show returns to the late-night television line up tonight at 11PM EST. Chris Tucker, who is no stranger to the show, is slated to be his first guest. Throughout the week, the line up of guests consist of both new and old faces who have appeared on the show during its first run -- including Ice Cube, Nas, Angela Bassett and Earvin "Magic" Johnson. In fact, Johnson gave Hall the first interview after announcing his diagnosis with HIV. (See Slideshow Below For More Famous Guests From The Past) First production meeting. It's time to get going! pic.twitter.com/bbYw9zA7eM — Arsenio Hall (@ArsenioHall) September 9, 2013 Hall's return to late-night television, at the age of 57, will add a sprinkle of diversity in what's been called a "white men's club." Airing in syndication in 85 percent of the country, Arsenio has said he wants to appeal to his old audience and also try to bring in some new viewers. “I’m not going to t ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Chris Tucker
    FORTIES
  • 2014
    Age 41
    In 2014, Tucker settled a $2.5 million debt.
    More Details Hide Details A representative blamed "poor accounting and business management".
  • 2013
    Age 40
    He also hosted the 2013 BET Awards.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 2012
    Age 39
    The film itself received numerous nominations and awards; Tucker was among the winners of the Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Cast in 2012.
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  • 2011
    Age 38
    In 2011, Tucker made a comeback to stand-up comedy.
    More Details Hide Details The next year, Tucker returned to film in the Academy Award winning drama Silver Linings Playbook, co-starring Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence and Robert De Niro. Tucker's performance in the film was well received by critics and audiences alike.
  • 2008
    Age 35
    A friend of Bill Clinton, Tucker has traveled with the former President overseas, and endorsed Barack Obama in the 2008 primaries.
    More Details Hide Details Tucker participated in a PBS documentary on the genetic makeup of African Americans. He found he has African, European, and Native American ancestry. Through DNA tests (as aired on the 2006 PBS documentary African American Lives), Tucker's patrilineal ancestry was traced back to the Ambundu ethnic group of Angola and one line of his mother's to the Bamileke of Cameroon. He also traced his family tree back to the 1830s. Tucker was shown visiting Angola, the birthplace of some of his ancestors, with the program's host, Henry Louis Gates.
  • 2007
    Age 34
    Tucker was announced in 2007 to star in the New Line drama film Mr. S: My Life with Frank Sinatra, directed by Brett Ratner and based on George Jacobs' autobiography of working as Frank Sinatra's valet during the Rat Pack era of 1953–1968.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1999
    Age 26
    On February 13, 1999, Tucker participated in the NBA All-Star Weekend's Celebrity Game.
    More Details Hide Details Other celebrities participating included rapper Master P, NBA Hall of Famers Clyde Drexler and Dominique Wilkins, wide receiver Terrell Owens, and four Harlem Globetrotters.
  • 1998
    Age 25
    Along with Jackie Chan, Tucker later starred in the 1998 martial arts action comedy Rush Hour and its sequels, Rush Hour 2 and Rush Hour 3, in which he played Detective James Carter, an LAPD detective.
    More Details Hide Details After the commercial success of the first Rush Hour film, Tucker held out for a $20 million salary for Rush Hour 2 and was paid $25 million salary for Rush Hour 3. The latter was part of a $40 million two-movie contract with New Line Cinema that also included an unnamed future film. He was also to receive 20% of the gross against his salary from the Rush Hour 3. Tucker did not reprise his role as Smokey in Next Friday (2000) or in Friday After Next (2002) because he had become a born-again Christian after filming Money Talks (1997). He starred in Michael Jackson's video "You Rock My World" and made a cameo appearance in Tupac Shakur's "California Love".
  • 1997
    Age 24
    In 1997, he co-starred with Charlie Sheen in Money Talks, and alongside Bruce Willis in The Fifth Element.
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  • 1995
    Age 22
    He made his cinematic debut in House Party 3, and gained greater film recognition alongside rapper Ice Cube in the 1995 film Friday.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1992
    Age 19
    In 1992, Tucker was a frequent performer on Def Comedy Jam.
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  • OTHER
  • 1971
    Age -2
    Tucker was born on August 31, 1971, in Atlanta, Georgia, the youngest son of Mary Louise (née Bryant) and Norris Tucker.
    More Details Hide Details One of six children, Tucker learned early in life that humor has the power to draw attention to himself both at school and at home. His father was an independent businessman who owned a janitorial service. Tucker grew up in Decatur, Georgia; and, after graduating from Columbia High School in Decatur, he moved to Los Angeles, California, to pursue a career in comedy and acting.
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