After the commercial success of the first Rush Hour film, Tucker held out for a million salary for Rush Hour 2 and was paid million salary for Rush Hour 3.
The latter was part of a million two-movie contract with New Line Cinema that also included an unnamed future film.
The youngest son of Mary Louise and Norris Tucker, Christopher Tucker was born on August 31, 1971, in Decatur, Georgia.
One of six children, Tucker learned early on the power of humor to draw attention to himself both at home and at school.
He also appeared in Luc Besson's The Fifth Element, Quentin Tarantino's Jackie Brown, and David O. 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.
Tucker grew up in a Pentecostal Christian household, as his mother and father were members of the Church of God in Christ during his childhood.
Following his high school graduation, Tucker, who'd already begun dabbling in stand-up comedy, moved to Los Angeles.
"I moved at an early age because I figured I'd have nothing to lose, and if it didn't work out I could just move back," he later explained.
Other celebrities participating included rapper Master P, NBA Hall of Famers Clyde Drexler and Dominique Wilkins, wide receiver Terrell Owens, and four Harlem Globetrotters.
Tucker was announced in 2007 to star in the New Line drama film Mr.
The role drew praise from critics and jump-started talk about Tucker's return to film.