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Chris Tucker

Christopher Tucker is an American comedian and actor. Tucker made his debut in 1992 as a stand-up performer on the HBO comedy series Def Comedy Jam, frequently appearing on the show during the 1990s. He appeared in the films Friday, The Fifth Element, Money Talks, and Jackie Brown, and later gained fame for playing Detective James Carter in the Rush Hour series, for which he received several accolades.

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Making people laugh is giving, and it's healing, too, when people can go up to the movies and forget about their problems. It's a good thing. That's why I want to work.
A lot of directors, they're creative, but they're different.
I wanted to cut down on the profanity, because I think I'm funnier without sayin' a lot of cuss words. β€” Β© Chris Tucker
I wanted to cut down on the profanity, because I think I'm funnier without sayin' a lot of cuss words.
I feel like every time I go out, I want to do a good job. I want people to say that he's just as good at stand-up as he is in some of the movies I've seen him in, so I try to do the best every time I go out there.
I've got a big closet of scripts, and a big stack of scripts on the side of my desk, because you get a whole bunch. Nothing's going to be perfect, and I realize that; but I am a perfectionist, so you go through a lot of stuff.
Being a big star and being known, making movies and a lot of money - that really doesn't interest me.
Comedy comes from a place of hurt. Charlie Chaplin was starving and broke in London, and that's where he got his character 'the tramp' from. It's a bad situation that he transformed into comedic one.
You loan your friend money. You see them again, they don't say nothin' 'bout the money. 'Hi, how ya doin'? How's ya mama doing?' Man, how's my money doin'?
I've actually tried to give Brett Ratner dance lessons, but he thinks he already knows how to.
I travel. I do a lot of traveling around the world.
I couldn't imagine not having clean water.
I do a lot of traveling around the world.
Georgia was a great place to live, but I wanted to get out because I knew the opportunities for what I was doing - stand-up comedy and eventually acting - were in Los Angeles.
I love traveling. It not only opens my mind up, but it also allows me to use my fame in another way through humanitarian works and stuff, and being an influence around the world.
I think my life is a movie and your life reflects your work. β€” Β© Chris Tucker
I think my life is a movie and your life reflects your work.
I will always do stand-up, even if my acting career takes off. Stand-up is my life.
I think all the knowledge and all the travels that I've done, I'm going to do a lot of great work in the future.
Day-to-day life is a lot of work. I work a lot on stand-up stuff, and then day-to-day life and, you know, just living. It's always different. Try to work out, try to stay in shape, and try to have some fun.
I tell people that stand-up's like golf: you gotta do it every day to get it down - or at least three times a week to get it down.
I think real life reflects your movies. In your life, you pick stuff that influences what movie roles you wanna pick. I think if you've got an interesting life, you wanna do interesting movies about interesting things.
When you're first starting out, you want to keep making good movies. When you're young and you're black, you do a bad movie and you're through.
I really loved what I was doing being creative and being funny as a stand-up comedian.
It takes intelligence to make real comedy, and it takes a reality base to create all that little stuff I like to do that makes you giggle inside.
You don't know who you messing with man, I slap people for fun. That's what I do man! You wanna play rough, huh, I kill for fun!
You know, we're missing so much as African-Americans and we should be concerned about what's going on in Africa.
My mom raised me to never have anything control me.
Everybody goes through a lot of the same things, and I talk about those, and that's the key. You have to connect with your audience, and I might take them on a trip with me, tell them I went here and I went there and they'll go with me, you know, to hear the stories.
This country is just that great that the opportunities are there for a Hispanic president, a black president or any other race for a president, yes.
I want to keep working, I want to keep doing my humanitarian stuff around the world, shining light on different places that have problems. Keep making movies, make people laugh.
You see people waving. You dont see people having problems, with each other at least.
A lot of lines in movies were written, but I'm always improvising. Once you get into the scene, it just comes to me.
Just believe in yourself and work really hard. And when doors open, take advantage of every opportunity you can.
One thing about me, when I make a decision about something, I realize when you make choices in life, that dictates your life.
What!? You tell people that, I won't get no more black movies?
I love to talk about people I've met being an entertainer. All my encounters in life - I roll it all into an hour and 30 minutes.
I think you've got to have a depth, a deeper depth to take stand-up into acting, but I think it really helps you as a stand-up to home into different characters and stuff easily.
I reenact everything. I love to paint a picture for my audience. I'm a lot like Richard Pryor in that aspect. I do a lot of acting on stage, acting out and visualizing stuff. I love to do that. I'm into it so much, it just comes out of me.
I am now half Asian. I have learned all the ancient teachings of Buddi. β€” Β© Chris Tucker
I am now half Asian. I have learned all the ancient teachings of Buddi.
I told a joke and people laughed and it was the best feeling. I knew I wanted to do this as a career. I never knew I could get such a high from telling a joke. There's something so extraordinary about having people listening to you and hanging onto your words - it's a great feeling.
So I kept it to myself. Then some of my classmates started to come down to the comedy club, taking a girl out, and they started finding out I was a stand-up comedian.
I've been fortunate to work with good directors who understand improvisation and understand the way comedians work. Luke Basan let me do my thing like do what you feel and take the character to another level. Quentin Tarrantino was more of an acting coach. He can teach you beats and then hell say go with it but give this feeling. So I've been fortunate to work with good, seasoned directors.
That’s the last time I let Wesley Snipes help me out with my taxes!
I like LA. LA is cool, but it ain't like home. Atlanta is home. All my friends are here, I grew up here. But LA is cool. Its more like a big office. Its work and you work, and you're meetin' people all the time, but its more like acquaintances than friends and stuff.I wanted to cut down on the profanity, because I think I'm funnier without sayin' a lot of cuss words.
A black President? Now come on y'all, we got Clinton, that's close. He got negro tendencies.
I couldn't tell people what I wanted to do because I was from Atlanta. You don't tell people you're gonna be a comedian in Atlanta. That means you ain't gonna do nothing.
It was like a family reunion, watching the movie. It's always a good feeling when I can get a screening for my family.
I feel like every time I go out I want to do a good job. I want people to say that he's just as good at stand-up as he is in some of the movies I've seen him in, so I try to do the best every time I go out there.
I've lived a little bit and traveled the world and experienced a lot of things that I can play any role, and I think I can get into stuff that people never thought I would ever do because of my experiences and growth as a person.
In stand-up you can go either way. It's live. Somebody might say something in the crowd, you might respond to it. But in a movie you could be spontaneous too. But you pretty much have to stick to that story or that scene or that script, but in stand-up you can go wherever you want to. It's more freedom.
It's crazy because people expect you to be funny all the time and every day is not a funny day. I go to funerals and people are like 'tell a joke' and 'say one of your lines in a movie.' It's a funeral, man!
I want to do movies that mean something, that make people laugh and cry great movies, period-piece movies and work with the best people out there, who bring the best out of me.
I am Jewish. My real name is Chris Tuckenberg. A lot of people don't know about that. β€” Β© Chris Tucker
I am Jewish. My real name is Chris Tuckenberg. A lot of people don't know about that.
You got to control your own destiny. You got to keep writin different stuff. Keep switchin up and never do the same thin too many times.
I believe that I'm going to have a long career, as long as I want, and I think by me going out into the world living a little bit made me... gave me more depth, so when I do go, going into movies is much easier for me.
I get on stage and talk about different stuff in my life and what I've been through and what I think about the world. It's picking out highlights of things and how I became who I am and how my daddy raised me.
I've been smokin' ever since I was two.
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