Chris Tucker won't do Rush Hour 3

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  1. Scott L

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    And turned down a cool $20M.

    Tucker turns it down
    Not even a month ago

    Sheesh. I love this series, and unlike many here I find the guy hilarious.

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    I heard he recently got deeply religious so that may have attributed to his decision in some way, but it's still sad to see him sink the series. Hopefully someone can convince otherwise (or maybe he'll go in debt). [​IMG]
     
  2. ThomasC

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    I think Tucker's great as well. He's been spending a lot of his time the past few years aiding in the fight against AIDS in Africa, and said previously that Rush Hour 3 was going to be his last film ever, IIRC. It's too bad if it's true, but at least we have Rush Hour 1 and 2.
     
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    Hey, if I ever land a few million for a movie, I'm frickin' retiring shortly there afterwards. Or at least, I'll only be doing dream projects from there-on out. Making it big means not having to grind.

    This dream, and a buck twenty five, will earn me coffee, so there ya go.

    Too bad about Tucker though, he's pretty damn funny. Fifth Element was a great flick in large part due to him.
     
  4. Scott L

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    It's great that he wants to help AIDS-afflicted people in Africa ... but why not take the 3 or 4 months to do this movie, get that $20 million, and then donate it to research/AIDS education/medical funding?

    Wouldn't that help those people more? I suppose maybe he figured that out and that may be why he's accepting the Rush Hour 3 job.
     
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    I think it's funny that Tucker has only done Rush Hour movies over the last few years. Does he not enjoy making movies?

    I also think it's funny that he's gone Michael Jackson (as I like to call it), just like Eddie Murphy did years ago. Maybe it's one of those Jump the Shark things, only with people.

    Still, I've got a lot of respect for the guy for his efforts in Africa.
     
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    I'm just trying to figure out how he was getting a $20 million paycheck from doing those movies. He ain't Denzel.
     
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    In the case of Rush Hour he is. The first one was a surprisingly big success and the second film was a monster. Both Rush Hour films have outgrossed every film in Denzel Washington's career.
     
  9. Timothy Alexander

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    Well, it is good for him then. Using his time away from doing movies and just taking the time to help out in Africa is pretty awesome. Knowing me, I would take the $20 million and just become the lasiest person on Earth.
     
  10. Scott L

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    haha why did you compare him to Denzel? [​IMG]

    Well let's see:
    ________________________________

    Rush Hour:

    Budget: $35M
    Box Office: $141M (USA)

    Rush Hour 2:

    Budget: $90M
    Box Office: $226M (USA)

    Training Day:

    Budget: $45M
    Box Office: $76M (USA)

    Man on Fire:

    Budget: $70M
    Box Office: $77M (USA)

    Manchurian Candidate:

    Budget: $80M
    Box Office: $65M (USA)
    ________________________________

    I like Denzel too but he doesn't make the dough like he used to.
     
  11. ThomasC

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    AFAIK, he's never been a huge box-office draw.
     
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    According to CNN and AP Tucker will has signed a two picture, $40 million contract with New Line (one will be Rush Hour 3, the other...maybe 4?). From what I remember reading, he most likely will also garner 20% of receipts. Seems holding out is worth it sometimes.
     
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    What else has Tucker actually done in movies? I've never seen him outside these two films, which, while moderately entertaining, were hardly great comic masterpieces.
     
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    Tucker's been in The Fifth Element and the first Friday movie. I think he also has a role in the upcoming Passion of the Christ sequel. [​IMG]
     
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    I think this will be like the Ricky Williams situation. Tucker can sit it out now and think he's in control, but after a while, he'll want to be in the movies again and need the money. Only question is, will he have pissed off the others involved enough to make them not want to do the movie.

    By the way, I loved the first two.
     
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    Replace him with any Wayans brother. I doubt most of the audience would notice.
     
  18. SteveCallas

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    Ouch.
     
  19. Malcolm R

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    Sorry. Just watched "The Ladykillers" w/Marlon Wayans before I logged in. He was doing a pretty good "Chris Tucker" in that. [​IMG]
     
  20. SteveCallas

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    I don't care for any of the Wayans brothers at all, I just don't find them funny. Tucker on the other hand, makes me laugh every time.

    Now that I think about it, I did like Major Payne.
     

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