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Chris Tucker joining David O. Russell's The Silver Lining Playbook

09.07.2011

It doesn't just seem like Chris Tucker hasn't been in a movie since RUSH HOUR 3 in 2007, he literally hasn't. That was his last feature project, and apparently it took so much out of him, he needed four whole years to recover.

But now he's decided to un-Chappelle himself and start acting again. He has a role in the upcoming Ben Stiller/Vince Vaughn comedy NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH, and now he's added a more prestigious film to his upcoming roster.

That would be David O. Russell's SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK, which stars Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence and Robert De Niro, and is an adaptation of Matthew Quick's novel about a man institutionalized for depression and released into the care of his mother. Tucker is going to be Cooper's "spirited friend" who lives in the mental hospital. Seems about right.

I think Tucker is good at the character he plays, which may or may not just be him in real life, and I think it's good he's picking up the acting torch once more. Do you?

Extra Tidbit: RUSH HOUR was fine, but FIFTH ELEMENT is definitely his best role.
Source: THR

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2:47AM on 09/08/2011
cool! I always liked him! Extra tidbit: I think i agree with you. He was funny in Friday, but I'm sure The Fifth Element made him stretch more as an actor.
cool! I always liked him! Extra tidbit: I think i agree with you. He was funny in Friday, but I'm sure The Fifth Element made him stretch more as an actor.
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6:13PM on 09/07/2011

Meh...

I'll believe it when I see it- the guy has played one character for 14 years and he didn't play him all that well in the last Rush Hour. I hope he's back to his Jackie Brown/Friday days, but I doubt it.
I'll believe it when I see it- the guy has played one character for 14 years and he didn't play him all that well in the last Rush Hour. I hope he's back to his Jackie Brown/Friday days, but I doubt it.
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6:25PM on 09/07/2011
Well, it is a David O Russell movie, and he generally produces good to great films. I wouldn't judge Chris Tucker for a movie he made under the direction of Brett Ratner; Russell is a far better director.
Well, it is a David O Russell movie, and he generally produces good to great films. I wouldn't judge Chris Tucker for a movie he made under the direction of Brett Ratner; Russell is a far better director.
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4:24PM on 09/07/2011
Friday was his best work. I even liked him in The 5th Element.
Friday was his best work. I even liked him in The 5th Element.
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4:02PM on 09/07/2011
Wow is he actually doing a movie without Jackie Chan this time.

About the tidbit no its definitely Smokey from Friday thats his best role, and you know this man!
Wow is he actually doing a movie without Jackie Chan this time.

About the tidbit no its definitely Smokey from Friday thats his best role, and you know this man!
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3:36PM on 09/07/2011
C'mon guys, I enjoy Beaumont as the next guy, I love Ruby Rod, I really liked him in Money Talks, but his undisputed masterpiece is and always will be... FRIDAY!

Good to see him in movies again. Seems like in the 90's we had too much of loud mouth black comedians and now there's none. We need to change that
C'mon guys, I enjoy Beaumont as the next guy, I love Ruby Rod, I really liked him in Money Talks, but his undisputed masterpiece is and always will be... FRIDAY!

Good to see him in movies again. Seems like in the 90's we had too much of loud mouth black comedians and now there's none. We need to change that
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1:35PM on 09/07/2011
He was awesome as Beaumont. To see the man really act watch Dead Presidents.
He was awesome as Beaumont. To see the man really act watch Dead Presidents.
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1:25PM on 09/07/2011
This is good news. Chris Tucker is a great and funny actor.
Show me 1 person who doesn't laugh when seeing him as Beaumont in Jackie Brown and I'll slap him with a smelly old glove.
This is good news. Chris Tucker is a great and funny actor.
Show me 1 person who doesn't laugh when seeing him as Beaumont in Jackie Brown and I'll slap him with a smelly old glove.
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2:49AM on 09/08/2011
have to watch that movie again, cause I don't remember anything about it.
have to watch that movie again, cause I don't remember anything about it.
4:52PM on 09/08/2011
Go for it.
It gets better every time, it has become my 3rd favorite Tarantino film.

Go for it.
It gets better every time, it has become my 3rd favorite Tarantino film.

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