Believe it or not, the last time Chris Tucker made a movie without Jackie Chan was Jackie Brown. Variety says that Tucker, who has only made the three Rush Hour movies since 1998, may star in The Rabbit, an upcoming action flick about a Vegas magician hired by the CIA to find a Russian counterfeit artist. Keeping away from more obscene movies (like the Friday sequels) after becoming a born-again Christian in the late ’90s, Tucker’s previously been in talks to make Agent Double-O Soul (basically an Undercover Brother before Undercover Brother) in the late ’90s, and a movie about Frank Sinatra‘s valet in 2007. But aside from appearing in Michael Jackson‘s “You Rock My World” video, Tucker’s only role has been Det. James Carter of the LAPD. We’d love to see him play Ruby Rhod again, though—any market for The Sixth Element?
Between his charity work and TV appearances (who could forget his face after Kanye West slammed Bush at the Katrina benefit?), a lot of you probably never realized Chris was just barely keeping up his career as a movie star. See what’s up with four other comedy semi-recluses in the gallery below. Can you think of any other funny people you’d like to see get out of their mansions more?
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