Back To Christian Faith: Chris Tucker Reconsiders His Belief And Career Options
Chris Tucker is a stand-up comic and movie actor that has distinguished himself in the Tinseltown array of celebrities.
The Life Of Chris Tucker
If there is anything we can recall at the top of our hats, it is the fact that Chris Tucker starred in the "5th Element" and the "Rush Hour" movies. Both movies were box office successes.
Chris is known for speaking in a fast-paced, high-pitched tone, and with spirited delivery of his lines. He was even once acknowledged as the highest paid actor in Hollywood, earning a whooping $25 million for appearing in "Rush Hour 3."
Chris Tucker began his career as a stand-up at a high-school talent show, continued in some local dance clubs and bars, and soon was a regular on Def Comedy Jam. He credits Eddie Murphy and Richard Pryor amongst the early influences in his life and recalls those earlier days saying:
It was more exciting because it was just a dream then. Living with that dream was exciting and fun, and the possibilities of what could happen were so much fun. Just to go on-stage and get five minutes meant a big deal because it was so hard to get on-stage.
Influence of the Christian Faith
Interestingly, Tucker’s on-stage performances have been different since he became a born-again Christian, shortly after filming "Money Talks" in 1997.
Unlike his counterparts, he does not adopt lewdness to his jokes, as he reveals:
Being a Christian helps me in comedy. I have to talk about other stuff. Normally, most comics talk about stuff that’s easy—maybe cussing or saying something raunchy. I have to dig deeper to find something that’s still funny and not raunchy. It’s harder. I like the challenge.
A Brief Career Change
It is reported that shortly after giving his heart to the Lord, the roles were no longer coming as fast and as frequent as they used to. But that didn't quite move the multi talented artist as he simply went back to stand-up comedy.
He had taken a few years off from LIVE performances due to his progressive movie work, but he has been back at it for over 8 years now. Speaking about this, he once said:
I’m so happy to be back doing it now because this is where it all started.
Christ Tucker takes his faith seriously, as it was reported that he made a speed limit infraction because he was in a hurry to get to church.