Chris Tucker was a massive force in comedy in the late 90s and early 2000s, and his surprisingly small filmography is full of memorable, hilarious moments. While he may have stepped away from the spotlight, we'll have moments like these 12 to keep us laughing forever.
His Standup Comedy
The bit about having roaches for roommates is still hilarious.
Watching Chris Tucker absolutely lose his mind on drugs is cinematic gold!
Of course, you can't talk about Friday without hearing him and Ice Cube go "DAAAAAAAAAAAYUM!"
Chris Tucker owes Samuel L. Jackson a favor, and Sam's come to collect.
Of course, this favor entails getting in a dirty trunk and holding a shotgun. Tucker is understandably upset about this.
His moments only get funnier from here.
The Fifth Element
Was there ever a more perfect casting choice than Tucker as Ruby Rhod? It's almost like the role was written for him.
Seriously, I don't think anyone else could actually get a group of people to leave just by buzzing.
Chris Tucker spends the entire Rush Hour franchise straddling the line between goofball and badass, and nowhere does this come through more than when we first see him.
This was the scene that established that he and Jackie Chan were an excellent comedic duo.
Rush Hour 2
Because what's better than Chris Tucker crashing a gangster bar to perform a karaoke rendition of Michael Jackson? Nothing, that's what.
When you ask Chris Tucker (or any character played by him) to create a distraction, you can bet your ass he'll deliver.
Tucker has the most-quoted line in Rush Hour 2 and it's not even in the actual movie; it's in the bloopers!