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Chris Tucker Owes $12 Million in Back Taxes

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 02:  (EXCLUSIVE ACCESS)  Chris Tucker attends The Film Society of Lincoln Center's presentation of the 38th Annual Chaplin Award at Alice Tully Hall on May 2, 2011 in New York City.  (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)

It's been fifteen years since Chris Tucker made a movie that wasn't a Rush Hour sequel, but all of a sudden, the M.I.A. star has filmed a role in David O. Russell's next movie and might even be amenable to another installment of Friday. What spurred his return to moviemaking? We're just spitballing, but we guess it might have something to do with the insane $12 million tax lien filed against Tucker. TMZ reports that the state of Georgia just moved to secure nearly $600,000 from the actor, which bumps up his unpaid back taxes to that staggering amount. He simply did not understand the words coming out of the tax collectors' mouths.

Photo: Andrew H. Walker/2011 Getty Images