Chris Tucker Owes $12 Million in Back Taxes

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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.