Ever wonder who the tall Chinese man was in Rush Hour 3? And how tall he is? Well, you’re in the right place!
I will tell you who this man is and where he is from. First of all, the dojo scene is my favorite one of Rush Hour 3. So I can understand that you want to know more about it. Like you, I’ve asked myself the same question! That’s why I decided to make the perfect guide for you.
Sun Ming Ming
Sun Ming Ming was born in the year 1983 on August 23 and is a 2.36 m (7 ft 9) Chinese basketball player He is the tallest professional basketball player of all time according to the World Guinness Record book. Moreover, Sun Ming Ming weight is 167 kg (370 lbs). Sun Mingming’s height and wears size 48 (or 20 for US) shoes. In addition, he also has a brother and a sister.
In the summer of 2005, Sun Ming Ming discovered that he had a brain tumor. At that time, he had neither health insurance nor enough money to pay for the more than $100,000 in medical bills. As for everyone, that’s a huge cost. Fortunately, his sports agent, Avery Loi, started a fundraiser so he could raise the necessary money. Thanks to that, the tumor was successfully removed on September 26, 2005.
He went to the United States and entered the NBA Draft 2005, but was not selected after a trial at the Los Angeles Lakers.
“His skills are fantastic for a player of his stature,” said Tom Doyle, co-owner of Maryland, who noticed his latest acquisition at the 2005 Junior World Championships. At that time, however, the scouts still had reservations about the Chinese giant’s lack of speed and level of form. According to his trainer and his teammates, he already has one quality: “He sees the terrain well”.
He played on several American Basketball Association teams between 2006 and 2008 and then joined the professional league in Japan.
Since 2009, he has been playing basketball for the Beijing Ducks club and makes occasional appearances as an actor. Later on, on August 4, 2013, he married Xu Yan. Yes, the tallest guy found himself a wife. On top of that, they are recognized by Guinness World Records as the largest married couple living with their combined height of 423.47 cm.
What if it was a fair fight?
Unfortunately, in real life, the tall Chinese man would have lost this battle in Rush Hour 3. Sun lacks the strength, stamina, and speed for it. You can actually see it when he blocks Chan and Chris Tucker’s attacks before lifting them up.
Running is very hard for him. As a child, he wore shoes too small for his enormous feet as none were in his size. That seriously disfigured his toe bones, and the tumor on his pituitary gland prevented him from manufacturing the proper amount of testosterone. In other words, it left him weak and unable to exert himself for significant periods of time. Before having brain surgery in 2005, you could describe his energy level as the one of a 60-year-old person.
Now, Rush Hour 3 is not the only movie where the tall Chinese man played in. No, he also played in two other films:
- Funny Soccer (2016): The team members of the almost bankrupt Chinese Football Victory Club try to raise money to save their club.
- The Thousand Faces of Dunjia (2017): After the death of his father by an evil demon, a brave young man learns about the art of DunJia. With this knowledge he will take revenge on the Demon.
- Miss Puff (2018): A romantic tale between a girl who returns and a younger boy she met at her friend’s party.
Some Fun Stuff
Who doesn’t love the Rock? Well, Sum Ming Ming actually met him and even has a picture.