Yao Ming

1. – Sun Ming Ming, Rush Hour 3, 2007.  For his  third outing with  Jackie Chan, director Brett Ratner wanted a riff on the in the 1978 Game of Death fight:  5ft 8ins Bruce Lee v 7ft 2ins basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. The 21st Century version was to be: 5ft6 8ins Jackie v the 7ft 6ins basketball star Ming. The Houston Rockets star  passed and  Ratner called another  Ming, the  7ft 9ins tallest man in  the world.  To win, Jackie  needed all his wall-climbing skills!

 Birth year: Death year: Other name: Casting Calls:  1