Date of Birth : Jun 20th 1971
He is perhaps best known for his roles in several Hollywood films, including Glory Road and Poseidon.
Lucas gained mainstream exposure after his roles in Sweet Home Alabama, A Beautiful Mind, and as Glenn Talbot in Hulk. In 2005, he co-starred with Jamie Foxx and Jessica Biel in the film Stealth, which was considered a major financial disappointment, grossing $31 million domestically on a budget of $130 million. In early 2006, Lucas played Don Haskins, a renowned basketball coach, in Glory Road. Lucas met and consulted with the real Haskins, as well as with several other famous basketball coaches, during filming.
During filming of his most recent film, Poseidon, in which he plays its protagonist, Lucas snapped muscles on his left thumb during an accidental fall; he lost feeling in this thumb, and had to work with a rehabilitative physician. Poseidon’s filming involved several dangerous shoots underwater and around fire, and Lucas has mentioned that during filming, he “genuinely had moments… where I was like, ‘Either I’m going to be killed or someone’s gonna be killed” and that at one point he believed he was going to drown. Poseidon was released on May 12, 2006. Poseidon however was not a hit at the box office, grossing $60 million domestically and $181 million worldwide from a budget of $160 million.
He recently spawned controversy when he dated transsexual porn star, Danielle Foxxx, in the summer of 2005. The affair was short-lived, however the repercussions were damaging to his blossoming career, with most questioning his apparent heterosexuality.