He did a comic turn in tropic Thunder and a quirky commercial for Jimmy Kimmel that aired during the Oscars.
In tropic Thunder, he was a hopelessly deluded movie star in search of an Oscar.
"tropic Thunder" was a modest hit ($159 million), but it cost a fortune to make ($100 million).
Dressing was rapid, for Chris, like the rest of the sailors in the tropic heat, wore only his breeches.
Once I had not thought that this would be my end,—a tropic island, with only savages about me.
Gauguin found that he had suddenly aged—a common experience enough for white men coming suddenly into a tropic climate.
Maybe, he tells me, some of his friends in the tropic outfit will send him funds later.
It was like a fairy story to see all these strange inhabitants of the tropic seas.
Better for wines is it than voyages to the Indias; my chimney itself a tropic.
One walks in a maze of delight along streets of tropic, instead of arctic, bloom.
late 14c., "either of the two circles in the celestial sphere which describe the northernmost and southernmost points of the ecliptic," from Late Latin tropicus "of or pertaining to the solstice" (as a noun, "one of the tropics"), from Latin tropicus "pertaining to a turn," from Greek tropikos "of or pertaining to a turn or change, or to the solstice" (as a noun, "the solstice"), from trope "a turning" (see trope).
The notion is of the point at which the sun "turns back" after reaching its northernmost or southernmost point in the sky. Extended 1520s to the corresponding latitudes on the earth's surface (23 degrees 28 minutes north and south); meaning "region between these parallels" is from 1837. Tropical "hot and lush like the climate of the tropics" is first attested 1834.
Affecting or attracted to something specified: gonadotropic.