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Eddie Murphy

As a teenager Eddie did stand-up comedy routines in clubs before becoming a star on TV’s “Saturday Night Live”. Blockbuster movie roles, critical acclaim & 3 back to back Golden Globe nominations followed for his performances in “48hrs”, “Trading Places” & “Beverly Hills Cop” .

Fact File

Birth Name:                      Edward Regan Murphy

Date Of Birth: 3rd April 1961

Place Of Birth:                    Brooklyn, New York, USA

Height: 5’ 10”

Spouse:
Nicole Mitchell (1993 - Present)

Debut Film:
48 Hrs. (1982)

Trademark: His unique giggle

Signature Film Role:
Det. Axel Foley in the “Beverly Hills Cop” Trilogy

Trivia:
Eddie Murphy was not the original choice for “Beverly Hills Cop”, in fact, it was Hollywood tough guy Sylvester Stallone.

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Eddie Murphy’s Top 5 Movies on DVD

48 Hrs. [DVD](1982) DVD
Boisterous comedy/thriller marked Eddie Murphy's screen debut, with him playing a wisecracking con sprung from prison to help detective Nick Nolte nab a pair of cop killers. With Annette O'Toole, James Remar; Walter Hill directs. 97 min. Widescreen; Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital Surround, French Dolby Digital mono; theatrical trailer; interactive menus; scene access.

Trading Places [DVD](1983) DVD
Conniving street bum Eddie Murphy and snobby, rich executive Dan Aykroyd wind up switching lives because of a "heredity vs. environment" bet between corporate bigwig brothers Ralph Bellamy and Don Ameche...and hilarious shenanigans are bound to erupt. The comic cast includes Jamie Lee Curtis, Denholm Elliott; directed by John Landis. 116 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital Surround, French Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English.

Beverly Hills Cop [DVD](1984) DVD
Eddie Murphy is Axel Foley, a Detroit detective who heads to Southern California to track down a friend's killer, only to find resentment from both sides of the law. Action and laughs are mixed perfectly in one of the biggest comedy hits ever. Lisa Eilbacher, Judge Reinhold also star. 105 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital Surround, French Dolby Digital stereo; Subtitles: English; audio commentary; interviews; photo gallery; theatrical trailer; interactive menus; scene access.

The Nutty Professor (DTS) [DVD](1996) DVD
Eddie Murphy scores "big" laughs in this high-tech updating of the 1963 Jerry Lewis comedy. As good-natured but overweight college instructor Sherman Klump, Murphy concocts a reducing potion that transforms him into the svelte, hip and self-absorbed Buddy Love. Which of Murphy's alter egos will survive to win the hand of love interest Jada Pinkett? With James Coburn, Larry Miller. 96 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital Surround, DTS 5.1; biographies; theatrical trailers; interactive menus; scene access.

Showtime [DVD](2002) DVD
Raucous action comedy with Eddie Murphy as a showboating rookie L.A. cop with acting ambitions who botches a bust by veteran lawman Robert De Niro by calling for backup and drawing media attention. The incident draws the interest of producer Rene Russo, who follows the reluctantly-teamed duo with a camera crew for a reality TV show while they are investigating criminals who possess a high-powered super-gun. Frankie R. Faison and William Shatner also star. 95 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital 5.1, French 5.1; Subtitles: English, French, Spanish; "making of" documentary; audio commentary; deleted scenes; filmographies; DVD-ROM content; trailer.

 

Eddie Murphy’s Top 5 Movies on VHS

Best Defense(1984) VHS
It's madness in the military when Eddie Murphy and Dudley Moore star in this wacky comedy. Moore is a weapons designer who builds a ``super tank,'' while Murphy is the hapless gunner who tests it, with hilarious results. 94 min.

Eddie Murphy Raw(1987) VHS
The language is raw, but the comedy is well done. Eddie Murphy shines in an outrageous concert film, taking on everyone from Michael Jackson to Bill Cosby, from feminists to bigots. Robert Townsend helms this non-stop, not-for-the-young-or-easily-offended laugh experience. 91 min.

Coming To America(1988) VHS
Can a 21-year-old African prince find happiness and the girl of his dreams while working incognito at a fast food restaurant in Queens? If the prince is Eddie Murphy, then the answer is a hilarious "yes," as you'll see in this hit comedy. Arsenio Hall, Shari Headley, James Earl Jones also star. 116 min.

The Distinguished Gentleman(1992) VHS
Small-time con man Eddie Murphy uses his street smarts to get elected to Congress in a get-rich-quick scheme, but soon learns that it's filled with scam artists that make him look like small fry. Can Murphy change his ways and change the way government works? A hilarious, often touching farce in the Frank Capra style, co-starring Sheryl Lee Ralph, Lane Smith and Grant Shaud. 111 min.

The Adventures Of Pluto Nash(2002) VHS
Futuristic fun is in store in the year 2080, as ex-smuggler Eddie Murphy is approached by a seedy businessman to buy his happening lunar nightclub. When Murphy refuses to sell, a series of threats prompts him to join forces with android bodyguard Randy Quaid, waitress Rosario Dawson and former cop Peter Boyle to stop the crooks. With Jay Mohr, John Cleese, Joe Pantoliano and Pam Grier. 95 min.

 

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Eddie Murphy at Hollywood Teen Movies

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Beverly Hills Cop (1984)
Showtime (2002)
I Spy (2002)
The Haunted Mansion (2003)

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