History Creator / EddieMurphy

12th Apr '18 4:07:56 AM Morgenthaler
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In some of his films he plays multiple roles in addition to his main character, intended as a tribute to one of his idols, Creator/PeterSellers, who played multiple roles in ''Film/DrStrangelove'' and elsewhere. Murphy has played multiple roles in ''Film/ComingToAmerica'', Creator/WesCraven's ''Film/VampireInBrooklyn'', ''Film/TheNuttyProfessor'' films (where he played the title role in two incarnations, plus his father, uncle, mother and grandmother), ''Film/{{Bowfinger}}'' and 2007's ''Film/{{Norbit}}''.

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In some of his films he plays multiple roles in addition to his main character, intended as a tribute to one of his idols, Creator/PeterSellers, who played multiple roles in ''Film/DrStrangelove'' and elsewhere. Murphy has played multiple roles in ''Film/ComingToAmerica'', Creator/WesCraven's ''Film/VampireInBrooklyn'', ''Film/TheNuttyProfessor'' ''Film/{{The Nutty Professor|1996}}'' films (where he played the title role in two incarnations, plus his father, uncle, mother and grandmother), ''Film/{{Bowfinger}}'' and 2007's ''Film/{{Norbit}}''.
17th Feb '18 12:49:30 AM nombretomado
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After voicing Mushu the dragon in Disney's ''Disney/{{Mulan}}'', Murphy's work as a voice actor went on to include Thurgood Stubbs in ''ThePJs'' and Donkey in the ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}'' series.

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After voicing Mushu the dragon in Disney's ''Disney/{{Mulan}}'', Murphy's work as a voice actor went on to include Thurgood Stubbs in ''ThePJs'' ''WesternAnimation/ThePJs'' and Donkey in the ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}'' series.
7th Jan '18 7:20:14 PM karstovich2
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His brother Charlie was a regular on ''Series/ChappellesShow'' and played Ed Wuncler III in ''WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks''. He even appeared in a cameo as himself in a segment from ''Series/OneThousandWaysToDie''.

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His brother Charlie was a regular on ''Series/ChappellesShow'' and ''Series/ChappellesShow'', played Ed Wuncler III in ''WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks''.''WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks'', and had a regular role as Vic Hargrove in ''Series/BlackJesus''. He even appeared in a cameo as himself in a segment from ''Series/OneThousandWaysToDie''.
23rd Dec '17 11:39:05 PM nathan-sherman
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* OlderThanTheyLook: Look at the page image, now watch [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wySiVNV71IQ the trailer]] for ''Mr. Church'', a film he did thirty years later. ''Eddie Murphy does not age!!''

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* OlderThanTheyLook: Look at At 56, he still looks the page image, now watch [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wySiVNV71IQ the trailer]] for ''Mr. Church'', a film way he did was thirty years later. ''Eddie Murphy does not age!!''ago.
8th Oct '17 1:00:37 PM nombretomado
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In 1983, he took the world of stand-up comedy by storm with his special ''Delirious'', earning him the title of "the first rock star comedian." It continues to be memetically popular with the new generation, featuring memorable sketches such as his drunk [[ClusterFBomb foul-mouthed]] dad, his shoe-throwing mom, his overweight moustached Aunt Bonnie who fell down the stairs (My Shoe!) and is rumored to be Bigfoot (GOONIE GOO GOO!), portraying Creator/MrT and [[TheHoneymooners Ralph Kramden]] as homosexuals, portraying Music/MichaelJackson as a very sensitive young man, discussing offended African-Americans on his portrayal of Stevie Wonder and much much more.

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In 1983, he took the world of stand-up comedy by storm with his special ''Delirious'', earning him the title of "the first rock star comedian." It continues to be memetically popular with the new generation, featuring memorable sketches such as his drunk [[ClusterFBomb foul-mouthed]] dad, his shoe-throwing mom, his overweight moustached Aunt Bonnie who fell down the stairs (My Shoe!) and is rumored to be Bigfoot (GOONIE GOO GOO!), portraying Creator/MrT and [[TheHoneymooners [[Series/TheHoneymooners Ralph Kramden]] as homosexuals, portraying Music/MichaelJackson as a very sensitive young man, discussing offended African-Americans on his portrayal of Stevie Wonder and much much more.
20th Aug '17 2:53:39 PM ClintEastwood
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On ''Saturday Night Live'', he's known for appearing with Joe Piscopo in a lot of sketches (to the point that the cast members and fans thought they were stealing the spotlight), his recurring characters Mr. Robinson (a poor, black, urban take on Mr. Rogers, who first appeared on the Jean Doumanian episode that gave NBC a reason to kick her off the show[[note]]you know, the one where Charles Rocket casually says, "I'd like to know who the fuck did it," after being shot during a sketch[[/note]], but didn't become popular until Dick Ebersol took over), Buckwheat from "The Little Rascals" (whose character was assassinated, then brought back from the dead), Dion (a CampGay hairstylist), AngryBlackMan Raheem Abdul Mohammed, poetic prisoner Tyrone Green, sleazy salesman Velvet Jones (the "I Wanna Be a Ho" Guide), and Gumby as an old, Jewish man. His celebrity impressions, though small, included Bill Cosby, James Brown (the singer, not the football commentator), the Reverend Jesse Jackson, Mr. T, Jerry Lewis (in a ''Two Faces of Eve'' film parody with Joe Piscopo as the older, embittered Vegas hanger-on take on Lewis while Murphy played the loud, bucktoothed, childish moron version of him), and Stevie Wonder. Eddie Murphy is also the first (and, so far, only) ''Saturday Night Live'' cast member to host the show while still a cast member, a decision that has been cited by the cast at the time as a low point for the show and a sign that Dick Ebersol cared more about making Eddie Murphy and Joe Piscopo popular rather than give the other cast members (Gary Kroeger, a pre-''Seinfeld'' [[Creator/JuliaLouisDreyfus Julia Louis-Dreyfus]], Mary Gross, Tim Kazurinsky, and Brad Hall) a chance at being funny.

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On ''Saturday Night Live'', he's known for appearing with Joe Piscopo in a lot of sketches (to the point that the cast members and fans thought they were stealing the spotlight), his recurring characters Mr. Robinson (a poor, black, urban take on Mr. Rogers, who first appeared on the Jean Doumanian episode that gave NBC a reason to kick her off the show[[note]]you know, the one where Charles Rocket casually says, "I'd like to know who the fuck did it," after being shot during a sketch[[/note]], but didn't become popular until Dick Ebersol took over), Buckwheat from "The Little Rascals" ''Film/TheLittleRascals'' (whose character was assassinated, then brought back from the dead), Dion (a CampGay hairstylist), AngryBlackMan Raheem Abdul Mohammed, poetic prisoner Tyrone Green, sleazy salesman Velvet Jones (the "I Wanna Be a Ho" Guide), and Gumby as an old, Jewish man. His celebrity impressions, though small, included Bill Cosby, James Brown Creator/BillCosby, Music/JamesBrown (the singer, not the football commentator), the Reverend Jesse Jackson, Mr. T, Jerry Lewis Creator/MrT, Creator/JerryLewis (in a ''Two Faces of Eve'' film parody with Joe Piscopo as the older, embittered Vegas hanger-on take on Lewis while Murphy played the loud, bucktoothed, childish moron version of him), and Stevie Wonder. Music/StevieWonder. Eddie Murphy is also the first (and, so far, only) ''Saturday Night Live'' cast member to host the show while still a cast member, a decision that has been cited by the cast at the time as a low point for the show and a sign that Dick Ebersol cared more about making Eddie Murphy and Joe Piscopo popular rather than give the other cast members (Gary Kroeger, a pre-''Seinfeld'' [[Creator/JuliaLouisDreyfus Julia Louis-Dreyfus]], Creator/JuliaLouisDreyfus, Mary Gross, Tim Kazurinsky, and Brad Hall) a chance at being funny.



* BrokenPedestal: Had this for BillCosby. Murphy recalled on Raw that he was so excited to get a call from Cosby after Delirious was a hit. Cosby proceeded to dress down the younger comic and browbeat him about his "dirty" act.

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* BrokenPedestal: Had this for BillCosby. Creator/BillCosby. Murphy recalled on Raw ''Raw'' that he was so excited to get a call from Cosby after Delirious ''Delirious'' was a hit. Cosby proceeded to dress down the younger comic and browbeat him about his "dirty" act.
18th Aug '17 5:35:31 PM ngh93
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2nd Jun '17 1:23:38 AM NWolfman
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* AlterKocker: Loves playing these, almost always while in {{whiteface}}. His performance as one in ''Film/ComingToAmerica'' provides the trope's page image.

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* AlterKocker: Loves playing these, almost always while in {{whiteface}}.[[FakeNationality heavy Caucasian makeup]]. His performance as one in ''Film/ComingToAmerica'' provides the trope's page image.
2nd Jun '17 1:23:03 AM NWolfman
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* AlterKocker: Loves playing these, almost always while in {{whiteface}}. His performance as one in ''Film/ComingToAmerica'' provides the trope's page image.
24th May '17 3:47:32 PM BDA1978
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* BrokenPedestal: Had this for BillCosby. Murphy recalled on Raw that he was so excited to get a call from Cosby after Delirious was a hit. Cosby proceeded to dress down the younger comic and browbeat him about his "dirty" act.
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