History Creator / EddieMurphy

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.
25th Sep '16 12:48:20 PM AreYouTyler
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Unfortunately, as the 1990's and 2000's rolled around, Eddie's career took a turn for the worse, hitting rock bottom when ''Adventures of Pluto Nash'' became one of the all-time biggest flops, with a budget of $100 million dollars and a worldwide gross of $7.1 million. He had a brief resurgence of quality with the ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}'' films and ''Theatre/{{Dreamgirls}}'', but he has yet to have a hit film since then.

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Unfortunately, as the 1990's and 2000's rolled around, Eddie's career took a turn for the worse, hitting rock bottom when ''Adventures of Pluto Nash'' ''Film/TheAdventuresOfPlutoNash'' became one of the [[BoxOfficeBomb all-time biggest flops, with a budget of $100 million dollars and a worldwide gross of $7.1 million.million]]. He had a brief resurgence of quality with the ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}'' films and ''Theatre/{{Dreamgirls}}'', but he has yet to have a hit film since then.
15th Sep '16 12:49:33 AM NWolfman
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His 1983 stand-up show ''Delirious'' is 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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His 1983 In 1983, he took the world of stand-up show ''Delirious'' is 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.
15th Sep '16 12:44:15 AM NWolfman
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* OlderThanTheyLook: He's 54, but he hardly looks it.

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* OlderThanTheyLook: He's 54, but Look at the page image, now watch [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wySiVNV71IQ the trailer]] for ''Mr. Church'', a film he hardly looks it.did thirty years later. ''Eddie Murphy does not age!!''
14th Sep '16 8:26:36 AM erforce
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* TheCasanova: His character in the movie Boomerang is a massive womanizer, having his assistant send flowers to numerous women saying "Only thinking of you."



* ReallyGetsAround: In the movie ''Boomerang'', as mentioned.
7th Apr '16 8:08:53 PM PhysicalStamina
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* ActingForTwo: He does this. [[UpToEleven A lot.]] [[SerialEscalation Sometimes three or four characters at a time.]] Most notably in ''Film/TheNuttyProfessor'', in which he played ''seven'' different characters.



* FakeNationality: One of the trademarks of his comedy is as a flawless dialectician. Watch the old Jewish man in ''Film/ComingToAmerica'' and try convincing yourself that it's not, in fact, a Black man in makeup.



* IAmNotSpock: In an interview with the Washington Post, Murphy said he's never really been impressed with other people's impressions of him, since they tend to mimic his fast-talking persona and laugh a la Axel Foley as opposed to how he actually is.
-->''That's not me, that's Donkey from 'Shrek'.''
5th Feb '16 6:24:13 PM GoldenDreamer
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* OlderThanTheyLook: He's 52, but he hardly looks it.

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* OlderThanTheyLook: He's 52, 54, but he hardly looks it.
15th Jan '16 9:09:58 AM AHI-3000
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His brother Charlie was a regular on ''Series/ChappellesShow'' and played Ed Wuncler III in ''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 played Ed Wuncler III in ''TheBoondocks''.''WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks''. He even appeared in a cameo as himself in a segment from ''Series/OneThousandWaysToDie''.
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