History Creator / EddieMurphy

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''.
15th Jan '16 2:35:16 AM Eagal
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* ActingForTwo: He does this. [[UpToEleven A lot.]] [[SerialEscalation Sometimes three or four characters at a time.]]

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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.



* BerserkButton: [[Creator/DavidSpade "Look, children,]] [[TakeThat a falling star!"]]
* BlackAndNerdy: His role as Norbit in the movie ''Norbit'' and also his role as Jiff in ''Bowfinger'' and as Professor Sherman Klump in ''Film/TheNuttyProfessor''.
* TheCasanova: His character in the movie Boomerang.
* ClusterFBomb: When doing stand up.
* CowboyCop: Axel Foley in ''Beverly Hills Cop''.

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* BerserkButton: [[Creator/DavidSpade "Look, children,]] [[TakeThat a falling star!"]]
* BlackAndNerdy: His role as Norbit in the movie ''Norbit'' and also his role as Jiff in ''Bowfinger'' and as Professor Sherman Klump in ''Film/TheNuttyProfessor''.
''The Nutty Professor''.
* TheCasanova: His character in the movie Boomerang.
Boomerang is a massive womanizer, having his assistant send flowers to numerous women saying "Only thinking of you."
* ClusterFBomb: When doing stand up.
up he has a very filthy mouth.
* CowboyCop: Axel Foley in ''Beverly Hills Cop''. The movie starts with Eddie's character causing wide-spread property damage during a chase that resulted from an unauthorized sting.



* FatSuit: ''Nutty Professor'' and ''Norbit''.

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* FatSuit: In ''Nutty Professor'' and ''Norbit''.''Norbit'' he wore a fat suit, as he's actually quite skinny.



* {{Jerkass}}: Slide in Film/TowerHeist.

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* %%* {{Jerkass}}: Slide in Film/TowerHeist.



* LovableSexManiac: Reggie in ''48 Hours''.

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* %%* LovableSexManiac: Reggie in ''48 Hours''.



** NoIndoorVoice
* NWordPrivileges
* NonHumanSidekick: Donkey in the animated movie ''Shrek''. Mushu in ''Mulan''.

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** %%* NoIndoorVoice
* %%* NWordPrivileges
* NonHumanSidekick: Donkey in the animated movie ''Shrek''. ''Shrek'' is [[CaptainObvious a donkey]] sidekick to Shrek, an ogre. Mushu in ''Mulan''.''Mulan'' is a dragon sidekick to Mulan, a human.



** Though, there ''was'' ''Norbit.''
* ReallyGetsAround: In the movie ''Boomerang''.
* SaltAndPepper: In ''48 Hours'', the ''Beverly Hills Cop'' trilogy, and ''Showtime''.
* SassyBlackWoman: Rasputia in ''Norbit''.

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** Though, there ''was'' ''Norbit.''
* ReallyGetsAround: In the movie ''Boomerang''.
''Boomerang'', as mentioned.
* SaltAndPepper: In ''48 Hours'', Hours'' alongside Creator/NickNolte, the ''Beverly Hills Cop'' trilogy, trilogy alongside Creator/JudgeReinhold, and ''Showtime''.
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''Showtime'' alongside Creator/RobertDeNiro.
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SassyBlackWoman: Rasputia in ''Norbit''.



* SoulBrotha: In ''Mulan'' as Mushu also Slide in ''Film/TowerHeist'' .
* TalkingAnimal: Donkey in the ''Shrek'' film series.
* TwoHitWonder: "Party All the Time" (1985) and "Put Your Mouth on Me" (1989).
* UncleTomfoolery: His characters in ''Trading Places'' and ''I Spy''.
* WhiteDudeBlackDude: In his stand up routines.

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* %%* SoulBrotha: In ''Mulan'' as Mushu also Slide in ''Film/TowerHeist'' .
* TalkingAnimal: Donkey in the ''Shrek'' film series.
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series. He's a talking donkey.
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TwoHitWonder: "Party All the Time" (1985) and "Put Your Mouth on Me" (1989).
* %%* UncleTomfoolery: His characters in ''Trading Places'' and ''I Spy''.
* %%* WhiteDudeBlackDude: In his stand up routines.
13th Jan '16 7:26:30 PM Nylsa
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In case you can't tell yet, Murphy was ''absolutely huge'' in the '80s. He even scored a chart-topping pop hit with "Party All the Time" in 1985; people bought the (notably bland) song entirely because it was Murphy and Music/RickJames. The song even appears in the soundtrack to (of all things) ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV''.

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In case you can't tell yet, Murphy was ''absolutely huge'' in the '80s. He even scored a chart-topping pop hit with "Party All the Time" in 1985; people bought the (notably bland) song entirely because it was Murphy and Music/RickJames.Rick James. The song even appears in the soundtrack to (of all things) ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV''.
22nd Oct '15 11:57:07 PM HarryLovesHermione
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* FanDisservice: Rasputia in a two-piece swimsuit is not a nice sight to see.



* FanDisservice: Rasputia in a two-piece swimsuit is not a nice sight to see.
22nd Oct '15 11:55:06 PM HarryLovesHermione
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* FascinatingEyebrow: A good portion of the cover art/posters for his movies has Murphy with a raised eyebrow.
22nd Oct '15 11:52:55 PM HarryLovesHermione
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* 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'.''
21st May '15 6:55:33 AM Morgenthaler
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* FakeNationality: One of the trademarks of his comedy is as a flawless dialectician. Watch the old Jewish man in ''ComingToAmerica'' and try convincing yourself that it's not, in fact, a Black man in makeup.

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



* SoulBrotha: In ''Mulan'' as Mushu also Slide in ''TowerHeist'' .

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* SoulBrotha: In ''Mulan'' as Mushu also Slide in ''TowerHeist'' .''Film/TowerHeist'' .
21st May '15 6:49:59 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{Jerkass}}: Slide in TowerHeist.

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* {{Jerkass}}: Slide in TowerHeist.Film/TowerHeist.
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