History Trivia / EddieMurphy

12th Jul '17 2:42:35 PM mariofan1000
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** He has also apologized for the homophobic jokes in ''Delirious''.
14th Apr '17 11:52:18 PM NWolfman
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* OneHitWonder: Had a hit single in 1986 with "Party All The Time," which hit #2 on Billboard, though he did come close to a second with his #20 hit "Put Your Mouth On Me" a couple years later.
16th Dec '16 2:55:15 AM enigmaticwonder
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* CareerResurrection: In ''Film/TheNuttyProfessor''. Murphy was one of the biggest comedy stars of The Eighties, but as time went on, films like ''Film/TheGoldenChild'' and ''Film/BeverlyHillsCopIII'' tainted his reputation with critics. He might have gone down as something of a relic of the Eighties if not for his multiple-role performance in the Professor remake, which was a huge hit. He has a Rated G for Gangsta reputation now (due to doing many family films, most famously the Shrek franchise), but he was still an A-lister for much of the '00s, even receiving an Oscar nomination for ''Film/{{Dreamgirls}}''. Unfortunately, in the late '00s he suffered from another string of financial movie flops. But in the early 10's many people taught he was going to make a comeback with his new comedy ''Film/TowerHeist'' and with him hosting the Oscars. ''Film/TowerHeist'' was a hit but he didn't host the Oscars and ''Film/AThousandWords'' put him on a slump again.

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* CareerResurrection: In ''Film/TheNuttyProfessor''. Murphy was one of the biggest comedy stars of The Eighties, but as time went on, films like ''Film/TheGoldenChild'' and ''Film/BeverlyHillsCopIII'' tainted his reputation with critics. He might have gone down as something of a relic of the Eighties if not for his multiple-role performance in the Professor remake, which was a huge hit. He has a Rated G for Gangsta reputation now (due to doing many family films, most famously the Shrek franchise), but he was still an A-lister for much of the '00s, even receiving an Oscar nomination for ''Film/{{Dreamgirls}}''. Unfortunately, in the late '00s he suffered from another string of financial movie flops. But in the early 10's many people taught thought he was going to make a comeback with his new comedy ''Film/TowerHeist'' and with him hosting the Oscars. ''Film/TowerHeist'' was a hit but he didn't host the Oscars and ''Film/AThousandWords'' put him on a slump again.
8th Dec '16 9:45:33 PM NWolfman
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* CreatorBacklash: Has been very harsh toward much of his early 1990s work, most notably ''Film/BeverlyHillsCopIII''. That said, he doesn't like [[Creator/DavidSpade anyone else]] making light of stinkers.

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Has been very harsh toward much of his early 1990s work, most notably ''Film/BeverlyHillsCopIII''. That said, he doesn't like [[Creator/DavidSpade anyone else]] making light of stinkers.stinkers.
** He also disowned his first music album, ''How Could It Be'', and it's hit single "Party All The Time."
15th Sep '16 12:31:02 AM NWolfman
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* StarDerailingRole: He's had two: First, 1989's ''Film/HarlemNights'', and more infamously, 2002's ''Film/TheAdventuresOfPlutoNash''.

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* StarDerailingRole: He's had two: First, 1989's ''Film/HarlemNights'', and more infamously, He seems to get one every few years: in 1989, it was ''Film/HarlemNights''. Then, after a brief CareerResurrection, 2002's ''Film/TheAdventuresOfPlutoNash''.''Film/TheAdventuresOfPlutoNash'' put him back on the shelf. He was slated for another comeback with the ''Theater/{{Dreamgirls}}'' movie... and then ''Film/{{Norbit}}'' happened immediately after (which also infamously [[AwardSnub robbed him of a Best Supporting Actor Oscar]]), and [[HistoryRepeats history repeated]] when his success in 2010's ''Film/TowerHeist'' was railroaded by ''Film/AThousandWords''. Bottom line: Eddie Murphy's star status depends entirely on which movie he's most recently made.
19th May '16 6:16:17 PM erforce
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** The role of Winston Zeddemore in ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'' was originally written with him in mind. Murphy says he's kicked himself in hindsight for refusing the role, feeling at the time it would be a flop. It's worth noting that, even if you take the bad films Murphy has done into account, Murphy has had a more successful film career than Ernie Hudson, who has stated that, while ''Ghostbusters'' was a smash hit, the film never did lead to an extravagant film career for him personally.

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** The role of Winston Zeddemore in ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'' ''Film/{{Ghostbusters 1984}}'' was originally written with him in mind. Murphy says he's kicked himself in hindsight for refusing the role, feeling at the time it would be a flop. It's worth noting that, even if you take the bad films Murphy has done into account, Murphy has had a more successful film career than Ernie Hudson, who has stated that, while ''Ghostbusters'' was a smash hit, the film never did lead to an extravagant film career for him personally.
7th Apr '16 8:08:55 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.


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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'.''
6th Apr '16 6:06:30 PM Brandon
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** The role of Winston Zeddemore in ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'' was originally written with him in mind. Murphy says he's kicked himself in hindsight for refusing the role, feeling at the time it would be a flop.

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** The role of Winston Zeddemore in ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'' was originally written with him in mind. Murphy says he's kicked himself in hindsight for refusing the role, feeling at the time it would be a flop. It's worth noting that, even if you take the bad films Murphy has done into account, Murphy has had a more successful film career than Ernie Hudson, who has stated that, while ''Ghostbusters'' was a smash hit, the film never did lead to an extravagant film career for him personally.
27th Feb '15 11:52:24 PM erforce
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* CareerResurrection: In ''The Nutty Professor''. Murphy was one of the biggest comedy stars of The Eighties, but as time went on, films like ''The Golden Child'' and ''Beverly Hills Cop III'' tainted his reputation with critics. He might have gone down as something of a relic of the Eighties if not for his multiple-role performance in the Professor remake, which was a huge hit. He has a Rated G for Gangsta reputation now (due to doing many family films, most famously the Shrek franchise), but he was still an A-lister for much of the '00s, even receiving an Oscar nomination for ''Dreamgirls''. Unfortunately, in the late '00s he suffered from another string of financial movie flops. But in the early 10's many people taught he was going to make a comeback with his new comedy ''Film/TowerHeist'' and with him hosting the Oscars. ''Film/TowerHeist'' was a hit but he didn't host the Oscars and ''Film/AThousandWords'' put him on a slump again.
* CreatorBacklash: Has been very harsh toward much of his early 1990s work, most notably ''BeverlyHillsCop III''. That said, he doesn't like [[Creator/DavidSpade anyone else]] making light of stinkers.

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* CareerResurrection: In ''The Nutty Professor''. ''Film/TheNuttyProfessor''. Murphy was one of the biggest comedy stars of The Eighties, but as time went on, films like ''The Golden Child'' ''Film/TheGoldenChild'' and ''Beverly Hills Cop III'' ''Film/BeverlyHillsCopIII'' tainted his reputation with critics. He might have gone down as something of a relic of the Eighties if not for his multiple-role performance in the Professor remake, which was a huge hit. He has a Rated G for Gangsta reputation now (due to doing many family films, most famously the Shrek franchise), but he was still an A-lister for much of the '00s, even receiving an Oscar nomination for ''Dreamgirls''.''Film/{{Dreamgirls}}''. Unfortunately, in the late '00s he suffered from another string of financial movie flops. But in the early 10's many people taught he was going to make a comeback with his new comedy ''Film/TowerHeist'' and with him hosting the Oscars. ''Film/TowerHeist'' was a hit but he didn't host the Oscars and ''Film/AThousandWords'' put him on a slump again.
* CreatorBacklash: Has been very harsh toward much of his early 1990s work, most notably ''BeverlyHillsCop III''.''Film/BeverlyHillsCopIII''. That said, he doesn't like [[Creator/DavidSpade anyone else]] making light of stinkers.



* OldShame: In TheEighties, ''Film/TheGoldenChild''. In TheNineties, his pre-''[[Film/TheNuttyProfessor Nutty Professor]]'' films, particularly ''Film/VampireInBrooklyn'' (also an OldShame of director Creator/WesCraven) and ''[[Film/BeverlyHillsCop Beverly Hills Cop III]]''. And in the 2000s, ''Film/TheAdventuresOfPlutoNash''.

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* OldShame: In TheEighties, ''Film/TheGoldenChild''. In TheNineties, his pre-''[[Film/TheNuttyProfessor Nutty Professor]]'' films, particularly ''Film/VampireInBrooklyn'' (also an OldShame of director Creator/WesCraven) and ''[[Film/BeverlyHillsCop Beverly Hills Cop III]]''.''Film/BeverlyHillsCopIII''. And in the 2000s, ''Film/TheAdventuresOfPlutoNash''.



* TalkingToHimself: In ''Coming to America'', ''Norbit'' and ''TheNuttyProfessor''.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The role of Winston Zeddemore in ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'' was originally written with him in mind. Murphy says he's kicked himself in hindsight for refusing the role, feeling at the time it would be a flop.

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* TalkingToHimself: In ''Coming to America'', ''Norbit'' and ''TheNuttyProfessor''.
''Film/TheNuttyProfessor''.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: WhatCouldHaveBeen:
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The role of Winston Zeddemore in ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'' was originally written with him in mind. Murphy says he's kicked himself in hindsight for refusing the role, feeling at the time it would be a flop.



** He was also going to be a central character in ''Film/{{Star Trek IV|The Voyage Home}}'' as a conspiracy nut radio personality who believed in aliens. The role would have essentially served the same purpose that Dr. Gillian Taylor did in the completed film.
** His role in ''Beverly Hills Cop'' was originally meant for SylvesterStallone when the film was initially pitched as a more serious action thriller.

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** He was also going to be a central character in ''Film/{{Star Trek IV|The Voyage Home}}'' ''Film/StarTrekIVTheVoyageHome'' as a conspiracy nut radio personality who believed in aliens. The role would have essentially served the same purpose that Dr. Gillian Taylor did in the completed film.
** His role in ''Beverly Hills Cop'' ''Film/BeverlyHillsCop'' was originally meant for SylvesterStallone Creator/SylvesterStallone when the film was initially pitched as a more serious action thriller.
23rd Jul '14 8:50:56 AM WJTaylor4
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** His role in ''Beverly Hills Cop'' was originally meant for SylvesterStallone when the film was initially pitched as a more serious action thriller.
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