History Trivia / EddieMurphy

30th Oct '17 11:42:57 AM BalrogKick
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** He's called his 1998 movie ''Holy Man'' "horrendous".
27th Jul '17 6:32:19 PM KhesterBarbatos
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** He also disowned his first music album, ''How Could It Be'', and it's hit single "Party All The Time."

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** He also disowned his first music album, ''How Could It Be'', and it's its hit single "Party All The Time."
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.
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