- Acting for Two: Acting for three, obviously.
- Money, Dear Boy: Eddie Murphy has never really been shy about mentioning his motives for doing the movie. When one reporter mentioned that had he could have won an Oscar for Dreamgirls had this not been released during voting time, he reportedly said an Oscar would be nice, but it couldn't pay the bills.
- Star-Derailing Role: Not only did Norbit cost Murphy an Oscar, but it also cut short the start of his Career Resurrection.
- Talking to Himself