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Eddie Murphy

Postby nasis » Mon Feb 04, 2008 6:26 pm

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Edward "Eddie" Regan Murphy (born April 3, 1961) is an Academy Award nominated, Golden Globe Award-winning American actor and comedian. Murphy ranks as the number one grossing film star in history, having a total of 33 films to date, his films grossing over $3.4 billion in the US alone, averaging $104 million per film. He was a regular cast member on Saturday Night Live from 1980 to 1984, and has worked as a stand-up comedian. He has also enjoyed a minor singing career.

Murphy has received Golden Globe nominations for best actor in a comedy or musical for his performances in Beverly Hills Cop, Trading Places, and The Nutty Professor. In 2007, he won the Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of fictitious soul singer James "Thunder" Early in Dreamgirls, and received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for the same role.

Murphy's work as a voice actor includes Thurgood Stubbs in The PJs, Donkey in the Shrek series and the dragon Mushu in Disney's Mulan. In some of his films, he plays multiple roles in addition to his main character, which he calls a tribute to one of his idols Peter Sellers (who is famous for playing multiple roles in one film), films which Murphy has played multiple roles include Coming to America, the Nutty Professor films, where he played much of the Klumps clan, and 2007's Norbit. Another trademark of Murphy is his deep, infectious, and considerably goofy laugh. One other trademark of his is his catchphrase "how you doin'!"

Movies
Films

►Best Defense (1984)
►Beverly Hills Cop III (1994)
►The Nutty Professor (1996)
►Dr. Dolittle (1998)
►Nutty Professor II: The Klumps (2000)
►Shrek (2001)
►Dr. Dolittle 2 (2001)
►The Adventures of Pluto Nash (2002)
►Shrek 2 (2004)
►Dreamgirls (2006)
►Norbit (2007)
►Shrek the Third (2007)
►Shrek 4 (2010)

Discography

Studio albums

►Eddie Murphy (1982) (comedy) US #52
►Comedian (1983) (comedy) US #35
►How Could It Be (1985) (music) US #26
►So Happy (1989) (music) US #70
►Love's Alright (1992) (music)

Compilation albums

►Greatest Comedy Hits (1997) (comedy)
►All I *' Know (1998) (comedy)
►Film Soundtracks
►Beverly Hills (1986)
►Dreamgirls (2006) (with Beyoncé Knowles, Jamie Foxx, Jennifer Hudson, Anika Noni Rose, Keith Robinson and Sharon Leal)

Singles

►"Boogie In Your Butt/No More Tears" (Columbia, 1982) (comedy/music)
►"Party All The Time" (featuring Rick James) (Columbia, 1985) (music) US #2, UK #87
►"How Could It Be" (featuring Crystal Blake) (Columbia, 1985) (music)
►"Put Your Mouth On Me" (Columbia, 1989) (music) US #27
►"Til The Money's Gone" (Columbia, 1989) (music)
►"I Was A King" (Motown, 1993) (music) UK #64
►"Whatzupwitu" (featuring Michael Jackson) (Motown, 1993) (music)
►"Desdemona" (Motown, 1993) (music)

Full aricle on: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eddie_Murphy
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