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Eddie Murphy net worth:
$85 Million

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American performer, singer, director, and musician Eddie Murphy have an sum of net worth about $180 million. There are many occupations that have been taken by Eddie Murphy, but we understand that movies advertisement being an actor is playing a vital part to provide that number of net worth. The journalist wrote in their column that Eddie Murhy yearly salary in 2001 is reaching the sum $39.5 million. His salary subsequently rose to $45 million in 2003 and about $40 million in last 2009. To the media Murphy revealed the amount of salary he’s receiving while starred in some pictures.

Edward Regan Murphy was born in the Brooklyn area of Bushwick on April 3, 1961 but grew up in Roosevelt, Ny. Eddie Murohy fall upon his ability as a comic while residing at the foster house because his single mom has become sick. Eddie Murphy describes that he was powerfully affected by Bill Cosby and Richard Pryor. This guy subsequently began his profession as a stand up comedian. Murphy gets his first modest part in a show of American comedy short films, The Little Rascals. In 1982, Murphy made his breakthrough as the important part alongside celebrity Nick Nolte in the movie 48 Hrs. But this guy got his international acknowledgement after impersonating a street smart Detroit cop Axel Foley, in 1984 American action comedy film Baverly Hills Cop. Right after that, Eddie Murphy additionally casts for several films like Shrek, I Spy, The Haunted Mansion and Dreamgirls.


Eddie Murphy information

Eddie Murphy information

Birth date: October 15, 1976
Death date: January 4, 1998, Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Birth place: Brooklyn
Height:5 ft 8 in (1.75 m)
Weight:170 lbs
Profession:Actor, Singer, Musician, Television producer, Screenwriter, Voice Actor, Film Producer, Film director, Stand-up comedian, Comedian
Education:Vanderbilt University, Nassau Community College, Roosevelt High School
Nationality:United States of America
Partner:Paige Butcher (2012–)
Spouse:Nicole Mitchell Murphy (1993–2006)
Children:Thomas F. Frist, III, William R. Frist, Patricia Frist Elcan, Bria Murphy, Shayne Audra Murphy, Angel Iris Murphy Brown, Bella Zahra Murphy, Christian Murphy, Zola Ivy Murphy, Eric Murphy, Izzy Oona Murphy, Miles Mitchell Murphy
Parents:Thomas F. Frist Sr., Dorothy Frist, Charles Edward Murphy, Lillian Murphy
Siblings:Bill Frist, Mary F. Barfield, Robert A. Frist, Dorothy F. Boensch, Charlie Murphy, Vernon Lynch
Awards:"100 Greatest Stand-ups of All Time" (Nr.10 "Comedy Central's list"), Annie Awards, Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards (2007), Central Ohio Film Critics Association (2007), Golden Globe Awards - Best Supporting Actor (2007), Kids Choice Awards - Best Voice from an Animated Film (2008 (2008), 2011), Saturn Awards - Best Actor (1997), Screen Actors Guild Awards (2007), National Society of Film Critics Awards - Best Actor (1997), Golden Raspberry Awards - Worst Supporting Actor, Worst Screenplay (20 (20)
Nominations:Satellite Awards (1996 (1996), 2001), Online Film Critics Society Awards (2007), NAACP Image Awards (2007), Emmy Awards for Outstanding Individual Performance (1984), BAFTA Awards, Black Reel Awards for Best Actor in a Motion Picture (2000), Academy Awards for Best Supportinf Actor (2007)
Movies:"48 Hrs." (1982), "Dreamgirls", "Shrek", "Bowfinger", "The Adventures of Pluto Nash", "Norbit", "Meet Dave", "Shrek the Third", "Nutty Professor II: The Klumps", "Vampire in Brooklyn", "Imagine That" (2009)
TV shows:"Eddie Murphy Raw" (1987), "Beverly Hills Cop" (1984), "Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home" (1986), "Trading Places", "Beverly Hills Cop III" (1994), "Dr. Dolittle", "Saturday Night Live" (1980-1984), "The Nutty Professor"

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#Fact
1One of two African American actors in the top 5 highest grossing actors of all time, the other actor is Morgan freeman, as of 2016.
2Close friends with Jeffrey Katzenberg.
3Graduated high school as Most Popular boy.
4Ranked 5th highest grossing actor of all time with his previous films grossing $3.8 billion, as of 2016.
5Two of his movies - Beverly Hills Cop (1984) and The Golden Child (1986) - started out as serious action films with Sylvester Stallone and Mel Gibson respectively, before becoming comedies.
6In his first animated role he played a dragon. In his second he played a donkey who falls in love with a dragon.
7Is a big fan of the TV series Jail (2007).
8Owns the original Ernie Barnes painting "The Sugar Shack" from the popular TV series Good Times (1974).
9Keeps a bowling alley in the basement at his home.
10Cousin of Ray Murphy Jr..
11Son of Lillian Lynch.
12Uncle of Brandon Lynch.
13Eddie's multiple roles have been played in the films: Coming to America (1988) (4), Vampire in Brooklyn (1995) (3), The Nutty Professor (1996) (7), Bowfinger (1999) (2), Nutty Professor II: The Klumps (2000) (8), Norbit (2007) (3), Meet Dave (2008) (2).
14Had his ninth child with girlfriend Paige Butcher, a girl named Izzy Oona Murphy (May 2016).
15He turned down the role of James Carter in Rush Hour (1998) in order to star in Holy Man (1998). The role went to Chris Tucker.
16He refused to return to Saturday Night Live (1975) for several years after David Spade made an insulting joke about him on Weekend Update in the 90's. However, Murphy himself made an similarly insulting joke about Garrett Morris on Weekend Update in the early 80's.
17He was nominated for the 2015 New Jersey Hall of Fame for his services in the Performance Arts.
18Even though he played cops or characters with guns, he deeply dislikes guns.
19Is an admirer of martial artist Bruce Lee, naming him as the only actor he has ever consciously imitated onscreen. Murphy first adopted Lee's "tough guy face" in 48 Hrs. (1982) and has quipped that, since then "whenever you see me holding a gun onscreen, I'm doing Bruce!".
20Won the 2015 Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, awarded by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, DC.
21He was nominated for the 2014 New Jersey Hall of Fame in the Arts and Entertainment Category.
22He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7000 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on June 26, 1996.
23Has played a human who can talk to animals (Doctor Dolittle (1998)) and an animal (Donkey) who can talk to humans (Shrek (2001)).
24The longest he has gone without a Razzie nomination is 13 years, between Harlem Nights (1989) and The Adventures of Pluto Nash (2002)/I Spy (2002)/Showtime (2002).
25He was nominated for a 2013 New Jersey Hall of Fame for Arts and Entertainment.
26Has a state of the art recording studio in his basement. Simon Cowell once heard an album Murphy put out and called it "crap".
27He was offered the lead role in Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988) that went to Bob Hoskins, but turned it down. He deeply regrets this decision.
28The first (and so far only) actor to receive a BAFTA nomination for a voice-over performance - Best Supporting Actor for Shrek (2001).
29Was considered for the title role in Candyman (1992), which went to Tony Todd.
30Vacations in Hawaii nearly every year, almost always staying at Maui's Four Seasons Hotel.
31Sold his Granite Bay vacation home, near Sacramento, for $6.1 million shortly after divorcing ex-wife, Nicole. [2008]
32He doesn't drink alcohol, smoke cigarettes and the only drug he takes is caffeine.
33He does an excellent impersonation of Stevie Wonder. This can be seen and heard on Saturday Night Live; Best of Eddie Murphy (last scene).
34At first, he denied that he was the father of Melanie Brown's daughter Angel until a DNA-test proved that he was.
35Was considered for the role of Furious Styles in Boyz n the Hood (1991), which went to Laurence Fishburne.
36Although he frequently plays multiple characters in films and television, and has lent his voice to a dozen animated projects, he has never once voiced more then one character in the same animated project.
37Was considered for the movie Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986) as a UFO-file who gets involved with Captain Kirk's search for a humpback whale.
38Supports Senator Barack Obama's bid to win the Democratic nomination for the 2008 presidential election.
39Is an avid fan of professional wrestling, with Hulk Hogan as his all time favorite wrestler.
40Born to Charles Edward Murphy, a transit police officer, and his wife Lilian, a telephone operator. Charles left the family when Eddie was three years old and was stabbed to death five years later. Charles was also an amateur stand-up comedian.
41Was heavily influenced by Bill Cosby.
42After picking up a pre-op transsexual prostitute on Santa Monica Boulveard in West Hollywood, he was arrested by LAPD deputies, but finally released (2 May 1997).
43Married Tracey E. Edmonds in a private ceremony on an island off Bora Bora on 1 January 2008, but their nuptials were not legal in the United States. They initially decided to renew their vows in America, but eventually separated two weeks after their island wedding.
44Got the idea of playing multiple roles in one film after watching another one of his idols, Peter Sellers, in one of his all time favorite films Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964).
45Is a huge fan of the bands Ratt and Cinderella, particularly the former as can be seen in The Golden Child (1986) where their song "Body Talk" (from their 1986 album "Dancing Undercover") is featured.
46One of 115 people invited to join AMPAS in 2007.
47Ex-girlfriend Melanie Brown gave birth to a daughter, Angel Iris Murphy Brown, on 3 April 2007.
48He and his ex-wife, Nicole Mitchell Murphy, celebrated their first wedding anniversary in Montego Bay, Jamaica where they stayed for one week.
49Is mentioned, along with Vanessa Redgrave, and Joe Piscopo in the song "Jammin' Me", by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.
50Is a huge fan of Elvis Presley and Kylie Minogue.
51The first actor to receive $1,000,000 for his first film.
52Nephew of Uncle Ray Murphy.
53Is a huge fan of the original Star Trek (1966) series.
54Chris Rock is an admirer of Murphy and considers him his role model and inspiration to become an actor and comedian.
55Was one of the last movie actors to sign an exclusive contract with a studio. In this case, it was Paramount Pictures, which released all of his early films.
56Met Nicole Mitchell Murphy in 1988 at an NAACP Image Awards show. They lived together for a year and a half before they married. They were married at the Grand Ballroom of The Plaza Hotel in New York City.
57At one time, he was considered to play The Grinch in How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000), before Jim Carrey was cast.
58Hosted the MTV Movie Awards in 1993
59Stepson of Vernon Lynch.
60Chosen as #10 in Comedy Central's 100 Greatest Stand-Up Comics of All Time.
61Although arguably the biggest movie star ever to come out of Saturday Night Live (1975), he has never attended a cast reunion and is not known to even talk about having been on the show.
62Scored two hits on the Billboard Hot 100 singles charts with "Party All the Time" (US #2, 1985) and "Put Your Mouth on Me" (US #27, 1989).
63Has a house in Englewood, New Jersey.
64His brother Charlie Murphy is a regular performer on the hit sketch comedy show Chappelle's Show (2003) on Comedy Central.
65In 1997, he and his late-night encounter with Shalimar Seiuli was ranked #61 on E! TV's The Greatest Shocking Moments In Entertainment History.
66Former wife, Nicole Mitchell Murphy, is an Associate with Pre-Paid Legal Services, Inc.
67Was in a relationship with singer Whitney Houston before she married former husband Bobby Brown.
68Is the only cast member of Saturday Night Live (1975) to host while still a cast member. Nick Nolte was to host but fell ill and Eddie replaced him.
69(January 30, 2002) His wife Nicole Mitchell Murphy gave birth to their daughter Bella Zahra.
70Named one of E!'s Top 20 Entertainers of 2001.
71Was criticized tremendously by Spike Lee for not using his show business stature to help black actors break into film.
72Paid for the funeral of comedic inspiration Redd Foxx.
73Close friends with former late night talk show host Arsenio Hall
74At the height of his popularity in the mid 1980s, he began a music career, spawning the popular song "Party All the Time", which he recorded with Rick James. Also recorded an album in the early 1990s, entitled "Whazzupwitu", in which he performs in a video of the single of the same name, alongside Michael Jackson. Murphy appeared in Jackson's video "Remember the Time" in 1992 alongside fellow celebrities Magic Johnson and Iman.
75Idolized Richard Pryor and was inspired by him to do comedy. Went on to cast Pryor in his directorial debut Harlem Nights (1989).
76Tthe role of Winston Zeddemore in Ghostbusters (1984) was originally written with him in mind and was meant to be much bigger. He turned it down in favour of starring in Beverly Hills Cop (1984) and the role went to Ernie Hudson.
77Older brother Charlie Murphy is also an actor. Younger brother Vernon Jr. was half of the hip-hop group K-9 Posse, which released two albums in the late 1980s and early 1990s.
78Was voted Most Popular while attending Roosevelt Junior-Senior High School in Roosevelt, New York, due to the stand-up comedy routines he would perform in the school's auditorium and jokes he would tell classmates during lunch.
79Did stand-up comedy at the same Bay Area Comedy Club as Robin Williams and Caryn Johnson (whose stage name eventually became Whoopi Goldberg) before getting into acting.
80Attended Nassau Community College in Garden City, New York, before beginning his acting career.
81He has eight children. His first and oldest child was with Paulette McNeely: son, Eric (born on 10 July 1989). He also fathered five children with his ex-wife, Nicole Mitchell Murphy: daughter, Bria L. Murphy; son, Miles Mitchell (born on 7 November 1992); daughter, Shayne Audra Murphy; daughter, Zola Ivy (born on 24 December 1999, in Los Angeles); and daughter, Bella Zahra (born on 29 January 2002). Murphy also has a son, Christian (born on 29 November 1990) with Tamara Hood; and a daughter, Angel Iris Murphy Brown (born on 3 April 2007) with his ex-girlfriend, Melanie Brown.
82In a TV commercial never shown in the United States, Eddie Murphy kissed the front bumper of a Toyota sedan.
83Born at 1:30pm-EST.
84Ranked #78 in Empire (UK) magazine's Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time list. [October 1997]
85Was cast by Saturday Night Live (1975) and NBC in 1980 when he was 19 years old.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Beverly Hills Cop 4announcedAxel Foley
Richard Pryor: Is It Something I Said?announcedLeRoy Pryor
Tripletsannounced
Mr. Church2016Henry Church
Beverly Hills Cop2013TV MovieDet. Axel Foley
Shrek's Thrilling Tales2012Video shortDonkey (voice)
A Thousand Words2012/IJack McCall
Tower Heist2011Slide
Donkey's Christmas Shrektacular2010ShortDonkey (voice)
Shrek Forever After2010Donkey (voice)
Imagine That2009Evan Danielson
Meet Dave2008Dave Captain
Shrek the Halls2007TV ShortDonkey (voice)
Shrek the Third2007Donkey (voice)
Norbit2007Norbit Rasputia Mr. Wong
Dreamgirls2006James 'Thunder' Early
Far Far Away Idol2004Video shortDonkey (voice)
Father of the Pride2004TV SeriesDonkey
Shrek 22004Donkey (voice)
The Haunted Mansion2003Jim Evers
Shrek 4-D2003ShortDonkey (voice)
Daddy Day Care2003Charlie Hinton
I Spy2002Kelly
The Adventures of Pluto Nash2002Pluto Nash
Showtime2002Officer Trey Sellars
Shrek in the Swamp Karaoke Dance Party2001Video shortDonkey (voice, singing voice)
Dr. Dolittle 22001Dr. John Dolittle
Shrek2001Donkey (voice)
The PJs1999-2001TV SeriesThurgoode Orenthal Stubbs
Nutty Professor II: The Klumps2000Sherman Klump Buddy Love Granny Klump ...
Bowfinger1999Kit Ramsey / Jiff Ramsey
Life1999/IRayford Gibson
Holy Man1998'G'
Doctor Dolittle1998Dr. John Dolittle
Mulan1998Mushu (voice)
Metro1997Insp. Scott Roper
The Nutty Professor1996Sherman Klump Buddy Love Lance Perkins ...
Vampire in Brooklyn1995Maximillian Preacher Pauly Guido
Beverly Hills Cop III1994Det. Axel Foley
Dangerous: The Short Films1993VideoPharaoh ('Remember the Time' video)
The Distinguished Gentleman1992Thomas Jefferson Johnson
Boomerang1992Marcus
Michael Jackson: Remember the Time1992Video shortKing (uncredited)
Another 48 Hrs.1990Reggie Hammond
Harlem Nights1989Quick
What's Alan Watching?1989TV SpecialProtester / James Brown
Coming to America1988Prince Akeem Clarence Randy Watson ...
Beverly Hills Cop II1987Axel Foley
The Golden Child1986Chandler Jarrell
Beverly Hills Cop1984Axel Foley
Best Defense1984Lieutenant T.M. Landry
Saturday Night Live1980-1984TV SeriesVarious / Buckwheat / Tyrone Green / ...
Trading Places1983Billy Ray Valentine
48 Hrs.1982Reggie Hammond

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Norbit2007screenplay / story
The PJs1999-2001TV Series created by - 43 episodes
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Eddie Murphy1998Video documentary uncredited
Vampire in Brooklyn1995story
Boomerang1992story
The Royal FamilyTV Series creator - 15 episodes, 1991 - 1992 story - 1 episode, 1991
A Party for Richard Pryor1991TV Special documentary
Another 48 Hrs.1990story - as Fred Braughton
Harlem Nights1989written by
CBS Summer Playhouse1989TV Series story - 1 episode
Coming to America1988story
Eddie Murphy: Raw1987Documentary opening sketch / stand-up material
Beverly Hills Cop II1987story
Saturday Night Live1982-1984TV Series writer - 39 episodes
Eddie Murphy: Delirious1983TV Special documentary

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Beverly Hills Cop 4producer announced
Beverly Hills Cop2013TV Movie executive producer
Tower Heist2011producer
Norbit2007producer
The PJs1999-2001TV Series executive producer - 41 episodes
Nutty Professor II: The Klumps2000executive producer
Life1999/Iproducer
Vampire in Brooklyn1995producer
Move the Crowd1992TV Movie executive producer
The Royal Family1991-1992TV Series executive producer - 15 episodes
Clippers1991TV Short executive producer
The Kid Who Loved Christmas1990TV Movie executive producer
Harlem Nights1989executive producer
CBS Summer Playhouse1989TV Series executive producer - 1 episode
What's Alan Watching?1989TV Special executive producer
The Best of Eddie Murphy: Saturday Night Live1989Video documentary executive producer
Eddie Murphy: Raw1987Documentary executive producer
Uptown Comedy Express1987TV Special executive producer
Eddie Murphy: Delirious1983TV Special documentary producer

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
One Hit WonderlandTV Series documentary performer - 3 episodes, 2013 - 2015 writer - 2 episodes, 2013 - 2015
Grand Theft Auto V2013Video Game performer: "Party All the Time"
Regular Show in Space2012TV Series performer - 1 episode
CHIKARA: King of Trios 2009 - Night I2009Video writer: "Party All The Time"
Black to the Future2009TV Series performer - 1 episode
Shrek the Third2007performer: "Cat's in the Cradle", "Good Morning", "Thank You Falettin Me Be Mice Elf Again"
Dreamgirls2006performer: "Fake Your Way to the Top", "Cadillac Car", "Steppin' to the Bad Side", "I Want You Baby", "Patience", "I Meant You No Harm/Jimmy's Rap"
Saturday Night Live in the '80s: Lost & Found2005TV Special documentary performer: "Ebony and Ivory", "Won't You Be My Neighbor", "Lookin' for Love", "Bette Davis Eyes" - uncredited
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Commercial Parodies2005TV Movie performer: "Lookin' for Love", "Paloma Blanca", "Three Times a Lady" - uncredited
After the Sunset2004performer: "Party All the Time"
Far Far Away Idol2004Video short performer: "Disco Inferno"
Shrek 22004performer: "One" 1968, "Theme from 'Rawhide'" 1958, "Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now" 1979, "Tomorrow" 1977, "Livin' La Vida Loca" 1999, "All By Myself" 1975
I Love the '80s2002TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Beverly Hills Cop II: The Phenomenon Continues2002Video documentary short "Spanish Flea", uncredited
Shrek2001performer: "On the Road Again" 1976, "Friends" 1969, "Try a Little Tenderness" 1932, "I'm a Believer" 1966
Three Kings1999performer: "Party All the Time"
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Eddie Murphy1998Video documentary performer: "Won't You Be My Neighbor", "Three Times a Lady", "Lookin' for Love", "Bette Davis Eyes", "Paloma Blanca", "Ebony and Ivory", "Tutti Frutti", "I Want to Hold Your Hand", "Love Me Do", "My Cherie Amour" - uncredited
Mulan1998performer: "I'll Make a Man Out of You"
Beavis and Butt-Head1993TV Series performer - 1 episode
Coming to America1988performer: "I Got It"
Eddie Murphy: Raw1987Documentary producer: "Raw" / writer: "Raw"
Beverly Hills Cop II1987"Spanish Flea"
Saturday Night Live1981-1984TV Series performer - 5 episodes
Eddie Murphy: Delirious1983TV Special documentary performer: "Cuban Cabby", "She's Out of My Life", "My Way"

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Harlem Nights1989

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Three Point Tony2016Short special thanks
Saturday Night Live: 40th Anniversary Special2015TV Special dedicatee
Laff Mobb Presents2012TV Series special thanks - 2 episodes
American Pimp1999Documentary special thanks
Chris Rock: Bring the Pain1996TV Special documentary special thanks
Chris Rock: Big Ass Jokes1994TV Special documentary special thanks
B.B. King: Into the Night1985Video documentary short special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Lou Rawls Parade of Stars1989TV SeriesHimself
The Arsenio Hall Show1989TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 15th Annual People's Choice Awards1989TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Favourite Actor in Comedy Motion Picture
The 3rd Annual Soul Train Music Awards1989TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
The 16th Annual American Music Awards1989TV SpecialHimself
21st NAACP Image Awards1989TV SpecialHimself
The 60th Annual Academy Awards1988TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Best Picture
Eddie Murphy: Raw1987DocumentaryHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1982-1987TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself / Axel Foley / ...
The 1st Annual American Comedy Awards1987TV SpecialHimself
Uptown Comedy Express1987TV SpecialHimself (uncredited)
The Making of 'Beverly Hills Cop II'1987Video shortHimself
The Joe Piscopo New Jersey Special1986TV SpecialHimself
An All-Star Celebration Honoring Martin Luther King Jr.1986TV Movie documentaryHimself
MTV Video Music Awards 19851985TV SpecialHimself - Host
B.B. King: Into the Night1985Video documentary shortThe drummer (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live1981-1984TV SeriesVarious / Himself / Himself - Host / ...
MTV 1st Annual Video Music Awards1984TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
The Joe Piscopo Special1984TV SpecialVarious
Trading Places: Industry Promotional for ShoWest1983Video shortHimself
Trading Places: Trading Stories1983Video shortHimself
The 14th Annual NAACP Image Awards1983TV SpecialHimself - Host
The 35th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1983TV SpecialHimself - Host & Nominated: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy, Variety or Music Series
Eddie Murphy: Delirious1983TV Special documentaryHimself
The 55th Annual Academy Awards1983TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Best Visual Effects
The 25th Annual Grammy Awards1983TV SpecialHimself
The Big Laff Off1978TV SeriesHimself (1981)
Hollywood Film Awards2016VideoHimself
Made in Hollywood2016TV SeriesHimself
Rotten Tomatoes2016TV SeriesHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2011-2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2016TV SeriesHimself
Extra2016TV SeriesHimself
The Insider2015-2016TV SeriesHimself
Entertainment Tonight2007-2016TV SeriesHimself
Unsung Hollywood2016TV Series documentaryHimself
The 18th Annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor: Celebrating Eddie Murphy2015TV MovieHimself - Honoree
Ok! TV2015TV SeriesHimself
The 87th Annual Academy Awards2015TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Best Original Screenplay
Saturday Night Live: 40th Anniversary Special2015TV SpecialHimself
Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Red Carpet Special2015TV SpecialHimself
American Comedy Awards2014TV SpecialHimself - Cosby Tribute
The Arsenio Hall Show2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Moms Mabley: I Got Somethin' to Tell You2013DocumentaryHimself
Close Up2013TV SeriesHimself - Interviewee / Actor
Eddie Murphy: One Night Only2012TV MovieHimself - Honoree
The Wendy Williams Show2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Plotting 'Tower Heist'2012Video documentaryHimself
Tower Heist: Brett Ratner's Video Diary2012Video documentary shortHimself
Shrek: Once Upon a Time2011TV Movie documentaryHimself
Method to the Madness of Jerry Lewis2011TV Movie documentaryHimself
Janela Indiscreta2011TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Live with Kelly and Michael2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1992-2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Late Show with David Letterman1994-2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
The 2011 Comedy Awards2011TV SpecialHimself
Nickelodeon's Kids Choice Awards 20112011TV SpecialHimself
Mark at the Movies2010TV SeriesHimself
Three Days in Cannes2009Video shortHimself
America's Next Top Model2009TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien2009TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 81st Annual Academy Awards2009TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award
Make 'Em Laugh: The Funny Business of America2009TV Series documentary
Biography1996-2008TV Series documentaryHimself
Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History2008Video documentaryHimself
Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards 20082008TV SpecialHimself
HypaSpace2007TV Series documentaryHimself
HBO First Look2001-2007TV Series documentaryHimself
The World Awaits: De La Hoya vs. Mayweather2007TV MovieHimself - Audience Member (uncredited)
Building the Dream2007Video documentaryHimself
The 79th Annual Academy Awards2007TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Supporting Role
13th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2007TV SpecialHimself
The 12th Annual Critics' Choice Awards2007TV SpecialHimself
E! Live from the Red Carpet2007TV SeriesHimself
The 64th Annual Golden Globe Awards2007TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Inside the Actors Studio2006TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Corazón de...2006TV SeriesHimself
Inside Edition2006TV Series documentaryHimself
The Oprah Winfrey Show2004-2006TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Contender2005TV SeriesHimself
Meet the Cast of Shrek 22004Video documentary shortHimself
Film '722004TV SeriesHimself
Tinseltown TV2003TV SeriesHimself
I Spy: The Slugafest2003Video documentary shortHimself - "Kelly Robinson"
One-Hit Wonders2003TV Series documentaryHimself
Comedy Central Canned Ham2002TV SeriesHimself
The Nick Cannon Show2002TV SeriesHimself
Inside TV Land: African Americans in Television2002TV Movie documentaryHimself
Beverly Hills Cop III: Triple Axel2002Video shortHimself
Journeys in Black2002TV Series documentaryHimself
Planet of the Apes: Rule the Planet2001TV Short documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Creating a Fairy Tale World: The Making of 'Shrek'2001TV Movie documentaryHimself
Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards2001TV SpecialHimself
2000 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards2000TV Special documentaryPresenter (uncredited)
Lux2000TV SeriesHimself (2001)
Celebrities Caught on Camera: Volume 11999Video documentaryHimself
The 54th Annual Golden Globe Awards1997TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy / Musical
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1997TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 23rd Annual People's Choice Awards1997TV SpecialHimself
27th NAACP Image Awards1996TV SpecialHimself
A Century of Science Fiction1996Video documentaryHimself
Cinema 31996TV SeriesHimself
Clive Anderson All Talk1996TV SeriesHimself
Michael Jackson: Video Greatest Hits - HIStory1995Video documentaryPharaoh (segment "Remember the Time")
Who Makes You Laugh?1995TV SpecialHimself
The Essence Awards1994TV SpecialHimself
When Stars Were Kids1994TV MovieHimself
1993 MTV Movie Awards1993TV SpecialHimself - Host
Chameleon of Pop: David Bowie Story1993TV Movie documentaryHimself
1993 Essence Awards1993TV SpecialHimself
The 7th Annual Soul Train Music Awards1993TV SpecialHimself
The Road to Hollywood1993TV Movie documentaryHimself
1992 MTV Movie Awards1992TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
The 1992 Billboard Music Awards1992TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Late Night with David Letterman1984-1992TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
Ebony/Jet Showcase1992TV SeriesHimself
MTV Video Music Awards 19921992TV SpecialHimself
A Party for Richard Pryor1991TV Special documentaryHost
Walt Disney World's 20th Anniversary Celebration1991TV SpecialHimself
The Howard Stern Show1990TV SeriesHimself
Sammy Davis, Jr. 60th Anniversary Celebration1990TV SpecialHimself / Host
A Vintage Sit-Down with Eddie and Arsenio1989Video shortHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Entertainment Tonight2014-2016TV SeriesHimself
The Eighties2016TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Michael Jackson's Journey from Motown to Off the Wall2016DocumentaryHimself
Extra2014-2015TV SeriesHimself
The Insider2015TV SeriesHimself
Saturday Night Live: Thanksgiving Special2014TV SpecialMister Robinson
Inside Edition2014TV Series documentaryHimself
SNL Shorts2014TV MovieTyron Green (uncredited)
The O'Reilly Factor2014TV SeriesHimself (segment "Watters' World")
Greatest Stand Up Comedians2013TV Movie documentaryHimself - 35th Place
The Improv: 50 Years Behind the Brick Wall2013TV Movie documentaryHimself
Edición Especial Coleccionista2012TV SeriesBilly Ray Valentine
The Most Annoying Greek Youtube Star of the Year2012Video shortRasputia
Made in Hollywood2012TV SeriesHimself
Chelsea Lately2012TV SeriesSlide
Saturday Night Live Backstage2011TV Special documentaryVarious
That Fellow in the Coat2010TV SeriesDonkey
The Women of SNL2010TV MovieGumby
I Am2010/IIIDocumentary uncredited
20 to 12010TV Series documentaryDonkey
Hot Tub Time Machine2010Himself (uncredited)
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien2010TV SeriesHimself - Guest
SNL Presents: A Very Gilly Christmas2009TV MovieMr. Robinson (uncredited)
Michael Jackson2009TV Movie documentaryHimself
Hollywood Singing & Dancing: A Musical History - 1980s, 1990s and 2000s2009Video documentaryHimself
Comedy Central Roast of Joan Rivers2009TV Special
TV's 50 Funniest Catch Phrases2009TV Movie
Saturday Night Live: Just Shorts2009TV SpecialHimself (uncredited)
The Greatest2009TV Series documentaryHimself - #80: 'Party All The Time'
James Brown: The Man, the Music, & the Message2008Video documentaryHimself
Most Shocking Celebrity Moments of the 90s2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
DR2 tema: Arven fra DINS2007TV Special documentaryHimself
Maquillando entre monstruos2007TV Movie documentaryProfessor Sherman Klump
Planet Voice2007TV SeriesDonkey
Insider Trading: The Making of 'Trading Places'2007Video documentary shortHimself
Prince-ipal Photography: The Coming Together of America2007Video documentary shortHimself
100 Greatest Stand-Ups2007TV Special documentaryHimself
Celebrity A-List Bloopers2007TV MovieHimself
Life of Pryor: The Richard Pryor Story2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
Saturday Night Live in the '80s: Lost & Found2005TV Special documentaryVarious
Fuck2005DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Commercial Parodies2005TV MovieBuh-Wheat (uncredited)
The Comedians' Comedian2005TV Movie documentary
Retrosexual: The 80's2004TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
101 Most Unforgettable SNL Moments2004TV MovieHimself
50 Most Awesomely Bad Songs... Ever2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time2004TV Mini-SeriesHimself #10
Celebrities Uncensored2004TV SeriesHimself
TV in Black: The First Fifty Years2004Video documentary
101 Most Shocking Moments in Entertainment2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
Century of Black Cinema2003Video documentaryHimself
Saturday Night Live Christmas 20022002TV SpecialGumby (uncredited)
Beverly Hills Cop: The Phenomenon Begins2002Video documentary shortHimself / Det. Axel Foley
Beverly Hills Cop II: The Phenomenon Continues2002Video documentary shortHimself / Axel Foley (uncredited)
Gomorron2001TV SeriesHimself
Troldspejlet2001TV SeriesHimself - Actor / Sherman Klump
100 Greatest Dance Songs of Rock & Roll2000TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Saturday Night Live Christmas1999VideoMister Robinson
Biography1999TV Series documentaryBill Ray Valentine
Saturday Night Live 251999TV Special documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Eddie Murphy1998Video documentaryHimself / Various Characters
Classic Stand-Up Comedy of Television1996TV Special documentaryHimself
20 Years of Comedy on HBO1995TV Movie documentaryHimself
50 Years of Funny Females1995TV Movie documentaryHimself
Television's Christmas Classics1994TV SpecialHimself
But... Seriously1994TV Special documentaryHimself
Mo' Funny: Black Comedy in America1993TV Special documentaryHimself Stevie Wonder Jesse Jackson ...
Saturday Night Live Goes Commercial1991TV SpecialBuckwheat Velvet Jones (uncredited)
Without Walls1991TV Series documentary
Johnny Carson's 29th Anniversary1991TV SpecialHimself
Common Threads: Stories from the Quilt1989DocumentaryHimself
Saturday Night Live: 15th Anniversary1989TV SpecialHimself
The Best of Eddie Murphy: Saturday Night Live1989Video documentaryHimself / Various
Saturday Night Live1985TV SeriesVarious
The Great Standups1984TV Movie documentaryHimself
Texaco Star Theatre Presents Bob Hope in 'Who Makes the World Laugh?'1983TV MovieHimself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016Career Achievement AwardHollywood Film Awards
2011Blimp AwardKids' Choice Awards, USAFavorite Voice from an Animated MovieShrek Forever After (2010)
2010Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst Actor of the DecadeThe Adventures of Pluto Nash (2002)
2008Blimp AwardKids' Choice Awards, USAFavorite Voice from an Animated MovieShrek the Third (2007)
2008Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst ActorNorbit (2007)
2008Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst Supporting ActressNorbit (2007)
2008Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst Supporting ActorNorbit (2007)
2007Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion PictureDreamgirls (2006)
2007Critics Choice AwardBroadcast Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActorDreamgirls (2006)
2007COFCA AwardCentral Ohio Film Critics AssociationBest Supporting ActorDreamgirls (2006)
2007ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting RoleDreamgirls (2006)
2007WFCC AwardWomen Film Critics Circle AwardsHall of ShameNorbit (2007)
2006AAFCA AwardAfrican-American Film Critics Association (AAFCA)Best Supporting ActorDreamgirls (2006)
2002Blimp AwardKids' Choice Awards, USAFavorite Voice from an Animated MovieShrek (2001)
2002OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Voice-Over PerformanceShrek (2001)
2002People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite Motion Picture Star in a Comedy
2002Stinker AwardThe Stinkers Bad Movie AwardsWorst ActorThe Adventures of Pluto Nash (2002)
2001AnnieAnnie AwardsOutstanding Individual Achievement for Voice Acting by a Male Performer in an Animated Feature ProductionShrek (2001)
1997Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest ActorThe Nutty Professor (1996)
1997Blockbuster Entertainment AwardBlockbuster Entertainment AwardsFavorite Actor - ComedyThe Nutty Professor (1996)
1997NSFC AwardNational Society of Film Critics Awards, USABest ActorThe Nutty Professor (1996)
1996Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameMotion PictureOn 26 June 1996. At 7000 Hollywood Blvd.
1992Special AwardShoWest Convention, USAStar of the Decade
1990Entertainer of the Year AwardImage Awards
1990Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst ScreenplayHarlem Nights (1989)
1989People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite Comedy Motion Picture Actor
1988Blimp AwardKids' Choice Awards, USAFavorite Movie ActorBeverly Hills Cop II (1987)
1987American Cinematheque AwardAmerican Cinematheque Gala Tribute
1985People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite All-Around Male EntertainerTied with Tom Selleck
1985Special AwardShoWest Convention, USAStar of the Year
1983Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actor in a Motion PictureTrading Places (1983)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actor in a Supporting RoleMr. Church (2016)
2013Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst ActorA Thousand Words (2012)
2012Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actor in a Motion PictureTower Heist (2011)
2010Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst ActorImagine That (2009)
2009Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst ActorMeet Dave (2008)
2009Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst Screen CoupleMeet Dave (2008)
2008AnnieAnnie AwardsBest Voice Acting in an Animated Television ProductionShrek the Halls (2007)
2008Blimp AwardKids' Choice Awards, USAFavorite Male Movie StarNorbit (2007)
2008Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst Screen CoupleNorbit (2007)
2008Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst ScreenplayNorbit (2007)· Charlie Murphy
· Jay Scherick
· David Ronn
2007OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Supporting RoleDreamgirls (2006)
2007BET AwardBET AwardsBest ActorNorbit (2007)
2007Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsBest Supporting ActorDreamgirls (2006)
2007Critics Choice AwardBroadcast Film Critics Association AwardsBest Acting EnsembleDreamgirls (2006)· Beyoncé Knowles
· Jennifer Hudson
· Anika Noni Rose
· Jamie Foxx
· Keith Robinson
· Sharon Leal
· Danny Glover
· Hinton Battle
2007Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsSupporting ActorDreamgirls (2006)
2007Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsEnsemble CastDreamgirls (2006)· Hinton Battle
· Jamie Foxx
· Danny Glover
· Jennifer Hudson
· Beyoncé Knowles
· Sharon Leal
· Keith Robinson
· Anika Noni Rose
2007Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion PictureDreamgirls (2006)
2007OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Supporting ActorDreamgirls (2006)
2007OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Music, Original SongDreamgirls (2006)· Henry Krieger (music by)
· Willie Reale (lyrics by)
· Keith Robinson (performed by)
· Anika Noni Rose (performed by)
2007OFCS AwardOnline Film Critics Society AwardsBest Supporting ActorDreamgirls (2006)
2007ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion PictureDreamgirls (2006)· Hinton Battle
· Jamie Foxx
· Danny Glover
· Jennifer Hudson
· Beyoncé Knowles
· Sharon Leal
· Keith Robinson
· Anika Noni Rose
2006CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActorDreamgirls (2006)
2006SLFCA AwardSt. Louis Film Critics Association, USBest Supporting ActorDreamgirls (2006)
2005Blimp AwardKids' Choice Awards, USAFavorite Voice from an Animated MovieShrek 2 (2004)
2004Blimp AwardKids' Choice Awards, USAFavorite Movie ActorThe Haunted Mansion (2003)
2003Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst ActorThe Adventures of Pluto Nash (2002)
2003Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst Screen CoupleShowtime (2002)· Robert De Niro
· Owen Wilson
2002BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Performance by an Actor in a Supporting RoleShrek (2001)
2002Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Supporting ActorShrek (2001)
2002BET AwardBET AwardsBest ActorShowtime (2002)
2002Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsTheatrical - Best Supporting ActorShrek (2001)
2002Blimp AwardKids' Choice Awards, USAFavorite Male Movie StarDr. Dolittle 2 (2001)
2002MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest Comedic PerformanceShrek (2001)
2002MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest On-Screen TeamShrek (2001)· Cameron Diaz
· Mike Myers
2002Stinker AwardThe Stinkers Bad Movie AwardsWorst On-Screen CoupleThe Adventures of Pluto Nash (2002)
2001Blockbuster Entertainment AwardBlockbuster Entertainment AwardsFavorite Actor - ComedyNutty Professor II: The Klumps (2000)
2001Golden SchmoesGolden Schmoes AwardsCoolest Character of the YearShrek (2001)
2001Blimp AwardKids' Choice Awards, USAFavorite Movie ActorNutty Professor II: The Klumps (2000)
2001MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest Comedic PerformanceNutty Professor II: The Klumps (2000)
2001Golden Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Comedy or MusicalNutty Professor II: The Klumps (2000)
2000Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsTheatrical - Best ActorBowfinger (1999)
2000Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsBest FilmLife (1999)· Brian Grazer
2000Blockbuster Entertainment AwardBlockbuster Entertainment AwardsFavorite Comedy TeamBowfinger (1999)· Steve Martin
2000Blockbuster Entertainment AwardBlockbuster Entertainment AwardsFavorite Comedy TeamLife (1999)· Martin Lawrence
1999Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Animated Program (For Programming One Hour or Less)The PJs (1999)· Steve Tompkins (executive producer)
· Larry Wilmore (executive producer)
· Brian Grazer (executive producer)
· Ron Howard (executive producer)
· Tony Krantz (executive producer)
· Will Vinton (executive producer)
· Tom Turpin (executive producer)
· Bill Freiberger (supervising producer)
· David Flebotte (supervising producer)
· Mary Sandell
· David Bleiman Ichioka
· Michael Price
· J. Michael Mendel
· Al Jean (consulting producer)
· Mike Reiss (consulting producer)
· Les Firestein (consulting producer/writer)
· Donald R. Beck (co-producer)
· Mark Gustafson (supervising director
1999AnnieAnnie AwardsOutstanding Individual Achievement for Voice Acting in an Animated Television ProductionThe PJs (1999)
1999Blockbuster Entertainment AwardBlockbuster Entertainment AwardsFavorite Actor - ComedyDoctor Dolittle (1998)
1999Blimp AwardKids' Choice Awards, USAFavorite Movie ActorDoctor Dolittle (1998)
1999OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Family ActorMulan (1998)
1999OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Voice-Over PerformanceThe PJs (1999)
1997Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or MusicalThe Nutty Professor (1996)
1997Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Motion PictureThe Nutty Professor (1996)
1997MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest Male PerformanceThe Nutty Professor (1996)
1997MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest Comedic PerformanceThe Nutty Professor (1996)
1997OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Comedy/Musical ActorThe Nutty Professor (1996)
1997Golden Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actor in a Motion Picture, Comedy or MusicalThe Nutty Professor (1996)
1993MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest Comedic PerformanceBoomerang (1992)
1990Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst DirectorHarlem Nights (1989)
1989Blimp AwardKids' Choice Awards, USAFavorite Movie ActorComing to America (1988)
1985Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or MusicalBeverly Hills Cop (1984)
1984Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or MusicalTrading Places (1983)
1984Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music ProgramSaturday Night Live (1975)
1984Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing in a Variety or Music ProgramSaturday Night Live (1975)· Andrew Smith (writer)
· Jim Belushi (writer)
· Andy Breckman (writer)
· Robin Duke (writer)
· Adam Green (writer)
· Mary Gross (writer)
· Nate Herman (writer)
· Tim Kazurinsky (writer)
· Kevin Kelton (writer)
· Andrew Kurtzman (writer)
· Michael C. McCarthy (writer)
· Pamela Norris (writer)
· Margaret Oberman (writer)
· Joe Piscopo (writer)
· Herbert Sargent (writer)
· Bob Tischler (writer)
· Eliot Wald (writer)
1983Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USANew Star of the Year in a Motion Picture - Male48 Hrs. (1982)
1983Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy, Variety or Music SeriesSaturday Night Live (1975)

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2006NYFCC AwardNew York Film Critics Circle AwardsBest Supporting ActorDreamgirls (2006)
1996LAFCA AwardLos Angeles Film Critics Association AwardsBest ActorThe Nutty Professor (1996)

3rd place awards

3rd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2006DFWFCA AwardDallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActorDreamgirls (2006)
1988Bravo Otto GermanyBravo OttoBest Actor (Schauspieler)
1987Bravo Otto GermanyBravo OttoBest Actor (Schauspieler)

TitleSalary
Tower Heist (2011)$7,500,000
Shrek Forever After (2010)$4,000,000 (Back end bonus)
Shrek 2 (2004)$10,000,000
The Adventures of Pluto Nash (2002)$20,000,000
Dr. Dolittle 2 (2001)$20,000,000
Shrek (2001)$3,000,000
Nutty Professor II: The Klumps (2000)$20,000,000 (and 20% of the gross)
Doctor Dolittle (1998)$17,500,000
The Nutty Professor (1996)$16,000,000
Beverly Hills Cop III (1994)$15,000,000
Coming to America (1988)$8,000,000
Beverly Hills Cop II (1987)$8,000,000
Best Defense (1984)$1,000,000
Saturday Night Live (1975)$30,000 /episode (1982)
Saturday Night Live (1975)$4,500 /episode (1981)

#Quote
1About the hits and misses on his career: "I kind of see it from a different perspective than the way you guys [journalists] may see it. In my view, I've never had a flop movie or a movie that didn't work. If I did the movie, and they paid me lots and lots of money to do it, it's a f-ing smash!". "Any movie that I was in that they paid me a lot of money for was a f-ing smash. And, to be perfectly honest, we celebrate Pluto Nash at my house. We don't have Christmas Day, we have Pluto Nash Day. And we don't have Halloween, we have Vampire in Brooklyn (1995)."
2[His high school yearbook quote] In reality, all men are sculptors, constantly chipping away the unwanted parts of their lives, trying to create their idea of their masterpiece.
3[2015] I just finished a movie. But it's not a comedy. It's called Mr. Church (2016), directed by Bruce Beresford. I hadn't done a movie in five years; I'd been waiting for something really special. Then this thing came along. It got me off the couch. It's about a man who's hired to cook for a dying woman for six months and becomes part of the family. You'll be hearing about it.
4[2015] I'm not doing anything unless the script's incredible. I did some movies where they offer you a bunch of money and you go, "OK, I'll do it!" I've done enough of those - I don't have to do them any more.
5[in 1982, about Saturday Night Live (1975)] If I don't die in a plane crash or something, this country has a rare opportunity to watch a great talent grow.
6[on scripts he receives] They'll come to you with this stuff, dialogue like "Hey, jive turkey!" Like, "you can play this irate black man." I'm going, "Hey, you have a script?" "No, that's it, you're angry with society and you beat up a Mafia person and you're friends with Drew Barrymore." It's like they had to throw in a white person there.
7[on Charlie Murphy] We were so different that people would see us and be like, "Y'all are brothers? I didn't know you was brothers." And Charlie was in gangs, and even now, Charlie's like extra ultramacho - piranha, pit bulls, hatchets, axes, machetes. He has a black belt in karate. I got through a lot of school because the kids knew I was his brother, nobody was fucking with me. "You don't fuck with Eddie, his brother will kill you." Charlie was a really tough guy.
8[on his legacy] Technology has it to where they gonna play this stuff forever. But the reality is, all this shit turns into dust, everything is temporary. No matter what you do, if you're around here long enough, you'll wind up dribbling and shitting on yourself, and you won't even remember the shit you did. I saw this documentary on Ronald Reagan, and it was like, "Whoa." They say he came into the house, and he had the toy White House that he had taken out of a fish tank, and he goes, "I don't know what I'm doing with this, but I know it has something to do with me." He had even forgotten he was the president. No matter what you do, that shit is all getting turned into gobbledy­gook. In 200 years, it's all dust, and in 300 years, it ain't nothing, and in 1,000 years, it's like you wasn't even fucking here. But if you're really, really lucky, if you really did something special, you could hang around a little longer.
9[on returning to stand-up comedy] If I ever get back onstage, I'm going to have a really great show for you all - an hour and a half of stand-up and about 40 minutes of my shitty band. But I don't know. The way that used to come about, you'd be around the house, hanging out, say something funny and it'd be like, "I'm going to go to the club, try that out tonight." That still happens, but it's been a long time. I'm not that guy in the leather suit anymore. The hardest thing for comics nowadays is to find your fucking voice.
10[on being the biggest star from Saturday Night Live (1975)] That's only because John Belushi's dead. Belushi's like Spanky of the Little Rascals series. I guess that makes me Stymie, but that's cool. I'll be Stymie. Think of all the people who came off that show. I bet you could figure out the combined grosses of people who came off Saturday Night Live in the movies - me, Adam Sandler, Will Ferrell, Mike Myers, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd. I bet it's $15 billion. It's no coincidence - that show's like Harvard for a comic actor. When you come off the show and get into the movie business, it's like you're moving in slow motion for a couple of years. You've been working like a crazy person in a pressure cooker, then you're in the movies, just sitting in your trailer.
11[on what his younger self would think of his family films] Would the 27-year-old have wondered what I was doing in Doctor Dolittle (1998)? No. Or in those Shrek (2001) movies? No. But, you know, both the 27-year-old and the 48-year-old was like, "Why am I in Imagine That (2009)?" The movie didn't have a chance at the box office - it's just me and this little girl and a blanket.
12[on why he lost his trademark laugh] I don't laugh like that anymore, somehow it doesn't come out. It's weird to change something that's as natural as that. But it started out as a real laugh, then it turned into people laughing because they thought my laugh was funny, and then there were a couple of times where I laughed because I knew it would make people laugh. Then it got weird. People came up to me and said, "Do that laugh," or if you laugh, someone turns around and goes, "Eddie?" I just stopped doing it.
13With the success that I've had and the money that I make, if I and a white man went out to get a cab together, the cab wouldn't stop for me. It would stop for the white man.
14I know what I'm capable of doing and what I'm capable of not doing. To be perfectly honest, I'm a little afraid of doing a straight dramatic film. I'm not saying I couldn't do it. I'm saying I'm afraid to. Everyone is afraid of failure.
15[on Richard Pryor, Charles Chaplin, Bill Cosby and George Carlin being his greatest influences] I feel like those are the most brilliant comic minds ever. You can draw a line from them to anyone who's trying to do comedy - or just be funny - today, including me.
16[on Dan Aykroyd] Robotic the way he handles people: "Ah, yes, good to meet you." Very straightforward, very clean-cut, very polite, real nice guy.
17[on rumours he will play The Riddler in the next Batman movie] I would love to be in one of those Batman movies. Jim Carrey did The Riddler once and he did a wonderful job. Egghead, I could be Egghead.
18The only reason I did Showtime (2002) was Robert De Niro. I definitely consider him to be in the top 5 all time best actors.
19I keep telling people I'll make movies until I'm fifty and then I'll go and do something else. I'm going to be a professional gentleman of leisure.
20The advice I would give to someone is to not take anyone's advice.
21If you're involved in with something that's original, you know, you'll always go back and try to rehash it.
22That's my idol, Elvis Presley. If you went to my house, you'd see pictures all over of Elvis. He's just the greatest entertainer that ever lived. And I think it's because he had such presence. When Elvis walked into a room, Elvis Presley was in the fucking room. I don't give a fuck who was in the room with him---[Humphrey Bogart], Marilyn Monroe.
23[on why he accepted a part in Best Defense (1984)] The door opened and four guys came in carrying a check.
24I started out as an impressionist and that's all about observing - how people move, their voice quality, their attitudes and quirks.
25Every bad decision I've made has been based on money. I grew up in the projects and you don't turn down money there. You take it, because you never know when it's all going to end. I made [Beverly Hills Cop III (1994)] because they offered me $15 million. That $15 million was worth having Roger Ebert's thumb up my ass.
26[in 1985] I'd like to produce, direct, write, score, and star in a film in exactly the way [Charles Chaplin] did. I'll do that before I'm thirty.

#Trademark
1Boundlessly energetic
2Big smile
3Often plays multiple characters in one movie
4His moustache
5His goofy laugh

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