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Birthday Bumps: Eddie Murphy turns 50

Movies | Letty Mariam Abraham | April 3, 2011, 6:12 am
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 Eddie Murphy lends his voice to the character Mushu-a dragon in this film.
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Eddie Murphy lends his voice to the character Mushu-a dragon in this film.

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 The film is a comedy spun around Home Shopping network. Eddie Murphy plays the character, G - a 'do-gooder'.
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The film is a comedy spun around Home Shopping network. Eddie Murphy plays the character, G - a 'do-gooder'.

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 Eddie Murphy plays the character of Inspector Scott Roper who is responsible for putting a notorious bank robber behind bars. Now the criminal seeks revenge.
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Eddie Murphy plays the character of Inspector Scott Roper who is responsible for putting a notorious bank robber behind bars. Now the criminal seeks revenge.

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 The film is a spoof on buddy-cop movies. Eddie Murphy and Robert De Niro are forced to be partners. To escape a 10$ million lawsuit they are compelled to be part of a reality show on TV.
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The film is a spoof on buddy-cop movies. Eddie Murphy and Robert De Niro are forced to be partners. To escape a 10$ million lawsuit they are compelled to be part of a reality show on TV.

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 A desperate producer Steve Martin approaches the famous actor with the request to star in his film. But Eddie Murphy turns the offer down. Martin decides to direct the film himself with Eddie as the main lead without the actor's knowledge. Eddie Murphy plays the role of Kit Ramsey in the film.
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A desperate producer Steve Martin approaches the famous actor with the request to star in his film. But Eddie Murphy turns the offer down. Martin decides to direct the film himself with Eddie as the main lead without the actor's knowledge. Eddie Murphy plays the role of Kit Ramsey in the film.

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 Eddie Murphy played several characters in the film and its sequel. He played the title role plus his father, brother, mother, and grandmother in the film. The film revolves around an obese professor's search for love.
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Eddie Murphy played several characters in the film and its sequel. He played the title role plus his father, brother, mother, and grandmother in the film. The film revolves around an obese professor's search for love.

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 The race of vampires in Caribbean Island is ending and Eddie Murphy who plays Maximillian must find a mate to continue the line. The story of the film is co-written by Eddie himself.
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The race of vampires in Caribbean Island is ending and Eddie Murphy who plays Maximillian must find a mate to continue the line. The story of the film is co-written by Eddie himself.

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 This three sequel film has Eddie Murphy playing the role of Detective Axel Foley. Rumour is that Eddie will soon start shooting for the fourth part of the film.
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This three sequel film has Eddie Murphy playing the role of Detective Axel Foley. Rumour is that Eddie will soon start shooting for the fourth part of the film.

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 What happens when an alien falls in love with a human? A spaceship shaped as a human lands on earth with the motive to drain the salts of the ocean to save their own planet. But the key to that lies with the fifth-grade son of a single mom.
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What happens when an alien falls in love with a human? A spaceship shaped as a human lands on earth with the motive to drain the salts of the ocean to save their own planet. But the key to that lies with the fifth-grade son of a single mom.

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[caption id=<img class="size-full wp-image-790004" src="http://revamp.ibnlive.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/MeetDave_030411_316.jpg" alt="Besides being an actor, Eddie Murphy is a gifted comedian - his movies are a living proof of that. As he turns 50 today let's take a look at some of his work over the years.

Eddie gave his voice for the annoying Donkey in 'Shrek' and its subsequent sequels. The donkey was known for his fast wit and irritatingly loving nature.

By Letty Mariam Abraham " /> Besides being an actor, Eddie Murphy is a gifted comedian - his movies are a living proof of that. As he turns 50 today let's take a look at some of his work over the years.

Eddie gave his voice for the annoying Donkey in 'Shrek' and its subsequent sequels. The donkey was known for his fast wit and irritatingly loving nature.

By Letty Mariam Abraham [/caption]" title="[caption id="attachment_790004"]<img class="size-full wp-image-790004" src="http://revamp.ibnlive.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/MeetDave_030411_316.jpg" alt="Besides being an actor, Eddie Murphy is a gifted comedian - his movies are a living proof of that. As he turns 50 today let's take a look at some of his work over the years.

Eddie gave his voice for the annoying Donkey in 'Shrek' and its subsequent sequels. The donkey was known for his fast wit and irritatingly loving nature.

By Letty Mariam Abraham " />
Besides being an actor, Eddie Murphy is a gifted comedian - his movies are a living proof of that. As he turns 50 today let's take a look at some of his work over the years.

Eddie gave his voice for the annoying Donkey in 'Shrek' and its subsequent sequels. The donkey was known for his fast wit and irritatingly loving nature.

By Letty Mariam Abraham [/caption]">
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[caption id="attachment_790004"]<img class="size-full wp-image-790004" src="http://revamp.ibnlive.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/MeetDave_030411_316.jpg" alt="Besides being an actor, Eddie Murphy is a gifted comedian - his movies are a living proof of that. As he turns 50 today let's take a look at some of his work over the years.

Eddie gave his voice for the annoying Donkey in 'Shrek' and its subsequent sequels. The donkey was known for his fast wit and irritatingly loving nature.

By Letty Mariam Abraham " />
Besides being an actor, Eddie Murphy is a gifted comedian - his movies are a living proof of that. As he turns 50 today let's take a look at some of his work over the years.

Eddie gave his voice for the annoying Donkey in 'Shrek' and its subsequent sequels. The donkey was known for his fast wit and irritatingly loving nature.

By Letty Mariam Abraham [/caption]

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 Norbit played by Eddie Murphy is a soft spoken man especially in comparison to his loud and obese wife. But love conquers all, he decides to get rid of his wife to finally be with the girl of his dreams. Eddie Murphy played Norbit as well as his wife Rasputia Latimore.
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Norbit played by Eddie Murphy is a soft spoken man especially in comparison to his loud and obese wife. But love conquers all, he decides to get rid of his wife to finally be with the girl of his dreams. Eddie Murphy played Norbit as well as his wife Rasputia Latimore.

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 The film revolves around a workaholic estate agent who never manages to make time for his family. One day, he gets invited for a stay in a mansion. He asks his wife and children to tag along but when they find the house haunted all hell breaks loose.
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The film revolves around a workaholic estate agent who never manages to make time for his family. One day, he gets invited for a stay in a mansion. He asks his wife and children to tag along but when they find the house haunted all hell breaks loose.

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 Eddie Murphy plays the local R&B star James
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Eddie Murphy plays the local R&B star James "Thunder" Early. The film is based on three Broadway singers and their success.

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 Out of jobs, Eddie and his friend get the brain wave to start a day-care centre. Little did they know, running a day-care was no cake walk.
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Out of jobs, Eddie and his friend get the brain wave to start a day-care centre. Little did they know, running a day-care was no cake walk.

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 The government's stealth fighter jet plane is stolen. Alex Scott (Owen Wilson) is paired up with a civilian boxer, Kelly Robinson (Eddie Murphy) to use their skills and humour to find the most notorious arms dealer and the missing jet.
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The government's stealth fighter jet plane is stolen. Alex Scott (Owen Wilson) is paired up with a civilian boxer, Kelly Robinson (Eddie Murphy) to use their skills and humour to find the most notorious arms dealer and the missing jet.

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 A futuristic film based on the night life on moon. Eddie Murphy plays a night club owner, Pluto Nash on the moon.
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A futuristic film based on the night life on moon. Eddie Murphy plays a night club owner, Pluto Nash on the moon.

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 The film revolves around two criminals Eddie Murphy and Martin Lawrence who are serving life imprisonment. Their long sentence makes them realise the value of life.
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The film revolves around two criminals Eddie Murphy and Martin Lawrence who are serving life imprisonment. Their long sentence makes them realise the value of life.

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 This political comedy film revolves around a con-man who shares his name with a politician. Eddie Murphy plays Thomas Jefferson Johnson in the film.
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This political comedy film revolves around a con-man who shares his name with a politician. Eddie Murphy plays Thomas Jefferson Johnson in the film.

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 Eddie Murphy plays the Casanova Marcus an ad advertising executive. All his life he slept around with women. But when his new boss turns to be a woman, suddenly the tables are turned and Eddie finds himself at the receiving end.
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Eddie Murphy plays the Casanova Marcus an ad advertising executive. All his life he slept around with women. But when his new boss turns to be a woman, suddenly the tables are turned and Eddie finds himself at the receiving end.

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 The film was a sequel to his film, '48 Hrs'. Eddie Murphy plays the role of Reggie Hammond who is a wise-cracking criminal in and out of prison.
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The film was a sequel to his film, '48 Hrs'. Eddie Murphy plays the role of Reggie Hammond who is a wise-cracking criminal in and out of prison.

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 This comic crime film has Eddie Murphy play the character of Quick the right hand man of Sugar Ray (Richard Pryor).
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This comic crime film has Eddie Murphy play the character of Quick the right hand man of Sugar Ray (Richard Pryor).

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 Prince Akeem (Eddie Murphy) of Zamunda comes to America in search of a wife who he can love and respect instead of marrying an unknown woman.
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Prince Akeem (Eddie Murphy) of Zamunda comes to America in search of a wife who he can love and respect instead of marrying an unknown woman.

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 Chandler Jarrell (Eddie Murphy) is an expert at finding missing children. Now he has to find a child that an evil practitioner wants killed.
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Chandler Jarrell (Eddie Murphy) is an expert at finding missing children. Now he has to find a child that an evil practitioner wants killed.

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 Lieutenant T.M. Landry (Eddie Murphy) who specialises in Armour meets the engineer who designed the combat tank. But when the word gets around, the engineer's life is in danger.
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Lieutenant T.M. Landry (Eddie Murphy) who specialises in Armour meets the engineer who designed the combat tank. But when the word gets around, the engineer's life is in danger.

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 The film revolves around the father-daughter relationship. Evan Danielson a financial executive, finds the answers to his work problems in his daughter's imaginary world.
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The film revolves around the father-daughter relationship. Evan Danielson a financial executive, finds the answers to his work problems in his daughter's imaginary world.

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 Eddie Murphy plays a vet with an edge. His specialty is that he can talk to animals, hear and understand them as well. The film has two sequels while the third one had Dr. Dolittle's daughter doing all the talking.
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Eddie Murphy plays a vet with an edge. His specialty is that he can talk to animals, hear and understand them as well. The film has two sequels while the third one had Dr. Dolittle's daughter doing all the talking.

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 Eddie Murphy and Dan Aykroyd's life get exchanged when they unknowingly become a part of an elaborate bet. The film was nominated for the Best Motion Picture Musical or Comedy at the 41st Golden Globe Awards.
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Eddie Murphy and Dan Aykroyd's life get exchanged when they unknowingly become a part of an elaborate bet. The film was nominated for the Best Motion Picture Musical or Comedy at the 41st Golden Globe Awards.

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