12 Facts About Eddie Murphy

1. On May 2, 1997, Eddie Murphy was stopped by police after having been observed picking up a transgender prostitute.

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2. On March 15, 2015, it was announced that Eddie Murphy will play comedian Richard Pryor's father, LeRoy Pryor, in the upcoming biopic directed by Lee Daniels with Mike Epps playing Pryor.

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3. On March 8, 2014, it was announced that Eddie Murphy would team up with Boomerang co-star Halle Berry in a new film titled Miles and Me.

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4. On June 14, 2016, it was confirmed that Eddie Murphy was still set to reprise his role as Axel Foley in a fourth film of the Beverly Hills Cop franchise.

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5. In a June 2014 interview, Eddie Murphy discussed the plot of the film stating that it would take place in Detroit and they would actually film in Detroit bringing in an estimated $56.6 million to the state of Michigan.

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6. On December 6, 2013, it was announced that Eddie Murphy would star in the fourth film of the Beverly Hills Cop series.

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7. In 2007, Eddie Murphy was invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

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8. In 1986, Eddie Murphy starred in the supernatural comedy, The Golden Child.

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9. When he hosted SNL, Eddie Murphy joined the chorus of those bashing Best Defense, calling it "the worst movie in the history of everything".

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10. In 1982, Eddie Murphy made his big screen debut in the film 48 Hrs.

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11. On July 9, 1976, the date with which Eddie Murphy marks the beginning of his career, he performed in a talent show at the Roosevelt Youth Center, doing an impersonation of singer Al Green as Green's song "Let's Stay Together" played.

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12. As of 2014, Eddie Murphy's films have grossed over $3.8 billion in the United States and Canada box office and $6.6 billion worldwide.

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