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What kind of actor Eddie Murphy is?

  1. Good

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  2. Mediocre

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  3. Bad

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  1. Mike Hill

    Mike Hill Natural born citizen of republic of Finland.

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    Eddie Murphy Is Good, There I Said It!

    Discussion in 'Entertainment' started by Mike Hill, Aug 6, 2014.

    Didn't mean to shout, but I think title was funnier with !
    This idea came to my head when I realized I know only one person besides me who actively read books and likes Eddie Murphy's movies.
    Do you like him as a actor? Do like at least some of his movies?
    I could explain why most of his movies are good, but that's were the language border comes so I hope you give your argument and I respond:)
     
  2. chicagoliz

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    I liked him very much in his early days -- Saturday Night Live and his early films were pretty good, actually. Later on, when he started making movies that were more for his kids, I didn't enjoy them so much. But I don't think anyone can argue that he lacks talent.
     
  3. outsider

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    He was excellent. Frequently hilarious in stand-up and in the movies. Unfortunately, this ceased to be true at some point around 1995.
     
  4. stevesh

    stevesh Banned Contributor

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    I always liked the guy, but I haven't seen anything of his in a long time.
     
  5. Wreybies

    Wreybies The Ops Pops Operations Manager Staff Contest Administrator Supporter Contributor

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    This was just about the time he was swallowed by the media machine known as Disney.
     
  6. Lemex

    Lemex That's Lord Lemex to you. Contributor

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    He's alright. At times I can find him hilarious, other times I just want him off my screen.
     
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    Disney sucks. Eddie Murphy's awesome.
     
  8. minstrel

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    I was a fan of his in the 80s. Beverly Hills Cop, Trading Places, etc. were really fun movies.

    Now it's all fat suits. Blah.
     
  9. MainerMikeBrown

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    The way Eddie would tell a joke during his movies was humorous.
     
  10. jazzabel

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    I love 'Trading Places' and 'Coming to America', 'Beverly Hills Cop' and all his early stand ups (never watched 'Saturday Night Live') and I didn't mind 'The Nutty Professor' but everything since then is meh.
     
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    Eddie Murphy is an amazing comedian especially when he was younger. His stand-up shows, Delirious and Raw, are amazing and some of the funniest I have ever seen. His early movies in the 80s (Trading Places, Beverly Hills Cop, Coming to America) are classics. Then he had a couple weak movies (Beverly Hills Cop 3, Vampire in Brooklyn) and then he went to family movies. I think he has some funny moments in the family movies, but I think he is more natural in an adult setting where he doesn't have to limit his language and content.
     

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