Best Defense was a major financial and critical disappointment.
" The following year, Murphy starred in Trading Places with fellow SNL alumnus Dan Aykroyd.
is an American comedian, actor, writer, singer, and producer.
Murphy was a regular cast member on Saturday Night Live from 1980 to 1984.
In some films, he plays multiple roles in addition to his main character, intended as a tribute to one of his idols Peter Sellers, who played multiple roles in Dr. He has played multiple roles in Coming to America, Wes Craven's Vampire in Brooklyn, the Nutty Professor films (where he played the title role in two incarnations, plus his character's father, brother, mother, and grandmother), Bowfinger, The Adventures of Pluto Nash, Norbit, and Meet Dave. It was supposed to be one of those crimes of passion: 'If I can't have you, no one else will'-kind of deal.
As of 2014, Murphy's films have grossed over .8 billion in the United States and Canada box office and .6 billion worldwide. Someone said to me one day, 'That's why you don't trust women.' Get the fuck outta here. " – Eddie Murphy When Murphy's single mother became ill, the eight-year-old Murphy and his older brother Charlie lived in foster care for one year.