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Dreamgirls (2006)

Eddie Murphy as "James `Thunder' Early"

Deena (Beyoncé Knowles),Effie (Jennifer Hudson) and Lorrell (Anika Noni Rose) form a music trio called the Dreamettes. When ambitious manager Curtis Taylor Jr. (Jamie Foxx) spots the act at a talent show, he offers the chance of a lifetime, to be backup singers for a national star (Eddie Murphy). Taylor takes creative control of the group and eventually pushes the singers into the spotlight. However, one becomes the star, forcing another out, which teaches them about the high cost of fame.

Academy Award (2006) Nominated Best Supporting Actor
Golden Globe (2006) Won Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2006) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2006) Won Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role

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Eddie Murphy to Reprise Axel Foley Role in New 'Beverly Hills Cop' Movie

Posted by
Drew Taylor on Jul 29th 2013, 7:35AM

Jul 29th 2013, 7:35AM

'Trading Places' Cast: Where Are They Now?

Posted by
Sharon Knolle on Jun 7th 2013, 5:46AM

Jun 7th 2013, 5:46AM

Eddie Murphy Giveaway: Win Blu-rays Of 'Beverly Hills Cop,' 'Coming to America' And More

Posted by
Eric Larnick on Jun 26th 2012, 9:02AM

Jun 26th 2012, 9:02AM

How The Nutty Professor Explains Eddie Murphy's Entire Film Career

Posted by
Scott Mendelson on Mar 15th 2012, 1:37PM

Mar 15th 2012, 1:37PM

Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast: John Carter

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Dan Persons on Mar 13th 2012, 11:02AM

Mar 13th 2012, 11:02AM

Weekend Box Office: John Carter Bombs in America But Is Saved Overseas... Somewhat

Posted by
Scott Mendelson on Mar 12th 2012, 1:45PM

Mar 12th 2012, 1:45PM

Lost Junket Interviews: Eddie Murphy Promotes 'Imagine That' (VIDEO)

Posted by
Mike Ryan on Mar 9th 2012, 1:20PM

Mar 9th 2012, 1:20PM

A Thousand Words: 25 Questions

Posted by
Mike Ryan on Mar 9th 2012, 12:20PM

Mar 9th 2012, 12:20PM

'A Thousand Words': Eddie Murphy Gives Kenneth The Page His Coffee Order (VIDEO)

Posted by
Christopher Rosen on Mar 9th 2012, 10:15AM

Mar 9th 2012, 10:15AM

'A Thousand Words': Eddie Murphy's Latest Comeback Attempt

Posted by
Christopher Rosen on Mar 8th 2012, 3:15AM

Mar 8th 2012, 3:15AM

Eddie Murphy: Oscars Would Have Been 'A Little Quicker With Me Driving'

Posted by
Jessie Heyman on Mar 1st 2012, 3:04AM

Mar 1st 2012, 3:04AM

What If Eddie Murphy Were Still Hosting The Oscars?

Posted by
Mike Ryan on Feb 21st 2012, 11:02AM

Feb 21st 2012, 11:02AM

'Coming to America' McDowell's Yelp Page: Fictional Fast Food Restaurant Gets Reviewed

Posted by
Jessie Heyman on Dec 29th 2011, 4:50AM

Dec 29th 2011, 4:50AM

Eddie Murphy, 'Saturday Night Live' Host? Paramount Hopes So

Posted by
Christopher Rosen on Nov 16th 2011, 3:10AM

Nov 16th 2011, 3:10AM

Eddie Murphy Oscar Replacements: 10 Names the Academy Awards Should Consider

Posted by
Christopher Rosen on Nov 9th 2011, 11:30AM

Nov 9th 2011, 11:30AM

Robin Williams: Won't Host Oscars, Billy Crystal 'May' Be Interested

Posted by
Mike Ryan on Nov 9th 2011, 10:10AM

Nov 9th 2011, 10:10AM

Report: Brian Grazer May Become Oscars Producer

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Christopher Rosen on Nov 9th 2011, 9:50AM

Nov 9th 2011, 9:50AM

Should the Academy Fire Brett Ratner as Producer of the Oscars?

Posted by
Mike Ryan on Nov 7th 2011, 10:40AM

Nov 7th 2011, 10:40AM

Gabourey Sidibe on Flirting with Eddie Murphy and Doing Whatever She Wants

Posted by
Christopher Rosen on Nov 4th 2011, 2:30PM

Nov 4th 2011, 2:30PM

Ben Stiller and Eddie Murphy: The High School Years

Posted by
Moviefone Staff on Nov 4th 2011, 10:00AM

Nov 4th 2011, 10:00AM

Yep, Eddie Murphy Still Hates 'Saturday Night Live'

Posted by
Mike Ryan on Nov 4th 2011, 8:30AM

Nov 4th 2011, 8:30AM

Is 'Tower Heist' the Sarlacc Pit of Plot Inconsistencies? (And 24 Other Urgent Questions)

Posted by
Mike Ryan on Nov 3rd 2011, 1:20PM

Nov 3rd 2011, 1:20PM

From Abbott and Costello to Tina Fey and Amy Poehler: 13 Great Movie Odd Couples

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Christopher Rosen on Nov 3rd 2011, 9:20AM

Nov 3rd 2011, 9:20AM

Is Eddie Murphy -- You Know, the Funny Eddie Murphy -- Back?

Posted by
Mike Ryan on Nov 2nd 2011, 5:10AM

Nov 2nd 2011, 5:10AM

Read Then-24-Year-Old Brett Ratner's Fairly Astute Review of 'The Paper'

Posted by
Christopher Rosen on Oct 28th 2011, 9:10AM

Oct 28th 2011, 9:10AM

Morning Grind: There Might Be Another 'Dumb & Dumber' With Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels

Posted by
Christopher Rosen on Oct 27th 2011, 4:00AM

Oct 27th 2011, 4:00AM

Eddie Murphy on Hosting the Oscars: 'I'm Going to be Horrendous'

Posted by
Sharon Knolle on Oct 24th 2011, 12:50PM

Oct 24th 2011, 12:50PM

A Brief History of Eddie Murphy Hating 'SNL'

Posted by
Mike Ryan on Oct 5th 2011, 2:10PM

Oct 5th 2011, 2:10PM

Steve Martin Writes Open Letter to Eddie Murphy

Posted by
Moviefone Staff on Sep 20th 2011, 11:50AM

Sep 20th 2011, 11:50AM

Eddie Murphy's Oscar Duties Already Paying Dividends for 'A Thousand Words'

Posted by
Christopher Rosen on Sep 16th 2011, 1:50PM

Sep 16th 2011, 1:50PM

Today on indieWIRE: Stock Market, Oscar Buzz, Telluride and More!

Posted by
The Editors at IndieWire on Sep 6th 2011, 5:00PM

Sep 6th 2011, 5:00PM

4 Reasons Why Eddie Murphy May Be Perfect for the Oscars

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Christopher Rosen on Sep 6th 2011, 12:45PM

Sep 6th 2011, 12:45PM

Eddie Murphy to Host the Oscars?

Posted by
Sharon Knolle on Sep 3rd 2011, 8:00PM

Sep 3rd 2011, 8:00PM

Eddie Murphy to Voice 'Hong Kong Phooey'

Posted by
Sharon Knolle on Aug 10th 2011, 3:45PM

Aug 10th 2011, 3:45PM

Will a Romcom Ruin Natalie Portman's 'Black Swan' Oscar Chances?

Posted by
Monika Bartyzel on Dec 15th 2010, 12:00PM

Dec 15th 2010, 12:00PM

'Beverly Hills Cop 4' Not Coming Anytime Soon, Says Brett Ratner

Posted by
Monika Bartyzel on Nov 17th 2010, 6:35AM

Nov 17th 2010, 6:35AM

Eddie Murphy Joins Brett Ratner's 'Tower Heist' with Ben Stiller

Posted by
Alison Nastasi on Oct 13th 2010, 2:35PM

Oct 13th 2010, 2:35PM

Review: Shrek Forever After

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Cinematical staff on May 21st 2010, 8:48AM

May 21st 2010, 8:48AM

'Shrek Forever After' Movie Reviews

Posted by
Adam Keleman on May 20th 2010, 2:00PM

May 20th 2010, 2:00PM

Eddie Murphy Says 'Nutty Professor 3' Might Happen

Posted by
Audrey Fine on May 18th 2010, 6:15AM

May 18th 2010, 6:15AM

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