• Eddie  Murphy

    Eddie Murphy

    Born on April 3rd, 1961

    From Brooklyn, New York

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The Nutty Professor Poster

The Nutty Professor

Brilliant and obese scientist Sherman Klump (Eddie Murphy) invents a miraculous weight-loss solution. After a date with chemistry student Carla Purty (Jada Pinkett) goes badly, a depressed Klump tries the solution on himself. Though he instantly loses 250 pounds, the side effects include a second personality: an obnoxiously self-assertive braggart who calls himself Buddy Love. Buddy proves to be more popular than Sherman, but his arrogance and bad behavior quickly spiral out of control.

Golden Globe (1997)
Nominated
Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
Trading Places Poster

Trading Places

Upper-crust executive Louis Winthorpe III (Dan Aykroyd) and down-and-out hustler Billy Ray Valentine (Eddie Murphy) are the subjects of a bet by successful brokers Mortimer (Don Ameche) and Randolph Duke (Ralph Bellamy). An employee of the Dukes, Winthorpe is framed by the brothers for a crime he didn't commit, with the siblings then installing the street-smart Valentine in his position. When Winthorpe and Valentine uncover the scheme, they set out to turn the tables on the Dukes.

Golden Globe (1984)
Nominated
Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
Nominated
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Golden Globe (1983)
Won
New Star of the Year - Actor