9 Milestones in the Evolution of Eddie Murphy

MovieLine: In this weekend’s Tower Heist, Eddie Murphy stars as as a benevolent crook who helps a few Ponzi scheme victims attempt to recover their money. So how did a Brooklyn-area stand-up transform himself into an ’80s comedic superstar, an unexpected dramatic talent and this February, an Academy Award host?

You can always trace a direct line through a few important roles to illustrate what led to an actor’s current success. As such, let’s look at nine pivotal performances that track the evolution of Eddie Murphy.

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Blink_443248d ago

Murphy needs to do another R rated comedy.