The comedy legend Eddie Murphy turns 59 today, take a look at five os his most memorable 1980’s movies

The actor who was a cast member of Saturday Night Live during the early 1980’s has appeared in some of the most memorable comedy movies of that decade

The comedy legend Eddie Murphy turns 59 today, take a look at five os his most memorable 1980’s movies



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One of the most popular comedy actors of all time, Eddie Murphy was born in Brooklyn, New York City on April 3, 1961. Murphy begun his career as a stand-up comedian and from 1980 to 1984 was part of the Saturday Night Live cast. It was during the 1980’s that he sky rocketed to worldwide popularity by appearing in some of the decade’s most memorable comedy-action films, including 48 Hrs, Beverly Hills Cop and Coming to America. Throughout his career, Murphy has received several Golden Globe Awards nominations, despite the fact that the golden days of his career are now behind, Murphy’s films still attract crowds to movie theaters, soon, he will be reprising once again two of his most famous roles, as Axel Foley in a new sequel of Beverly Hills Cop and as Prince Akeem Joffer in the much expected sequel of Coming to America. Meanwhile, here’s five of Eddie Murphy’s most memorable 1980’s movies



5 – The Golden Child, 1986

A private detective specializing in missing children is charged with the task of finding a special child whom dark forces want to eliminate.



4 – Trading Places, 1983

A snobbish investor and a wily street con artist find their positions reversed as part of a bet by two callous millionaires.

3 -48 Hrs., 1982

A hard-nosed cop reluctantly teams up with a wise-cracking criminal temporarily paroled to him, in order to track down a killer.

2 – Beverly Hills Cop, 1984

A freewheeling Detroit cop pursuing a murder investigation finds himself dealing with the very different culture of Beverly Hills.



1 – Coming to America, 1988

An extremely pampered African Prince travels to Queens, New York, and goes undercover to find a wife that he can respect for her intelligence and will.



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