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Eddie was born under the official name Murphy, Edward Regan on April 3rd, 1961. Known to his close friends as Ed, he has been a credited actor since the 1984 film Best Defense.
Eddie Murphy is among a small handful of elite super star actors with global appeal. He has starred in forty-four films including the 2012 comedy film A Thousand Words as the character Jack McCall, the 2009 comedy movie Imagine That playing Evan Danielson and the 2008 adventure release Meet Dave cast as Captain.
Eddie has made such a successful career in supporting roles, that it actually surpasses most leading actor's careers. He has appeared in twelve films including: the 2011 action film Tower Heist as the character Slide, the 2010 adventure movie Shrek Forever After playing Donkey and the 2007 adventure release Shrek the Third cast as Donkey.
Eddie Murphy has earned salaries up to $20,000,000 for his acting and also participates in back end. His most commercially successful project to date has been the 2004 adventure film Shrek 2, which brought in $436,000,000 at the box office.
Beyond acting, Eddie Murphy was the director of the 1989 movie comedy Harlem Nights. In 1989 Eddie Murphy produced his first movie, the comedy film Harlem Nights. Since then he went on to produce seven movies including: Vampire in Brooklyn (1995) and Life (1999) among others .
Eddie is a cultural icon, having been featured on the cover of at least nine magazines, captured in more than eight pictorials, interviewed in over four publications and featured in fifteen magazine articles. He has been the subject of at least four books.
As an actor Eddie Murphy has been recognized by the Academy of Motion Pictures Art and Sciences on one occasion. He was nominated for the Oscar for Best Actor In A Supporting Role for his role as James 'Thunder' Early in the 2006 movie Dreamgirls.