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  • Eddie Murphy To Retire From Movies

    http://www.themovieblog.com/2008/07/...re-from-movies
    We have word today that Eddie may have done his last film, and plans to retire from film. We get the skinny from our friends at slashfilm: Delirious and Raw
    :yea:

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    Finally.

    When's the last time Eddie actually made a good "Eddie Murphy" movie???

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    • #3
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      sure. that's what he says. But, let someone write another Nutty Professor script....and he'll be back.



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        Originally posted by Stitchy View Post
        sure. that's what he says. But, let someone write another Nutty Professor script....and he'll be back.
        That individual is currently being held at Gitmo.

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          Maybe he should have stopped before Meet Dave, Norbit, etc. - Dave looks so stupid and I couldn't bring myself to even rent Norbit!
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            Re: Eddie Murphy To Retire From Movies

            Originally posted by sir clinksalot View Post
            Finally.

            When's the last time Eddie actually made a good "Eddie Murphy" movie???
            I want to say "Boomerang" but even that one kind of sucked.

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              Re: Eddie Murphy To Retire From Movies

              Why even make this announcement? Just do standup!


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              • #8
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                Didn't Eddie Murphy retire from making movies several years ago? Maybe it's because I only go see movies that don't suck, but I haven't seen Eddie Murphy in a movie for a long long time.
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                • #9
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                  Thank Goodness because all his recent movies have been BOMBS!!!
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                  • #10
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                    So who will replace Eddie Murphy in Shrek Goes Fourth? At least Disney didn't want Eddie Murphy to return in The Haunted Mansion 2. One of his last best films was Doctor Dolittle back in 1998.
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                      Re: Eddie Murphy To Retire From Movies

                      Originally posted by MickeyMousePal View Post
                      So who will replace Eddie Murphy in Shrek Goes Fourth? At least Disney didn't want Eddie Murphy to return in The Haunted Mansion 2. One of his last best films was Doctor Dolittle back in 1998.
                      I don't think Shrek counts since it's just his voice. Voiceover work for movies such as Shrek generally last about 2 or 3 days, and when the top 3 stars in the Shrek movies (Myers, Murphy, Diaz) are getting paid $10-$20 million per movie, for such minimal work I don't think he's going to stop doing them.

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                      • #12
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                        It amazes me how this man can be in a critically acclaimed movie like Dream Girls and be nominated for an Academy Award, and then go right back to doing things like Norbit and Meet Dave.

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                          Murphy is just another once edgy comic who went mainstream in movies and jumped the shark when he started making more accessible "family-friendly" films (see: Robin Williams, Chevy Chase, Steve Martin). I don't think Murphy will give up movies forever--there's just too much money to be made--but bravo for wanting to go back to what made him famous in the first place.
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                          • #14
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                            I imagine he will change his tune when the child support bills come in. Too bad the most famous thing he's been in recently was Scary Spice.

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                            • #15
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                              godspeed eddie murphy. we hope one day you would make another haunted mansion 2 sequel.

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