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Eddie Murphy on His Legacy, the Oscars and 'Saturday Night Live'

'I’m the first black actor to take charge in a white world onscreen. That’s why I became as popular as I became.'
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Eddie Murphy
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On His Legacy

"My significance in film – and again I'm not going to be delusional – was that I'm the first black actor to take charge in a white world onscreen. That’s why I became as popular as I became."

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