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 Movie Choices

"Would the 27-year-old have wondered what I was doing in Dr. Dolittle? No. Or in those Shrek movies? No. But, you know, both the 27-year-old and the 48-year-old was like, 'Why am I in Imagine That?' The movie didn't have a chance at the box office – it's just me and this little girl and a blanket. I don't think I’m gonna be doing a lot of family stuff for a while. I don't have any interest in that right now. There's really no blueprint, but I'm trying to do some edgy stuff."

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