Does anyone say "No" to Eddie Murphy anymore?

@beeeckie (803)
United States
June 27, 2008 2:10pm CST
The man was a brilliant stand-up comedian. He got an Oscar nomination for Dreamgirls. But he insists on churning out these dime-a-dozen so-called "family comedies" like Norbit, Pluto Nash, and now Meet Dave? (Plus many other craptastic titles!) Why do movie stars do this? Yes, paycheck is an obvious reason, but truly, when they have so much money in the bank, why participate in such obviously steaming turds masquerading as movies?
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@golfproo (1841)
• Canada
27 Jun 08
Hi There, I think you are right that a pay cheque is the main reason. Yes they have a lot of money, but they also have expensive spending habits. In order to afford and support that lifestyle they will need a lot of money. In order to get that money they (in this case Eddie Murphy) have to take lesser roles. That is my theory anyways. :) cheers,
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@beeeckie (803)
• United States
27 Jun 08
I would like to think that if I become recognized for my creativity I wouldn't comprimise my artistic integrity for a lavish life. oy.
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@arddi2007 (202)
• Albania
27 Jun 08
i would never say such a thing! i love eddie murphy and his movies. he is one of my favorite comedians. he has made millions of movies and i watched most of them. i liked the most "daddy day care", "naughty proffessor" oh, yeah, when we are at naughty proffessor, you know, he did a PERFECT job. he played buddy love, the proffesor, the father, the mother and the grandmother. it was a brilliant movie and brilliant acting!
@beeeckie (803)
• United States
27 Jun 08
I can't tell if you're being sarcastic.
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@calcynic (433)
• United States
27 Jun 08
Eddie Murphy "Raw" is one of the best comedy routines ever...as was Eddie's tenure with SNL. Beverly Hills Cop was amazing. What happened??? The Sequels to BH Cop were AWFUL. Most of his subsequent movies are way below his abilities. It's like he's trying to reinvent himself as a 21st century Bill Cosby...who never made a good movie, but was terrific as a young stand-up comic. Even George Carlin made some mistakes when it came to acting, but he was the first to admit his shortcomings. There's gonna come a time when Eddie's name is not gonna be enough to get him a script, let alone a paying gig. He'd do best to stick with what works...raw, adult humor.