Happy 59th Birthday to a true king of comedy and a comedic legend, Eddie Murphy!
Murphy began doing stand-up comedy in New York City as a teenager and was only 19 years old when he joined the cast of Saturday Night Live in 1980, bringing urban sass, pop-culture insight and wicked wit to characters like Gumby, Mister Robinson and Buckwheat, while in the process reviving the flagging comedy franchise. Two years later he co-starred in 48 Hrs., in which he walked into a white country-western bar, took the measure of its patrons and walked out a movie star.
After his 1983 stand-up special, Delirious, Murphy became as ubiquitous as superstar peers Michael Jackson, Prince and Madonna, making blockbuster movies (Beverly Hills Cop, Coming to America, The Nutty Professor) and more.
Whats your favorite movie? Below check out his top movies of all time!