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Comedians As Comic Book Superheroes

Next Movie honors five classic comedians by enshrining them in comic book covers as superheroes, as rendered by the artists at Old Red Jalopy. Besides Steve Martin, see Bill Murray, Tina Fey, Eddie Murphy, and Will Farrell in tights on their own covers. Link -via mental_floss

It’s Showtime!

(YouTube link) You know how sometimes you hear a word over and over and it starts to sound really silly? Yeah, this is one of those times. Who knew so many movies features this one idiom? Apparently Eddie Murphy says it in every film he’s done! The very last word is NSFW. See a list of [...]

Top Quizzes of 2010: Trading Places, Coming to America or Beverly Hills Cop? (#13)

This week we’ll be counting down some of the top mental_floss quizzes of 2010. Enjoy! During his heyday, Eddie Murphy pumped out hit movies at a spectacular rate. Three of his most popular (and funniest) were Trading Places, Coming to America and Beverly Hills Cop. Can you pick which movie each quote comes from? Take the Quiz: [...]

Trading Places, Coming to America, or Beverly Hills Cop?

Three of Eddie Murphy’s funniest movies came out in the mid-80s. In this Lunchtime Quiz at mental_floss, you are challenged to identify twelve quotes. Did they come from Trading Places, Coming to America, or Beverly Hills Cop? Despite (or maybe because of) the fact that I’ve seen all three movies again fairly recently, I only [...]

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Eddie Murphy

Funnyman Eddie Murphy has been on the national stage for nearly 30 years now, so it’s understandable that audiences think they know the comedian and actor inside and out. Here are five things you might not know about the man who brought Axel Foley to life: 1. He Knew What He Wanted to Be When [...]

The Late Movies: Actors Singing Awesomely Bad Songs

Crossing over the mythical line between acting and singing is a difficult proposition. Some have found success (Jamie Foxx). Some have found failure (Steven Seagal). And some are Joey Lawrence. Here are a few clips of actors who should have stayed behind the camera instead of leaping in front of a microphone. Remember Eddie Murphy’s How [...]