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Eddie Murphy Quotes & Sayings
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Last updated Feb 2023
Eddie Murphy Topics
I keep telling people I'll make movies until I'm fifty and then I'll go and do something else. I'm going to be a professional gentleman of leisure.
I started out as an impressionist and that's all about observing, how people move, their voice quality, their attitudes and quirks.
Every bad decision I've made has been based on money. I grew up in the projects and you don't turn down money there. You take it, because you never know when it`s all going to end. I made Cop III because they offered me $15 million. That $15 million was worth having Roger Ebert's thumb up my ass.
If you're involved in with something that's original, you know, you'll always go back and try to rehash it.
The advice I would give to someone is to not take anyone's advice.
Being single has changed drastically with my age. A lot of things are different. Especially being single now. Because when I used to go out in the old days I was the cool dude in the club with the glasses on in the corner. You can't do that when you're 49. You got your glasses on in the corner and you look creepy. A lot has changed.
In reality, all men are sculptors, constantly chipping away the unwanted parts of their lives trying to create a masterpiece.
Self Made quotes
I wish people would stop making fun of fat people....... they have enough shit on their plates..
You know, making a movie is a collaborative effort and sometimes all the ingredients don't work out. I know that every now and again I am going to make a movie that won't work.
The thing about kids is that they express emotion. They don't hold back. If they want to cry, they cry, and if they are in a good mood, they're in a good mood.
The economy in Ireland has been rampaging ahead for the last 15 years. Barring an international, political or natural catastrophe, things can only get better for the Irish.
In the original script, my character was a basketball player rather than a boxer. I didn't think I could pull that off. I'm a little short to be a basketball player!
In a movie like this, the relationship between the two guys is crucial. It sinks or swims on how these two guys are together. I think we did a good job.
If I don't die in a plane crash or something, this country has a rare opportunity to watch a great talent grow.
I've made 30 movies and for the most part my movies work. In a business where success is an exception and not the rule, I've mostly been successful.
I've always had confidence. It came because I have lots of initiative. I wanted to make something of myself.
I'm relaxed about my career. I've been making movies for over 20 years, so I've earned at least the right to relax.
I'm 42 and the age of a guy who has kids, so I guess I'm playing right where I'm supposed to be. I'm comfortable with that, but in the same breath I'd do something edgy. If someone came to me and offered me an edgy and funny story, then I'd do it.
I'd like to produce, direct, write, score, and star in a film in exactly the way Chaplin did. I'll do that before I'm thirty.
I don't think more concentration is required for Robert De Niro to do what he does as for Jim Carrey to do what he does.
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