Eddie Murphy Quotes
After all these years, I've done well and I'm cool. I feel comfortable in my skin, I've saved some paper, everybody's healthy, my kids are beautiful and smart, doing different things, it's all good.
From the very beginning, I always tried to make dialogue flow comfortably; I always did that to make it seem more authentic.
Growing up, I liked all the stuff that everyone else was listening to, like Motown, but the biggest group of all was The Beatles.
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.
I haven't read a newspaper in 20 years. I don't look at the computer or anything. You have to have a filter on what you let in.
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 leave my house all the time! But I'm not at all the Hollywood parties. I'm grown, and where else am I supposed to be? I'm supposed to be home.
I love the Beatles.
I only want to do what I really want to do; otherwise, I'm content to sit here and play my guitar all day.
I started out as a stand-up comedian. And that's what I'm most comfortable doing.
I started out as an impressionist and that's all about observing - how people move, their voice quality, their attitudes and quirks.
I think I have enough of a sense to know what works for me and what doesn't, without going into some big thing and analyzing what I do. I'm in a position that allows me to do what I want to do, and I 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'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'm a comedian who got into movies, so I don't really think of myself as an actor.
I'm in a position that allows me to do what I want to do, and I do it.
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 the artist when I'm doing music that I am when I'm acting. I'm everything.
I've always had confidence. It came because I have lots of initiative. I wanted to make something of myself.
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.
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April 3, 1961
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