Eddie Murphy's most iconic comedy: 'Coming to America' or 'The Nutty Professor'?
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Eddie Murphy's most iconic comedy: 'Coming to America' or 'The Nutty Professor'?

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Eddie Murphy is now 57 years old, and the best way to celebrate the birthday of a comedy legend is to debate his most iconic comedy movie. Murphy took on so many genius characters with "Coming to America" and "The Nutty Professor," that it's hard to underrate Murphy's comedic contributions. Also, "Coming to America" and "The Nutty Professor" are arguably Murphy's best laugh-out-loud comedies. Which film is his most iconic?🎥

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Here's the synopsis of "Coming to America," per IMDB:

An extremely pampered African prince travels to Queens, New York City, and goes undercover to find a wife whom he can respect for her intelligence and will.

Eddie Murphy played three main characters (Prince Akeem, Clarence, and Saul) in "Coming to America." Murphy also played Randy Watson, a soul singer in the band Sexual Chocolate. That's a lot of work for one actor.

Watch this legendary clip of the prince going for a haircut in a black barbershop, and getting wrapped up in barbershop talk.

Here's the synopsis of "The Nutty Professor," per IMDB:

Grossly overweight yet good-hearted professor Sherman Klump takes a special chemical that turns him into the slim but obnoxious Buddy Love.

Murphy played Buddy Love, Sherman Klump, Papa Klump, Mama Klump, Grandma Klump, Ernie Klump and Lance Perkins in "The Nutty Professor." There's barely a scene in the movie where he's not playing two or more characters on the screen at once.

Watch this iconic clip of Sherman's date, Carla Purty, meeting his family for the first time.

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