Why Famous: Rose to fame and received Golden Globe Award nominations for his performances in "48 Hrs.", "Beverly Hills Cops", "Trading Places", and "The Nutty Professor". Won the Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in "Dreamgirls". Also was a regular cast member on Saturday Night Live from 1980-1984.
- 1993-03-18 Eddie Murphy marries Nicole Mitchell in NYC
- 1984-12-01 "Beverly Hills Cop" directed by Martin Brest and starring Eddie Murphy and Judge Reinhold premieres in Los Angeles
- 1996-06-28 "Nutty Professor" starring Eddie Murphy opens in theaters in the USA
- 1997-05-02 Police arrest transsexual prostitute Atisone Seiuli with Eddie Murphy
- 2001-05-18 DreamWorks Pictures "Shrek", starring Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, and Cameron Diaz in voice-over roles, debuts
- 2004-05-15 "Shrek 2" directed Andrew Adamson and Kelly Asbury, with voices by Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy and Cameron Diaz premieres at the Cannes Film Festival
- 2007-05-06 "Shrek the Third" directed by Chris Miller and Raman Hui with voices by Mike Myers, Cameron Diaz and Eddie Murphy premieres in Westwood Ca.
- 2010-04-21 "Shrek Forever After" directed by Mike Mitchell with voices by Mike Myers, Cameron Diaz and Eddie Murphy premieres at the Tribeca Film Festival