We have word today that Eddie may have done his last film, and plans to retire from film. We get the skinny from our friends at slashfilm:
“I have close to 50 movies and it’s like, why am I in the movies?” he said, adding, “I’ve done that part now. I’ll go back to the stage and do standup.”
Murphy, 47, said that while a “Beverly Hills Cop 4″ flick was in the works, he didn’t want to do it, because “the movie wasn’t ready to be done.”
If Murphy returns to stand up, I will be at the front of the welcome wagon, welcoming him back to where he belongs. 50 movies is plenty and I couldn’t agree with Eddy’s decision more. Cheers round the globe proclaim this decision to be wise. Even the animals outside my window seem happier since this news has been released. Delirious
are some of my favorite comedy films, and it’s my sincere hope that Eddy is able to release another of like quality sometime soon. This news excites me very much and I hope that it proves to be true. I would love to see Eddy Murphy live now that I am old enough to get into the clubs and pay tribute to the man that first got me interested in stand up comedy.