Edward Regan Murphy, an American actor, comedian, writer, producer, and singer, was born on April 3, 1961. From 1980 until 1984, he was a regular cast member of the sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live, where he rose to popularity. Murphy has also performed stand-up comedy and was voted No. 10 on Comedy Central’s list of the 100 Greatest Stand-up Comedians of All Time.
Murphy’s latest broad release was Tower Heist in 2011; A Thousand Words in 2012 was never distributed in theatres outside of the United States and currently has a 0% rating.
Tower Heist is a 2011 American heist comedy film directed by Brett Ratner and written by Ted Griffin and Jeff Nathanson. It stars Ben Stiller, Eddie Murphy, Casey Affleck, Alan Alda, Matthew Broderick, Judd Hirsch, Téa Leoni, Michael Pea, and Gaboury Sidibe and is based on a plot by Bill Collage, Adam Cooper, and Griffin.
Employees of an elite apartment complex lose their pensions in a Wall Street billionaire’s Ponzi scheme, so they seek the help of a criminal, a bankrupt businessman, and an immigrant maid to get into his apartment and take their money while dodging the FBI agents in charge of his case. Critics gave the film mixed reviews, with acclaim going to the actors, which included Broderick, Leoni, and Stiller. Universal Pictures premiered the film in theatres on November 4, 2011, in the United States, grossing $152.9 million worldwide on a budget of $75–85 million.