The Best Eddie Murphy Characters

Voting Rules
Vote for your favorite Eddie Murphy character or performance, which doesn't have to be his best movie.

List of Eddie Murphy characters, ordered from best to worst along with movie trailers when available. These characters are in order of how many times they've been upvoted, so only the most amazing roles played by Eddie Murphy are at the top of the list. The performances below include both film and television appearances, making it the most accurate ranking of Eddie Murphy's roles. Items include everything from Axel Foley to Donkey.

If you think the best Eddie Murphy performance isn't as high as it should be, then vote it up so that it has a chance to make it to the top. You can also make your own version of this greatest Eddie Murphy roles list by re-ranking it and putting it in your own order.

If you're wondering, "Who is the best Eddie Murphy character?" or "What are the top Eddie Murphy performances of all time?" then this list will answer your questions.
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  • Donkey
    100 votes
    Shrek the Halls, Shrek the Third, Shrek
  • Axel Foley
    70 votes
    Beverly Hills Cop, Beverly Hills Cop II, Beverly Hills Cop III
  • Prince Akeem
    64 votes
    Coming to America
  • Billy Ray Valentine
    46 votes

    Billy Ray Valentine

    Trading Places
  • Mushu
    66 votes
    Mulan II, Mulan
  • Sherman Klump
    54 votes
    The Nutty Professor, Nutty Professor II: The Klumps