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What The Heck Ever Happened To Eddie Murphy?

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For a good portion of the 1980s, Eddie Murphy was one of the biggest stars in the world. He was one of the few actors guaranteed to pull in audiences - and hefty box office receipts. But what happened to Eddie Murphy in the years since? In many ways, it feels as if he's disappeared from both moviemaking and public life. Where did Eddie Murphy go?

Well, there's not one specific answer to these questions. A combination of factors, both professional and personal, have influenced where Murphy is today. His movies, once dependable crowd-pleasers, have largely become duds. As he's transitioned from box office star to living legend, he's become more elusive. His private life has revealed some unsavory aspects of who Murphy is when the cameras aren't rolling. All of these conditions have had an impact on the surprising trajectory of a once-thriving career.

Read on to discover some stories, facts, and other things you didn't know about Eddie Murphy.