“48 HRS.” (1982): From the moment he’s first seen in a jail cell — crooning The Police’s “Roxanne” at the top of his lungs, as a convict sprung by a weary cop (Nick Nolte) to help find a fugitive — it’s clear Murphy is making a huge leap from “Saturday Night Live” to the big screen.”Trading Places” (1983): Terrific writing, casting and directing (by John Landis) aid Murphy and fellow “SNL …

Eddie Murphy : ‘Shrek,’ ‘Boomerang,’ ‘Coming to America’ and 7 other of his best movies

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