John Landis Remembers Eddie Murphy As a Jerk

EddieMurphyOscars120.jpg"When I made Trading Places, Eddie was 19 or 20 and bouncing off the wall with talent and was a very happy guy," John Landis recalled recently about this year's Academy Award host drop-out. "When I made Coming to America, it was a few years later, Eddie had become an international star and was not as happy. It was awkward on that film because he was kind of a jerk, and we had a real falling out. But still we worked together very well." [NYT]


  • The WInchester says:

    Notice how he leaves off Beverly Hills Cop 3 entirely, which means that even its' makers have chosen to forget about it, as much of the audience did too.

  • Dimo says:

    Eddie should have been grateful that Landis didn't add a helicopter scene just for spite.

  • The WInchester says:

    Too soon...

  • Dimo says:

    I knew you were going to say that!

  • j'accuse! says:

    I'm not firing on all cylinders today, so, be content w/ this meager, "Zing!"

  • Hiro the Eighth Samurai (and 14th Assassin) says:

    I'm glad someone mentioned it.
    Eddie Murphy may very well be a pompous jerk (unfortunately, Hollywood is full of them), but at least he didn't kill anyone on set due to his own negligence.
    For that, Landis is more of a jerk. He should ask himself why there's a rift between him and Spielberg.
    Landis was told he was running a dangerous set, but he didn't care.

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