Eddie Murphy

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Nominee Profile 2020: Eddie Murphy, “Dolemite Is My Name”

“It’s not a biopic,” Eddie Murphy stressed about Dolemite Is My Name, in which he plays Rudy Ray Moore, an actor-comedian who created the Dolemite character in movies and records in the 1970s. “This movie is not about Rudy Ray Moore’s life, where he was from and where he was born,” added Eddie, whose portrayal of the man nicknamed as “the Godfather of Rap” earned him the Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy nomination for the 77th Golden Globes.