BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 05: Eddie Murphy arrives at the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards attends the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 05, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
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Eddie Murphy is one of Hollywood’s most iconic actors and comedians, but he’s participated in his fair share of bad movies, which got him nominated for nine Razzie Awards. Razzies are given to actors who starred in the worst movies of the year, and although he’s moved on from that phase of his career, he still regrets passing up certain projects.
Murphy was asked to participate in Disney’s "Who Framed Roger Rabbit,” but he turned down the role that eventually went to Bob Hoskins because he didn’t think the movie would succeed. When he first read the script, he said, "What, animation and people? That sounds like bull**** to me!" but now he “[feels] like an idiot” for passing on such a great opportunity.
Murphy was also asked to play Winston in “Ghostbusters,” but he opted to star in “Beverly Hills Cop” instead. He later missed out on “Rush Hour” to star in “Holy Man” and said it’s “funny” that he decided to “go to Miami and wear a robe for three months” when he could’ve been “[jumping] all over California with Jackie Chan.”