Actor/comedian Eddie Murphy, who rose to fame on “Saturday Night Live” and became a big-screen star thanks to hits such as “Beverly Hills Cop” and “Trading Places,” will receive a career achievement honor at the Hollywood Film Awards, organizers announced Monday.
Murphy, 53, will be honored during the 20th annual event, which will be held Nov. 6 at the Beverly Hilton, with James Corden as host.
“Eddie Murphy has had a spectacular career as a comedian, actor, writer, producer and director, spanning more than 35 years,” said Allen Shapiro, CEO of dick clark productions. “We look forward to honoring his extraordinary body of work.”
Murphy received an Oscar nomination for his supporting role in the film “Dreamgirls.” He won Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild awards for his work in the film.
His other film credits include “48 Hrs.,” “Coming to America,” “The Nutty Professor,” “Norbit” and “Bowfinger.”
Murphy also lent his voice to Donkey in the wildly successful “Shrek” film franchise.
—City News Service
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