Sunday, October 18, 2015

"THE CHECK MOVIES ARE OVER FOR ME":  Yes, we're now seven years past Eddie Murphy's first pledge to leave the movies and return to standup comedy, but that doesn't stop him from teasing the possibility again in this more-revealing-than-usual-given-that-he-rarely-talks-since-that-incident interview with the WaPo previewing his Mark Twain Prize for American Humor ceremony tonight:
“Even though I’ve had some success in the movies, I’ve never turned into a white man in Hollywood,” he says. “I don’t have any sour grapes, but there’s a difference. If you’re black and you’re in this business, it’s different than if you’re a white guy in this business. And it’s not just me. How many movies has Denzel done with Steven Spielberg? How many movies has Will Smith done with Steven Spielberg or Martin Scorsese? How many movies has Tom Hanks done with Steven Spielberg? How many movies has Leonardo DiCaprio done with Martin Scorsese?”

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