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Eddie Murphy Birthday: Actor Turns 51 (PHOTOS)

Posted: 04/ 3/2012 12:46 pm Updated: 04/ 3/2012 12:46 pm

Eddie Murphy Birthday

Eddie Murphy, actor and side-splitting comedian turns 51 today.

The "Coming To America" star has stolen hearts nationwide whether it's been during an on-stage show or an on-screen performance.

Although his latest film "A Thousand Words" wasn't very popular among movie-goers, rumor has it the "Shrek" star will be teaming up with Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito in the sequel to the 1988 hit comedy "Twins." Murphy is said to be starring as the twosomes third brother, a storyline and cast that is sure to leave audiences laughing.

As we wish Eddie another fabulous year of life, take a look back at the comedian through the years.

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  • "Tower Heist" World Premiere

    Eddie Murphy attends the world premiere of 'Tower Heist' at the Ziegfeld Theatre in New York City.

  • The First Annual Comedy Awards

    Eddie Murphy speaks onstage at the First Annual Comedy Awards at Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City.

  • Dark & Lovely

    Eddie Murphy attends the Dark and Lovely annoucement of Bria Murphy as the new global brand ambassador.

  • "A Cinematic Celebration of Jerry Bruckheimer"

    Actor Eddie Murphy speaks before the screening of 'Beverly Hills Cop' during AFI & Walt Disney Pictures' 'A Cinematic Celebration of Jerry Bruckheimer'

  • Catching A Ball Game

    Eddie Murphy and producer Jeffrey Katzenberg pose during a Western Conference Quarterfinals of the 2010 NBA Playoffs between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Oklahoma City Thunder.

  • Premiere: "Shrek Forever After"

    Eddie Murphy attends the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival opening night premiere of 'Shrek Forever After' at the Ziegfeld Theatre.

  • Glover and Murphy

    Actors Danny Glover and Eddie Murphy arrive at Sony Pictures Releasing's 'Death At A Funeral' premiere.

  • An Eddy Murphy Wax Figure

    An Eddy Murphy wax figure is seen at Madame Tussauds in Hollywood, California.

  • Premiere: "Imagine That"

    Actors Eddie Murphy and Yara Shahidi pose at the premiere of Paramount Pictures & Nickelodeon's 'Imagine That' at Paramount Studios.

  • Awarding Jerry Lewis

    Actor Jerry Lewis receives an honorary trophy from Eddie Murphy at the 81st Academy Awards.

  • Twentieth Century Fox "Meet Dave"

    Overview of the 'Meet Dave' 15-Foot replica of Eddie Murphy's Head at Military Island in Times Square

  • Watching the Champions

    Eddie Murphy sits with Sylvester Stallone and Steven Spieberg at Game 3 of the 2008 NBA Finals between the Boston Celtics and the Los Angeles Lakers.

  • Nickelodeon's 2008 Kids' Choice Awards

    Eddie Murphy accepts the Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie award during Nickelodeon's 2008 Kids' Choice Awards held at UCLA's Pauley Pavilion.

  • Premiere of Lionsgate's "Good Luck Chuck"

    Producer Tracey Edmonds poses with actor Eddie Murphy at the afterparty for the premiere of Lionsgate's 'Good Luck Chuck' at the Napa Valley Grille.

  • Premiere of The Weinstein Co.'s "Who's Your Caddy"

    Eddie Murphy arrives at the premiere of The Weinstein Co.'s 'Who's Your Caddy' at the Arclight Theater in Los Angeles.

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