February 8, 2007

Wow.

I say, give him the Oscar.

7 comments:

XWL said...

Give him the Oscar . . .

For Dreamgirls this year, or Norbit next year?

Mark the Pundit said...

This is not the first time Eddie Murphy has put on the fat suit. There were two Nutty Professor movies.

Besides, the Academy did not seem to punish Tom Hanks for Joe vs. the Volcano.

hygate said...

You should warn people about the horrifying image at the end of that link.

Revenant said...

Besides, the Academy did not seem to punish Tom Hanks for Joe vs. the Volcano

Joe vs. the Volcano has a substantial cult following, actually. Its a strange little movie.

It does kind of seem like an Oscar-caliber actor shouldn't be spending his time making fun of fat people. I haven't seen Dreamgirls, though, so maybe Eddie was brilliant in it.

MadisonMan said...

Is the Actor making fun of the fat person, or is the writer?

Excellent make-up artist, by the way.

Revenant said...

Is the Actor making fun of the fat person, or is the writer?

Well, Murphy's the producer and shares the story credit with his brother. So even if "I just chose to take the part, I didn't create it" was a good defense, it wouldn't really help him in this specific case. :)

igbalonigbanlo said...

Such strange times we live in, when fat an erstwhile innocent adjective is an insult and, Heaven forbid one says anything about a fat person. If you don't like being fat stop chowing down!!! The less than 1% that have hormonal issues can disregard the above statement. I'm short and people make all sorts of funny statements (some might consider some of those statements nasty I find them amusing) about short people all the time, I don't care and that's something I can't even do anything about. Gawd!!!!