Life in Film: Eddie Murphy

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48 Hrs. (1982)

In his big screen debut, Murphy plays a convict who is teamed up with a cop (Nick Nolte) in order to track down a cop killer within--you guessed it--forty-eight hours. The film was a massive hit, earning Murphy a Golden Globe nomination and spawning the genre of "buddy cop" movies.

(Photo: Paramount Pictures)

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