Turning Point: When Actors Became Superstars

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  • Samuel L. Jackson
  • Jada Pinkett Smith
  • Will Smith
  • Eddie Murphy
  • Nia Long
  • Michael B. Jordan
  • Halle Berry
  • Kevin Hart
  • Sanaa Lathan
  • Jaden Smith
  • Jennifer Hudson
  • Oprah Winfrey
  • Rosie Perez
  • Denzel Washington
  • Octavia Spencer
  • Queen Latifah

Eddie Murphy, Beverly Hills Cop (1984)

With Raw, Murphy turned being a comedian into rock star status. The heat couldn't have been hotter around the bad boy comic by the time this film came out. And boy did he deliver. Beverly Hills Cop launched a box office streak second only to Will Smith's.

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