Eddie Murphy's Greatest Characters

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  • Thurgood Stubbs
  • Jefferon "Jiff" Ramsey
  • Donkey
  • James "Thunder" Early
  • Rasputia Latimore-Rice
  • Gumby
  • Buckwheat
  • Mr. Robinson
  • Reggie Hammond
  • Billy Ray Valentine
  • Axel Foley
  • Prince Akeem Joffer
  • Clarence The Barber
  • Randy Watson
  • Vernest "Quick" Brown
  • Marcus Graham
  • Professor Klump
  • The Klumps

James "Thunder" Early

Eddie Murphy recieved a Golden Globe Award and an Oscar nomination for his role as James "Thunder" Early in the musical Dreamgirls. His character was based on soul legends Marvin Gaye and James Brown.

(Photo: Paramount Pictures)

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