Edward Regan "Eddie" Murphy (born April 3, 1961) is an American standup comedian, actor, writer, singer, director, and musician.
Box-office takes from Murphy's films make him the second-highest
grossing actor in the United States.He was a regular cast member
on Saturday Night Live from 1980 to 1984 and has worked as a stand-up
comedian. He was ranked no. 10 on Comedy Central's list of the 100
Greatest Stand-ups of All Time.
Axel Foley is a fictional character, portrayed by Eddie Murphy, and is the main
protagonist of the Beverly Hills Cop film series. He is ranked No. 78 on Empire
magazine's list of The 100 Greatest Movie Characters of All Time. Sylvester
Stallone was originally intended to be Axel Foley. Foley is delighted when he
receives a surprise visit from his best friend Mikey Tandino, who lives in
California. Unfortunately, Mikey is soon killed when Axel was bumped in the
head, by a man named Zack. Foley goes to Beverly Hills, California, to find
Mikey's assailant (since Mikey told Foley he had a job at an art gallery in
Beverly Hills) where Beverly Hills Police Department Lieutenant Andrew Bogomil
assigns Detective Billy Rosewood and Rosewood's partner, Sergeant John
Taggart, to keep an eye on Foley. Foley visits his childhood friend Jenny
Summers, who works at the art gallery. With Jenny's help, Foley discovers that
Zack works for Jenny's boss, Victor Maitland, the man who owns the gallery.
Maitland is a drug kingpin who is using the gallery as a front, and Maitland
ordered Zack to kill Mikey after Maitland accused Mikey of stealing some of
Maitland's bonds. Billy, Taggart, and Foley head to Maitland's mansion to
apprehend Maitland. Foley and Bogomil simultaneously shoot and kill Maitland.