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The 100 Greatest Movie Characters | Empire | 78. Axel Foley

[In falsetto] "Getthefuckouttahere!" Axel Foley

Played By: Eddie Murphy
Film: Beverly Hills Cop

Why He's On The List: Next time you're bitching about 'Hollywood development hell', remember what could have become of Beverly Hills Cop if Simpson/Bruckheimer had not decided to re-invent it for meteoric SNL star Murphy, instead of as a Stallone vehicle as originally conceived. Murphy's fast-talking, quick-on-his-feet Foley is pure gold, and came as a welcome relief to the traditional action fare of the day.

Finest Hour: Talking his way into an exclusive restaurant by claiming to have a message for the film's bad guy (Steven Berkoff) concerning 'Herpes simplex 10'.

The 100 Greatest Movie Characters | Empire | 78. Axel Foley
Eddie Murphy as Axel Foley

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