Eddie Murphy sparks Oscar buzz with Netflix biopic Dolemite is My Title

The biopic, which follows the story of Seventies comedy icon Rudy Ray Moore and his larger-than-life pimp character Dolemite, dropped on the streaming service on Friday night time to on the spot reward on social media.

The evaluations — from each followers and critics — have already sparked Oscar buzz for the 58-year-old actor and former SNL solid member, calling it a long-awaited comeback for the A-lister.





“Dolemite Is My Title is AN AMAZING MOVIE. Eddie Murphy glues your eyes to the display screen. And Wesley Snipes was hysterical. So so so good. Oscars please!,” one fan tweeted.

In the meantime, it has scored 97 per cent on Rotten Tomatoes, with the New York Put up describing it as “deliriously humorous” and a “blast from begin to end” in its glowing four-star overview.

The movie follows the profession beginnings of Rudy Ray Moore, a struggling musician and comedian-turned cult determine and ‘Godfather of Rap’.

Moore adopted the persona of a pimp named Dolemite in his early comedy act, releasing a report by the fictional character referred to as Eat Out Extra Typically in 1970, earlier than co-writing 1975 American blaxploitation crime movie Dolemite.

Written by Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski (The Individuals v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story) and directed by Craig Brewer (Hustle & Circulate and TV’s Empire) Dolemite is My Title additionally stars Keegan-Michael Key, Mike Epps and Wesley Snipes, with cameos by Chris Rock and Snoop Dogg — who cites Moore as an inspiration.

If he does rating an Oscar nod it might be Murphy’s second nomination, 13 years after he was up for supporting actor for Dreamgirls.

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