Eddie Murphy in the comedy "Swap places." Actors and the role of the film "Swap places"
What happens if a wealthy, successfula person suddenly becomes a beggar, and a poor man will turn into a millionaire? About something similar once wrote in the novel "The Prince and the Pauper" American writer Mark Twain. Heroes of the book such an exchange has benefited. In 1982, compatriot Twain - Timothy Harris - wrote a script remotely reminiscent of the plot of the famous work. True, the heroes of this story are by no means young, but the people are quite mature. According to Harris's script, director John Landis produced the film "Swap places". Actors on the role of the main characters invited famous. About them and will be discussed in this article.
The plot of the movie
A black vagabond named Billy Ray Valentine -the main character of the comedy "Swap places". The actor who played it is included in the shortlist of the greatest stand-up comic comics compiled by Comedy Central.
One day, Billy accidentally ran into the street withthe head of a large prosperous company, Louis Wintorpe. This meeting would not have ended in any way and would not have affected the destinies of completely different people. However, the owners of the company (Mortimer and Rendolph Duke), which was governed by Louis, on that day, made a bet. One of the brothers claimed that anyone could lead the company. Even a tramp without education and experience. The other categorically did not agree with this point of view. To refute the opinion of the first, Louis led the office of the scoundrel Billy. At that time no one knew that such an adventurist enterprise could end tragically. This is the plot of the movie "Swap places."
Actors and roles
Eddie Mary played the main character. Dan Aykroyd played the role of a rich man who found himself on a social day. Don Amichi and Ralph Bellamy played the Duke brothers in the comedy "Swap places". Actor Denholm Elliott performed the role of Coleman's butler. Jamie Lee Curtis appeared in the image of Ophelia, a prostitute who sheltered Louis in the days when he lost everything: money, social status, and the bride. He took part in the shooting of the movie "Swap places" and actor James Belushi.
The famous comedian played several roles in the cinema,Before he was invited to the main role in the movie "Swap places." The actor became famous after the film "Forty-eight hours". She appeared on the screens a year before the premiere of Landis.
Eddie Murphy was born in 1961. In his childhood there were few joyful moments. The father died when he was still a child. Mother was seriously ill. So Eddie and his brother were in the care of foster parents for several years. However, he never gave up. The comic talent in him woke up quite early. Thanks to his artistic abilities, Eddie always enjoyed the attention and respect of others.
Career Meri began with performances in the genre of standup. Then he actively participated in television shows. As a rule, Murphy devoted his speeches to acute social problems. At the same time, he often allowed himself to make harsh remarks about representatives of a particular social or ethnic group. After one of these speeches, he even had to make public apologies.
The film debut of the artist took place in 1980. Eddie Murphy played in such films as "The Golden Child", "The Trip to America", "The Nights of Harlem", "Boomerang". For the role in the movie "Dream Girl" actor was nominated for an Oscar. The voice of Murphy is spoken by many cartoon characters, including the Donkey from Shrek.
The actor was born in 1952. wrote several scenarios for television shows. Aykroyd's film career began in 1974. For the role in the comedy "Swap places" the actor was not awarded any awards. But in his filmography, in addition to this role, a lot of interesting movie images. As a rule, these heroes are secondary, but very bright and memorable. For one of these roles, Dan Aykroyd was nominated for an Oscar. The actor played in the films "Brothers" "Blues", "Twilight Zone", "At night", "My daughter", "Evolution".
Jamie Lee Curtis
The famous actress was born in 1958 inartistic family. She studied at the Pacific University, but not for long. After the first semester, Jamie decided to devote herself to cinema. And, unlike most of his colleagues, was successful already at the initial stage of his career. She became famous for her roles in horror films such as Halloween, Train of Fear, Fog, School Ball. Today, Jamie Lee Curtis is known more as an actress in the comedy genre. She played in the films "True Lies", "Freaky Friday", "The Gift of Nicholas" and many others. Jamie Lee Curtis - winner of prestigious awards. Twice she received the Golden Globe Award. In 1984 she was awarded the BAFTA award.