15Murphy and Director John Landis Did Not Get Along On This Set
When an actor and a director make a successful film together, they are usually happy to reunite on future projects. Such was the case with Eddie Murphy and John Landis. Having just worked on the successful comedy Trading Places in 1983, these two men were pleased to
work on another comedy together. However, Landis expressed his disbelief on how much Murphy had changed over the five years since their last collaboration.
In a 2005 interview with Collider, Landis stated, “The guy on Trading Places was young and full of energy and curious and funny and fresh and great. The guy on Coming to America was the pig of the world…” Wow. In fact, their conflict on Coming to America was so severe that the two stopped talking for several years. It was not until the production of Beverly Hills Cop III that they worked together again.