The Nutty Professor (1996 film)

The Nutty Professor (1996 Film)

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The Nutty Professor is a 1996 science fiction-romantic comedy film starring Eddie Murphy. It is a remake of the 1963 film of the same name, starring Jerry Lewis. The original music score was composed by David Newman. The film won an Academy Award for Makeup.

Murphy plays benevolent university professor Sherman Klump, who is morbidly obese. He invents a miracle weight-loss potion and, hoping to win the affection of the girl of his dreams, tries it on himself. Social situations demand that he call himself by a different name while he is using the potion and his slim self becomes an independent personality. Like the original film's Julius Kelp, Klump's trim and stylish (but arrogant) alter ego is also named Buddy Love. Murphy plays a total of seven characters in the film, including Sherman, most of Sherman's family (except for his nephew, Ernie "Hercules" Klump Jr. played by actor Jamal Mixon) and an over-the-top parody of Richard Simmons.

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The film co-stars Jada Pinkett Smith, John Ales, James Coburn, Larry Miller, and a then little-known Dave Chappelle. Singer Montell Jordan has a cameo role as himself.

This was Murphy's second film not to be released by Paramount Pictures - which, coincidentally, had produced the 1963 original (and has a joint venture with this version's distributor, Universal Studios, for international distribution of both companies' films).

The film's theme song is "Macho Man" by The Village People.

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