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{{Template:Infobox Real Person||name = Eddie Murphy
 
{{Template:Infobox Real Person||name = Eddie Murphy
|born = April 3, 1961 (age 52)
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|born = April 3, 1961 (age {{age|1961|4|3}})
|occupation(s) = Actor
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|occupation(s) = Actor, comedian, writer, singer, director and musician
 
|years active = 1976-present
 
|years active = 1976-present
|spouse = Nicole Mitchell (m.1993-div.2006)<br>
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|spouse = Nicole Mitchell (m.1993-div.2006)<br>Tracy Edmonds (2008-present)
 
|notable works = [[Donkey]] in [[Shrek (series)|Shrek]] franchise<br>
 
|notable works = [[Donkey]] in [[Shrek (series)|Shrek]] franchise<br>
 
"Beverly Hills Cop"<br>
 
"Beverly Hills Cop"<br>
 
"Saturday Night Live"<br>}}
 
"Saturday Night Live"<br>}}
   
'''Eddie Murphy''' performed the voice of [[Donkey]] in ''[[Shrek (film)|Shrek]]'', ''[[Shrek 2]]'' ''[[Shrek the Third]]'', and ''[[Shrek Forever After]]''.
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'''Eddie Murphy''' performed the voice of [[Donkey]] in ''[[Shrek (film)|Shrek]]'', ''[[Shrek 2]]'', ''[[Shrek the Third]]'', and ''[[Shrek Forever After]]''. Murphy was a regular cast member on ''Saturday Night Live'' from 1980 to 1984. He has worked as a stand-up comedian and was ranked No. 10 on Comedy Central's list of the 100 Greatest Stand-ups of All Time.
   
==Roles==
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In films, Murphy has received Golden Globe Award nominations for his performances in ''48 Hrs.'', the ''Beverly Hills Cop'' series, ''Trading Places'', and ''The Nutty Professor''. In 2007, he won the Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor and received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of soul singer James "Thunder" Early in ''Dreamgirls''.
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Murphy's work as a voice actor in films includes Thurgood Stubbs in ''The PJs'', Donkey in DreamWorks Animation's ''Shrek'' series, and the Chinese dragon Mushu in Disney's ''Mulan''. In some films, he plays multiple roles in addition to his main character, intended as a tribute to one of his idols Peter Sellers, who played multiple roles in ''Dr. Strangelove'' and elsewhere. He has played multiple roles in ''Coming to America'', Wes Craven's ''Vampire in Brooklyn'', the ''Nutty Professor'' films (where he played the title role in two incarnations, plus his character's father, brother, mother, and grandmother), ''Bowfinger'', ''The Adventures of Pluto Nash'', ''Norbit'', and ''Meet Dave''. As of 2014, Murphy's films have grossed over $3.8 billion in the United States and Canada box office and $6.6 billion worldwide. In 2015, his films made him the sixth-highest grossing actor in the United States.
|Film
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|Role
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In 2015, Murphy was awarded the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
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|1982
 
|''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/48_Hrs. <u>48 Hrs.</u>]''
 
|Reggie Hammond
 
|Nominated – [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_Globe_Award_for_New_Star_of_the_Year_%E2%80%93_Actor <u>Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year – Actor</u>]
 
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|1983
 
|''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trading_Places <u>Trading Places</u>]''
 
|Billy Ray Valentine
 
|[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NAACP_Image_Award_for_Outstanding_Actor_in_a_Motion_Picture <u>NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture</u>]
 
Nominated – [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_Globe_Award_for_Best_Actor_%E2%80%93_Motion_Picture_Musical_or_Comedy <u>Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy</u>]
 
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|1984
 
|''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beverly_Hills_Cop <u>Beverly Hills Cop</u>]''
 
|Det. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Axel_Foley <u>Axel Foley</u>]
 
|Nominated – [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_Globe_Award_for_Best_Actor_%E2%80%93_Motion_Picture_Musical_or_Comedy <u>Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy</u>]
 
|-
 
|1984
 
|''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Best_Defense <u>Best Defense</u>]''
 
|Lieutenant T.M. Landry
 
|
 
|-
 
|1986
 
|''<span style="display: none;">Golden Child, The</span>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Golden_Child <u>The Golden Child</u>]''
 
|Chandler Jarrell
 
|
 
|-
 
|1987
 
|''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beverly_Hills_Cop_II <u>Beverly Hills Cop II</u>]''
 
|Det. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Axel_Foley <u>Axel Foley</u>]
 
|Also writer (story)
 
|-
 
|1987
 
|''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eddie_Murphy_Raw <u>Eddie Murphy Raw</u>]''
 
|Himself
 
|Also writer and executive producer
 
|-
 
|1988
 
|''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coming_to_America <u>Coming to America</u>]''
 
|Prince Akeem/Clarence/Randy Watson/Saul
 
|Also writer (story)
 
|-
 
|1989
 
|''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harlem_Nights <u>Harlem Nights</u>]''
 
|Quick (real name Vernest Brown)
 
|Also director, writer, and executive producer
 
|-
 
|1990
 
|''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Another_48_Hrs. <u>Another 48 Hrs.</u>]''
 
|Reggie Hammond
 
|Also writer (story)
 
|-
 
|1992
 
|''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boomerang_(1992_film) <u>Boomerang</u>]''
 
|Marcus Graham
 
|Also writer (story)<br />Nominated – [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MTV_Movie_Award_for_Best_Comedic_Performance <u>MTV Movie Award for Best Comedic Performance</u>]
 
|-
 
|1992
 
|''<span style="display: none;">Distinguished Gentleman, The</span>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Distinguished_Gentleman <u>The Distinguished Gentleman</u>]''
 
|Thomas Jefferson Johnson
 
|
 
|-
 
|1994
 
|''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beverly_Hills_Cop_III <u>Beverly Hills Cop III</u>]''
 
|Det. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Axel_Foley <u>Axel Foley</u>]
 
|
 
|-
 
|1995
 
|''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vampire_in_Brooklyn <u>Vampire in Brooklyn</u>]''
 
|Maximillian/Preacher Pauly/Guido
 
|Also producer, writer (story)
 
|-
 
|1996
 
|''<span style="display: none;">Nutty Professor, The</span>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Nutty_Professor_(1996_film) <u>The Nutty Professor</u>]''
 
|Professor Sherman Klump/Buddy Love<br />Lance Perkins/Cletus 'Papa' Klump<br />Anna Pearl 'Mama' Jensen Klump<br />Ida Mae 'Granny' Jensen/Ernie Klump, Sr.
 
|[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blockbuster_Entertainment_Award <u>Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Actor - Comedy</u>]
 
[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Los_Angeles_Film_Critics_Association_Award_for_Best_Actor <u>Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor</u>] (2nd place)
 
[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saturn_Award_for_Best_Actor <u>Saturn Award for Best Actor</u>]
 
[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Society_of_Film_Critics_Award_for_Best_Actor <u>National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actor</u>]
 
Nominated – [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_Globe_Award_for_Best_Actor_%E2%80%93_Motion_Picture_Musical_or_Comedy <u>Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy</u>]
 
Nominated – [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MTV_Movie_Award_for_Best_Comedic_Performance <u>MTV Movie Award for Best Comedic Performance</u>]
 
Nominated – [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MTV_Movie_Award_for_Best_Performance <u>MTV Movie Award for Best Male Performance</u>]
 
Nominated – [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NAACP_Image_Award_for_Outstanding_Actor_in_a_Motion_Picture <u>NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture</u>]
 
Nominated – [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Satellite_Award_for_Best_Actor_%E2%80%93_Motion_Picture_Musical_or_Comedy <u>Satellite Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy</u>]
 
|-
 
|1997
 
|''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metro_(1997_film) <u>Metro</u>]''
 
|Insp. Scott Roper
 
|
 
|-
 
|1998
 
|''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mulan <u>Mulan</u>]''
 
|[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mushu <u>Mushu</u>]
 
|Voice role
 
|-
 
|1998
 
|''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dr._Dolittle_(film) <u>Dr. Dolittle</u>]''
 
|[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doctor_Dolittle <u>Dr. John Dolittle</u>]
 
|
 
|-
 
|1998
 
|''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holy_Man <u>Holy Man</u>]''
 
|G
 
|
 
|-
 
|1999
 
|''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Life_(film) <u>Life</u>]''
 
|Rayford "Ray" Gibson
 
|Also producer
 
|-
 
|1999
 
|''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bowfinger <u>Bowfinger</u>]''
 
|Kit Ramsey/Jeffernson 'Jiff' Ramsey
 
|Nominated – [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Reel_Award:_Best_Actor <u>Black Reel Award: Best Actor</u>]
 
Nominated – [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blockbuster_Entertainment_Award <u>Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Comedy Team</u>] (shared with [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Martin <u>Steve Martin</u>])
 
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|2000
 
|''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nutty_Professor_II:_The_Klumps <u>Nutty Professor II: The Klumps</u>]''
 
|Professor Sherman Klump/Buddy Love<br />Lance Perkins/Cletus 'Papa' Klump<br />Anna Pearl 'Mama' Jensen Klump<br />Ida Mae 'Granny' Jensen/Ernie Klump
 
|Also executive producer<br />Nominated – [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Satellite_Award_for_Best_Actor_%E2%80%93_Motion_Picture_Musical_or_Comedy <u>Satellite Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy</u>]
 
|-
 
|2001
 
|''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shrek <u>Shrek</u>]''
 
|[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donkey_(Shrek) <u>Donkey</u>]
 
|Voice role
 
[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Annie_Award <u>Annie Award</u>] for Outstanding Individual Achievement for Voice Acting by a Male Performer in an Animated Feature Production<br />Nominated – [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BAFTA_Award_for_Best_Actor_in_a_Supporting_Role <u>BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role</u>]
 
Nominated – [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Reel_Award:_Best_Supporting_Actor <u>Black Reel Award: Best Supporting Actor</u>]
 
|-
 
|2001
 
|''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dr._Dolittle_2 <u>Dr. Dolittle 2</u>]''
 
|[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doctor_Dolittle <u>Dr. John Dolittle</u>]
 
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|2002
 
|''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Showtime_(film) <u>Showtime</u>]''
 
|Officer Trey Sellers
 
| rowspan="3"|Nominated – [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_Raspberry_Award_for_Worst_Actor <u>Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Actor</u>]
 
Nomianted - [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_Raspberry_Award_for_Worst_Screen_Couple <u>Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Screen Couple</u>] (with either [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_De_Niro <u>Robert De Niro</u>], [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Owen_Wilson <u>Owen Wilson</u>] or himself cloned)
 
|-
 
|2002
 
|''<span style="display: none;">Adventures of Pluto Nash, The</span>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Adventures_of_Pluto_Nash <u>The Adventures of Pluto Nash</u>]''
 
|Pluto Nash/Rex Crater
 
|-
 
|2002
 
|''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_Spy_(film) <u>I Spy</u>]''
 
|Kelly Robinson
 
|-
 
|2003
 
|''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daddy_Day_Care <u>Daddy Day Care</u>]''
 
|Charles "Charlie" Hinton
 
|
 
|-
 
|2003
 
|''<span style="display: none;">Haunted Mansion, The</span>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Haunted_Mansion_(film) <u>The Haunted Mansion</u>]''
 
|Jim Evers
 
|
 
|-
 
|2004
 
|''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shrek_2 <u>Shrek 2</u>]''
 
|[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donkey_(Shrek) <u>Donkey</u>]
 
|Voice role
 
|-
 
|2006
 
|''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dreamgirls_(film) <u>Dreamgirls</u>]''
 
|James 'Thunder' Early
 
|[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Broadcast_Film_Critics_Association_Award_for_Best_Supporting_Actor <u>Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor</u>]
 
Central Ohio Film Critics Association for Best Supporting Actor
 
[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_Globe_Award_for_Best_Supporting_Actor_%E2%80%93_Motion_Picture <u>Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture</u>]
 
[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Screen_Actors_Guild_Award_for_Outstanding_Performance_by_a_Male_Actor_in_a_Supporting_Role <u>Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role</u>]
 
Nominated – [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Academy_Award_for_Best_Supporting_Actor <u>Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor</u>]
 
Nominated – [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Reel_Award:_Best_Supporting_Actor <u>Black Reel Award: Best Supporting Actor</u>]
 
Nominated – [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicago_Film_Critics_Association_Award_for_Best_Supporting_Actor <u>Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor</u>]
 
Nominated – [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NAACP_Image_Award_for_Outstanding_Supporting_Actor_in_a_Motion_Picture <u>NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture</u>]
 
Nominated – [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Online_Film_Critics_Society_Award_for_Best_Supporting_Actor <u>Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actor</u>]
 
Nominated – [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saturn_Award_for_Best_Supporting_Actor <u>Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor</u>]
 
Nominated – [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Screen_Actors_Guild_Award_for_Outstanding_Performance_by_a_Cast_in_a_Motion_Picture <u>Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture</u>]
 
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|2007
 
|''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norbit <u>Norbit</u>]''
 
|Norbit Rice/Rasputia Latimore-Rice/Mr. Wong
 
|Also writer (story and screenplay), producer
 
[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_Raspberry_Award_for_Worst_Actor <u>Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Actor</u>] (as Norbit)
 
[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_Raspberry_Award_for_Worst_Supporting_Actor <u>Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Supporting Actor</u>] (as Mr. Wong)
 
[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_Raspberry_Award_for_Worst_Supporting_Actress <u>Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Supporting Actress</u>] (as Rasputia)
 
Nominated – [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_Raspberry_Award_for_Worst_Screen_Couple <u>Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Screen Couple</u>] (with either Eddie Murphy or Eddie Murphy)
 
Nominated – [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_Raspberry_Award_for_Worst_Screenplay <u>Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Screenplay</u>]
 
Nominated – [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_Raspberry_Award_for_Worst_Picture <u>Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Picture</u>]
 
|-
 
|2007
 
|''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shrek_the_Third <u>Shrek the Third</u>]''
 
|[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donkey_(Shrek) <u>Donkey</u>]
 
|Voice role
 
[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2008_Kids%27_Choice_Awards <u>Kids' Choice Award</u>] for Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie
 
|-
 
|2008
 
|''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meet_Dave <u>Meet Dave</u>]''
 
|Starship Dave Ming-Chang (Spacecraft), Captain
 
|Nominated – [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_Raspberry_Award_for_Worst_Actor <u>Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Actor</u>]
 
Nominated – [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_Raspberry_Award_for_Worst_Screen_Couple <u>Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Screen Couple</u>] (in Eddie Murphy)
 
|-
 
|2009
 
|''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Imagine_That_(film) <u>Imagine That</u>]''
 
|Evan Danielson
 
|Nominated – [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_Raspberry_Award_for_Worst_Actor <u>Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Actor</u>]
 
|-
 
|2010
 
|''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shrek_Forever_After <u>Shrek Forever After</u>]''
 
|[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donkey_(Shrek) <u>Donkey</u>]
 
|Voice role
 
[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2011_Kids%27_Choice_Awards <u>Kids' Choice Award</u>] for Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie
 
|-
 
|2011
 
|''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tower_Heist <u>Tower Heist</u>]''
 
|Darnell ("Slide")
 
|
 
|-
 
|2012
 
|''<span style="display: none;">Thousand Words, A</span>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Thousand_Words_(film) <u>A Thousand Words</u>]''
 
|Jack McCall
 
|Nominated – [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_Raspberry_Award_for_Worst_Actor <u>Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Actor</u>]
 
|-
 
|2014
 
|''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hong_Kong_Phooey#Film <u>Hong Kong Phooey: The Movie</u>]''
 
|Pernod "Penry" Porch/Hong Kong Phooey
 
|Voice role
 
|-
 
|2015
 
|''Nutty Professor III''
 
|Professor Sherman Klump/Buddy Love<br />Lance Perkins/Cletus 'Papa' Klump<br />Anna Pearl 'Mama' Jensen Klump<br />Ida Mae 'Granny' Jensen/Ernie Klump
 
|}
 
   
 
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== External links ==
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*[[Wikipedia:Eddie Murphy|Eddie Murphy]] at Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
 
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Eddie Murphy performed the voice of Donkey in Shrek, Shrek 2, Shrek the Third, and Shrek Forever After. Murphy was a regular cast member on Saturday Night Live from 1980 to 1984. He has worked as a stand-up comedian and was ranked No. 10 on Comedy Central's list of the 100 Greatest Stand-ups of All Time.

In films, Murphy has received Golden Globe Award nominations for his performances in 48 Hrs., the Beverly Hills Cop series, Trading Places, and The Nutty Professor. In 2007, he won the Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor and received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of soul singer James "Thunder" Early in Dreamgirls.

Murphy's work as a voice actor in films includes Thurgood Stubbs in The PJs, Donkey in DreamWorks Animation's Shrek series, and the Chinese dragon Mushu in Disney's Mulan. In some films, he plays multiple roles in addition to his main character, intended as a tribute to one of his idols Peter Sellers, who played multiple roles in Dr. Strangelove and elsewhere. He has played multiple roles in Coming to America, Wes Craven's Vampire in Brooklyn, the Nutty Professor films (where he played the title role in two incarnations, plus his character's father, brother, mother, and grandmother), BowfingerThe Adventures of Pluto NashNorbit, and Meet Dave. As of 2014, Murphy's films have grossed over $3.8 billion in the United States and Canada box office and $6.6 billion worldwide. In 2015, his films made him the sixth-highest grossing actor in the United States.

In 2015, Murphy was awarded the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

Dreamworks RolesEdit

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