DeVito’s Penguin, a hideously deformed from birth man who has flippers instead of hands and a strangely beak-like nose. And, as you might imagine, he has a personality to match his looks.
Eddie Murphy is a well-known admirer of performers like Lon Chaney who transform themselves through makeup. So he will often play a variety of different characters in his movies – the most famous use of this technique is in his comedy “The Nutty Professor.” Eddie doesn’t just play the main character, morbidly obese Sherman Klump, but his svelte and arrogant alter-ego Buddy Love (who happens to look just like Eddie Murphy). As if that weren’t enough, through the magic of makeup and skillful filmmaking, Eddie plays most of the members of Sherman’s family.