2. The Nutty Professor (1996): Usually when we hear news of yet another remake in the works, our eyes start to roll. But Eddie Murphy put all doubts to rest when he stepped into the role of Sherman Klump, an obese college professor who went through great lengths to change himself to fit a society standard, a role once immortalized by Jerry Lewis in 1963. Not only did Murphy play SEVEN characters in the movie, including most of Sherman’s family (who often appear together in one scene), he captured the humanity of a vastly ignored character in this endearing laugh-out-loud comedy.

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