How old was Eddie Murphy when he first starred as Axel Foley in ‘Beverly Hills Cop?’


Eddie Murphy was indeed 23 years old when he brought the iconic character Axel Foley to life in the movie “Beverly Hills Cop.” At that time, Murphy was still a rising talent in Hollywood, eager to prove himself as a leading actor capable of carrying a film.

The original “Beverly Hills Cop,” released in 1984, became a massive success and solidified Murphy’s status as a major Hollywood star. Despite subsequent sequels that didn’t receive as much acclaim, the character of Axel Foley remained incredibly popular, sustaining a loyal fan base over the years.

After nearly three decades since the last film, the announcement of “Beverly Hills Cop 4” has generated excitement among fans. Eddie Murphy is set to reprise his role as Axel Foley, marking a return to the beloved character. The film’s development was previously hindered by script-related challenges, but with Murphy’s return and Netflix taking over the project, there’s hope for the franchise to recapture the essence and appeal of the original movie.


While Murphy’s recent attempt to revive another beloved franchise, “Coming 2 America,” received mixed reviews, fans are still eagerly anticipating the return of Axel Foley in “Beverly Hills Cop 4.” The film’s release on Netflix in 2024 will likely determine whether it successfully revitalizes the magic of the first movie and resonates with audiences once again.