The ''Lottery Ticket'' star likes ''48 Hrs.'' and ''The Blues Brothers''

By John Young
Updated August 06, 2010 at 04:00 AM EDT

48 Hrs.

The 41-year-old star and exec producer of Lottery Ticket (out Aug. 20) reveals his go-to laughfests.

1. 48 Hrs. (1982)
”Eddie Murphy was a little smarter, faster, and edgier than everyone else. Finally we had a comedian who didn’t have to wear the clown suit.”

2. Trading Places (1983)
”It showed a world that I wasn’t privy to — how Eddie acted is how I would have reacted in real life.”

3. Let’s Do It Again (1975)
”The tone of the Friday movies came from this — it’s an upbeat reality where the comedy’s not over-the-top but is found in the situation.”

4. Car Wash (1976)
”The music [by Norman Whitfield and the funk band Rose Royce] cemented this cool little movie in my head.”

5. The Blues Brothers (1980)
”That was the first time you’d seen that much destruction in a movie.”

48 Hrs.

  • Movie
  • R
  • 92 minutes
  • Walter Hill