I have watched Inside the Actor's Studio for years, and enjoyed the give and take between Lipton and his celebrity guests. I have also enjoyed the glimpses into the personal lives, thoughts, and motivations of the celebrity guests (although Mr. Lipton could lose the Bernard Pivot questionnaire -- everybody only waits for one question and answer).
Until the episode tonight I had thought that Eddie Murphy was no more than a talented but foul mouthed comic. The real Eddie Murphy has been revealed. He appears to be a genuinely quiet, thought provoking, gentle man with an immense talent and understanding of human nature. With this interview I gained a tremendous respect and admiration for the man and his talent. I will now go and make it a point to see Mr. Murphy's movies that I have, for whatever reason, failed to see. IMHO.