Producer Brian Grazer and actor Eddie Murphy, who collaborated on the 1996 comedy hit "The Nutty Professor" and are teamed on three more movies and a new TV series, have a lot in common. They both churn out creative ideas. They're both highly competitive and both like to win.
They're also both "clean freaks," as they unabashedly admitted during a recent interview on the set of their latest movie, "Life."
Murphy: "We're both clean freaks."
Grazer: "We both discover things about each other in relation to that subject."
Grazer, after both start talking at once: "You say."
Murphy: "You go first."
Grazer: "I have that new antiseptic hand stuff."
Murphy: "Just now in my trailer I was showing him this new stuff."
Grazer: "It kills germs in 20 seconds."
Murphy: "Oh, I have this alcohol surgical foam hand scrub. And, you don't need lotion after it."
Grazer: "Yeah, I know it's nice. I'll have to get some. . . . And, if we have to go to a public bathroom, we don't handle the doorknobs."
Murphy: "Everything is with your foot."