His first professional role was in a stage production of Lillian Hellman's lesbian melodrama The Children's Hour. He later put his acting career on hold to fight in World War II, serving in the U. Marines from 1943-45 and seeing action in the Pacific. Asked for details, all he would say was, "They asked me to go, and I went".Ford also signed on with the French Foreign Legion, while filming The Green Glove in Europe in 1952.But while a decade has passed since his breakthrough performance in that multi-stranded tale of love, both realised and unrequited, actor Thomas Sangster’s youthful features were remarkably preserved as he ventured out with girlfriend Isabella Melling.
In 2007, he won the Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor and received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of soul singer James "Thunder" Early in Dreamgirls.
As of 2014, Murphy's films have grossed over .8 billion in the United States and Canada box office and .6 billion worldwide. Someone said to me one day, 'That's why you don't trust women.' Get the fuck outta here. " – Eddie Murphy When Murphy's single mother became ill, the eight-year-old Murphy and his older brother Charlie (1959–2017) lived in foster care for one year.
"My mother and father broke up when I was three, and he died when I was eight, so I have very dim memories… In interviews, Murphy has said that his time in foster care was influential in developing his sense of humor.
The family moved to California when Ford was eight, and he grew to think of himself as an American. In 1941, months before Pearl Harbor was attacked, Ford joined the Coast Guard Auxiliary, where he was on duty some evenings and occasional weekends. troops in Korea and Vietnam on well-publicized morale-building trips during those wars.
He attended Santa Monica High School, where he appeared in several school plays. Already a movie star, he asked for "regular duty", to be treated as one of the guys, not a celebrity. Naval Reserves, where he served for decades, rising to the rank of captain. And in a 1993 interview Ford confided that he had also been sent on five secret missions into Vietnam during that war.