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Every successful person got help at some point in their career, especially in the beginning. Whether it was a word of encouragement or a much needed break, anyone taking up time on your tv screen or radio didn’t there alone.

In this animated clip from TWIRIsports Chris Rock tells a true hollywood story about the first time he met his idol Eddie Murphy.

“I used to totally want to be Eddie Murphy,” he shares. “I made my parents get me red leather pants for Christmas, but we couldn’t afford the jacket. So I wore a red goose down with read leather pants.”

Watch the clip below to see how he met the comedy legend and got his first movie role thanks to him.

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