EDDIE MURPHY AS RASPUTIA LATIMORE IN NORBIT (2007)
Reason for cross-dressing:
Eddie Murphy was in straight cash grab mode.
Complex says: Norbit
has to haunt Eddie Murphy. It just has to. Murphy was damn near guaranteed an Oscar for his role as James "Thunder" Early in 2006’s Dreamgirls
. Then this monstrosity of a movie was released, right around the time the Academy was making its decision. Oscar dream dead and buried. The movie was a disaster in every conceivable way. Well, except one. The shit made money—it pulled in more than $100 million in its box office run. So, actually, maybe this doesn’t haunt Murphy that much after all.