Eddie Murphy was honoured with the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 80th annual Golden Globes ceremony.

During his acceptance speech, Eddie gave advice to younger actors on how he’s maintained a successful career. Eddie told the crowd, “I’ve been in show business for 46 years, and I’ve been in the movie business for 41 years, so this has been a long time in the making and greatly appreciated. I’ve been doing this for a long time so I could literally stand up here and keep saying names until they play the piano, but I’m gonna wrap it up and just say something to all the new up-and-coming dreamers and artists that are in the room tonight. I wanna let you know that there is a definitive blueprint that you can follow to achieve success, prosperity, longevity and peace of mind.” 

At the close of his speech, Eddie shared three things he’s done to achieve success, which included a joke about Will Smith slapping Chris Rock at the Oscars. Eddie stated, “It’s very simple, just do these three things: Pay your taxes, mind your business — and keep Will Smith’s wife’s name out your f***ing mouth!”