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[on what people may not know about him] I'm a softy. There was this turning point for me -- and not in a good way -- when I did "The Glee Project." When I started, I was like, "OK, I'm going to go from being an artist to a Simon Cowell personality." That was my role, and I was really nervous about it. I loved the show, but it was sort of soul-robbing, and I think that people thought that I was ...
While a guest on her radio program "Fresh Air with Terry Gross," Murphy told interviewer Terry Gross that he got his start in Hollywood while still a journalist when he sold a script called "Why Can't I Be Audrey Hepburn?" to Steven Spielberg during the 1990s. Murphy said that Spielberg was interested in the script in part because he had directed Hepburn in her last film, Always
(1989). As of the...