The Nutty Professor is a 1996 science fiction romantic comedy film starring Eddie Murphy. It is a remake of the 1963 film of the same name, which starred Jerry Lewis. The original music score was composed by David Newman. The film won Best Makeup at the 69th Academy Awards. Murphy portrays the benevolent university professor Sherman Klump, who is morbidly obese. A research scientist, academic and lecturer, Klump develops a miracle but experimental weight-loss pharmaceutical--and, hoping to win the affection of the girl of his dreams, tests it upon himself. Social imperatives demand that he call himself by a different name while he is using the drug, and, once he becomes fundamentally non-obese, and given how he thereby sees himself, how he believes others thereby see him, and how...'