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Martin Lawrence will celebrate his 51st birthday on Saturday, April 16, 2016. Well, last year, the actor almost died and became famous — all thanks to an Internet death hoax that went viral. But this year also looks pretty eventful as the comedian will be busy with his comedy tour planned up ahead in 2016.

On his birthday, we decided to compile some of the funny quotes and jokes that the actor has ever said.

- "You used to look good from afar. Now you just *far* from looking *good*!"

- "White parents use time out. My mom used a different type of time out. She'd be like 'there, take time out to pick up your teeth.'"

- "I don't want to sound facetious, but humour is the key to the soul. You know what I mean?"

- "Here goes all these rumors writin' about me. I see on the paper, one of'em says 'Martin tries to jump out of a plane using his jacket as a parachute.' Now ain't that some bullshit! As I'm trying to get my life together, they're gonna write that bullshit. I know damn well you can't jump out no plane using your jacket as a parachute. S***, I know you got to use your pants."

- "Somebody put something in his mouth. My zipper's stuck."

- "Cole, c'mon now! This place is so small, that you gotta go outside to change your mind!"

- "If somebody pisses me off and I understand it ain't personal then I'll go to another place and I'll meditate."

- "Sorry, I had told Craig and them I'm gon' kick it with them. Gotta go! See you when I see you!"

- "There better not be a black person in here that says they don't know nobody in jail... 'cause that's b***s***. Ray-Ray, Earl, Craig, Shorty Tim, Lil' Reg, all them m*****f****** in jail... Shonda's little brother... all of 'em, in jail... chillin'."

If you found this funny enough, then you must up your laughter quotient by watching some more of the hilarious films featuring the actor. Here's the list of the best Martin Lawrence movies to catch up on to celebrate his birthday.

- Bad Boys

- Big Momma's House

- Blue Streak

- Do the Right Thing

- Life

- National Security

- Wild Hogs

- Nothing to Lose

- House Party

- Black Knight