Chris Farley’s tragic death ended both his life and a promising career in comedy and beyond. Many people feel like the actor didn’t get the chance to show all he was capable of doing.
What many don’t know is that he wasn’t only the original voice of Shrek; he’d also recorded around 85% of the dialogue! That role could have probably been his breakthrough.
Apparently, hiring a Farley impersonator was one of the options but the plan was finally scrapped. When Mike Myers appeared to take his place, he asked that the script be completely rewritten so that he wouldn’t be starring in the “Chris Farley version” of the film.