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Chris Farley as Shrek, Lost Test Footage Released

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With the I Am Chris Farley biopic making the rounds, people are clearly in a mood to look back at the fonder times with the former SNL legend. That’s probably what led to this gem getting leaked from the vaults of Hollywood and onto the wild streets of the Internet, despite a lack of mention in the documentary.

If you weren’t aware, Chris Farley was apparently the original choice to play Shrek back in 1997 and did some test footage for the production, something that Farley’s brother Kevin mentioned in an interview with Yahoo according to Consequence of Sound:

Originally the Shrek character was a little bit more like Chris, like a humble, bumbling innocent guy

Chris recorded between 80%–90% of the film’s dialogue — however, following his death, filmmakers brought in his SNL cast mate Mike Myers as the new lead actor, and the rest was history.

I Am Chris Farley is a documentary about the comedian who died in 1997. It opened in theaters last week and includes interviews with Christina Applegate, Dan Aykroyd, Mike Myers, Adam Sandler, Molly Shannon and David Spade.