TIL Chris Farley was initially hired to voice Shrek, and he had recorded nearly all of the dialogue for the character, but died before completing the project. Mike Myers was recast in voice role. A story reel featuring a sample of Farley’s recorded dialogue was leaked to the public in August 2015.

Read more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shrek#Casting

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  1. The Farley dialogue is really interesting and really makes me wonder what could have been. I find the whole concept of “This almost happened” or “This is what we wanted to do originally” with movies to be extremely intriguing.

  2. I’ve heard it. It’s really hard to not hear Mike Myers. I could easily see it being the other way around, though. Especially that unique rasp Chris had when he yelled. Such an iconic voice.

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