Chris Farley as Shrek: Leaked dialogue recording with Eddie Murphy shows how Farley's titular ogre would have sounded.

Hear Chris Farley as the Original Voice of Shrek in Leaked Video

Hear Chris Farley as the Original Voice of Shrek in Leaked Video

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Aug. 6 2015 10:57 AM

Hear Chris Farley as the Original Voice of Shrek in Leaked Video

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Still taken from the video.

Most of us remember Shrek as a cynical ogre with a thick Scottish accent. Mike Myers’ green grump is by now a classic character, but what would Shrek have been like if he’d been voiced by DreamWorks’ first choice—Chris Farley? His brother, Kevin Farley, told Yahoo that originally, Shrek was “a little bit more like Chris, like a humble, bumbling, innocent guy.” Farley said that his brother had already recorded nearly all of his character’s dialogue before his tragic 1997 drug overdose. This leaked clip of recorded dialogue between Farley’s Shrek and Eddie Murphy’s Donkey surfaced on Reddit Wednesday, and gives us a glimpse of what Farley’s Shrek would have been like.