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'Roseanne' Alum Reveals Tragic Connection to Chris Farley

Roseanne alum Tom Arnold reveals he had a very close connection to the late comedian Chris Farley. The actor and comedian briefly reflected on the time he was Farley's sober sponsor while visiting Howard Stern's Sirius XM show, telling the host that the two had a tight relationship for years. "Lorne Michaels called me and he said, ‘You have a lot in common with Chris Farley," the comic told the outspoken radio host. "’Would you please spend time with him?’"
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Tom Arnold explains how Chris Farley dancing abruptly ended his bachelor party

Farley was the best man at Arnold's 1995 wedding to Julie Lynn Champnella, known as Julie Armstrong, but before anybody said "I do," Farley threw Arnold his bachelor party. "We did it at Scores," Arnold explained. "What happened was all the guys—David Spade was in the wedding—there was a lot of guys. Farley disappeared, and then came on stage naked, and then they ended up kicking everybody out. Because he was a big guy. He did not mind being naked."
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Paul Walter Hauser's Chris Farley biopic dreams have 'a very small window'

Nothing has changed in 2021, as the 34-year-old actor shared in a new interview with Brian Davids for The Hollywood Reporter. "I wanted to do a Chris Farley movie where he’s in rehab for half of the film, and for the other half of the movie, he’s doing his SNL stuff and his movies. I think I have a really great take on that story, but I’m trying to lose weight and I’m trying to redefine myself as a person of healthy choice-making, and as an actor. So the days of doing Fatty Arbuckle, Chris Farley or Ignatius J. Reilly in a Confederacy of Dunces movie have a very small time window, and it’s getting smaller by the week.”
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Paul Walter Hauser on ‘Cruella’ and Moving On From His Chris Farley Movie Pitch

In 2017, Paul Walter Hauser turned heads as Shawn Eckhardt in Craig Gillespie’s I, Tonya, and just a couple years later, his eponymous role in Clint Eastwood’s Richard Jewell garnered even more praise and accolades. On Friday, Hauser is returning to the big screen with Gillespie once more in Disney’s Cruella, alongside Emma Stone and Emma Thompson. In the updated take on the classic Disney villain, Hauser plays Horace, who’s one of two orphan thieves that befriends Stone’s Estella during their London-based childhoods.
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Retrospective: How Different Shrek Would Have Been With Chris Farley

When Shrek was released back in May of 2001, few could have predicted how big of a smash hit the tale about a big, green grumpy ogre discovering his inner prince would eventually become. The animated film surpassed all expectations at the box office, decimating records set by The Lion King seven years prior, eventually grossing a colossal $491M worldwide; a successful run that resulted in three sequels, including Shrek 2, which went on to amass $935M worldwide in 2004, a spin-off, eight short films, and three holiday specials. All told, the Shrek franchise has resulted in a stunning $3.5 billion worldwide, and probably ten times more than that in merchandise sales alone.
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Andrew Giuliani still gets a kick out of those Chris Farley ‘SNL’ skits

Andrew Giuliani isn’t sore about being the butt of a “Saturday Night Live” joke as a child. In fact, he still finds the classic Chris Farley sketch “hysterical.”. The son of former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani recalled his famous 1990s portrayal by Farley during an interview with The Post — in which he announced his bid for governor.
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How Chris Farley helped Stephen Vogt become student body president

Stephen Vogt joined Chris Rose as a guest on yesterday’s episode of The Chris Rose Rotation on the Jomboy Media Network [yes, Jomboy now has a Media Network!]. It’a a pretty wide-ranging conversation that last almost 50 minutes. Particularly interesting is a discussion as to where his career will go from here, and Vogt’s potential desire to become a manager, once his playing days are over. That starts at about the 31-minute mark, but the whole thing is worth a listen.
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Chris Rock recalls the final time he saw Chris Farley

(CNN) — Comedians Chris Rock and Chris Farley were great friends in their seven years together on "Saturday Night Live" in the 90s. In a new interview with Esquire, Rock says that before Farley died of an overdose in December 1997, he knew his friend didn't have long to live.
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Chris Rock Recalls Seeing Chris Farley Right Before His Death And Knowing It Might Be The Last Time

Superstar comedian / actor Chris Rock has had many successes since his time on SNL. He's sold out comedy tours and giant stadiums, won several Emmy Awards, hosted his own talk show, starred in, written, and directed movies, and been called the funniest man in America by, well, more than a few people. Even with the whirlwind that his career has been, Rock still has fond memories of his time on Saturday Night Live, and of becoming friends with Chris Farley. But, Rock also has vivid memories of visiting with Farley toward the end, and recently recalled knowing that it might be the last time he'd see him.
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Chris Rock Talks About The Last Time He Saw Chris Farley Alive

Actor Chris Rock has shared a sad story about the last couple of times he saw his friend Chris Farley alive. Speaking to Esquire, Rock spoke about the famous photo of himself, Farley, Adam Sandler, and David Spade, which was one of the final times he got to spend with Farley before his untimely passing. Later, Rock would spend time with Farley and have a premonition about Farley's demise.
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Chris Rock Recalls Sad Story About the Last Time He Saw Chris Farley Alive

Chris Rock has shared a sad story about the last time he saw his "Saturday Night Live" buddy Chris Farley alive. In an interview with Esquire, the comedian told the story behind a photo of him along with former "SNL" co-stars Farley, Adam Sandler and David Spade that was taken during a stop in Los Angeles on Rock’s stand-up comedy tour in the late 1990s.