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The most memorable Chris Farley characters

Chris Farley died in December 1997 at 33 years old from a drug overdose. To say Farley was taken too soon would be a major understatement. Yet, he left a lasting legacy as one of the great, young funny men of all time. Here are some of Farley's most memorable characters from his days on Saturday Night Live and the big screen.
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Melissa McCarthy Says Playing Chris Farley on ‘SNL’ Made Her So Nervous She Couldn’t Control Her Body

Melissa McCarthy says her experience wearing Chris Farley‘s iconic checkered jacket on SNL was less exciting than stressful for her. The comedian reflected on the moment from a 2015 Saturday Night Live episode in which she sported the late Farley’s famous coat from his Matt Foley character, telling Andy Cohen she was so nervous she felt like she “was not in control of [her] body.”

Bob Odenkirk credits Chris Farley for wanting to try dramatic acting: 'I can't compete with that'

Fans of Bob Odenkirk's dramatic work may have Chris Farley to thank. Although most of the world now knows Odenkirk for his more serious work on Better Call Saul and Breaking Bad, the actor has a long history with comedy — and Farley. While appearing on Late Night with Seth Meyers, he opened up about his early acting days doing improv as a member of the acclaimed Second City comedy troupe in Chicago.

Bob Odenkirk says Chris Farley gave him his first spark to go into dramatic acting

The Better Call Saul star recalled on Late Night with Seth Meyers performing on stage with Farley at Second City. "Chris and I are acting and I think, 'I should be in a drama. That's what I should do,'" Odenkirk said. "And I really had that crazy thought. I think I was just loving his presence so much and he was so wonderful and I thought 'I can't compete with that. So put me in a drama and I'll be so funny.'"

There Might Have Been No ‘Better Call Saul’ Without Chris Farley

Bob Odenkirk‘s career arc from SNL writer to sketch comedy legend to Emmy-nominated star of arguably the best drama (if not show) on television is pretty remarkable. He’s a triple threat, and as we know, triples is best. Odenkirk never considered trying something other than comedy — until...

David Spade Reflects On Hollywood Success With Chris Farley, Reveals How Close We Could Have Been To Third Movie

Years after Chris Farley’s sudden death, generations continue to discover and watch cult classics like Black Sheep and Tommy Boy. The one thing viewers still cite is the amazing chemistry between Farley and his Saturday Night Live castmate and friend David Spade. Their off-screen friendship made the funny guy-straight man dynamic sweet and enduring. More than three decades after those movies were released, Spade reminisced about their Hollywood success and how close they were to collaborate on a third movie.

Chris Farley and David Spade Discussed Making a Third Film Two Months Before Farley’s Death

Click here to read the full article. David Spade revealed in a recent profile in Esquire magazine that his longtime collaborator Chris Farley expressed interest in reuniting for a third feature film together about two months before his death. Toward the end of their runs on “Saturday Night Live,” the two comedians joined forced to headline the 1995 buddy comedy “Tommy Boy.” Although the film was not a box office hit (it grossed only $32 million worldwide), it became a bonafide cult classic thanks to its home video release. Spade and Farley quickly reunited a year later for “Black Sheep.” “Two...

David Spade reveals why Saturday Night Live Gap Girls movie with Chris Farley and Adam Sandler didn't happen

Lay off David Spade if you were starving for the Saturday Night Live Gap Girls to hit the big screen. The comedian recently revealed that SNL boss Lorne Michaels once suggested the fan-favorite recurring sketch starring Spade, Chris Farley, and Adam Sandler as a trio of superficial Gap employees should be turned into a movie, but there just wasn't enough material to fill a feature-length film.