All posts tagged: Mike Myers

What Could Have Been: Chris Farley as Shrek

Well, turns out when Mike Myers wasn’t happy with his first attempt at Shrek and made Dream Works completely re-record it in another voice it wasn’t the first time. In fact, they had already gone through the process with a completely different actor. That actor? Why none other than the late Chris Farley. Farley sadly passed away before the movie could be close to completion which resulted in the re-casting of the role with Mike Myers. Ever wonder what Chris Farley’s Shrek might have sounded like? Here’s a hint, it sounds just like Chris Farley. Enjoy.

Wayne’s World Had the Best Product Placement Ever

In a world of Transformer movies just being 2 hour commercials for Chevrolet and Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson doing the same with Google. Product placement is getting a little out of hand. It was on the brink of this even back in the 90s, so along came Mike Myers and Dana Carvey to show how ridiculous it is…they probably got some good money for the movie doing this bit too. Isn’t product placement amazing!

That time MTV gave Chewbacca the Lifetime Achievement Award

Back in 1997 MTV got it right! Giving Chewbacca the lifetime achievement award for the…let’s say 3? Movies he was in… Now don’t get it confused. This was not a lifetime achievement award for the actor (Peter Mayhew) who portrayed Chewbacca. No, this was an award for the fictional character of Chewbacca. Full disclosure, some people may not remember but back in the 90s, the lifetime achievement award was a joke award. I believe Godzilla won the year before and Clint Howard (Ron’s brother) the year after (or something like that). I personally LOVED this premiss, but then MTV decided to take itself more seriously (good call with Jersey Shore and 16 and Pregnant) and changed the award giving it to famous actors who “deserve it”. Keep in mind this is all from my memory and I am mostly just speculating as I always do (I will not do research!). But enough of that! Let’s take a look back on a simpler time when MTV would hire actors to give what seemed to be moving …