1. - Jim Carrey, The Cable Guy, 1996. Written for the 134 kilos Farley - too busy and, alas, dead the following year. Jim was allowed to fly over the top by an out of control “director” - Ben Stiller - who had, himself, passed on the role. Or, at least, on the idea of actor-directing.
2. - Artie Lange, Lost & Found, 1999. The mild David Spader trip needed some Farley gusto - something lacking in the New Jersey comic and ex-Howard Stern sidekick.
3. - Mike Myers, Shrek, 2000. Second choice for Shrek (after Steven Spielberg’s 1991 Bill Murray plan) had begun recording his role when he died of an “accidental opiate/cocaine intoxication and coronary atherosclerosis.” Myers was tbird choice - and fourth…. Disatisfied with his first dub, he asked to do it over in his grandmother’s Scottish accent - for the fifth time in his movies, such as Fat Bastard in Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me. A Farley touch remains when Shrek uses "finger quotes" - a trademark of Farley's character Bennett Brower.
4. - Kevin James, Grown Ups, 2009. Adam Sandler had written the comedy for himselfg and Farley for release in 1997 - the year the comic died. Sandler had previously made I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry with James in 2006.