Chris Farley is an absolute legend in my book (or “Lejund” as his family would spell it). To this day I still don’t know of a comedic actor who had such an explosive presence every time he stepped foot in front of a camera. The man was a hurricane. A force of nature. And despite his excessive girth and Falstaffian body type, Chris was able to bring an incredible amount of physicality to his comedy.
So I thought I should take a moment to showcase some of my favorite physically gifted moments of Farley’s from both film and television over the years…
Quickly, it only seems appropriate to first give a quick shoutout back to the first Falstaffian SNL graduate who brought raw energy to the silver screen. John Belushi was also a man who could dance you off the stage, slip & fall and rebound like a cat, or even cartwheel his way down a church aisle after “seeing the light.”
Interestingly, Farley’s idol growing up was Belushi and you can certainly see how the former had a huge impact on the latter’s life work.
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