The Greats Of Our Time

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Chris Farley

 1964 – 1997

Top 10 Performances

Requested by Laura Beth of Hot Shot Headlines

Christopher Crosby Farley (February 15, 1964 – December 18, 1997) was an American actor and comedian. Farley was known for his loud, energetic comedic style, and was a member of Chicago’s Second City Theatre and later a cast member of the NBC sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live between 1990 and 1995. He then went on to pursue a film career, starring in films such as Tommy Boy, Black Sheep and Beverly Hills Ninja. Farley died of a drug overdose at the age of 33.

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Saturday Night Live [SNL] – 1990 – 1995 – Chris Farley 1/10

Wayne’s World 1992 Donna Dixon, Mike Myers, Dana Carvey,  Tia Carrere, Rob Lowe, Alice Cooper, Chris Farley 2/10

A big screen spin-off of the “Saturday Night Live” skit. Rob Lowe plays a producer that wants to take the public access “Wayne’s World” to the world of commercial television. Wayne (Mike Myers) and Garth (Dana Carvey) battle to save their show and Wayne’s girlfriend from Lowe.

Coneheads 1993 Dan Aykroyd, Jane Curtin, Adam Sandler, Michelle Burke, Chris Farley  3/10

Cone-headed extraterrestrials Beldar (Dan Aykroyd) and Prymaat (Jane Curtin) find themselves in New Jersey after a recon mission for their home planet of Remulak goes awry. Stranded, they are forced to live as typical suburban humans. Beldar gets a job, and daughter Connie (Michelle Burke) grows up to be a typical, if oddly shaped, teenager. When INS agents start investigating the family and Beldar receives sinister orders from Remulak, the Coneheads must decide where their allegiance lies.

Wayne’s World 2 1993 Mike Myers, Dana Carvey, Tia Carrere, Christopher Walken, Chris Farley, Kim Basinger  4/10

After Wayne Campbell (Mike Myers) has a dream in which Jim Morrison tells him to put on a rock concert, he and fellow late-night TV star Garth Algar (Dana Carvey) try their hand at promoting. Several musical acts show little interest, leaving the pair uncertain about their ability to put on a successful show. Meanwhile, Cassandra (Tia Carrere), Wayne’s rockstar girlfriend, has a new manager (Christopher Walken) who is trying to steal her away, and Wayne’s antics only make things worse.

Airheads 1994 Adam Sandler, Brendan Fraser, Steve Buscemi, Chris Farley,  Amy Locane  5/10

Three aspiring rock musicians — Chazz (Brendan Fraser), Pip (Adam Sandler) and Rex (Steve Buscemi) — are determined to have their band’s demo tape played on the air. Out of desperation, they sneak into a Los Angeles radio station, but when the manager, Milo (Michael McKean), meets them with hostility, they resort to threatening him with realistic-looking water pistols. Soon the situation escalates, and the none-too-bright rockers get in over their heads.

Tommy Boy 1995 Chris Farley, David Spade, Bo Derek, Brian Dennehy, Dan Aykroyd 6/10

After his beloved father (Brian Dennehy) dies, dimwitted Tommy Callahan (Chris Farley) inherits a near-bankrupt automobile parts factory in Sandusky, Ohio. His brand new stepmother, Beverly (Bo Derek), wants to cash out and close, but Tommy’s sentimental attachment to his father’s employees spurs him to make one last-ditch effort to find someone who will buy their products. With his father’s tightly wound assistant, Richard (David Spade), in tow, Tommy hits the road to scare up some new clients.

Black Sheep 1996 Chris Farley, David Spade, Tim Matheson, Gary Busey, Christine Ebersole 7/10

Mike (Chris Farley), a slovenly gym teacher, has a terrible habit of showing up at the wrong time and embarrassing his brother, Al (Tim Matheson), who happens to be running for governor. Hoping to save his campaign, Al assigns his aide, Steve (David Spade), to take Mike to a remote cabin and hide out there for the remainder of the campaign. In the woods, the two men discover dangers that make them long for the sleazy political operatives back in the big city.

Beverly Hills Ninja 1997 Chris Farley,  Nicollette Sheridan, Robin Shou, Chris Rock, Nathaniel Parker 8/10

When a young American boy washes ashore near a village populated by skilled Japanese warriors, they raise the child as one of them and instruct him in the ways of ninjitsu. Unfortunately, he grows up to be the overweight and inept but very enthusiastic Haru (Chris Farley), who remains intent on becoming a real ninja. Haru’s first assignment — protecting a beautiful woman from California — doesn’t go smoothly, since he’s both uncoordinated and completely unaccustomed to Western culture.

Almost Heroes 1998 Chris Farley,  Matthew Perry, Eugene Levy, Lisa B, Bokeem Woodbine 9/10

Two explorers are racing Lewis and Clark to the Pacific Ocean in 1804. Edwards (Matthew Perry) is a glory-seeking fop who’s out of his league, Hunt (Chris Farley) is a slovenly, clumsy tracker with a soft spot for toilet humor. Along with a team of misfits and losers, the duo wreaks havoc on the American frontier.

Dirty Work 1998 Norm Macdonald, Artie Lange, Don Rickles, Chevy Chase, Jack Warden Chris Farley [Uncredited – final film role]10/10

Friends Sam (Artie Lange) and Mitch (Norm Macdonald) need $50,000 to pay for Sam’s dad’s heart surgery. When they’re fired for getting revenge on their abusive theater-owner boss, they have a great money-making idea: a revenge-for-hire business. The friends are soon successful, but not all their clients are good customers. When real estate developer Travis Cole (Christopher McDonald) tricks them into vandalizing a building that isn’t his, Sam and Mitch concoct their best revenge plan yet.

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Chris Farley

 1964 – 1997

Top 10 Performances

Requested by Laura Beth of Hot Shot Headlines

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