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Polite new documentary 'I Am Chris Farley' handles comedian with care

Polite new documentary 'I Am Chris Farley' handles comedian with care

"Although I love this kind of comedy, sometimes I feel trapped by always having to be the most outrageous guy in the room," Chris Farley was quoted as saying in 1996. "In particular, I'm working on trying not to be that guy in my private life." It's not exactly clear to whom Farley said this, but the quote appears, unattributed, in a handful of stories (including the Tribune's obituary) that appeared after his 1997 death in Chicago from a cocaine and morphine overdose. Strangely, those two sentences from Farley reveal more about his thought process than anything you'll find in the new documentary "I Am Chris Farley." Co-directors Derik...

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