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Who turned down Shrek?

Asked by Callum Bridges

Andrew Henderson

Andrew Henderson
BA, Contributor

Nicolas Cage on his VERY costly decision to turn down Shrek. Nicolas Cage turned down the role of Shrek because he was too vain. The 49-year-old actor, who is friends with DreamWorks studio chief Jeffrey Katzenberg, was initially asked to voice the friendly green ogre.

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