Shrek is a fictional character created by American author William Steig. Being a fictional character, it is hard to determine the age of Shrek, but according to books and movies, he is a middle-aged Ogre. He is also a protagonist of various books and films, including the book, ‘book of the same name,’ and a film series by DreamWorks Animation and musical. The Word Shrek originated from the German language.
Schreck is a German word, and its meaning of fright or terror is the source of the origin of the word Shrek. Mike Myers dubbed the voice of Shrek in the movie series by DreamWorks Animation. The fictional character Shrek has received various awards and accolades. He received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for the fantastic portrayal of the character, and in June 2010, he was named in “100 Greatest Characters of the Last 20 Years” by Entertainment Weekly, where he attained the 15th spot.
Shrek is a large, green-skinned, and physically intimidating ogre with a Scottish accent. Despite his fearsome appearance Shrek has a kind heart. At the start of the 2001 movie Shrek, the animated character Shrek lives a life of isolation in a remote swamp in the land of Duloc. When other beings cross paths with him, he frightens them and chases them away so that he can live his life without any external interference. Later he saves a speaking donkey from the antagonist Farquaad and saves Duloc from the wrath of Farquaad. Later, he also saves princess Fiona who was also an Ogre. They both fell in love with each other and got married. Later Shrek continued his role in various movie sequels and entertained many global audiences.