History Trivia / AceVentura

7th Nov '16 9:28:29 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* CreatorBacklash: Despite being his StarMakingRole, Creator/JimCarrey does not like Ace Ventura. Carrey was displeased with the sequel, causing him to swear off ever doing a sequel for any of his characters (although he has since done the ''Film/DumbAndDumber'' sequel ''Dumb and Dumber To''). This had an arguably lasting impact on his career as well since this role is seen as the reason why [[AwardSnub he's yet to get nominated for an Oscar.]] Of course, Jim Carrey famously dislikes watching his own performances in anything.
** Jim Carrey allegedly dislikes the sequel, while many fans consider it to be funnier than the original. Of course, funnier doesn't always mean better; it certainly cashed in on dirty humour. According to Jeff Daniels, Carrey had explained to him the reasons why he didn't like the sequel much. He disliked the whole "Ace is afraid of bats" angle, as he found it to be a cheap AssPull, and even fought with the director about changing the script so that Ace was merely ''allergic'' to bats. Carrey was also very nervous about the film's depiction of the native characters, and that people might take offense to them. He's even surprised the film hasn't been outright banned! He wouldn't make another sequel to one of his films until ''Film/DumbAndDumberTo'', which unfortunately was ''far'' less well-received.

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* CreatorBacklash: ActorInspiredElement:
** The voice of Ace Ventura and the manner in which he speaks, was added by Creator/JimCarrey only after several read throughs of the script. The voice was something Carrey used in his stand up routine. The "All righty then" was the catch phrase of one of his stand up characters and after the lines from the script weren't feeling right, he added it to the script and read through it again using that voice for all the lines. It was such an improvement that it became the main Ace Ventura personality trait.
** Carrey came up with "Alrighty then" and other lines specifically because he thought they might catch on. The hand gesture Ventura gave before leaving the police station was also something Carrey intended to become popular. It did not.
* CreatorBacklash:
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Despite being his StarMakingRole, Creator/JimCarrey does not like Ace Ventura. Carrey was displeased with the sequel, causing him to swear off ever doing a sequel for any of his characters (although he has since done the ''Film/DumbAndDumber'' sequel ''Dumb and Dumber To''). This had an arguably lasting impact on his career as well since this role is seen as the reason why [[AwardSnub he's yet to get nominated for an Oscar.]] Of course, Jim Carrey famously dislikes watching his own performances in anything.
** Jim Carrey allegedly dislikes the sequel, while many fans consider it to be funnier than the original. Of course, funnier doesn't always mean better; it certainly cashed in on dirty humour. According to Jeff Daniels, Carrey had explained to him the reasons why he didn't like the sequel much. He disliked the whole "Ace is afraid of bats" angle, as he found it to be a cheap AssPull, and even fought with the director about changing the script so that Ace was merely ''allergic'' to bats. Carrey was also very nervous about the film's depiction of the native characters, and that people might take offense to them. He's even surprised the film hasn't been outright banned! He wouldn't make another sequel to one of his films until ''Film/DumbAndDumberTo'', which unfortunately was ''far'' less well-received.



* CriticalDissonance: Despite the financial sucess and a huge fanbase, both movies were bashed by reviewers.
* TheOtherDarrin: Anne Cusack replaces Creator/CourteneyCox as Melissa in ''Ace Ventura Jr''. She's apparently out of the sports business now working with animals, married Ace and they have a son.

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* CriticalDissonance: Despite the financial sucess and a huge fanbase, both movies were bashed by reviewers.
* TheOtherDarrin: Anne Cusack replaces Creator/CourteneyCox as Melissa in ''Ace Ventura Jr''. She's apparently out of the sports business business, now working with animals, married Ace and they have a son.



* StarMakingRole: For Jim Carrey

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* StarMakingRole: For Jim CarreyCreator/JimCarrey.
* ThrowItIn: The short scene during the party where Ace pulls the cellist's arm as he walks by, making him produce a false tone, was improvised by Creator/JimCarrey.
* {{Tuckerization}}:
** Melissa Robinson was named after original writer Jack Bernstein's daughter Melissa.
** Ace Ventura's landlord is named Mr. Shickadance. When Creator/JimCarrey was growing up in Toronto, he lived in an apartment building that was managed by Schikedanz Brothers.
** Sgt. Aguado was named after producer Ken Aguado.
** "Shady Acres Mental Hospital" is named for director Tom Shadyac.



** Originally Ace wasn't written to be animal-related, but more of a generic Sherlock Holmes parody. Screenwriter Jack Bernstein came up with the pet detective idea after watching a Creator/DavidLetterman sketch about pet owners.

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** Originally Ace wasn't written to be animal-related, but more of a generic Sherlock Holmes Literature/SherlockHolmes parody. Screenwriter Jack Bernstein came up with the pet detective idea after watching a Creator/DavidLetterman sketch about pet owners.
20th Oct '16 9:13:22 AM DeepthroatGhoul
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: There was supposed to be a scene after Ace crashed his car while chasing Dan Marino's kidnappers. The white pigeon landed on his car, he got it singing "I got the white pi-geon! I got the white pi-geon". Then, in a parody of ''Film/TheBirds'', he is surrounded by birds that started tearing him apart. Then he [[AllJustADream wakes up]] with a big "whew." It was removed from the finished film since it was too dark, but ironically in the commentary WordOfGod says it was funny on paper.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: WhatCouldHaveBeen:
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There was supposed to be a scene after Ace crashed his car while chasing Dan Marino's kidnappers. The white pigeon landed on his car, he got it singing "I got the white pi-geon! I got the white pi-geon". Then, in a parody of ''Film/TheBirds'', he is surrounded by birds that started tearing him apart. Then he [[AllJustADream wakes up]] with a big "whew." It was removed from the finished film since it was too dark, but ironically in the commentary WordOfGod says it was funny on paper.



** According to IMDB, ''Creator/RickMoranis'' was considered for the role of Ace Ventura!
** Originally Ace wasn't written to be animal-related, but more of a generic Sherlock Holmes parody. Screenwriter Jack Bernstein came up with the pet detective idea after watching a Creator/DavidLetterman sketch about pet owners.

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** According to IMDB, ''Creator/RickMoranis'' was Creator/RickMoranis, Creator/JuddNelson, and Creator/AlanRickman were all considered for the role of Ace Ventura!
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** Lauren Holly, Creator/CarrieAnneMoss, Creator/TeaLeoni were all considered for the role of Melissa.
** Originally Ace wasn't written to be animal-related, but more of a generic Sherlock Holmes parody. Screenwriter Jack Bernstein came up with the pet detective idea after watching a Creator/DavidLetterman sketch about pet owners.owners.
** At one point, the producers considered making Ace female, being named "Alice" instead, and with Creator/WhoopiGoldberg as their preferred choice.
26th May '16 1:35:00 PM NWolfman
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** Originally Ace wasn't written to be animal-related, but more of a generic Sherlock Holmes parody. Screenwriter Jack Bernstein came up with the pet detective idea after watching a Creator/DavidLetterman sketch about pet owners.
** Ace was originally imagined as a bumbling [[Film/ThePinkPanther Inspector Clouseau]]-type of character, but after Jim Carrey was cast, the script was retrofitted to fit his over-the-top performance style.

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** Originally Ace wasn't written to be animal-related, but more of a generic Sherlock Holmes parody. Screenwriter Jack Bernstein came up with the pet detective idea after watching a Creator/DavidLetterman sketch about pet owners.
** Ace was originally imagined as a bumbling [[Film/ThePinkPanther Inspector Clouseau]]-type of character, but after Jim Carrey was cast, the script was retrofitted to fit his over-the-top performance style.
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26th May '16 1:34:46 PM NWolfman
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** Originally Ace wasn't written to be animal-related, but more of a generic Sherlock Holmes parody. Screenwriter Jack Bernstein came up with the pet detective idea after watching a Creator/DavidLetterman sketch about pet owners.

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** Originally Ace wasn't written to be animal-related, but more of a generic Sherlock Holmes parody. Screenwriter Jack Bernstein came up with the pet detective idea after watching a Creator/DavidLetterman sketch about pet owners.owners.
** Ace was originally imagined as a bumbling [[Film/ThePinkPanther Inspector Clouseau]]-type of character, but after Jim Carrey was cast, the script was retrofitted to fit his over-the-top performance style.
21st May '16 9:49:59 AM Doug86
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** JenniferAniston told a story a few years ago about visiting CourteneyCox and bringing a copy of ''Ace Ventura'' to watch. Courteney refused to watch the film, suggesting she either doesn't like to watch her own work, like Jim Carrey, or that she just doesn't like the film much.

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** JenniferAniston Creator/JenniferAniston told a story a few years ago about visiting CourteneyCox Creator/CourteneyCox and bringing a copy of ''Ace Ventura'' to watch. Courteney refused to watch the film, suggesting she either doesn't like to watch her own work, like Jim Carrey, or that she just doesn't like the film much.



** Originally Ace wasn't written to be animal-related, but more of a generic Sherlock Holmes parody. Screenwriter Jack Bernstein came up with the pet detective idea after watching a DavidLetterman sketch about pet owners.

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** Originally Ace wasn't written to be animal-related, but more of a generic Sherlock Holmes parody. Screenwriter Jack Bernstein came up with the pet detective idea after watching a DavidLetterman Creator/DavidLetterman sketch about pet owners.
17th Mar '16 2:01:28 PM HighCrate
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* HeyItsThatGuy: Mr. Eko from ''{{Series/Lost}}'' was TheDragon in Nature Calls.
** Rapper Tone Loc as Emilio, Ace's friend on the force in the first movie.
** [[Series/InLivingColor Tommy]] [[WesternAnimation/TheProudFamily Davidson]] as the Wachootoo warrior that kicks Ace's ass in the second movie.
** [[{{Series/Friends}} Monica]] is Melissa.
** The Wachati princess is Creator/SophieOkonedo.
** Mr. Shickadance is [[Series/BreakingBad Don Hector Salamanca]].
** [[Film/TheShawshankRedemption Warden Norton]] is Burton Quinn.
** [[Franchise/FridayThe13th Jason Voorhees]] ([[Film/FreddyVsJason one version]], anyway) is the helicopter pilot at the beginning of the second film.
** [[Series/DoctorWho Charles Dickens]] is Vincent Cadby.
** The librarian from ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'' is Ray Finkle's insane Mom.
*** HilariousInHindsight: Venkman asked her character if her family had any history of mental illness.
** [[Film/MadMax The Gyrocaptain]] is Gahjii.
8th Feb '16 7:54:16 AM erforce
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** [[Franchise/FridayThe13th Jason Vorhees]] ([[Film/FreddyVsJason one version]], anyway) is the helicopter pilot at the beginning of the second film.

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** [[Franchise/FridayThe13th Jason Vorhees]] Voorhees]] ([[Film/FreddyVsJason one version]], anyway) is the helicopter pilot at the beginning of the second film.
4th Dec '15 8:27:52 AM speedyboris
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** Jim Carrey allegedly dislikes the sequel, while many fans consider it to be funnier than the original. Of course, funnier doesn't always mean better; it certainly cashed in on dirty humour. According to Jeff Daniels, Carrey had explained to him the reasons why he didn't like the sequel much. He disliked the whole "Ace is afraid of bats" angle, as he found it to be a cheap AssPull, and even fought with the director about changing the script so that Ace was merely ''allergic'' to bats. Carrey was also very nervous about the film's depiction of the native characters, and that people might take offense to them. He's even surprised the film hasn't been outright banned! He wouldn't make another sequel to one of his films until ''Film/DumbAndDumberTo'', which unfortunately was ''far'' less well-received.
29th Jun '15 10:45:48 PM jedidarrick
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** The librarian from the New York Public Library seen at the very beginning of ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'' is Ray Finkle's insane Mom.

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** The librarian from the New York Public Library seen at the very beginning of ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'' is Ray Finkle's insane Mom.
19th Apr '15 5:35:58 PM DrImpossible
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** JenniferAniston told a story a few years ago about visiting CourteneyCox and bringing a copy of ''Ace Ventura'' to watch. Courteney refused to watch the film, suggesting she either doesn't like to watch her own work, like Jim Carrey, or just doesn't like the film much.]]

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** JenniferAniston told a story a few years ago about visiting CourteneyCox and bringing a copy of ''Ace Ventura'' to watch. Courteney refused to watch the film, suggesting she either doesn't like to watch her own work, like Jim Carrey, or that she just doesn't like the film much.]]
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