History Trivia / JimCarrey

23rd Jan '16 10:18:27 PM Jackie-Chaos-Bunny
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* TheCastShowoff: In quite a few of his films, Jim has gotten the chance to show off either his singing or his dancing skills, or sometimes both.
23rd Jan '16 10:16:40 PM Jackie-Chaos-Bunny
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* TheCastShowoff: In quite a few of his films, Jim has gotten the chance to show off either his singing or his dancing skills, or sometimes both.
14th Mar '15 1:15:11 PM MarkLungo
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Carrey was originally supposed to be a cast member on ''Saturday Night Live'' when the original cast left in 1980 and Jean Doumanian was hired to create a new "Not Ready for Primetime" cast for the sixth season. Considering how terrible the 1980-1981 season was and how most of the cast has faded into obscurity[[note]]with Creator/EddieMurphy, Creator/GilbertGottfried, and Gail Matthius [when she spent most of the 1990s doing voicework on kids' cartoons], as the only ones who found fame outside of their time on ''SNL''[[/note]], it was probably a good thing he wasn't picked. Carrey tried again for the 1985-1986 season[[note]]the one that saw LorneMichaels coming back to revive his show, only for it to nearly get canceled since no one liked the new cast he brought in -- which included such now famous faces as Creator/RobertDowneyJr., Creator/JoanCusack, Anthony Michael Hall, and Randy Quaid, along with three cast members who would be part of the show's new GoldenAge: Jon Lovitz, Nora Dunn, and Creator/DennisMiller[[/note]], and, once again, was passed over. Had Carrey been picked for the 1985-1986 season, he probably would have had more of a chance to shine (even going so far as playing then-President UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan) and either would have joined the new GoldenAge cast in 1986 or be a very entertaining one-season wonder)...or maybe not. On David Letterman's show, Carrey recalled that when he went to audition for ''Saturday Night Live'', there was a man outside one of the high windows of the NBC building [[DrivenToSuicide preparing to jump and kill himself.]] He considered this [[ThisIsGonnaSuck a bad omen]] and decided not to go through with it. Clips of his audition tape (for when he auditioned for the 1985-1986 season) have appeared on the ''SaturdayNightLive'' 40th Anniversary Special in a montage of audition tapes of past and present cast members (and some now-famous people who auditioned for the show and didn't make it, like Carrey, Creator/AndyKaufman, and Creator/KevinHart).

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Carrey was originally supposed to be a cast member on ''Saturday Night Live'' when the original cast left in 1980 and Jean Doumanian was hired to create a new "Not Ready for Primetime" cast for the sixth season. Considering how terrible the 1980-1981 season was and how most of the cast has faded into obscurity[[note]]with Creator/EddieMurphy, Creator/GilbertGottfried, and Gail Matthius [when she spent most of the 1990s doing voicework on kids' cartoons], as the only ones who found fame outside of their time on ''SNL''[[/note]], it was probably a good thing he wasn't picked. Carrey tried again for the 1985-1986 season[[note]]the one that saw LorneMichaels Creator/LorneMichaels coming back to revive his show, only for it to nearly get canceled since no one liked the new cast he brought in -- which included such now famous faces as Creator/RobertDowneyJr., Creator/JoanCusack, Anthony Michael Hall, and Randy Quaid, along with three cast members who would be part of the show's new GoldenAge: Jon Lovitz, Nora Dunn, and Creator/DennisMiller[[/note]], and, once again, was passed over. Had Carrey been picked for the 1985-1986 season, he probably would have had more of a chance to shine (even going so far as playing then-President UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan) and either would have joined the new GoldenAge cast in 1986 or be a very entertaining one-season wonder)...or maybe not. On David Letterman's show, Carrey recalled that when he went to audition for ''Saturday Night Live'', there was a man outside one of the high windows of the NBC building [[DrivenToSuicide preparing to jump and kill himself.]] He considered this [[ThisIsGonnaSuck a bad omen]] and decided not to go through with it. Clips of his audition tape (for when he auditioned for the 1985-1986 season) have appeared on the ''SaturdayNightLive'' ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' 40th Anniversary Special in a montage of audition tapes of past and present cast members (and some now-famous people who auditioned for the show and didn't make it, like Carrey, Creator/AndyKaufman, and Creator/KevinHart).
14th Mar '15 1:14:26 PM MarkLungo
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Carrey was originally supposed to be a cast member on ''Saturday Night Live'' when the original cast left in 1980 and Jean Doumanian was hired to create a new "Not Ready for Primetime" cast for the sixth season. Considering how terrible the 1980-1981 season was and how most of the cast has faded into obscurity[[note]]with Creator/EddieMurphy, Creator/GilbertGottfried, and Gail Matthius [when she spent most of the 1990s doing voicework on kids' cartoons], as the only ones who found fame outside of their time on ''SNL''[[/note]], it was probably a good thing he wasn't picked. Carrey tried again for the 1985-1986 season[[note]]the one that saw LorneMichaels coming back to revive his show, only for it to nearly get canceled since no one liked the new cast he brought in -- which included such now famous faces as Creator/RobertDowneyJr., Creator/JoanCusack, Anthony Michael Hall, and Randy Quaid, along with three cast members who would be part of the show's new GoldenAge: Jon Lovitz, Nora Dunn, and DennisMiller[[/note]], and, once again, was passed over. Had Carrey been picked for the 1985-1986 season, he probably would have had more of a chance to shine (even going so far as playing then-President RonaldReagan) and either would have joined the new GoldenAge cast in 1986 or be a very entertaining one-season wonder)...or maybe not. On David Letterman's show, Carrey recalled that when he went to audition for ''Saturday Night Live'', there was a man outside one of the high windows of the NBC building [[DrivenToSuicide preparing to jump and kill himself.]] He considered this [[ThisIsGonnaSuck a bad omen]] and decided not to go through with it. Clips of his audition tape (for when he auditioned for the 1985-1986 season) have appeared on the ''SaturdayNightLive'' 40th Anniversary Special in a montage of audition tapes of past and present cast members (and some now-famous people who auditioned for the show and didn't make it, like Carrey, Creator/AndyKaufman, and Creator/KevinHart).

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Carrey was originally supposed to be a cast member on ''Saturday Night Live'' when the original cast left in 1980 and Jean Doumanian was hired to create a new "Not Ready for Primetime" cast for the sixth season. Considering how terrible the 1980-1981 season was and how most of the cast has faded into obscurity[[note]]with Creator/EddieMurphy, Creator/GilbertGottfried, and Gail Matthius [when she spent most of the 1990s doing voicework on kids' cartoons], as the only ones who found fame outside of their time on ''SNL''[[/note]], it was probably a good thing he wasn't picked. Carrey tried again for the 1985-1986 season[[note]]the one that saw LorneMichaels coming back to revive his show, only for it to nearly get canceled since no one liked the new cast he brought in -- which included such now famous faces as Creator/RobertDowneyJr., Creator/JoanCusack, Anthony Michael Hall, and Randy Quaid, along with three cast members who would be part of the show's new GoldenAge: Jon Lovitz, Nora Dunn, and DennisMiller[[/note]], Creator/DennisMiller[[/note]], and, once again, was passed over. Had Carrey been picked for the 1985-1986 season, he probably would have had more of a chance to shine (even going so far as playing then-President RonaldReagan) UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan) and either would have joined the new GoldenAge cast in 1986 or be a very entertaining one-season wonder)...or maybe not. On David Letterman's show, Carrey recalled that when he went to audition for ''Saturday Night Live'', there was a man outside one of the high windows of the NBC building [[DrivenToSuicide preparing to jump and kill himself.]] He considered this [[ThisIsGonnaSuck a bad omen]] and decided not to go through with it. Clips of his audition tape (for when he auditioned for the 1985-1986 season) have appeared on the ''SaturdayNightLive'' 40th Anniversary Special in a montage of audition tapes of past and present cast members (and some now-famous people who auditioned for the show and didn't make it, like Carrey, Creator/AndyKaufman, and Creator/KevinHart).
14th Mar '15 1:12:55 PM MarkLungo
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Carrey was originally supposed to be a cast member on ''Saturday Night Live'' when the original cast left in 1980 and Jean Doumanian was hired to create a new "Not Ready for Primetime" cast for the sixth season. Considering how terrible the 1980-1981 season was and how most of the cast has faded into obscurity[[note]]with Creator/EddieMurphy, Creator/GilbertGottfried, and Gail Matthius [when she spent most of the 1990s doing voicework on kids' cartoons], as the only ones who found fame outside of their time on ''SNL''[[/note]], it was probably a good thing he wasn't picked. Carrey tried again for the 1985-1986 season[[note]]the one that saw LorneMichaels coming back to revive his show, only for it to nearly get canceled since no one liked the new cast he brought in -- which included such now famous faces as Creator/RobertDowneyJr., Creator/JoanCusack, Anthony Michael Hall, and Randy Quaid, along with three cast members who would be part of the show's new GoldenAge: Jon Lovitz, Nora Dunn, and DennisMiller[[/note]], and, once again, was passed over. Had Carrey been picked for the 1985-1986 season, he probably would have had more of a chance to shine (even going so far as playing then-President RonaldReagan) and either would have joined the new GoldenAge cast in 1986 or be a very entertaining one-season wonder)...or maybe not. On David Letterman's show, Carrey recalled that when he went to audition for ''Saturday Night Live'', there was a man outside one of the high windows of the NBC building [[DrivenToSuicide preparing to jump and kill himself.]] He considered this [[ThisIsGonnaSuck a bad omen]] and decided not to go through with it. Clips of his audition tape (for when he auditioned for the 1985-1986 season) have appeared on the ''SaturdayNightLive'' 40th Anniversary Special in a montage of audition tapes of past and present cast members (and some now-famous people who auditioned for the show and didn't make it, like Carrey, Andy Kaufman, and KevinHart)

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Carrey was originally supposed to be a cast member on ''Saturday Night Live'' when the original cast left in 1980 and Jean Doumanian was hired to create a new "Not Ready for Primetime" cast for the sixth season. Considering how terrible the 1980-1981 season was and how most of the cast has faded into obscurity[[note]]with Creator/EddieMurphy, Creator/GilbertGottfried, and Gail Matthius [when she spent most of the 1990s doing voicework on kids' cartoons], as the only ones who found fame outside of their time on ''SNL''[[/note]], it was probably a good thing he wasn't picked. Carrey tried again for the 1985-1986 season[[note]]the one that saw LorneMichaels coming back to revive his show, only for it to nearly get canceled since no one liked the new cast he brought in -- which included such now famous faces as Creator/RobertDowneyJr., Creator/JoanCusack, Anthony Michael Hall, and Randy Quaid, along with three cast members who would be part of the show's new GoldenAge: Jon Lovitz, Nora Dunn, and DennisMiller[[/note]], and, once again, was passed over. Had Carrey been picked for the 1985-1986 season, he probably would have had more of a chance to shine (even going so far as playing then-President RonaldReagan) and either would have joined the new GoldenAge cast in 1986 or be a very entertaining one-season wonder)...or maybe not. On David Letterman's show, Carrey recalled that when he went to audition for ''Saturday Night Live'', there was a man outside one of the high windows of the NBC building [[DrivenToSuicide preparing to jump and kill himself.]] He considered this [[ThisIsGonnaSuck a bad omen]] and decided not to go through with it. Clips of his audition tape (for when he auditioned for the 1985-1986 season) have appeared on the ''SaturdayNightLive'' 40th Anniversary Special in a montage of audition tapes of past and present cast members (and some now-famous people who auditioned for the show and didn't make it, like Carrey, Andy Kaufman, Creator/AndyKaufman, and KevinHart)Creator/KevinHart).


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23rd Feb '15 9:37:51 AM Wartzanall
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Carrey was originally supposed to be a cast member on ''Saturday Night Live'' when the original cast left in 1980 and Jean Doumanian was hired to create a new "Not Ready for Primetime" cast for the sixth season. Considering how terrible the 1980-1981 season was and how most of the cast has faded into obscurity[[note]]with Creator/EddieMurphy, Creator/GilbertGottfried, and Gail Matthius [when she spent most of the 1990s doing voicework on kids' cartoons], as the only ones who found fame outside of their time on ''SNL''[[/note]], it was probably a good thing he wasn't picked. Carrey tried again for the 1985-1986 season[[note]]the one that saw LorneMichaels coming back to revive his show, only for it to nearly get canceled since no one liked the new cast he brought in -- which included such now famous faces as Creator/RobertDowneyJr., Creator/JoanCusack, Anthony Michael Hall, and Randy Quaid, along with three cast members who would be part of the show's new GoldenAge: Jon Lovitz, Nora Dunn, and DennisMiller[[/note]], and, once again, was passed over. Had Carrey been picked for the 1985-1986 season, he probably would have had more of a chance to shine (even going so far as playing then-President RonaldReagan) and either would have joined the new GoldenAge cast in 1986 or be a very entertaining one-season wonder)...or maybe not. On David Letterman's show, Carrey recalled that when he went to audition for ''Saturday Night Live'', there was a man outside one of the high windows of the NBC building [[DrivenToSuicide preparing to jump and kill himself.]] He considered this [[ThisIsGonnaSuck a bad omen]] and decided not to go through with it.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Carrey was originally supposed to be a cast member on ''Saturday Night Live'' when the original cast left in 1980 and Jean Doumanian was hired to create a new "Not Ready for Primetime" cast for the sixth season. Considering how terrible the 1980-1981 season was and how most of the cast has faded into obscurity[[note]]with Creator/EddieMurphy, Creator/GilbertGottfried, and Gail Matthius [when she spent most of the 1990s doing voicework on kids' cartoons], as the only ones who found fame outside of their time on ''SNL''[[/note]], it was probably a good thing he wasn't picked. Carrey tried again for the 1985-1986 season[[note]]the one that saw LorneMichaels coming back to revive his show, only for it to nearly get canceled since no one liked the new cast he brought in -- which included such now famous faces as Creator/RobertDowneyJr., Creator/JoanCusack, Anthony Michael Hall, and Randy Quaid, along with three cast members who would be part of the show's new GoldenAge: Jon Lovitz, Nora Dunn, and DennisMiller[[/note]], and, once again, was passed over. Had Carrey been picked for the 1985-1986 season, he probably would have had more of a chance to shine (even going so far as playing then-President RonaldReagan) and either would have joined the new GoldenAge cast in 1986 or be a very entertaining one-season wonder)...or maybe not. On David Letterman's show, Carrey recalled that when he went to audition for ''Saturday Night Live'', there was a man outside one of the high windows of the NBC building [[DrivenToSuicide preparing to jump and kill himself.]] He considered this [[ThisIsGonnaSuck a bad omen]] and decided not to go through with it. Clips of his audition tape (for when he auditioned for the 1985-1986 season) have appeared on the ''SaturdayNightLive'' 40th Anniversary Special in a montage of audition tapes of past and present cast members (and some now-famous people who auditioned for the show and didn't make it, like Carrey, Andy Kaufman, and KevinHart)
21st Dec '14 3:31:54 PM Wartzanall
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Carrey was originally supposed to be a cast member on ''Saturday Night Live'' when the original cast left in 1980 and Jean Doumanian was hired to create a new "Not Ready for Primetime" cast for the sixth season. Considering how terrible the 1980-1981 season was and how most of the cast has faded into obscurity (with Creator/EddieMurphy, Creator/GilbertGottfried, and Gail Matthius [when she spent most of the 1990s doing voicework on kids' cartoons], as the only ones who found fame outside of their time on ''SNL''), it was probably a good thing he wasn't picked. Carrey tried again for the 1985-1986 season (the one that saw LorneMichaels coming back to revive his show, only for it to nearly get canceled since no one liked the new cast he brought in -- which included such now famous faces as Creator/RobertDowneyJr., Creator/JoanCusack, Anthony Michael Hall, and Randy Quaid, along with three cast members who would be part of the show's new GoldenAge: Jon Lovitz, Nora Dunn, and DennisMiller), and, once again, was passed over. Had Carrey been picked for the 1985-1986 season, he probably would have had more of a chance to shine (even going so far as playing then-President RonaldReagan) and either would have joined the new GoldenAge cast in 1986 or be a very entertaining one-season wonder).
*** On David Letterman's show, Carrey recalled that when he went to audition for ''Saturday Night Live'', there was a man outside one of the high windows of the NBC building [[DrivenToSuicide preparing to jump and kill himself.]] He considered this [[ThisIsGonnaSuck a bad omen.]]

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Carrey was originally supposed to be a cast member on ''Saturday Night Live'' when the original cast left in 1980 and Jean Doumanian was hired to create a new "Not Ready for Primetime" cast for the sixth season. Considering how terrible the 1980-1981 season was and how most of the cast has faded into obscurity (with obscurity[[note]]with Creator/EddieMurphy, Creator/GilbertGottfried, and Gail Matthius [when she spent most of the 1990s doing voicework on kids' cartoons], as the only ones who found fame outside of their time on ''SNL''), ''SNL''[[/note]], it was probably a good thing he wasn't picked. Carrey tried again for the 1985-1986 season (the season[[note]]the one that saw LorneMichaels coming back to revive his show, only for it to nearly get canceled since no one liked the new cast he brought in -- which included such now famous faces as Creator/RobertDowneyJr., Creator/JoanCusack, Anthony Michael Hall, and Randy Quaid, along with three cast members who would be part of the show's new GoldenAge: Jon Lovitz, Nora Dunn, and DennisMiller), DennisMiller[[/note]], and, once again, was passed over. Had Carrey been picked for the 1985-1986 season, he probably would have had more of a chance to shine (even going so far as playing then-President RonaldReagan) and either would have joined the new GoldenAge cast in 1986 or be a very entertaining one-season wonder).
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wonder)...or maybe not. On David Letterman's show, Carrey recalled that when he went to audition for ''Saturday Night Live'', there was a man outside one of the high windows of the NBC building [[DrivenToSuicide preparing to jump and kill himself.]] He considered this [[ThisIsGonnaSuck a bad omen.]]omen]] and decided not to go through with it.
7th Dec '14 10:33:30 PM Brandon
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*** On David Letterman's show, Carrey recalled that when he went to audition for ''Saturday Night Live'', there was a man outside one of the high windows of the NBC building [[DrivenToSuicide preparing to jump and kill himself.]] He considered this [[ThisIsGonnaSuck a bad omen.]]
2nd Dec '14 2:58:19 PM Premonition45
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* CreatorBacklash: Despite being his StarMakingRole, Creator/JimCarrey does not like ''Film/AceVentura''. Carrey was displeased with the sequel, causing him to swear off ever doing a sequel for any of his characters.(Though he has since done the ''Film/DumbAndDumber'' sequel ''Dumb And Dumberer'') 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.]]
* PlayingAgainstType: He played a variety of both comic and serious roles prior to becoming an A-lister and thus identified only with comedies. ''TheMajestic'', ''{{Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind}}'' and ''{{The Number 23}}'' are his most deliberate attempts to play against type since then.
** PlayingWithCharacterType: ''TheCableGuy'' and ''TheTrumanShow'' played his over-the-top, zany persona for, respectively, BlackComedy and drama.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Carrey was originally supposed to be a cast member on ''Saturday Night Live'' when the original cast left in 1980 and Jean Doumanian was hired to create a new "Not Ready for Primetime" cast for the sixth season. Considering how terrible the 1980-1981 season was and how most of the cast has faded into obscurity (with EddieMurphy, GilbertGottfried, and Gail Matthius [when she spent most of the 1990s doing voicework on kids' cartoons], as the only ones who found fame outside of their time on ''SNL''), it was probably a good thing he wasn't picked. Carrey tried again for the 1985-1986 season (the one that saw LorneMichaels coming back to revive his show, only for it to nearly get canceled since no one liked the new cast he brought in -- which included such now famous faces as Creator/RobertDowneyJr., Creator/JoanCusack, Anthony Michael Hall, and Randy Quaid, along with three cast members who would be part of the show's new GoldenAge: Jon Lovitz, Nora Dunn, and DennisMiller), and, once again, was passed over. Had Carrey been picked for the 1985-1986 season, he probably would have had more of a chance to shine (even going so far as playing then-President RonaldReagan) and either would have joined the new GoldenAge cast in 1986 or be a very entertaining one-season wonder).

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* CreatorBacklash: Despite being his StarMakingRole, Creator/JimCarrey does not like ''Film/AceVentura''. Carrey was displeased with the sequel, causing him to swear off ever doing a sequel for any of his characters.(Though characters (though he has since done the ''Film/DumbAndDumber'' sequel ''Dumb And Dumberer'') 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.]]
* PlayingAgainstType: He played a variety of both comic and serious roles prior to becoming an A-lister and thus identified only with comedies. ''TheMajestic'', ''{{Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind}}'' ''Film/TheMajestic'', ''Film/EternalSunshineOfTheSpotlessMind'' and ''{{The ''Film/{{The Number 23}}'' are his most deliberate attempts to play against type since then.
** PlayingWithCharacterType: ''TheCableGuy'' ''Film/TheCableGuy'' and ''TheTrumanShow'' ''Film/TheTrumanShow'' played his over-the-top, zany persona for, respectively, BlackComedy and drama.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Carrey was originally supposed to be a cast member on ''Saturday Night Live'' when the original cast left in 1980 and Jean Doumanian was hired to create a new "Not Ready for Primetime" cast for the sixth season. Considering how terrible the 1980-1981 season was and how most of the cast has faded into obscurity (with EddieMurphy, GilbertGottfried, Creator/EddieMurphy, Creator/GilbertGottfried, and Gail Matthius [when she spent most of the 1990s doing voicework on kids' cartoons], as the only ones who found fame outside of their time on ''SNL''), it was probably a good thing he wasn't picked. Carrey tried again for the 1985-1986 season (the one that saw LorneMichaels coming back to revive his show, only for it to nearly get canceled since no one liked the new cast he brought in -- which included such now famous faces as Creator/RobertDowneyJr., Creator/JoanCusack, Anthony Michael Hall, and Randy Quaid, along with three cast members who would be part of the show's new GoldenAge: Jon Lovitz, Nora Dunn, and DennisMiller), and, once again, was passed over. Had Carrey been picked for the 1985-1986 season, he probably would have had more of a chance to shine (even going so far as playing then-President RonaldReagan) and either would have joined the new GoldenAge cast in 1986 or be a very entertaining one-season wonder).



** He almost didn't do ''AceVentura'' because he didn't care for the script. He only said yes after they allowed him to work on it.

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** He almost didn't do ''AceVentura'' ''Film/AceVentura'' because he didn't care for the script. He only said yes after they allowed him to work on it.



** He was considered to star as Captain Jack Sparrow in ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' and as Willy Wonka in ''Film/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory''. Both roles went to JohnnyDepp.

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** He was considered to star as Captain Jack Sparrow in ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' and as Willy Wonka in ''Film/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory''. Both roles went to JohnnyDepp.Creator/JohnnyDepp.
13th Nov '14 11:18:16 AM Premonition45
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* CreatorBacklash: Despite being his StarMakingRole, Creator/JimCarrey does not like ''Film/AceVentura''. Carrey was displeased with the sequel, causing him to swear off ever doing a sequel for any of his characters.(Though he has since done the ''Film/DumbAndDumber'' sequel ''Dumb And Dumberer'') 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.]]
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