The 1994 comedy Dumb and Dumber is an endlessly quotable movie — it could be one of the most quoted movies ever. With stars Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels reuniting with writer-directors Peter and Bobby Farrelly for Dumb and Dumber To (which once again finds Lloyd Christmas and Harry Dunne on a cross-country road trip, this time to track down Harry’s estranged daughter in hopes of scoring one of her kidneys), we spent a few minutes asking the guys for their favorite moments, and which quotes they hear back most from the fans.
Jim Carrey was paid $7 million for the original Dumb and Dumber, while his co-star Jeff Daniels — who shared top billing! — made just $50,000. Carrey wasn’t a big star when Dumb and Dumber went into production in 1994 and the comedy’s total budget was just $16 million — so how did he walk away with so much? “They offered him $350,000 to do the movie and he passed,” explains Peter Farrelly.
Tommy Lee Jones has fashioned an amazing career out of playing gruff, angry men, a character archetype not all that far removed from his off-screen demeanor. Now, we’ve got a new tale to add to the Oscar winner’s (and Grumpy Cat doppelgänger’s) legend: His dismissal of his Batman Forever costar Jim Carrey. Carrey, who stars in the upcoming Dumb and Dumber To, worked alongside Jones in the 1995 sequel, playing the Riddler to Jones’ Two-Face.