Not Casting Jim Carrey

by Christopher Paul on March 17, 2011

Splitsider has this series called Lost Roles, where they look at movies that could have involved notable actors but – for some reason – never worked out. This week, they put the spotlight on Jim Carrey by listing 27 films made that he got turned down for or walked away from. They also list 8 movies never made or in production that he was once associated with.

To me, what’s interesting is how long ago he started making a name for himself. Having failed at getting cast in the ’86-87 season of Saturday Night Live, he went on to In Living Color before jumping to Ace Ventura. But Carrey tried out for (or was considered for) Sixteen Candles, Legend, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Austin Powers, and Pirates of the Caribbean.

The Lost Roles of Jim Carrey – Splitsider

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