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Now, everyone has someone they just - no matter how hard they try - cannot get along with for the life of them. It might be a friend's partner, a partner's friend, the mailman, that punk kid that lives down the street with the stupid face, or even a beloved comedy actor from the 1990's.

Now, if that last one sounds a little out there, then you obviously aren't iconic actor Tommy Lee Jones - since, from the sounds of it, he doesn't just not get along with comedy legend (and his Batman Forever co-star) Jim Carrey - he absolutely hates him.

And - at least the way Jim Carrey told it to Howard Stern recently - he does so for a very specific, and kind of goofy, reason:

“I think what happened was, I was really looking forward to working with Tommy because he’s a fantastic actor and he still is to me, I mean he’s amazing, but he was a little crusty, he was a little crusty.
Sometimes that Rhodes Scholarship is more of a weapon than an asset. I think he was just a little freaked out because Dumb and Dumber came out on the same weekend as Cobb, and Cobb was his big swing for the fences and that didn’t work out and that freaked him out a bit I think.”
Presumably not this much...
Presumably not this much...

So, Tommy Lee Jones was a little 'crusty' on the set of Batman Forever, then? But...that's not so bad, right?

Well, Carrey, as it turned out, wasn't quite done with his story. After the pair had begun shooting the movie, they happened to end up in the same restaurant, and Carrey decided to head over to say hello to his new co-star:

“I went up to say hi and the blood drained from his face, in such a way that I realized that I had become the face of his pain or something. He got up, kind of shaking, and hugged me and said ‘I hate you. I really don’t like you.’ I was like ‘Wow, okay. Well, what’s going on man?’ And he said, ‘I cannot sanction your buffoonery.’ He did not want to work with me at that point.”

Which is...pretty darned dark...

And, also, a little odd coming from a man who, at the same time, was voluntarily dressed up like this:

Despite being able to see.
Despite being able to see.

I mean, sure, Jim Carrey can presumably be a lot to take in - but dude, you signed up to play Two-Face in a Joel Schumacher Batman movie.

And if you do that, you've already officially sanctioned any buffoonery that comes your way...


What do you guys think? Who's in the right here?

via DListed, Howard Stern Show


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