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Old 01-19-06, 05:47 PM
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Coincidence between Peter Sellers and Jim Carrey

These two comedians starred in three movies during a single year, the only time they starred in 3 films in one year during their career; one 1964 and the other 1994, exactly 30 years apart! In '64 Sellers starred in Dr. Strangelove, The World of Henry Orient, and A Shot in the Dark. Carrey starred in Ace Ventura, Dumb & Dumber, and The Mask in 94. All of these films are great, not a dud among them.
Strangelove and Dumb & Dumber are the most widely liked of each, each played the most widely associated characters of theirs in A Shot and Ventura which they'd reprise, and Henry Orient and Mask are the lesser known of their trio but equally great.
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You lost me at "All of these films are great,"
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I say Dr. Strangelove may be just a smidge better than Dumb & Dumber.
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yah, i think your stretching
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Originally Posted by Cameron
yah, i think your stretching
Same here. If the movies had similar themes or something like that, then it would be something to think about, but the fact that they just made same number of movies in a year doesn't seem like much. I could find a bunch of actors that have made the same number of movies just to draw this comparison.
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Originally Posted by JumpCutz
I say Dr. Strangelove may be just a smidge better than Dumb & Dumber.
Oh of course, but all the movies are pretty damn good nonetheless.

'64 and '94 were the only years in which both starred in three films, i'd say that's pretty coincidental.
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Originally Posted by FRwL
'64 and '94 were the only years in which both starred in three films, i'd say that's pretty coincidental.
For some reason, I don't see this'n popping up on Snopes anytime soon.

-JP
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Originally Posted by FRwL
'64 and '94 were the only years in which both starred in three films, i'd say that's pretty coincidental.



Oh, are you serious?
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Wait...John Cusack was in three films in '94:

The Road to Wellville (1994)
Bullets Over Broadway (1994)
Floundering (1994)

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The mystery goes deeper . . .

John Cusack = JC
Jim Carrey = JC

Could the duo be a sign of the second coming of the original JC . . . Jesus Chirst?!?

FRwL you may have indeed opened up Pandora's Box my friend.
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Comparing Peter Sellers and Jim Carrey is like comparing filet mignon to Steak-Ums.
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Originally Posted by JumpCutz
I say Dr. Strangelove may be just a smidge better than Dumb & Dumber.
I'd say. Stanley Kubrick is the greatest director of all time, and the Farrelly brothers, while funny, couldn't direct to save their lives (no offense, though--I do like their movies).
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This looks like Carrey's most Peter Sellers-esque movie

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wasn't Peter Sellers a really shitty father?
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Originally Posted by dick_grayson
wasn't Peter Sellers a really shitty father?
And?
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and nothing. I just thought it was tidbit most people didn't know about.
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Originally Posted by iamiam
And?
I guess it could be worse. It could've been a new thread.
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Originally Posted by FRwL
Oh of course, but all the movies are pretty damn good nonetheless.

'64 and '94 were the only years in which both starred in three films, i'd say that's pretty coincidental.
What do you think 'coincidental' means?
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Originally Posted by JumpCutz
I say Dr. Strangelove may be just a smidge better than Dumb & Dumber.
Oh come on, Dumb and Dumber is to the 90's what Dr. Strangelove was to the 60's!
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This is too big a mystery for me. We better call the Hardly Boys.
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Shit the plot thickens
Sellers was born in Southsea, England and Carrey was born in Ontorio, Canada.
Ontario used to be a British territory.
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Sellers has double l's in the middle, Carrey has r's.
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Sellers first name is "Peter", and Carrey often relies on thrusting his nether regions around as some weak attempt at being funny.

Sellers was an actor who could be funny, while it's funny that Carrey is considered an actor.
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Sellers played a character, Dick Scratcher and Carrey scratches his balls.

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