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2014-10-29 08:39:00 AM  
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Carrey continued, saying that "he got up, kind of shaking, hugged me and said 'I hate you. I really don't like you'". When Carrey questioned him as to why, Tommy Lee Jones replied that "I cannot sanction your buffoonery"

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2014-10-29 08:56:41 AM  
I thought Jim Carrey was the only actor who walked away from that movie with any dignity.
 
2014-10-29 10:18:04 AM  

Confabulat: I thought Jim Carrey was the only actor who walked away from that movie with any dignity.


Drew Barrymore and the goth girl were hot.

But yeah, Tommy Lee Jones basically played the Joker in that movie, he didn't have anything to say about Jim Carrey.
 
2014-10-29 11:08:00 AM  

Confabulat: I thought Jim Carrey was the only actor who walked away from that movie with any dignity.


I would add Michael Gough, but that's it.
 
2014-10-29 11:38:17 AM  
"I cannot sanction your buffoonery". I'm stealing that, TLJ, thanks.
 
2014-10-29 11:38:41 AM  
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2014-10-29 11:42:10 AM  
1>  Someone has to do the buffoonery in life.
2>  Jim Carrey's entire career is buffoonery.
3>  The role called for buffoonery.
4>  Tommy Lee's part was also buffoonery.

Sanction That.
 
2014-10-29 11:43:44 AM  
That article had me squinting.
 
2014-10-29 11:55:54 AM  
Tommy was great in No Buffoonery For Old Men.
 
2014-10-29 11:58:45 AM  
I like Tommy Lee's acting, generally, but I can't lose the picture of him and Al Gore hanging out as roommates in college.
 
2014-10-29 11:59:39 AM  
The entire film was buffoonery.
 
2014-10-29 12:00:06 PM  
And now the world is Bat-nipple deep in Unsanctioned Buffoonery.

Thanks, Obama Lee Jones.
 
2014-10-29 12:01:29 PM  

Confabulat: I thought Jim Carrey was the only actor who walked away from that movie with any dignity.


Me too.

I liked his Riddler. That was the only good part of the movie. . .
 
2014-10-29 12:01:44 PM  
The ideal response would have been, "AND YOU, SIR, ARE A POOR EXCUSE FOR BILLY DEE WILLIAMS!"


/District Attorney Harvey Dent...works every time!
 
2014-10-29 12:05:38 PM  
Tommy Lee Jones wasn't the only one who hated him in Batman Forever

jus sayin
 
2014-10-29 12:06:39 PM  

SpectroBoy: Confabulat: I thought Jim Carrey was the only actor who walked away from that movie with any dignity.

Me too.

I liked his Riddler. That was the only good part of the movie. . .


Yeah, pretty much this. If not for Jim Carrey hamming it up as The Riddler - a totally, reasonable approach to playing The Riddler - the movie would be a *complete* waste.
 
2014-10-29 12:08:07 PM  
Give the filmmakers credit, though. They were giving the public U2 songs nobody wanted to hear long before Apple ever did.
 
2014-10-29 12:12:10 PM  
Buffoonery Sanction. College band name. Getting a kick.
 
2014-10-29 12:12:13 PM  

xsarien: hamming it up as The Riddler - a totally, reasonable approach to playing The Riddler


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THE DEVIL YOU SAY
 
2014-10-29 12:13:51 PM  
Tommy Lee Jones hates comedies, which is why he did Men in Black 3.
 
2014-10-29 12:15:46 PM  
Quick!  To the Bat-codpiece!
 
2014-10-29 12:17:53 PM  
If Jim Carrey is going to talk about everyone who hates him, that is going to be a long article.


/my name will probably come up.
 
2014-10-29 12:20:59 PM  

Dr Dreidel: xsarien: hamming it up as The Riddler - a totally, reasonable approach to playing The Riddler

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THE DEVIL YOU SAY


Let us not forget Gorshin is best remembered for that role as well as his appearance on Star Trek, while in ham overdrive on both lol
 
2014-10-29 12:24:10 PM  
Tommy Lee Jones was an awful Two-Face, and not as good a Joker as Cesar Romero, Jack Nicholson, Mark Hamill or Heath Ledger.

Jim Carrey's riddler was an annoying little fark, but fit the film tonally and was at least recognisably a riddler. Not as good as John Glover, nearly the equal of Frank Gorshin.
 
2014-10-29 12:24:59 PM  

xsarien: SpectroBoy: Confabulat: I thought Jim Carrey was the only actor who walked away from that movie with any dignity.

Me too.

I liked his Riddler. That was the only good part of the movie. . .

Yeah, pretty much this. If not for Jim Carrey hamming it up as The Riddler - a totally, reasonable approach to playing The Riddler - the movie would be a *complete* waste.


I prefer the cold, calculating death-trap Riddler, and Jim Carrey's schtick can wear thin on me really fast...and he was STILL the best part of that turd.
 
2014-10-29 12:30:28 PM  

Big Beef Burrito: And now the world is Bat-nipple deep in Unsanctioned Buffoonery.



This may be the greatest thing I read all week...
 
2014-10-29 12:31:27 PM  

farkingismybusiness: Tommy was great in No Buffoonery For Old Men.


"I cannot sanction your buffoonery" What a non-sanctioning look might resemble:
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2014-10-29 12:46:49 PM  

scotchcrotch: Tommy Lee Jones hates comedies, which is why he did Men in Black 3.


Tommy Lee Jones likes good paying work, because he didn't find "success" until he was almost 50.
 
2014-10-29 12:49:58 PM  

Sgt Otter: xsarien: SpectroBoy: Confabulat: I thought Jim Carrey was the only actor who walked away from that movie with any dignity.

Me too.

I liked his Riddler. That was the only good part of the movie. . .

Yeah, pretty much this. If not for Jim Carrey hamming it up as The Riddler - a totally, reasonable approach to playing The Riddler - the movie would be a *complete* waste.

I prefer the cold, calculating death-trap Riddler, and Jim Carrey's schtick can wear thin on me really fast...and he was STILL the best part of that turd.


but it was just WRONG to play the cold calculating two-face as just another Joker.
 
2014-10-29 12:50:19 PM  
Tommy Lee Jones was in the wrong movie if he was supposed to be practising the craft of acting.  He should have realized that as far as that movie went, he was in Jim Carrey's house... Jim Carrey wasn't in his.  Having worked on utter shiat in my career (not as an actor though) I can understand how he felt, but it should have been pretty clear early on that the best thing about that film would be when he received his check.
 
2014-10-29 12:52:23 PM  

Valiente: farkingismybusiness: Tommy was great in No Buffoonery For Old Men.

"I cannot sanction your buffoonery" What a non-sanctioning look might resemble:
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Jeez, I love that movie. I keep confusing Jewel with Kelly Macdonald. I used to think Jewel was a much better actress.
 
2014-10-29 12:54:17 PM  

Mercutio74: Tommy Lee Jones was in the wrong movie if he was supposed to be practising the craft of acting.  He should have realized that as far as that movie went, he was in Jim Carrey's house... Jim Carrey wasn't in his.  Having worked on utter shiat in my career (not as an actor though) I can understand how he felt, but it should have been pretty clear early on that the best thing about that film would be when he received his check.


Tommy Lee Jones purposely overacting.  See also: Natural Born Killers
 
2014-10-29 01:01:44 PM  

InmanRoshi: scotchcrotch: Tommy Lee Jones hates comedies, which is why he did Men in Black 3.

Tommy Lee Jones likes good paying work, because he didn't find "success" until he was almost 50.


You stand corrected.
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2014-10-29 01:03:43 PM  

Nana's Vibrator: Mercutio74: Tommy Lee Jones was in the wrong movie if he was supposed to be practising the craft of acting.  He should have realized that as far as that movie went, he was in Jim Carrey's house... Jim Carrey wasn't in his.  Having worked on utter shiat in my career (not as an actor though) I can understand how he felt, but it should have been pretty clear early on that the best thing about that film would be when he received his check.

Tommy Lee Jones purposely overacting.  See also: Natural Born Killers


The role in NBK definitely called for overacting though. Two-face is supposed to be a Dr Jeckyl/Hyde ripoff, not Dr.Jeckyl/Joker
 
2014-10-29 01:04:31 PM  
I suspect, and this is mostly guess work but it fits, that the tone of the intended movie changed because of the hiring of Jim Carrey. Tommy probably signed on board after the success of the two Keaton pictures, without realizing that the tone was changing, and was angry not just with Carrey's presence, but the change in tone which would have also changed the way he was directed to play the part. Under those circumstance, "I can not sanction your buffoonery" makes perfect sense.
 
2014-10-29 01:09:06 PM  

czecho: InmanRoshi: scotchcrotch: Tommy Lee Jones hates comedies, which is why he did Men in Black 3.

Tommy Lee Jones likes good paying work, because he didn't find "success" until he was almost 50.

You stand corrected.
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And this little piggy... oh, mama... oh, mama... went wee, wee, wee, WEEEEEEEEE...!


...and you stand corrected

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2014-10-29 01:10:45 PM  

KPatrickGlover: I suspect, and this is mostly guess work but it fits, that the tone of the intended movie changed because of the hiring of Jim Carrey. Tommy probably signed on board after the success of the two Keaton pictures, without realizing that the tone was changing, and was angry not just with Carrey's presence, but the change in tone which would have also changed the way he was directed to play the part. Under those circumstance, "I can not sanction your buffoonery" makes perfect sense.


Even still, he only landed that role after Barbara Streisand turned it down. He was prob grateful for the cash grab it was, yet ultimately disappointed as the rest of us were. Still doesn't explain him not liking Jim Carrey personally.
 
2014-10-29 01:12:02 PM  

Cymbal: Nana's Vibrator: Mercutio74: Tommy Lee Jones was in the wrong movie if he was supposed to be practising the craft of acting.  He should have realized that as far as that movie went, he was in Jim Carrey's house... Jim Carrey wasn't in his.  Having worked on utter shiat in my career (not as an actor though) I can understand how he felt, but it should have been pretty clear early on that the best thing about that film would be when he received his check.

Tommy Lee Jones purposely overacting.  See also: Natural Born Killers

The role in NBK definitely called for overacting though. Two-face is supposed to be a Dr Jeckyl/Hyde ripoff, not Dr.Jeckyl/Joker


"There's just one problem.

You're talking to the wrong Harvey."

/God that show was great.
 
2014-10-29 01:12:29 PM  

KPatrickGlover: I suspect, and this is mostly guess work but it fits, that the tone of the intended movie changed because of the hiring of Jim Carrey. Tommy probably signed on board after the success of the two Keaton pictures, without realizing that the tone was changing, and was angry not just with Carrey's presence, but the change in tone which would have also changed the way he was directed to play the part. Under those circumstance, "I can not sanction your buffoonery" makes perfect sense.


If I recall TLJ also took the part as his kids were huge Batnerds apparently. I'm guessing he wasn't too proud to be involved with that production otherwise.
 
2014-10-29 01:14:47 PM  

SirDigbyChickenCaesar: czecho: InmanRoshi: scotchcrotch: Tommy Lee Jones hates comedies, which is why he did Men in Black 3.

Tommy Lee Jones likes good paying work, because he didn't find "success" until he was almost 50.

You stand corrected.
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And this little piggy... oh, mama... oh, mama... went wee, wee, wee, WEEEEEEEEE...!

...and you stand corrected

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I will not sleep until this is watched
 
2014-10-29 01:14:55 PM  

Crotchrocket Slim: If I recall TLJ also took the part as his kids were huge Batnerds apparently. I'm guessing he wasn't too proud to be involved with that production otherwise.


That, or he figured he'd take care of his children's like of Batman once and for all.
 
2014-10-29 01:18:06 PM  

EyeballKid: Crotchrocket Slim: If I recall TLJ also took the part as his kids were huge Batnerds apparently. I'm guessing he wasn't too proud to be involved with that production otherwise.

That, or he figured he'd take care of his children's like of Batman once and for all.


LOL now compare his performance to the only comparable one I can think of, Raul Julia's M. Bison. Raul was so awesome in that despite Ming-na Wen being the only other good part of that movie (okay Kylie Minogue's wardrobe too) that we still love to quote him on Fark.
 
2014-10-29 01:19:35 PM  
 'I Love You Phillip Morris'  was Carrey's only really worthwhile movie.
 
2014-10-29 01:20:42 PM  
I honestly can't think of a movie I've liked Jim Carrey in. But he was what the director wanted -- something ridiculous.

How about the '80s for Tommy Lee Jones, where he tried being a sexy thief lead in Black Moon Rising and it went thud-thud-thud on big-hair fresh-from-The Terminator Linda Hamilton?

/have Nate and Hayes on my Netflix queue for a pirate movie weekend; haven't seen it. Does TLJ act as a decent swashbuckler?
 
2014-10-29 01:21:26 PM  

GonzoNihilist:  'I Love You Phillip Morris'  was Carrey's only really worthwhile movie.


Disagree.

Eternal Sunshine and Truman Show.
 
2014-10-29 01:24:03 PM  

czecho: SirDigbyChickenCaesar: czecho: InmanRoshi: scotchcrotch: Tommy Lee Jones hates comedies, which is why he did Men in Black 3.

Tommy Lee Jones likes good paying work, because he didn't find "success" until he was almost 50.

You stand corrected.
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And this little piggy... oh, mama... oh, mama... went wee, wee, wee, WEEEEEEEEE...!

...and you stand corrected

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I will not sleep until this is watched


Now I haven't seen it in ages but I thought it was a pretty damn good movie.

/not sure how well it stands up...
 
2014-10-29 01:27:33 PM  
I love reading about this type of stuff.  I read that Al Pacino went off on Keanu Reeves on the set of Devil's Advocate because KR couldn't remember his lines and could only do small portions of them read to him then he'd recite them.  Kinda belittling getting yelled at by a real deal actor like AP.
 
2014-10-29 01:28:19 PM  

KPatrickGlover: I suspect, and this is mostly guess work but it fits, that the tone of the intended movie changed because of the hiring of Jim Carrey. Tommy probably signed on board after the success of the two Keaton pictures, without realizing that the tone was changing, and was angry not just with Carrey's presence, but the change in tone which would have also changed the way he was directed to play the part. Under those circumstance, "I can not sanction your buffoonery" makes perfect sense.


Perhaps, but there's no way they could have forced TLJ to give the preposterously broad performance he did.  On some level he got on board with the tone of the film and did the job.  If he was really that upset, there are ways he could have gotten off the picture.  Certainly, if he didn't realize the campy and terrible direction the film was taking, he would have gotten the clue from the script and the director.

He might have still hated it but not wanted to burn that bridge with the producers.  If that's the case, it's unfair to blame Jim Carrey.  If you hire a monkey and he climbs up the curtains and flings shiat at people... he's just doing what monkeys are supposed to do.  Blame the producers for demanding that someone write a part for a shiat flinging monkey into the script.
 
2014-10-29 01:30:58 PM  

LeroyBourne: I love reading about this type of stuff. I read that Al Pacino went off on Keanu Reeves on the set of Devil's Advocate because KR couldn't remember his lines and could only do small portions of them read to him then he'd recite them. Kinda belittling getting yelled at by a real deal actor like AP


Ehhhhh...pre-Scent of a Woman Pacino, okay, I'll give you that, real-deal actor. Post-Scent of a Woman Pacino is equaled only by post-Bullwinkle DeNiro for the greatest fall of grace to punchline status. Getting berated by one is okay, but mister "HOOAH!" can go screw himself.
 
2014-10-29 01:32:15 PM  

Crotchrocket Slim: EyeballKid: Crotchrocket Slim: If I recall TLJ also took the part as his kids were huge Batnerds apparently. I'm guessing he wasn't too proud to be involved with that production otherwise.

That, or he figured he'd take care of his children's like of Batman once and for all.

LOL now compare his performance to the only comparable one I can think of, Raul Julia's M. Bison. Raul was so awesome in that despite Ming-na Wen being the only other good part of that movie (okay Kylie Minogue's wardrobe too) that we still love to quote him on Fark.


There's a great behind-the-scenes article on Street Fighter: The Movie, and its insane production.  JCVD was coked out of his mind, half the cast was actors who couldn't fight, the other half was fighters who couldn't act, trying to film around Raul Julia having only a few months to live, filming in Thailand where the male cast and crew were screwing Bangkok hookers until they were too exhausted to work, constant studio meddling, etc.
 
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