According to Jim Carrey he was very much delighted to be working with fellow actor Tommy Lee Jones (in 1995 film Batman Forever) who he admired. Sadly, the feeling wasn’t mutual. Just before the two actors suited up as The Riddler and Two-Face for the film, he came across Tommy at a posh diner and decided to introduce himself.
The Riddler to be recounts:
“I was really looking forward to working with Tommy because he was a fantastic actor, and he still is. I love him. I mean, he’s amazing. But he was a little crusty. …
“I think he was just a little freaked out because Dumb and Dumber had come out on the same weekend as (his film) Cobb, and Cobb (about baseball legend Ty Cobb) was his big swing for the fences, pardon the pun. And that didn’t work out, and it freaked him out.
“I walked into a restaurant the night before our big scene in The Riddler’s lair and the maitre d’ said, ‘You’re working with Tommy Lee Jones, aren’t you…?’ He said, ‘He’s in the back corner.’
“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. And he got kind of shaking and hugged me and said, ‘I hate you. I really don’t like you. … I cannot sanction your buffoonery.’”