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Jim Carrey Describes The Tremendous Dynamic Of Working With Jennifer Aniston On Bruce Almighty

After having what was arguably his breakout role as part of the cast of "In Living Color" during the early 1990s, Jim Carrey became one of the most popular movie stars on the planet after 1994's "Ace Ventura: Pet Detective" (via Collider). His expressive acting and comedic timing from doing years of stand-up transferred over well to his movies, resonating with audiences everywhere. The movie made over $100 million worldwide on a $15 million budget (via Box Office Mojo), making it a massive success. Carrey would notably do one blockbuster movie after another throughout the rest of the '90s, including "The Mask," "Dumb and Dumber," "The Truman Show," and the sequel to the first "Ace Ventura" film (via IMDb). Needless to say, Carrey became incredibly busy and was able to act alongside some legendary names.

"The Mask" saw Cameron Diaz as one of Carrey's biggest co-stars, although at the time it was Diaz's first acting credit ever, and arguably her breakout role. Jeff Daniels, a future two-time Emmy Award winner (via Emmys.com), is Carrey's hilarious co-star in "Dumb and Dumber." And although there were strong opinions from Tommy Lee Jones about Carrey (via Norm Macdonald Live), the two created a villainous duo for "Batman Forever." Needless to say, Carrey is no stranger to creating a dynamic with co-stars on his projects.

One of those memorable dynamics would come from 2003's "Bruce Almighty," a comedy featuring Carrey and none other than Jennifer Aniston. Here's what Carrey had to say about it.

Jim Carrey says Jennifer Aniston are total opposites as actors

"Bruce Almighty" sees Jim Carrey play the role of Bruce Nolan, a news anchor that misses out on a big-time promotion. He starts to feel that nothing is going his way, challenging God (Morgan Freeman), who bestows Bruce with his powers for a short period. Along with Freeman, Carey also co-stars with Jennifer Aniston, who plays Bruce's girlfriend Grace Connelly. During a press conference in 2003 where Carrey discussed everything to do with "Bruce Almighty," he explained that working with Aniston was great because they are opposites in the way they approach their craft. 

"She's tremendous. We work well off each other because Jennifer is a completely different person than me. I'm a person who just throws myself out there and does wild stuff and she's like the center of the wheel," Carrey explained. "She's the type of person that can sit there and allow things to come to her. I seek them out and destroy them. It's a wonderful kind of mix," he continued.

Although "Bruce Almighty" didn't perform terribly well with audiences and critics (via Rotten Tomatoes), it would prompt a 2007 sequel "Evan Almighty," starring Steve Carell reprising the character of Evan from the first film.

Carrey has most recently appeared as Dr. Robotonik in "Sonic the Hedgehog 2," and has suggested that he will now retire from acting (via Access Hollywood).