Jim Carrey Has a Long History of Losing Roles to Johnny Depp

Actor Jim Carrey shot to fame in the 1990s, ultimately becoming the Tom Hanks of the Golden Globe Awards. But Carrey definitely wasn’t an overnight success. Carrey began performing stand-up comedy while still a teenager and began acting just a few years later. Yet even after he became a household name, Carrey continually lost prime roles to none other than Johnny Depp. Here are a few of the movies Carrey lost to the Pirates of the Caribbean star.

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Jim Carrey was still on the rise in the early 1990s

As most fans know, Carrey didn’t officially become a movie star until 1994. That year, he headlined a trio of box office hits: Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, The Mask, and Dumb and Dumber. Prior to that, Carrey’s biggest claim to fame was Fox’s popular sketch comedy series In Living Color. But before he began on that show, the actor was reportedly in the running for Tim Burton’s 1990 classic Edward Scissorhands.

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Jim Carrey Has a Long History of Losing Roles to Johnny Depp

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