Dumb & Dumber is a 1994 comedy classic that helped make Jim Carrey a superstar; here’s what the cast looks like now and their biggest movies since.
What does the Dumb And Dumber cast look like now and which movies have they acted in since? It’s hard to believe it’s been almost 30 years since siblings the Farrelly Brothers made their debut with Dumb And Dumber. The 1994 buddy comedy follows the misadventures of dim-witted but well-meaning best pals Lloyd and Harry as they embark on a cross-country road trip to return a briefcase full of ransom money to Lloyd’s crush Mary Swanson – and unwittingly get caught up in a kidnapping plot along the way.
Dumber And Dumber was a surprise box office hit – grossing over $240 million against its $17 million budget – and is hailed by many as one of the best comedy movies of the 1990s. It also spawned a short-lived animated TV series produced by Hanna-Barbera, a 2003 prequel movie about Lloyd and Harry’s high school days and a sequel that was released in 2014 and saw Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels reprise their roles.
The original Dumb And Dumber cast have been up to all kinds of things since the movie’s release. Read on to find out what the cast looks like these days and which notable movies they’ve appeared in since Dumb And Dumber.
Jim Carrey – Lloyd Christmas
Dumb And Dumber was one of a trio of 1994 movies – alongside Ace Ventura: Pet Detective and The Mask – that helped put Jim Carrey on the map. After playing Lloyd Christmas, Carrey appeared in several more hit comedies including The Truman Show and Bruce Almighty but he’s also earned critical acclaim while exercising his dramatic acting abilities in Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind and Man On The Moon. He’s mostly played Dr. Robotnik in Paramount’s Sonic The Hedgehog movie series.
Jeff Daniels – Harry Dunne
Since his role as Harry Dunne in the Dumb And Dumber cast, Jeff Daniels has appeared in many more movies that span a whole range of genres, from sweet fantasy comedy Pleasantville and psychological drama The Hours to Danny Boyle’s Steve Jobs biopic and Ridley Scott’s sci-fi film The Martian. Daniels has also received rave reviews for his performances in TV shows like The Newsroom and The Looming Tower.
Lauren Holly – Mary Swanson
Former NCIS star Lauren Holly played the part of Lloyd’s love interest Mary Swanson in Dumb And Dumber. Her other notable movie roles include playing Darian in comedy-drama Beautiful Girls, Mel Gibson’s ex-wife in rom-com What Women Want and Linda in Oz Perkins’ psychological horror The Blackcoat’s Daughter. She’s also enjoyed a prolific TV career with roles in the likes of Designated Survivor and Tiny Pretty Things.
Karen Duffy – J.P. Shay
Karen Duffy’s character J.P. Shay was one of the professional criminals tasked with chasing Lloyd, Harry and their briefcase of ransom money across the U.S. Since being diagnosed with a rare disease called neurosarcoidosis in 1995, she’s largely taken a step back from acting and instead concentrates on raising awareness about her condition. However, she has taken on some acting jobs including a voice role as Linda Otter in Wes Anderson’s Fantastic Mr. Fox.
Mike Starr – Joe Mentalino
Prolific character actor Mike Starr’s role in the original Dumb And Dumber movie was as J.P. Shay’s partner in crime, Joe Mentalino. Since Dumb And Dumber, Starr has nabbed parts in films like Spike Lee’s crime thriller Summer Of Sam, biographical mafia movie Kill The Irishman and boxing drama The Bronx Bull. More recently, Starr played Al in the Stephen King-based miniseries Mr Mercedes.
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