Before bursting the screen in “Ace Ventura, detective for dogs and cats” in 1995, Jim Carrey almost joined the adventure “Jurassic Park” and shoot under the direction of Steven Spielberg. Find out what role he auditioned for.
Jurassic Park: life always finds a way
Released on our screens in September 1993, Jurassic Park is one of those classics of the seventh art that we love to see and review. By adapting the Michael Crichton novel published in 1990, Steven Spielberg directed the dream many spectators bringing the dinosaurs to life. For better and for worse ! The feature film’s cast included Sam Neill, Laura Dern and Jeff Goldblum in the roles of paleontologist Alan Grant, paleobotanist Ellie Satler and mathematician Ian Malcolm.
First subjugated by the miracle of this amusement park like no other, they quickly had the sole goal of getting out of this island alive. A trio of shock, which we will find in June 2022 in Jurassic World: The World After.
Jim Carrey almost joined Isla Nublar
Before becoming an international star with his role in Ace Ventura in 1994, Jim Carrey had impressed the producers of Jurassic Park. Indeed, he had come to the audition for the role of Ian Malcolm (finally landed by Jeff Goldblum).
As told by The WrapCasting director Janet Hirshenon recalls Jim Carrey’s performance at the 1992 audition:
I remember Jim Carrey coming, and he was amazing. But we finally all agreed on Jeff Goldblum.
It must be said that the role of Professor Ian Malcolm has become cult, with his famous replica “Life always finds a way”. He has also returned twice to confront the dinos: in 1997 in The lost World, and in 2018 in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.
We will find him again next June for the last part of the Jurassic saga.