Countless potentially great director/movie pairings never came to pass, from David Lynch
helming “Return of the Jedi
” to Cary Fukunaga
tackling “It.” Here’s another for the list: Spike Jonze
and “Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls
.” Jim Carrey
— who, you may have noticed, waxed philosophical on the red carpet yesterday — revealed that the “Being John Malkovich
” and “Her
” auteur almost made his directorial debut with the comedy sequel during a Q&A in Toronto today.
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Carrey is at Tiff with the documentary “Jim & Andy
: The Great Beyond,” which Jonze produced. Here’s what he had to say about “When Nature Calls
,” according to ScreenCrush: “I’ve been wanting to do something with Spike
forever. I was stupid enough to turn him down to direct ‘Ace 2,’ ’cause I had no idea who he was.