Jeff Daniels played Harry Dunne in the great comedy Dumb and Dumber. Any guy who can deliver the role with ‘explosive diarrhea’ while keeping any sense of decency proves his Bicentennial Repertory Programme Credentials. The film was another step up the ladder for Jim Carrey, the funny man who seems to have fallen off the comedy map.
Speaking of falling off the comedy map, Jeff was also in RV, a film that starred Robin Williams. RV was another nail in Mork’s coffin, a painfully unfunny work. Jeff was also in the film Blood Work, a thriller that was painfully funny. the film almost ended the career or Clint Eastwood. It seems that Jeff Daniels and “career-ending work” go hand in hand.
We here at ComedyGuys.com defend Jeff and loved him in The Purple Rose of Cairo and Radio Days, both films by Woody Allen. We wish Jeff would work more with Woody Allen. We also wish Melanie Griffith would tie us up like she did to Jeff in Something Wild.
The actor shuns Hollywood and keeps his family and life in Michigan. Of that, he said, “I think Michigan keeps you sane and on an even keel through the ups and downs. In Michigan, I do fireworks, shovel snow and live life.” We do not consider shoveling snow living life.