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Nicolas Cage: Jim Carrey Wanted Me to Star in 'Dumb and Dumber'

David Livingston/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Nicolas Cage won an Oscar for his performance in Leaving Las Vegas, but only after he turned down an opportunity to work with Jim Carrey.

He tells The Huffington Post, "We talked at length about trying to do a movie together.  In fact, he wanted me to be in Dumb and Dumber with him.  And then I wanted to do a much smaller movie instead called Leaving Las Vegas."

Carrey went on to star in Dumb and Dumber with Jeff Daniels.

Cage, who appeared with Carrey in Peggy Sue Got Married, likely won't collaborate with him in the future.

He says, "We don't really speak so much anymore. We used to be very close."

Cage says there's no animosity between them; they just "fell out of conversation."   

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