According to George Shapiro, Kaufman's manager, Universal didn't want to cast Carrey. They wanted either Gary Oldman or Ed Norton. Carrey begged Shapiro to come over to watch his audition. While Shapiro waited in Carrey's personal theater for the tape to be delivered, a tape of old kaufman characters played. This went on for some time.
Carrey then came out and asked Shapiro. "Well, what do you think?"
It was then that shapiro realized that the tape that had been playing was the audition tape, and that he had been watching Carrey playing Kaufman the whole time.
Shapiro then told Universal if Carrey didn't get the part, he would walk.
When budgets get to a certain size the film is literally decided by A list talent. Jim wasn't at the time. It was a pretty big deal that he got the part.
This is pretty fucking incredible.
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Gotta admit that when he isn't being a total cock, the man has talent.
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Why did people hate this movie?
Transformers 2 made over 800 million dollars.
Does that answer your question?
It is a sin against God and a crime against humanity that Kaufman never got to experience YouTube.
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