Pete Farrelly

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is an American film director, screenwriter, producer and novelist. The Farrelly brothers are mostly famous for directing and producing gross-out humor romantic comedy films such as Dumb and Dumber, and Shallow Hal.

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realpeterfarrelly952 karma

First of all, they didn't all come from one brain, they came from three. Me, my brother Bobby and the great Jewish writer Bennett Yellin. Jeez, I don't know why I mentioned the Jewish thing but it's out there so what can I do.

One line that was definitely ad libbed is the Big Gulp line. In fact, the two guys he was talking to weren't even extras, they were just hanging out, watching us shoot and I decided to pull them in. They happened to have Big Gulps and Jim just ran with it. True story.

realpeterfarrelly871 karma

Yes!

We just finished shooting, don't want to brag, but it could be the best movie of all time. Seriously though, we're thrilled with it and are trying to get the studio to push the release date up.

We can't wait for you to see it!

realpeterfarrelly839 karma

Bill Murray pretty much made up every line of dialogue he said in the film. He would look at the sides, then throw them away and wing it. Every time it was better than what was written. He is a true genius and an excellent kisser. (I saw him making out with a few extras - he really knows what he's doing)

realpeterfarrelly589 karma

"His head fell off?" "Yeah, he was pretty old."

I love it because that set the tone for the entire movie for me.

realpeterfarrelly589 karma

Yes and no. He's a very thoughtful guy and not always "on", but when you hang out with him, you laugh your ass off until he goes home. That said, you can sit around and talk about things without him feeling like he has got to be hilarious. He's a very complex guy and someone I truly admire.

realpeterfarrelly527 karma

Exactly and believe it or not, that starts with Jeff Daniels. He gives Jim tons of space to do what he does. I've never seen a more generous, gracious actor than Jeff but he knows how to bring out the best in Jim.

It's a beautiful thing to see.

realpeterfarrelly518 karma

As you know, we had nothing to do with the movie, but we have no hard feelings.

The studio wanted to do it, we told them it was a bad idea, but they went ahead with it anyway. I certainly have no ill-will towards the actors, writers and director. They're all just trying to make a living and to tell you the truth, I was rooting for them.

realpeterfarrelly515 karma

Stop worrying. It's good.

realpeterfarrelly504 karma

Not until right now. The studio wanted us to make Mary 2, but we didn't think it made sense. However, if Harry and Lloyd were to try to bang her, I would be open to it. And I'm sure Cameron would, too. Unless she's changed.

realpeterfarrelly479 karma

First movie, Dumb and Dumber, I looked at my brother and realized he thought he was directing with me. I should have said something then, but...well, here we are.