Sequels Without Their Original Stars: 10 Celebrities Who Bailed (PHOTOS)
"Carrey grew increasingly frustrated by New Line and Warner Brothers, who he felt showed a lack of enthusiasm regarding the project," a rep blasted, in a statement.
He may not be the only one: Carrey's co-star in the 1994 film, Jeff Daniels, also bailed on the sequel.
Dumb and Dumber is a comedy classic -- but what will become of its follow-up without Carrey and Daniels?
The actors aren't the only celebs to skip a sequel: Lindsay Lohan ditched Mean Girls 2, John Travolta didn't appear in Grease 2, Arnold Schwarzenegger wasn't a part of Terminator: Salvation, and Jodie Foster bowed out of Hannibal.
Interestingly, none of those sequels had the impact of the original.
Check out the celebs who bailed on their classic film's sequel by clicking through our gallery.