ME, MYSELF AND IRENE
PETER FARRELLY & BOBBY FARRELLY (Directors/Screenwriters) join forces behind the camera for their fourth film, following their blockbuster debut on the 1994 hit "Dumb and Dumber," which earned over $340 million throughout the world; their follow-up comedy, the critically-acclaimed bowling spoof "Kingpin," which starred Woody Harrelson and Randy Quaid; and the 1998 box-office smash, "There's Something About Mary," the fourth highest grossing film of 1998.
"There's Something About Mary" also garnered awards from the New York Film Critics
(Best Actress for Cameron Diaz), the People's Choice Award as Best Comedy of 1998, two
Golden Globe nominations (including one for Best Picture-Comedy) and four MTV Movie
Awards, including Best Picture and Best Actress. The Farrellys were also honored as
Screenwriters of the Year by the National Association of Theater Owners at the 1999 ShoWest
The Cumberland, Rhode Island natives rolled their first strike with the sale of two episodes of the award-winning NBC series, "Seinfeld." They continued writing screenplays, and sold half-a-dozen before "Dumb and Dumber" made it to the big screen. On their freshman effort, Peter made his directorial debut, with brother Bobby co-producing the Jim Carrey hit.
Bobby, the younger by a year, earned a B.S. degree in Geological Engineering from New York's Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (attending on a hockey scholarship) before embarking on an effort to market his invention, the Sunspot, the world's first round beach towel.
Peter studied at Providence College for his undergraduate degree and Columbia University for his Masters in creative writing. He has published two novels, The Comedy Writer and Outside Providence, which the brothers adapted and co-produced as a feature film under Michael Corrente's direction.
The Farrellys are also producing multiple feature projects through their Twentieth Century Fox-based production company, Conundrum Entertainment, including "Say It Isn't So," starring Heather Graham and Chris Klein, and directed by J.B. Rogers, the Farrellys' first assistant director on their three previous films.
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