That said, he was actually a lot better as The Riddler in Batman Forever than he was ever given credit for - mostly because of the framing of the rest of the film.
Macdonald told Carrey after hearing the story that he believes Jones acted that way because Carrey was at the height of his fame at that time, and Jones didn't like him getting all the attention. I still love him....
Carrey thinks that another factor could have been that Jones simply wasn't that keen on the comic book material. "I went over and said, 'Hey, Tommy, how you doing?' And the blood just drained from his face like he had been thinking about me 24 hours a day". And he got up shaking - he must have been in mid kill-me fantasy or something like that. He was like this (makes grunting noises) and he went to hug me and he said, "I hate you". I really don't like you.' And I said, 'Gee man, what's the problem?' and pulled up a chair, which probably wasn't smart. The comedian claims that after the declaration of hatred, he pulled up a chair, and that's when Jones delivered what should be an iconic burn: "I can not sanction your buffoonery".
"That's not really his style of stuff", Carrey said. Schumacher's direction still seems to be the primary culprit there, as proven by his further failure to appease the fans in the even more ridiculous Batman and Robin.
Granted Jones had always played serious and deadpan parts in movies, Carrey guessed that Jones was just ultimately uncomfortable playing his cartoon version of Two-Face. Jones' cool disdain toward Carrey has become infamous over the years, and it's something Carrey still remembers well.
Carrey also revealed their feud came to a head in a restaurant during filming.
One has to wonder how Jones could look down upon Carrey's "buffoonery" when his own take on Two-Face was anything but straight-faced.