5. When he was a struggling actor, he wrote himself a $10 million check and gave himself three years to earn that while acting. 

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7. The check was post-dated for Thanksgiving 1995, and he kept it in his wallet. Just before the holiday, he found out that he would be making $10 million for Dumb & Dumber

8. After doing stand-up routines in comedy clubs and acting in small parts on TV and in movies, he got his big break in Ace Ventura: Pet Detective