Dumb and Dumber
—in the new prequel Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd
. "I really would love to get his feedback." (Carrey has joked that "impersonation is the sincerest form of plagiarism.")
•Hair-brained: Olsen had his shaggy locks dyed and trimmed into Lloyd's signature bowl cut. "Off-camera I'd try to style it, but there was nothing you could do. I just wore a bandanna."
•Flat Earth: Raised in Bettendorf, Iowa, by Paul, 59, a college professor, and Jeanne, 56, a hospital chaplain, Olsen has learned to embrace L.A. "He's very easygoing," says costar Derek Richardson. "He even taught me how to surf."
•Fool for Love: Now dating Maggie Lawson, 22, who stars in ABC's upcoming series It's All Relative
, Olsen says he's hot ready for marriage, but "in 10 years I'd love to have two kids. I've got to make a ton of money now so I can just retire and hang out with them all day."
•Acting Stupid: "Jim Carrey is phenomenal,' " says Eric Christian Olsen, 26, who tackles the part of Lloyd—played by Carrey in '94's