The Riddler is one of Jim Carrey's most iconic roles, with the actor playing him in 1995's 'Batman Forever' and the star has weighed on on Paul Dano's portrayal.

Carrey says he has "very mixed emotions" about Dano's take on the character, saying "To each his own and all that. I love Paul Dano as an actor, he’s a tremendous actor."

"I do worry. There’s a spot of worry in me over gaffer-taping people’s faces and encouraging people to do the same,” Carrey said, citing the actions of Dano’s Riddler in the film.

"Some sickos out there that might adopt that method," he said.

"I do have a conscience about the things I choose, know there’s a place for it, and I don’t want to criticise it, but it’s not my kind of thing…it’s very well done, those movies are very well done.”

Carrey said he hadn't seen the film, but said his villainous turn in the new 'Sonic' film has “cartoon bombs and no-one gets hurt.”

Carrey had previously spoken out about violent content in films, with the star notably distancing himself from his role in 'Kick-Ass 2' in the light of the Sandy Hook school shooting in the United States.

At the time, Carrey said “I did ‘Kick-Ass 2’ a month before Sandy Hook and now in all good conscience I cannot support that level of violence."

He added "my apologies to others involved with the film. I am not ashamed of it but recent events have caused a change in my heart.”

Dano's spin on The Riddler is certainly a far cry from the cartoonish over-the-top version Carrey played in 'Batman Forever', with critics noting Dano's version of The Riddler had more in common with a character from a David Fincher film.

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