For one thing, 'The Last Mimzy,' the movie directed by the curmudgeonly Shaye, is a children's film, the last thing industry colleagues expected. Shaye's mood, which often can be downright cranky (emphasis added), was collegial throughout the evening.
I met Bob Shaye in 1994 - just before Dumb and Dumber was to come out. Bill Block and I went to see him at New Line's LA offices about participating with us in an interactive venture.
The first thing out of Bob's mouth was, "Hey look, it's Dumb and Dumber."