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James Eugene Carrey (born January 17, 1962) is a Canadian-American actor, comedian, impressionist, screenwriter, musician, producer and painter. He is known for his energetic slapstick performances.
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Jim Carrey is a comedian and actor best known for comedic and dramatic film roles in movies including Ace Ventura: Pet Detective and The Truman Show.
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Comedian and actor Jim Carrey was born in Newmarket, Ontario, Canada, on January 17, 1962. Carrey relocated to Los Angeles to pursue comedy, eventually landing a spot on the sketch comedy show In Living Color. He went on to huge box office success in comedies, including Ace Ventura: Pet Detective and The Mask, and delivered acclaimed dramatic performances in The Truman Show and Man on the Moon. Recent films include Kick Ass 2 (2013) and Dumb and Dumber To (2014).
Early Life and Career
Actor and comedian James Eugene Carrey was born on January 17, 1962, in Newmarket, Ontario, Canada. Carrey got his start with a spot doing stand-up at a Toronto comedy club when he was just 15 years old. By 1979, he had left the factory job as a janitor he had taken in 1978 to help support his family and was making his living as the opening act for successful comics Buddy Hackett and Rodney Dangerfield.
In 1983, Carrey headed west to Hollywood where he starred in a made-for-television movie called Introducing...Janet. Carrey's appearances on TV in programs such as The Duck Factory and Jim Carrey's Unnatural Act (1991) led to a regular role on the hit comedy In Living Color.
Carrey's big screen debut came with 1984's Finders Keepers, but he didn't find success until he played the titular role in the 1994 comedy Ace Ventura: Pet Detective. From there, Carrey's expressive face, expert mimicry skills and physical brand of comedy kept the hits coming. He followed with The Mask (1994), Dumb and Dumber (1994), Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls (1995), Batman Forever (1995), The Cable Guy (1996) and Liar Liar (1997).
Carrey took a successful dramatic turn as Truman Burbank in Peter Weir's The Truman Show (1998), for which he won a Golden Globe award for Best Actor. He teamed up with legendary director Milos Forman for the Andy Kaufman biopic Man on the Moon (1999), co-starring Courtney Love. For his dead-on portrayal of Kaufman, Carrey took home his second Golden Globe. Despite his Golden Globe success, he didn't earn a nomination for an Academy Award. Carrey has become one of the highest-paid actors in Hollywood, with an reported asking price of $20 million.
In the summer of 2000, Carrey portrayed a character with two dueling personalities (both in love with the same woman) in the comedy Me, Myself and Irene. That fall, wearing pounds of green fur and makeup, he starred as the titular curmudgeon in the long-awaited big budget film version of Dr. Seuss' holiday classic, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, directed by Ron Howard. In 2003, the actor starred as a man endowed with God-like powers in Bruce Almighty with Jennifer Aniston. The following year, Carrey starred opposite Kate Winslet in Charlie Kaufman's Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.
Carrey continued to take on a variety of comedic roles, starring such films as Fun with Dick and Jane (2005), A Christmas Carol (2009) and Mr. Popper's Penguins (2011). He also enjoyed supporting parts in The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (2013) with Steve Carell and Kick Ass 2 (2013). In 2014, Carrey reteamed with Jeff Daniels for Dumb and Dumber To.
Carrey has a daughter, Jane, from his marriage to Melissa Womer (from 1987 to 1995). He was married briefly to Dumb & Dumber co-star Lauren Holly before entering a yearlong romance with his Me, Myself and Irene leading lady, Renee Zellweger. He was later involved with actress/model Jenny McCarthy.
Aldershot High School, Burlington, Canada (dropped out), Agincourt Collegiate Institute, Scarborough, Canada (dropped out)
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James Eugene Redmond Carrey
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==James Eugene Redmond "Jim" Carrey== (/ˈkæri/; born January 17, 1962) is a Canadian-American actor, comedian, impressionist, screenwriter, and producer. He is known for his highly energetic slapstick performances.
Carrey first gained recognition in 1990 after landing a recurring role in the sketch comedy television series [[In Living Color]]. His first leading roles in major productions came with [[Ace Ventura: Pet Detective]] (1994), [[Dumb and Dumber]] (1994), [[The Mask]] (1994), and [[Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls]] (1995), as well as a supporting role in [[Batman Forever]] (1995) and a lead role in [[Liar Liar]] (1997). He then starred in [[The Truman Show]] (1998) and [[Man on the Moon]] (1999), with each garnering him a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor.
In the 2000s, he gained further recognition for his portrayal of [[the Grinch]] in [[How the Grinch Stole Christmas]] (2000), as well as [[Bruce Almighty]] (2003), [[Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind]] (2004) for which he was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role, [[Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events]] (2004), [[Fun with Dick and Jane]] (2005), [[Yes Man]] (2008), [[Horton Hears a Who!]] (2008) and [[A Christmas Carol]] (2009).
In the 2010s, he has starred in [[Mr. Popper's Penguins]] (2011) and [[The Incredible Burt Wonderstone]] (2013). In 2013, he appeared in [[Kick-Ass 2]] as [[Colonel Stars and Stripes]]. He retracted support for the film two months prior to its release. He issued a statement via his Twitter account that, in light of the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary, "[N]ow in all good conscience I cannot support that level of violence." Carrey reprised his role as [[Lloyd Christmas]] in [[Dumb and Dumber To]] (2014).
physical comedy, surreal humor, character comedy, satire
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