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Jim Carrey
Born James Eugene Carrey
January 17, 1962 (1962-01-17) (age 48)
Newmarket, Ontario, Canada
Occupation Actor, comedian
Years active 1979–present
Spouse(s) Melissa Womer
(1987-1995; divorced)
Lauren Holly
(1996-1997; divorced)
Domestic partner(s) Jenny McCarthy
(2005-present)
Official website
.James Eugene "Jim" Carrey (born January 17, 1962) is a Canadian-American actor and comedian.^ Jim Carrey Becomes an American Citizen Canadian comedian Jim Carrey has fulfilled a longtime ambition to become an American citizen.
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^ Jim Carrey was born on January 17 1962 ( age 46 ) Where does jim carrey live?
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^ January 17, 1962 .
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.Carrey began stand-up comedy in 1979 while under the management of Leatrice Spevack, performing at Yuk Yuk's in Toronto, Ontario.^ Not only do I enjoy laughing, but I seek out comedy like a detective, and follow stand-up comedians like others follow indie rock bands: it's an obsession.
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^ When Jim was 15 he performed at Yuk Yuk's in Toronto, wearing a bright yellow suit made for him by his mother.
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^ At first he went down badly but with time and perseverance he soon began performing regularly on the Toronto club circuit, while supporting his family.
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.After becoming a major hit in 1981 he began working at The Comedy Store in Los Angeles where he was soon noticed by comedian Rodney Dangerfield, who immediately signed him to open his tour performances.^ In 1979, at the age of 17, he moved to Los Angeles and started working in The Comedy Store, where he was noticed by comedian Rodney Dangerfield.
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^ Dangerfield liked Carrey's act so much that he signed Carrey up to open Dangerfield's tour performances.
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^ In the early 1980's Jim Carrey moved to Los Angeles where he launched his comedy career.
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.Carrey soon became interested in film and television, and after developing a close friendship with comedian Damon Wayans landed a role in his brothers sketch comedy hit, In Living Color in which he portrayed various characters during 1990. Having not had much success in television movies and several low budget films, Carrey was soon cast as the title character in Ace Ventura: Pet Detective which premiered in February, 1994 making $159,537,178 domestically and over $400 million worldwide.^ Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994) .
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^ In 1990, he was given the bad advice to join the cast of Fox Television's ensemble comedy hit "In Living Color."
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^ His small roles eventually led to a friendship with fellow comedian Damon Wayans.

.Despite mixed reviews, this film has been considered the pinnacle of his film career and stardom.^ There would be further blows when his next two film roles didn't help his career, despite the movies' high profiles.
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^ The film, and Carrey's at-times frightening performance, received decidedly mixed reviews from critics and audiences.
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.The film even spawned a sequel, Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls (1995), in which he reprised the role of Ventura.^ Ace Ventura When Nature Calls 1995 filming locations / movies / bio .
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^ Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls Ace Ventura $108,385,533 .
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^ Warner Brothers has released a 3 disc Ace Ventura Box Set containing the two Ace Ventura movies, Pet Detective and When Nature Calls, as well as three episodes from the animated Ace Ventura series.

.These higher-profile roles eventually led to his being cast as Stanley Ipkiss in The Mask (1994) for which he gained a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Actor in Motion Picture Musical or Comedy, and as Lloyd Christmas in the cult comedy film, Dumb and Dumber (1994).^ Answer » Stanley Ipkiss was played by whom in the film The Mask?
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^ All of his best films are comedies.
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^ Dumb And Dumber 1994 filming locations / movies / bio .
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.Between 1996 and 1999, Carrey continued to strive on his success after earning lead roles in several highly successful films including The Cable Guy (1996), Liar Liar (1997), in which he was nominated for another Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy and in the critically acclaimed films The Truman Show and Man on the Moon, in 1998 and 1999, respectively.^ Favorite Actor - Comedy Liar Liar (1997) .
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^ Regarding his chances at 1997 Golden Globes .
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^ Carrey has since continued to appear in successful comedies as well as more dramatic roles.
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.Both films earned Carrey two Golden Globe awards, the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture Drama and the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy.^ Which of Jim Carrey's films is his best so far?
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^ Although the film boasted a powerhouse performance from Carrey, it earned less than stellar reviews and did poor business at the box office.
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^ As of 2009, he is only one of six performers who won a Golden Globe Award as Best Lead Actor/Actress in a Motion Picture Drama without being nominated for an Oscar for that same role (his for The Truman Show (1998)).
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.Since earning the two Golden Globe awards, the only two in his three decade career, Carrey continued to star in highly acclaimed comedy films, including How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000) where he played the title character, Bruce Almighty (2003), where he portrayed the role of unlucky TV reporter Bruce Nolan, Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004), Fun with Dick and Jane (2005) and Yes Man (2008).^ Carrey, set to star in the upcoming film, The Three Stooges, is in the.
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^ Red Green' in Fun with Dick and Jane (2005).
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^ Lemony Snicket: Unfortunate Events (2004) .
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.Carrey has also taken on more serious roles including Joel Barish in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) alongside Kate Winslet and Kirsten Dunst which earned him another Golden Globe nomination, and Steven Jay Russell in I Love You Phillip Morris (2010) alongside Ewan McGregor.^ I love Ewan McGregor so much it hurts.
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^ Then, in February, Ewan’s film I Love You Phillip Morris finally comes out.
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^ Jim Carrey's Ewan McGregor thrill .

Contents

Early life

.Carrey was born in Newmarket, Ontario, the son of Kathleen (née Oram), a homemaker, and Percy Carrey, a musician and accountant.^ Jim Carrey was born in Newmarket, Ontario, Canada.
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^ Jim Carrey Rubber-faced Jim Carrey was born in Newmarket, Ontario, on January 17, 1962.
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^ Name: Jim Carrey Born: 17 January 1962 (Age: 48) Where: Newmarket, Ontario, Canada Height: 6' 2" Awards: Won 2 Golden Globes, nominated for 1 BAFTA All about this star .
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[1][2] .He has three older siblings, John, Patricia, and Rita.^ Newmarket was a neat and easy-going town just to the north of Toronto, and it was here that Carrey spent his early years with his three older siblings - Pat, John and Rita - and parents Percy and Kathleen.
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^ Family : Father: Percy Carrey Mother: Kathleen Carrey Brothers: John Carrey Sisters: Patricia Carrey Fournier, Rita Carrey Daughters: Jane Erin Carrey Partner: Jenny McCarthy .
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^ Patricia Carrey Fournier (older), Rita Carrey (older) .
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The family was Catholic[3] and of part French Canadian ancestry (as the original surname was Carré).[4] .After his family moved to Scarborough, Ontario when Carrey was 14 years old, he attended Blessed Trinity Catholic School, in North York, for two years, enrolled at Agincourt Collegiate Institute for another year, then briefly attended Northview Heights Secondary School, for the remainder of his high school career (altogether, he spent three years in Grade 10).^ Despite family hardships, the high school dropout pursued a stand-up comedy career.
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^ My mom’s sister was married two months after graduating from high school and had their first child exactly a year after she graduated.
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^ The behavior of the Pharmaceutical Cartel is not just deceptive about vaccines, but what about Rebecca Riley, a three year old who died from being prescribed off label and toxic medication and diagnosed as bipolar at two.
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.Carrey lived in Burlington, Ontario, for eight years and attended Aldershot High School, where he once opened for 80s new wave band Spoons.^ Carrey attended high school during the day and worked eight-hour cleaning shifts every night until he could no longer keep up his grades or his energy, leading to the unfortunate choice of dropping out of high school.

^ My mom’s sister was married two months after graduating from high school and had their first child exactly a year after she graduated.
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^ Once In Living Color had established his name, Carrey was offered the script of a movie called Ace Ventura: Pet Detective.
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In a Hamilton Spectator interview (February 2007), Carrey remarked, "If my career in show business hadn't panned out I would probably be working today in Hamilton, Ontario at the Dofasco steel mill." When looking across the Burlington Bay toward Hamilton, he could see the mills and thought, "those were where the great jobs were."[5] At this point, he already had experience working in a science testing facility in Richmond Hill, Ontario.

Career

Comedy

.In 1979, under the management of Leatrice Spevack, Carrey started doing stand-up comedy at Yuk Yuk's in Toronto, where he rose to become a headliner in February 1981, shortly after his 19th birthday.^ Not only do I enjoy laughing, but I seek out comedy like a detective, and follow stand-up comedians like others follow indie rock bands: it's an obsession.
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^ CARREY: You know, I started into comedy.
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^ Does Yes Man live up to Jim Carrey's past comedy classics?

One reviewer in the Toronto Star raved that Carrey was "a genuine star coming to life."[6] In the early 1980s, Carrey moved to Los Angeles and started working at The Comedy Store, where he was noticed by comedian Rodney Dangerfield, who signed the young comedian to open Dangerfield's tour performances.
.Carrey then turned his attention to the film and television industries, auditioning to be a cast member for 1980–1981 season of NBC's Saturday Night Live. Carrey was not selected for the position (although he did host the show in May 1996).^ Saturday Night Live 15 (USA: fifteenth season title) ...
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^ Carrey was never chosen to be a cast member (although he finally hosted the show in May 1996).
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^ Carrey turned his attention towards filmed entertainment.
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.Joel Schumacher had him audition for a role in D.C. Cab, though in the end, nothing ever came of it.^ Joel Schumacher later recalled that he was blown away by Jim's audition for his 1984 comedy DC Cab, but still couldn't hire him, recognising that Carrey's ferocious energy demanded a vehicle all of its own.
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^ It was the kind of vehicle for his idiosyncratic brand of comic mayhem that Joel Schumacher had envisioned years earlier, allowing him to really let rip.
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[7] .His first lead role on television was Skip Tarkenton, a young animation producer on NBC's short-lived The Duck Factory, airing from April 12, 1984, to July 11, 1984, and offering a behind-the-scenes look at the crew that produced a children's cartoon.^ His first lead role on television was Skip Tarkenton, a young animation producer on NBC's The Duck Factory.
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^ The short-lived comedy, which aired from April 12, 1984 to July 11, 1984, offered a behind-the-scenes look at the crew that produced a children's cartoon.
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^ April 10, 2008 at 11:12 AM .
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[8]
.Carrey continued working in smaller film and television roles, which led to a friendship with fellow comedian Damon Wayans, who co-starred with Carrey as an extraterrestrial in 1989's Earth Girls Are Easy. When Wayans' brother Keenen began developing a sketch comedy show for Fox called In Living Color, Carrey was hired as a cast member, whose unusual characters included masochistic, accident-prone safety inspector Fire Marshall Bill, and masculine female bodybuilder Vera de Milo.^ Carrey continued performing in small character roles in film and television, which eventually led to a friendship with fellow comedian Damon Wayans.
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^ Made his name in the US as a cast member of the show "In Living Color" (1990).
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^ In 1990, Carrey joined the cast of Fox Television's ensemble comedy hit "In Living Color."
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Film

Carrey made his film debut in Rubberface (1983), which was released as Introducing...Janet. Later that year, he won the leading role in Damian Lee's Canadian skiing comedy Copper Mountain, which included his impersonation of Sammy .Davis Jr. Since the film had a less than one hour runtime consisting largely of musical performances by Rita Coolidge and Rompin' Ronnie Hawkins, it was not considered a genuine feature film.^ Carrey is just one of a range of film and music stars contributing to America - A Tribute To Heroes, a two-hour nation-wide telethon on Friday night.
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^ She reveals, "We were together for less than a year, and half that time, I was in England filming Bridget Jones's Diary.
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^ Although the film boasted a powerhouse performance from Carrey , it earned less than stellar reviews and did poor business at the box office.

.Two years later, in 1985, Carrey saw his first major starring role in the dark comedy Once Bitten, in the role of Mark Kendall, a teen virgin pursued by a 400-year old female vampire (played by Lauren Hutton).^ Then he landed his first starring role in the big-screen comedy "Once Bitten" opposite Lauren Hutton.
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^ Carrey returned to straight comedy the following year with the Farrelly brothers' Me, Myself & Irene , in which he starred as a cop with a split personality, both of whom are in love with the same woman ( Renée Zellweger ).
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^ Then came his first starring role proper in Once Bitten, a comedy horror movie with Lauren Hutton as a vampire countess who must feed on the blood of a virgin in order to keep her youthful looks - Jim playing her randy victim who thinks he's got lucky with a glamorous older woman then finds himself sleeping all day and feasting on raw meat.
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.After supporting roles in films such as Peggy Sue Got Married (1986), Earth Girls Are Easy (1988), and The Dead Pool (1988), Carrey did not experience true stardom until starring in the 1994 comedy Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, which premiered only months before In Living Color ended.^ Ace Ventura: Pet Detective Ace Ventura $72,217,396 .
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^ Once In Living Color had established his name, Carrey was offered the script of a movie called Ace Ventura: Pet Detective.
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^ Big break: Ace Ventura: Pet Detective .
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.Ace Ventura was panned by critics, and earned Carrey a 1995 Golden Raspberry Award nomination as Worst New Star.^ The film was panned by critics, and helped earn him a 1994 Golden Raspberry Award nomination as Worst New Star.
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^ Despite the regular comedy successes, Carrey took a chance and a slight paycut to star in The Truman Show (1998), a change of pace that led to forecasts of an Academy Award nomination.
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^ His performance in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) earned high praise from critics, who once again incorrectly predicted that Carrey would receive an Oscar nomination, although the film won an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay, and co-star Kate Winslet received a nomination for her performance.
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[9] But the film was as embraced by fans as it was derided by critics. .The Ventura character became a pop icon, and the film made Carrey a superstar.^ Carrey made his film debut in the short film Rubberface (1981).
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^ Carrey continued performing in small character roles in film and television, which eventually led to a friendship with fellow comedian Damon Wayans.
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^ "The Year of Carrey," with the release of three top-grossing comedy films to his credit: Ace Ventura: Pet Detective , The Mask , and Dumb and Dumber .
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.It was a huge commercial success, as were his two other starring roles from that year: The Mask and Dumb and Dumber.^ However, the film was a huge commercial success, as were Carrey's two other starring roles, in The Mask and Dumb and Dumber, both released the same year.
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^ Jim really does have a chipped tooth; for his role in Dumb & Dumber, he simply removed the cap.
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^ "The Year of Carrey," with the release of three top-grossing comedy films to his credit: Ace Ventura: Pet Detective , The Mask , and Dumb and Dumber .
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.In 1995, Carrey appeared as the Riddler in Batman Forever and reprised his role as Ace Ventura in Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls. Both films were successful at the box office and earned Carrey multi-million-dollar paychecks.^ Both films were successful at the box office and earned Carrey multi-million-dollar paychecks.
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^ Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls Ace Ventura $108,385,533 .
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^ Best Villain: Batman Forever (1995) .
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.Carrey earned $20 million for his next film, The Cable Guy (directed by Ben Stiller), a record sum for a comedy actor.^ Carrey made headlines when it was revealed that he was paid twenty million dollars for his next film, The Cable Guy (directed by Ben Stiller), a record sum for a comedy actor.
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^ Although the film boasted a powerhouse performance from Carrey, it earned less than stellar reviews and did poor business at the box office.
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^ In 1995, the actor/comedian took over for Robin Williams as The Riddler in the blockbuster film Batman Forever , and, in 1996, he tried his hand at a darker and more menacing role as a maniacal cable repairman in The Cable Guy .
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.The film did not do well at the box office or with critics, but Carrey quickly rebounded with the successful (and lighter) Liar Liar, a return to his trademark comedy style.^ Carrey quickly rebounded with the successful and family-friendly Liar Liar, a return to his trademark comedy style.
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^ Although the film boasted a powerhouse performance from Carrey, it earned less than stellar reviews and did poor business at the box office.
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^ Carrey did not experience box office success until almost a decade later when he was cast in the starring role in the comedy Ace Ventura, Pet Detective, which premiered only months before In Living Color ended.
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.Carrey took a slight pay cut to play a more serious role to star in the critically-praised[10] science-fiction dramady The Truman Show (1998), a change of pace that led to forecasts of Academy Award nominations.^ Despite the regular comedy successes, Carrey took a chance and a slight paycut to star in The Truman Show (1998), a change of pace that led to forecasts of an Academy Award nomination.
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^ I think that Jim Carrey has potential to play in more serious roles.
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^ His performance in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) earned high praise from critics, who once again incorrectly predicted that Carrey would receive an Oscar nomination, although the film won an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay, and co-star Kate Winslet received a nomination for her performance.
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.Although the movie was nominated for three other awards, Carrey did not personally receive a nomination, leading him to joke that "it's an honor just to be nominated...oh no," during his appearance on the Oscar telecast.^ Carrey: Oh, it's just so much fun.
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^ Although the movie was nominated for three other awards, Carrey did not personally receive a nomination, leading him to joke that "it's an honor just to be nominated ...
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^ His performance in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) earned high praise from critics, who once again incorrectly predicted that Carrey would receive an Oscar nomination, although the film won an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay, and co-star Kate Winslet received a nomination for her performance.
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[11] .However, Carrey did win a Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Drama and an MTV Movie Award for Best Male Performance.^ His total of nine MTV movie awards as of 2001 is the most MTV movie awards won by any person.
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^ Back on familiar ground, Carrey tore the place up again, winning a second Golden Globe nomination.
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^ Himself (unknown episodes) 1999 MTV Movie Awards (1999) (TV) ....
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.That same year, Carrey appeared as a fictionalized version of himself on the final episode of Garry Shandling's The Larry Sanders Show, in which he deliberately ripped into Shandling's character.^ In 1982, he appeared on the televised stand-up show "An Evening at the Improv" and the following year, debuted his act on "The Tonight Show" (NBC, 1952- ).

^ Jim also said that despite appearing in ‘A Christmas Carol’ as central character Scrooge and the ghosts of Christmas past , present and future, he doesn’t have any paranormal connections himself.
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^ Jim Carrey is deliberately packing on the pounds to play Curly in the The Three Stooges, which begins filming later this year.
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.In 1999, Carrey won the role of comedian Andy Kaufman in Man on the Moon. Despite critical acclaim, he was not nominated for an Academy Award, but again won a Best Actor Golden Globe award for the second consecutive year.^ He took a second Golden Globe and was yet again ignored by the Academy.
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^ Name: Jim Carrey Born: 17 January 1962 (Age: 48) Where: Newmarket, Ontario, Canada Height: 6' 2" Awards: Won 2 Golden Globes, nominated for 1 BAFTA All about this star .
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^ His performance as a psycho rock star in the former film landed Carrey a small role in "Earth Girls Are Easy" (1989), where he met actor Damon Wayans.

.In 2000, Carrey reteamed with the Farrelly Brothers, who had directed him in Dumb and Dumber, in their comedy, Me, Myself & Irene, about a state trooper with multiple personalities who romances a woman played by Renée Zellweger.^ An indignant Carrey next reprised his bankable mania for the Farrelly brothers in Me, Myself & Irene (2000), playing a state trooper whose Jekyll and Hyde personalities both fall in love with the same woman (Renée Zellweger).
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^ He returned to anything-goes style comedy, reuniting with the Farrelly Brothers for "Me, Myself and Irene" (2000), a far-out romantic comedy that pitted Carrey against himself as a man with a split personality - vying for the affections of Renee Zellweger.

^ That there is more to him than Ace Ventura or Dumb and Dumber.
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.The film grossed $24 million on its opening weekend and $90 million by the end of its domestic run.^ The film grossed $24 million dollars on its opening weekend and $90 million by the end of its domestic run.
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^ Earning over $242 million in the U.S. and over $484 million worldwide, this film became the second highest grossing live-action comedy of all time.
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^ With Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa nearing the end of its run and Bolt tailing off, industry tracking points to an opening in the mid-teens for Despereaux .

.In 2003, Carrey reteamed with Tom Shadyac for the financially successful comedy Bruce Almighty.^ He rebounded with another zany comedy, playing a TV newsman who unexpectedly receives God's omnipotent abilities when the deity decides to take a break in the hit "Bruce Almighty" (2003), which successfully reunited the actor with his "Liar, Liar" helmer, Tom Shadyac.

^ Egypt Bans 'Bruce Almighty' Egypt, which last June banned The Matrix Reloaded, has now dealt a similar blow to the Jim Carrey film Bruce Almighty.
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^ Carrey Saves Aniston's Life Jim Carrey dramatically saved Jennifer Aniston's life when he pushed her out of the way of a toppling crane on the set of new movie Bruce Almighty.
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.Earning over $242 million in the U.S. and over $484 million worldwide, this film became the second highest grossing live-action comedy of all time.^ I have been through times when I'm literally squatting in the living room, having one of those open-throated cries, where you're crying all the way to your butthole.
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^ Maybe because the story's been remade a million times before, both in live-action and animation?

^ They have saved more lives in our time than all of the other public health measures combined.
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.His performance in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind in 2004 earned high praise from critics,[12][13][14] who again predicted that Carrey would receive an Oscar nomination; the film did win for Best Original Screenplay, and co-star Kate Winslet received an Oscar nomination for her performance.^ Carrey just finished work on Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind last week, with Kate Winslet, in which he wears a hairpiece.
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^ Jim Carrey talks on the phone in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind .
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^ Jim Carrey discovers he has been erased in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind .
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.(Carrey was also nominated for a sixth Golden Globe for his performance).^ (Again, Carrey was nominated for a Golden Globe for this performance, his sixth.
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^ Name: Jim Carrey Born: 17 January 1962 (Age: 48) Where: Newmarket, Ontario, Canada Height: 6' 2" Awards: Won 2 Golden Globes, nominated for 1 BAFTA All about this star .
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^ Back on familiar ground, Carrey tore the place up again, winning a second Golden Globe nomination.
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.In 2004, he played the villainous Count Olaf in Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events, which was based on the popular children's novels of the same name.^ Following this would come a film adaptation of the first Lemony Snicket novel, A Series Of Unfortunate Events, where Jim would play Count Olaf, plotting to murder the orphaned kids of a dead distant relative, and constantly changing his appearance in order to get at them, Carrey obviously relishing the chance to play up his wicked side.
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^ Lemony Snicket - Rätselhafte Ereignisse (Germany) Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) ....
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^ Himself Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004) (VG) (voice) ....
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.In 2005, Carrey starred in a remake of Fun with Dick and Jane, playing Dick, a husband who becomes a bank robber after he loses his job.^ We have added the first couple of stills from Jim Carrey's forthcomng remake of 'Fun With Dick and Jane'.

^ It’s based on a true story of a convict (Carrey) who, while in prison, falls in love with a fellow inmate (played by McGregor), and they try to escape.
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^ Jim Carrey stars as a guy who just cant say no.

.In 2007, Carrey reunited with Joel Schumacher, director of Batman Forever, for The Number 23, a psychological thriller co-starring Virginia Madsen and Danny Huston.^ Schumacher and Carrey obsess over numbers .

^ The belief that all dates, times, names and the most momentous events in history can be connected to the number is the backdrop of the psychological thriller, The Number 23, arriving on a special edition Infinifilm DVD from New Line Home Entertainment.

^ The next Carrey project that did make it to the screen would be the strange psychological thriller The Number 23, a number historically significant to both the Discordian religion and the likes of Aleister Crowley.
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.In the film, Carrey plays a man who becomes obsessed with the number 23, after finding a book about a man with the same obsession.^ Schumacher and Carrey obsess over numbers .

^ I was thinking about it this morning, how this story ties into everything we’re going through,” says Carrey, who, thanks to the technology, plays Scrooge as well as the three ghosts haunting him.
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^ An equally comfortable McGregor said, “It’s the same as playing any other kind of man, any other kind of character.” He added there was nothing awkward about their romantic scenes.
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.Carrey has stated that he finds the prospect of reprising a character to be considerably less enticing than taking on a new role.^ Actor Jim Carrey will soon be taking on a new role: that of grandfather!
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^ Carrey has stated that he finds the prospect of reprising a character to be less enticing than taking on a new role,[3] and fans say he rarely turns down roles because he enjoys trying new things.
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^ In the meantime, Carrey was building a small and pretty unimpressive screen CV, mostly finding roles in Canadian productions.
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[15] .The only time he has reprised a role was with Ace Ventura.^ Carrey did not experience box office success until almost a decade later when he was cast in the starring role in the comedy Ace Ventura, Pet Detective, which premiered only months before In Living Color ended.
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^ Hunky Brit Daniel Craig has signed on to reprise his roles as James Bond two more times .

^ I loved Ace Ventura at the time but I cant even watch it now....
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.(Sequels to Bruce Almighty, Dumb and Dumber, and The Mask have all been released without Carrey's involvement.^ Lenad says on 5/Feb/09 He looked a solid 6ft1 in Yes Man, Bruce Almighty, Liar Liar, Dumb and Dumber, Ace Ventura and Number 23.
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^ Egypt Bans 'Bruce Almighty' Egypt, which last June banned The Matrix Reloaded, has now dealt a similar blow to the Jim Carrey film Bruce Almighty.
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^ It takes a lot of courage (or a lot of stupidity) to make a sequel to a Jim Carrey movie and not have Jim Carrey actually in the movie (à la Dumb and Dumberer).
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)
.Despite having a 20-year career with no Academy Award nominations, Jack Nicholson (who in the first 20 years of his career had five) has named Carrey the "Jack Nicholson" of the next generation.^ Name: Jim Carrey Born: 17 January 1962 (Age: 48) Where: Newmarket, Ontario, Canada Height: 6' 2" Awards: Won 2 Golden Globes, nominated for 1 BAFTA All about this star .
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^ Despite the regular comedy successes, Carrey took a chance and a slight paycut to star in The Truman Show (1998), a change of pace that led to forecasts of an Academy Award nomination.
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^ His performance in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) earned high praise from critics, who once again incorrectly predicted that Carrey would receive an Oscar nomination, although the film won an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay, and co-star Kate Winslet received a nomination for her performance.
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Personal life

.Carrey has been married twice, first to former actor and Comedy Store waitress Melissa Womer, with whom he has a daughter, Jane Erin Carrey[16] (b.^ Jane is Carrey's daughter with first wife Melissa Womer, who he divorced in 1995.
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^ Carrey has been married twice, first to Melissa Womer, with whom he has a daughter, Jane Erin Carrey (b.
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^ During this period Carrey met and married waitress Melissa Womer, with whom he had adaughter (Jane).
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September 6, 1987 in Los Angeles County). .They were married on March 28, 1987, and were officially divorced in late 1995. After his separation from Womer in 1994, Carrey began dating his Dumb and Dumber co-star Lauren Holly.^ September 1987), then to Dumb & Dumber co-star Lauren Holly, in a marriage that lasted less than a year.
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^ Jane is Carrey's daughter with first wife Melissa Womer, who he divorced in 1995.
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^ Children Jane Erin Carrey Born September 6 1987 (with Melissa Womer) Jim credits Jane with saving him from his period of depression, which he went public with late 2004 JC : " I look forward to the time I spend with her.
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.They were married on September 23, 1996; the marriage lasted less than a year.^ On occasion, such as last year (or was it the year before), they guessed wrong on which strain would be most prevalent.
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^ I have friends who are a few years older than me and had kids young.They still go out and have responsible fun.
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^ September 1987), then to Dumb & Dumber co-star Lauren Holly, in a marriage that lasted less than a year.
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Carrey dated actress Renée Zellweger, whom he met on the set of Me, Myself & Irene, but their relationship ended in a broken engagement in December 2000.
.In the May 2006 issue of Playboy Magazine (p. 48), it was mentioned that he has dated model Anine Bing.^ In 2006, Carrey began dating actress/model Jenny McCarthy.
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.In December 2005, Carrey began dating actress/model Jenny McCarthy.^ The pair began dating in December 2005.
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^ In December 2005, Carrey met Jenny McCarthy, Playboy bunny-turned-autism activist.
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^ Jim Carrey has vowed to give his longtime girlfriend Jenny McCarthy a financially secure future, reportedly setting up a $50 million trust fund for the actress despite insisting they will never marry.
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The pair have since denied engagement rumors.[17] They did not make their relationship public until June 2006. She announced on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on April 2, 2008 that the two are now living together, but have no plans to marry, as they do not need a "piece of paper."
.Carrey has a chipped tooth; for his role in Dumb and Dumber, he simply removed the tooth cap.^ Jim really does have a chipped tooth; for his role in Dumb & Dumber, he simply removed the cap.
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^ Says: April 24th, 2009 at 6:12 am New Scientist wittily point out that Carrey starred in “Dumb and Dumber” and “Liar Liar”.
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^ It takes a lot of courage (or a lot of stupidity) to make a sequel to a Jim Carrey movie and not have Jim Carrey actually in the movie (à la Dumb and Dumberer).
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He attended a Presbyterian Church with his family in the early 1990s.[18] .He is a fan of death metal band Cannibal Corpse,[19][20] who made a cameo appearance in Ace Ventura, at his request for the band to be featured in the film.^ He is a fan of heavy/death metal music and personally requested Cannibal Corpse's appearance in Ace Ventura: Pet Detective[5] .
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^ Insisted that his favorite band, Cannibal Corpse, play in the movie Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994).
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^ He is best-known for his manic, slapstick performances in comedy films such as Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, Dumb & Dumber, The Mask, Liar Liar and Bruce Almighty.
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[19] Carrey received U.S. citizenship on October 7, 2004, and now maintains dual citizenship of the U.S. and his native Canada, where he has had a star on Canada's Walk of Fame[21] in Toronto since 1998.
.He went public about his bouts with depression in a November 2004 interview on 60 Minutes.^ In a 60 Minutes interview which aired in America, he says, "I was on Prozac for a long time.
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^ CBS 60 Minutes Nov 2004 "That's the trouble with being me.
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^ And I've been there ever since."- CBS 60 Minutes Nov 2004 "Just be in the moment.
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[22] .Carrey has made calls to the public, by way of Internet videos, to try to bring attention to the political repression in Burma, especially of Nobel Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi, whom he describes as a personal hero.^ Ewan McGregor and Jim Carrey made a movie together called I Love You Phillip Morris.
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^ CARREY: Oh, my gosh, it certainly made me want to connect in a way I haven't necessarily been.
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^ The Forbes Celebrity 100 list is made up of the stars' personal fortunes and their public interest.
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[23]
.Together with Jenny McCarthy Carrey is a prominent spokesperson and activist for the Generation Rescue foundation.^ As the U.K. media aided and abetted the MMR scare in the late 1990s until today, the U.S. media is aiding and abetting the antivaccine scare being promoted by Generation Rescue through its celebrity spokespersons Jenny McCarthy and Jim Carrey.
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^ From the Discovery Magazine: Living with Jenny McCarthy must have infected Jim Carrey’s brain, because yesterday he posted an [...
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^ And Jenny McCarthy and Jim Carrey also, because their celebrity status has brought attention to autism?
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[24] .He believes that autism and related disorders are caused by vaccination.^ Show me the evidence that vaccines cause autism.
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^ Vaccines cause Autism.
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^ Vaccines don’t cause autism.
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.In Los Angeles on February 27th, 2010, Carrey announced from his Twitter[25] that he had become a grandfather when his 22-year-old daughter, Jane, gave birth to her first child with rocker husband Alex Santana, who performs in the band Blood Money under the stage name Nitro.^ The actor's rocker daughter Jane Carrey , 21, is expecting her first child with longtime boyfriend Alex Santana or Nitro , as fans of his band, Blood Money , know him as.
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^ Has a daughter, Jane Erin Carrey, with first wife, Melissa Womer (b.
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^ Jane, 21, fronts The Jane Carrey Band, while Alex is a member of the rock band Blood Money.
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His Twitter comments were, "Jackson Riley Santana, My Grandson, Born today! This is what 7lbs.11oz. of Calfornia dynomite [sic] looks like!".

Filmography

Film

Year Film Role Notes
1980 The Sex and Violence Family Hour Various roles
1981 All in Good Taste Ralph Parker
1984 Finders Keepers Lane Bidlekoff
1985 Once Bitten Mark Kendall
1986 Peggy Sue Got Married Walter Getz
1988 The Dead Pool Johnny Squares
1989 Pink Cadillac Comedian
Earth Girls Are Easy Wiploc
1991 High Strung Death
1992 The Itsy Bitsy Spider The Exterminator (voice only)
1994 Ace Ventura: Pet Detective Ace Ventura Kids' Choice Award for Favorite Movie Actor
London Critics Circle Film Award for Newcomer of the Year (also for The Mask)
Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Actor - Comedy, On Video
Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Male Newcomer, On Video
Nominated - MTV Movie Award for Best Comedic Performance
The Mask Stanley Ipkiss London Critics Circle Film Award for Newcomer of the Year (also for Ace Ventura: Pet Detective)
Nominated - Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
Nominated - MTV Movie Award for Best Comedic Performance
Nominated - MTV Movie Award for Best Dance Sequence (shared with Cameron Diaz)
Dumb and Dumber Lloyd Christmas MTV Movie Award for Best Comedic Performance
MTV Movie Award for Best Kiss (shared with Lauren Holly)
Nominated - MTV Movie Award for Best On-Screen Duo (shared with Jeff Daniels)
1995 Batman Forever Riddler/Edward Nygma Nominated - MTV Movie Award for Best Villain
Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls Ace Ventura Kids' Choice Award for Favorite Movie Actor
MTV Movie Award for Best Comedic Performance
MTV Movie Award for Best Male Performance
People's Choice Award for Favorite Actor in a Comedy Movie
Nominated - MTV Movie Award for Best Kiss (shared with Sophie Okonedo)
Nominated - American Comedy Award for Funniest Actor (Leading Role)
1996 The Cable Guy Ernie "Chip" Douglas MTV Movie Award for Best Comedic Performance
MTV Movie Award for Best Villain
Kids' Choice Award for Favorite Movie Actor
Nominated - MTV Movie Award for Best Fight (shared with Matthew Broderick)
1997 Liar Liar Fletcher Reede MTV Movie Award for Best Comedic Performance
Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Actor - Comedy
Nominated - Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
Nominated - Kids' Choice Award for Favorite Movie Actor
1998 The Truman Show Truman Burbank Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture Drama
MTV Movie Award for Best Male Performance
MovieGuide Award: Grace Award
Nominated - Saturn Award for Best Actor
Nominated - American Comedy Award for Funniest Actor (Leading Role)
Nominated - Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Actor - Drama
Nominated - Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor
Nominated - Kids' Choice Award for Favorite Movie Actor
Simon Birch Adult Joe Wenteworth
1999 Man on the Moon Andy Kaufman/Tony Clifton Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
MTV Movie Award for Best Male Performance
Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actor
Nominated - Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Nominated - Satellite Award for Best Actor, Musical or Comedy Film
Nominated - American Comedy Award for Funniest Actor (Leading Role)
Nominated - Canadian Comedy Award for Film - Male Performance
Nominated - London Critics Circle Film Award for Actor of the Year (also for How the Grinch Stole Christmas)
Nominated - Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Actor
2000 Me, Myself & Irene Officer Charlie Baileygates/Hank Teen Choice Award for Wipeout Scene of the Summer
Nominated - MTV Movie Award for Best Comedic Performance
Nominated - Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Actor - Comedy/Romance
How the Grinch Stole Christmas The Grinch MTV Movie Award for Best Villain
People's Choice Award for Favorite Star in a Motion Picture Comedy
Kids' Choice Award for Favorite Movie Actor
Teen Choice Award for Choice Hissy Fit
Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Actor - Comedy
Nominated - Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
Nominated - Saturn Award for Best Actor
Nominated - Canadian Comedy Award for Film - Pretty Funny Male Performance
Nominated - Empire Award for Best Actor
Nominated - London Critics Circle Film Award for Actor of the Year (also for Man on the Moon)
2001 The Majestic Peter Appleton
2003 Bruce Almighty Bruce Nolan Kids' Choice Award for Favorite Movie Actor
Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actor - Comedy
MTV Movie Award, Mexico, for Most Divine Miracle in a Movie
Nominated - MTV Movie Award for Best Comedic Performance
Nominated - MTV Movie Award for Best Kiss (shared with Jennifer Aniston)
Nominated - Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Chemistry (shared with Morgan Freeman)
Pecan Pie Man on Bed Short film
2004 Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Joel Barish San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Actor
Nominated - Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
Nominated - Saturn Award for Best Actor
Nominated - BAFTA Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
Nominated - People's Choice Award for Favorite Leading Man
Nominated - People's Choice Award for Favorite On-Screen Chemistry (shared with Kate Winslet)
Nominated - Satellite Award for Best Actor, Musical or Comedy Film
Nominated - Empire Award for Best Actor
Nominated - Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Actor
Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events Count Olaf Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Bad Guy
People's Choice Award for Favorite Funny Male Star
Nominated - MTV Movie Award for Best Villain
Nominated - Kids' Choice Award for Favorite Movie Actor
Nominated - Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actor: Action/Adventure/Thriller
Nominated - Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Liar
2005 Fun with Dick and Jane Dick Harper Nominated - Kids' Choice Award for Favorite Movie Actor
Nominated - Teen Choice Award for Choice Actor: Comedy
2007 The Number 23 Walter Sparrow/Det. Fingerling Nominated - Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actor: Horror/ Thriller
Nominated - Razzie Award for Worst Actor
2008 Horton Hears a Who! Horton (voice only)
Nominated - Kids' Choice Award for Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie
Yes Man Carl Allen MTV Movie Award for Best Comedic Performance
People's Choice Award for Favorite Funny Male Star
Nominated - Kids' Choice Award for Favorite Movie Actor
Nominated - Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actor: Comedy
Nominated - Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Hissy Fit
Nominated - Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Rockstar Moment
2009 A Christmas Carol Ebenezer Scrooge
Ghost of Christmas Past
Ghost of Christmas Present
Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come
(voice only)
Nominated - Kids' Choice Award for Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie
2010 I Love You Phillip Morris Steven Jay Russell
Where's Waldo? Waldo in development
2011 Damn Yankees Mr. Applegate in development
Me Time Unknown in development
Pierre Pierre Unknown in development
2012 Ripley's Believe It or Not! Robert Ripley in development
Sober Buddies Unknown in development

Television

Year Film Role Notes
1980 The All-Night Show Various voices (voice only)
1981 Rubberface Tony Moroni Television movie
1983 Copper Mountain Bobby Todd Television movie
1984 The Duck Factory Skip Tarkenton Television series
1989 Mike Hammer: Murder Takes All Brad Peters Television movie
1990 In Living Color Various roles Television series
1992 Doing Time on Maple Drive Tim Carter Television movie

Other accolades

Year Organization Award Result
2001 People's Choice Awards Favorite Motion Picture Star in a Comedy Won
2003 Teen Choice Awards Choice Comedian Won
2004 Teen Choice Awards Choice Comedian Nominated
2005 People's Choice Awards Favourite Funny Male Star Won
Teen Choice Awards Choice Comedian Nominated
2006 MTV Movie Awards MTV Generation Award Won
2009 People's Choice Awards Favourite Funny Male Star Nominated

References

  1. ^ "USA WEEKEND Magazine". Usaweekend.com. 2003-05-25. http://www.usaweekend.com/03_issues/030525/030525carrey.html. Retrieved 2009-11-21. 
  2. ^ "Jim Carrey Biography (1962-)". Filmreference.com. http://www.filmreference.com/film/1/Jim-Carrey.html. Retrieved 2009-11-21. 
  3. ^ Puig, Claudia (2003-05-27). "Spiritual Carrey still mighty funny". Usatoday.Com. http://www.usatoday.com/life/2003-05-20-carrey_x.htm. Retrieved 2009-11-21. 
  4. ^ "Jim Carrey: The Joker Is Wild (2000)". Knelman, Martin. U.S.: Firefly Books Ltd. p. 8. ISBN 1-55209-535-5 (U.S.).. http://www.amazon.com/dp/1552095355/. Retrieved 2006-03-24. 
  5. ^ Holt, Jim (2007-02-26), "It's all in the numbers: Jim Carrey could be at Dofasco if Hollywood hadn't worked out.", The Hamilton Spectator: Go14 
  6. ^ "Up, up goes a new comic star," Bruce Blackadar, Toronto Star, February 27, 1981, p. C1.
  7. ^ (DVD) Batman Forever Commentary by director Joel Schumacher. Warner Brothers. 2005. 
  8. ^ "?". The Duck Factory. http://www.tv.com/the-duck-factory/show/5012/summary.html&full_summary=1. Retrieved 2006-03-24. 
  9. ^ Razzie Awards: 1995
  10. ^ "The Truman Show Movie Reviews, Pictures". Rotten Tomatoes. http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/truman_show/. Retrieved 2009-11-21. 
  11. ^ "Jim Carrey - Rotten Tomatoes Celebrity Profile". Rottentomatoes.com. http://www.rottentomatoes.com/celebrity/jim_carrey/biography.php. Retrieved 2009-11-21. 
  12. ^ CNN.com "the best, most mature and sharply focused performance ever from Jim Carrey"
  13. ^ Rolling Stone "Jim Carrey [...] has never done anything this deeply felt. [...] grounded and groundbreaking [performance by] Carrey"
  14. ^ Washington Post "[Carrey] rises to the challenge with ease, humor and depth of feeling"
  15. ^ JimCarreyOnline.com : "I'm getting the opportunity to do all these new and wonderful things. Why waste my life being repetitive? A lot of people do sequels. I think it's not as enticing as doing something new."
  16. ^ No Lie - Jim Carrey Will Be a Grandfather - Jim Carrey's 21-year-old daughter is expecting! Jul 10, 2009, Source: People.com
  17. ^ Jim Carrey and Jenny McCarthy Laugh Off Engagement Rumors
  18. ^ "Jim Carrey’s Twisted Comedy". .sympatico.ca. http://www3.sympatico.ca/farini/peacock/pages/Aexcerpts/JimCarrey.html. Retrieved 2009-11-21. 
  19. ^ a b Interview to Jack Owens of Cannibal Corpse
  20. ^ http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000120/bio#ba
  21. ^ Canada's Walk of Fame: Jim Carrey, comedian, actor
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  24. ^ Generation Rescue
  25. ^ http://twitter.com/JimCarrey

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Born James Eugene Carrey
January 17, 1962 (1962-01-17) (age 49)
Newmarket, Ontario, Canada
Occupation Actor, comedian
Years active 1979–present
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Partner Jenny McCarthy (2005–2010)
Website
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James Eugene "Jim" Carrey (born January 17, 1962) is a Canadian-American actor and comedian. Carrey began stand-up comedy in 1979, performing at Yuk Yuk's in Toronto, Ontario. After gaining prominence in 1981, he began working at The Comedy Store in Los Angeles where he was soon noticed by comedian Rodney Dangerfield, who immediately signed him to open his tour performances. Carrey, long interested in film and television, developed a close friendship with comedian Damon Wayans, which landed him a role in the sketch comedy hit In Living Color, in which he portrayed various characters during the show's 1990 season. Having had little success in television movies and several low-budget films, Carrey was cast as the title character in Ace Ventura: Pet Detective which premiered in February, 1994 making $159,537,178 domestically and over $400 million worldwide. The film spawned a sequel, Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls (1995), in which he reprised the role of Ventura. These higher-profile roles eventually led to his being cast as Stanley Ipkiss in The Mask (1994) for which he gained a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy, and as Lloyd Christmas in the comedy film Dumb and Dumber (1994). Between 1996 and 1999, Carrey continued his success after earning lead roles in several highly popular films including The Cable Guy (1996), Liar Liar (1997), in which he was nominated for another Golden Globe Award and in the critically acclaimed films The Truman Show and Man on the Moon, in 1998 and 1999, respectively. Both films earned Carrey Golden Globe awards. Since earning both awards, the only two in his three decade career, Carrey continued to star in highly acclaimed comedy films, including How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000) where he played the title character, Bruce Almighty (2003), where he portrayed the role of unlucky TV reporter Bruce Nolan, Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004), Fun with Dick and Jane (2005) and Yes Man (2008). Carrey has also taken on more serious roles including Joel Barish in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) alongside Kate Winslet and Kirsten Dunst which earned him another Golden Globe nomination, and Steven Jay Russell in I Love You Phillip Morris (2010) alongside Ewan McGregor.

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Early life

Carrey was born in Newmarket, Ontario, the son of Kathleen (née Oram), a homemaker, and Percy Carrey, a musician and accountant.[1][2] He has three older siblings, John, Patricia, and Rita. He was raised Roman Catholic.[3][4] His mother was of Scottish descent[5][6] and his father was of French Canadian ancestry (the family's original surname was Carré).[7] After his family moved to Scarborough, Ontario when Carrey was 14 years old, he attended Blessed Trinity Catholic School,[8] in North York, for two years, enrolled at Agincourt Collegiate Institute for another year, then briefly attended Northview Heights Secondary School for the remainder of his high school career (altogether, he spent three years in Grade 10).

Carrey lived in Burlington, Ontario, for eight years and attended Aldershot High School, where he once opened for 1980s new wave band Spoons. In a Hamilton Spectator interview (February 2007), Carrey remarked, "If my career in show business hadn't panned out I would probably be working today in Hamilton, Ontario at the Dofasco steel mill." When looking across the Burlington Bay toward Hamilton, he could see the mills and thought, "Those were where the great jobs were."[9] At this point, he already had experience working in a science testing facility in Richmond Hill, Ontario.

Career

Comedy

[[File:|thumb|220px|right|Carrey, in the Premios 40 Principales in Madrid, Spain, December 13, 2008]] In 1979, under the management of Leatrice Spevack, Carrey started doing stand-up comedy at Yuk Yuk's in Toronto, where he rose to become a headliner in February 1981, shortly after his 19th birthday. One reviewer in the Toronto Star raved that Carrey was "a genuine star coming to life."[10] In the early 1980s, Carrey moved to Los Angeles and started working at The Comedy Store, where he was noticed by comedian Rodney Dangerfield, who signed the young comedian to open Dangerfield's tour performances.

Carrey then turned his attention to the film and television industries, auditioning to be a cast member for the 1980–1981 season of NBC's Saturday Night Live. Carrey was not selected for the position (although he did host the show in May 1996). Joel Schumacher had him audition for a role in D.C. Cab, though in the end, nothing ever came of it.[11] His first lead role on television was Skip Tarkenton, a young animation producer on NBC's short-lived The Duck Factory, airing from April 12, 1984, to July 11, 1984, and offering a behind-the-scenes look at the crew that produced a children's cartoon.[12]

Carrey continued working in smaller film and television roles, which led to a friendship with fellow comedian Damon Wayans, who co-starred with Carrey as an extraterrestrial in 1989's Earth Girls Are Easy. When Wayans' brother Keenen began developing a sketch comedy show for Fox called In Living Color, Carrey was hired as a cast member, whose unusual characters included masochistic, accident-prone safety inspector Fire Marshall Bill, and masculine female bodybuilder Vera de Milo.

Film

Carrey made his film debut in Rubberface (1983), which was released as Introducing...Janet. Later that year, he won the leading role in Damian Lee's Canadian skiing comedy Copper Mountain, which included his impersonation of Sammy Davis Jr. Since the film had a less than one hour runtime consisting largely of musical performances by Rita Coolidge and Rompin' Ronnie Hawkins, it was not considered a genuine feature film. Two years later, in 1985, Carrey saw his first major starring role in the dark comedy Once Bitten, in the role of Mark Kendall, a teen virgin pursued by a 400-year old female vampire (played by Lauren Hutton). After supporting roles in films such as Peggy Sue Got Married (1986), Earth Girls Are Easy (1988), and The Dead Pool (1988), Carrey did not experience true stardom until starring in the 1994 comedy Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, which premiered only months before In Living Color ended.

Ace Ventura was panned by critics, and earned Carrey a 1995 Golden Raspberry Award nomination as Worst New Star.[13] But the film was as embraced by fans as it was derided by critics. The Ventura character became a pop icon, and the film made Carrey a superstar. It was a huge commercial success, as were his two other starring roles from that year: The Mask and Dumb and Dumber. In 1995, Carrey appeared as the Riddler in Batman Forever and reprised his role as Ace Ventura in Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls. Both films were successful at the box office and earned Carrey multi-million-dollar paychecks.

Carrey earned $20 million for his next film, The Cable Guy (directed by Ben Stiller), a record sum for a comedy actor. The cult film did not do well with critics, but Carrey quickly rebounded with the successful Liar Liar, a return to his trademark comedy style.

Carrey took a slight pay cut to play a more serious role to star in the critically-praised[14] science-fiction dramedy The Truman Show (1998), a change of pace that led to forecasts of Academy Award nominations. Although the movie was nominated for three other awards, Carrey did not personally receive a nomination, leading him to joke that "it's an honor just to be nominated...oh no," during his appearance on the Oscar telecast.[15] However, Carrey did win a Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Drama and an MTV Movie Award for Best Male Performance. That same year, Carrey appeared as a fictionalized version of himself on the final episode of Garry Shandling's The Larry Sanders Show, in which he deliberately ripped into Shandling's character.

In 1999, Carrey won the role of comedian Andy Kaufman in Man on the Moon. Despite critical acclaim, he was not nominated for an Academy Award, but again won a Best Actor Golden Globe award for the second consecutive year.

In 2000, Carrey reteamed with the Farrelly Brothers, who had directed him in Dumb and Dumber, in their comedy, Me, Myself & Irene, about a state trooper with multiple personalities who romances a woman played by Renée Zellweger. The film grossed $24 million on its opening weekend and $90 million by the end of its domestic run.

In 2003, Carrey reteamed with Tom Shadyac for the financially successful comedy Bruce Almighty. Earning over $242 million in the U.S. and over $484 million worldwide, this film became the second highest grossing live-action comedy of all time.

His performance in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind in 2004 earned high praise from critics,[16][17][18] who again predicted that Carrey would receive an Oscar nomination; the film did win for Best Original Screenplay, and co-star Kate Winslet received an Oscar nomination for her performance. (Carrey was also nominated for a sixth Golden Globe for his performance).

In 2004, he played the villainous Count Olaf in Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events, which was based on the popular children's novels of the same name. In 2005, Carrey starred in a remake of Fun with Dick and Jane, playing Dick, a husband who becomes a bank robber after he loses his job.

In 2007, Carrey reunited with Joel Schumacher, director of Batman Forever, for The Number 23, a psychological thriller co-starring Virginia Madsen and Danny Huston. In the film, Carrey plays a man who becomes obsessed with the number 23, after finding a book about a man with the same obsession.

Carrey has stated that he finds the prospect of reprising a character to be considerably less enticing than taking on a new role.[19] The only time he has reprised a role was with Ace Ventura. (Sequels to Bruce Almighty, Dumb and Dumber, and The Mask have all been released without Carrey's involvement.)

Personal life

He attended a Presbyterian Church with his family in the early 1990s.[20] He is a fan of death metal band Cannibal Corpse,[21][22] who made a cameo appearance in Ace Ventura, at his request for the band to be featured in the film.[21] Carrey received U.S. citizenship on October 7, 2004, and now maintains dual citizenship of both the U.S. and his native Canada, where he has had a star on Canada's Walk of Fame[23] in Toronto since 1998.

He went public about his bouts with depression in a November 2004 interview on 60 Minutes.[24] Carrey has also launched public awareness campaigns, by way of internet videos which shed light on the political repression in Burma; especially that of Nobel Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi, whom he describes as a personal hero.[25] Carrey is a great admirer and friend of Eckhart Tolle, and in June 2009, Carrey gave an introduction for Tolle when together they headlined the first conference of the Global Alliance for Transformational Entertainment.[26][27][28][29]

In Los Angeles on February 27, 2010, Carrey announced via his Twitter account[30] that he had become a grandfather when his daughter Jane gave birth to her first child with musician husband Alex Santana, who performs in the band Blood Money under the stage name Nitro. He announced that his grandson's name was Jackson Riley Santana.

Celebrity relationships

Carrey has been married twice, first to former actress and Comedy Store waitress Melissa Womer on March 28, 1987; the two were officially divorced in late 1995. Their only child, a daughter named Jane Erin Carrey,[31] was born on September 6, 1987 in Los Angeles County. After his separation from Womer in 1994, Carrey began dating his Dumb and Dumber co-star Lauren Holly. They were married on September 23, 1996; the marriage lasted less than a year. Carrey dated actress Renée Zellweger, whom he met on the set of Me, Myself & Irene, but their relationship ended with a broken engagement in December 2000.

In the May 2006 issue of Playboy Magazine (p. 48), it was mentioned that he was dating model Anine Bing. In December 2005, Carrey began dating actress/model Jenny McCarthy. The pair have since denied engagement rumors.[32] They did not make their relationship public until June 2006. She announced on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on April 2, 2008 that the two were then living together, but had no plans to marry; as they do not need a "piece of paper." In April 2010, Carrey confirmed that he and McCarthy had ended their near five-year relationship.[33][34]

Filmography

Film

Year Film Role Notes
1980 The Sex and Violence Family Hour Various roles
1981 All in Good Taste Ralph Parker
1983 Copper Mountain Bobby Todd
1984 Finders Keepers Lane Bidlekoff
1985 Once Bitten Mark Kendall
1986 Peggy Sue Got Married Walter Getz
1988 The Dead Pool Johnny Squares
1989 Pink Cadillac Comedian
Earth Girls Are Easy Wiploc
1991 High Strung Death
1992 The Itsy Bitsy Spider The Exterminator (voice only)
1994 Ace Ventura: Pet Detective Ace Ventura Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Actor - Comedy, On Video
Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Male Newcomer, On Video
Kids' Choice Award for Favorite Movie Actor
London Critics Circle Film Award for Newcomer of the Year (also for The Mask)
Nominated - MTV Movie Award for Best Comedic Performance
The Mask The Mask/Stanley Ipkiss London Critics Circle Film Award for Newcomer of the Year (also for Ace Ventura: Pet Detective)
Nominated - Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
Nominated - MTV Movie Award for Best Comedic Performance
Nominated - MTV Movie Award for Best Dance Sequence (shared with Cameron Diaz)
Dumb and Dumber Lloyd Christmas MTV Movie Award for Best Comedic Performance
MTV Movie Award for Best Kiss (shared with Lauren Holly)
Nominated - MTV Movie Award for Best On-Screen Duo (shared with Jeff Daniels)
1995 Batman Forever Riddler/Edward Nygma Nominated - MTV Movie Award for Best Villain
Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls Ace Ventura Kids' Choice Award for Favorite Movie Actor
MTV Movie Award for Best Comedic Performance
MTV Movie Award for Best Male Performance
People's Choice Award for Favorite Actor in a Comedy Movie
Nominated - MTV Movie Award for Best Kiss (shared with Sophie Okonedo)
Nominated - American Comedy Award for Funniest Actor (Leading Role)
1996 The Cable Guy Ernie "Chip" Douglas Kids' Choice Award for Favorite Movie Actor
MTV Movie Award for Best Comedic Performance
MTV Movie Award for Best Villain
Nominated - MTV Movie Award for Best Fight (shared with Matthew Broderick)
1997 Liar Liar Fletcher Reede Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Actor - Comedy
MTV Movie Award for Best Comedic Performance
Nominated - Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
Nominated - Kids' Choice Award for Favorite Movie Actor
1998 The Truman Show Truman Burbank Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture Drama
MTV Movie Award for Best Male Performance
MovieGuide Award: Grace Award
Nominated - Saturn Award for Best Actor
Nominated - American Comedy Award for Funniest Actor (Leading Role)
Nominated - Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Actor - Drama
Nominated - Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor
Nominated - Kids' Choice Award for Favorite Movie Actor
Simon Birch Adult Joe Wenteworth
1999 Man on the Moon Andy Kaufman/Tony Clifton Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actor
Nominated - Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Nominated - Satellite Award for Best Actor, Musical or Comedy Film
Nominated - American Comedy Award for Funniest Actor (Leading Role)
Nominated - Canadian Comedy Award for Film - Male Performance
Nominated - London Critics Circle Film Award for Actor of the Year (also for How the Grinch Stole Christmas)
Nominated - MTV Movie Award for Best Male Performance
Nominated - Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Actor
2000 Me, Myself & Irene Officer Charlie Baileygates/Hank Teen Choice Award for Wipeout Scene of the Summer
Nominated - MTV Movie Award for Best Comedic Performance
Nominated - Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Actor - Comedy/Romance
How the Grinch Stole Christmas The Grinch MTV Movie Award for Best Villain
People's Choice Award for Favorite Star in a Motion Picture Comedy
Kids' Choice Award for Favorite Movie Actor
Teen Choice Award for Choice Hissy Fit
Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Actor - Comedy
Nominated - Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
Nominated - Saturn Award for Best Actor
Nominated - Canadian Comedy Award for Film - Pretty Funny Male Performance
Nominated - Empire Award for Best Actor
Nominated - London Critics Circle Film Award for Actor of the Year (also for Man on the Moon)
2001 The Majestic Peter Appleton
2003 Bruce Almighty Bruce Nolan Kids' Choice Award for Favorite Movie Actor
Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actor - Comedy
MTV Movie Award, Mexico, for Most Divine Miracle in a Movie
Nominated - MTV Movie Award for Best Comedic Performance
Nominated - MTV Movie Award for Best Kiss (shared with Jennifer Aniston)
Nominated - Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Chemistry (shared with Morgan Freeman)
Pecan Pie Man on Bed Short film
2004 Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Joel Barish San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Actor
Nominated - Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
Nominated - Saturn Award for Best Actor
Nominated - BAFTA Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
Nominated - People's Choice Award for Favorite Leading Man
Nominated - People's Choice Award for Favorite On-Screen Chemistry (shared with Kate Winslet)
Nominated - Satellite Award for Best Actor, Musical or Comedy Film
Nominated - Empire Award for Best Actor
Nominated - Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Actor
Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events Count Olaf Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Bad Guy
People's Choice Award for Favorite Funny Male Star
Nominated - MTV Movie Award for Best Villain
Nominated - Kids' Choice Award for Favorite Movie Actor
Nominated - Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actor: Action/Adventure/Thriller
Nominated - Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Liar
2005 Fun with Dick and Jane Dick Harper Nominated - Kids' Choice Award for Favorite Movie Actor
Nominated - Teen Choice Award for Choice Actor: Comedy
2007 The Number 23 Walter Sparrow/Det. Fingerling Nominated - Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actor: Horror/ Thriller
Nominated - Razzie Award for Worst Actor
2008 Horton Hears a Who! Horton (voice only)
Nominated - Kids' Choice Award for Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie
Yes Man Carl Allen MTV Movie Award for Best Comedic Performance
People's Choice Award for Favorite Funny Male Star
Nominated - Kids' Choice Award for Favorite Movie Actor
Nominated - Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actor: Comedy
Nominated - Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Hissy Fit
Nominated - Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Rockstar Moment
2009 A Christmas Carol Ebenezer Scrooge
Ghost of Christmas Past
Ghost of Christmas Present
Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come
(voice only)
Kids' Choice Award for Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie
2010 I Love You Phillip Morris Steven Jay Russell
Where's Waldo? Waldo in development
2011 Damn Yankees Mr. Applegate in development
Me Time Unknown in development
Pierre Pierre Unknown in development
2012 Ripley's Believe It or Not! Robert Ripley in development
Sober Buddies Unknown in development

Television

Year Film Role Notes
1980 The All-Night Show Various voices (voice only)
1981 Rubberface Tony Moroni Television movie
1984 Buffalo Bill Jerry Lewis Impersonator Television series (uncredited)
1984 The Duck Factory Skip Tarkenton Television series
1989 Mike Hammer: Murder Takes All Brad Peters Television movie
1990 In Living Color Various roles Television series
1992 Doing Time on Maple Drive Tim Carter Television movie
1994 Space Ghost Coast to Coast himself Television series (one episode)

Other accolades

Year Organization Award Result
2001 People's Choice Awards Favorite Motion Picture Star in a Comedy Won
2003 Teen Choice Awards Choice Comedian Won
2004 Teen Choice Awards Choice Comedian Nominated
2005 People's Choice Awards Favourite Funny Male Star Won
Teen Choice Awards Choice Comedian Nominated
2006 MTV Movie Awards MTV Generation Award Won
2009 People's Choice Awards Favourite Funny Male Star Nominated

See also

  • Better U Foundation [35]

References

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  2. ^ "Jim Carrey Biography (1962-)". Filmreference.com. http://www.filmreference.com/film/1/Jim-Carrey.html. Retrieved 2009-11-21. 
  3. ^ Puig, Claudia (2003-05-27). "Spiritual Carrey still mighty funny". Usatoday.Com. http://www.usatoday.com/life/2003-05-20-carrey_x.htm. Retrieved 2009-11-21. 
  4. ^ "Jim Carrey: Carrey’d Away". Movieline. 1994-01-07. http://www.movieline.com/1994/07/carreyd-away.php?page=3. Retrieved 2010-10-08. 
  5. ^ http://www.jimcarreyonline.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=75657&sid=c288b4a04f1da0728280242f21ef58de
  6. ^ Movie Juice Interview STV Production 2006 (carrey states hes part scottish on his mothers side
  7. ^ "Jim Carrey: The Joker Is Wild (2000)". Knelman, Martin. U.S.: Firefly Books Ltd. p. 8. ISBN 1-55209-535-5 (U.S.).. http://www.amazon.com/dp/1552095355/. Retrieved 2006-03-24. 
  8. ^ Murray, Rebecca. "Jim Carrey Talks About "Bruce Almighty"". About.com. http://movies.about.com/library/weekly/aa051503a.htm. Retrieved 2010-06-22. 
  9. ^ Holt, Jim (2007-02-26). "It's all in the numbers: Jim Carrey could be at Dofasco if Hollywood hadn't worked out.". The Hamilton Spectator: pp. Go14 
  10. ^ "Up, up goes a new comic star," Bruce Blackadar, Toronto Star, February 27, 1981, p. C1.
  11. ^ (DVD) Batman Forever Commentary by director Joel Schumacher. Warner Brothers. 2005. 
  12. ^ "?". The Duck Factory. http://www.tv.com/the-duck-factory/show/5012/summary.html&full_summary=1. Retrieved 2006-03-24. 
  13. ^ Razzie Awards: 1995
  14. ^ "The Truman Show Movie Reviews, Pictures". Rotten Tomatoes. http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/truman_show/. Retrieved 2009-11-21. 
  15. ^ "Jim Carrey - Rotten Tomatoes Celebrity Profile". Rottentomatoes.com. http://www.rottentomatoes.com/celebrity/jim_carrey/biography.php. Retrieved 2009-11-21. 
  16. ^ CNN.com "the best, most mature and sharply focused performance ever from Jim Carrey"
  17. ^ Rolling Stone "Jim Carrey [...] has never done anything this deeply felt. [...] grounded and groundbreaking [performance by] Carrey"
  18. ^ Washington Post "[Carrey] rises to the challenge with ease, humor and depth of feeling"
  19. ^ JimCarreyOnline.com : "I'm getting the opportunity to do all these new and wonderful things. Why waste my life being repetitive? A lot of people do sequels. I think it's not as enticing as doing something new."
  20. ^ "Jim Carrey’s Twisted Comedy". .sympatico.ca. http://www3.sympatico.ca/farini/peacock/pages/Aexcerpts/JimCarrey.html. Retrieved 2009-11-21. 
  21. ^ a b Interview to Jack Owens of Cannibal Corpse
  22. ^ http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000120/bio#ba
  23. ^ Canada's Walk of Fame: Jim Carrey, comedian, actor[dead link]
  24. ^ "Famous People With Depression - Jim Carrey". Depression.about.com. 1962-01-17. http://depression.about.com/od/famous/p/jimcarrey.htm. Retrieved 2009-11-21. 
  25. ^ "Jim Carrey - Burma Appeal II by hrac - Revver Online Video Sharing Network". One.revver.com. http://one.revver.com/watch/403690. Retrieved 2009-11-21. 
  26. ^ Eckhart Tolle Biography. New York Times (2008-03-05). Times Topics.
  27. ^ TIME magazine on Jim Carrey
  28. ^ James Rainey (2009-06-05). Jim Carrey and friends opt for consciousness-raising over Lakers. Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2010-06-22.
  29. ^ Jim Carrey's Full Introduction for Eckhart Tolle
  30. ^ http://twitter.com/JimCarrey
  31. ^ No Lie - Jim Carrey Will Be a Grandfather - Jim Carrey's 21-year-old daughter is expecting! Jul 10, 2009, Source: People.com
  32. ^ Jim Carrey and Jenny McCarthy Laugh Off Engagement Rumors
  33. ^ http://twitter.com/JimCarrey
  34. ^ Sky News http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/Showbiz-News/Jim-Carrey-And-Jenny-McCarthy-Announce-Split-After-Five-Years-Together/Article/201004115596449?f=rss
  35. ^ http://www.betterufoundation.org

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.James Eugene Redmond "Jim" Carrey (born January 17, 1962) is a Canadian-American film actor and comedian.^ Jim Carrey Becomes an American Citizen Canadian comedian Jim Carrey has fulfilled a longtime ambition to become an American citizen.
  • Jim Carrey Actor Biography, Pictures, News Headlines, Links 2 February 2010 8:15 UTC www.600.org [Source type: General]

^ January 17, 1962 .
  • Jim Carrey biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links, pics and products (actor/comedian) 2 February 2010 8:15 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]
  • Jim Carrey Picture, Video, Wallpaper, Profile, Gossip, and News at CelebrityWonder.com 2 February 2010 8:15 UTC www.celebritywonder.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ JIM CARREY, ACTOR: Oh, sure.
  • CNN.com - Transcripts 2 February 2010 8:15 UTC www.cnn.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.He is known for his manic, slapstick performances in comedy films such as Ace Ventura: Pet Detective; Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls; The Mask; Dumb and Dumber; Me, Myself & Irene; Fun with Dick and Jane; The Cable Guy; Liar Liar; Bruce Almighty; and Batman Forever.^ Lenad says on 5/Feb/09 He looked a solid 6ft1 in Yes Man, Bruce Almighty, Liar Liar, Dumb and Dumber, Ace Ventura and Number 23.
  • Jim Carrey Height - how tall 2 February 2010 8:15 UTC www.celebheights.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Various       ( 63 more ) Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994) ....
  • Jim Carrey 2 February 2010 8:15 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

^ "Bruce Almighty" also marked his third successful collaboration with director Tom Shadyac, who had earlier directed him in the hit comedies " Ace Ventura: Pet Detective " and " Liar, Liar ."
  • Jim Carrey Biography at CelebrityWonder.com 2 February 2010 8:15 UTC www.celebritywonder.com [Source type: General]

.Carrey has also achieved critical success in dramatic roles in films such as The Truman Show, Man on the Moon, and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.^ Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) .
  • Jim Carrey DVDs, Jim Carrey DVD Rentals, Rent Jim Carrey Movies at Netflix Today 2 February 2010 8:15 UTC www.netflix.com [Source type: General]

^ Carrey's playing normal old Joel in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind .
  • Jim Carrey Interview | A Bountiful Mind an emily blunt interview Jim Carrey Gets Blunt 13 January 2010 15:36 UTC www.bluntreview.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Question: Everyone wanted the role of Joel in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind .
  • ETERNAL SUNSHINE Interview: Jim Carrey 2 February 2010 8:15 UTC www.aboutfilm.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

He also provides the voice for Horton in the animated feature film Horton Hears a Who!, released March 14, 2008. The film was his first animated feature role. .He has won two Golden Globe Awards.^ Golden Globe Awards (74) .
  • jim carrey : Film Gecko - A movie news and review blog from b5media. 2 February 2010 8:15 UTC www.filmgecko.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Name: Jim Carrey Born: 17 January 1962 (Age: 48) Where: Newmarket, Ontario, Canada Height: 6' 2" Awards: Won 2 Golden Globes, nominated for 1 BAFTA All about this star .
  • Jim Carrey - Biography 2 February 2010 8:15 UTC www.talktalk.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Rain and red carpets don't make a great combination, but the stars arriving for the 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards put on a happy face for the cameras.
  • Jim Carrey - Speakeasy - WSJ 2 February 2010 8:15 UTC blogs.wsj.com [Source type: General]

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  • Comedic actors can be looked at as a lower form because we have to put ourselves in a lower place than most of the audience.^ Comedic actors can be looked at as a lower form because we have to put ourselves in a lower place than most of the audience.
    • This much I know: Jim Carrey, actor, 46, Los Angeles | Film | The Observer 2 February 2010 8:15 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: News]

    ^ Keep in mind that comedy is typically considered more difficult than drama (that's why there are far more dramactic actors than comedic).
    • Jim Carrey Ain't Got No Game - Cinematical 2 February 2010 8:15 UTC www.cinematical.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ They can look shorter than they really are because of angles.
    • Jim Carrey Height - how tall 2 February 2010 8:15 UTC www.celebheights.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    I think lofty emotions are somehow considered more special. .The best stories in the world to me are the ones that elicit a real emotion, but have humour.^ The best stories in the world to me are the ones that elicit a real emotion, but have humour.
    • This much I know: Jim Carrey, actor, 46, Los Angeles | Film | The Observer 2 February 2010 8:15 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: News]

    ^ Jim Carrey : It's really, truly the best job in the world to make people feel good.
    • ENOUGH ROPE with Andrew Denton - episode 14: Jim Carrey (16/06/2003) 2 February 2010 8:15 UTC www.abc.net.au [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ In one reported third world story, after about twenty vaccinated children got sick, the town went to the school and started stoning the vaccinators.
    • Jim Carrey loves the pro-disease movement | Bad Astronomy | Discover Magazine 2 February 2010 8:15 UTC blogs.discovermagazine.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .
  • I think we're past the time in history where you have to come out and say, 'you know I'm just happy all the time!^ CARREY: You know, it's a mixed bag.
    • CNN.com - Transcripts 2 February 2010 8:15 UTC www.cnn.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Damn you, Jim Carrey!
    • Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 2 February 2010 8:15 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Jim Carrey : It's all spasm actually.
    • ENOUGH ROPE with Andrew Denton - episode 14: Jim Carrey (16/06/2003) 2 February 2010 8:15 UTC www.abc.net.au [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    I'm a joker, I'm a crazy man!' you know kind of thing. .I think people understand I can turn that switch on but I'm also a sensitive, normal human being with feelings and I know how to express those too.^ I know exactly how to do those ghosts.
    • Jim Carrey: 'Carol' king» Ventura County Star 2 February 2010 8:15 UTC www.vcstar.com [Source type: General]

    ^ I just know how to make people feel good."
    • The Jim Carrey Show - Salon.com 2 February 2010 8:15 UTC www.salon.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Jim Carrey : I really do want to wrestle an alligator by the way and I know that's probably one of those things like being Canadians er igloos.
    • ENOUGH ROPE with Andrew Denton - episode 14: Jim Carrey (16/06/2003) 2 February 2010 8:15 UTC www.abc.net.au [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .
  • I like people.^ I was thinking about when we were talking about doing this interview I thought, God I haven't been to Australia and I've just have all these wild fantasies about the Outback and stuff like that.
    • ENOUGH ROPE with Andrew Denton - episode 14: Jim Carrey (16/06/2003) 2 February 2010 8:15 UTC www.abc.net.au [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Jim Carrey : We talked about Nixon for a long time.
    • ENOUGH ROPE with Andrew Denton - episode 14: Jim Carrey (16/06/2003) 2 February 2010 8:15 UTC www.abc.net.au [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ The most buzzed about stars this minute!
    • Jim Carrey : News : People.com 2 February 2010 8:15 UTC www.people.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .They're entertaining.^ They're entertaining.
    • ETERNAL SUNSHINE Interview: Jim Carrey 2 February 2010 8:15 UTC www.aboutfilm.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ When you look at a kid, and they're completely involved in something, it's entertaining to watch.
    • ETERNAL SUNSHINE Interview: Jim Carrey 2 February 2010 8:15 UTC www.aboutfilm.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ These people are actors and actresses, they're NOT doctors and lawyers and they are largely a people who have no talent or expertise in anything except the entertainment industry!!!!!
    • JIM CARREY HALTS "HORTON HEARS A WHO" VACCINE CAMPAIGN - AGE OF AUTISM 13 January 2010 15:36 UTC www.ageofautism.com [Source type: General]

    .I just may laugh at different things than most people.^ It's a funny thing; I just get to do so many different things.
    • Jim Carrey Interview | A Bountiful Mind an emily blunt interview Jim Carrey Gets Blunt 13 January 2010 15:36 UTC www.bluntreview.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ My point is people seem to only question themselves in their lives when people who don’t know them question why they have done things different from the norm in their lives.
    • Jim Carrey Set to Be a Grandfather – Celebrity Baby Blog – People.com 2 February 2010 8:15 UTC celebrity-babies.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Jim Carrey : Where I grew up and just real people and when I was a kid I was fascinated that the animals were just different there.
    • ENOUGH ROPE with Andrew Denton - episode 14: Jim Carrey (16/06/2003) 2 February 2010 8:15 UTC www.abc.net.au [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    I laugh at mistakes. .I laugh at how you recover from mistakes.^ I laugh at how you recover from mistakes.
    • ETERNAL SUNSHINE Interview: Jim Carrey 2 February 2010 8:15 UTC www.aboutfilm.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .
  • I enjoy my life.^ Jim Carrey talks with TODAY .
    • Hollywood Comedy Movies - From Charlie Chaplin To Jim Carrey 2 February 2010 8:15 UTC atomized.ca [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Jim Carrey's Christmas comedy .

    ^ Jim Carrey : Green Eggs and Ham was the story of my life.
    • Jim Carrey Quotes and Trivia at MovieTome 13 January 2010 15:36 UTC www.movietome.com [Source type: General]

    .The fame part of it freaked me out for a little while, and there are definitely times when it's not so great to be special and known by everybody - you know, when you're wearing the wrong thing, or just in a vulnerable place.^ I'm just glad you're okay."
    • Jim Carrey Quotes - Jim Carrey 13 January 2010 15:36 UTC www.flixster.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I think you’re spot-on there.
    • Science-Based Medicine » Welcome back, my friends, to the show that never ends: The Jenny and Jim antivaccine propaganda tour has begun 2 February 2010 8:15 UTC www.sciencebasedmedicine.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Carrey: It's definitely out there.
    • ETERNAL SUNSHINE Interview: Jim Carrey 2 February 2010 8:15 UTC www.aboutfilm.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .But I'm good with my life now.^ Right now, you are my life, Larry.
    • CNN.com - Transcripts 2 February 2010 8:15 UTC www.cnn.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ My daughter is my life, I wouldn’t want things to be any other way than they are now.
    • Jim Carrey Set to Be a Grandfather – Celebrity Baby Blog – People.com 2 February 2010 8:15 UTC celebrity-babies.com [Source type: General]

    ^ I’m in my thirties now and looking back at the person I was at 21 – well I realize I had a LOT to learn about life and who I was and what I wanted out of life.
    • Jim Carrey Set to Be a Grandfather – Celebrity Baby Blog – People.com 2 February 2010 8:15 UTC celebrity-babies.com [Source type: General]

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  • There are two thoughts that will ensure success in all you do; (1) Don't tell everything you know, and (2) until Ace Ventura, no actor had considered talking through his ass.^ And it's there for all of us though, you know.
    • CNN.com - Transcripts 2 February 2010 8:15 UTC www.cnn.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ "Until Ace Ventura, no actor had considered talking through his " .
    • Jim Carrey Actor Biography, Pictures, News Headlines, Links 2 February 2010 8:15 UTC www.600.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Until Ace Ventura, no actor had considered talking through his ass .

    • Reported in Patrick Combs; Jack Canfield (2003). Major in Success, Ten Speed Press. p. 60. ISBN 1580085326.

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Jim Carrey
File:Jim Carrey horton hears a who
Carrey in 2008
Born James Eugene Carrey
January 17, 1962 (1962-01-17) (age 49)
Newmarket, Ontario, Canada
Nationality Canadian-American
Ethnicity White
Years active 1981 - present
Spouse Melissa Womer (1987-1995)
Lauren Holly (1996-1997)
Partner Jenny McCarthy (2005-2010)
Children Daughter
Parents Percy Carrey
Kathleen (née Oram)

James Eugene Carrey (born January 17, 1962) is a Canadian-American movie actor and comedian. He is known for his acting in comedy movies such as Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls, The Mask, Dumb and Dumber, Me, Myself & Irene, The Cable Guy, Liar Liar and Bruce Almighty. Carrey has also been successful in dramatic roles in movies such as The Truman Show, Man on the Moon, and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. He won the Golden Globe Award in 1999 and 2000. In 2008, he acted in the movie Yes Man.

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