James Eugene Carrey (born January 17, 1962) is a Canadian-American A-list film actor and comedian. 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, The Cable Guy, Liar Liar and Bruce Almighty. 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. But despite the fact that he has done many performances which were praised by both critics and fans alike, and has won more MTV awards than any other celebrity in MTV history for his work, he has never been nominated for an Academy Award.
Jim Carrey was born in Newmarket, Ontario to Kathleen Oram, and Percy Carrey, a mortician. He has three older siblings, John, Patricia and Rita. The family was Catholic and has some French Canadian ancestry (as the original surname was Carré).
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The Number 23 is a suspense film starring Jim Carrey, Virginia Madsen, and Danny Huston, directed by Joel Schumacher. It was released on February 23 2007 and was released on DVD on July 24 2007. The plot involves an obsession with the 23 Enigma, an esoteric belief that all incidents and events are directly connected to the number 23, some permutation of the number 23, or a number related to the number 23. Although the 23 Enigma is pervasive in the works of author Robert Anton Wilson, including the 1998 film 23, he is not acknowledged in the credits for this film, which is not a remake of 23. This is the second film with Schumacher and Carrey, the first being Batman Forever. The Number 23 is director Joel Schumacher’s 23rd TV-film project. During the 23rd and zero zero seconds of the movie, a hologram of the number 23 appears then vanishes instantly.
Walter Sparrow (Jim Carrey) is an animal control officer married to cake shop owner, Agatha (Virginia Madsen); they have a son, Robin (...
Used Guys was a scheduled 2007 film that was to be directed by Jay Roach about the future of mankind. As women run the Earth, two obsolete pleasure clones (Jim Carrey and Ben Stiller) go on a desperate search for the male nirvana known as Mantopia.
20th Century Fox scrapped the project when the film's budget would be north of $100 million, due to the cost of star salaries, special effects and production costs.
Fun with Dick and Jane is a 2005 comedy film, and remake of the 1977 film of the same name. In it, an upper-middle class couple, Dick and Jane Harper, turn to robbery after Dick's company goes bankrupt and they run out of money. It stars Jim Carrey and Téa Leoni in the title roles.
The film is also a satire of corporate America.
In 2000 (before the corporate accounting scandals of 2001), Dick Harper works for a company called Globodyne. He is "promoted" to Vice-President of Communications. He then appears on the show Money Life, where host Sam Samuels and then independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader blast him, the CEO, the CFO, and the company as a whole. Almost instantly the company's stock is worthless, along with the employees' pensions (in Globodyne stock). In fact, while Nader and the moderator are ranting on about Globodyne on television, the screen shows that the company's stocks are falling by the second, with Dick unaware of such during the conversation.
Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events is a 2004 Academy Award-winning film, directed by Brad Silberling. It is based on the first three novels, The Bad Beginning, The Reptile Room, and The Wide Window, in Lemony Snicket's book series. It was nominated for four Academy Awards.
As in the books, exactly where and when the story takes place is unclear. The film reflects this ambiguity in its art direction; it was praised for its creative sets and costumes, all of which have a darkly expressionistic and gothic feel, leading to a highly unusual and creative visual motif. Silberling has said this was partly inspired by the visual style of the similarly themed The Night of the Hunter.
The film is narrated by Lemony Snicket, who occasionally appears in silhouette, writing the story on a typewriter in what appears to be the interior of a clock tower. Inventive Violet Baudelaire, her intelligent younger brother Klaus and their sharp-toothed baby sister Sunny are orphaned when a...,
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is an Academy-Award winning 2004 American romance film by French director Michel Gondry. The film uses a science fiction element to explore the nature of memory and love. Opening in North America on March 19, 2004, the movie grossed more than US$70 million worldwide.It is directed by Michel Gondry, who worked on the story with Charlie Kaufman and Pierre Bismuth, a French performance artist. Kaufman and Bismuth won an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay in 2005. The film stars Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet and features Kirsten Dunst, Mark Ruffalo, Tom Wilkinson, Elijah Wood, Jane Adams, and David Cross. The movie's title is taken from the poem Eloisa to Abelard by Alexander Pope which was the story of a tragic love affair.
Emotionally withdrawn Joel Barish (Carrey) and dysfunctional free spirit Clementine Kruczynski (Winslet) strike up a relationship on a Long Island Rail Road train. They are inexplicably drawn to each other, despite their...,
Bruce Almighty is a 2003 comedy movie directed by Tom Shadyac and written by Steve Koren, Mark O'Keefe, and Steve Oedekerk. It stars Jim Carrey, Morgan Freeman, and Jennifer Aniston. Steve Carell, Catherine Bell, Lisa Ann Walter, and Philip Baker Hall co-star. Tony Bennett and Juan Valdez make cameo appearances.
When the film was released in American theaters in late May 2003, it took the #1 spot at the box office, grossing $85.7 million, higher than the release of Pearl Harbor, making it the highest-rated Memorial Day weekend opening of any film in motion picture history until the release of X-Men: The Last Stand over Memorial Day 2006. The movie surprised media analysts when it beat The Matrix Reloaded after its first week of release. By the time it left theaters in December 2003, it took in a United States domestic total of over $242 million and $484,572,835 worldwide, breaking records as the highest-grossing live action comedy ever.Bruce Nolan (Jim Carrey) is a TV news reporter at,
The Majestic is a 2001 film, written by Michael Sloane, and directed by Frank Darabont. It stars Jim Carrey, Bob Balaban, Jeffrey DeMunn, Laurie Holden and Hal Holbrook.
It was released by Warner Brothers on December 11, 2001.
The film is set in the United States during the 1950s. Peter Appleton (played by Carrey) is an up-and-coming young screenwriter working on B-Movies, but hopes to work his way onto the "A" list. Unfortunately, he is accused of being a Communist, like the real world accusations of the Hollywood blacklist. It turns out that in 1945, he had attended a meeting for a Communist organization in college known as the "Bread Instead of Bullets" club, a meeting which he reveals that he attended for a girl. In an instant, his new film (which he hopes will get him onto the "A" movies) is pushed back for a few months, the credit is given to someone else, and his contract gets dropped.
His career in ruins, he gets drunk at a seaside bar and gets into a car accident while...,
Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! better known as The Grinch is a 2000 live-action film, based on the 1957 book by Dr. Seuss. Due to additions made to the storyline so that it could be brought up to feature-length, it was considerably less faithful to the original book, creating a new back-story to explain the Grinch's motivations and reasons behind his hatred of Christmas. The film was directed by Ron Howard, produced by Brian Grazer, and starred Jim Carrey in the title role of the Grinch. Taylor Momsen starred as Cindy Lou Who, who in this version seems to be about eight years old, where the character in the book was "no more than two". While this version is often referred to as simply The Grinch, the on-screen title is How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, with the words "The Grinch" written in much larger letters than the rest of the title. The movie received mixed critical reaction but spent four weeks as the #1 film in the U.S. and eventually became the highest-grossing...,
Me, Myself & Irene is a 2000 comedy film directed by the Farrelly Brothers, and starring Jim Carrey and Renée Zellweger. Chris Cooper, Robert Forster, Richard Jenkins, Daniel Greene, Anthony Anderson, Jerod Mixon, and Mongo Brownlee co-star.Tony Cox, Traylor Howard, Anna Kournikova and Cam Neely have cameo roles.Tagline: From gentle to mental.The film follows Charlie Baileygates, a Rhode Island State Police trooper who has been taken advantage of by people throughout his life; even after marriage, his wife deserts him for a racist black dwarf limo driver, who is really a college professor (and president of the Rhode Island chapter of Mensa) doing an experiment. The little professor beats Charlie up, eventually steals his wife and leaves Charlie to raise his three highly intelligent but profanity-spewing mixed-race "sons". After some time, his anger builds up and Charlie develops a rude and violent split personality named Hank. Believing that Charlie needs a vacation, the force...,
Man on the Moon is a 1999 film based on the unusual life and career of Andy Kaufman.
The movie, starring Jim Carrey and directed by Miloš Forman, begins at Kaufman's childhood, where he is seen performing imaginary television programs for stuffed animals. The story traces Kaufman's steps through the numerous comedy clubs, and television appearances that made him famous, including his memorable appearances on Saturday Night Live, Late Night with David Letterman, Fridays, and his role as the lovable "Latka Gravas" on the television sitcom, Taxi. The film pays particular attention to the various inside jokes, scams, put-ons and happenings that Kaufman was famous for, most significantly his long-running "feud" with wrestler Jerry "The King" Lawler and his portrayal of the bawdy lounge singer Tony Clifton.
Carrey won a Golden Globe for his performance - his second win in a row after receiving an award for The Truman Show previously. He was nominated in the Musical/Comedy category for Man...,
The Truman Show is a 1998 film directed by Peter Weir, written by Andrew Niccol, and starring Jim Carrey and Ed Harris. It is an exposition on freedom, free will and the human desire to experience these states even at the sacrifice of security. The film chronicles the life of a man who does not know that his entire life is a constructed reality soap opera, televised 24-hours-a-day to millions across the globe.
The plot takes many ideas from Philip K. Dick's 1959 novel Time Out of Joint, as well as the 1960 Twilight Zone episode A World of Difference, and the 1968 feature The Secret Cinema (later remade as an Amazing Stories episode in 1986). Fans of the cult British 1960s television series The Prisoner, have also noted a number of similarities.
Truman Burbank began life by being the chosen one of five unwanted babies to be the star of a documentary of the first year of life of a child. But the program became so popular that it expanded into a continuously running reality television...,
Liar Liar (1997) is an American comedy film starring Jim Carrey. It was directed by Tom Shadyac from a story written by Paul Guay and Stephen Mazur. Carrey was nominated for a Golden Globe Award (1998) for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy/Musical. The film is the second of three collaborations between Jim Carrey and Tom Shadyac, the first being Ace Ventura: Pet Detective and the third being Bruce Almighty.
Fletcher Reede is a particularly career-focused lawyer and divorced father. He has a habit of giving precedence to his job and breaking promises to be with his young son Max, and then lying to Max and his ex-wife Audrey about the real reason he missed the date. Fletcher lets Max down once too often, missing his birthday party, and has to deal with the consequences when Max makes a wish while blowing out the candles on the cake and it comes true. The wish is that Fletcher cannot tell a lie for 24 hours.
Fletcher soon has several embarrassing instances where...
The Cable Guy is a 1996 dark comedy film directed by Ben Stiller and starring Jim Carrey, Matthew Broderick , Leslie Mann and Jack Black.
It became famous for being star Jim Carrey's first $20,000,000 paycheck, which was the then-highest amount ever paid to a comedic actor.
This movie is also known for featuring actors from the Frat Pack. With Jack Black as Steven's friend Rick, Owen Wilson as Robin's date, Stiller as child actors Sam and Stan Sweet, Leslie Mann as Robin, and Andy Dick as the Medieval Times host.
Chip Douglas (Jim Carrey) is a cable installer who installs Steven Kovacs' (Matthew Broderick) cable television service. After he illegally gives Steven free pay channels, Chip believes he and Steven have struck up a friendship. Although Chip behaves in an offputting manner, Steven comes to like his new pal. Chip shows his affection in odd ways such as arranging a duel between the two, giving Steven a massive entertainment system, and paying for a gorgeous prostitute to...,
Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls (1995) is the sequel to Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994). Jim Carrey reprises his role as the title character Ace Ventura, a detective who specializes in cases involving animals. Ian McNeice, Simon Callow, and Sophie Okonedo costar and Tommy Davidson, who co-starred with Carrey on TV's In Living Color program, has a cameo.
It was written and directed by Steve Oedekerk, who had also collaborated in the making of the earlier movie. As with the original, this movie is a wacky comedy and has large amounts of silly, toilet humor (the movie title, itself, is a double entendre).
After failing the rescue attempt of a raccoon in the Himalayas (a reference to the film Cliffhanger), Ace Ventura has an emotional breakdown and goes on a personal soul-searching quest by becoming a Tibetan monk. He is approached by Fulton Greenwall, an African missionary working for a provincial consulate. Being that Ace's influence is disruptive to the monastery, the Grand Abbot...
Batman Forever is a 1995 superhero film. It is the third of the Batman movies which began with Tim Burton's 1989 version of the character, although it is a major departure from its predecessor in the franchise, Batman Returns. With dramatic changes to such things as the cast, design, and Danny Elfman's theme, which was scrapped completely (the music was composed by Elliot Goldenthal), it starred Val Kilmer replacing Michael Keaton as Batman, in his first and only appearance as the Dark Knight, and marked the series debut of Robin (played by Chris O'Donnell).The movie opens as Two-Face, the alter ego of former DA Harvey Dent, (Tommy Lee Jones) is holding hostages in a bank vault. Batman (Val Kilmer) arrives at the scene and consults with Dr. Chase Meridian (Nicole Kidman). Batman then rescues the hostages and foils the robbery but is unable to apprehend Two Face. While this is going on, Edward Nygma (Jim Carrey), a lowly worker at Wayne Enterprises is doing unauthorized research at...,
Dumb and Dumber is a comedy film starring Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels, released in 1994. It was directed by the Farrelly Brothers and written by the Farrelly Brothers and Bennett Yellin. It is a modern example of a classic "road movie" and includes slapstick comedy and gross-out humor. Dumb and Dumber contributed to the launch to stardom of Jim Carrey, and set the foundation for many Farrelly Brothers films to come. It has a devoted cult following and is considered by many to be a modern comedy classic.
Although the film did not come away with any major American motion picture awards, it was very successful at the MTV Movie Awards. Jim Carrey won for Best Comedic Performance, Carrey and Lauren Holly (a couple who would later endure a short-lived marriage) won for Best Kiss, and Jim Carrey & Jeff Daniels were nominated for Best On-Screen Duo.
The film grossed $127,175,374 at the box office in the United States, going on to gross $246,400,000 worldwide.
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The Mask is an Oscar-nominated action comedy film based on a series of comic books published by Dark Horse Comics. This film was directed by Chuck Russell, produced by Dark Horse Entertainment and New Line Cinema, and originally released to movie theatres in 1994. The film stars Jim Carrey as Stanley Ipkiss (also known as The Mask) and Cameron Diaz as Tina Carlyle in her film debut.
This movie is rated PG-13 by the MPAA.
A sequel, Son of the Mask, was released in theaters in 2005 to very poor box office performance and critical disapproval.
The film revolves around two men who live in Edge City. The first is a bank clerk named Stanley Ipkiss, a shy, luckless romantic who is regularly bullied by nearly everyone around him: his boss, landlady and even car mechanics; his only friends are his cocky but good-natured co-worker Charlie and his small but heroic dog Milo. The second man is an ambitious gangster named Dorian Tyrell who runs the exclusive Coco Bongo nightclub, but is plotting...,
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective is a 1994 wacky comedy movie, directed by Tom Shadyac. It stars Jim Carrey, Courteney Cox, Tone Loc, Sean Young, and the members of the death metal-band Cannibal Corpse, among others. Miami Dolphins quarterback Dan Marino also portrays himself in a major role.
The story follows the adventures of Ace Ventura, an eccentric detective who specializes in cases involving pet animals, in his search for "Snowflake", the missing mascot of the Miami Dolphins. Ace is easily identified by not only his bright Hawaiian shirts but also his hairdo and sunglasses which were both inspired by the Dirty Harry Callahan character from actor Clint Eastwood's Dirty Harry movies.
This film and Carrey's involvement with the TV comedy show In Living Color are said to have helped Jim Carrey establish himself as one of the highest paid comedic talents in Hollywood. This is the first of three Jim Carrey–Tom Shadyac collaborations; others following it would be Liar, Liar, and Bruce...,
The Mask originated as a comic book series by publisher Dark Horse Comics. It was later adapted into the 1994 film The Mask, starring Jim Carrey, a spin-off television cartoon series and a 2005 film sequel Son of the Mask. In all versions the story initially revolves around a magical mask which gives anyone who places it on their face nearly limitless power and an altered appearance, which is most characterized by a large set of teeth and green head. Furthermore, the mask affects the personality of the wearer by removing all personal social inhibitions. Taken another way, the wearer takes off his metaphorical masks - his social inhibitions - by putting on an actual mask. Not only is the wearer's Id totally in control, but the power imbued by the Mask gives him or her the ability to realize those impulses. Therefore, the capabilities of the Mask are entirely dependent upon its wearer.
The title of the comic book originally referred to the magical mask itself and not the green...
Earth Girls Are Easy is a 1988 American comedy/musical film directed by Julien Temple. It stars Geena Davis, Jeff Goldblum, Michael McKean, Julie Brown, and hitherto unknown comedians Jim Carrey and Damon Wayans. The film is marketed with the tagline "An out-of-this-world, down-to-earth comedy adventure".
Valerie Gail (Davis) is a valley girl manicurist who works for the "Curl Up & Dye" hair salon. When she feels her cold fiancé Dr. Ted Gallagher (Rocket) is slipping away from her, she attempts to seduce him with a new look; instead she catches him cheating on her. The day after throwing him out, she is sunbathing by her pool when an alien ship crash lands in it. Not knowing what to do, she takes them to her best friend Candy Pink (Brown, who also co-wrote and co-produced). After shaving off the aliens' fur, they turn out to be incredibly hunky looking men. They all go out and party at Los Angeles nightclubs.
The three aliens — Wiploc (Carrey), the red alien; Zeebo (Wayans), the...,
Jim Carrey was born in Newmarket, Ontario, Canada