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Jim Carrey

Jim Carrey

  • Born on
    • January 17th, 1962
James Eugene "Jim" Carrey is a Canadian-American actor, comedian, singer and writer. He has received two Golden Globe Awards and has also been nominated on four occasions. 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 more than $72 million domestically. The film spawned a sequel, Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls (1995), in which he reprised the role of Ventura. High profile roles followed when he was 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 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), Yes Man (2008), and A Christmas Carol (2009). 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 (2009) alongside Ewan McGregor.   Description above from the Wikipedia article Jim Carrey, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Filmography

Acting (49 Credits)

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2022Sonic the Hedgehog 2 as Dr. Robotnik
2020Sonic the Hedgehog as Dr. Robotnik
2018Kidding as Jeff
2016Dark Crimes as Tadek
2016The Bad Batch as The Hermit
2014Dumb and Dumber To as Lloyd Christmas
2014And the Oscar Goes To...
2013Kick-Ass 2 as Sal Bertolinni / Colonel Stars and Stripes
2013The Incredible Burt Wonderstone as Steve Gray
2013Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues as CBC News Anchor (uncredited)
2011Mr. Popper's Penguins as Tom Popper
2009A Christmas Carol as Scrooge / Ghosts of Christmas (voice)
2009I Love You Phillip Morris as Steven Russell
2009Under the Sea 3D
2008Yes Man as Carl Allen
2008Horton Hears a Who! as Horton (voice)
2007The Number 23 as Walter Sparrow / Fingerling
2005Fun with Dick and Jane as Dick Harper
2004Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind as Joel Barish
2004A Series of Unfortunate Events as Count Olaf / Dr. Stephano / Captain ShamWatch Free
2003Bruce Almighty as Bruce Nolan
2003Pecan Pie as The Driver
2003The Work of Director Michel Gondry
2002Saturday Night Live: The Best of Will Ferrell as Steve (archive footage)
2001The Majestic as Peter Appleton
2000Me, Myself & Irene as Off. Charlie Baileygates/Hank Evans
2000How the Grinch Stole Christmas as Grinch
1999Man on the Moon as Andy Kaufman / Tony Clifton
1998The Truman Show as Truman Burbank
1998Simon Birch as Adult Joe Wenteworth
1997Liar Liar as Fletcher Reede
1996The Cable Guy as Cable Guy
1995Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls as Ace Ventura
1995Batman Forever as Edward Nygma / The Riddler
1994The Mask as Stanley Ipkiss / The Mask
1994Ace Ventura: Pet Detective as Ace Ventura
1994Dumb and Dumber as Lloyd Christmas
1992High Strung as Death (uncredited)
1992Doing Time on Maple Drive as Tim Carter
1990In Living Color as Jay Leno
1989Pink Cadillac as Lounge Entertainer
1988Earth Girls Are Easy as Wiploc
1988The Dead Pool as Johnny Squares
1986Peggy Sue Got Married as Walter Getz
1985Once Bitten as Mark Kendall
1984Finders Keepers
1983Copper Mountain as Bobby Todd
1981Rubberface as Tony Moroni
Seuss as Ted “Dr. Seuss” Geisel (rumored)

Writer (1 Credits)

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