Cover Story Jim Carrey

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Jim Carrey, born James Eugene Carrey on January 17, 1962, is a Canadian-American actor and comedian known for his energetic slapstick performances.

In the 1980s, Carrey honed his stand-up comedy act and portrayed supporting roles in films. However, he gained widespread recognition when he was cast in the American sketch comedy television series In Living Color (1990–1994). His breakout film roles include Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, The Mask, and Dumb and Dumber (all in 1994). These successes led to Carrey becoming the first actor to receive a $20 million salary for his film performances, starting with The Cable Guy (1996) .

Carrey continued to shine as a leading actor in comedies such as Liar Liar (1997), How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000), Bruce Almighty (2003), Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004), and Yes Man (2008). His versatility extended beyond comedy, with critically acclaimed performances in dramatic roles. Notably, he portrayed Truman Burbank in The Truman Show (1998) and Andy Kaufman in Man on the Moon (1999), earning Golden Globe Awards for both films. Carrey also starred in the psychological science fiction romantic drama film Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004), receiving nominations for a BAFTA Award and another Golden Globe Award.

In recent years, Carrey has appeared in fewer films, but he reprised the role of Lloyd Christmas in Dumb and Dumber To (2014) and portrayed Dr. Robotnik in Sonic the Hedgehog (2020) and its sequels. Additionally, he starred as Jeff Piccirillo in the Showtime tragicomedy series Kidding (2018–2020), earning his seventh Golden Globe nomination.

Jim Carrey’s career has been a rollercoaster of laughter, emotion, and memorable characters. From his early days making faces before a mirror to his iconic film roles, he remains a beloved figure in the entertainment industry.

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