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  Jim CarreyJames Eugene "Jim" Carrey (born January 17, 1962) is a Canadian-American actor and comedian. 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.

The Carrey family fell on hard times and were forced to move to Scarborough, a Toronto suburb, where they took security and janitorial jobs in the Titan Wheels factory. Carrey began working eight-hour shifts each day after school. Eventually, the Carrey family escaped life at Titan by living on a relative's lawn out of the family Volkswagen van until they could move back downtown.

Carrey dropped out of high school, and began to work in comedy clubs and develop his act, which included impersonations of celebrities such as Michael Landon and James Stewart. In 1979 he moved to Los Angeles and started working in The Comedy Store, where he was noticed by comedian Rodney Dangerfield. Dangerfield liked Carrey's act so much that he signed Carrey up to open Dangerfield's tour performances.

Carrey's first starring role in a film was in Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994). Through the 1990s, Carrey released one highly successful film after another, including The Mask in 1994, Batman Forever in 1995, Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls in 1995, Liar Liar in 1997, and The Truman Show in 1998.

In 1999, Carrey fought hard for his next role as comedian Andy Kaufman in Man on the Moon. There were quite a few actors fighting for the role, including Edward Norton, but director Milos Forman and the other filmmakers knew Carrey was their "Andy" when they saw him audition. Carrey performed for them as Kaufman with Kaufman's actual bongo drums.

Carrey's manager is James Miller, younger brother of comedian Dennis Miller.

Carrey has won repeatedly nominations from the two major foreign press associations, with two Golden Satellite Award nominations and six nominations for Golden Globe Awards, winning two of the latter. He has been even more successful with MTV Movie Awards, with over 20 nominations and awards, some shared (as in the 1995 "Best Kiss" award shared with Lauren Holly). He has also been nominated three times for Saturn Awards.

He is an inductee of Canada's Walk of Fame.

Carrey has been listed on a number of lists of famous people that are claimed to have or have had bipolar disorder, but the truth of these rumours is not known.

Jim Carrey continues to appear in successful comedies as well as more dramatic roles. His performance in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) earned high praise from critics, who once again incorrectly predicted that Carrey would receive his first Oscar nomination.


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
1989 Earth Girls Are Easy - Wiploc
1991 High Strung - Death
1992 The Itsy Bitsy Spider - The Exterminator Voice role
1994 Ace Ventura: Pet Detective - Ace Ventura
1994 The Mask - The Mask/ Stanley Ipkiss
1994 Dumb and Dumber - Lloyd Christmas
1995 Batman Forever - Riddler/ Edward Nygma
1995 Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls - Ace Ventura
1996 The Cable Guy - Ernie "Chip" Douglas
1997 Liar Liar - Fletcher Reede
1998 The Truman Show - Truman Burbank
1998 Simon Birch - Adult Joe Wenteworth
1999 Man on the Moon - Andy Kaufman/ Tony Clifton
2000 Me, Myself & Irene - Officer Charlie Baileygates/Hank
2000 How the Grinch Stole Christmas - The Grinch
2001 The Majestic - Peter Appleton
2003 Pecan Pie - The driver 2-minute short film
2003 Bruce Almighty - Bruce Nolan
2004 Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind - Joel Barish
2004 Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events - Count Olaf
2005 Fun with Dick and Jane - Dick Harper
2008 Horton Hears a Who! - Horton Voice role
2008 Yes Man - Carl Allen
2009 I Love You Phillip Morris - Steven Jay Russell
2009 A Christmas Carol - Ebenezer Scrooge
2011 Mr. Popper's Penguins - Mr. Popper

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