Jim Carrey (born 17.1.1962) Jim Carrey is a Canadian-American actor. Although Carrey started out playing largely comic roles, his career later progressed to taking roles in dramatic films such as Man on the Moon.
Childhood: Jim Carrey was born in Newmarket and raised in Ontario. He is the son of Maria and Mark. His mother was a housewife and his father was an accountant as well as a musician.
Carrey has previously remarked that if his acting career had not been successful, he would probably still be residing in Hamilton, Ontario.
Fledging Career: Carrey started in out in comedy by doing stand-up routines at Yuk Yuk's club in Toronto. At the age of 19, Carrey was already a headline act at the club and was managed by Leatrice Spevack.
Eventually, Carrey moved to Los Angeles and began working at the Comedy Store. Rodney Dangerfield discovered Carrey there and invited him to open his tour dates. Carrey also auditioned for a slot on Saturday Night Live but was unsuccessful at the time. Ironically, Carrey was chosen to host the show in 1996, once he had established himself by other means.
Jim Carrey's film debut was in Rubberface, in 1983, though at the time, the film was known as Introducing. Janet. A few years later, he landed a few small roles, in films such as Peggy Sue Got Married and Earth Girls Are Easy.
Breakthrough: Jim Carrey's mainstream breakthrough role was the lead in Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, released in 1994. Although the film has been a commercial success, most film critics hated it and Carrey was nominated for Worst New Star at the 1995 Golden Raspberry Awards. That same year, Carrey appeared in The Mask and Dumb and Dumber. Both of these films were hugely successful and Carrey's reputation as a talented off-the-wall comic began to blossom.
Carrey's next film, The Cable Guy, confirmed his status as one of Hollywood's big players; the film reportedly earned him more than $20 million. At the time, it was unheard of for comedy actors to earn such a fee for a film.
The Cable Guy was swiftly followed up by Liar, Liar, which was seen as a return to his usual comic style.
In 1998, Carrey seized the opportunity to avoid being typecast as the goofy, rubber-faced guy, and took the lead role in The Truman Show. The gamble paid off and the film was nominated for three Oscars, though none were for Carrey himself.
The next year, Jim was cast as Andy Kaufman in the biopic Man On the Moon. He won a Best Actor Golden Globe Award for his stunning portrayal of Kaufman and many were surprised when Carrey was, again, not nominated for an Academy Award.
In 2000, Carrey starred in Me, Myself and Irene, which was directed by the Farrelly Brothers (who were responsible for Dumb and Dumber). The film, which also starred Renee Zellweger, was a huge commercial success. Continuing in his run of successful films, Jim Carrey took the lead role in Bruce Almighty, in which he plays a man that is temporarily granted the powers of God.
Carrey's performance in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind again left critics baffled when he failed to be nominated for an Oscar, though his co-star Kate Winslet did receive a nomination for her role.
2004 saw Carrey playing the role of Count Olaf in the film adaptation of Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events.
Continuing his trend for playing more series roles, Carrey then reunited with Joel Schumacher to star in the psychological thriller, The Number 23.
Personal Life: Jim Carrey's first marriage was to Melissa Womer, a waitress at the Comedy Store. They have a daughter, Jane Erin Carrey (b. 1987). After separating from Womer in 1994, he dated and married Lauren Holly, his co-star on Dumb and Dumber. Their marriage lasted under a year. Carrey has also been romantically linked with Renée Zellweger, the model Annie Bing, musician Courtney Love (his co-star in Man On The Moon) and actress Jenny McCarthy.
Jim Carrey was rocking his beard - which is looking incerasingly bushier - as he arrived at the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York for the last episode of 'The Late Show with David Letterman'. He was also sporting a T-shirt with the slogan 'Spank You'; a catchphrase of his from the 'Ace Ventura' movies.
'Dumb And Dumber 2' star Jim Carrey is spotted rushing out of the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York, following the last ever episode of 'The Late Show With David Letterman', holding the hand of his young girlfriend Cathriona White. He hastily stows her away in an awaiting car before returning to pose for photos for the paparazzi.
Be warned: this is a movie meant only for hardcore fans of the 1994 original, and other moronic comedies in which plot, character and filmmaking coherence aren't important. If any fart joke makes you laugh, don't miss it. Everyone else probably already knows that they should avoid this movie, which is even more idiotic than it looks. Although for those forced to suffer through it, there's at least a strand of witty, absurd comedy faintly running through each scene.
After an utterly pointless 20-year practical joke, old buddies Harry and Lloyd (Jeff Daniels and Jim Carrey) are once again a team, causing chaos everywhere they go due to their inability to understand pretty much anything that's happening around them. Now Harry needs a kidney transplant, just as he discovers that he fathered a child with Fraida (Kathleen Turner) nearly 23 years ago. So he and Lloyd head off to find his daughter Fanny (Rachel Melvin). She has been raised by a Nobel-winning scientist (Steve Tom) and his money-grabbing wife (Laurie Holden), who's plotting with the handyman (Rob Riggle) to steal his millions. All of them converge on an inventors' convention in El Paso, where Harry is mistaken as a genius, Lloyd falls in love with the wrong woman and everything climaxes in a vortex of mistaken identity and wacky slapstick.
While absolutely everything about this film is painfully stupid, filmmakers Peter and Bobby Farrelly have learned from making solid comedies (like There's Something About Mary and Stuck on You), and the script has an underlying wit to it that hints at a much better movie screaming to get out. But the Farrellys simply leave everything as mindless as possible, using a strangely clunky directing style that feels cheap and underplanned. While there's a steady stream of amusing throwaway gags, the plot and characters never develop into anything engaging, mainly because both Carrey and Daniels are encouraged to overplay every moment so badly that we begin to wonder how anyone could think this was even vaguely funny.
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'Dumb & Dumber To' has beaten 'Big Hero 6' at the box-office, though it will surrender that position to 'The Hunger Games' this weekend.
Dumb & Dumber To, the sequel to Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels' classic comedy movie, has posted $38.1 million on its opening weekend at the box-office. The movie edged out the critically acclaimed Disney animation Big Hero 6, which took $36 million for its second weekend.
Dumb & Dumber To took over $38 million at the box-office
Christopher Nolan's visual epic Interstellar had to settle for third place on the back of criticism of its sound. Some viewers have complained that sections of dialogue are difficult to hear - as was the case in The Dark Knight Rises - though the director told the Hollywood Reporter that was intentional.
Continue reading: 'Dumb & Dumber' To Posts $38.1 Million To Beat 'Big Hero 6'
They're here, they're weird, they're... not quite as funny.
You knew it was coming, I knew it was coming, but we were NOT prepared. Dumb and Dumber To is in cinemas this weekend. Naturally, the first instinct of most critics was to RIP IT TO SHREDS. With just 27% approval on Rotten Tomatoes, the question of the day seems to be: “Why, Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels, WHY?”
It's just not the same, guys.
So what exactly is wrong with it? To quote Rolling Stone’s Peter Travers, “Time can be cruel, especially to sequels.” According to Travers – as well as a host of other reviewers, gags have an expiration date and the ones in D&D are way past theirs. But it’s not like the sequel is completely irredeemable – it just falls far short of the original. “. This isn’t some cynical piece of garbage like Another 48 Hrs. Carrey and Daniels are in there working hard and almost getting their tricky rhythms back. On paper, the premise sounds more than serviceable,” David Edelstein writes for Vulture.
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The critics didn't like it, but it seems audiences were willing to give ‘Dumb And Dumber To’ a chance.
It might not be clever, but Dumb and Dumber To looks like it could end up being a pretty big movie, after taking $14.2 million at the box office on its opening Friday. The comedy sequel is now predicted to earn between $30 and 35 million in the US over the following two days, just less than its $40 million budget.
Harry and Lloyd are back in Dumb and Dumber To
Starring Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels as the dimwitted Harry and Lloyd, the sequel comes 20 years after the original movie. Back in 1994 Dumb and Dumber had managed $16 million in its opening weekend, going on to gross more than $247 million worldwide.
Dumb & Dumber To should take a solid $30 million at the box-office - though the critics are not impressed.
We get the feeling this Dumb & Dumber sequel could have been a lot cleverer - a lot slicker than this. The return of Harry and Lloyd probably represents a considerable payday for Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels, though the classic original has a legion of quote-loving fans and you can't help but think they deserved a little more.
Twenty years since their first adventure, Lloyd and Harry go on a road trip to find Harry's newly discovered daughter who was given up for adoption.
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'Dumb & Dumber To' is almost here - but have you ever heard the story of Jim Carrey increasing his salary by $6.75 million?
Dumb & Dumber To is almost ready for release and although the comedy sequel probably isn't going to live up to expectations (if there were any), at least we've got the Farrelly brothers' promotional jaunt to keep us entertained. The directors were speaking to students at Loyola Marymount University's School of Film and Television this week and recounted numerous stories about production on the classic 1995 movie, including Jim Carrey's inflated salary.
Peter recalled how Steve Stabler - producer on Dumb & Dumber - offered Jim Carrey $350k to do the original film, which he passed on. Carrey - who was also working on The Mask and Ace Ventura: Pet Detective wanted $400,000 and the studio executives were holding off. A couple of months later, Ace Ventura hit the big-screen and made $107 million on a budget of just fifteen.
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Macaulay Culkin is alive contrary to reports which circulated on social media on Saturday (8th November).
Macauley Culkin is very much alive, despite reports which circulated on social media on Saturday (8th November).
Macaulay Culkin is alive!
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Interstellar holds a big New York premiere while Tarantino treats his Hateful Eight cast to dinner in L.A., Dumb and Dumber To makes its bow, and we get new glimpses of Paul Walker's last film, Alex Garland's directing debut, the Despicable Me spin-off and a Kiwi vampire comedy...
After earlier permieres in L.A. And London, Interstellar held a week-of-release premiere on Monday in New York, attended by Christopher Nolan and his wife producer Emma Thomas and cast members including Matthew Mcconaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, John Lithgow, Ellen Burstyn and Bill Irwin. The film hits cinemas this weekend.
Photos - New York Premiere of 'Interstellar'
Date of birth
17th January, 1962