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 has said he will "not tolerate" the lawsuit brought against him by his ex-girlfriend’s estranged husband following her untimely suicide in 2015. The actor’s former partner, make-up artist Cathriona White took her own life reportedly days after her relationship with Carrey ended for a second time and authorities discovered four different types of powerful medication in her body.
Jim Carrey "will not tolerate" wrongful death lawsuit
Now Cathriona’s estranged husband, Mark Burton, has filed a lawsuit against Carrey alleging the actor provided her with the pills she overdosed on despite being aware she was "prone to depression".
The actor and writer is best remembered for his role in 1971 movie ‘Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory’
Tributes have poured in for actor and writer Gene Wilder who has died aged 83. Wilder’s death was announced by his family on Monday, who revealed he had been secretly battling Alzheimer’s for three years. After news of his passing broke, friends, colleagues and fellow comedians paid tribute on social media, with many referencing his most famous role as Willy Wonka in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory.
Gene Wilder (pictured with Mel Brooks) has died aged 83
Mel Brooks, who directed Wilder in comedies Blazing Saddles and Young Frankenstein, lead the tributes on Twitter, saying the actor and writer had ‘ blessed’ him with his friendship. “One of the truly great talents of our time,” Brooks wrote. “He blessed every film we did with his magic & he blessed me with his friendship.”
Continue reading: Tributes Pour In For Gene Wilder Who Has Died Aged 83
White was found dead at her home in September 2015, in an apparent suicide.
The autopsy into the death of Jim Carrey’s former girlfriend Cathriona White has ruled it as a suicide, after she fatally overdosed on prescription medication. The 30-year-old make-up artist, who had an on-off relationship with Carrey also left a suicide note apologising to the actor.
Cathriona White’s death has been ruled a suicide.
The note, obtained by People magazine, read: “I've spent 3 days now in disbelief that you're not here. I can go on broken hearted and try to put the pieces back. I could, I just don't have the will this time.”
This is one scary movie we're definitely looking forward to.
A re-boot for one of the scariest Stephen King films ever released, 'It', is finally coming next year with Andrés Muscietti named as director. However, there's no-one yet attached to the lead villain role of evil shape-shifting clown Pennywise. So who do you think should play him?
Will Poulter from 'The Revenant' was originally in talks for the part, but news has emerged that he has backed out. There's no word yet on whether or not Tim Curry will reprise the role, though it's definitely unlikely as much as we'd love to see him back. Let's look at the specs: Pennywise has his insane laugh, wide smile, gruff voice and is largely humorous. So who could rock those traits the best?
Jim Carrey has clowned around plenty of times before
Continue reading: Who Should Play Pennywise In Stephen King's 'It' Reboot?
White was officially still married to cameraman Mark Burton when she died, though they had long been estranged and were about to begin divorce proceedings.
Cathriona White, the on-off girlfriend of Jim Carrey who passed away last week, was apparently married to another man at the time of her death, according to a new report.
A Medical Examiner’s official told The Hollywood Reporter on Monday evening (October 5th) that the 28 year old, who is believed to have taken her own life through an overdose of prescription drugs, was married to Mark Burton, a cameraman who she met in Los Angeles when they were working on an online comedy series.
Jim Carrey's ex-girlfriend was reportedly married at the time of her death
The actor’s former girlfriend Cathriona White was found dead on September 28th, following a suspected suicide.
The Church of Scientology has responded to claims the religion could have played a role in the suspected suicide of Jim Carrey’s former girlfriend Cathriona White. The 30 year old was said to be involved in the church since around 2010, but had recently partaken in a number of ‘purification’ regimes.
Jim Carrey’s former girlfriend Cathriona White was found dead on September 28th.
In an article by journalist Tony Ortega, it was claimed that White was a Scientologist who ‘took classes at the Hollywood Celebrity Centre, and was currently working on her “objectives” in the “Survival Rundown.”’
The 28 year old make-up artist was reportedly discovered at her L.A. apartment, just days after she had split with Carrey for a second time.
Cathriona White, the ex-girlfriend of Hollywood actor Jim Carrey, has been found dead at her home in Los Angeles at the age of 28. Reports are emerging that the beauty therapist and make-up artist, who broke up with Carrey for a second time just a matter of days ago, took her own life on Monday night (September 28th).
Law enforcement sources told TMZ that they believed White’s death was caused by an overdose of prescription drugs. Two of her friends discovered her body the previous night, with a bottle next to her, when they visited her apartment to check if she was okay.
Continue reading: Jim Carrey's Ex-Girlfriend, Cathriona White, Found Dead
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.
Continue reading: Dumb And Dumber To Review
Date of birth
17th January, 1962
Happy Easter or Passover or whatever reason you can find to feel warm and fuzzy. =(:•} https://t.co/Q5f0KT0yhq
Don once begged me for a couple of bucks then told me to twist myself into a pretzel. Ego slayer! Comic Everest! Spank you, Mr Rickles. ;^)
MORE MORE MORE MORE! A mantra to the end of the world. 3^( https://t.co/dh5hXe69Ux
Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses...APRIL FOOOOLS!!! ;^P ('No Vacancy,' acrylic and neon on canva… https://t.co/AIn45HKOdi
Every citizen under 45, watch "All the President's Men," a genius film about the most corrupt White House in US his… https://t.co/Ig5t0kObaN
"I'm gonna make great deals. GREAT GREAT DEALS!" ();^O https://t.co/31vvhDWUj3
I'm no lifeguard but I know a drowning man when I see one. ;^P https://t.co/W5kGhD8uIO
Ugly American Bill O'Reilly and his enablers at the Fox misinformation factory have again shown their true colors -… https://t.co/dUBLV6RZky
The Trump Presidency is a botched Russian black op and these people are NOT helping. ;^P https://t.co/hkvd01iXbr
The rotting food in @PressSec Sean Spicer's teeth is distracting and makes it hard to absorb today's WH misinformat… https://t.co/8OA7yj4y8j
A President under FBI investigation for treason should not get a Supreme Court appointment. ;^| https://t.co/b1f05HdL0W
Voter fraud is misdirection from what's really happening in Trump's America. Intimidation, repression and intoleran… https://t.co/wK4CItcar5
@netnole I think you need a hug Mikey. ;^P
Dear @BarackObama - Already, I miss your intelligence, integrity, elegance and humor. #RESPECT ;^} https://t.co/XBSM5v3Oqc
I'm returning to love. Something I will always control. ;^P https://t.co/Qk71P9dOcn
Don't worry. What we are is bigger than our differences, bigger than our president, bigger than our red, white and… https://t.co/FdKzquObg6
Don't worry folks as long as the Sun is revolving around the Earth, we'll be fine! ;^P https://t.co/TzJufTIJHm
Hey check out my new gig as cartoonist at @Awl and be sure to vote. ;^P https://t.co/PTGYIAMLAk
The social and economic strife in New York in the sixties and seventies gave birth...
Be warned: this is a movie meant only for hardcore fans of the 1994 original,...
After getting held hostage and nearly killed in 'Dumb and Dumber', the only trauma Lloyd...
The legend of San Diego's Channel 4 news team may have long since dissolved over...
The news used to be a noble profession before the likes of Ron Burgundy with...
Ron Burgundy compares a Dodge Durango's horsepower to that of an actually horse before insulting...
Stephen Hawking proves to be an entertaining storyteller in this autobiographical documentary in which, with...
Stephen Hawking is without doubt the most famous living scientist on the planet having risen...