Jim Carrey Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

5th September 2016

Tweet: "Gene Wilder was one of the funniest and sweetest energies ever to take a human form. If there's a heaven he has a Golden Ticket." Jim Carrey pays tribute to the late movie icon, who died last month (Aug16).

7th April 2016

Tweet: "I saw #Hamilton last night on Broadway. An absolute work of genius. Restores your faith in humanity. The kingdom of heaven is among us." Jim Carrey is a big fan of hit musical Hamilton after visiting the show on Wednesday (06Apr16).

28th March 2016

Quote: "When you get the light in a comedy club, you know your time is up. Life doesn't always give you a signal. Garry Shandling performed at the highest level on and offstage. He was an excellent man and he was more than ready for the Big Show. Bravo, Garry! Yours was a life well lived." Jim Carrey pays tribute to his friend, comedian Garry Shandling, who died suddenly on Thursday (24Mar16) at the age of 66.

8th October 2015

Fact: The funeral of Jim Carrey's ex-girlfriend Cathriona White will be held at Our Lady of Fatima Church in Cappawhite, Ireland on Saturday (10Oct15), according to a death notice posted by her family.

29th September 2015

Quote: "He said, 'I do a lot of voices and I make a lot of funny faces', and I thought it was so sweet. I wrote him back and said, 'We already have our regulars on our show', and I wished him luck. I didn't know this until years later when I met him and we did Horton Hears a Who! (in 2008) and Jim told me. I should have hired him." Actress/comedienne Carol Burnett was shocked to discover her Horton Hears a Who! co-star Jim Carrey once wrote her a fan letter and asked if he could be on her show when he was a child.

21st May 2015

Fact: Chris Rock, Jerry Seinfeld and Jim Carrey were among the comedy heavyweights who joined David Letterman for his final The Late Show on Wednesday night (20May15). The stars teamed up to note the things they wish they had said to the retiring host as part of his final Top 10 list. Rockers the Foo Fighters were Letterman's final musical guests - they performed Everlong, the track the group played on The Late Show in 2000, when the host returned to the programme after heart surgery.

21st May 2015

Fact: Funnymen Steve Martin, Chris Rock, Jerry Seinfeld and Jim Carrey are among the celebrities who were spotted filing into the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York for what will be David Letterman's final The Late Show on Wednesday (20May15). The Foo Fighters have confirmed they'll be the retiring late-night show host's final musical guests in a tweet to fans, which reads: "Final time on this stage...#ThanksDave @Letterman."

16th February 2015

Fact:  Former Saturday Night Live castmember Al Franken told executive producer Lorne Michaels he shouldn't hire Jim Carrey after he auditioned for the show in 1980. The funnyman, who didn't land a gig at the U.S. sketch comedy show, but has since hosted the programme four times, jokes that the now-U.S. Senator "put the kibosh on my career".

11th December 2014

Quote: "I am worried now if we will be able to do it in another 20 years - it will be called Gum and Gummer!" Jim Carrey fears fans will pester him and Jeff Daniels for another Dumb & Dumber sequel when they are old men.

18th November 2014

Fact: Actor Jim Carrey made a surprise appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Monday (17Nov14) with a ventriloquist dummy version of his Dumb & DumbER co-star Jeff Daniels and serenaded the U.S. Tv host.

14th November 2014

Quote: Actor Jim Carrey's singer/songwriter daughter Jane, has two songs on the soundtrack to his new film Dumb And Dumber To. She was just seven when the original hit comedy was released 20 years ago.

14th November 2014

Fact: Actor Jim Carrey showed off his artistic skills during a visit to comedienne Ellen DeGeneres' U.S. talk show on Thursday (13Nov14) - he used spray paint to create an abstract portrait of his and Dumb and Dumber To co-star Jeff Daniels' characters Harry and Lloyd on the white floor of DeGeneres' studio.

12th November 2014

Quote: "(I) love Iggy Azalea. I wish I had the right to spank her... but I don't." Jim Carrey is a big fan of the Australian rapper, who appeared alongside the actor in a recent skit on U.S. comedy show Saturday Night Live.

4th November 2014

Quote: "I saw those commercials and I immediately called Snl and I said, 'This has to stop.'" Funnyman Jim Carrey on his spot-on impression of Matthew MCConaughey in the Lincoln car commercial spoof, which aired while the comedian was hosting U.S. sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live last month (Oct14).

25th August 2014

Fact: Dumb And Dumber co-stars Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels reunited as presenters at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday (24Aug14), and during their turn, Carrey whipped off the scarf he was wearing and danced around the stage before accidentally falling on his back. He quickly jumped back up and exclaimed, "I meant to do that! I meant to do it!"

11th June 2014

Fact: Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels were joined by comedian Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday (10Jun14) in one of his famous Real People, Fake Arms skits. The pair used the arms of mannequins for a sketch called Jacob's Patience, in which the actors portrayed fast food workers making disastrous attempts to prepare The Tonight Show STARRING Jimmy Fallon host a hamburger. The comedic duo appeared on the show to premiere the trailer for their new film, Dumb And Dumber To.

14th February 2014

Quote: "I turned 21 on the set of that film. I will never forget it, because obviously you turn 21 and you're like, 'Woo! 21!" We were working nights, so Jim and the whole crew helped me celebrate that night." Cameron Diaz reflects on celebrating her milestone birthday with The Mask co-star Jim Carrey on the set of the hit 1994 comedy, which marked her film debut.

25th March 2013

Fact: Jim Carrey has taken aim at pro-gun activists by shooting a hilarious new parody song and video for comedy website FunnyorDie.com. The movie star plays both the frontman of country combo Lonesome Earl & The Clutterbusters and late gun fan Charlton Heston in the promo. Backed by the heavily-disguised Eels, Carrey sings Cold Dead Hand, which warns of the dangers of gun ownership, which has become a hot-trigger issue in America following massacres at a cinema in Colorado and a school in Connecticut last year (12).

14th March 2013

Fact: Comedian Jim Carrey donned oversized prosthetic feet and a pair of tiny angel wings again on Wednesday (13Mar13), almost three weeks after he rocked the same strange look at Sir Elton John's charity Oscars viewing party last month (Feb13), for an appearance on America's Late Show with David Letterman. The actor claims the odd accessories are an expression of his "somewhat awkward spiritual journey".

7th March 2013

Quote: "I don't know if I'll ever find somebody I can hang out with for the rest of my life but I don't regret anybody." Actor Jim Carrey fears he may never find lasting love.

5th March 2013

Quote: "I'd say no and I'd laugh and I'd hang up the phone." Jim Carrey insists he'd never host the Oscars.

27th February 2013

Tweet: "Congrats (sic) 10 millionth follower! You've won an all expenses paid trip 2 (sic) the palm of yr (your) hand where you'll marvel at my foolish ramblings!" Actor Jim Carrey jokes about his new milestone on Twitter.com.

25th February 2013

Fact: Comedian Jim Carrey turned heads at Sir Elton John's charity Oscars viewing party on Sunday (24Feb13) by wearing oversized prosthetic feet and a pair of tiny angel wings to the bash. The Mask star took to Twitter.com in an attempt to explain his odd accessories, writing "(It was) an expression of my somewhat awkward spiritual journey".

2nd November 2012

Tweet: "Lots of good ppl (people) suffering difficult losses on the east coast. My heart goes out to them." Comedian Jim Carrey reaches out to friends and fans suffering in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, which caused devastation across states including New York, New Jersey and Connecticut on Monday (29Oct12).

2nd July 2012

Fact: Art-loving actor Jim Carrey has sparked rumours he is vacating his New York studio after the property was listed as available for rent from January (13).

14th June 2012

Fact: Jim Carrey is hoping to make a $4 million (£2.5 million) profit by selling his coastal mansion in Malibu, California. The funnyman bought the place a decade ago (02) for $9.75 million (£6 million) and now it's on the market for almost $14 million (£8.75 million).

6th June 2012

Fact: Celebrities Jim Carrey, Ed Helms, Alicia Keys and Snoop Dogg were among the stars who helped Napster founder and Facebook.com investor Sean Parker launch his new live social video platform Airtime by demonstrating the technology in New York on Tuesday (05Jun12).

20th March 2012

Tweet: "My Cath Schl (Catholic school) principal,Sister Mary Flynn hs (has) passed on.I recall her falling 2 the flr (floor) laughing during my very frst (first) show.A dear lady." Comedian Jim Carrey pays tribute to his former school headmistress.

10th February 2012

Quote: "It was a wonderful experience... I met some great people but it's bittersweet. It would have been great to go on." Jim Carrey's singer daughter Jane after losing her bid to become the next American Idol. The youngster was kicked off the talent show on Wednesday night (08Feb12).

9th February 2012

Tweet: "Sad Jane Carrey got eliminated from American Idol. She was nervous. She is one of the most amazing singers! Hope she tries again next year!" Actress Jenny McCarthy was rooting for her ex-boyfriend Jim Carrey's daughter to go all the way in the TV talent show. The 24-year-old singer was kicked off American Idol on Wednesday (08Feb12).

26th November 2011

Fact: Jim Carrey's Playboy Playmate ex Jenny McCarthy is searching for love online. The 39-year-old single mum has revealed she has started trawling dating site Match.com under a pseudonym in a desperate attempt to find love. MCCarthy split from Carrey last year (10).

10th June 2011

Quote: "It was on cold stages and it was the worst winter in New York history... We had to keep the stage at 30 degrees for the penguins." Jim Carrey is still recovering from a lung infection after shivering through new movie Mr. Popper's Penguins.

10th June 2011

Quote: "You can't look him in the eye, 'cos then he thinks you're challenging him and he'll rip your face straight off, pull your entrails out... Women couldn't come on the set when they were menstruating because he'd smell it (blood) and go wild." Jim Carrey jokes about working with his Batman Forever co-star Tommy Lee Jones.

7th June 2011

Quote: "They'd be off in the distance and you'd hear them. They'd interrupt the lines... They like to nip. They do not know the difference between a finger and a fish." Jim Carrey on the perils of working with penguins. The funnyman co-stars with a posse of flightless birds in new movie Mr. Popper's Penguins.

7th June 2011

Quote: "I should be a part of one of my sequels finally. I am in the mood to revisit a couple of things that I did... We're talking and I got some funny ideas. Kids are coming up to me about The Mask and Ace (Ventura) and all these things constantly." Jim Carrey on reprising some of his madcap characters for a series of sequels.

6th June 2011

Fact: Jim Carrey took to the MTV Movie Awards stage in Los Angeles on Sunday (05Jun11) to present the Foo Fighters wearing a 'green-screen' suit that flashed up images of two dogs making love.

20th May 2011

Fact: Jim Carrey, James Spader and Ray Romano appeared on the season finale of The Office in America on Thursday night (19May11) among the hopefuls keen to replace Steve Carrell's character Michael Scott on the show. Carrell has quit the programme.

25th April 2011

Fact: Jim Carrey has been added to the list of comedians who will appear in the final episode of The Office this season, due to air in the U.S. next month (May11). The funnyman will reportedly compete with Catherine Tate, Ray Romano, Will Arnett, James Spader and Ricky Gervais to replace Steve Carrell's boss character Michael Scott in the episode.

10th January 2011

Quote: "I'm bullish on the apocalypse. When life hands me lemons, you make lemonade. When everybody around you bursts into flames you make smores; when the earth opens up, so will parking spaces; when I see a river of blood, I go kayaking, mister - but I would wear a condom." Jim Carrey jokes about the end of the world.

10th January 2011

Quote: "I asked him to dinner and we found out over dinner that our method was exactly the same for Ace Ventura and Hannibal Lecter. I based Ace Ventura off of a smart bird... and he said, 'That's how I did Hannibal Lecter!'" Jim Carrey was stunned to find he had a lot in common with his acting hero.

9th January 2011

Quote: "Who's up for an amazing New Year? Who thinks 2011 will be the best year ever? Who thought 2010 was total crap? Wouldn't wanna go through that again." Jim Carrey rings in 2011 on a positive note as the guest host of comedy show Saturday Night Live.

8th January 2011

Quote: "Ewan showed everybody the ear-piercing and said, 'Look, it's amazing,' and everybody in the place turned and said, 'It's on the wrong side!' So he had to go back and get it redone." Jim Carrey on his I LOVE YOU PHILLIP MORRIS co-star Ewan McGregor's efforts to look gay at a Miami, Florida bar.

18th December 2010

Quote: "I can't do any celebrities. I need normal folks. I'm officially done (with Hollywood guys). It was on my bucket list. Maybe I can check that one off my list." Actress Jenny McCarthy rules out dating another Hollywood star after splitting from Jim Carrey earlier this year (10).

30th November 2010

Quote: "I mean, look at the guy. I have to say, he is a great kisser." Comedian Jim Carrey praises his I LOVE YOU PHILLIP MORRIS co-star and onscreen love interest Ewan McGregor for his lip-locking skills.

22nd November 2010

Quote: "It's a lot of fun, but it can be predatory at times." Single Jim Carrey admits the dating scene can be scary.

21st November 2010

Quote: "I'm concerned the whole thing is making me look old, though. I just don't wanna get resentful of the poor child!" Hollywood funnyman Jim Carrey, 48, worries about his looks after becoming a grandfather for the first time earlier this year (10). The actor's daughter Jane, from his first marriage to Melissa Womer, gave birth to Jackson Riley Santana in February (10).

19th November 2010

Fact: Jim Carrey left U.S. talk show host David Letterman baffled on Thursday (18Nov10) when the comedian smashed a mug of water against his desk while singing a rendition of A-HA's TAKE ON ME. The Mask star was trying to demonstrate how high his voice was as he attempted to hit the final note of the 1985 hit.

8th November 2010

Quote: "It's not something I expected at this age, to be a grandad. I just get a lot of joy from that little boy; he's amazing. He's a little chunkier too, a little Orson Welles; he's just this little beefy dude. He's just magical... It's the greatest feeling in the world." Jim Carrey loves being a grandfather to daughter Jane's baby son, Jackson Riley Santana.

29th October 2010

Fact: Veteran entertainer Angela Lansbury is set to return to the big screen for the first time in six years - alongside funnyman Jim Carrey. The pair will share the screen in upcoming 2011 comedy MR. POPPER'S PENGUINS, based on the popular children's book about a businessman who inherits a flock of the flightless birds. Lansbury last featured in 2005's Nanny MCPhee.

13th October 2010

Quote: "I did not get $25 million (£16.7 million). It's his money, he worked hard for it, but I must say he was always very generous to (her son) Evan and I... so blessings to him." Actress Jenny McCarthy dismisses rumours funnyman Jim Carrey paid her a multi-million dollar sum after they split - for being such a good girlfriend. The former couple broke up in April (10) after five years together.

29th September 2010

Quote: "I maybe had a little bit of an internal knowing because I kept my house; I never sold it when I did move in, so maybe my higher self kind of knew." Jenny McCarthy always had a sneaking suspicion her romance with Jim Carrey wouldn't last forever. The couple split earlier this year (10) after more than five years together.

28th September 2010

Quote: "When it's not fun anymore, you need to start investigating and do an inquiry into the relationship." Jenny McCarthy on what brought on her shock split from funnyman Jim Carrey.

13th April 2010

Tweet: "My people called and said I might have to tame my tweets a little. So here goes... I'm going to make a sandwich now. peanut butter." Jim Carrey makes light of the fuss surrounding his weekend Twitter.com remarks about Tiger Woods' cheating scandal.

3rd March 2010

Fact: Jim Carrey has joined comedians like Will Ferrell, Dana Carvey and Chevy Chase to shoot a new political spoof for website FunnyOrDie.com. Carrey mimics Ronald Reagan in the skit, in which current U.S. leader Barack Obama is visited by the ghosts of past presidents.

31st December 2009

Quote: "Christmas was where I started coming into my own as a performer... All the relatives would storm our house because it was the Jim Carrey show. I was a kid, but I'd throw myself down stairways and do all kinds of characters. That's how I got popular in my family." JIM CARREY made sure Christmas was never dull when he was young.

26th December 2009

Quote: "Scrooge was the first corporate scumbag and so, in this time where all our constructs are breaking down because of greed and selfishness, this story is very pressing right now. I don't think I've ever been in a place where Christmas wasn't celebrated. I hate to miss Christmas." Jim Carrey, who plays Charles DICkens' literary miser in Disney's new stop-motion movie A Christmas Carol.

3rd November 2009

Fact: Jim Carrey and his A Christmas Carol co-stars Bob Hoskins and Colin Firth teamed up to switch on Central London's Christmas lights prior to the world premiere of their festive 3-D film on Tuesday (03Nov09).

3rd November 2009

Quote: "I used to answer the door with a MASK mask on. When people came to the door, I would be The Mask, and yet they never thought it was the real Mask behind the mask." Jim Carrey on his past Halloween fun.

3rd November 2009

Quote: "It's just a style choice - same reason I've shaved the rest of my body... It's fantastic until it starts to grow back." Jim Carrey on his bearded new look.

19th October 2009

Quote: "I like it because it's a gay film, which is to say it's a film about two men in love... I also got to French kiss Jim Carrey a lot, and I quite like that too." Ewan McGregor on playing Carrey's lover in new movie I LOVE YOU, PHILLIP MORRIS.

17th October 2009

Fact: Back To The Future star Christopher Lloyd has become Jim Carrey's festive stage double - the actor played Ebenezer Scrooge on stage in A Christmas Carol last Christmas (08) and he'll be playing The Grinch in Dr Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas in Los Angeles this holiday season. Carrey played The Grinch on the big screen in 2000 and this yule, he'll portray Scrooge and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Yet To Come in Robert Zemeckis' movie adaptation of Charles DICkens' festive story.

13th October 2009

Fact: Stars including Colin Firth, Jim Carrey and Bob Hoskins will light up London this Christmas. All three actors, who star in a new animated version of A Christmas Carol, will take part in the ceremony to switch on the holiday lights in the British capital on 3 November (09).

1st June 2009

Quote: "There wouldn't be a swine flu if we treated the pigs better." Jim Carrey offers medical and animal rights tips at the MTV Movie Awards.

22nd March 2009

Quote: "We are madly in love with each other and the sex is still awesome... He's a wonderful man." Jenny McCarthy is still smitten with longtime boyfriend Jim Carrey.

12th February 2009

Quote: "Morgan Freeman had strep throat and they called me." Jim Carrey on how he landed the job of narrator in new film UNDER THE SEA 3-D.

24th January 2009

Quote: "I was screaming at the projectionist all the time; I was like, 'Focus!' And then somebody handed me a pair of glasses." Jim Carrey on his new bespectacled look.

22nd December 2008

Quote: "Clint just absolutely went out of his mind over this thing. He told me, 'I show it to everyone who comes into my house. It really breaks the ice!' We have been friends ever since. He just liked that I was out there." Jim Carrey once tried for a part in The Dead Pool - and the movie's star Clint Eastwood is still amused by his audition tape.

16th December 2008

Quote: "I was just knocking them off one after another. It was just sick." Jim Carrey on his love life before meeting girlfriend Jenny McCarthy.

25th September 2008

Quote: "I had the funniest guy in the world and he couldn't make my son laugh." Actress/model Jenny McCarthy on 'connecting' with boyfriend Jim Carrey by introducing him to her autistic son EVAN.

6th July 2008

Fact: Comedian Jim Carrey stunned passers-by on a beach in Malibu, California on Friday (04Jul08) when he swapped swimsuits with his girlfriend Jenny McCarthy - and donned her black halter-neck style suit as they went for a stroll on America's Independence Day.

3rd April 2008

Quote: He watches the movie, goes (and) sees the costume and then Jim reads him the book. I have to explain to him someday not everyone gets to have that V.I.P. service." Jenny McCarthy admits living with THE GRINCH, Jim Carrey, has magical benefits for her son EVAN.

7th March 2008

Fact: JUNO director Jason Reitman and Jim Carrey are to team up to make a low-budget comedy movie about an irritating Frenchman who transports a stolen painting from Paris to London.

6th March 2008

Fact: Jim Carrey, his girlfriend Jenny McCarthy and ex-wife MELISSA were spotted in the crowd at Hollywood's House Of Blues venue on Monday night (03Mar08), when the movie star's daughter JANE took to the stage for a showcase.

4th March 2008

Quote: "I just ate a lot, ate a lot of peanuts." Jim Carrey jokes about how he prepared to play an animated elephant in new movie HORTON HEARS A WHO!

19th February 2008

Quote: "I'm very in love but I'm not gonna jump up and down on your couch - that's dangerous. I'm jumping up and down inside though." Jim Carrey refused to follow Tom Cruise's example and publicly display his love for girlfriend Jenny McCarthy on talk show OPRAH during a recent appearance.

19th February 2008

Quote: "I sent a letter to her when I was 10-years-old, trying to get on her show. I did about 150 impressions and I wanted to be one of the regulars. I did get a very kind rejection letter." Jim Carrey on what a thrill it was to work with his heroine Carol Burnett on new animated movie HORTON HEARS A WHO.

16th February 2008

Quote: "I did a painting for Jenny and it took me 50 hours." Jim Carrey on his St. Valentine's Day gift to girlfriend JENNY MCCARTHY.

16th February 2008

Quote: "We're gonna see all those places that were near and dear to her and I'm gonna put my scent all over them." Jim Carrey on his plans for the weekend after St. Valentine's Day with girlfriend JENNY MCCARTHY.

25th July 2007

Fact: Jim Carrey has accepted a part in new movie YES MAN - about a man who changes his life by answering everything in the affirmative. The film is due to begin production in October (07).

19th March 2007

Quote: "I'm not the funniest man in America... Jim Carrey has receipts that'll prove he's actually funnier... BORAT's the funniest man in America right now." Chris Rock plays down his title as America's funniest guy.

26th February 2007

Quote: "I like him so much that I never want to meet him." Jim Carrey on THE White Stripes star Jack White. Ironically, both dated Renee Zellweger.

15th February 2007

Quote: "Everyone gets to be the big joke for a year. That's this business. Last year it was Tom Cruise. I could be the next KATHIE LEE GIFFORD." Hollywood funnyman Jim Carrey fears for his reputation.

15th February 2007

Quote: "Add up the dates of Valentine's Day this year - 2, 14, 07. Deal with it!" Jim Carrey insists so many important 2007 dates add up to the figure his character in new thriller THE NUMBER 23 becomes obsessed with.

7th February 2007

Quote: "We're never getting married, but we're never getting divorced either, which is fantastic." Jim Carrey insists he'll never wed girlfriend Jenny McCarthy.

22nd June 2006

Quote: "Because I'm so brutally honest and I tell people everything about my personal life, it's really hard... He's an amazing person and that's all I have to say. I'm very happy." Jenny McCarthy tries not to talk about new boyfriend Jim Carrey.

9th January 2006

Quote: <p>"I experiment with food... They're asking me what my New Year's resolution is, I said, 'There's nothing left to give up, man...' I had a salad yesterday with no dressing on it." Jim Carrey mixes up his culinary taste in 2006. </p>

21st December 2005

Quote: <p>"It's a good place to be in the holidays. Even the drunks are dressed up. They're in season. They're into it. They're happy." Jim Carrey on spending Christmas in New York City. </p>

16th December 2005

Quote: <p>"I'm dressing up every day of my life, so I'm going to be a human being for a change." Jim Carrey on why he chooses not to wear costumes each Hallowe'en. </p>

5th December 2005

Quote: <p>"She's never not on a magazine. There is not a magazine on earth without Jennifer Aniston on it. (In) Popular Mechanics, she's got a wrench, she's going into a store." Jim Carrey is amazed with the popularity of his Bruce Almighty co-star JENNIFER ANISTON. </p>

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