Jim Carrey biography 2022

Actor Jim Carrey

Jim Carrey biography

Jim Carrey is an American comedian and film actor. He was born in Canada but has been an American citizen since 2004.

After a career as a stand-up comedian, Jim Carrey broke through in 1994 with three farces that presented his grotesque comic talent: The Mask, Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, and Dumb & Dumber, followed by a. Bruce Almighty (2003) and Fun with Dick and Jane (2005).

He has also continued his characteristic comedy as a villain in Joel Schumacher's Batman Forever (1995), Ron Howard's How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000), and Robert Zemeckis' A Christmas Carol (2009) after Charles Dickens.

In parallel, Jim Carrey has also shown a more complex character talent in Peter Weir's television criticism of The Truman Show (1998), MiloŇ° Forman's portrait of the comedian Andy Kaufman (1949-84), Man on the Moon (1999), and Michel Gondry's Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004).

Carrey returned to more traditional comedic roles in Yes Man (2008), and I Love You Phillip Morris (2009) but was surprised with a more serious role in True Crimes (2016).

last updated October 2022

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