Jim Carrey Biography
Jim Carrey Biography
Jim Carrey Biography
Jim Carrey Biography
Jim Carrey Biography
Jim Carrey Biography
Jim Carrey Biography

Jim Carrey Biography

Jim Carrey (James Eugene Carre)

Born: January 17, 1962

Citizenship: Canada | United States

Occupation: Actor | comedian | author | producer

Years active: From 1979

James Eugene Carrey (born January 17, 1962) is a Canadian-American actor and comedian. Known for his energetic slapstick performances, Carrey first gained recognition in 1990, after landing a recurring role in the American sketch comedy television series In Living Color (1990–1994). He broke out as a star in motion pictures with Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, The Mask and Dumb and Dumber (all 1994).

In 2006, Carrey received a Grammy award nomination for Best Spoken Word Album for Children. In 2013, Carrey published his first book, a children's story titled How Roland Rolls, which was awarded a 2013 Gelett Burgess Children's Book Award. In 2020, Carrey published his first novel, Memoirs and Misinformation, which he co-authored with Dana Vachon.

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Part of his works

Although largely typecast as a comedic actor, Carrey has had success in dramatic roles. His first dramatic success was for starring in the Emmy-nominated made-for-television film Doing Time on Maple Drive (1992).

Here are part of his works:

  • Copper Mountain (1983)

  • Peggy Sue Got Married (1986)

  • The Dead Pool (1988)

  • Earth Girls Are Easy (1989)

  • Doing Time on Maple Drive (1992)

  • Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994)

  • Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls (1995)

  • The Cable Guy (1996)

  • Liar Liar (1997)

  • The Truman Show (1998)

  • Man on the Moon (1999)

  • Dumb and Dumber To (2014)

  • Kidding (TV series, 2018)

  • Sonic the Hedgehog (2020)

  • Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (2022)

Political and spiritual views

Carrey believes in and advocates for the so-called "law of attraction". In an interview with Oprah Winfrey on 17 February 1997, he revealed that as a struggling actor he would use visualization techniques to get work. He also stated that he visualized a $10 million check given to him for "acting services rendered", placed the check in his pocket, and seven years later received a $10 million check for his role in Dumb and Dumber.

Carrey has shared his own political cartoon drawings since August 2017, including controversial renderings of then-White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders and then-President Donald Trump. He sparked an international event on 31 March 2019, posting a drawing criticising fascism by depicting Benito Mussolini's infamous death with Clara Petacci; this irked Mussolini's granddaughter Alessandra who chided him on Twitter calling him "a bastard" and his artworks "dirty paper." His drawing repertoire culminated in an exhibition titled IndigNation, which opened on 23 October 2018 at the Maccarone Gallery in Los Angeles and featured 108 pen-and-ink drawings from Carrey's Twitter feed from 2016 to 2018.

Artwork and NFTs

In 2017, Carrey revealed that he had been painting for the past six years. In 2011, he exhibited the painting Nothing to See Here in an art show in Palm Springs at the Heather James Fine Art Gallery.

In 2017, Carrey released a six-minute documentary entitled, I Needed Color, which showed him working in his studio.[160] In April 2022, Carrey announced that he had minted his first art NFT via the NFT platform SuperRare. The NFT is based on a painting entitled Sunflower, and is accompanied by original voiceover.

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