Jim Carrey’s biographyJim Carrey (full name James Eugene Carrey) is a Canadian-American comedian, as well as screenwriter and producer. He is known to the wide audience for «The Mask», «Ace Ventura», «Dumb and Dumber», «Liar, Liar», «Bruce Almighty», «The Truman Show», «Man on the Moon», «Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind» films. He is a two-time Golden Globe winner, a multiple MTV Movie Award winners, a BAFTA nominee. Few people can resist his lively gestures and powerful charisma. Net worth: $180 million.
ChildhoodJim Carrey was born on January 17, 1962, in the Canadian city of Newmarket. The family lived poorly: mother Kathleen Carrey (née Oram) was a singer in her youth, who later became a housewife, and father Percy Carrey failed to make a saxophonist’s career and went to work as an accountant in order to keep the family.
The beginning of the comedian’s careerHis father fully supported Jim in his desire to become a professional comedian. Unable to help him financially, he brought 15-year-old Jim to the comedy club Yuk Yuk's in Toronto and even helped him in writing the text. The young man’s first performance miserably failed, but in 1979 he stepped on the same stage, and this time managed to win over the public.
His film debut took place in 1983 in the picture «RubberFace», and he starred in the pictures «All in good taste» and «Copper Mountain» the same year. In 1984, he was invited to play the lead role in «The Duck Factory» children's series, and later he starred in the «Once Bitten» (1985), «Peggy Sue got married» (1986, directed by Francis Coppola), «Earth Girls Are Easy» (1988), «The Dead Pool» (1988), «Pink Cadillac» (1989), «High Strung» (1991), «Doing Time on Maple Drive» (1992).
The heyday of acting careerAccording to Zoomboola.com, in 1994, a fantastic breakthrough occurred in Jim Carrey’s career: three extremely successful films starring him appeared on the screens: «Ace Ventura: Pet Detective» (collected $107 million at the box office), «The Mask» ($351 million, the film gave start to the career of Cameron Diaz) and «Dumb and Dumber» ($247 million).
Jim became especially popular among young people, and the audience reviews for all the three comedies expressed stormy delight: «We seemed to have returned to the times when films were allowed to cause laughter», «This is one of the funniest films in the modern comedy», «Funny every second!», «I would like to go back to the times when I watched it for the first time and laughed painfully! Brilliant picture»
Afterward, Jim Carrey starred in «The Cable Guy» (1996) black comedy by Ben Stiller, and his fee for that job made up an incredible $20 million. And again prizes followed: «Kid's Choice Awards» in the «Favorite Actor» category, «MTV Movie Award» in the «Best Actor» and «Best Screen Villain» categories and a nomination for «MTV Movie Award» for the best fight (with Matthew Broderick).
Despite the simple plot, the «Liar, Liar» incredibly wins due to Jim Carrey’s raging humor. An explosion of laughter - and you unwittingly start adoring him.
Despite his outstanding successes, in 1998 he decided to take a break from his frivolous role and played a more serious role in «The Truman Show» fantastic tragicomedy. This is a story about a man whose whole life suddenly turns out to be a cleverly and cruelly planned reality show. The film received the highest rating of critics as «a funny and touching film that surprisingly accurately shows a nation suffering from an unquenchable thirst for peeping over the personal lives of celebrities and ordinary people». Jim Carrey’s «Golden Globe» for the best dramatic men’s role is among the large number of prestigious awards received by the film.
In 2018 Jim Carrey continues working on television, taking part in the «Kidding» comedy-drama series as the leading actor and producer. In recent years, he practically retired from big cinema and devoted himself to his old hobby - painting.
Jim Carrey’s personal lifeJim Carrey has been married twice during his life, and besides, he has also had several love affairs. His following statement can be considered his motto in his personal life:
I don’t believe in fairy tales about eternal love. Ten years with the same person is more than enough.He first got married on March 8, 1987 – his choice was actress Melissa Womer, then a waitress from «Comedy Store», and later an actress and producer. On the 9th of September the same year, their daughter Jane Erin Carrey was born.
Jim Carrey NowIn recent years, he has practically moved away from the big cinema and devoted himself to an old hobby - painting. Now among his works the genre of political caricature prevails. For political reasons, he also deleted his Facebook account and sold his shares in the company.
However, in 2020, viewers will see Kerry in the villainous role of Dr. Robotnik in a feature film about Sonic the hedgehog. The actor, although not too similar to the source from a computer game, perfectly getting used to the role.