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Jim Carrey

Jim Carrey

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Famous as :

Actor

Birth Name :

James Eugene Carrey

Birth Date :

January 17, 1962

Birth Place :

Newmarket, Ontario, Canada

Spouse :

Melissa Womer (former waitress, 28-Mar-87 - 11-Dec-95), Lauren Holly (actress, 23-Sept-96 - 29-Jul-97)

Claim to fame :

As Ace Ventura in "Ace Ventura: Pet Detective" (1994)

Biography


Capable to accomplish the same accolade in two contrasting film genres of comedy and drama, Jim Carrey, without doubt, has scored such an excellent attainment that only few thespians can match. Not only skilled in generating people's laughs, he also consistently demonstrates convincing portrayals of the dramatic roles he enacted, proving the rare talent he possesses within which enabled him to be one of the greatest stars in Hollywood film industry. More celebrated as a comedian, he has been lauded for displaying his elastic features, slapstick performances, and zany comedies in such unique ways, so that every character he played has its own quirkiness to linger in the audience's mind. What probably goes unnoticed is that behind all of the kudos and acknowledgement he has received, the road to this point had been indeed rocky also hard to pass through, not to mention his sorrow to deal with poverty in his early life.

The youngest child of four children in the family of some French Canadian roots, Jim was born as James Eugene Carrey on January 17, 1962 in Newmarket, Ontario, Canada to Percy and Kathleen Carrey. His interest in entertaining people has been apparent since he was still a kid, starting from his desire to comfort his mother who at that time was afflicted with hypochondria, an extreme depression of mind or spirits often centered on imaginary physical ailments. "She laid in bed and took a lot of pain pills," he recalled. "I used to go in there and do impressions of praying mantises, and weird things, and whatever. I'd bounce off the walls and throw myself down the stairs to make her feel better." Later extended the funny performance to his classmates at Aldershot School in Burlington, he even obtained the teacher's permission to regularly carry out a stand-up comedy in class few minutes before the end of school day.

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Video: Jim Carrey Gets Roasted on 'Saturday Night Live'

October 26, 2014 13:48:29 GMT

was roasted when he hosted "" over the weekend. In a "Carrey Family Reunion" skit, the cast dressed up like his famous characters in movies like "Ace Venture", "Mask", and "Cable Guy". , his co-star in the upcoming "", also made a brief appearance as "grandpa Lloyd."
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Jim Carrey Makes Dating Announcement in 'Saturday Night Live' Promo

October 22, 2014 08:11:49 GMT

promotes his upcoming hosting gig on "" in a newly released promo video. In the first sketch, he turns into a masked killer as Aidy Bryant points out that the upcoming episode is a Halloween show. The two later try to scare viewers with red eyes and deep voices.
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Jim Carrey Returns to 'Saturday Night Live' With Iggy Zalea

October 13, 2014 04:28:34 GMT

will return to "" later this month with "Fancy" rapper as the musical guest. The actor is scheduled to take the hosting duty on October 25, just in time to promote his latest movie "" which hits theaters November 14.
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Jim Carrey Will Reportedly Host 'Saturday Night Live' This Fall

September 20, 2014 03:46:47 GMT

could be the next host on "". After , and were locked as hosts for the first three episodes of season 40, "The Mask" star is now rumored to hit the Studio 8H stage early this season.
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New 'Dumb and Dumber To' Posters Spoof 'Lucy'

August 18, 2014 00:28:33 GMT

Two new "" posters get "" treatment. The upcoming Universal comedy makes itself the exact opposite of the action movie starring by spoofing the posters.
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Jim Carrey Receives Honorary Doctorate Degree

May 26, 2014 08:54:10 GMT

has received a honorary doctorate degree of Doctor of Fine Arts Honoris Caus from Maharishi University of Management in Iowa. The actor delivered a speech at the commencement which took place on Saturday, May 24 at the Golden Dome on the campus in Fairfield.
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Full List of 2014 Oscars Presenters Announced

February 24, 2014 15:21:28 GMT

The full list of celebrities who will take the stage on March 2 to present the Oscars was unleashed on Monday, February 24. Among the famous names are , , , and .
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Jeff Daniels and Jim Carrey Post First Pictures From 'Dumb and Dumber To' Set

September 25, 2013 01:51:41 GMT

and are back channeling their inner dimwits to film "", and both funnymen have generously shared first pictures from the set in Atlanta. "We're back!!!" the former captions one of the photos.
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Jim Carrey Releases Children's Book 'How Roland Rolls'

September 24, 2013 09:09:19 GMT

is going to release an inspirational children's book along with a four-song EP on September 24. The 64-page children's book is called "How Roland Rolls". According to the "" actor, the book tells the story of a wave named Roland, who is afraid that he will die when he hits the beach.
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Jim Carrey Rumored Having Villain Role in 'Amazing Spider-Man 2'

August 12, 2013 09:05:51 GMT

Will there be an unannounced appearance of a high-profile star in ""? At least this is what people hope after an Instagram photo that was uploaded by a fan visiting the filming location back in March sees him standing next to a famous comedian who is also known as a passionate advocate of gun-control.
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Chloe Moretz on Jim Carrey's Stance on 'Kick-Ass 2' Violence: It's Wrong

August 09, 2013 04:45:53 GMT

slams over his stance on "" violence. Last June, the 51-year-old comedian and actor decided to no longer continue his support for the movie, in which he stars opposite the young actress, due to its level of mayhem. Now, in an interview with the U.K.'s Sun, Moretz explains why she does not agree with him at all.
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Jim Carrey Apologizes to Assault Rifle Supporters for Calling Them Names

July 09, 2013 06:06:44 GMT

is sorry for verbal assault he launched against riffle owners. In a series of Twitter posts, the "Bruce Almighty" actor apologizes to "assault rifle fans" for calling them names. However, the actor added that he would not change his stand concerning gun control.
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Jim Carrey Slams His Film 'Kick-Ass 2', Creator Mark Millar Responds

June 24, 2013 03:48:37 GMT

apparently will not be on hand for any promotional effort of his upcoming flick "", due out on August 16. The 51-year-old actor and comedian, who tackles a role as Colonel Stars and Stripes in it, has decided to no longer continue his support for the Jeff Wadlow-directed movie.
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Greg Gutfeld Calls Jim Carrey's Complaint About Fox News 'a Complete Meltdown'

March 30, 2013 02:01:42 GMT

Fox News' hosts have responded to 's statement, through which the actor blasted the channel for constantly criticizing him over his "Cold Dead Hand" video. On Friday, March 29, Greg Gutfeld said on his show "The Five", "Jimmy mocked Mr. Heston but won't respond to me - yet," referring to his invite to Carrey for a debate about the parody video on Fox News.
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Jim Carrey Mocks Gun Enthusiasts in Funny or Die Video

March 26, 2013 03:11:59 GMT

has put his sense of humor to good use. On March 25, the Canadian actor tried to raise public awareness of gun violence issue by releasing "Cold Dead Hand" music video via Funny or Die. The clip is aimed at "heartless" gun enthusiasts, including former NRA president Charlton Heston.
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Steve Carell and Jim Carrey Boast Silly Magic Tricks in 'Burt Wonderstone' International Trailer

January 31, 2013 03:45:48 GMT

and show off their skills as professional magicians in an international trailer for "". In it, Carell plays an old-schooled magician who masters old tricks that don't really wow his audience. Portraying a more modern magician, Carrey appears as a rival who does silly-but-entertaining tricks, such as holding pee for twelve days and spending a night on red hot coals.
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Jim Carrey and Adam Sandler Courted for 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

January 24, 2013 05:43:16 GMT

Another casting rumor regarding Marvel's movie project "" has spread online. The James Gunn-directed film is reportedly eyeing comedy heavyweights and to join the superhero space epic movie.
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First Official Pic of Jim Carrey and Aaron Johnson in 'Kick-Ass 2'

January 21, 2013 03:01:34 GMT

"Kick-Ass 2: Balls to the Wall" has finally unveiled its first official still. Debuted on the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly magazine, the image shows and clad in their superhero getups.
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First 'Burt Wonderstone' Trailer: Steve Carell Vs. Jim Carrey

December 21, 2012 06:48:56 GMT

A hilarious first trailer for "" has been debuted. It focuses on who was bullied as a kid, but becomes a famous magician when he grew up. As his career starts to fall apart, he meets a quirky rival played by . Tons of spectacular-yet-outrageous magic tricks are shown by both Carrell and Carrey.
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Jim Carrey to Lead Band of Thieves in 'Loomis Fargo'

October 16, 2012 06:51:57 GMT

After nabbing a role as The Colonel in "Kick-Ass 2: Balls to the Wall", is close to land another military veteran role in a new comedy film called "Loomis Fargo". Per Variety, the "Dumb and Dumber" actor is in talks to play a character called Dave Ghantt in the Jared Hess-directed bank heist movie.
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Michael Bay Discusses Optimus Prime and His Return to Helm 'Transformers 4'

September 22, 2012 05:47:49 GMT

Recently, there have been swirling reports suggesting that "Transformers 4" will feature an all new cast of the robot characters. The news quickly sparked speculations that the fourth autobot war movie might be designed as a reboot without the appearance of Optimus Prime. Responding to the issue, director Michael Bay himself made sure that fans shouldn't worry that their beloved robot would not return to "T4".
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First Look at Jim Carrey as Colonel Stars on 'Kick-Ass 2' Set

September 22, 2012 04:49:51 GMT

A first look at as Colonel Stars on the set of "Kick-Ass 2: Balls to the Wall" has been unveiled in some on-set photos that have made their rounds onto the web. Carrey is seen filming a scene on the streets of Toronto, which has been transformed to look like New York.
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Jim Carrey Shows Off Much-Younger Girlfriend on Beach

September 17, 2012 08:25:40 GMT

reportedly has a new girlfriend. The comedian was spotted enjoying a sunny day in a Malibu beach with a brunette beauty. The 50-year-old star wore only a pair of swimming trunks, while his much-younger companion flaunted her hot bod in a bikini.
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Possible Details of Tony Stark's Mark XLVII Suit in 'Iron Man 3' Revealed

September 05, 2012 03:19:21 GMT

It has been already known that Tony Stark will have a new armor in "" since Marvel uncovered the design of Stark's latest red-gold suit at the 2012 San Diego Comic-Con. However, details of the said suit remained scarce until Latino Review shares the words that the previously revealed armor was actually MACH XLVII (47) and not the eighth suit (Mark VIII) as some fans may have thought it was.
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Jim Carrey Officially Joins 'Kick-Ass 2', Creator Mark Millar Weighs In

September 05, 2012 02:17:15 GMT

After words ran rampant in recent weeks that was eyed to join "Kick-Ass 2: Balls to the Wall", it is now confirmed that the rubber-faced actor has officially snatched the role of The Colonel in the project. Deadline first broke the news before creator Mark Millar took to his site to announce the good news himself.
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Jim Carrey May Be the Colonel in 'Kick-Ass 2'

August 21, 2012 06:21:58 GMT

might slip into a superhero costume in his next movie. The two-time Golden Globe Award winner is being courted by Universal Pictures to take "a showy supporting role" in "Kick-Ass 2: Balls to the Wall", Deadline reports.
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'Breaking Dawn II' Full Trailer Unleashes Battle and New Characters

June 20, 2012 17:59:37 GMT

The first full trailer of "" unleashes a lot to get excited about. Beside the already known battle between the Cullens and the Volturis, the trailer gives away the first look of the new characters.
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Wynonna Judd Ties the Knot for the Third Time

June 20, 2012 17:39:09 GMT

Country crooner Wynonna Judd has walked down the aisle the third time. She married drummer in her band, Cactus Moser, on June 10, less than six months after he proposed to her on Christmas Eve.
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Jim Carrey Quits 'Dumb and Dumberer' Sequel

June 20, 2012 17:18:31 GMT

is not going to do the "Dumb and Dumberer" sequel because the studio is not as excited about the project as he is. His participation was confirmed back in March this year, but with his exit, the movie's future becomes uncertain.
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Jim Carrey Fires Back at Jenny McCarthy

June 07, 2012 08:10:20 GMT

didn't stay quiet when his ex-girlfriend accused him of refusing to visit her autistic son when she asked him to after they broke up. The actor didn't deny that he didn't see the kid, but he hinted he had his own reason.
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