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Jim Carrey

James Eugene "Jim" Carrey is a Canadian-American actor, comedian, singer and writer. He has received two Golden Globe Awards and has also been nominated on four occasions. Carrey began stand-up comedy in 1979, performing at Yuk Yuk's in Toronto, Ontario. After gaining prominence in 1981, he began working at The Comedy Store in Los Angeles where he was soon noticed by comedian Rodney Dangerfield, who immediately signed him to open his tour performances. Carrey, long interested in film and television, developed a close friendship with comedian Damon Wayans, which landed him a role in the sketch comedy hit In Living Color, in which he portrayed various characters during the show's 1990 season. Having had little success in television movies and several low-budget films, Carrey was cast as the title character in Ace Ventura: Pet Detective which premiered in February, 1994, making more than $72 million domestically. The film spawned a sequel, Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls (1995), in which he reprised the role of Ventura. High profile roles followed when he was cast as Stanley Ipkiss in The Mask (1994) for which he gained a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy, and as Lloyd Christmas in the comedy film Dumb and Dumber (1994). Between 1996 and 1999, Carrey continued his success after earning lead roles in several highly popular films including The Cable Guy (1996), Liar Liar (1997), in which he was nominated for another Golden Globe Award and in the critically acclaimed films The Truman Show and Man on the Moon, in 1998 and 1999, respectively. Both films earned Carrey Golden Globe awards. Since earning both awards — the only two in his three-decade career— Carrey continued to star in comedy films, including How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000) where he played the title character, Bruce Almighty (2003) where he portrayed the role of unlucky TV reporter Bruce Nolan, Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004), Fun with Dick and Jane (2005), Yes Man (2008), and A Christmas Carol (2009). Carrey has also taken on more serious roles including Joel Barish in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) alongside Kate Winslet and Kirsten Dunst, which earned him another Golden Globe nomination, and Steven Jay Russell in I Love You Phillip Morris (2009) alongside Ewan McGregor.   Description above from the Wikipedia article Jim Carrey, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Jan 17, 1962 In Newmarket, Ontario, Canada
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Ricky Stanicky
Latest Project:
Pelicula Aleister Arcane 2020-12-31
Known For
Poster of Aleister Arcane
Poster of Di que sí
Poster of La lista negra
Poster of Ricky Stanicky
Pelicula Aleister Arcane 2020-12-31
Pelicula Ricky Stanicky Ricky Stanicky 2018
Pelicula The Bad Batch The Hermit 2017-06-23
Pelicula True Crimes Tadek 2016-01-11
Pelicula Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special Himself 2015-02-15
Pelicula Dos tontos todavía más tontos Lloyd Christmas 2014-11-12
Pelicula El increíble Burt Wonderstone Steve Gray 2013-03-14
Series Circus Halligalli Unknown 2013-02-25
Pelicula Kick-Ass 2: Con un par Colonel Stars and Stripes 2013-07-17
Pelicula The Improv Himself 2013-12-06
Pelicula Los amos de la noticia CBC News Anchor 2013-12-18
Pelicula Nantucket Film Festival's Comedy Roundtable Panelist 2012-09-27
Series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee Himself 2012-07-19
Pelicula I Am Himself 2011-02-11
Pelicula Los pingüinos del Sr. Poper Tom Popper 2011-06-17
Pelicula Cuento de Navidad Ebenezer Scrooge, Ghost of Christmas Past, Ghost of Christmas Present, Ghost of Christmas Yet To Come 2009-11-04
Pelicula Phillip Morris ¡Te quiero! Steven Russell 2009-01-18
Pelicula IMAX - Under the Sea 3D Narrator 2009-02-13
Pelicula Horton Horton (voice) 2008-03-03
Pelicula Di que sí Carl Allen 2008-12-09
Pelicula El número 23 Walter Sparrow / Fingerling 2007-02-23
Series Rockefeller Plaza Unknown 2006-10-11
Pelicula Dick y Jane, ladrones de risa Dick Harper 2005-12-21
Series The Office Unknown 2005-03-24
Pelicula Una serie de catastróficas desdichas de Lemony Snicket Count Olaf / Dr. Stephano / Captain Sham 2004-12-16
Pelicula ¡Olvídate de mí! Joel Barish 2004-03-19
Pelicula The Very Best America's Funniest Comedians 2003-05-13
Pelicula Pecan Pie The Driver 2003-01-01
Series The Ellen DeGeneres Show Unknown 2003-09-08
Series Celebrities Uncensored Unknown 2003-06-04
Pelicula Como Dios Bruce Nolan 2003-05-23
Pelicula Saturday Night Live: The Best of Will Ferrell Steve (archive footage) 2002-09-28
Pelicula The Majestic Peter Appleton 2001-12-21
Pelicula America: A Tribute to Heroes 2001-09-21
Pelicula El Grinch Grinch 2000-11-17
Pelicula Yo, yo mismo e Irene Off. Charlie Baileygates/Hank Evans 2000-06-22
Series The Early Show Unknown 1999-11-01
Pelicula Man on the Moon Andy Kaufman/Tony Clifton 1999-12-22
Pelicula El show de Truman (Una vida en directo) Truman Burbank 1998-06-04
Pelicula George Martin: In My Life 1998-11-12
Pelicula El inolvidable Simon Birch Adult Joe Wenteworth 1998-09-11
Series The View Unknown 1997-08-11
Pelicula Mentiroso compulsivo Fletcher Reede 1997-03-21
Pelicula Un loco a domicilio Cable Guy 1996-06-10
Series Las noticias de Jon Stewart Unknown 1996-07-22
Pelicula Batman Forever Edward Nygma / The Riddler 1995-05-31
Pelicula Ace Ventura: Operación África Ace Ventura 1995-11-10
Pelicula Ace Ventura: Un detective diferente Ace Ventura 1994-02-04
Series Space Ghost Coast to Coast Unknown 1994-04-15
Pelicula La máscara Stanley Ipkiss / The Mask 1994-07-29
Pelicula Dos tontos muy tontos Lloyd Christmas 1994-12-16
Series Late Night with Conan O'Brien Unknown 1993-09-13
Pelicula Doing Time on Maple Drive Tim Carter 1992-03-16
Pelicula The Itsy Bitsy Spider The Exterminator (voice) 1992-07-30
Series The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
Pelicula Jim Carrey: Unnatural Act Himself 1991-01-01
Pelicula High Strung Death (uncredited) 1991-01-01
Series In Living Color James T. Kirk 1990-04-15
Pelicula El Cadillac rosa Lounge Entertainer 1989-05-26
Pelicula Mike Hammer: Murder Takes All Brad Peters 1989-05-21
Pelicula La lista negra Johnny Squares 1988-07-12
Pelicula Las chicas de la Tierra son fáciles Wiploc 1988-09-08
Pelicula Peggy Sue se casó Walter Getz 1986-10-05
Pelicula Mordiscos peligrosos Mark Kendall 1985-11-15
Pelicula Finders Keepers Lane Bidlekoff 1984-05-18
Series The Duck Factory Skip Tarkenton 1984-04-12
Pelicula The Sex and Violence Family Hour Host / Various Personalities 1983-01-01
Pelicula Copper Mountain Bobby Todd 1983-01-01
Pelicula All in Good Taste Ralph 1983-05-06
Series Buffalo Bill Unknown 1983-05-31
Series Live with Regis and Kathie Lee Unknown 1983-04-04
Pelicula Presentando a... Janet Tony Moroni 1981-01-01
Series Saturday Night Live Unknown 1975-10-11
Series Oscar (The Academy Awards) Jim Carrey 1953-03-18
Series Today Unknown 1952-01-14