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Jim Carrey

Actor, Writer Date of birth 17th January 1962
Place of birth Newmarket, Ontario, Canada
Year of debut 1983
First feature film Introducing... Janet

Awards

  • BAFTA Awards nominated1
  • Golden Globe Awards won2
  • Golden Globe Awards nominated6
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Biography

Jim Carrey was the class clown at school. He abandoned his studies to look after his sick mother. His comic talent developed as he performed jokes to make her laugh. When his family moved to Toronto, he began performing in comedy clubs. He then turned his attention to acting. In 1994, he rose to fame in Ace Ventura: Pet Detective. He has become one of Hollywood's biggest box office draws starring in movies ranging from The Mask to The Truman Show.

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Jim Carrey's films

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Packshot for the film Bruce Almighty
Certificate
12 Certificate
Duration
97 Mins
Released
2003

A news reporter (Jim Carrey) is given amazing powers by God (Morgan Freeman). With Jennifer Aniston. Contains one use of strong language and moderate sex references

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Packshot for the film The Mask
Certificate
PG Certificate
Duration
100 Mins
Released
1995

A nice guy who always ends up finishing last (Jim Carrey) finds a mask that turns him into a crazy superhero. With Cameron Diaz. Moderate language and violence.

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Packshot for the film The Grinch
Certificate
PG Certificate
Duration
101 Mins
Released
2000

Jim Carrey stars as the Grinch, a grumpy creature who tries to ruin Christmas. Narrated by Anthony Hopkins. Mild fantasy peril.

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Packshot for the film Dumb & Dumber
Certificate
12 Certificate
Duration
102 Mins
Released
1994

Two idiotic best friends (Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels) try to return a suitcase full of cash to its owner. Moderate sex references.

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Packshot for the film Horton Hears A Who!
Certificate
U Certificate
Duration
83 Mins
Released
2008

Animated comedy starring Horton the Elephant (Jim Carrey). With Steve Carell, Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill and Isla Fisher.

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Packshot for the film Mr. Popper's Penguins
Certificate
PG Certificate
Duration
90 Mins
Released
2011

A businessman's life (Jim Carrey) is turned upside down when six penguins are delivered to his New York apartment. Mild comic violence.

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Packshot for the film Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind
Certificate
15 Certificate
Duration
104 Mins
Released
2004

Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet undergo a procedure to erase each other from their memories. Co stars Kirsten Dunst, Mark Ruffalo and Elijah Wood. Contains strong language.

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Packshot for the film I Love You Phillip Morris
Certificate
15 Certificate
Duration
93 Mins
Released
2008

Based on true events. A conman (Jim Carrey) falls in love with his prison cellmate (Ewan McGregor). Contains strong language and sex.

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Did you know?

  • Growing up, Jim Carrey and his family lived in a VW van during a time of financial instability.
  • As a child, he used to wear tap shoes to bed in case his parents needed cheering up in the night.
  • He became a grandfather at the age of 47. His daughter Jane gave birth to a boy, Jackson Riley Santana.
  • From 1996 to 1997, he was married to his Dumb And Dumber co-star, Lauren Holly.
  • As a child, he prayed to the Virgin Mary for a green Mustang bicycle. Two weeks later, he won a green Mustang bike in a raffle that he didn't enter. His friend had put his name into a sporting goods store raffle where he won the bike. Bizarrely, while filming Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind, he was surprised to find the exact same type of bicycle on set in a scene where his character returns to his childhood memories.

Awards

  • 1 BAFTA Awards nominated

    • 2004 Actor in a Leading Role - Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind
  • 2 Golden Globe Awards won

    • 2000 Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical - Man On The Moon
    • 1999 Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama - The Truman Show
  • 6 Golden Globe Awards nominated

    • 2005 Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical - Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind
    • 2001 Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical - The Grinch
    • 2000 Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical - Man On The Moon
    • 1999 Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama - The Truman Show
    • 1998 Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical - Liar Liar
    • 1995 Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical - The Mask