Jim Carrey is an actor, comedian, and producer. Carrey has received four Golden Globe Award nominations, winning two. Known for his highly energetic slapstick performances, he has been described as one of the biggest movie stars in Hollywood.
Jim Carrey first gained recognition in 1990 after landing a recurring role in the sketch comedy In Living Color. His first leading roles in major productions came with Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, Dumb and Dumber, The Mask, and Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls (1995). In 1997, he gave a critically acclaimed performance in Liar Liar, which earned him a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Actor.
Jim Carrey then starred in the critically acclaimed hits The Truman Show (1998) and Man on the Moon, with each garnering him a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor.
In 2000, Jim Carrey gained further recognition for his portrayal of the The Grinch in How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Three years later, Carrey starred in the major blockbuster film Bruce Almighty. The following year he starred in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, for which Jim Carrey received another Golden Globe nomination in addition to a BAFTA Award nomination. He then starred in popular productions Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events, Fun with Dick and Jane, Yes Man, A Christmas Carol, and Mr. Popper’s Penguins.
Jim Carrey is set to star in The Incredible Burt Wonderstone in 2013 as Steve Gray, also in talks to reprise his role of Lloyd Christmas in Dumb and Dumber To and in 2012, it has been announced that he will star in a sequel to Bruce Almighty. It was reported that he would team up with Christopher Nolan to star in Citizen Hughes: The Power, the Money and the Madness. He is set to star in Loomis Fargo as David Scott Ghantt.
How Jim Carrey Made His Money – Acting
Estimated Net Worth: $150 Million
Birthday: January 17, 1962
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