Introduction And Acting Career
Sixty one year old American Canadian actor and comedian Jim Carrey, has done many movies and television series in his early years, a few of them include In Living Colour that aired from 1990–1994.In 1994, He broke out as a star in motion pictures with Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, The Mask and Dumb and Dumber, followed up with Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls, Batman Forever in 1995 and then Liar Liar 1997. Entering the 2000s he became even more famous due to his portrayal of the character Grinch in How the Grinch Stole Christmas and for the comedy Me, Myself & Irene as well as Bruce Almighty, Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events, Fun with Dick and Jane, Yes Man, Horton Hears a Who! and A Christmas Carol. In the early 2010s, Carrey appeared in the films such as Mr. Popper's Penguins, The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, Kick-Ass 2, Dumb and Dumber To, 30 Rock. In 2020, he portrayed Dr. Robotnik in Sonic the Hedgehog and also in its 2022 sequel.
Awards and Achievements
Over the course of time Jim Carrey has earned many awards for his comedic acting and hooking on screen performances. He starred in the Emmy-nominated film Doing Time on Maple Drive in 1992. Carrey gained appreciation and popularity for his leading roles in The Truman Show 1998 and Man on the Moon 1999, earning Golden Globe Awards for both his films. In 2004, he was the main lead for Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, a psychological science fiction drama film for which he was nominated two awards, the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role and a Golden Globe Award. Carrey was nominated for another Golden Globe Award for his role of Jeff Piccirillo in the series Kidding. Moreover, Carrey has received a Grammy award nomination for Best Spoken Word Album for Children back in 2006.He published his first children’s book titled How Roland Rolls, which was awarded a Gelett Burgess Children's Book Award in 2013. Many people criticised and labelled the award shows rigged as Jim Carrey, unfortunately has never been nominated for an Academy Award.
Let’s take a look at Jim’s top four best performances of all time early on in his career.
Ace Ventura In Ace Ventura
Pet Detective (1994): Ace Ventura: Pet Detective is a film that launched Carrey's career and brought him recognition even though it was not exactly a success from critics’ point of view but ended up leaving an indelible mark on his career. Carrey is absolutely phenomenal as the lead investigator, increasing his energy to levels only seen on rocket ships in a performance that continues to annoy the audience. Those who aren't fans of Carrey's off-the-wall humour, which is similar to a young child enjoying the largest sugar rush of their life, may find it exhausting to watch, but for those who are, Ace Ventura is a dream come true. If nothing else, Carrey's passion for his acting job is impossible not to respect.
Watch Video: Ace Ventura in Ace Ventura
Stanley Ipkiss In The Mask (1994)
Stanley Ipkiss in The Mask is based on a comic series with the same name. Watching this film makes you realise that Carrey was the perfect fit for this role. It was the perfect opportunity for him to display his cartoonish sense of humour though a character that is far away detached from reality. The cutest part about this film is his wholesome friendship with Milo the dog.
Lloyd Christmas In Dumb And Dumber (1994)
This comedy film was great to watch especially with Jeff Daniels and Jim Careey’s iconic on screen collaboration. The plot of this film revolves around two dumb friends Lloyd Christmas and Harry Dunne as they embark on a cross-country journey to return a briefcase of money to its owner totally unaware that it's a ransom for the release of a kidnapped husband. It’s a clever and stupidly comedy film in which Jim Carrey, unsurprisingly, excels.
Watch Video : Lloyd Christmas in Dumb and Dumber
Ernie Chip Douglas In The Cable Guy (1996)
Carrey plays Ernie Chip Douglas, a cable worker who begins an unfamiliar friendship with Steven Kovacs, a character played by Matthew Broderick. As the movie progresses, a dark comedy theme unfolds.This time, Carrey depicts more goosebumps than laughter through his performance. Despite playing a role who isn't too different to his previous work, the surrounding setting and plot themes reveal such a dramatically unexpected reaction from the audience that it's no surprise that the viewers found it difficult to accept.
Watch Video: Ernie Chip Douglas in The Cable Guy