Jim Carrey
Canadian-American actor
Jim Carrey
James Eugene "Jim" Carrey is a Canadian-American 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. Carrey first gained recognition in 1990 after landing a recurring role in the sketch comedy In Living Color.
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Netflix’s Dark New Adaptation Series Will Be ‘Super Faithful To The Books’
Huffington Post - 2 months
With the new adaptation of “A Series of Unfortunate Events” slated to hit Netflix at last next month, anticipatory viewers should be bracing themselves to watch the Baudelaire orphans face a heartbreaking number of tragedies, which will likely include a devastating fire, a very poorly written play, and an exceedingly dangerous and greedy uncle named Count Olaf. Count Olaf will be portrayed by Neil Patrick Harris, who sat down with several media outlets, including The Huffington Post, to discuss how he dove into his villainous role in advance of the series’ release. The answer, apparently, was wholeheartedly. “I really wanted Olaf to be ... bad. To be a bad person,” he said. “Otherwise I just don’t think it justifies [the Baudelaire children’s] constant fear of him.”  The darkly comic ― or comically dark ― children’s books, written by Lemony Snicket (a pen name for author Daniel Handler), had previously been adapted for a Nickelodeon film starring Jim Carrey as Olaf, which cr ...
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The Pretty Reckless Present a Series of Taylor-Made Moments
Huffington Post - 3 months
She may have started out as a precocious kid actress but Taylor Momsen landed the role of a lifetime as front woman for the Pretty Reckless. An alluring entertainer with a pliable voice that will send thrills and chills down your spine, Momsen is the charming star of this hard rock show that includes three daring dudes who bring the heavy metal essentials -- guitarist Ben Phillips, bassist Mark Damon and drummer Jamie Perkins. The New York-based quartet is wrapping up a fall tour throughout the United States behind Who You Selling For, the Oct. 21 release via Razor & Tie that is destined to be their most successful to date in a career that began in 2009. The full-length album, their third in the studio with longtime producer Kato Khandwala, begins with Momsen (left) snidely snapping, "Get your shit together," making one wonder if she's addressing herself or someone else. The hep pep talk obviously worked because Who You Selling For is a fire-breathing monster of a re ...
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The 'A Series Of Unfortunate Events' Trailer Shows How To Make A Fantasy Adventure Feel Inclusive — VIDEO - Bustle
Google News - 3 months
Bustle The 'A Series Of Unfortunate Events' Trailer Shows How To Make A Fantasy Adventure Feel Inclusive — VIDEO Bustle Lemony Snicket's A Series Of Unfortunate Events has already yielded 13 books and one feature film from 2004, starring Jim Carrey as the villainous Count Olaf. Now it will be adapted once again — this time into a television series by Netflix ... Netflix's Series of Unfortunate Events looks like a promising mix of Burton and RowlingThe Verge Meet NPH's Count Olaf in Netflix's 'A Series of Unfortunate Events' trailerUSA TODAY Netflix's 'A Series of Unfortunate Events' Trailer Promises Lots of Misfortune, Neil Patrick Harris (Watch)Variety PEOPLE.com -Huffington Post -TIME -Entertainment Weekly all 74 news articles »
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Neil Patrick Harris Goes Full Olaf For Latest 'Unfortunate Events' Teaser
Huffington Post - 4 months
If you grew up reading Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events series, then you’re probably just as excited as we are for the upcoming Netflix show based on the books. The streaming service just released a new teaser for the series, entitled “Meet Count Olaf,” and it is a treat. If you’re new to the Unfortunate Events world, it’s a 13-book series that follows the tragic events that befall the Baudelaire orphans ― Violet, Klaus, and Sunny. Awful Count Olaf is the children’s guardian, and his goal in life is to get his hands on their inheritance, at any cost. The series involves the siblings battling Olaf in crazy situations while also trying to figure out the story behind their parent’s mysterious deaths.  Playing the evil Count Olaf in the new series is none other than actor and singer Neil Patrick Harris ― who seems to really enjoy playing villainous roles (”Gone Girl,” anyone?). Judging by this small snippet, Harris’ Olaf alread ...
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9 Things You Can Stream On Netflix To Help You Cope With A Breakup
Huffington Post - 4 months
This post originally appeared on Bustle. By Rachel Sanoff While time may really be the only thing that can help you truly move on from a bad breakup, there are a lot of cathartic distractions that can ease your pain as you mourn the loss of a relationship. And thank the universe that Netflix exists, because we have the ability to stream a coping mechanism onto our tear-stained laptops. So what are the best things to watch on Netflix to help you get over a breakup? Whether it is a feature film or series, Netflix offers a lot of gems that will remind you that breakups are an inevitable part of life. Some of the media included on this list will help you laugh for, possibly, the first time in a long while. Some will help you finally have that ugly cry sesh that you had been burying deep inside of yourself. These characters go on emotional journeys that depict the personal growth and freedom that can follow a breakup. Other characters demonstrate that not all relationships are g ...
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Jim Carrey is hit with new wrongful-death lawsuit over the suicide of his late girlfriend
LATimes - 4 months
Jim Carrey (“Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind,” “The Truman Show”) has found himself the subject of a second wrongful-death lawsuit, this time filed by the mother of late girlfriend Cathriona White.  The complaint, filed Tuesday morning on behalf of Brigid Sweetman, alleges that White contracted...
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Cathriona White's Mother Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Jim Carrey - PEOPLE.com
Google News - 4 months
PEOPLE.com Cathriona White's Mother Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Jim Carrey PEOPLE.com The mother of Cathriona White, Jim Carrey's late girlfriend, has filed a lawsuit against the actor, blaming him for the makeup artist's 2015 suicide and claiming that he gave her several STDs while allegedly concealing his diagnosis. According to court ... Carrey hit with wrongful death lawsuit from Cathriona White's momNew York Daily News Jim Carrey Slapped With ANOTHER Wrongful Death Lawsuit Regarding Cathriona White's Rumored STDsPerezHilton.com Ex's family calls Carrey 'pure evil'NEWS.com.au Daily Mail -Globalnews.ca -Newsday -BBC News all 30 news articles »
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Jim Carrey's lawyer responds to 'bogus, desperate' accusations that actor gave late girlfriend STDs
LATimes - 5 months
The husband of Jim Carrey’s late on-off girlfriend, Cathriona White, is accusing the actor of giving her sexually transmitted diseases that were “a significant cause” behind her suicide a year ago at age 30. Carrey’s attorney, Martin D. Singer, however, called the allegation — made Thursday in...
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Jim Carrey sued over girlfriend's drug overdose
CNN - 5 months
The husband of Jim Carrey's former girlfriend has filed a lawsuit against the actor for allegedly supplying prescription drugs that contributed to her fatal overdose.
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Actor Jim Carrey sued for wrongful death of ex-girlfriend
Reuters.com - 5 months
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The husband of Jim Carrey's former girlfriend sued the actor on Monday, accusing him of illegally supplying Cathriona White with prescription drugs that resulted in her death.
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Jim Carrey
    FIFTIES
  • 2016
    Age 54
    On September 19, 2016, Mark Burton, White's husband from 2013 until her death, filed suit against Carrey, claiming that he used his "immense wealth and celebrity status" to illegally obtain and distribute prescription drugs involved in her death.
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  • 2015
    Age 53
    On September 28, 2015, Carrey's former girlfriend, Cathriona White, a native of County Tipperary, Ireland, was found dead from a prescription drug overdose.
    More Details Hide Details The couple first met in 2012. Carrey was a pallbearer at her funeral in Tipperary.
    On July 1, 2015, after the signing of a new vaccination law, Carrey called California Governor Jerry Brown a 'corporate fascist' who was poisoning children by signing into law the vaccination requirements.
    More Details Hide Details The new law precludes religious and philosophical reasons to exempt from vaccination. After his words, he was criticized for being "ignorant when it comes to vaccines" by Arthur Caplan, head of the Division of Medical Ethics, at New York University, and by Jeffrey Kluger, senior writer at Time, who described his anti vaccination statements as "angry, dense and immune to reason." Carrey is a follower and an advocate for the law of attraction. In an interview with Oprah Winfrey in 1997, Carrey revealed that as a struggling actor he would use visualization techniques to get work. He also stated that he visualized a $10,000,000 check given to him for "Acting services rendered", placed the check in his pocket, and seven years later received a check for $10,000,000 for his role in Dumb and Dumber. Carrey is a Transcendental Meditation practitioner.
    Carrey was a producer on Rubble Kings, a 2015 documentary film that depicts events preceding and following the Hoe Avenue peace meeting.
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  • 2014
    Age 52
    On August 29, 2014, Carrey was honored by Canada Post with a limited-edition postage stamp with his portrait on it.
    More Details Hide Details The stamps will not be reprinted once they are sold out. Carrey has battled depression. To deal with his depression, Carrey took Prozac, eventually deciding to get off medications. He has stated that he no longer takes medications or stimulants of any kind, not even coffee.
    Carrey delivered the commencement address at Maharishi University of Management in Fairfield, Iowa, in May 2014 and received an honorary doctorate for his achievements as a comedian, artist, author, and philanthropist.
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  • 2013
    Age 51
    On March 25, 2013, Carrey released a parody music video with Eels through Funny or Die, with Carrey replacing Mark Oliver Everett on vocals.
    More Details Hide Details The song and video, titled "Cold Dead Hand" and set as a musical act during the variety program Hee Haw, lampoons American gun culture, and specifically former NRA spokesperson Charlton Heston.
    Carrey self-published the book, which was released in September 2013.
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    In March 2013, Carrey announced that he had written a children's book titled How Roland Rolls, about a scared wave named Roland.
    More Details Hide Details He described it as "kind of a metaphysical children's story, which deals with a lot of heavy stuff in a really childish way."
    The film was released in March 2013 to mixed reviews and underperformed significantly at the box office, grossing just over $27 million on a $30 million budget.
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  • FORTIES
  • 2012
    Age 50
    However, on October 1, 2012, Yahoo!'s "The Yo Show" carried the news item that the script was complete and that the original actors, Carrey and Daniels, would be reprising their roles.
    More Details Hide Details The plot involved one of the characters having sired a child and needing to find them in order to obtain a kidney. Dumb and Dumber To was released in November 2014.
    Peter Farrelly said in April 2012 that Carrey and Jeff Daniels would return for a Dumb and Dumber sequel, Dumb and Dumber To, with the Farrelly brothers writing and directing and a planned September 2012 production start.
    More Details Hide Details In June, however, Carrey's representative said Carrey had left the project because the comedian felt New Line and Warner Bros. were unenthusiastic toward it.
  • 2011
    Age 49
    In 2011, Carrey landed the lead role in Mr. Popper's Penguins, playing Thomas "Tom" Popper Jr. a realtor who becomes the caretaker of a family of penguins.
    More Details Hide Details The film received a mixed reception upon release. In 2013, he starred alongside former co-star Steve Carell in the Don Scardino-directed comedy film The Incredible Burt Wonderstone. Carrey played Steve Gray, a dangerous street magician who overshadows the formerly successful magician Burt Wonderstone (played by Carell).
  • 2007
    Age 45
    In 2007, Carrey reunited with Joel Schumacher, director of Batman Forever, for The Number 23, a psychological thriller co-starring Virginia Madsen and Danny Huston.
    More Details Hide Details In the film, Carrey plays a man who becomes obsessed with the number 23, after finding a book about a man with the same obsession. The film was panned by critics. The following year Carrey provided his voice for Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who! (2008). Carrey voiced the beloved elephant for the CGI-animated feature, which received overwhelmingly positive reviews and delivered family crowds en masse. The film was also a box office success, raking in over $290 million worldwide. Later that same year, Carrey returned to live-action comedy, starring opposite Zooey Deschanel and Bradley Cooper in Yes Man (2008). Carrey played down-and-out man, Carl Allen, who had gone nowhere in life, thanks to always saying no to everything, until he signs up for a self-help program that teaches him the power of saying yes. Despite reviews being mixed, Rene Rodriquez of The Miami Herald stated, "Yes Man is fine as far as Jim Carrey comedies go, but it's even better as a love story that just happens to make you laugh." The film had a decent performance at the box office, earning $225 million worldwide.
  • 2005
    Age 43
    Carrey met model and actress Jenny McCarthy in 2005 and made their relationship public in June 2006. In April 2010, the two ended their near five-year relationship. Despite the split and media circulations, McCarthy stated in October 2010 that, "Jim and I are still good friends".
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  • 2004
    Age 42
    Carrey's next appearance was in the 2004 black comedy fantasy film Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events, which was based on the popular children's novels of the same name.
    More Details Hide Details The film received a positive reception, with Desson Thomson from The Washington Post saying of Carrey's approach to the character of Count Olaf, Olaf is a humorless villain in the book. He's not amusing like Carrey at all. To which I would counter: If you can't let Carrey be Carrey, put someone boring and less expensive in the role. In his various disguises he's rubbery, inventive and improvisationally inspired. I particularly liked his passing imitation of a dinosaur. That same year, Carrey was inducted into the Canadian Walk of Fame.
    In 2004, Carrey starred in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.
    More Details Hide Details The film received overwhelming acclaim upon release. Critics highly praised Carrey's portrayal of Joel Barish, in addition to the performance of his co-star Kate Winslet, who received an Oscar nomination. According to CNN's reviewer Paul Clinton, Carrey's performance was the actor's "best, most mature and sharply focused performance ever." Carrey received another Golden Globe nomination and his first BAFTA Award nomination for Best Actor.
  • THIRTIES
  • 2000
    Age 38
    In 2000, Carrey reteamed with the Farrelly brothers, who had previously directed him in Dumb and Dumber, for the black comedy film Me, Myself & Irene, a film that received mixed reviews but enjoyed box office success.
    More Details Hide Details Carrey played the role of state trooper Charlie Baileygates, who has multiple personalities and romances a woman portrayed by Renée Zellweger. That same year, Carrey starred in the second highest-grossing Christmas film of all time, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, playing the title character, for which he received both praise and criticism from critics alongside a Golden Globe nomination. For his next feature film, Carrey starred opposite Jennifer Aniston and Morgan Freeman in Tom Shadyac's international hit comedy Bruce Almighty (2003). Carrey played a TV newsman who unexpectedly receives God's omnipotent abilities when the deity decides to take a vacation. The film received mixed reviews upon release but despite this still became a financial success, earning over $484 million worldwide, and going on to become the seventeenth highest-grossing live action comedy of all time. The film has since gained a cult following.
  • 1999
    Age 37
    In the late 1990s and early 2000s, Carrey had a much-publicized yet short-lived romance with his Me, Myself and Irene co-star Renée Zellweger, whom he dated, and at one point was engaged to from 1999 to 2000.
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    That same year, Carrey appeared as a fictionalized version of himself on the final episode of Garry Shandling's The Larry Sanders Show, in which he deliberately ripped into Shandling's character. In 1999, Carrey had the lead role in Man on the Moon.
    More Details Hide Details He portrayed comedian Andy Kaufman to critical acclaim and received his second Golden Globe in a row. In addition, he received his first Screen Actors Guild Award nomination for Best Actor.
  • 1997
    Age 35
    He soon bounced back in 1997 with the critically acclaimed comedy Liar Liar, playing Fletcher Reede, a successful lawyer who has built his career on lying, regularly breaking promises that he makes to his son Max.
    More Details Hide Details Max soon makes a birthday wish that for just that one day, his dad would not be able to lie. Carrey was praised for his performance, earning a second Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Actor. Janet Maslin of The New York Times said, "Well into his tumultuous career, Mr. Carrey finally turns up in a straightforward comic vehicle, and the results are much wilder and funnier than this mundane material should have allowed." The following year he decided to take a pay cut to play the serious role of Truman Burbank in the satirical comedy-drama film The Truman Show (1998). The film was highly praised and brought Carrey further international acclaim, leading many to believe he would be nominated for an Oscar. Eventually, he did pick up his first Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama. The Truman Show was a commercial success also, earning $264 million worldwide against a budget of $60 million. A Film4 critic stated that the film "allows Carrey to edge away from broad comedy", adding that it was "a hilarious and breathtakingly conceived satire".
  • 1996
    Age 34
    A year later Carrey married his Dumb and Dumber co-star Lauren Holly, on September 23, 1996; the marriage lasted less than a year.
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    Carrey was not selected for the position, although he later hosted the show in May 1996, January 2011 and October 2014.
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  • 1995
    Age 33
    In 1995, Carrey co-starred in the Joel Schumacher-directed superhero film Batman Forever, in which Batman tries to stop Two-Face and the Riddler (played by Carrey) in their villainous scheme to drain information from all the brains in Gotham City.
    More Details Hide Details The feature received reasonable reviews, with most criticism aimed at the movie's "blatant commercialism", as characterized by Peter Travers. In that same year, Carrey reprised his role as Ace Ventura in Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls. Like the original film, it was well received by the public, but heavily criticised by critics. It was a huge box-office success, earning $212 million worldwide in addition to breaking records, with a $40 million opening weekend. Carrey earned $20 million for his next film, The Cable Guy (1996). Directed by Ben Stiller, the film was a satirical black comedy, in which Carrey played a lonely, menacing cable TV installer who infiltrates the life of one of his customers (played by Matthew Broderick). The role was a departure from the "hapless, hyper, overconfident" characters he had been known for. However, it did not fare well with most critics, many reacting towards Carrey's change of tone to previous films. Despite the reviews, The Cable Guy grossed $102 million worldwide.
  • 1994
    Age 32
    1994 was a break-out year for Carrey.
    More Details Hide Details He was cast in the lead roles in Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, The Mask and Dumb and Dumber. Well received by critics, Dumb and Dumber was a commercial success, grossing over $270 million worldwide, He received his first Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Actor for his work in The Mask.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1990
    Age 28
    From 1990 to 1994, Carrey was a regular cast member of the ensemble comedy television series In Living Color.
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  • 1987
    Age 25
    Carrey has been married twice. His first marriage was to former actress and Comedy Store waitress Melissa Womer, whom he married on March 28, 1987. Their daughter Jane Erin Carrey was born September 6, 1987. Jane was a 2012 contestant on American Idol. The two divorced in 1995.
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  • 1984
    Age 22
    In 1984 Carrey was in the short-lived sitcom The Duck Factory.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1980
    Age 18
    Despite his increasing popularity as a stand-up comic, Carrey turned his attention to the film and television industries, auditioning to be a cast member for the 1980–1981 season of NBC's Saturday Night Live.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1962
    Age 0
    Born on January 17, 1962.
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