Jim Carrey

17 Jan 1962

Actor, Producer, Writer

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.


Filmography (40 titles)

(movie, 2018)
···Dark Crimes
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Tadek)
(movie, 2017)
···The Bad Batch
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Role: Actor (as The Hermit)
(movie, 2014)
···Dumb and Dumber To
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Lloyd Christmas)
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as CBC News Anchor)
(movie, 2013)
···Kick-Ass 2
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime
Role: Actor (as Sal Bertolinni · Colonel Stars and Stripes)
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Steve Gray)
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Himself - Panelist)
(movie, 2011)
6.0Mr. Popper's Penguins
Genre: Comedy, Family
Role: Actor (as Tom Popper)
(movie, 2009)
···A Christmas Carol
Genre: Animation, Family
Role: Actor (as Ebenezer Scrooge, Ghost of Christmas Past, Ghost of Christmas Present, Ghost of Christmas Yet To Come)
(movie, 2009)
···I Love You Phillip Morris
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Steven Russell)
(movie, 2008)
···Yes Man
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Carl Allen)
(movie, 2008)
···Horton Hears a Who!
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Adventure, Fantasy
Role: Actor (as Horton)
(movie, 2008)
···Horton Hears a Who!
Genre: Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family
Role: Actor (as Horton)
(movie, 2007)
···The Number 23
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Walter Sparrow · Fingerling)
(movie, 2005)
···Fun with Dick and Jane
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Role: Actor (as Dick Harper)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Role: Actor (as Count Olaf · Dr. Stephano · Captain Sham)
Genre: Science Fiction, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Joel Barish)
(movie, 2001)
···The Majestic
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Peter Appleton)
Genre: Family, Comedy, Fantasy
Role: Actor (as Grinch)
(movie, 2000)
···Me, Myself & Irene
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Off. Charlie Baileygates · Hank Evans)
(movie, 1999)
···Man on the Moon
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Andy Kaufman · Tony Clifton)
(movie, 1998)
···Simon Birch
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Role: Actor (as Adult Joe Wenteworth)
(movie, 1998)
7.9The Truman Show
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Truman Burbank)
(movie, 1997)
···Liar Liar
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Fletcher Reede)
(movie, 1996)
···The Cable Guy
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Cable Guy)
Genre: Crime, Comedy, Adventure
Role: Actor (as Ace Ventura)
(movie, 1995)
6.5Batman Forever
Genre: Action, Crime, Fantasy
Role: Actor (as Edward Nygma · The Riddler)
(movie, 1994)
···Dumb and Dumber
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Lloyd Christmas)
(movie, 1994)
···Dumb and Dumber
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Lloyd Christmas)
(movie, 1994)
···The Mask
Genre: Romance, Comedy, Crime, Fantasy
Role: Actor (as Stanley Ipkiss · The Mask)
(movie, 1994)
···Ace Ventura: Pet Detective
Genre: Comedy, Mystery
Role: Actor, Writer
(movie, 1991)
···Jim Carrey: Unnatural Act
Genre: Comedy
With: Jim Carrey
Role: Actor, Producer
(movie, 1989)
···Pink Cadillac
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Lounge Entertainer)
(movie, 1988)
···The Dead Pool
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Johnny Squares)
(movie, 1988)
···Earth Girls Are Easy
Genre: Comedy, Musical, Romance, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Wiploc)
(movie, 1986)
···Peggy Sue Got Married
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Role: Actor (as Walter Getz)
(movie, 1985)
···Once Bitten
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Romance
Role: Actor (as Mark Kendall)
(movie, 1983)
···Rubber Face
With: Jim Carrey
Role: Actor (as Tony Moroni)