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Who is Jim Carrey?

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Jim Carrey

Jim Carrey is indeed an actor, comedian, writer, as well as producer of Canadian and American descent. Carrey rose to prominence in 1990 after securing a recurring part on the American sketch comedy television series In Living Color (1990–1994). He is renowned for his hyperactive slapstick performances. Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, The Mask, as well as Dumb and Dumber were among his first film roles (all 1994). Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls, Batman Forever, and Liar Liar (all 1995) were the films that followed (1997).

He rose to prominence within the 2000s as that of the Grinch in How the Grinch Stole Christmas as well as the comedy Me, Myself & Irene (both in 2000), as well as Bruce Almighty (2003).

In the 2010s, Carrey starred in Mr Popper’s Penguins, The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, Kick-Ass 2 (all 2013), Dumb and Dumber To (2014), as well as the comedy 30 Rock as Leap Day William (2012). In the run-up to the 2020 US presidential election, he played Dr Robotnik in Sonic the Hedgehog and Joe Biden in six episodes of Saturday Night Live.

Carrey has already had success in tragic performances while being mainly typecast as a humorous performer. Doing Time on Maple Drive, an Emmy-nominated made-for-television movie, will be his first dramatic hit. Carrey rose to prominence after starring in The Truman Show (1998) and Man on the Moon (2001).

He went on to feature inside the psychological science fantasy romantic drama movie Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004), for which he has been nominated for both the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in such a Leading Role and another Golden Globe Award. He was highly recognised for his dramatic performance as Jeff Piccirillo inside the Showtime tragicomedy series Kidding, for which he received a Golden Globe nomination. According to The Guardian, he is one of the finest performers who has never been nominated for an Academy Award.

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