Jim Carrey

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 ...

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A Christmas Carol (2009)

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Miser Ebenezer Scrooge is awakened on Christmas Eve by spirits who reveal to him his own miserable existence, what opportunities he wasted in his youth, his current cruelties, and the dire fate that awaits him if he does not change his ways. Scrooge is faced with ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Zemeckis
CAST:  Gary Oldman  •  Jim Carrey  •  Steve Valentine  •  Daryl Sabara

Miser Ebenezer Scrooge is awakened on Christmas Eve by spirits who reveal to him his own miserable existence, what opportunities he wasted in his youth, his current cruelties, and the dire fate that awaits him if he does not change his ways. Scrooge is faced with ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Zemeckis
CAST:  Gary Oldman  •  Jim Carrey  •  Steve Valentine  •  Daryl Sabara

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013)

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With the 70s behind him, San Diego's top rated newsman, Ron Burgundy, returns to take New York's first 24-hour news channel by storm.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Adam McKay
CAST:  Will Ferrell  •  Steve Carell  •  Paul Rudd  •  Christina Applegate

With the 70s behind him, San Diego's top rated newsman, Ron Burgundy, returns to take New York's first 24-hour news channel by storm.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Adam McKay
CAST:  Will Ferrell  •  Steve Carell  •  Paul Rudd  •  Christina Applegate

Yes Man (2008)

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Carl Allen has stumbled across a way to shake free of post-divorce blues and a dead-end job: embrace life and say yes to everything.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peyton Reed
CAST:  Jim Carrey  •  Zooey Deschanel  •  Rhys Darby  •  Sasha Alexander

Carl Allen has stumbled across a way to shake free of post-divorce blues and a dead-end job: embrace life and say yes to everything.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peyton Reed
CAST:  Jim Carrey  •  Zooey Deschanel  •  Rhys Darby  •  Sasha Alexander

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

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Joel Barish, heartbroken that his girlfriend underwent a procedure to erase him from her memory, decides to do the same. However, as he watches his memories of her fade away, he realises that he still loves her, and may be too late to correct his mistake.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michel Gondry
CAST:  Jim Carrey  •  Kate Winslet  •  Elijah Wood  •  Mark Ruffalo

Joel Barish, heartbroken that his girlfriend underwent a procedure to erase him from her memory, decides to do the same. However, as he watches his memories of her fade away, he realises that he still loves her, and may be too late to correct his mistake.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michel Gondry
CAST:  Jim Carrey  •  Kate Winslet  •  Elijah Wood  •  Mark Ruffalo

Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994)

He's Ace Ventura: Pet Detective. Jim Carrey is on the case to find the Miami Dolphins' missing mascot and quarterback Dan Marino. He goes eyeball to eyeball with a man-eating shark, stakes out the Miami Dolphins and woos and wows the ladies. Whether he's undercover ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom Shadyac
CAST:  Jim Carrey  •  Courteney Cox  •  Sean Young  •  Tone Loc

He's Ace Ventura: Pet Detective. Jim Carrey is on the case to find the Miami Dolphins' missing mascot and quarterback Dan Marino. He goes eyeball to eyeball with a man-eating shark, stakes out the Miami Dolphins and woos and wows the ladies. Whether he's undercover ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom Shadyac
CAST:  Jim Carrey  •  Courteney Cox  •  Sean Young  •  Tone Loc

Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls (1995)

Summoned from an ashram in Tibet, Ace finds himself on a perilous journey into the jungles of Africa to find Shikaka, the missing sacred animal of the friendly Wachati tribe. He must accomplish this before the wedding of the Wachati's Princess to the prince of the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steve Oedekerk
CAST:  Jim Carrey  •  Ian McNeice  •  Simon Callow  •  Maynard Eziashi

Summoned from an ashram in Tibet, Ace finds himself on a perilous journey into the jungles of Africa to find Shikaka, the missing sacred animal of the friendly Wachati tribe. He must accomplish this before the wedding of the Wachati's Princess to the prince of the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steve Oedekerk
CAST:  Jim Carrey  •  Ian McNeice  •  Simon Callow  •  Maynard Eziashi

Batman Forever (1995)

Batman must battle a disfigured district attorney and a disgruntled former employee with help from an amorous psychologist and a young circus acrobat.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joel Schumacher
CAST:  Val Kilmer  •  Jim Carrey  •  Nicole Kidman  •  Tommy Lee Jones

Batman must battle a disfigured district attorney and a disgruntled former employee with help from an amorous psychologist and a young circus acrobat.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joel Schumacher
CAST:  Val Kilmer  •  Jim Carrey  •  Nicole Kidman  •  Tommy Lee Jones

Bruce Almighty (2003)

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Bruce Nolan toils as a 'human interest' television reporter in Buffalo, N.Y., but despite his high ratings and the love of his beautiful girlfriend, Bruce remains unfulfilled. At the end of the worst day in his life, he angrily ridicules God—and the Almighty ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom Shadyac
CAST:  Jim Carrey  •  Jennifer Aniston  •  Philip Baker Hall  •  Catherine Bell

Bruce Nolan toils as a 'human interest' television reporter in Buffalo, N.Y., but despite his high ratings and the love of his beautiful girlfriend, Bruce remains unfulfilled. At the end of the worst day in his life, he angrily ridicules God—and the Almighty ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom Shadyac
CAST:  Jim Carrey  •  Jennifer Aniston  •  Philip Baker Hall  •  Catherine Bell

Dumb and Dumber (1994)

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Lloyd and Harry are two men whose stupidity is really indescribable. When Mary, a beautiful woman, loses an important suitcase with money before she leaves for Aspen, the two friends (who have found the suitcase) decide to return it to her. After some "adventures" ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Farrelly
CAST:  Jim Carrey  •  Jeff Daniels  •  Lauren Holly  •  Teri Garr

Lloyd and Harry are two men whose stupidity is really indescribable. When Mary, a beautiful woman, loses an important suitcase with money before she leaves for Aspen, the two friends (who have found the suitcase) decide to return it to her. After some "adventures" ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Farrelly
CAST:  Jim Carrey  •  Jeff Daniels  •  Lauren Holly  •  Teri Garr

Earth Girls Are Easy (1988)

In this musical comedy, Valerie is dealing with her philandering fiancé, Ted, when she finds that a trio of aliens have crashed their spaceship into her swimming pool. Once the furry beings are shaved at her girlfriend's salon, the women discover three handsome men ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Julien Temple
CAST:  Geena Davis  •  Michael McKean  •  Jeff Goldblum  •  Damon Wayans

In this musical comedy, Valerie is dealing with her philandering fiancé, Ted, when she finds that a trio of aliens have crashed their spaceship into her swimming pool. Once the furry beings are shaved at her girlfriend's salon, the women discover three handsome men ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Julien Temple
CAST:  Geena Davis  •  Michael McKean  •  Jeff Goldblum  •  Damon Wayans

Fun with Dick and Jane (2005)

After Dick Harper loses his job at Globodyne in an Enron-esque collapse, he and his wife, Jane, turn to crime in order to handle the massive debt they now face. Two intelligent people, Dick and Jane actually get pretty good at robbing people and even enjoy it -- ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dean Parisot
CAST:  Jim Carrey  •  Téa Leoni  •  Alec Baldwin  •  Richard Jenkins

After Dick Harper loses his job at Globodyne in an Enron-esque collapse, he and his wife, Jane, turn to crime in order to handle the massive debt they now face. Two intelligent people, Dick and Jane actually get pretty good at robbing people and even enjoy it -- ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dean Parisot
CAST:  Jim Carrey  •  Téa Leoni  •  Alec Baldwin  •  Richard Jenkins

How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)

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Inside a snowflake exists the magical land of Whoville. In Whoville, live the Whos, an almost mutated sort of Munchkin-like people. All the Whos love Christmas, yet just outside of their beloved Whoville lives the Grinch. The Grinch is a nasty creature that hates ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ron Howard
CAST:  Jim Carrey  •  Taylor Momsen  •  Jeffrey Tambor  •  Christine Baranski

Inside a snowflake exists the magical land of Whoville. In Whoville, live the Whos, an almost mutated sort of Munchkin-like people. All the Whos love Christmas, yet just outside of their beloved Whoville lives the Grinch. The Grinch is a nasty creature that hates ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ron Howard
CAST:  Jim Carrey  •  Taylor Momsen  •  Jeffrey Tambor  •  Christine Baranski

Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004)

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Three wealthy children's parents are killed in a fire. When they are sent to a distant relative, they find out that he is plotting to kill them and seize their fortune.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brad Silberling
CAST:  Jim Carrey  •  Meryl Streep  •  Jude Law  •  Emily Browning

Three wealthy children's parents are killed in a fire. When they are sent to a distant relative, they find out that he is plotting to kill them and seize their fortune.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brad Silberling
CAST:  Jim Carrey  •  Meryl Streep  •  Jude Law  •  Emily Browning

Liar Liar (1997)

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Fletcher Reede is a fast-talking attorney and habitual liar. When his son Max blows out the candles on his fifth birthday he has just one wish - that his dad will stop lying for 24 hours. When Max's wish comes true, Fletcher discovers that his mouth has suddenly ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom Shadyac
CAST:  Jim Carrey  •  Maura Tierney  •  Justin Cooper  •  Cary Elwes

Fletcher Reede is a fast-talking attorney and habitual liar. When his son Max blows out the candles on his fifth birthday he has just one wish - that his dad will stop lying for 24 hours. When Max's wish comes true, Fletcher discovers that his mouth has suddenly ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom Shadyac
CAST:  Jim Carrey  •  Maura Tierney  •  Justin Cooper  •  Cary Elwes

Man on the Moon (1999)

The story of the life and career of eccentric avant-garde comedian, Andy Kaufman.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Miloš Forman
CAST:  Jim Carrey  •  Courtney Love  •  Bob Zmuda  •  Danny DeVito

The story of the life and career of eccentric avant-garde comedian, Andy Kaufman.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Miloš Forman
CAST:  Jim Carrey  •  Courtney Love  •  Bob Zmuda  •  Danny DeVito

Me, Myself & Irene (2000)

Rhode Island State Trooper Charlie Baileygates has a multiple personality disorder. One personality is crazy and aggressive, while the other is more friendly and laid back. Both of these personalities fall in love with the same woman named Irene after Charlie loses ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bobby Farrelly  •  Peter Farrelly
CAST:  Jim Carrey  •  Renée Zellweger  •  Anthony Anderson  •  Robert Forster

Rhode Island State Trooper Charlie Baileygates has a multiple personality disorder. One personality is crazy and aggressive, while the other is more friendly and laid back. Both of these personalities fall in love with the same woman named Irene after Charlie loses ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bobby Farrelly  •  Peter Farrelly
CAST:  Jim Carrey  •  Renée Zellweger  •  Anthony Anderson  •  Robert Forster

Simon Birch (1998)

Simon Birch and Joe Wenteworth are boys who have a reputation for being oddballs. Joe never knew his father, and his mother, Rebecca, is keeping her lips sealed no matter how much he protests. Simon, meanwhile, is an 11-year-old dwarf whose outsize personality ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Steven Johnson
CAST:  Jim Carrey  •  Ashley Judd  •  Ian Michael Smith  •  Joseph Mazzello

Simon Birch and Joe Wenteworth are boys who have a reputation for being oddballs. Joe never knew his father, and his mother, Rebecca, is keeping her lips sealed no matter how much he protests. Simon, meanwhile, is an 11-year-old dwarf whose outsize personality ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Steven Johnson
CAST:  Jim Carrey  •  Ashley Judd  •  Ian Michael Smith  •  Joseph Mazzello

The Cable Guy (1996)

When recently single Steven moves into his new apartment, cable guy Chip comes to hook him up—and doesn't let go. Initially, Chip is just overzealous in his desire to be Steven's pal, but when Steven tries to end the 'friendship', Chip shows his dark side. He ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ben Stiller
CAST:  Jim Carrey  •  Matthew Broderick  •  Leslie Mann  •  Jack Black

When recently single Steven moves into his new apartment, cable guy Chip comes to hook him up—and doesn't let go. Initially, Chip is just overzealous in his desire to be Steven's pal, but when Steven tries to end the 'friendship', Chip shows his dark side. He ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ben Stiller
CAST:  Jim Carrey  •  Matthew Broderick  •  Leslie Mann  •  Jack Black

The Dead Pool (1988)

Dirty Harry Callahan returns for his final film adventure. Together with his partner Al Quan, he must investigate the systematic murder of actors and musicians. By the time Harry learns that the murders are a part of a sick game to predict the deaths of celebrities ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Buddy Van Horn
CAST:  Clint Eastwood  •  Patricia Clarkson  •  Liam Neeson  •  Evan C. Kim

Dirty Harry Callahan returns for his final film adventure. Together with his partner Al Quan, he must investigate the systematic murder of actors and musicians. By the time Harry learns that the murders are a part of a sick game to predict the deaths of celebrities ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Buddy Van Horn
CAST:  Clint Eastwood  •  Patricia Clarkson  •  Liam Neeson  •  Evan C. Kim

The Majestic (2001)

Set in 1951, a blacklisted Hollywood writer gets into a car accident, loses his memory and settles down in a small town where he is mistaken for a long-lost son.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Darabont
CAST:  Jim Carrey  •  Martin Landau  •  Laurie Holden  •  David Ogden Stiers

Set in 1951, a blacklisted Hollywood writer gets into a car accident, loses his memory and settles down in a small town where he is mistaken for a long-lost son.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Darabont
CAST:  Jim Carrey  •  Martin Landau  •  Laurie Holden  •  David Ogden Stiers
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