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JIM CARREY (Truman Burbank) has created some of the most popular and entertaining characters in modern film history. In his most recent success, "Liar, Liar," Carrey starred as a compulsive liar who is compelled to tell the truth for 24 hours as a condition of his young son's birthday wish. "Liar, Liar" had its record-breaking launch on March 18th, 1997 and ultimately surpassed the $150 million mark at the domestic box office. His five previous films - "Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, "The Mask," "Batman Forever," "Dumb and Dumber," "Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls" have all conquered the global box office, with the last four exceeding the $100 million mark in domestic grosses alone. With the 1996 release of "The Cable Guy," Carrey's worldwide box-office exceeded the $1 billion mark. The actor's unique combination of improvisation, mimicry and innovation with an outrageous style of physical comedy has captured the attention of film audiences throughout the world.

Carrey began his professional career as a stand-up comedian and found success on television before breaking through into motion pictures with the blockbuster hit "Ace Ventura: Pet Detective" in 1994.

Carrey was born in Newmarket, Ontario, Canada and began performing in Toronto comedy clubs at age 15. He moved to Los Angeles in 1981 and soon became a regular performer at the famed Comedy Store. The following year, he won a starring role on the NBC-TV series "Duck Factory" and moved into film work with his first starring role opposite Lauren Hutton in the vampire comedy "Once Bitten." Several more roles followed in the films "The Dead Pool," "Earth Girls Are Easy" and "Peggy Sue Got Married."

Carrey then juggled film and television work with comedy performances, joining the ensemble cast of the Fox Network hit series "In Living Color," and starring as the alcoholic son in a dysfunctional family in the Fox TV drama "Doing Time on Maple Drive." During his years on "In Living Color," Carrey created numerous memorable characters, including the strangely destructive Fire Marshal Bill. He also starred in the Showtime special "Jim Carrey's Unnatural Act," which highlighted his stand-up comedy routines.

After the success of "Dumb and Dumber" in 1995, Carrey was voted NATO/ShoWest Comedy Star of The Year, and "Dumb and Dumber" was voted Favorite Film by The People's Choice Awards. That same year, Carrey was nominated for the People's Choice Award for Favorite Actor in a Comedy Motion Picture, an honor he won that year for "Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls." Carrey has been nominated for several other major awards, including the Golden Globe Award for "The Mask" and multiple MTV Movie Award nominations.


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