THE TRUMAN SHOW
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"
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
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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