ME, MYSELF AND IRENE
JIM CARREY (Charlie / Hank) reunites with the Farrelly Brothers after his star turn as Lloyd Christmas, the dog groomer who embarks on a cross-country trip to return a suspicious briefcase to a beautiful woman in the 1994 comedy hit "Dumb and Dumber."
In addition to his first foray with the Farrellys, his Midas Touch onscreen has also led to outstanding
box-office returns for such films as "Liar, Liar," "Ace Ventura: Pet Detective," "Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls," "The Cable Guy," "Batman Forever" and "The Mask."
To complement his commercial success as a comedic performer, Carrey recently won the Golden Globe Award as Best Actor in a Motion Picture Comedy or Musical for his interpretation of comedian Andy Kaufman in Milos Forman's "Man On the Moon." He also nabbed a Golden Globe for his work in Peter Weir's critically-acclaimed "The Truman Show" (after two previous nominations in the Musical/Comedy category for "Liar, Liar" and "The Mask").
Carrey next will star in the title role of Ron Howard's live-action/animated adaptation of the Dr. Seuss classic "How the Grinch Stole Christmas."
Carrey began his performing career over twenty years ago in Toronto's comedy clubs, venues that starkly contrast with his latest screen triumphs. The Newmarket, Ontario native left school at age
15, driving 100 miles nightly to Toronto to perfect his craft. After prevailing on Canada's comedy circuit over a four-year period, he relocated to Los Angeles and became a fixture at Mitzi Shore's Comedy Store on the famed Sunset Strip.
Soon after his arrival in L.A., Carrey moved from stage to screen when he landed a starring role on the short-lived NBC sitcom, "The Duck Factory." Although the series lasted only 13 weeks, Carrey's talent left a lasting impression, and he quickly moved from the small screen to movies with a starring role opposite Lauren Hutton in the horror satire, "Once Bitten." He landed supporting roles in such features as Francis Ford Coppola's "Peggy Sue Got Married," the comedy "Earth Girls Are Easy" and the final installment of the Dirty Harry film series, "The Dead Pool" in which he played a self-destructive rock star.
He juggled film and television work, showcasing his stand-up talents on his first cable
special, "Jim Carrey's Unnatural Act," before portraying the role of an alcoholic son in the Emmy®-nominated drama, "Doing Time on Maple Drive." Carrey next joined the ensemble cast of the acclaimed Fox comedy series "In Living Color," where he created a cast of memorable characters, including the hilarious Fire Marshall Bill.
Carrey was voted NATO/ShoWest Comedy Star of the Year in 1995 after the success of "Dumb and Dumber." He received the ShoWest's Male Star of the Year Award in 2000. "Dumb and Dumber" also won the People's Choice Award, with Carrey nominated as Favorite Actor in A Comedy Motion Picture. He won the same honor a year later for "Ace Ventura:
When Nature Calls." Carrey has been nominated for several other acting honors, and has won five MTV Movie Awards, the most recent for "The Truman Show."
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