JIM CARREY (Peter Appleton) joins "The Majestic" fresh from his Golden Globe nominated performance in Ron Howard's "How the Grinch Stole Christmas," last year's highest earning film release. The recent DVD and home video release of the film broke sale records itself, making it the biggest holiday title of all time.
Carrey's Midas touch onscreen has also led to outstanding box-office returns for such films as "Liar, Liar," "Ace Ventura: Pet
Ventura: When Nature Calls," "The Cable Guy," "Batman Forever," "The
Mask," "Dumb and Dumber" and "Me, Myself & Irene," the latter two for the Farrelly Bros.
To complement his commercial success as a comedic performer, Carrey won two consecutive Golden Globe Awards from the
H.F.P.A. for works of a different tone — his title role in Peter Weir's critically- acclaimed, Academy Award® nominated fable,
"The Truman Show," and his amazing personification of comedian Andy Kaufman in Milos Forman's "Man on the Moon." He also collected two previous Golden Globe nominations for "Liar, Liar" and "The Mask."
One of the industry's most accomplished talents, Carrey has also been recognized for his work by the
National Association of Theater Owners, who elected him ShoWest 'Comedy Star of the Year' in 1995. He returned to Las Vegas last year as NATO's ShoWest 'Male Star of the Year.' He recently won a People's Choice Award for "Man on the Moon," and picked up his first honor in 1996 for
"Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls"
following his prior nomination for "Dumb and Dumber." He has also been nominated for several other acting honors, and has won eight MTV Movie Awards, most recently for "The Truman Show." He earned two more MTV nominations for his work in "The
Grinch" and "Me, Myself& Irene."
Carrey began his performing career over twenty years ago in Toronto's comedy clubs, venues that starkly contrast his latest screen triumphs. 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 Los Angeles, 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 thirteen 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 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 talents on his first cable special, "Jim Carrey's Unnatural Act," before portraying the role of an alcoholic son in the Emmy-nominated TV drama, "Doing Time on Maple Drive." Carrey next joined the ensemble cast of the acclaimed FOX-TV comedy sketch show, "In Living Color," where he created a memorable cast of characters, most notably the hilarious Fire Marshall Bill.
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