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LEMONY SNICKET'S A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS

JIM CARREY (Count Olaf) is currently in production on the comedy "Fun with Dick and Jane,” directed by Dean Parisot and also starring Tea Leoni. He most recently starred opposite Kate Winslet in the popular drama "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind,” written by Charlie Kaufman ("Adaptation”) and directed by Michael Gondry ("Human Nature”).

In 2003, Carrey starred in the hugely successful comedy "Bruce Almighty,” which reunited him with director Tom Shadyac ("Ace Ventura: Pet Detective” and "Liar Liar”) and writer Steve Oedekerk ("Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls”).

In 2001, Carrey starred in the Castle Rock feature "The Majestic,” directed by Frank Darabont. and in 2000, he had the distinction of appearing in the year's highest grossing film "How the Grinch Stole Christmas.” He was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Actor for his portrayal of the Grinch, as well as a People's Choice Award in the category of Favorite Motion Picture Star in a Comedy.

In the summer of 2000, Carrey reunited with directors Peter and Bobby Farrelly for the comedy "Me, Myself and Irene,” for which he received an MTV Movie Award nomination in the category of Best Comedic Performance for his portrayal of a split personality. Also in 2000. he won his second Golden Globe for Best Actor for his portrayal of Andy Kaufman in the film "Man on the Moon,” the first having been for his starring role in the critically acclaimed "The Truman Show,” the 1999 film which marked Carrey's first award for a dramatic role. In 2000, he was also named "Male Star of the Year” at ShoWest.

In 1997. Carrey received a Golden Globe nomination for "Liar Liar,” just as he had for his role in 1995's hit "The Mask.”

Born January 17, 1962 in Newmarket, Ontario, Carrey knew by age three that show business was in his blood. At age 15, Carrey took off for Toronto to perform at Yuk Yuks, the famous comedy club. Following the performance, his career took off and for the next few years he worked in comedy clubs all over Canada. In 1981, at age 19, he moved to Los Angeles and immediately became a regular at Mitzi Shore's Comedy Store, where he attracted the attention of comedy legend Rodney Dangerfield, who asked him to tour with him.

1982 proved to be a magical year for Carrey when MTM cast him as the star of their NBC series "The Duck Factory.” Although the series only lasted 13 weeks, Carrey's work left a lasting impression in Hollywood. The next year he landed the lead role in the feature film "Once Bitten,” starring Lauren Hutton. He followed that film with roles in Francis Ford Coppola's "Peggy Sue Got Married,” and the Geena Davis comedy "Earth Girls Are Easy.” In 1988, Carrey made a brief, but memorable, appearance as Johnny Squares, the self-destructive rock star in Clint Eastwood's "The Dead Pool.”

In 1990, Carrey joined the cast of Fox Television's ensemble comedy hit "In Living Color.” The following year, his first Showtime Special, entitled "Jim Carrey's Unnatural Act,” premiered to rave reviews. He followed the special's success with a starring role as an alcoholic trying to cope with life in Fox's Emmy-nominated movie of the week "Doing Time on Maple Drive.”

In 1994, after several successful seasons on "In Living Color,” Carrey once again branched out into feature films by accepting the lead role in the Warner Bros. comedy "Ace Ventura: Pet Detective.” Carrey's no-holds-barred performance made him an instant sensation. He followed that success with the action-fantasy "The Mask,” and the Farrelly brothers' "Dumb and Dumber,” opposite Jeff Daniels.

In 1995, Carrey starred as the Riddler in the blockbuster sequel "Batman Forever.” The following year he went on to star in "Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls,” continuing the misadventures of the world's favorite pet detective, and then starred in the dark comedy "The Cable Guy.” Universal Pictures' hit "

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