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JIM CARREY (Dick Harper) will next star in New Line's psychological thriller The Number 23 for director Joel Schumacher. Following that he will co-star with Ben Stiller in the 20th Century Fox comedy Used Guys. Jay Roach will direct. Carrey most recently starred as Count Olaf in Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events and the acclaimed drama Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind opposite Kate Winslet. He previously starred in the hit comedy Bruce Almighty, which has earned over $470 million worldwide and was one of the highest grossing films of 2003. The film reunited Carrey with director Tom Shadyac with whom he worked on Ace Ventura: Pet Detective and Liar Liar as well as writer Steve Oedekerk who scripted Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls.

In 2001, Carrey starred in The Majestic for director Frank Darabont. In 2000, he had the distinction of starring in the year's highest grossing film, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, which earned him a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy, as well as a People's Choice Award in the category of Favorite Motion Picture Star in a Comedy.

In summer 2000, Carrey reunited with directors Peter and Bobby Farrelly for the romantic comedy Me, Myself and Irene, for which he received an MTV Award nomination for Best Comedic Performance for his portrayal of a man with a split personality. He won the Golden Globe that year for his portrayal of comedian Andy Kaufman in the bio-pic Man on the Moon as well as being named Male Star of the Year at ShoWest.

Carrey had previously won a Golden Globe Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama for his role in the critically acclaimed The Truman Show. Other Golden Globe nominations include Best Actor in a Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy for Liar Liar and The Mask.

Born on January 17, 1962 in Newmarket, Ontario, Jim Carrey knew by the age of three that he wanted to be a performer. At age 15, Carrey took off for Toronto to perform at Yuk Yuks, a famous comedy club. For the next few years, he worked in comedy clubs all over Canada. In 1981, at age 19, he packed his belongings and moved to Los Angeles. Carrey immediately became a regular at Mitzi Shore's Comedy Store, attracting the attention of comedy legend Rodney Dangerfield, who was so impressed with the young comic that they began touring together.

In 1982, Carrey was cast in the MTM series "Duck Factory.” Although the series lasted only 13 weeks, Carrey's work left a lasting impression. The next year, he landed a role in Once Bitten starring with Lauren Hutton. He followed that with parts 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.” In November of the following year, his first Showtime Special, "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 again returned to feature films with the title role in Ace Ventura: Pet Detective. The movie made him an instant sensation and was the surprise hit of the year. Carrey followed that success in the summer of 1994 by starring in the actionfantasy The Mask, based on the best-selling Dark Horse comic book series of the same name. The film grossed in excess of $100 million dollars domestically. That same year, he starred opposite Jeff Daniels in another hit movie, the Farrelly brothers' farce Dumb and Dumber.

Carrey starred as The Ridd


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