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JIM CARREY (Mr. Popper) recently starred in the dark comedy "I Love You Phillip Morris," for which he received critical acclaim. In the film, Carrey stars as a family man whose exploits in white-collar crime land him in a Texas prison, where he falls in love with his cell mate (Ewan McGregor).

Carrey was seen during the 2009 holiday season as Ebenezer Scrooge in Robert Zemeckis' "A Christmas Carol,” an adaptation of the Charles Dickens tale for Walt Disney Pictures, which was shot with "performance capture/Disney digital 3-D" animation. 

In 2008 Carrey starred opposite Zooey Deschanel and Bradley Cooper in the hit Warner Bros. comedy "Yes Man,” in which Carrey portrays a man who decides to change his life by saying yes to absolutely everything that comes his way.  Carrey was also heard as the voice of Horton the Elephant in the blockbuster hit "Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears A Who!” Twentieth Century Fox's CG animated feature film version of Dr. Seuss' classic book. 

In 2007 Carrey starred opposite Virginia Madsen in the New Line psychological thriller "The Number 23,” directed by Joel Schumacher.  In 2005 he starred opposite Téa Leoni in the highly successful Columbia Pictures/Sony comedy "Fun With Dick And Jane,” directed by Dean Parisot and produced by Brian Grazer.  In 2004 Carrey starred in the Paramount Pictures film "Lemony Snicket's A Series Of Unfortunate Events,” based on the children's book series by Daniel Handler, as well as the critically acclaimed Focus Features' drama "Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind.” 

In 2003, Carrey starred in the hugely successful Universal Pictures' comedy "Bruce Almighty,” directed by Tom Shadyac, which made over $470 million dollars worldwide, becoming one of the highest grossing films of that year. 

In 2001, Carrey starred in the Castle Rock feature "The Majestic,” directed by Frank Darabont, and in 2000 Carrey had the distinction of appearing in the year's highest grossing film – Universal Pictures' "How The Grinch Stole Christmas.”  He was nominated for a Golden Globe® in the category of Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy 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 Farrelly and Bobby Farrelly for the Twentieth Century Fox comedy "Me, Myself and Irene,” for which Carrey received an MTV Movie Award™ nomination in the category of Best Comedic Performance for his portrayal of a man with a split personality.  Carrey also won the Golden Globe in 2000 for Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy for his portrayal of Andy Kaufman in the 1999 film "Man on the Moon.”  He had won a Golden Globe Award the previous year for Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama for his role in the critically acclaimed film "The Truman Show.”  The 1999 Golden Globe win marked Carrey's first award for a dramatic role.  He also received a Golden Globe nomination in 1997 for Best Actor in a Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for "Liar, Liar,” the same category in which he was nominated in 1995 for "The Mask.”  In 2000, he was named Male Star of the Year at ShoWest.      

Born in Ontario, Carrey took off at age fifteen for Toronto, where he began performing as a stand-up comic, and soon appeared in comedy clubs all over Canada.  At nineteen, he relocated to Los Angeles, where his performances attracted the attention of comedy legend Rodney Dangerfield, who was so impressed with the young comic that they began touring together. 

In 1982 MTM cast Carrey as the star of their NBC series "Duck Factory,” which led to the lead role the following year in the feature film "Once Bitten,” starring Lauren Hutton.  Carrey 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 the Clint Eastwood film "The Dead Pool.” 

In 1990, Carrey joined the cast of FBC's ensemble comedy hit "In Living Color.”  In November of 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 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 portrayal of Ace Ventura made him an instant sensation and the film was a hit.  Carrey followed that success in the summer of 1994 by starring in the title role of the action-fantasy "The Mask,” which went on to gross over $100 million domestically, winning spectacular reviews for Carrey.   That same year he starred opposite Jeff Daniels in the Farrelly brothers' film "Dumb and Dumber.”  Carrey starred as the Riddler/Edward Nygma in the 1995 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 Columbia Pictures' "The Cable Guy,” and Universal Pictures' hit "Liar, Liar,” which opened to record breaking numbers in 1997, earning over $100 million in box office.  Carrey's triumphant triple play earned him the honor of NATO/ShoWest Comedy Star of the Year.

Carrey recently established The Better U Foundation (www.betterufoundation.org), with the goal of promoting transformational and sustainable ideas that can improve the lives of people around the world. 

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