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Bio For: Jim Carrey
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Award-winning actor JIM CARREY (Colonel Stars and Stripes) has been honored for both his dramatic and comedic work. Carrey won a Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture -- Drama, for playing the title role in Peter Weir's The Truman Show. He won his second Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Motion Picture -- Musical or Comedy, for his portrayal of comedian Andy Kaufman in Milos Forman's Man on the Moon. Carrey has been recognized numerous times by the MTV Movie Awards, People's Choice Awards and the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards.

Carrey was recently seen in the New Line Cinema comedy The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, opposite Steve Carell and Steve Buscemi. The film follows magicians Burt Wonderstone (Carell) and partner Anton Marvelton (Buscemi), who, after ruling the Las Vegas strip for years, have grown to loathe each other. With their show looking stale and facing competition from guerilla street magician Steve Gray (Carrey), Burt and Anton must work to save their partnership, both on and off stage.

Carrey's other credits include the family comedy Mr. Popper's Penguins and director Robert Zemekis' adaptation of Charles Dickens' classic tale "A Christmas Carol," in which Carrey portrayed Ebenezer Scrooge, as well as the three ghosts that haunt him. He also starred in I Love You Phillip Morris, a dark comedy written and directed by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa, and director Peyton Reed's romantic comedy Yes Man, opposite Zooey Deschanel.

Previously, Carrey lent his voice to the title character of the CGI-animated film version of Dr. Seuss' "Horton Hears a Who!," which was a blockbuster hit. He also starred opposite Virginia Madsen in the psychological thriller The Number 23, directed by Joel Schumacher; opposite Tea Leoni in the hit 2005 comedy Fun With Dick and Jane, directed by Dean Parisot and produced by Brian Grazer; in Lemony Snicket's a Series of Unfortunate Events, based on the children's book series by Daniel Handler; and in the critically acclaimed drama Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, for which he received Golden Globe and BAFTA Award nominations for Best Actor.

In 2003, Carrey starred in the hugely successful comedy Bruce Almighty, one of the highest-grossing films of the year. Bruce Almighty also marked his third successful collaboration with director Tom Shadyac, who had earlier directed him in the hit comedies Ace Ventura: Pet Detective and Liar Liar, the latter of which garnered Carrey a Golden Globe nomination. In 2001, he starred in The Majestic, and in 2000, Carrey had the distinction of starring in the year's highest-grossing film, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, based on the Dr. Seuss classic. His performance as the Grinch brought him a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor in a Motion Picture -- Comedy or Musical. That summer, Carrey also appeared in the Farrelly brothers' comedy Me, Myself & Irene. In 2000, he was named Male Star of the Year at the ShoWest Awards.

Carrey was previously named the ShoWest Comedy Star of the Year in 1995 for his breakout roles in the comedy hits Dumb & Dumber, his first film for writers/ directors Peter and Bobby Farrelly; Ace Ventura: Pet Detective; and The Mask, for which Carrey received his first Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor in a Motion Picture -- Comedy or Musical.

Born in Newmarket, a town in Ontario, Canada, Carrey began his career as a stand-up comic while in his teens. He moved to Los Angeles at the age of 19 and immediately became a regular at Mitzi Shore's Comedy Store, attracting the attention of comedy legend Rodney Dangerfield. Dangerfield was so impressed with the young comic that they began touring together. In 1984, Carrey was cast on the NBC series The Duck Factory. The next year, he landed his first lead film role in the feature Once Bitten, which starred Lauren Hutton. He followed that with roles in Francis Ford Coppola's Peggy Sue Got Married and the comedy Earth Girls Are Easy, with Geena Davis. In 1988, Carrey made a brief, but memorable, appearance as self-destructive rock star Johnny Squares in Clint Eastwood's The Dead Pool.

In 1990, Carrey joined the cast of FOX's hit ensemble comedy In Living Color. In November 1991, his first Showtime special, Jim Carrey's Unnatural Act, premiered to rave reviews. He followed with a starring role as an alcoholic trying to cope with life in the Primetime Emmy-nominated telefilm Doing Time on Maple Drive.

In 1994, after several successful seasons on In Living Color, Carrey gained international attention when he starred in the title role of the smash hit comedy Ace Ventura: Pet Detective. His subsequent film credits include the sequel, Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls; the dual role of Riddler/Dr. Edward Nygma in Joel Schumacher's Batman Forever; and The Cable Guy, directed by Ben Stiller.

Movies For: Jim Carrey
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19 Movies: Pg 1 of 1 Show:
KICK-ASS 2 (R) On Video: 12/17/2013 At Theaters: 8/16/2013
THE INCREDIBLE BURT WONDERSTONE (PG-13) On Video: 6/25/2013 At Theaters: 3/15/2013
MR. POPPER'S PENGUINS (PG) On Video: 12/6/2011 At Theaters: 6/17/2011
I LOVE YOU PHILLIP MORRIS (R) On Video: 4/5/2011 At Theaters: 12/3/2010
DISNEY'S A CHRISTMAS CAROL (PG) On Video: 11/16/2010 At Theaters: 11/6/2009
UNDER THE SEA 3D (G) On Video: 3/30/2010 At Theaters: 2/13/2009
YES MAN (PG-13) On Video: 4/7/2009 At Theaters: 12/19/2008
DR. SEUSS' HORTON HEARS A WHO! (G) On Video: 12/9/2008 At Theaters: 3/14/2008
THE NUMBER 23 (R) On Video: 7/24/2007 At Theaters: 2/23/2007
FUN WITH DICK AND JANE (PG-13) On Video: 4/11/2006 At Theaters: 12/21/2005
LEMONY SNICKET'S A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS (PG) On Video: 4/26/2005 At Theaters: 12/17/2004
ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND (R) On Video: 9/28/2004 At Theaters: 3/19/2004
BRUCE ALMIGHTY (PG-13) On Video: 11/25/2003 At Theaters: 5/23/2003
THE MAJESTIC (PG) On Video: 6/18/2002 At Theaters: 12/21/2001
DR. SEUSS' HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS (PG) On Video: 11/20/2001 At Theaters: 11/17/2000
ME, MYSELF AND IRENE (R) On Video: 1/9/2001 At Theaters: 6/23/2000
MAN ON THE MOON (R) On Video: 5/30/2000 At Theaters: 12/22/1999
THE TRUMAN SHOW (PG) On Video: 1/12/1999 At Theaters: 6/5/1998
LIAR LIAR (PG-13) On Video: 9/30/1997 At Theaters: 3/21/1997
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