Date of Birth : Jan 17th 1962
“In Living Color” (1990) was perhaps the turning point in his career. Now as a regular TV series cast member and the only white boy on the team, Jim had an outlet for wacky characters like Fire Marshall Bill. It only took one year to see Jim transform from TV goofball to marquis headliner. 1994 saw him star in “Ace Ventura: Pet Detective”, “The Mask” and “Dumb & Dumber”. Two divorces, a daughter and nearly 40 feature films later, Jim shows no sign of slowing down.
Carrey made headlines when it was revealed that he earned twenty million dollars for his next film, The Cable Guy (directed by Ben Stiller), a record sum for a comedy actor. The attention drawn to the paycheck, coupled with some negative reviews, and the film’s dark sensibility, all contributed to the film’s mediocre earnings, although the film is regarded as sadly underrated by a significant number of people . Carrey quickly rebounded with the successful (and lighter) Liar Liar, a return to his trademark comedy style.
In 2003, Carrey reteamed with Tom Shadyac for the financially successful comedy Bruce Almighty. Earning over $242 million in the U.S. and over $484 million worldwide, this film became the second highest grossing live-action comedy of all time.
In 2004, he played the villainous character Count Olaf in Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events, which was based on the popular children’s novels of the same name. In 2005, Carrey starred in a remake of Fun with Dick and Jane, playing Dick, a husband who loses his job after his company goes bankrupt.