Jim Carrey filmography

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Jim Carrey filmography
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Carrey at the Yes Man premiere, 2008

Filmography:
Feature films 40
Television films 3
Television series 9
Documentaries 14
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Jim Carrey

The filmography of Canadian American actor Jim Carrey comprises both film and television roles. He has appeared in over thirty-eight feature films, and ten television movies and TV series. He is one of the top-25 highest-grossing actors of all time with over $2.4 billion total box office gross and an average of $94.5 million per film.[1] He has been involved with thirteen films that grossed over $200 million at the worldwide box office, the highest grossing of which was 2000's How the Grinch Stole Christmas.[2]

In 1984, Carrey gained his first lead role in the short-lived series The Duck Factory, playing a young cartoonist and his first starring role proper in Once Bitten, a comedy horror movie with Lauren Hutton as a vampire countess and Jim playing as her victim. He landed supporting roles in several films: Peggy Sue Got Married, The Dead Pool, and Earth Girls Are Easy.

Carrey’s real breakthrough came in 1994 when he was given the leading role in in Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, in which he played a goof-ball detective specialized in crimes involving animals. The film would go on to earn over $72 million at the box office.[3] He followed this up with another two commercial successes: The Mask, in which he played a mild-mannered bank clerk who transformed into a wise-cracking superhero when he puts on a magical mask, and Dumb and Dumber where he and Jeff Daniels played a pair of childish men who come into possession of a suitcase full of money. The films ended up grossing $120 million and $127 million, respectively, and established Carrey as a star.[4][5] His next projects included Batman Forever, Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls in which he reprised his famed role, The Cable Guy and Liar Liar.

He gained critical acclaim in 1998's satirical comedy-drama film The Truman Show, in which he played Truman Burbank, a man whose life was, unbeknownst to him, a top-rating reality television show. The film was highly praised and led many to believe he would be nominated for an Oscar, but instead he picked up his first Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama.[6]

He returned to comedy in 2000 reteaming with the Farrelly brothers for Me, Myself and Irene, it received mixed reviews but enjoyed box office success.[7][8] That same year, Carrey also appeared in his most financially successful film to date, The Grinch Who Stole Christmas.[9] He again turned a serious side for Frank Darabont's The Majestic.

For his next feature film, Carrey starred opposite Jennifer Aniston and Morgan Freeman in Tom Shadyac's international hit comedy Bruce Almighty, portraying a TV newsman who unexpectedly receives God's omnipotent abilities when the deity decides to take a vacation. In 2004, he took a role in the critically lauded art-house film Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, written by acclaimed screenwriter Charlie Kaufmann and directed by the innovative Michael Gondry.[10] Carrey starred opposite Kate Winslet as a man pursued through his memories as they are erased. He received his fourth Golden Globe Award nomination, and was also nominated for his first BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role. Among his films in the 2000s were Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events, Fun with Dick and Jane, The Number 23, Horton Hears a Who!, Yes Man, I Love You Phillip Morris and A Christmas Carol.

In 2011 he starred in Mr. Popper's Penguins as a divorced real estate entrepreneur who becomes the caretaker of a family of penguins, and as a street-magician in The Incredible Burt Wonderstone.

Mostly recently, Carrey starred in Jeff Wadlow's Kick-Ass 2, where he portrayed Colonel Stars and Stripes.[11] He also had a cameo in Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues. In his next project he will be reprising the role of Lloyd Christmas in Dumb and Dumber To, where he'll be working again with the Farrelly brothers and Jeff Daniels. [12]

Films[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1983 The Sex and Violence Family Hour Various Direct-to-video
1983 Copper Mountain Bobby Todd
1983 All in Good Taste Ralph Parker
1984 Finders Keepers Lane Bidlekoff
1985 Once Bitten Mark Kendall
1986 Peggy Sue Got Married Walter Getz
1988 The Dead Pool Johnny Squares Credited as James Carrey
1989 Earth Girls Are Easy Wiploc
1989 Pink Cadillac Lounge Entertainer Credited as James Carrey
1991 High Strung Death Uncredited
1992 The Itsy Bitsy Spider The Exterminator (voice) Short film
Credited as James Carrey
1994 Ace Ventura: Pet Detective Ace Ventura Also co-writer
1994 The Mask Stanley Ipkiss/The Mask
1994 Dumb and Dumber Lloyd Christmas
1995 Batman Forever Dr. Edward Nygma/Riddler
1995 Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls Ace Ventura
1996 The Cable Guy Cable Guy
1997 Liar Liar Fletcher Reede
1998 The Truman Show Truman Burbank
1998 Simon Birch Adult Joe Wenteworth
1999 Man on the Moon Andy Kaufman/Tony Clifton
2000 Me, Myself & Irene Charlie Baileygates/Hank Evans
2000 Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas The Grinch
2001 The Majestic Peter Appleton
2003 Pecan Pie The Driver Short film
2003 Bruce Almighty Bruce Nolan Also producer
2004 Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Joel Barish
2004 Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events Count Olaf
2005 Fun with Dick and Jane Richard 'Dick' Harper Also producer
2007 The Number 23 Walter Sparrow / Fingerling
2008 Horton Hears a Who! Horton (voice)
2008 Yes Man Carl Allen
2009 I Love You Phillip Morris Steven Jay Russell
2009 A Christmas Carol Ebenezer Scrooge / Ghost of Christmas Past /
Ghost of Christmas Present / Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come (voices)
2011 Mr. Popper's Penguins Tom Popper
2013 The Incredible Burt Wonderstone Steve Gray
2013 Kick-Ass 2 Colonel Stars and Stripes
2013 Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues Scott Reils, the CBC News anchor Uncredited cameo
2014 Dumb and Dumber To Lloyd Christmas

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1980 The All-Night Show Additional voices
1983 Rubberface Tony Moroni Movie
1984 Buffalo Bill Jerry Lewis Impersonator Episode: "Jerry Lewis Week" (uncredited)
1984 The Duck Factory Skip Tarkenton 13 episodes
1989 Mike Hammer: Murder Takes All Brad Peters Movie
1990–1994 In Living Color Various 139 episodes (credited as James Carrey)
1991 Jim Carrey: The Un-Natural Act[13] Himself Special
Also producer and writer
1992 Doing Time on Maple Drive Tim Carter Movie
1992 Sesame Street Mr. Funny Man Episode: "3023"
1996, 2011 Saturday Night Live Host 2 episodes
1998 The Larry Sanders Show Himself Episode: "Flip"
2003 Saturday Night Live Himself Episode: "Christopher Walken/Foo Fighters"
2011 The Office Finger Lakes guy Episode: "Search Committee"
2012 30 Rock Himself/Dave Williams Episode: "Leap Day"

Documentaries[edit]

Release Documentary Role Director(s)
Year Month Day
1991 N/A Jim Carrey: The Un-Natural Act Himself Michael French [14]
1994 May 24 Masters of Illusion: The Wizards of Special Effects Himself Gary R. Benz [15]
1995 March 29 A Comedy Salute to Andy Kaufman Himself Ellen Brown [16]
1995 November 08 Jim Carrey Spotlight Himself N/A [17]
1998 N/A Junket Whore Himself Debbie Melnyk [18]
1998 November 12 In My Life Himself Alan Benson [19]
1999 N/A Pesel Ha'Zahav Himself Ori Inbar [20]
1999 June 15 AFI's 100 Years... 100 Stars: America's Greatest Screen Legends Himself Gary Smith [21]
2000 November N/A Jim Carrey Uncensored Himself David P. Levin [22]
2001 September 21 America: A Tribute to Heroes Himself Joel Gallen [23]
2001 October 20 The Concert for New York City Himself Louis J. Horvitz [24]
2009 February 13 Under the Sea 3D Narrator Howard Hall [25]
2011 August 18 Conan O'Brien Can't Stop Narrator Rodman Flender [26]
2011 September 10 The Love We Make Narrator Bradley Kaplan [27]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "People Index." Box Office Mojo.
  2. ^ "Jim Carrey's profile at Box Office Mojo". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved September 4, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994) > Summary > Domestic Total Gross". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved September 3, 2013. 
  4. ^ "The Mask (1994) > Summary > Domestic Total Gross". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved September 3, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Dumb and Dumber (1994) > Summary > Domestic Total Gross". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved September 3, 2013. 
  6. ^ Svetkey, Benjamin (June 5, 1998). "The Truman Pro". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved September 4, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Me, Myself & Irene Movie Reviews, Pictures". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved September 3, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Me, Myself & Irene (2000) > Summary > Domestic Total Gross". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved September 3, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000) > Summary > Domestic Total Gross". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved September 3, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Movie Reviews, Pictures". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved September 3, 2013. 
  11. ^ "Jim Carrey Confirmed for ‘Kick-Ass 2′ as The Colonel". Screenrant.com. Retrieved September 4, 2013. 
  12. ^ "Jeff Daniels Says ‘Dumb & Dumber 2′ is Still Alive". Screenrant.com. Retrieved September 4, 2013. 
  13. ^ Jim Carrey filmography at the Internet Movie Database
  14. ^ "Jim Carrey: The Un-Natural Act (1991) > Details > Full Cast & Crew > Release dates". IMDb. Retrieved September 4, 2013. 
  15. ^ "Masters of Illusion: The Wizards of Special Effects (1994) > Details > Full Cast & Crew > Release dates". IMDb. Retrieved September 4, 2013. 
  16. ^ "A Comedy Salute to Andy Kaufman (1995) > Details > Full Cast & Crew > Release dates". IMDb. Retrieved September 4, 2013. 
  17. ^ "Jim Carrey Spotlight (1995) > Details > Full Cast & Crew > Release dates". IMDb. Retrieved September 4, 2013. 
  18. ^ "Junket Whore (1998) > Details > Full Cast & Crew > Release dates". IMDb. Retrieved September 4, 2013. 
  19. ^ "In My Life (1998) > Details > Full Cast & Crew > Release dates". IMDb. Retrieved September 4, 2013. 
  20. ^ "Pesel Ha'Zahav (1999) > Details > Full Cast & Crew > Release dates". IMDb. Retrieved September 4, 2013. 
  21. ^ "AFI's 100 Years... 100 Stars: America's Greatest Screen Legends (1999) > Details > Full Cast & Crew > Release dates". IMDb. Retrieved September 4, 2013. 
  22. ^ "Jim Carrey Uncensored (2000) > Details > Full Cast & Crew > Release dates". IMDb. Retrieved September 4, 2013. 
  23. ^ "America: A Tribute to Heroes (2001) > Details > Full Cast & Crew > Release dates". IMDb. Retrieved September 4, 2013. 
  24. ^ "The Concert for New York City (2001) > Details > Full Cast & Crew > Release dates". IMDb. Retrieved September 4, 2013. 
  25. ^ "Under the Sea 3D (2009) > Details > Full Cast & Crew > Release dates". IMDb. Retrieved September 4, 2013. 
  26. ^ "Conan O'Brien Can't Stop (2011) > Details > Full Cast & Crew > Release dates". IMDb. Retrieved September 4, 2013. 
  27. ^ "The Love We Make (2011) > Details > Full Cast & Crew > Release dates". IMDb. Retrieved September 4, 2013. 
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