Jim Carrey filmography

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Jim Carrey filmography
Jim Carrey 2008.jpg

Carrey at the Yes Man premiere, 2008

Feature films 42
Television films 3
Television series 9
Documentaries 1

The filmography of Canadian American actor and comedian Jim Carrey comprises both film and television roles. He appeared in over forty-two feature films, and ten television films and series. He is one of the top-50 highest-grossing actors of all time at the North American box office, with over $2.5 billion total gross and an average of $94.3 million per film.[1] He was involved with thirteen films that grossed over $200 million at the worldwide box office, the highest grossing one was Bruce Almighty.[2]


In 1984, Carrey gained his first lead role in the short-lived TV 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 films, such as 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 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 How the Grinch Stole Christmas.[9] He again turned a serious side for Frank Darabont's The Majestic.

In July 2002, Carrey announced he would co-star with Garry Shandling in Over the Hedge.[10] In October 2004, however, he dropped out, and was replaced with Bruce Willis.[11] For his next feature film, Carrey starred opposite Jennifer Aniston and Morgan Freeman in Tom Shadyac's international hit comedy Bruce Almighty, portraying a television newsman who unexpectedly receives God's omnipotent abilities when the deity decides to take a vacation. It remains his most financially successful film to date.[12] 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.[13] Carrey starred opposite Kate Winslet as a man pursued through his memories as they are erased.

Carrey 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. He had a cameo in Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, and reprised the role of Lloyd Christmas in Dumb and Dumber To, where he again worked with the Farrelly brothers and Jeff Daniels.[14]


Year Title Role Notes
1983 The Sex and Violence Family Hour Various roles 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
1988 Earth Girls Are Easy Wiploc
1989 Pink Cadillac Lounge Entertainer
1991 High Strung Death
1992 Itsy Bitsy Spider The Exterminator Voice
Short film
1994 Ace Ventura: Pet Detective Ace Ventura Also writer
1994 The Mask Stanley Ipkiss / The Mask
1994 Dumb and Dumber Lloyd Christmas
1995 Batman Forever Dr. Edward Nygma / The Riddler
1995 Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls Ace Ventura
1996 The Cable Guy Ernie "Chip" Douglas
1997 Liar Liar Fletcher Reede
1998 The Truman Show Truman Burbank
1998 Simon Birch Adult Joe Wenteworth
1999 Man on the Moon Andy Kaufman
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
2011 Mr. Popper's Penguins Tom Popper
2013 The Incredible Burt Wonderstone Steve Gray
2013 Kick-Ass 2 Sal Bertolinni / Colonel Stars and Stripes
2013 Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues Scott Reils Uncredited cameo[15]
2014 Dumb and Dumber To Lloyd Christmas
2016 The Bad Batch Hermit
2016 True Crimes Tadek
2017 Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond Himself Documentary


Year Title Role Notes
1980 The All-Night Show Additional voices
1983 Rubberface Tony Moroni Television film
1984 Buffalo Bill Jerry Lewis Impersonator Episode: "Jerry Lewis Week"
1984 The Duck Factory Skip Tarkenton 13 episodes
1989 Mike Hammer: Murder Takes All Brad Peters Television film
1990–1994 In Living Color Various roles 125 episodes
Credited as James Carrey
1991 Jim Carrey: The Un-Natural Act Himself Television special; also producer and writer
1992 Doing Time on Maple Drive Tim Carter Television film
1992 Sesame Street Mr. Funny Man Episode: "3023"
1996, 2011, 2014 Saturday Night Live Himself (host) 3 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 Dave Williams Episode: "Leap Day"
2015 Saturday Night Live Himself/Matthew McConaughey Episode: "Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special"
2017–present I'm Dying Up Here N/A Executive producer
2018 Kidding Jeff/Mr. Pickles Also executive producer


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  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. ^ "Jim Carrey will costar with Garry Shandling in Over the Hedge". Entertainment Weekly. July 16, 2002. Retrieved August 23, 2015. 
  11. ^ "Willis Replaces Carrey in Over the Hedge". www.awn.com. October 25, 2004. Retrieved August 23, 2015. 
  12. ^ "Bruce Almighty (2003)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved October 8, 2016. 
  13. ^ "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Movie Reviews, Pictures". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved September 3, 2013. 
  14. ^ "Jeff Daniels Says ‘Dumb & Dumber 2′ is Still Alive". Screenrant.com. Retrieved September 4, 2013. 
  15. ^ Zuckerman, Esther (December 18, 2013). "A Definitive Ranking of All the 'Anchorman 2' Cameos". thewire.com. Atlantic Monthly Group. Retrieved July 8, 2014. 

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