You all know Jim Carrey as a comedy actor and that would be true. James Eugene ‘Jim’ Carrey was born on the 17th January of 1962 in Newmarket, Ontario, Canada and is an American actor, producer and comedian. He happens to be a celebrated actor with four nominations for Golden Globe Awards and two wins. He is known as one of the biggest stars in all of Hollywood. He started his career in 1979 and is known for his works in In Living Color, Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, The Truman Show and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Enjoy the list along with the original synopsis.
10. LEMONY SNICKET’S A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS
With few close relatives and a large fortune the children won’t inherit until they reach adulthood, the Baudelaire children are left in the care of the peculiar Count Olaf (Jim Carrey), an out-of-work actor who would love nothing more than to get his hands on the kids’ money. It doesn’t take long for the children to figure out that Count Olaf is up to no good, and they try to steer clear of his various murderous schemes with the help of wildly paranoid Aunt Josephine (Meryl Streep) and snake-fancying Uncle Monty (Billy Connolly).
9. HORTON HEARS A WHO!
When a kindly elephant hears a faint cry of help from a floating speck of dust, his attempts to protect the tiny particle cause his neighbors to question his sanity in this animated adaptation of Dr. Seuss’ classic 1954 children’s book of the same name. Produced by Ice Age makers Blue Sky, scripted by Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio, and directed by Jimmy Hayward and Steve Martino, Horton Hears a Who reunites Bruce Almighty co-stars Jim Carrey and Steve Carell as the eponymous elephant and the mayor of Whoville respectively.
8. ACE VENTURA: WHEN NATURE CALLS
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective finds Ace on assignment in Africa to prevent a tribal war by saving a white bat sacred to both sides. Along the way, he nearly sleeps with a seductive African princess before her wedding, experiences astral projection with an enlightened monkey, masturbates, collects bat dung and, last but not least, is birthed by a mechanical rhino (much to the horror of an American tourist family). Often short on taste, the film is nonetheless full of good spirit and plenty of genuine belly laughs.
7. THE TRUMAN SHOW
Truman Burbank, (Jim Carrey) is the biggest star in America, but he doesn’t know it. For his entire life, he has been the main character on a hugely popular 24-hour-a-day television series. His wife, best friend, and everyone else is an actor. Now he begins to question his reality.
6. THE MASK
Jim Carrey plays Stanley Ipkiss, a decent-hearted but socially awkward guy who one night finds a strange mask. Carrey’s trademark energy reveals itself after Stanley puts on the mask and the banker transforms into The Mask, a green-skinned, zoot-suited fireball. The rubber-faced Mask possesses the courage to do the wild, fun things that Stanley fears, including romancing Tina Carlyle (Cameron Diaz). In addition to Carrey’s physical talents, the film makes effective use of digital visual effects that bestow the Mask with superhuman speed, insane flexibility, and popping eyes out of a Tex Avery cartoon.