Jim Carrey is a Canadian-American actor, comedian, impressionist, screenwriter, musician, producer and painter. He is known for his energetic slapstick performances.
Carrey first gained recognition in America in 1990 after landing a recurring role in the sketch comedy television series ‘In Living Color’. His first leading roles in major productions came with ‘Ace Ventura: Pet Detective’ in 1994, ‘Dumb and Dumber’ in 1994, ‘The Mask’ in 1994, and ‘Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls’ in 1995, as well as a supporting role in ‘Batman Forever’ in 1995 and a lead role in ‘Liar Liar’ in 1997. He gained critical acclaim starring in serious roles in ‘The Truman Show’ in 1998 and ‘Man on the Moon’ in 1999, with each garnering him a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor.
In 1994, Carrey played the lead roles in ‘Ace Ventura: Pet Detective’, ‘The Mask’ and ‘Dumb and Dumber’. ‘Dumb and Dumber’ was a commercial success, grossing over $270 million worldwide. He received his first Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Actor for his work in ‘The Mask’. In 1995, he portrayed the Batman villain The Riddler in the Joel Schumacher-directed superhero film ‘Batman Forever’. The film received mixed reviews, but was a box office success. In that same year, he reprised his role as Ace Ventura in ‘Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls’. Like the original film, it was well received by the public, but poorly received by critics. It was a huge box-office success, earning $212 million worldwide in addition to breaking records, with a $40 million opening weekend.
Carrey earned $20 million for his next film, ‘The Cable Guy’ in 1996. Directed by Ben Stiller, the film was a satirical black comedy, in which he played a lonely, menacing cable TV installer who infiltrates the life of one of his customers. The role was a departure from the “hapless, hyper, overconfident” characters he had been known for. However, it did not fare well with most critics, many reacting to his change of tone from previous films. He soon bounced back in 1997 with the critically acclaimed comedy ‘Liar Liar’, playing Fletcher Reede, an unethical lawyer rendered unable to lie by his young son’s birthday wish. He was praised for his performance, earning a second Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Actor.
In the 2000s, he gained further popularity for his portrayal of the Grinch in ‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas’ and for the comedy ‘Me, Myself & Irene’, both in 2000, as well as Bruce Almighty in 2003, ‘Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind’ in 2004 for which he was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role, Lemony Snicket’s ‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’ in 2004, ‘Fun with Dick and Jane’ in 2005, ‘Yes Man’ in 2008, ‘Horton Hears a Who!’ in 2008 and ‘A Christmas Carol’ in 2009. In the 2010s, he has starred in ‘Mr. Popper’s Penguins’ and ‘The Incredible Burt Wonderstone’, ‘Kick-Ass 2’ and reprised his role as Lloyd Christmas in ‘Dumb and Dumber To’. Since 2018, he has portrayed Jeff Piccirillo on the Showtime series ‘Kidding’.
At this point, the question that might be circling your mind is what is the next Jim Carrey movie? Well, the good news is that we have a clear answer to that question. Here’s the list of upcoming Jim Carrey films scheduled to release in 2019 and thereafter. We can only hope that the latest Jim Carrey movies would be as good as some of his recent ones.