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  • Jim Carrey

    Born on January 17, 1962 in Newmarket, Ontario, Canada

awards & nominations

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

Jim Carrey as "Joel Barish"

After a painful breakup, Clementine (Kate Winslet) undergoes a procedure to erase memories of her former boyfriend Joel (Jim Carrey) from her mind. When Joel discovers that Clementine is going to extremes to forget their relationship, he undergoes the same procedure and slowly begins to forget the woman that he loved. Directed by former music video director Michel Gondry, the visually arresting film explores the intricacy of relationships and the pain of loss.

British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2004) Nominated Actor in a Leading Role
Golden Globe (2004) Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical

Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)

Jim Carrey as "Grinch"

In this live-action adaptation of the beloved children's tale by Dr. Seuss, the reclusive green Grinch (Jim Carrey) decides to ruin Christmas for the cheery citizens of Whoville. Reluctantly joined by his hapless dog, Max, the Grinch comes down from his mountaintop home and sneaks into town to swipe everything holiday-related from the Whos. However, the bitter grump finds a hitch in his plans when he encounters the endearing Cindy Lou Who (Taylor Momsen).

Golden Globe (2000) Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical

Man on the Moon (1999)

Jim Carrey as "Andy Kaufman"

Jim Carrey stars as the late Andy Kaufman, who was considered one of the most innovative, eccentric and enigmatic performers of his time. A master at manipulating audiences, Kaufman could generate belly laughs, stony silence, tears or brawls. Whether inviting the audience out for milk and cookies or challenging women to inter-gender wrestling matches, he specialized in creating performances so real that even his close friends were never sure where the truth lay.

Golden Globe (1999) Won Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical

The Truman Show (1998)

Jim Carrey as "Truman Burbank"

He doesn't know it, but everything in Truman Burbank's (Jim Carrey) life is part of a massive TV set. Executive producer Christof (Ed Harris) orchestrates "The Truman Show," a live broadcast of Truman's every move captured by hidden cameras. Cristof tries to control Truman's mind, even removing his true love, Sylvia (Natascha McElhone), from the show and replacing her with Meryl (Laura Linney). As Truman gradually discovers the truth, however, he must decide whether to act on it.

Golden Globe (1998) Won Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama

Liar Liar (1997)

Jim Carrey as "Fletcher Reede"

Conniving attorney Fletcher Reede (Jim Carrey) is an ace in the courtroom, but his dishonesty and devotion to work ruin his relationships. His wife, Audrey (Maura Tierney), has left him for a more dependable man, and Fletcher often breaks the commitments he makes to his beloved son, Max (Justin Cooper). When Max wishes his dad would stop lying for 24 hours, Fletcher suddenly finds that he can only speak the truth -- on the day his career-deciding court case has to be won.

Golden Globe (1997) Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical

The Mask (1994)

Jim Carrey as "Stanley Ipkiss"

When timid bank clerk Stanley Ipkiss (Jim Carrey) discovers a magical mask containing the spirit of the Norse god Loki, his entire life changes. While wearing the mask, Ipkiss becomes a supernatural playboy exuding charm and confidence which allows him to catch the eye of local nightclub singer Tina Carlyle (Cameron Diaz). Unfortunately, under the mask's influence, Ipkiss also robs a bank, which angers junior crime lord Dorian Tyrell (Peter Greene), whose goons get blamed for the heist.

Golden Globe (1994) Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical

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