Jan. 17th, 1962
Newmarket, Ontario, Canada
Jim Carrey's Main TV Roles
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James Eugene Carrey is a Canadian-American actor, comedian, impressionist, screenwriter, producer and painter. He is known for his energetic slapstick performances.
- His total of nine MTV movie awards as of 2001 is the most MTV movie awards won by any person.
- Often his protagonist (or antagonist) roles are associated with the color green. _The Mask (1994)_ (qv), _How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)_ (qv), "The Riddler" in _Batman Forever (1995)_ (qv), the alias 'Mr. Red Green' in _Fun with Dick and Jane (2005)_ (qv). The Red Green reference in Fun With Dick and Jane might have been a nod to a Canadian comedy, _"The Red Green Show" (1991)_ (qv).
- Shares the same birthday with 'Andy Kaufman (I)' (qv), who he played in _Man on the Moon (1999)_ (qv).
- Wrote himself a check for $20 million and kept it in his wallet until he earned that amount for _The Cable Guy (1996)_ (qv).
- Many of his characters are ordinary men whose lives are changed by supernatural or otherwise unseen forces. As in _The Mask (1994)_ (qv) (" (Ipkiss happens to find the mask), _The Majestic (2001)_ (qv) (Appleton is unlucky and suffers amnesia), _Liar Liar (1997)_ (qv) (His son's birthday wish comes true), _Bruce Almighty (2003)_ (qv) (Divine intervention), _The Truman Show (1998)_ (qv) (He finds his life is a TV show), and so on.
- While filming _Earth Girls Are Easy (1988)_ (qv), it took approximately two and a half hours for him and co-stars 'Jeff Goldblum' (qv) and 'Damon Wayans' (qv) to be suited up as the aliens.
- Was considered for the role of Ted Stroehmann in _There's Something About Mary (1998)_ (qv);.
- Was considered for the role of "Willy Wonka" in _Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)_ (qv).