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Jim Carrey

Birthdate: 17. January 1962

James Eugene 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 , Dumb and Dumber , The Mask , and Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls , as well as a supporting role in Batman Forever and a lead role in Liar Liar . He gained critical acclaim starring in serious roles in The Truman Show and Man on the Moon , with each garnering him a Golden Globe Award 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 , as well as Bruce Almighty , Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind for which he was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role, Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events , Fun with Dick and Jane , Yes Man , Horton Hears a Who! and A Christmas Carol .

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 .

„Imagine if you could actually be that happy?“

—  Jim Carrey

Context: Imagine if you could actually be that happy? That would be powerful, man. People would be tunneling under the street to avoid you. They'd go "Oh, man — is that happy guy still out there?

„I think we're past the time in history where you have to come out and say, "you know I'm just happy all the time! I'm a joker, I'm a crazy man!"“

—  Jim Carrey

you know kind of thing. I think people understand I can turn that switch on but I'm also a sensitive, normal human being with feelings and I know how to express those too.
Fun with Dick & Jane: An Interview with Jim Carrey http://www.blackfilm.com/20051216/features/jimcarrey.shtml by Wilson Morales in Features, BlackFilm.com (December 2005)

„People would be tunneling under the street to avoid you. They'd go "Oh, man — is that happy guy still out there?“

—  Jim Carrey

Context: Imagine if you could actually be that happy? That would be powerful, man. People would be tunneling under the street to avoid you. They'd go "Oh, man — is that happy guy still out there?

„Communication, hardest thing in the world.“

—  Jim Carrey

Context: Communication, hardest thing in the world. Y'know, I can look at you guys, I can communicate to you all night, but, one-on-one, I'm terrible. It's just, there's certain things about communicating that really bother me. Like whenever I meet somebody new I say, "Hi! How are you!" Most of the time when people hear that they'll say, "Good! And yourself?", or "Fine! Thank you very much!" But sometimes they like to surprise you, "I've got no dream, man! I'm all dead inside!"

„The best stories in the world to me are the ones that elicit a real emotion, but have humour.“

—  Jim Carrey

As quoted in This much I know: Jim Carrey, actor, 46, Los Angeles http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2008/oct/19/jim-carrey-interview by Tony Horkins in The Observer (19 October 2008)
Context: Comedic actors can be looked at as a lower form because we have to put ourselves in a lower place than most of the audience. I think lofty emotions are somehow considered more special. The best stories in the world to me are the ones that elicit a real emotion, but have humour.

„I like people. They're entertaining. I just may laugh at different things than most people.“

—  Jim Carrey

As quoted in An Interview with Jim Carrey: We talk to the comedy mastermind about his most reserved performance http://movies.ign.com/articles/498/498545p1.html by Jeff Otto IGN (12 March 2004)
Context: I like people. They're entertaining. I just may laugh at different things than most people. I laugh at mistakes. I laugh at how you recover from mistakes.

„We have to say yes to socialism“

—  Jim Carrey

to the word and everything [...] Medicare for all, ending student debt, a different approach to the war on terror, ending mass incarceration.
Jim Carrey says "stop apologizing" and "say yes to socialism" http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2018/09/10/jim-carrey-says-stop-apologizing-and-say-yes-to-socialism.html (September 2018)

„Madness is never that far away. It's as close as saying yes to the wrong impulse.“

—  Jim Carrey

Context: Madness is never that far away. It's as close as saying yes to the wrong impulse. The people who stay sane are the people who can make those quick decisions: "Should I stick my fingers into the fan, or leave the room right now?
"Should I run the blade of this razor across my tongue, or just finish shaving and move away from the sink?"
But you don't because luckily most of us have that little voice inside our head that says, "Uh uh uh, turning the car into oncoming traffic... is counterproductive!"

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„Everything should be considered. That's all. I think that's all people want. All people want is to be considered.“

—  Jim Carrey

Jim Carrey: Feedback on Sonic was helpful https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=87DdXoj_wJs (February 2020)

„If you aren’t in the moment, you are either looking forward to uncertainty, or back to pain and regret.“

—  Jim Carrey

Carrey: 'Life Is Too Beautiful': Star Talks About Bouts With Depression And His Spirituality http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2004/11/18/60minutes/main656547.shtml 60 Minutes (21 November 2004)

„I wish I could do some really weird stuff for you guys, you know?“

—  Jim Carrey

After a stint of hyperactive gymnastic antics upon the stage.

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