Presentation on theme: " James Eugene Carrey (born January 17, 1962) is an actor, comedian, writer and producer from Newmarket, Ontario, Canada. A born comedian. The Carol."— Presentation transcript:
James Eugene Carrey (born January 17, 1962) is an actor, comedian, writer and producer from Newmarket, Ontario, Canada. A born comedian. The Carol Burnett Show when he was 10 years old. The teachers in Carrey's high school gave him a few minutes at the end of each school day to do a stand-up routine for his classmates. The Carrey family fell on hard times and were forced to move to Scarborough, a Toronto suburb, where they took security and janitorial jobs in the Titan Wheels factory. Carrey began working eight-hour shifts each day after school. Eventually, the Carrey family escaped life at Titan by living on a relative's lawn out of the family Volkswagen van until they could move back downtown.
Carrey dropped out of high school, and began to work in comedy clubs and develop his act, which included impersonations of celebrities such as Michael Landon and James Stewart. In 1979 he moved to Los Angeles and started working in The Comedy Store, where he was noticed by comedian Rodney Dangerfield. Dangerfield liked Carrey's act so much that he signed Carrey up to open Dangerfield's tour performances. Carrey began to work occasionally in television and small parts in movies, which eventually led to a friendship with Damon Wayans. Wayans's brother, Keenen Ivory Wayans, was in the process of putting together a sketch comedy show for Fox called In Living Color, and hired Carrey to be a cast member. Carrey's unusual characters and on-screen behavior caught America's attention.
Introducing... Janet, (1981) TV Movie All in Good Taste, (1982) The Sex and Violence Family Hour, (1983) Club Med, (1983) TV Movie The Duck Factory, (1983-1984) TV Series Finders Keepers, (1984) Once Bitten, (1985) Peggy Sue Got Married, (1986) The Dead Pool, (1988) Pink Cadillac, (1989) Mike Hammer: Murder Takes All, (1989) TV Movie Earth Girls are Easy, (1989) In Living Color, (1990-1993) TV Series High Strung, (1991) (uncredited cameo) Video Release The Itsy Bitsy Spider, (1992) Cartoon Doing Time on Maple Drive, (1992) TV Movie Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, (1994)
The Mask, (1994) Dumb and Dumber, (1994) Batman Forever, (1995) Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls, (1995) The Cable Guy, (1996) Liar Liar, (1997) The Truman Show, (1998) Simon Birch, (1998) (cameo) Man on the Moon, (1999) Me, Myself and Irene, (2000) Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas, (2000) The Majestic, (2001) Bruce Almighty, (2003) Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
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