An American-Canadian film actor, best known for his comedies of the 1980s and 1990s, as well as modern dramas and thrillers. Winner of four Golden Globe awards.
Born January 17, 1962 in New Market (Ontario, Canada).
Carrie’s childhood and youth in no way foreshadowed him success. Father – Percy Carrie – was a loser musician who loved to play the saxophone, but was forced to work as an accountant to feed a large family. Mother, Kathleen Carrier, is a housewife. The Carrie family barely made ends meet.
Jim was sent to study at the School of the Blessed Trinity, where the mobile and noisy boy had a very difficult time. In those years, his favorite pastime was to stand for hours in front of a mirror and make faces. By the age of ten, he had so much control over his face that he took 80 of his photographs capturing a variety of expressions and sent them to television. In the third grade, Jim first played the role of Santa Claus in a school play. In the seventh, when the teachers were convinced that it was impossible to stop him from grimacing and grimacing, he was allowed to speak before the class every day before the class with a 15-minute performance.
Jim was in the 9th grade when another misfortune struck the Carry family – his father lost his job, the family moved to the small town of Scarborough, where his father, mother and all four children managed to get cleaners and night watchmen in the factory. Jim worked 8 hours a day and continued to study in high school.
When he was 16 years old, he dropped out of school and left for Toronto, where he literally began to storm the scenes of local comedy clubs, showing parodies of many celebrities. It was then that he was noticed by impresario Rodney Dangerfield, who believed in the ability of a young comedian. He brought Carrie to Las Vegas, organized a speech for him there. These tours gave the actor self-confidence, and in 1979 he moved to Los Angeles, where he was taken to the Comedy Store Theater.
He began to take acting lessons. The young man set a goal – to get on the big movie screen. For the first time he managed to get a prominent role in the movie in 1989. It was a satirical comedy on sexual themes – “Earthly girls are available.” It was followed by a series of quite noticeable comedy films, and in 1994 he finally played a leading role in the film “Ace Ventura: Search for Pets”. She brought amazing success to Carrie. He was bombarded with offers, and the young actor, “hungry” for work, did not refuse anything.
The “mask” of Charles Russell (1994), which brought the actor worldwide fame, fame and huge fees was his fifteenth picture. This is a film about the modest, unfortunate bank clerk, Stanley Ipkus, who, wearing an accidentally found magic mask, became an omnipotent and sinister eradicator of evil. The way the actor played these two images, so different from each other, clearly showed the traits of talent that were always inherent in him, but for some reason they had never been seen before. A variety of facial expressions of his face, constantly changing expression, perfect body possession, incredible flexibility and plasticity, high dance skills, the ability to work with animals – all this, combined with computer effects, predetermined noisy success.
The scandal characteristic of Jim Carrey even at the time when he began his career in cinema, does not leave him, but this day. Success comes to him just when this actor is active, aggressive and negative, as it was in The Mask. “Batman Forever” and other cast. He is already cramped in a comedic framework, tired of remaining an “eternal gimlet”. He dreams of a bright dramatic image.
When everyone got used to Jim Carrey as the “American comedian number one,” he suddenly played in Peter Weir’s masterpiece The Truman Show (1998). And he played brilliantly – but, most importantly, seriously. This film tells about a man who has been a target of spectator interest all his life, a victim of television ratings. For this role he was awarded the Golden Globe
So from that moment on it went – Jim was filming something serious, this “something” would certainly fail at the box office, and he was again forced to “bother” with his face to appease the audience.
Jim Carrey is now at the top of the list of highest paid actors in American cinema.