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Jim Carrey, Catherine Bell

Jim Carrey [11]

Born:January 17, 1962 (59)
Filmography Rating:7.17 / 10
IMDB Rating:6.98 / 10
Amazon Rating:4.16 / 5
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:67.86%
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List of Titles and Roles/Jobs:
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective [1994](32) => Writer / Ace Ventura
Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls [1995](33) => Ace Ventura
The Mask [1995](33) => Stanley Ipkiss
Batman Forever [1995](33) => Riddler / Dr. Edward Nygma
The Truman Show [1998](36) => Truman Burbank
How the Grinch Stole Christmas [2000](38) => Grinch
The Majestic [2001](39) => Peter Appleton
Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events [2004](42) => Count Olaf
30 Rock [2006](44) => Dave Williams
Horton Hears a Who! [2008](46) => Horton (voice)
The Office: Season 7 [2010](48) => The Fingerlakes Guy

Trivia that mentions this person:
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective [1994]
  • Jim Carrey has starred in five films that have had sequels or prequels: Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, The Mask, Dumb & Dumber, Batman Forever and Bruce Almighty, but this is the only film that had a sequel in which he himself appears and reprises his role.
  • The voice of Ace Venutura and the manner in which he speaks, was added by Jim Carrey only after several read throughs of the script. The voice was something Carrey used in his stand up routine. The "All righty then" was the catch phrase of one of his stand up characters and after the lines from the script weren't feeling right, he added it to the script and read through it again using that voice for all the lines. It was such an improvement that it became the main Ace Ventura personality trait.
  • Lauren Holly screen tested for but turned down the role played here by Courteney Cox, but co-starred with Jim Carrey in Dumb & Dumber later in the year.
  • The short scene during the party where Ace pulls the cellist's arm as he walks by, making him produce a false tone, was improvised by Jim Carrey.
  • Jim Carrey came up with the idea of ripping off Sean Young's clothes to reveal her in her bra and underwear in the end.
    Ace Ventura: Pet Detective Jr. [2009]
  • This is the first film of the [Ace Ventura] series in which Jim Carrey does not play the title role.
    Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls [1995]
  • The Monster Truck Driven by ace (Jim Carrey) is a 1989 Chevrolet S-10 Modified.
  • The only sequel to a Jim Carrey film to actually feature Carrey.
  • Jim Carrey was paid $5 million to reprise the part of Ace Ventura.
    Elf [2003]
  • When this screenplay first emerged in 1993, Jim Carrey was attached to star in the lead.
    Get Smart [2008]
  • When the project was in development in 1998, Jim Carrey was attached to star.
    The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy [2005]
  • This film has been in "Development Hell" for over twenty years. At one point, Douglas Adams insisted it would be made "sometime before the last Trump". Just prior to his death, a deal was almost in place with Jay Roach directing and staring Hugh Laurie (Arthur), Jim Carrey (Zaphod Beeblebrox) and the late Nigel Hawthorne (Slartibartfast).
    Horton Hears a Who! [2008]
  • Jim Carrey's second movie based on a Dr. Seuss story. The first was How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Both stories have Whos in them. In fact, after the snow falls in Whoville the children can be seen building a 'Grinch' snowman.
    How the Grinch Stole Christmas [2000]
  • Jim Carrey's Grinch suit is covered in yak hairs, which were dyed green and sewn one by one onto a spandex suit.
  • Jim Carrey's yellow contact lenses proved to be so uncomfortable that he was unable to wear them at times during filming. This required that some shots of his eyes be colored in post-production.
  • The line "6:30 p.m. "Dinner with me" I can't cancel that again." was improvised by Jim Carrey.
  • The Whoville set was built mostly on the backlot of Universal Studios behind the still-standing Bates Motel. During a break in filming Jim Carrey surprised and scared tourists on the Universal Backlot Tour by running out of the hotel wearing a dress and brandishing a knife. Nobody recognized him, and the tour guide at Universal Studios will tell you the story when you pass by the hotel on the Backlot Tour.
  • One morning, director Ron Howard came in at 3:30 to put on the Grinch suit with full make-up and directed the entire day with the suit on. Jim Carrey said that when he first saw Howard in full Grinch outfit, he was angered, mistaking the director for a stunt double who looked nothing like him.
  • The scene where The Grinch is directing his dog, Max, before stealing Christmas, is Jim Carrey doing a parody of director Ron Howard.
    Legend: Director's Cut [2001]
  • Johnny Depp, Robert Downey Jr. and Jim Carrey were all considered for the role of Jack.
    Legend: U.S. Release [1985]
  • Johnny Depp, Robert Downey Jr. and Jim Carrey were all considered for the role of Jack.
    Legend: Ultimate Edition [1985]
  • Johnny Depp, Robert Downey Jr. and Jim Carrey were all considered for the role of Jack.
    The Majestic [2001]
  • In the first scene of the movie, we see Jim Carrey's character reacting to the ideas of studio executives, one of whom mentions that the name "Floyd" is terrible, and that it has to be changed. Later on we learn that they changed the name to "Heywood", which an executive also says is terrible. Heywood and Floyd are both characters from Frank Darabont's earlier movie The Shawshank Redemption and Dr Heywood Floyd is a character in 2001: A Space Odyssey.
    The Mask [1995]
  • The one thing that attracted Jim Carrey to the project more than anything else was that Stanley Ipkiss, much like him, is a huge fan of cartoons.
  • The banana-yellow suit that Jim Carrey wears is based on a suit which his mother made for him for his first attempt at stand-up comedy.
  • The oversized teeth on the Mask character were originally to be used only during silent scenes. However, Jim Carrey learned to talk with them on to make his character that much more wacky.
    Thor [2011]
  • Jim Carrey was a long-time favorite and candidate for the role of Loki since The Mask, which indirectly featured Loki. [?] Josh Hartnett was also rumored for the role.
    Toy Story [1995]
  • Tim Allen has said in many interviews that Pixar originally wanted Jim Carrey (representing new Hollywood) to voice Buzz Lightyear and Paul Newman (representing old Hollywood) to voice Woody, but they couldn't due to the low budget they were given for the film.
    The Truman Show [1998]
  • Sam Raimi was considered to direct and had met with Jim Carrey.
    Finding Neverland [2004]
  • Jim Carrey was considered for the role of 'J.M Barrie'.
    Over the Hedge [2006]
  • Bruce Willis replaced Jim Carrey as the voice of RJ.
    Into the Woods [2014]
  • Matthew Broderick, John C. Reilly, Neil Patrick Harris, Colin Firth, Johnny Depp, [?] Denis O'Hare, and Jim Carrey were considered for the Baker.
    Goosebumps [2015]
  • Jim Carrey was said to portray all the roles that Jack Black played in this movie. Both these actors not only appeared in The Cable Guy together, but are also two of R.L. Stine's favorite actors, according to his auto-bio, It Came From Ohio!: My Life as a Writer.
    It [2017]
  • Other actors who were rumored to play Pennywise included Johnny Depp, Tilda Swinton, Richard Armitage, Tom Hiddleston, Jackie Earle Haley, Jim Carrey, Kirk Acevedo, Willem Dafoe, Paul Giamatti, Hugo Weaving, Doug Jones and Channing Tatum.
    Venom [2018]
  • Out of several actors that were requested and rumored by fans to play "Carnage" (Jim Carrey, [?] Michael C. Hall, and Michael Fassbender), Cameron Monaghan is the only one to express great interest in playing the role. Monaghan is known for portraying the breakout role and fan favorite "Jerome" on the television series Gotham (2014).
  • Walton Goggins, Jim Carrey, and Cameron Monaghan were the top fan picks for the role of Carnage.
    Captain Marvel [2019]
  • The standee / cutout that Carol shoots in the Blockbuster store was originally supposed to be Jim Carrey in The Mask, with Carol mistaking the green face for a Skrull, but the filmmakers couldn't secure the rights.
    Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events [2004]
  • Jim Carrey's make-up and hair took three hours to finish.
  • The film had a sequel planned, but sadly never got off the ground, even though Jim Carrey was on-board from the beginning. The movie was rebooted into a Netflix series with Neil Patrick Harris taking on the role of "Count Olaf".
  • The twins playing Sunny were genuinely terrified of Jim Carrey in his Count Olaf make-up.
  • Jim Carrey was very excited at the opportunity of working with Billy Connolly, and even more excited at the opportunity of working with Meryl Streep.
  • When the children first meet Count Olaf and Jim Carrey says, "Wait, give me that last line again", was not actually in the script, it was Carrey staying in character and wanting to try it again, but they kept the cameras rolling and felt it worked the way it happened.
    Aladdin [2019]
  • Jim Carrey was the original choice for the Genie but at the time he was involved in a much publicized lawsuit so couldn't commit to any long term work.
    The Road to El Dorado [2000]
  • Denis Leary and Jim Carrey were considered the role of Miguel.
    Jack Reacher [2012]
  • Nicolas Cage, Jim Carrey, Russell Crowe, Johnny Depp, Cary Elwes, Colin Farrell, Harrison Ford, Jamie Foxx, Mel Gibson, Stephen Lang, Dolph Lundgren, Edward Norton, Ron Perlman, Brad Pitt, Keanu Reeves, Kurt Russell, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Vince Vaughn, Denzel Washington and Bruce Willis were all considered for Jack Reacher.
    Corpse Bride [2005]
  • Jim Carrey & Angelina Jolie were considered to voice the lead two characters in the film respectively, victor van dort & the title character in the film.