Inspirational Facts about Jim Carrey


Believe it or not, the actor who gave life to characters like Truman Burbank, ace Ventura, Joel Barish, The Mask among many others, has delighted us with his presence on the Big Screen over 30 years now.


You probably don’t know many things about him and the truth is that his artistic career is really inspiring for many people, here are some inspirational facts about Jim’s journey through the years:


He was only 10 years old when he sent his first resumé (The Carol Burnett Show), hoping to get a job in the show.


His family was extremely por, that’s why he had to quit school at age 15 to get a job as a janitor and support them. Some years later, he started his career as a comedian in Toronto doing Stand Up Comedy at a Night Club named Yuk Yuk’s.


He moved to Hollywood in 1979, where he continued doing some Stand Up. Later on, he was recriuted by the comedian Rodney Dangerfield, who asked him to open his tour shows.


Carrey had several supporting roles in TV shows that were cancelled, but his talent always drew the attention of the public and the producers. It was not until 1994 when Jim got his main role in a film: ¨Ace Ventura: Pet Detective¨.


That same year, Jim was offered two more major roles in ¨Dumb and Dumber¨ and ¨The Mask¨, three movies in a row! (all of them were really popular). It was because of his performance in ¨The Mask¨ that Jim won his first Golden Globe. The second one was in 1997 thanks to ¨Liar Liar¨.


In spite of his two Golden Globes (and 4 other nominations), Jim has never been nominated for an Oscar. He proved his talent as an actor in 1998 in ¨Truman Show¨ and 2004 with ¨Eternal Sunshine Of A Spotless Mind¨, with dramatic characters that were really different from his comedy roles.


Carrey is a part-time musician, he knows how to sing and play de guitar.


Just like his father, Jim suffers from depression. He was hooked to antidepressants for a while, but after some time, he stopped taking them because he didn’t want to follow his father’s footsteps.


Today, Jim Carrey is considered one of the best comediand in Hollywood. Despite his fight against depression, the 54 year old actor has made us laugh for decades and he will continue to do so, because he knew what he liked the most since he was young: making people happy and entertain them.


Like Jim Carrey never give up, and always follow your dreams. 



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Inspirational Facts about Jim Carrey