James Eugene Carrey was born January 17, 1962 in Newmarket, Canada. His mother had a mental disorder, and it was hard to feed his father Jim and three children, so they had to work. According to Jim, while he became withdrawn child, he did not want to communicate with their peers, as their problems seemed insignificant to him. Then Jim started grimacing in the mirror, trying to portray any singer or actor.
In 15 years, my father brought Jim comedy club "Yuk-Yuk". Jim made there, but was unsuccessful - he threw tomatoes. The young comedian began to hone their skills for days. Two years later he returned to the club and made a loud laughter and applause. In 20 years, Jim has become a star of the club.
Fame came to Carrey in 1993 with the release of a low-budget movie "Ace Ventura: Pet Detective." Jim had invented the image of Ventura, his peculiar haircut and invited his favorite band Cannibal Corpse take part in the shooting. For this film Carrey received 350 thousand dollars and a nomination for MTV Movie Awards for best comedy role. At the same time, he was nominated for a "Razzie" as the worst new star. Ace Ventura became a pop icon and walked a hundred immortal characters magazine Empire.
The following movies with Jim - "Mask" and "Dumb and Dumber" - have become even more popular than the first. For his work in "Mask" it was nominated for the "Golden Globe" and "Oscar". Roles losers were given actor is very easy, he starred in the familiar role from Ben Stiller in the movie "The Cable Guy", and then Tom Shedyaka in the movie "Liar Liar".
In 1998, Carrey appeared in the movie "The Truman Show." Truman Burbank became the first tragic role of Carrey. His game Jim wanted to prove that he can play not only idiots, and serious roles. Critics praise the tape "The Truman Show" received three awards of the British Academy, three awards "Golden Globe" (including for best actor in the drama of the game) and three nominations for "Oscar".
In 1999, the actor faced a difficult task - to play the comedian Andy Kaufman. Jim for many months interviewing all those who personally knew Kaufman studied tapes of the late comedian. However, "Man on the Moon" was the first film of Carrey, which is not paid off at the box office.
In 2000, Carrey returned to the comedy. He starred in the movie "Me, Myself & Irene", "How the Grinch - Stole Christmas", "Bruce Almighty".
In 2004, Carrey starred in the drama by Michel Gondry, "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind." The picture has collected $ 70 million and received admiring reviews of film critics. The film was nominated for numerous awards, but Carrey because no one never received.
Carrey was married twice: to Melissa Womer, waitress, "the Comedy Store", with whom he has a daughter and actress Lauren Holly, his partner in the film "Dumb and Dumber." After filming the movie "Me, Myself & Irene," Jim met with Renee Zellweger, and then with the actress Jenny McCarthy, which broke up in 2010.