Thursday, March 27, 2008
Daily SAll-Star: Jim Carrey
Jim Carrey is hilarious. Many of you may have forgotten due to his performances in more serious roles; some good (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind), some not (The Number 23). But you don't really need to go that far back to realize that the man with the rubber face is one of the finest and funniest comedic actors of all time.
Carrey's big breakthrough was on the fantastic sketch comedy show In Living Color, along side Keenan Ivory Wayans, Damon Wayans, pretty much every other Wayans, David Alan Grier, Jamie Foxx, and others. Since then he has had numerous films that have grossed him millions, such as Ace Ventura: Pet Detective; The Mask; Dumb and Dumber; Batman Forever (Val Kilmer!); Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls; The Cable Guy (my personal favorite); Liar Liar; The Truman Show; Me, Myself, and Irene; How the Grinch Stole Christmas; Bruce Almighty; and the recent Horton Hears a Who. Needless to say the man has done well for himself.
In addition, Carrey is slated to play Ebenezer Scrooge and all three Christmas ghosts in the upcoming A Christmas Carol, which is being directed by Robert Zemeckis and has a juggernaut cast that includes Bob Hoskins, Cary Elwes, Colin Firth, and the great Gary Oldman.