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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Happy Birthday, Jim Carrey!

Today we're celebrating the 50th birthday of A-list funnyman Jim Carrey. Carrey has enjoyed a successful comedic career that has included by film and television. He first came to prominent national attention after appearing on the TV show "In Living Color" for over ten years, but it was his film career that truly elevated him to superstar status. His first smash hit came with his two Ace Ventura films in 1994 (Pet Detective) and 1995 (When Nature Calls), and audiences were hooked. He appeared in a slew of comedy and dramatic comedy films throughout the 1990s, including such big-time fare as 1994's Dumb & Dumber, 1997's Liar Liar and 1998's The Truman Show. He has worked consistently throughout his career, and although he made a name for himself in comedy, he has tried out some more dramatic roles as well. For example, take a look at his performances in 2001's The Majestic, 2004's Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and 2007's The Number 23. While he hasn't received as rave of reviews for his dramatic portrayals, I personally have found them to be nearly as good as his comedic counterparts. Most recently, audiences have seen Mr. Carrey in the 2011 comedy Mr. Popper's Penguins, and it won't be until 2013 until we see him again in the comedy Burt Wonderstone. So to celebrate his birthday, I've listed my five favorite of Carrey's performances. I hope you enjoy the videos. Once again, happy birthday Jim Carrey!

5. Bruce Nolan
Bruce Almighty (2003)


4. Truman Burbank
The Truman Show (1998)


3. Grinch
How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)


2. Joel Barish
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)


1. Ace Ventura
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994) / Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls (1995)


  1. Nice post commemorating one funny guy. But why no Dumb and Dumber?
    Also, its my birthday today too!

  2. Watch THIS birthday tribute to Jim... !!!!!!!!!!!