Jim Carrey has long been one of the funniest and most prominent personalities in Hollywood, with hundreds of movies and millions of devoted fans. If you love him as much as we do, you will probably be interested to know more about him. Gather ’round, folks, it’s time to uncover the most exciting and unexpected facts about Jim Carrey!
1) Did you know his full name is James Eugene Carrey?
2) Jim was brought to this world on January 17, 1962, in Newmarket (Canada) in the family of an accountant and singer.
3) Jim Carrey has French roots, so, in fact, his last name sounds like Carré.
4) Jim Carrey has two official citizenships: Canadian and US.
5) As a child, Jim Carrey liked parodying Brezhnev and Jack Nicholson standing by the mirror.
6) Due to the difficult financial situation in the family, young Jim had to work as a security guard at the Titanium Wheels factory.
7) At the age of 11, Carrey sent out 80 tapes with his Carol Barnet Show parody, and at the age of 15, Jim first got into a comedy club.
8) At the beginning of his acting career, Jim Carrey wrote himself a check for $10 million for “acting services” and was really able to cash it after his role in the film “A Man with a Rubber Face.”
9) Despite his love for comedic roles, Jim repeatedly suffered from lingering depression.
10) Success came to the actor at the age of 20, after playing a role in the movie Ace Ventura: Pet Detective.
11) Carrey is the first actor in history to receive $20 million for a role. It was the psycho in The Cable Guy (1996).
12) Kerry is currently one of the highest-paid actors in the world.
13) In 1997, Jim Carrey entered the list of the most beautiful people in the world, according to the “People” magazine.
14) In an interview, Jim admitted that he inherited a sense of humor from his father.
15) In 2001, the actor acquired an airplane, which cost him about $45 million.
16) In 2007, he received the MTV Generation Award.
17) The childhood idol of Jim Carrey is Vladislav Tretyak. During his visit to Russia, the actor even bought himself a T-shirt with his image.
18) On-screen, Jim Carrey repeatedly showed off his vocal talent and even recorded the soundtrack for the film “Grinch.”
19) Jim doesn’t eat meat and is a vegetarian.
20) Few people know this, but Jim was supposed to play Jack Sparrow, excuse me, Captain Jack Sparrow, but he refused because he was filming “Bruce Almighty.”