|Source of Wealth:
|Actor, Producer, Comedian, Writer, Artist
|January 17, 1962
|James Eugene Carrey
|6ft. 1in. (1.86m)
From Comedy-Stand Up To Dramatic Movies To $180 Million Jim Carrey Net Worth
When in Hollywood, comic and mimic word is uttered, it is hard not to picture Jim Carrey is some of his iconic roles. Jim Carrey is one of the biggest and successful actors in modern-day cinema in Hollywood. Not only comedy, but he has also acted in dramatic roles to show his versatile acting prowess and enigmatic presence on screen. From movies like The Mask to Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind, he has done some great movies and shows that people love to watch and re-watch over time. Without any doubt, he is an actor who rose from nothing to everything in his career span, only with the help of brilliant talent and hard work. All this has paid off as Jim Carrey net worth is almost equivalent to $180 million.
Start of a poignant career
Born in 1962 in Canada, he has spent most of his early life in Toronto. He left at the age of 15 years due to financial trouble at home. Worked as a janitor at a Toronto-based steel mill, and at night he took part in stand-ups at a Toronto club. He wrote many opening acts for some of the know Canadian comics during that time.
One of the biggest talents that Jim Carrey possesses is mimicking, and this talent he realized when he was seven while standing in front of the mirror. He can characterize at least 100 personalities with complete perfection.
In the year 1983, he worked in a Canadian film Introducing….Janet. And after that, he worked for several Canadian productions. In 1990, he got his big break in the comedy series called, In Living Colour. His career took off, and he became one of the most bonafide actors in the western entertainment world.
Notable work by Jim Carrey
Many movies deserve a re-watch when it comes to Jim Carrey. He, as an actor, can portray all shades of human pathos beautifully. Whether the snarky and funny guy Ipkiss, or the dramatic guy in The Trueman Show, or someone in love in I Love Philip Morris. That is the list of some of the best movies by him is pretty lengthy. Some of his best comic works are The Mask, Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls, Bruce Almighty, Dumb And Dumber, Liar Liar, and many more.
There are also many serious roles he portrayed that earned him critical acclaim all over the globe. Some such movies are Eternal Sunshine Of A Spotless Mind, The Trueman Show for which he earned his 1st golden globe award, Man On The Moon for which he earned his 2nd golden globe award, The Majestic, The Number 23, and many more.
The highest-grossing movie of his entire career still stands to be Bruce Almighty, released in 2003. Jim Carrey also has written a children's book called" how Rolland rolls. The book also received a children's book award for its outstanding work.
Few facts about Jim Carrey
Some interesting facts about Jim Carrey and his acting career are:
- Discovered by Rodney Dangerfield
Known as one of the most popular comedic actors of his time, Rodney Dangerfield is the one who discovered Jim Carrey and his comedic timing. He picked him up for his tour opening acts and took him to Las Vegas to be a part of the comedic club.
- He wrote a resume to Carol Burnette
Everyone knows about the famous Carol Burnette show. Jim, too was aware of the show and was a follower; he wrote a letter and resume to carol to include his comedic act. The best part, "He was just ten years old." Though not selected, delighted Carol Burnette still responded to the letter with a letter.
- Rejected doctor who spinoff
The famous doctor who spinoff called the eighth doctor starring Paul Mcgann was offered to Jim Carrey. But he refused the role because he said that he was not aware of the doctor who franchises. He also added that he did not want to disappoint the doctor who fans by playing someone he is not a fan of.
- Auditioned for hosting SNL
The popular variety show called Saturday night live is being run for a long time now. In the '80s, Jim Carrey auditioned for the host role of the show and got rejected. But after rising to fame, he hosted the show for the first time in 1996 and then again in 2011& 2014.
- Postage stamp in Canada
In Canada, he was commemorated in their native postage stamps. Total of 5 stamps were released in 2014, in which his iconic portrayals are shown on the postage stamp.
- Fought depression
In 2009 in an interview, he stated that he had fought depression and has required medications. Also, he has cleared the fact that now he is all good, and that was n the past. He also stated he does not even take caffeine. He also mentioned that stands for making the vaccinations green, as vaccinations can cause autism.
- 11 MTV movie awards
He has 11 MTV movie awards, and by far,, it is the highest in number and thus holds a record in that. Along with it, he also has 12 nominations for MTV movie awards. Other than that, he is the only actor who has a golden globe award and nominations in both drama and comedy categories.
- Check to himself
Yes, he wrote a check of $10 million in 1986 and dated the check 1996. He wanted to work and earn money by getting Hollywood success in the next ten years' time. Interestingly, he was one of the bankable and more sought after the start in Hollywood by 1994. He was picking a spectacular $20 million for his movie by 1996. All this increased Jim Carrey net worth feasibly high and made him one of the world's most influential and affluent actors.
Honestly, many modern-day movie lovers have watched Jim Carrey's comedic ventures during their early age. He is an inspiration to many when it comes to movies and acting. A simple guy with utter talent and fast energy landed in Hollywood and got his big break. After that, the story is pretty popular of how he aced the game and notched his work high up to get the production houses run after him.