60 years old (Born on January 17, 1962)
Canadian-American actor; He is famous from Ace Ventura.Went through depression in the 1980s while struggling to make ends meet as a comedian. He has been nominated for 5 Golden Globes, but although more recognised for his comedic performances, the only two Globes he`s won were for dramatic performances. (The Truman Show (1998) and Man on the Moon (1999)). Although he obtained American citizenship, he still intends to keep his Canadian citizenship. He appeared at the 20th anniversary special for The Comedy Store wearing nothing but a sock on his penis. Hosted "YTV Awards Show" in mid '80s with Laurie from "Fox After Breakfast" (1996). YTV is Canada's Youth Television station.
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Fun Facts About Jim Carrey
His total of nine MTV movie awards as of 2001 is the most MTV movie awards won by any person.
Turned down the offer to induct Jerry Lawler into the WWE Hall Of Fame in 2007, for he believed the people in the audience would have come to the ceremony to see him, not the legends being honored that night.
Was considered for the role of Captain Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
He donated a signed head-shot to Rocky Stone to be auctioned off to raise money to buy more toys for less fortunate kids as part of the Toy Mountain Campaign 2004.
Bought a Harley Davidson motorcycle and got a vanity license plate for it which read "NO TAG" as a joke. This resulted in Jim receiving numerous traffic tickets in the mail that were meant for other people. As it turns out, when filling out a ticket, police officers write "no tag" in the license plate number slot on the ticket when the offending vehicle has no license plate. In some cases, this was interpreted as the actual license plate number, as it was in Jim's case, which caused the tickets to be routed to him.
Manager is Jimmy Miller, who is the younger brother of actor-comedian Dennis Miller.
As a child, he used to wear his tap shoes to bed just in case his parents needed cheering up in the middle of the night.
During the filming of Me, Myself & Irene (2000), he and the production crew attended a private music show of the band Phish on June 24th 1999 at the guitarist/vocalist house in Careystock, Vermont. There, he sang two songs with Phish, "Hey You" by Bachman Turner Overdrive and "Come Together" by The Beatles.
Chosen by "People" magazine as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the World. 
Along with Jeff Goldblum and Damon Wayans, his voice was dubbed for certain scenes in Earth Girls Are Easy (1988).
He has said that Joel, his painfully shy, lovelorn character in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004), is closer to what he's like when he's not "on," and that making the film lead him to reflect on his past relationships and why they didn't work out.
Often his protagonist (or antagonist) roles are associated with the color green. The Mask (1994), How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000), "The Riddler" in Batman Forever (1995), the alias `Mr. Red Green` in Fun with Dick and Jane (2005). The Red Green reference in Fun With Dick and Jane might have been a nod to a Canadian comedy, "The Red Green Show" (1991).
There is some sort of a bathroom scene and car scene in almost every one of his movies.
December, 2001: Announces his intention to become a United States citizen.
Auditioned for the role of Farmer Ted in the film Sixteen Candles (1984). Eventually, actor Anthony Michael Hall won the part.
Jack Nicholson has named him, the "Jack Nicholson" of the next generation.
Dropped out of high school at 16.
Has a daughter, Jane Erin Carrey, with his first wife, Melissa Carrey (b. 6 September 1987).
He, Michael J. Fox and the late Raymond Burr head list of top Canadians in U.S. television compiled by Banff Television Festival, June 2002.
Wrote himself a check for $20 million and kept it in his wallet until he earned that amount for The Cable Guy (1996).
Before Martin Scorsese's The Aviator (2004), he spent years trying to produce and star in a film of Howard Hughes' life as Hughes himself.
Ranked #54 in Empire (UK) magazine's "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list. [October 1997]
Performed his first stand-up routine (with disastrous results) in a yellow suit and tails (made by his mother) similar to what he would later wear in The Mask (1994).
Studies acting with legendary coach Larry Moss.
At one time Carrey was slated to star as the lead in "Meet the Parents" (2000) and even contributed jokes to the screenplay, such as the main character being named `Focker`.
Owns his own $25 million dollar plane.
Many of his characters have a job or interest in TV (The Mask (1994), Batman Forever (1995), The Cable Guy (1996), The Truman Show (1998), Man on the Moon (1999), Bruce Almighty (2003))
At one point his family lived out of their car/trailer.
At age 10, he sent his resume to Carol Burnett.
Many of his characters are ordinary men whose lives are changed by supernatural or otherwise unseen forces. As in The Mask (1994) (" (Ipkiss happens to find the mask), The Majestic (2001) (Appleton is unlucky and suffers amnesia), Liar Liar (1997) (His son's birthday wish comes true), Bruce Almighty (2003) (Divine intervention), The Truman Show (1998) (He finds his life is a TV show), and so on.
On September 13th, 2006, Carrey fired his agent of 15 years, Nick Stevens.
Was originally offered the lead role in the movie The Master of Disguise (2002).
Along with his girlfriend Jenny McCarthy, he was among the guests at Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes`s wedding.
While getting his start in Los Angeles, one of his frequent stops was at the Comedy Store
Once performed "Rocket Man" on stage with Elton John at one of Elton's concerts (1998).
He was originally cast as
Insisted that his favorite band, Cannibal Corpse, play in the movie Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994).
Played a fictional man who is not (yet) aware he is on television on "The Truman Show" (1998) and a real life man who believed he was always on television "Man on the Moon" (1999).
During the filming of Me, Myself & Irene (2000), he and the production crew attended a private music show of the band Phish on June 24th 1999 at the guitarist/vocalist house in Careystock, Vermont. There, he sang two songs with Phish,
At one point he and his family all worked as janitors at a factory to make a living.
Ranked #5 in Star TV's Top 10 Box Office Stars of the 1990s (2003)
Attended Agincourt Collegiate Institute (High School), in Scarborough.
Fellow Canadian comedian Mike Myers was chosen over Carrey to play in SNL.
A fan of "Monty Python`s Flying Circus" (1969).
His performance as "Ace Ventura" in Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994) is ranked #97 on Premiere Magazine's 100 Greatest Movie Characters of All Time.
Is a vegetarian.
Many of his characters are ordinary men whose lives are changed by supernatural or otherwise unseen forces. As in The Mask (1994) (
Shares the same birthday with Andy Kaufman, who he played in Man on the Moon (1999).
Wrote letters to Tupac Shakur when Tupac was in prison to help him laugh and smile. Tupac said that Carrey was his favorite actor.
Melissa Womer Carrey filed court papers in Los Angeles Superior Court requesting more child support, saying that $10,000 a month "is not sufficient" to meet the needs of their 15-year-old daughter Jane, who wants to pursue a career in the entertainment industry. An April 21 hearing is scheduled on the support request. (30 January 2003)
Nicole Kidman calls him her best male friend.
First actor to reach 20 million dollar mark salary (for The Cable Guy (1996))
Relationship with Renu00e9e Zellweger ended while they were already engaged and had marriage plans. 
Is a huge fan of the cartoons Johnny Bravo, Spongebob Squarepants and Dave The Barbarian.
While filming Earth Girls Are Easy (1988), it took approximately two and a half hours for him and co-stars Jeff Goldblum and Damon Wayans to be suited up as the aliens.
Possibly out of slapstick to his nationality, his "Dick Harper" character of Fun with Dick and Jane (2005) has been compared by fans to Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper.
Has said that his least favorite movie is The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes (1969).
Auditioned for "Ted" in Sixteen Candles (1984). The role went to Anthony Michael Hall.
Was a straight-A student until he dropped out.
He was originally cast as "Dr. Evil" in Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997), but he had to drop out of the role due to a scheduling conflict with Liar Liar (1997).
Worked with two female characters from TV show "Friends" (1994), Courteney Cox in Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994) and Jennifer Aniston in Bruce Almighty (2003).
With the exception of his "Ace Ventura" character, Carrey has a reputation of not repeating the same character twice in a sequel (Batman & Robin (1997)) or prequel (Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd (2003)).
His characters from Dumb & Dumber (1994), The Mask (1994), Bruce Almighty (2003), How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000), Man on the Moon (1999) and Lemony Snicket`s A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004_ are losers who want to be recognized and be famous.
Was considered for the role of "Willy Wonka" in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005).
Briefly attended Aldershot High School in Burlington, Ontario.
October 2004 - Became a U.S. citizen.