2012年1月30日

Happy 50th Jim Carrey!


A very happy ½ century mark to Jim Carrey! He seems to have given up on chasing Oscar and returned to the generally more lucrative world of high concept multiplex comedy. We kind of miss his dramedic self.
Favorite Carrey performances off the top of my head.
  1. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
  2. The Truman Show (1998)
    ...and yes, I'd have nominated him for both of those. 
  3. Man on the Moon (1999)
    ...one of those rare cases where Oscar got really stingy about loving biopic mimicry. 
  4. Doing Time on Maple Drive (1992)
  5. Batman Forever (1995)
  6. I Love You Phillip Morris (2010)
  7. The Mask (1994)
  8. Bruce Almighty (2003)
  9. Liar Liar (1997)
  10. Lemony Snicket A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004)
 It's true. I never saw the comedic blockbusters involving his talking ass or doubled idiocy.
Yours?
The first time I ever saw him was on the shortlived sitcom "The Duck Factory" which I watched as a kid because I wanted to be an animator when I grew up. The peak of my interest was The Truman Show. Strange that that movie isn't talked about more.
The Duck Factory, The Truman Show, Burt Wonderstone

He's currently filming Burt Wonderstone with Steve Carell. Carell plays the title role but they're playing rival magicians in Las Vegas... Carrey being threatened by the newer magician Carell. Could certainly be fun but was no one worried about some sort of Evan Almighty curse? That last time Carrey passed the baton to Carell it didn't work out so well. Not that critical favor matters to Hollywood when you can break $100 million just by showing up.

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