Jim Carrey has been a comedic staple in the film biz since the early 1980s. Although Carrey is best known for his acting in movies, Carrey was also quite successful on TV as well. Although his acting strengths certainly reside in the comedic category, Carrey has tried to push himself as of late to see if he can also make it as a dramatic actor. Based on his recent performances I believe he can.
To discover some of Carrey's funniest comedic performances we need to take a trip back in time. The only movies that will be featured are ones that Carrey played a leading role in.
Dumb & Dumber (1994)
Jim Carrey is at his absolute best in this outrageously funny comedy. Carrey plays the part of Llyod Christmas, a limo driver who doesnt have a lot to live for, with best friend Harry Dunne (Jeff Daniels). After Llyod recovers a briefcase left by limo passenger Mary Swanson (Lauren Holly), he and his best pal set out to make sure it gets back into safe hands. When they discover that it is filled with cash they decide to write a few IOU's because they are good for it. Their adventures throughout the movie will keep you laughing the entire time.
Liar Liar (1997)
Jim Carrey plays Fletcher Reed a sharp lawyer who enjoys bending the truth a bit. When his son makes a birthday wish that his father can't tell a lie for 24 hours, Fletcher has a hard time trying to keep that wish. Watching a lawyer try not to lie in a day is pretty amusing! Maura Tierney stars alongside Carrey playing his wife Audrey. This film was creatively directed by Tom Shadyac (Evan Almighty, I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry).
Bruce Almighty (2003)
Jim Carrey plays Bruce Nolen who is a down on his luck guy with a gorgeous girlfriend Grace Connelly (Jennifer Aniston). After complaining about God (Morgan Freeman) too often, God decides to give Bruce a chance to see if he can do a better job at being God. At first Bruce loves the power to make whatever he wants to happen, but it begins to get a lot more involved than he originally thought. Carrey plays this role beautifully.
These films are just a snapshot into the 30 plus excellent films that Jim Carrey has been involved in over the past 25 plus years. Currently Carrey is work on Mr. Poppers Penguins, a comedy to be released in 2011.. Mr. Poppers Penguins centers around a man and the six penguins that he inherits. His professional life turns upside down when he turns his apartment into a winter wonderland.
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