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Jim Carrey turns 60: his top 10 movies
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Top Ten Movies by International Comedy Superstar “Jim Carrey”, the Canadian-born actor started alongside great comedians like Rodney Dangerfield before he got his big break on TV with the classic variety series “In Living Color”.

Celebrating Jim Carrey's 60th birthday, here are the top ten Jim Carrey films.

Carrey's race flicks from the 1990s are among the most influential in cinema history. "Ace Ventura: Pet Detective" ($107 million), "Dumb and Dumber" ($270 million), and "The Mask" ($351 million) were three big-budget movies that came out in 1994. There was nothing that could stop him after that.

He then played the wicked Riddler alongside Val Kilmer in Joel Schumacher's "Batman Forever" (1995), before reprising his character in Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls, which introduced Sophie Okonedo to the world before she earned an Oscar. "Hotel Rwanda" was nominated (2004).

He made history as the first actor to be paid $20 million for his role as a crazed cable TV installer obsessed with one of his customers, played by Matthew Broderick, in Ben Stiller's black comedy "The Cable Guy" (1996).

Carrey's portrayal of a lawyer who is unable to lie for 24 hours in the entertaining "Liar Liar" kept him in the conversation despite the fact that it was the year of "Titanic" (1997). He was nominated for a Golden Globe for his work, an accolade that inspired one of Carrey's best jokes: "It's absurd... I mean, I don't see how I can lose with Jack Nicholson, Dustin Hoffman, Samuel L. Jackson, and Kevin Kline."

He paired up with Peter Weir for the dramedy "The Truman Show" (1998), winning his first Golden Globe for lead actor drama, beating out top-tier actors like Ian McKellen ("Gods and Monsters") and Tom Hanks ("Saving Private Ryan"), among others. He was, however, notoriously passed over by the Academy in favour of Roberto Benigni ("Life is Beautiful") and Edward Norton ("American History X"), which he delightfully recalled when he won the MTV Movie Award for outstanding male performance.

Carrey's desire to go deeper into the dramatic area remained unwavering. In Milos Forman's "Man on the Moon" (1999), he played Andy Kaufman, earning him his first and only SAG nomination. He also received his lone BAFTA nomination for his performance as the heartbroken Joel Barish in Michel Gondry's "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" (2004).

In terms of movie office clout, he's been a shell of his former self since then, but there are still indications of his magnificence, like his con-man Steven Russell in "I Love You Phillip Morris" (2009) and even his Dr. Robotnik in "Sonic the Hedgehog" (2020).

Below are Variety's rankings of Jim Carrey's top film performances:

"Batman Forever" (1995), "Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events" (2004), and "Me, Myself & Irene" are among the honourable mentions (2000)

10 - Bruce Almighty (2003)

  • Bruce Nolan plays the lead role.

  • Universal Pictures is in charge of distribution.

  • Tom Shadyac is the director.

  • Steve Koren, Mark O'Keefe, and Steve Oedekerk wrote the script.

  • "Wacky Bruce" is the scene that confirms it.

Tom Shadyac, a frequent collaborator of Jim Carrey's, has always had a talent for capturing the comedian's charisma. Carrey's connection with co-stars Jennifer Aniston and Morgan Freeman helped led to another box office triumph in this exquisite comedy.

9 - Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994)

  • Ace Ventura is a character in the film Ace Ventura.

  • Warner Bros. is in charge of distribution.

  • Tom Shadyac is the director.

  • Jack Bernstein, Tom Shadyac, and Jim Carrey wrote the script.

  • "Let's view that again in an instant replay," says the scene.

Jim Carrey's physical humour, which he has demonstrated and excelled at throughout his career, is practically unrivalled in modern Hollywood. That courageous nature is on full display as the animal enthusiast searches for a missing dolphin with Courteney Cox from "Friends" and football icon Dan Marino. It prepared the stage for the "birth from the Rhino" scene in the sequel "When Nature Calls," as one of the comedies stuck in its time.

8 - The Mask (1994)

  • Stanley Ipkiss / The Mask is the character played by Stanley Ipkiss.

  • New Line Cinema is in charge of distribution.

  • Chuck Russell is the director of the film.

  • Mike Werb is the author of this piece.

  • "Cuban Pete" is the scene that confirms it.

This was the performance that got him a Golden Globe nomination for lead actor comedy in 1994, a year that could be dubbed "the year of Carrey" due to the film's tremendous box office. His dance inflections and "smokin'" delivery (combined with Cameron Diaz's cinematic birth) are still memorable today.

7 - The Cable Guy (1996)

  • The Cable Guy is the character's name.

  • Sony Pictures Entertainment is in charge of distribution.

  • Ben Stiller directed the film.

  • Lou Holtz Jr. wrote the article.

  • "Prison visit" is the moment that proves that.

As a young youngster, the critical acclaim for "The Cable Guy" was one of the first times in my life where cinema critics persuaded me that something was bad when it was actually rather nice. Carrey's wicked cable installer, however, is a magnificent turn, recreating the obsessive buddy stereotype, which Jennifer Jason Leigh wonderfully played in "Single White Female" (1992). The film is one of his richest works, and it has a fresh following in today's world.

6 - I Love You Phillip Morris (2009)

  • Steven Russell plays the role of Steven Russell.

  • LD Entertainment and Roadside Attractions are the distributors.

  • John Requa and Glenn Ficarra directed the film.

  • John Requa and Glenn Ficarra wrote the scri

The romantic comedy about a conman who comes out of the closet and finds love with Phillip (played brilliantly by Ewan McGregor) is seen by many OG Jim Carrey fans as his final at-bat at the Oscar plate. Carrey's pleasant manner has him tuned down and offers an example of more projects he could seek out for himself, with chuckles and a touching love tale at its core.

5 - Dumb and Dumber (1994)

  • Lloyd plays the part of Lloyd.

  • New Line Cinema is in charge of distribution.

  • Peter Farrelly directed the film.

  • Peter Farrelly, Bobby Farrelly, and Bennett Yellin wrote the script.

  • Lloyd gagging is the scene that demonstrates it.

The chemistry between Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels in Peter Farrelly's classic comedy is still remarkable. "The most obnoxious sound in the world" or the declaration of "goodbye my love" before slamming into another automobile, for example, can be brutal in its ignorance. Carrey's long stare at Harry betraying him, on the other hand, gets me every time.

4 - The Truman Show (1998)

  • Truman Burbank plays the role of Truman Burbank.

  • Paramount Pictures is in charge of distribution.

  • Peter Weir is the director.

  • Andrew Niccol is the author of this piece.

  • "You never had a camera in my thoughts," says the scene that proves it.

Jim Carrey's first foray into the dramatic arena is compelling, humorous, and astutely compassionate, with the actor putting everything on the line for his art. It's a slam dunk. Truman Burbank is one of his most charming and sympathetic characters, because to his collaboration with Peter Weir and the sumptuous acting of Ed Harris, Laura Linney, and Natascha McElhone. Unfortunately, no other televised forerunner received a nomination after winning the Golden Globe for lead actor drama. Even if it was priceless, they weren't prepared for what Carrey was selling.

3 - Man on the Moon (1999)

  • Andy Kaufman plays the role of Andy Kaufman.

  • Universal Pictures is in charge of distribution.

  • Milo Forman directed the film.

  • Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski wrote the script.

  • "Tony Clifton" is the scene that demonstrates it.

In this biopic about comic Andy Kaufman, Oscar-winning director Milo Forman directs Jim Carrey's most methodical and intriguing performance. We see Carrey's incarnation of the late performance artist, investigating his life and approach to the trade, in the undervalued documentary "Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond" (2017). For his efforts, he received his second consecutive Golden Globe nomination for lead actor comedy and his only SAG nod before missing out on Oscar consideration.

2 - Liar Liar (1997)

  • Fletcher Reede plays the role of Fletcher Reede.

  • Universal Pictures is in charge of distribution.

  • Tom Shadyac is the director.

  • Paul Guay and Stephen Mazur penned the piece.

  • "The pen is blue," says the scene that shows it.

Comedy is one of the most underappreciated and underappreciated film genres. One of Carrey's best performances is as an unethical lawyer and a parent who repeatedly disappoints his son. The comic shines brighter than ever before, from being stopped over by a cop to his scathing round-about in the boardroom. His one-man act with a blue pen will go down in history as his single best comedy moment.

1 - Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

  • Joel Barish plays the role of Joel Barish.

  • Focus Features is in charge of distribution.

  • Michel Gondry directed the film.

  • Charlie Kaufman, Michel Gondry, and Pierre Bismuth wrote the script.

  • "I wish I'd stayed," says the character.

Carrey's most iconic and stunning cinematic moments were directed by Michel Gondry. Visually sophisticated is Carrey's serious and quiet portrayal of a man dealing with the end of his love and undergoing a treatment to erase his memory.

Carrey's brain clashes with his Oscar-nominated co-star Kate Winslet as Clementine Kruczynski, alongside a spectacular group that includes Kirsten Dunst, Mark Ruffalo, and Tom Wilkinson (also giving her single best performance as well). The film is one of our generation's best modern love stories. Perhaps his Oscar omission was due to the film's March release or a crowded lead actor field. Carrey could only muster a Globe and a BAFTA, his first and only awards from the United Kingdom. The Academy's attempt was unsuccessful.

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