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post #51 of 82
Carrey's comedy has greatly influenced a lot of new comedians and cartoons these days, usually to the point of "enough already".

but let me point out that 2 guys that are the coolest Jim Carrey influenced entertainers today are Shane Dundas and David Collins of the preschool show The UPSIDE DOWN SHOW.
post #52 of 82
I thought the Truman show was great but Carrey didn't really do anything too impressive as I remember. He just did his usual schtick.

Didn't really like the Cable Guy though he was OK in it.
post #53 of 82
Originally Posted by DARKMITE8
Nicholson and The Rock have nothing on Carrey's eyebrows.
That was hilarious! Thanks for sharing.
post #54 of 82
Liking Ace Ventura might not oust anyone around here, but how about liking the sequel way more than the original?

I blame the Rhino scene. I'm almost positive that I broke some ribs laughing at seeing naked Jim Carrey squirm his way out of a mechanical Rhino's ass, groaning like an animal while a horrified family watches on.

Honorable Mentions: 'Streaking' monk, Monopoly guy, everything with his translator and the warrior tribe

Don't get me wrong, I know it's not as "good" of a movie as the original.. but something about it always just stuck with me more. /shrug
post #55 of 82
The second Ace is my favorite comedy of his. The rhino scene is great, but what really gets me is him running through the woods with his arms numb from the poison darts. I also love when he has the darts sticking out of his legs screaming "It's in the bone! It's in the bone!" So stupid, but I'm laughing right now thinking about it. That said, the first Ace is a far superior film in terms of actual story and consistency of the characters.
post #56 of 82
post #57 of 82

Jim Carrey used to be my favorite for several years. However, I've seen some stuff from him recently, and I am really starting to become annoyed with him. Did Man on the Moon have too much of an influence on him? This recent video with Norm is interesting, but his weird-ass, new age stuff is peppered in here and it's so grating to me.


post #58 of 82
I'm enjoying this "doesn't give a fuck" time in his career. It's pretty interesting to see where it goes. I'm surprised he allowed that Man on the Moon doc to be released as there's some pretty crazy behind the scenes footage of his process.
post #59 of 82

I wish I could enjoy it more. It seems frustratingly pretentious to me.

post #60 of 82

He's gone full-loon but his Bruce Dern impression is beyond reproach.

post #61 of 82

Might be pretentious but any celebrity who can bash an event they're attending is cool in my book.




And the clues of him mocking "stardom" were there with his brilliant Golden Globes speech a few years ago.



post #62 of 82

Fair enough. It's not his mockery of his celebrity that bugs me. It's his insistence of, "there is no me...I don't exist", that drives me batty. It's likely that that's on me -- I don't really do the spiritual stuff so his existential life crisis really rubs me the wrong way.

post #63 of 82

He's dealt with depression his whole life and I think he's come to some kind of self-acceptance in his life. His girlfriend from a few years ago committed suicide using his prescription drugs. He's being sued by her mother and ex-husband. That would change anyone's thinking.

post #64 of 82

How brutal is that story about Tommy Lee Jones though? How insecure do you have to be to actually say that to somebody.


And poor Jim finding out that Chuck Jones didn't like him. Bugs Bunny doesn't like you!

post #65 of 82

No idea if this is covered in Jim & Andy but Bob Zmuda's stories about Carrey are "Holy SHIT!" level bat-craziness.


post #66 of 82

Carrey wrote a million dollar check to himself before he was famous, and he ended up being able to cash it one day.  Unfortunately alot of what it takes to be successful in that business is the same thing that makes so many people whack jobs.  You kind of have to be crazy to even attempt it, and when the money and super high levels of fame roll in it's like a bomb going off.  Few survive it with their sanity intact.

post #67 of 82
What Carrey is saying isn't any worse than the majority of stuff on my Facebook feed.
post #68 of 82

Halfway through Jim & Andy and it really makes me despise Carrey for what he put Milos Foreman through.

post #69 of 82
That wasn't Jim Carrey. It was Andy Kaufman channeling Jim Carrey. ; )

I loved this! This might actually be a better Andy Kaufman film than Man on the Moon. How Andy/Jim antagonized Jerry Lawler on set to the point where Lawler was like, "Andy was never like this to me in real life."

Kaufman's real family getting emotional talking to Andy/Jim like they were really speaking with Andy again.

And of course, Tony Clifton making everybody's life a living hell. I couldn't help but laugh at some of the shit that went down on that set. Storming Amblin and demanding to speak with Steven Spielberg was pretty great.
post #70 of 82

Poor Judd Hirsch. Can't a man have his make-up done in relative peace?

post #71 of 82

The amazing thing is realizing that probably none of this would be allowed to go down today. With social media and the "star" not as powerful as they once were.


This was Jim Carrey at the absolute height of his fame and it shows with what he was allowed to get away with for the part.


I'm sure everybody signed something before the shoot so they wouldn't sue Universal for emotional distress when Tony Clifton was around.

post #72 of 82
I agree with Ambler. You have to be a little crazy to attempt it and I can't imagine how anyone would act if they reached the ridiculous fame they had. Esp being a comic when people always expect you to be funny. It would drive me bonkers after a while.
post #73 of 82
Originally Posted by cccc View Post

I agree with Ambler. You have to be a little crazy to attempt it and I can't imagine how anyone would act if they reached the ridiculous fame they had. Esp being a comic when people always expect you to be funny. It would drive me bonkers after a while.


I've always had this theory that no human being likes being laughed at. It's a form of aggression, even attack. So if your full time job is get people to laugh at you, it's got to fuck you up. 


Comedians in general seem to be embittered angry people. Actors on horror movies seem on average to be happier. 

post #74 of 82

How much of the doc do we think is true, though? I buy all the stuff of Carrey staying in character and even the stuff with Kaufman's family, but Jerry Lawler "feud" and Playboy Mansion stuff is so obviously staged. 

post #75 of 82

I think Jerry Lawler might've "played" along. I certainly don't think he sent Carrey to the hospital. But I do think Lawler thought Carrey was a bit of a nutjob and got annoyed with him.


The Playboy stuff I could buy. Why would they question it?

post #76 of 82

Oh no... the Playboy mansion stuff was real. Listen to the Bob Zmuda video I linked above (on Gilbert Godfried's podcast). Don't wanna use the term "quasi-rapey" but... eehhh you'll see. Take a look.

post #77 of 82

I found Jim & Andy pretty damn good. The behind the scenes material was fascinating and hilarious, and Carrey's interview material gave it nice context and depth. But -




while I like Man on the Moon, and Carrey's performance, after seeing footage of the real Andy Kaufman I couldn't stop thinking Ed Norton (Forman's first choice) would've been absolutely perfect casting.

post #78 of 82
Originally Posted by FilmNerdJamie View Post

Oh no... the Playboy mansion stuff was real. Listen to the Bob Zmuda video I linked above (on Gilbert Godfried's podcast). Don't wanna use the term "quasi-rapey" but... eehhh you'll see. Take a look.

You believe a Bob Zmuda story?

post #79 of 82
Don't know how much Zmuda exaggerated (ie. blowjobs by playmates) but there is actual footage in the doc of the prank being pulled. Right down to Andy Dick questioning, "if that is Jim Carrey under that makeup, he's the greatest actor of all time."

And Hefner's pissed off face when the actual Jim Carrey shows up.
Edited by User_32 - 11/19/17 at 3:32pm
post #80 of 82

The fact that Andy Dick was ever allowed on the Playboy Mansion's grounds makes me sad. Also sickened. 

post #81 of 82

I just watched this and thought it was pretty good!


fame and success really did a number on ol' Jim in the 90's, eh?


That Golden Globes speech sounds like a person just coming off an intense psychedelic experience.

post #82 of 82

Apparently Tony Clifton was still channeling Carrey during the Grinch!



Production on How the Grinch Stole Christmas was not easy for Jim Carrey. He was encased head-to-toe in green fur, in a design that kept changing, and the fake snow on set kept getting into the gigantic contacts he was forced to wear. The way Tsuji tells it, he took these frustrations out on the crew. “Once we were on set, he was really mean to everybody and at the beginning of the production they couldn’t finish,” he said. “After two weeks we only could finish three days’ worth of shooting schedule, because suddenly he would just disappear and when he came back, everything was ripped apart. We couldn’t shoot anything.” (According to his publicist, Carrey was unavailable for comment, but he once told the L.A. Times that making The Grinch was “a real lesson in Zen.”) One day was particularly terrible. “In the makeup trailer he just suddenly stands up and looks in the mirror, and pointing on his chin, he goes, ‘This color is different from what you did yesterday.’ I was using the same color I used yesterday. He says, ‘Fix it.’ And okay, you know, I ‘fixed’ it. Every day was like that.” Mentally exhausted, Tsuji met with Baker and one of the producers, who were also unhappy with the slow pace. They came up with a solution: He would go away for a while, which would make Carrey see how valuable he was. After a week of hiding, Carrey called. Tsuji didn’t answer, and he didn’t call back. Then director Ron Howard called. He left a message saying Carrey had sworn to change.


“I went back under one condition,” Tsuji said. “I was talking with my friends, and they all told me, ‘You should ask for a raise before you go back.’ I didn’t want to do that — kind of nasty. Then I got the idea: How about I ask them to help me to get a green card?” He returned, and Carrey kept his temper in check the rest of the shoot. The filmmakers wrote Tsuji letters of recommendation for the green card, though it took him winning the BAFTA for his work on The Grinch — the most attention the ceremony has ever received in America — for his application to get approved.

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