James Eugene "Jim" Carrey (born January 17, 1962) is a Canadian American actor and comedian. He has received two Golden Globe Awards and has also been nominated on four occasions. Carrey began comedy in 1979, performing at Yuk Yuk's in Toronto, Ontario.
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I think everybody should get rich and famous and do everything they ever dreamed of so they can see that it's not the answer.
It is better to risk starving to death then surrender. If you give up on your dreams, what's left?
My focus is to forget the pain of life. Forget the pain, mock the pain, reduce it. And laugh.
Gratitude is the place where all dreams come true. You have to get there before they do.
Life opens up opportunities to you, and you either take them or you stay afraid of taking them.
If I'm not back in five minutes... just wait longer!
Ya know what I do almost every day? I wash. Personal hygiene is part of the package with me.
That's the trouble with being me. At this point, nobody gives a damn what my problem is. I could literally have a tumor on the side of my head and they'd be like, 'Yeah, big deal. I'd eat a tumor every morning for the kinda money you're pulling down.'
It's hard for anybody who's been with me not to feel starved for affection when I'm making love to my ideas. Maybe it's not meant for me to settle down and be married.
I don't believe in this fairy tale of staying together for ever.
Ten years with somebody is enough. In ten years, you can give a lot of love.
I hope everybody could get rich and famous.
That peace that we're after, lies somewhere beyond personality, beyond the perception of others, beyond invention and disguise, even beyond effort itself. You can join the game, fight the wars, play with form all you want, but to find real peace, you have to let the armor fall.
What I have in common with the character in 'Truman' is this incredible need to please people. I feel like I want to take care of everyone and I also feel this terrible guilt if I am unable to. And I have felt this way ever since all this success started.
I think I could go away tomorrow. I've already accomplished something. It's such a selfish business that sometimes I get sick of myself.
I really believe in the philosophy that you create your own universe.
I'm just trying to create a good one for myself.
My mother was a professional sick person;
she took a lot of pain pills. There are many people like that. It's just how they are used to getting attention. I always remember she's the daughter of alcoholics who'd leave her alone at Christmas time.
I have no limits! I cannot be contained because I'm the container.
Ultimately, we’re not the avatars we create.
We’re not the pictures on the film stock. We are the light that shines through it. All else is just smoke and mirrors. Distracting, but not truly compelling.
Hysterical in The Mask; funny yet moving in The Truman Show.
I don't think you can know God unless you're passionate about him so you're either screaming at him, enraptured with the idea of being around him or feeling him in your life.
Some nights it was a melee, literally, where I'd be standing trying to defend myself for what I was doing. People would be screaming at me to do my old act, and getting actually violent and angry at me.
If you've got a talent, protect it.
Everything can be made fun of. The most serious things are ripe for making fun of them.
I think that there's a natural attraction to enigmatic characters, people that have decided to make a decision in their lives to live differently than everyone else. That's a very attractive quality that also happens to be good for filmmaking, people that have their own point of view and aren't looking at things the same way as everyone else.
One man's toxic waste is another man's potpourri.
I try to do something the audience might not have seen before.
Like if I'm gonna kiss a girl I wanna kiss her like a girl has never been kissed. Like maybe I would kick her legs out from under her and catch her right before she hits the ground and then kiss her.
Creative people don't behave very well generally.
If you're looking for examples of good relationships in show business, you're gonna be depressed real fast. I don't have time for anything else right now but work and my daughter. She's my first priority.
comedy is a high form of art becaus it brings us more joy than anything else, practically but at the same time, it doesn't get a lot of respect. that's the sacrifice you make to do it.
My upbringing in Canada made me the person I am. I will always be proud to be a Canadian.
I praticed making faces in the mirror and it would drive my mother crazy.
She used to scare me by saying that I was going to see the devil if I kept looking in the mirror. That fascinated me even more, of course.
It was such a leap in my career when 'Truman Show' came along.
It's always been a long process for me insofar as recognition goes, but that's OK because you appreciate it when it comes.
I'm always trying to complicate things.
For some reason I'll go, "Well, maybe I can get that in," and stuff like that. I always make it really hard for myself.
It's always fun to do something that you know ultimately is not about the money, and it's certainly not for the fame - because it's a pain in the ass. But it's really the person in the theater seat you think about when you sit in a room and write.
Well this is just a fist. But when I start throwing it around I can leave one hell of a mess.
If I had never ventured beyond being a stand-up comic, then I would be sitting in my house today working on my Leonardo DiCaprio impression.
I love stories about teachers. For some reason I can't get enough of those kind of stories. If I turn a movie on about a teacher, I love it. I love that idea of an adult influence on kids.
I don't care if people think I am an overactor, as long as they enjoy what I do.
People who think that would call Van Gogh an overpainter.
I've tried everything. I've done therapy, I've done colonics. I went to a psychic who had me running around town buying pieces of ribbon to fill the colors in my aura. Did the Prozac thing.
Green Eggs and Ham was the story of my life.
I wouldn't eat a thing when I was a kid, but Dr. Seuss inspired me to try cauliflower!
You can fail at what you don't want, so you might as well take a chance on doing what you love.