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James Eugene (Jim) Kerry (Eng. James Eugene "Jim" Carrey) - Canadian-American actor, comedian, screenwriter and producer.

Best known for The Mask (1994), Dumb and Dumber (1994), Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994), Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls (1995), Batman Forever ( 1995), Liar Liar (1997), The Truman Show (1998), Man in the Moon (1999), Bruce Almighty (2003), Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004). highest paid comedians in the US.

Place of Birth. Education. James Eugene Kerry was born on January 17, 1962 in Newmarket, Canada. His parents were Kathleen Kerry (nee Oram), a singer and later housewife, and Percy Kerry, a self-taught saxophonist and accountant. Jim has older sisters Pat and Rita and an older brother John. Jim grew up in a Catholic family. His ancestors were Irish, Scots, French, and initially his surname sounded like Carré. When Jim was 14, his family moved to Scarborough, Ontario, where Jim attended the Blessed Trinity School in North York for two years. The next year he attended Agincourt Institute and then briefly attended Northview High School (Jim spent a total of three years in the 10th grade).

Financial problems in the family began when Jim was in school. When his father was fired from his job, the whole family had to move to Scarborough, where Percy found himself a job as a security guard at the Titanium Wheels factory in suburban Toronto. The whole Kerry family also had to work there. After school, Jim and his sisters and brother had to do the cleaning, wash the floors and wash the toilets. At this time, Jim becomes a closed child.

After Percy found a job, the family moved to Burlington, Ontario. Here Jim lived for 8 years, went to high school (Aldershot School), in 1979 he founded the "new wave" group "Spoons". Here he also worked at the Dofasco steel mill.

Film career. Even as a child, Jim's favorite hobby was parody. Even then, he amused classmates, relatives, parodied Brezhnev and Jack Nicholson.

In the early 80s, Jim moved to Los Angeles and began performing at the Comedy Store Club. There he was noticed by the famous American comedian Rodney Dangerfield and invited him to open his performances. Since then, Kerry began to pay attention to television, and tried to pass the casting for the NBC program "Saturday Night Live" of the 1980-81 season, but was unsuccessful (Jim did get it, but as a guest host in May 1996 and January 2011 ). Basically, Carrey parodied celebrities. He enjoyed success with the public, and in 1984, People magazine named him one of the best young American parodists. His first major television role was as Skip Tarkenton, an animation producer, on the children's animated series The Duck Factory.

In 1983, Jim made his acting debut in the film "Rubberface" directed by Glen Salzman. In the same year, he starred in the films "All in Good Taste" and "Mount Kupper" directed by David Mitchell as Bobby Todd. Two years later, Carrey landed his first starring role in Once Bitten by Howard Storm. In this film, he played Mark Kendel, a virgin who falls in love with a vampire countess. Critics did not appreciate the film. A year later, in 1986, Jim starred in Francis Coppola's Peggy Sue Gets Married as Walter Goetz. In the next two films, "The Death List" in 1988 and "Pink Cadillac" in 1989, where he played Johnny Squares, he met Clint Eastwood, who noticed an aspiring humorist in one of the clubs where he performed and parodied celebrities, including and Eastwood. In the film "Earth girls are easily accessible" by Julian Temple, Jim played one of the main roles, Whiplock - an alien who fell to earth. The film received good reviews from film critics. In 1991, Carrey convinced the producers to entrust him with their own show and appeared on the screens with Jim Carrey's Unnatural Act. In the same year, he starred in the film "Nerves on the Limit." In 1992, Jim starred in the film "Life on Maple Drive" and the cartoon "Tiny Spider", voicing the insect exterminator.

In 1993, Carrey began filming the low-budget film Ace Ventura: Pet Detective. The film faced a difficult path: no one wanted to sponsor the script, and America's most famous comedians refused to participate in the film. Jim also acted as a screenwriter. The film was directed by Tom Shediak and co-starred with Courteney Cox. Jim himself came up with the image of Ventura, his peculiar hairstyle, and also invited the group "Cannibal Corpse" to take part in the shooting. The film was a success at the box office - box office receipts amounted to more than $100 million. Kerry received $350,000. On the one hand, the fans accepted the film, and Kerry himself received a nomination for the MTV Movie Awards for Best Comedy Performance. But on the other hand, critics ridiculed the film, and Carrey was nominated for the "Golden Raspberry" as the worst new star. Ace Ventura's character has become a pop icon and was named one of the 100 Immortal Characters by Empire magazine.

In 1994, Carrey starred in The Mask and Dumb and Dumber. The Mask was directed by Chuck Russell, and Kerry's partner was Cameron Diaz, for whom this role was her debut. Kerry associated his character, Stanley Ipkis, a shy bank clerk, with his father, Percy, and he designed the flamboyant costume that his character The Mask wore in the image of the costume created by his mother, Kathleen. The film was popular with critics and grossed $ 350 million at the box office. Carrey received a fee of $ 500 thousand. The film received nominations for many prestigious awards: MTV Movie Awards, BAFTA, Golden Globe (for Carrey) and even Oscar. For Jim, the nomination for the Golden Globe was the first serious recognition from film critics.

In 1995, Jim Carrey starred in Joel Schumacher's Batman Forever as the villain Riddler (Ridler). It was the first time Carrey had been filmed with such a "star" cast: Val Kilmer, Tommy Lee Jones and Nicole Kidman.

In 1996, Jim accepts an invitation to star in the film "The Cable Guy" by Ben Stiller. Carrey played another loser, of which there are many in his film career, Chip Douglas. This role was the first in his career when he plays not only in a comedy, but also in a drama. The film grossed about $100 million, and Carrey received a record amount of $20 million. Before him, none of the comedians had ever received such an amount.

In 1997, Carrey starred in the comedy Liar Liar by Tom Shadyac, co-starring with Maura Tierney. He played the lying lawyer Fletcher Reid, forced to tell the truth.

In 1998, Carrey starred in Peter Weir's The Truman Show. The role of Truman Burbank was Carrey's first tragic role. With his acting, Jim wanted to prove that he could play not only jerks, but also serious tragic roles, so it was forbidden to say "stupid" lines from his past roles on the set. His partner on the set was Ed Harris. The film grossed over $260 million and Carrey himself received $12 million. Jim Carrey won his first Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Drama.

In 1999, Carrey starred in Milos Forman's Man in the Moon, which became Carrey's first film that did not pay off at the box office - it collected only $ 47 million. Carrey received $ 20 million. Critics reacted coolly to the film, the picture received a prize at the Berlin Film Festival . Carrey received his second Golden Globe - now for Best Actor in a Comedy or Musical - and an MTV Award nomination for Best Actor.

In 2000, Carrey returned to comedy. He starred in the Farrelly Brothers film Me, Myself & Irene as Officer Charlie Belligates, who suffers from a split personality. His partner was Renee Zellweger. In the same year, Kerry starred in the film "The Grinch Stole Christmas" by Ron Howard. Jim played the Grinch. Make-up artists put makeup on him for three hours, and he hated the yellow lenses that Kerry had to wear. They were so inconvenient that some scenes had to be shot without them, and then finish the lenses on the computer. "The Grinch Stole Christmas" grossed $345 million at the box office, Kerry received a standard fee of $20 million. Critics did not like the film, "The Grinch Stole Christmas" was nominated for "Golden Raspberry" in two categories.

In 2003, Carrey starred in Shediak's Bruce Almighty. His partners were Jennifer Aniston and Morgan Freeman. Jim played reporter Bruce Nolan, whom God endowed with his power.

In 2004, Carrey starred in Michel Gondry's Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Jim's partner was Kate Winslet.

In 2007, Jim performed in a new role - an actor in a thriller. This film was Schumacher's thriller "The Number 23". The film grossed $77 million. The film was completely panned, and Carrey himself was nominated for the Golden Raspberry as the worst actor.

In 2009, several paintings were released with the participation of Kerry. "A Christmas Carol" by Robert Zemeckis was Jim's first project to be filmed using "motion capture" technology. Jim has voiced several roles.

In 2011, a comedy with the participation of Jim "Mr. Popper's Penguins" was released. He played the role of businessman Tom Popper, who became the owner of 6 penguins. The film grossed $187 million at the box office.

In 2013, two films featuring Kerry were released: The Incredible Burt Wonderstone and Kick-Ass 2. In both comedies, the actor played minor roles.

In 2016, the detective thriller True Crime was released.

In 2018, Carrey went to work in television, starting acting in the tragicomedy series Kidding. The series received good ratings and was renewed for a second season, and Carrey was once again nominated for a Golden Globe for his work.

Awards. Kerry is the winner of two and seven nominee "Golden Globes", a BAFTA nominee, as well as the owner of several other awards. Carrey has never been nominated for an Oscar in his career.

Personal life. On March 8, 1987, Jim marries Melissa Womer, a waitress at the Comedy Store. On September 6, their daughter, Jane Erin Kerry, is born. Divorced in 1995.

In 1996, Jim and Lauren Holly, Kerry's co-star in Dumb and Dumber, got married. They divorced 10 months later.

From 2005 to 2010, he dated fashion model Jenny McCarthy, who, like Jim, is an activist for Generations Aid.

Jim's daughter Jane began performing in her own rock band, the Jane Carrey Band. In the fall of 2009, she married, already pregnant, to the rock musician of the same group, Alex Santana. On February 26, 2010, Jane Kerry gave birth to a boy named Jackson Riley Santana. However, 9 months later, in December 2010, Jane and Alex divorced, and Jackson stayed with his mother.

Kerry, 53, and Catriona White, 28, began their relationship in 2012, but broke up a few months later. In May 2015, they started dating again, but on September 24, the couple broke off relations again. As a suicide note, White wrote on Twitter: "As I conclude my last tweet, I hope I've been kind to all my loved ones." On September 29, 2015, White took her own life due to her breakup with Kerry by taking an overdose of pills.

At the 2019 Golden Globes, Carrey came out with his new lover, 34-year-old actress Ginger Gonzaga, whom he met on the set of the TV series Dying with Laughter, where he was a producer.