Jim Carrey

By:Alex Morin

Jim's Rise To Fame

Jim Carrey also known as James Eugene Carrey was born on January 17, 1962 in Newmarket, Ontario, Canada. He was the youngest of four children, his mother was a homemaker and his father was an accountant. When he was younger he was given a few minutes at the end of the day to do stand-up comedy as long as he behaved during class. But then his family was forced to relocate to a suburb in Toronto and work in shifts as security and janitors at the Titan Wheels factory. Later they decided to leave the factory and live in their Volkswagon camper van until they could get back on their feet. After a while they were able to get back on their feet. Jim did his first professional stand up at Yuk-Yuks (a local club). Then in 1979 he worked up enough courage to move to Los Angeles. After this he got his way into a regular gig at The Comedy Store where he would impress Rodney Dangerfield (He was a comedian) so much that he was signed up for an entire season. This is where it all started

Jim Carrey Quote

“My focus is to forget the pain of life. Forget the pain, mock the pain, reduce it. And laugh.”

Facts about Jim Carrey

  • Carrey has become one of the highest-paid actors in Hollywood, with an reported asking price of $20 million.
  • Carrey has a daughter, Jane, from his marriage to Melissa Womer. He was married briefly to Lauren Holly before entering a yearlong romance with Renee Zellweger. His most recent relationship with actress/model Jenny McCarthy, ended in 2010.
  • Became homeless at the age of 12 when his father lost his job. Forced to live in a van. He said his life was a “traumatic series of kicks in his guts”. In his early years at school, Carrey was very quiet and didn’t have many friends. He was an undiagnosed dyslexic, and often struggled in school.
Jim Carrey - Motivational Speech

Appearances in movies

The Mask(1994), Dumb and Dumber (1994), Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls (1995),Batman Forever (1995), The Cable Guy (1996) and Liar Liar (1997).

Another Jim Carrey Quote

“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.”
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The theme of his life

All in all I think Jim Carrey was a cool guy who didn't have it easy and one thing I took away from his life story is that with a little hard work and a lot of courage you can make your dreams come true. Also I think that throughout his life he has had character vs. self conflict because he has had to overcome his own struggles to become the person he is today.

Works cited

Bio.com. A&E Networks Television. Web. 21 Mar. 2016.

"Biography." IMDb. IMDb.com. Web. 21 Mar. 2016.

"Inspirational Story: Jim Carrey." Inspirational Story: Jim Carrey. Web. 21 Mar. 2016.