Like all great comedians, Jim bears of some of the most important and difficult feelings humans can process. He is an expert fighter, seasoned in the depths of human consciousness, confronted by the daemons and ghosts of the limits of perceived reality. These ideas and concepts lurk in the dark abyss of our own self contemplation and test the curious mind. Jim is wrestling with some of the really big ones and the wildness of these internal battles became obvious in 2015. Like Robin Williams, Roberto Benigni and quite a few others, the clowns mask is like the mother´s smile. Hiding desperation to protect the innocence of their children. This is where love and courage and the divine power of hope is born. We call it Faith.
Comedians are are sheep dogs, defending sheep from the wolves of mental prison. The best have always fought the obstacles of life with blessed humor and their roots stem from the natural and noble impulse to defend friends and family from the more common human problems found in the modern family. Divorce, depression, stress, debt, addictions, violence. The brave child that entertains the family and turns their attention towards laughter is responding to an ancient wisdom that surpasses the words and definitions our language has reduced our consciousness too. And thus my own words are not enough to even finish this idea, except with the hope that by looking at the following videos, you will see through your own abstraction and selective attention the caricatures that illustrate the wisdom behind the mask that is Jim, sometimes unbeknownst to him.
James Eugene Carrey (born January 17, 1962) is a Canadian-American actor, comedian, impressionist, screenwriter, musician, producer, artist, painter and cartoonist. He is known for his energetic slapstickperformances.
Carrey first gained recognition in America in 1990 after landing a recurring role in the sketch comedy television series In Living Color. His first leading roles in motion pictures came with Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994), Dumb and Dumber (1994), The Mask (1994), and Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls (1995), as well portraying the Riddlerin Batman Forever (1995) and a lead role in Liar Liar (1997). He gained attention starring in serious roles in The Truman Show (1998) and Man on the Moon (1999), with each garnering him a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor.
In the 2000s, he gained further notice for his portrayal of the Grinch in How the Grinch Stole Christmas and for the comedy Me, Myself & Irene (both in 2000), as well as Bruce Almighty (2003), Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) for which he was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role, Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004), Fun with Dick and Jane (2005), Yes Man (2008), Horton Hears a Who!(2008) and A Christmas Carol (2009).
In the 2010s, he starred in Mr. Popper’s Penguins (2011), The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (2013), Kick-Ass 2(2013), and reprised his role as Lloyd Christmas in Dumb and Dumber To (2014). Since 2018, he has portrayed Jeff Piccirillo in the Showtime series Kidding.