James Eugene "Jim" Carrey (/ˈkæri/; born January 17, 1962) is a Canadian American actor, comedian, impressionist, screenwriter, and producer. He is known for his highly energetic slapstick performances. Carrey first gained recognition in 1990 after landing a recurring role in the sketch comedy television series In Living Color. His first leading roles in major productions came with Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994), Dumb and Dumber (1994), The Mask (1994), and Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls (1995), as well as a supporting role in Batman Forever (1995) and a lead role in Liar Liar (1997). He then starred 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 recognition for his portrayal of the Grinch in How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000), as well as Bruce Almighty (2003), Eternal Sunshine of... More
Jim Carrey Quotes
Jim Carrey #Alone #Time
I tend to stay up late, not because I'm partying but because it's the only time of the day when I'm alone and don't have to be performing.
Jim Carrey #Anniversary
A lot of good love can happen in ten years.
Jim Carrey #Business
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.
Jim Carrey #Cool
Morgan Freeman is so class. He's so cool. He's so scary.
Jim Carrey #Dad
My dad was like a stage mother he always pushed me to do what I wanted.
Jim Carrey #Death #Dreams #Wisdom
It is better to risk starving to death then surrender. If you give up on your dreams, what's left?
Jim Carrey #Family #Money
I refuse to feel guilty. I feel guilty about too much in my life but not about money. I went through periods when I had nothing, so somebody in my family has to get stinkin' wealthy.
Jim Carrey #Funny #Great
Behind every great man is a woman rolling her eyes.
Jim Carrey #Good #Morning
I wake up some mornings and sit and have my coffee and look out at my beautiful garden, and I go, 'Remember how good this is. Because you can lose it.'
Jim Carrey #Home
But, you know, you can't be a star at home.
Jim Carrey #Hope #Power #Work
One thing I hope I'll never be is drunk with my own power. And anybody who says I am will never work in this town again.
Jim Carrey #Life
Life opens up opportunities to you, and you either take them or you stay afraid of taking them.
Jim Carrey #Motivational
If you've got a talent, protect it.
Jim Carrey #Alone #Christmas
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.
Jim Carrey #Success
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.
Jim Carrey #Work
I'm the first to admit this whole salary thing is getting out of control. In the final analysis, it's still about the work.
Jim Carrey #Business #Time #Work
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.
Jim Carrey #Success
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.
Jim Carrey #Experience #Money
I haven't been as wild with my money as somebody like me might have been. I've been very safe, very conservative with investments. I don't blow money. I don't have a ton of houses. I know things can go away. I've already had that experience.
Jim Carrey #Family #Work
My family kinda hit the skids. We were experiencing poverty at that point. We all got a job, where the whole family had to work as security guards and janitors. And I just got angry.
Jim Carrey #Funny
I got a lot of support from my parents. That's the one thing I always appreciated. They didn't tell me I was being stupid they told me I was being funny.
Jim Carrey #Learning
I don't think human beings learn anything without desperation. Desperation is a necessary ingredient to learning anything or creating anything. Period. If you ain't desperate at some point, you ain't interesting.
Jim Carrey #Life
My focus is to forget the pain of life. Forget the pain, mock the pain, reduce it. And laugh.
Jim Carrey #Marriage #Relationship #Work
I'm so wrapped up in my work that it's often impossible to consider other things in my life. My marriage ended in divorce because of this, my relationship with Holly has suffered by this.
Jim Carrey #Money
The money can be a hindrance to someone like me because the danger is that you start thinking, 'Is that a $20 million take?' That kind of thing, and being self-critical.