Jim Carrey, the man with the face of elastic, is the most successful comedian of his generation. For over twenty years, his films are guaranteed hilarious adventures. Yet Carrey sometimes made trips for serious movie roles that have been well received. What are the ten best Jim Carrey movies?
Liar Liar is a typical Jim Carrey film in which he can use to your heart's his strange facial expressions and mean jokes. The lawyer Fletcher is obsessed with his work. He's lying as if it is printed. If he misses the birthday of his son and invents a poor excuse, these wishes his dad would stop lying. His wish comes true. Fletcher must already wringing rapidly over backwards because he can do nothing but tell the truth.
Man on the Moon
The famous director Miloš Forman asked Carrey to star in the biography of the comedian Andy Kaufman. Kaufman became known in the seventies thanks to his role in the series Taxi. But he struggled with his famous. The rest of his life he would remain obstinate and sabotage his career. Carrey impresses with the way he manages to portray Kaufman. Even though he was a comedian, his life is particularly tragic, something that Carrey feels perfect.
Bruce Almighty is the third collaboration between Carrey and director Tom Shadyac. In the film he plays a TV journalist who is haunted by bad luck. When he complains to God that it is not doing his job properly, he gets the chance to be a week-long God. That seems simple at first he used his supernatural powers to help themselves. Then begin to haunt the prayers through his head. The life of a Supreme Being turns out to be hard work.
Me Myself & Irene
The Farrelly brothers are specialists in politically-incorrect comedy. Carrey plays the leading role of the policeman Charlie who all his life being used by other people. After years of small ring he develops a second personality named Hank. Hank is aggressive and assertive, perhaps too aggressive. A drug must Hank keep under control. When he meets Irene, which is run from the Mafia, he tries to help her. Irene Charlie does like Hank she is totally charmed. Unfortunately, Hank is quite useful when they are in trouble.
The Cable Guy
The Cable Guy 1996 is ever made of the most underrated films. In this dark comedy, directed by that other big comedy star Ben Stiller, is the first film in which Carrey could show that he is more than a plastic face. Also nice to know is that it is the first film written and produced by Judd Apatow. Perhaps movies like Superbad, Knocked Up, Anchorman and other films Apatow never been there!
The Truman Show
Even though there is enough space for the usual jokes Carrey's The Truman Show, in essence, his first drama. Truman (played by Carrey) does not know that, from his birth in a live reality show that is watched by a large part of the world. Around thirty Truman begins to suspect that something is not right. He begins a search for the true nature of existence. The creators of the show, put everything in order to keep Truman in his artificial world.
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective
The role of animals detective Ace Ventura would mean breakthrough Carrey in 1994. The eccentric Ace is not really taken seriously by his colleagues. This will change when the mascot of the local football team is kidnapped, two weeks before the Super Bowl. Again, Carrey makes use of "bad" jokes which would be a key ingredient of its success.
Dumb and Dumber
The first collaboration between Carrey and the Farrelly brothers is a very corny comedy. Carrey plays a not very bright limousine driver who finds a forgotten suitcase with money someday. Together with his roommate (Jeff Daniels) who are not all in a row, they start looking for the owner. Soon they are being chased by criminals interested in money. With more luck than skill they learn a long way. The film was a prequel (without Carrey) and continued (with Carrey) in 2014.
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
The original duo of writer Charles Kaufman and director Michael Gondry had a very distinct sci-fi movie about love and memory in mind. For the female lead Kate Winslet was snared. Carrey would get the male lead which he had to make the first really no joke. He plays the reclusive Joel who falls for his opposite Clementine. Their relationship failed and Joel discovers that Clementine has hired a firm to erase her memories of him. In desperation Joel does the same. When the process is put in motion, Joel still trying to keep a memory of her. Carrey received much praise for the most understated role of his career.
The Mask appeared in the same year as Ace Ventura and made Carrey a star. Many of the aspects that would return later be introduced here in his films. The somewhat wimpy bank clerk Stanley Ipkiss is denied access to the hip club Coco Bongo. Mourning at the river, he finds a wooden mask. If he keeps it for fun, appears to have the mask supernatural powers. Ipkiss changes in the brutal superhero The Mask. With his green face and ribald jokes he gets quickly the city on stilts and challenges both gangsters and policemen out. Moreover, he dare as The Mask seduce the singer Tina (Cameron Diaz). Carrey in The Mask had his entire arsenal of facial expressions and lost votes, while his sensitive side is not forgotten. The result is a classic comedy which is rarely exceeded.