Jim Carrey will be returning to the big screen in the highly anticipated sequel to Dumb and Dumber To November 14th. Carrey will be returning to his beloved character, Lloyd Christmas but Carrey has not always been known for his comedic roles. As of late, the actor has been taking on unique and more dramatic roles.
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At first, many movie fans wondered how Carrey would transition to the more dramatic role but two films helped to solidify his spot in both genres. Carrey won two Golden Globes over the course of his career including back in 1998 for his work on The Truman Show, he won his first Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama for that film. The next year Carrey took home the award once again for his portrayal of Andy Kaufman in Man on the Moon.
TheCelebrityCafe.com is counting down the top ten Carrey films in honor of the upcoming Dumb and Dumber To. Did your favorite film not make the list? Comment below and add your favorite and add if you are looking forward to the sequel to Dumb and Dumber.
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10. How the Grinch Stole Christmas
This live action remake of this Christmas classic brought the story to a whole new generation. Carrey brought the role of the Grinch to life with help from his over the top personality and hours of make up.
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9. The Mask
One of the first major comedic films that helped to launch Carrey into the mainstream of Hollywood was The Mask. The movie was released back in the summer of 1994.
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8. The Cable Guy
When Ben Stiller and Jim Carrey teamed up for this dark comedy, it became an instant fan favorite and now has a huge fan following.
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7. Liar Liar
Another film in the string of successful comedies from Carrey, Liar Liar was released back in 1997. Carrey earned a Golden Globe nomination for his role in the film.
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6. Bruce Almighty
Jim Carrey comes face to face with God, played by Morgan Freeman, in this heartfelt and sincere comedy.
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5. The Truman Show
Before Reality TV had overtaken the world, it was first explored in this complex introspective film, The Truman Show. Carrey won two Golden Globes over the course of his career including back in 1998 for his work on The Truman Show, he won his first Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama for that film.
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4. Ace Ventura: Pet Detective
One of his most beloved roles in films, Carrey is known for playing Ace Ventura in this hilarious, over the top comedy.
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3. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind showed off Carrey’s dramatic acting skills and helped for him to gather more critical recognition for his work. His co-star in the film, Kate Winslet received an Oscar nomination for her work in the film.
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2. Dumb & Dumber
When fans think of Carrey, it is hard to not mention his role as Lloyd Christmas in Dumb & Dumber. This film has become one of his most successful to date and is quoted around the world.
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1. Man on the Moon
Carrey brought to life the real life comic, Andy Kaufman, on the big screen and became this character effortlessly. It was rumored when this film was coming out that Carrey’s performance was Oscar worthy. This role showed the combination of Carrey’s comedic and dramatic acting skills in a way that seemed perfectly planned. Man on the Moon might not be the biggest box office film of his career but it showed his entire range as an actor.