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15 Fascinating Facts About Jim Carrey

8. Jim has something to do with green color, mostly

Often his protagonist (or antagonist) roles are associated with the color green. The Mask (1994), How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000), “The Riddler” in Batman Forever (1995), the alias ‘Mr. Red Green’ in Fun with Dick and Jane (2005). The Red Green reference in Fun With Dick and Jane might have been a nod to a Canadian comedy, The Red Green Show (1991). Source

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9. Jim is a huge fan of classic cartoons

Jim is a big-time fan of the cartoons Johnny Bravo (1997), SpongeBob SquarePants (1999) and Dave the Barbarian (2004). He feels that these characters are relatable to him. Well, we could not agree more. The characters played by him in Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994), The Mask (1994) and Dumb and Dumber (1994) later all became TV cartoons. Source

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10. Jim believed that he would make it big someday

According to Biography, Jim wrote himself a check for $10 million dollars in 1983, post-dated 10 years, hoping to be able to cash it by then. The episode also featured a clip from a 1999 interview where Jim stated he put the check in his father’s pocket after he passed away on September 13, 1994. Source

11. A Christmas lover, Jim has played roles of two iconic Christmas haters

The two most well-known fictional characters who hated Christmas, The Grinch and Ebenezer Scrooge have been played by Jim. Source

12. Jim once battled depression

To deal with his depression, Carrey took Prozac, eventually deciding to get off medications. He has stated that he no longer takes medications or stimulants of any kind, not even coffee. Source

13. Jim is not lucky with Oscars

As of 2017, Jim Carrey is the only actor (male or female) to date to win a Golden Globe for Best Actor in both the drama and comedy/musical categories without being nominated for an Academy Award. Source

14. Jim is a fan of death metal

In Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, Jim Carrey insisted on having Cannibal Corpse appear in the mosh pit scene, because they were his favorite band. Source

15. Jim was breastfed for real in Me, Myself & Irene

Jim was so humiliated that he had to clear the set before each take. He explains, “It’s very rare that I get to a place where I am actually kind of humiliated but that was one of them. It was so embarrassing to me. I was like embarrassed for the girl but she was fine with it. She was like, ‘yeah whatever.’ But I was literally apologising to her between every take. When it was time to film it I had to empty the studio. I couldn’t do it in front of anybody.” Source

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