Happy 50th Jim Carrey!

A very happy ½ century mark to Jim Carrey! He seems to have given up on chasing Oscar and returned to the generally more lucrative world of high concept multiplex comedy. We kind of miss his dramedic self.

Favorite Carrey performances off the top of my head.

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) The Truman Show (1998)

...and yes, I'd have nominated him for both of those.  Man on the Moon (1999)

...one of those rare cases where Oscar got really stingy about loving biopic mimicry.  Doing Time on Maple Drive (1992) Batman Forever (1995) I Love You Phillip Morris (2010) The Mask (1994) Bruce Almighty (2003) Liar Liar (1997) Lemony Snicket A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004)

 It's true. I never saw the comedic blockbusters involving his talking ass or doubled idiocy.


The first time I ever saw him was on the shortlived sitcom "The Duck Factory" which I watched as a kid because I wanted to be
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