Jim Carrey is one of the most renowned comedians, actors and filmmakers of all time. He has appeared in many iconic films that have been loved and appreciated by audiences around the world. His high energy, zany physical comedy and willingness to go to extremes to get a laugh have made him a beloved figure in the comedy world. While Jim Carrey has starred in many successful films, there are some that stand out as his all-time best.
The Mask (1994)
The Mask is one of Jim Carrey’s most iconic roles. He plays Stanley Ipkiss, an unlucky bank clerk who finds a mysterious mask that gives him extraordinary powers and a totally new personality. The Mask is one of the few films that truly showcase Carrey’s physical comedy and improvisational skills. The Mask was a huge box office success and was the highest-grossing movie of 1994.
Liar Liar (1997)
Liar Liar is a hilarious comedy about a lawyer who is cursed with the inability to tell a lie. Jim Carrey plays the attorney, Fletcher Reede and the film follows his wild antics as he attempts to navigate his life without being able to tell a lie. The movie was both a critical and commercial success and is considered one of Carrey’s best films.
Dumb & Dumber (1994)
Dumb & Dumber is one of Jim Carrey’s most beloved films. He stars alongside Jeff Daniels as the dimwitted and lovable Lloyd Christmas and Harry Dunne. The film follows the two as they travel across the country in search of a missing briefcase filled with money. The film was a huge success and has become a cult classic.
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994)
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective is one of Jim Carrey’s most popular and memorable roles. He plays the zany pet detective Ace Ventura and the film follows him as he attempts to solve the mystery of a missing dolphin mascot. The film was a huge success and spawned two sequels.
The Truman Show (1998)
The Truman Show is one of Jim Carrey’s most acclaimed films and one of his few dramatic roles. He plays Truman Burbank, a man who is unaware that his entire life is a television show. The film was a critical success and earned Carrey his first Golden Globe nomination.
Bruce Almighty (2003)
Bruce Almighty is a comedy about a man who is granted God-like powers by the Almighty himself. Jim Carrey stars as the titular Bruce Nolan and the film follows him as he attempts to use his newfound powers for his own gain. The film was a commercial success and spawned a sequel.
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is a critically acclaimed drama about a man who has his memories of his former lover erased. Jim Carrey plays the role of Joel Barish and the film follows him as he attempts to rebuild his life without the memories of his former love. The film was a critical and commercial success and earned Carrey his second Golden Globe nomination.
Yes Man (2008)
Yes Man is a comedy about a man who decides to start saying “yes” to every opportunity that comes his way. Jim Carrey stars as Carl Allen and the film follows him as he attempts to break out of his mundane life. The film was a commercial success and spawned a sequel.
The Number 23 (2007)
The Number 23 is a psychological thriller about a man who becomes obsessed with a book called The Number 23 after reading it. Jim Carrey stars as Walter Sparrow and the film follows him as he attempts to unravel the mystery of the book and the number 23. The film was a commercial success and earned Carrey his third Golden Globe nomination.
How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
How the Grinch Stole Christmas is a live-action adaptation of the classic Dr. Seuss story. Jim Carrey stars as the titular Grinch and the film follows him as he attempts to ruin Christmas for all of the inhabitants of Whoville. The film was a huge commercial success and is one of Carrey’s most beloved films.
Jim Carrey has been a beloved figure in the entertainment industry for decades and his films have entertained millions of people around the world. The films listed above are some of his all-time best, each one showcasing his unique talents and knack for comedy. From The Mask to How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Carrey has delivered countless iconic performances that will be remembered for years to come.