Jim Carrey (1962)

Jim Carrey

1962 On 17th January James Eugene Carrey is born in Newmarket, Ontario, Canada. Later known as Jim Carrey, he is one of the biggest comedians of the last decades.

1977 At only 15 years old, young Jim starts doing stand-up comedy.

1979 Carrey is discovered by the comedians Buddy Hackett and Rodney Dangerfield and gets invited to open their shows while touring.

1983 The actor moves to Hollywood, where he starts getting roles in tv shows like The Duck Factory. He also starts his comedy moments on The Tonight Show.

1978 Carrey marries Melissa Womer, with whom he has a daughter.

1991 The actor starts the live tv show Jim Carrey's Unnatural Act.

1994 Carrey gains international fame after playing in Ace Ventura – Pet Detective. The movie is very well received by the audience. The year is a very successful one, Carrey also starring in The Mask and Dumb and Dumber.

1995 Carrey plays in the Ace Ventura sequel and in Batman Forever.

1996 The comedy Cable Guy is launched, a favourite among fans.  The same year Carrey marries actress Lauren Holly, his partner from Dumb and Dumber.

1997 The memorable comedies series goes on with Liar Liar.

1998 The actor wins his first Golden Globe for the role in The Truman Show.

1999 Just one year after, he wins his second Golden Globe for the biopic movie Man on the Moon, in which Jim plays the role of comediant Andy Kaufman.

2000 The comedy Me, Myself and Irene is launched. Jim starrs among Renee Zellweger to play a man with identity disorder. The year also brings Jim a role in the movie How the Grinch stole Christimas. Also known as The Grinch, it is the highest ranked holiday movie of all time, with more than $300 milion in sales.

2003 Carrey plays among joacă Jennifer Aniston and Morgan Freeman in Bruce Almighty. The comedy sells for more than 484 $milion, becoming one of the best selling comedies of all time.

2004 Jim stars among Kate Winslet in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, a new selling success. The same year he gets a star on the Candian Walk of Fame in Toronto and becomes an american citizen.

2007 Actorul stars in Number 23, a well-received by the audience thriller.

2008 The comedy Yes Man is launched, bringing huge sales yet again.