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Jim Carrey por Luis Rodolfo

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Jim Carrey
 James Eugene
(born January 17, 1962) isaCanadianandAmerican
 actor, comedian, and producer. Carrey has receivedfour Golden Globe Awardnominations, winning two. Known for his highly energeticslapstick performances, he has been described as one of the biggest movie starsinHollywood.
 Carrey first gained recognition in 1990 after landing a recurring role in the sketchcomedy 
.His first leading roles in major productions came with 
 (1995). In 1997, he gave a criticallyacclaimed performance in 
,which earned him aGolden Globe Awardnomination for Best Actor.He then starred in the critically acclaimed hits 
 (1998) and 
 (1999), both garnering himtwo Golden Globe Awards for Best Actor.In 2000, he gained further recognition for his portrayal of theThe Grinchin 
.Three years later, Carrey starred in the major blockbuster film 
(2003). The following year he starred in 
 (2004), for which he received another Golden Globe nomination inaddition to aBAFTA Awardnomination. He then starred in popular productions 
 (2009), and 
 (2011).He is set to star in 
 in 2013 as Steve Gray. He is also set to star as Mr. Applegate in a film adaption of the broadway musical 
Early life 
James Eugene Carrey was born in Newmarket, Ontario,Canada ,[1] the son of  Kathleen (née Oram), a homemaker, and Percy Carrey (1927-1994), a musician and accountant .[4][5] He has three older siblings, John, Patricia, and Rita. He was raised Roman Catholic .[6][7] His mother was of French, Irish, and Scottish descen t[8] and his father was of French Canadian ancestry (the family's original  surname was Carré).[9][10] After his family moved to Scarborough, Ontario,when  Carrey was 14 years old, he attended Blessed Trinity Catholic School, in North York,for two years, enrolled at Agincourt Collegiate Institute for another year, then  briefly attended Northview Heights Secondary School for the remainder of his high school career (all together, he spent three years in Grade 10).Carrey lived in Burlington, Ontario,for eight years and attended Aldershot High  School,where he once opened for 1980s new wave band Spoons.In Hamilton  Spectator interview (February 2007), Carrey remarked, "If my career in show 
business hadn't panned out I would probably be working today in Hamilton,Ontario at the Dofasco steel mill." When looking across the Burlington Bay toward  Hamilton, he could see the mills and thought, "Those were where the great jobs were.
At this point, he already had experience working in a science testing facility in Richmond Hill, Ontario. 
Early work 
While struggling to obtain work and making a name for himself, Carrey's father decided to help the young comedian put together a stage act, driving him to 
to debut at 
Unfortunately, Carrey's impersonations bombed and this gave him doubts about his capability as a professional entertainer. His family, at the time, were struggling financially meaning it was difficult for them to support Carrey's ambitions. Eventually, the family's financial problems were dealt with and they moved into a new home .
With a now more domestic stability, Carrey worked up the nerve to return to the stage with a more polished act. In a short period of time, Carrey went from open mic nights to regular paid shows; a growing reputation building in the process. One reviewer in the 
raved that Carrey was "a genuine star coming to life" .
Carrey was soon noticed by comedian 
,who signed the young comedian to open Dangerfield's tour performances .
He eventually brought Carrey to 
,after which he decided to move to 
.Carrey began performing at 
and in 1982, appeared on the televised stand-up show 
The following year, he debuted his act on 
 Despite his increasing popularity as a stand-up comedian, Carrey turned his attention to the film and television industries, auditioning to be a cast member for the 
Carrey was not selected for the position (although he did host the show in 
,and again in 
 ). He was, after a period of time, cast in several low-budget films: 
(1981) playing a struggling young comic, and 
(1983) playing a sex-starved teen, the latter including his impersonation of 
Since the film had a less than one hour runtime consisting largely of musical performances by 
,it was not considered a full-length feature film.In 1984, Carrey was soon cast, surprisingly, as the lead in the NBC sitcom 
,in which he played a quirky young artist alongside 
. However, the show was unceremoniously cancelled during its first season. Despite the sudden cancellation, Carrey landed supporting roles in several low-budget films: 
(1986), and 
(1988).When Carrey returned to stand-up, he retired his old act vowing that he didn't want to be famous for 
other people; "Some nights it was a melee, literally,where I'd be standing trying to defend myself for what I was doing. People would 

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