6 Jim Carrey Movies that Will Blow Your Mind
The magic of Jim Carrey lies in his portrayal of slapstick characters with élan. Considered one of the finest comedy actors, he is one of the biggest box office draws in Hollywood. He has given several comedies which are regarded among the best comedy movies to reckon with. A dynamic actor, Carrey portrays serious as well as comic characters with equal flamboyance. The top 6 Jim Carrey movies that will blow your mind are listed here.
1. Bruce Almighty
Jim Carrey plays the role of a news reporter who does not cease complaining about his misfortunes to God. One day, God Himself meets him and bestows all His powers upon him. God asks him to now try and change the world by making right the wrongs which he thinks God has made. Filled with numerous funny moments and Jim Carrey acting God, it is a must-watch for all comedy lovers.
2. The Mask
Also a superhero movie, 'The Mask' tells the tale of a bank clerk who happens to find a strange mask which he dons and gets transformed into a superhero. Made in 1994, this movie was nominated for the Oscars for ‘Best Special Effects’ and Jim Carrey’s performance added punch to this funny film. This breakthrough action packed movie was made using live animation at a time when CGI was yet to come to the fore.
3. Dumb and Dumber
Dumb and Dumber is the story of a mindless journey of two mindless losers embark on to return a suitcase filled with money to its original owner - a pretty lady, whom they try to find in Colorado. Regarded as a cult classic, this comedy is an all-time favorite of Jim Carrey fans.
4. Man on the Moon
In 'Man on the Moon', Jim Carrey played the role of the 80’s comedian Andy Kaufman. Essentially a biopic, in this movie, Carrey portrayed Kaufman’s characteristic eccentricities and odd way of living with brilliance, thereby proving his talent as a dynamic actor able to portray both comic and dramatic roles with ease. Carrey won the Golden Globe Award for ‘Best Actor’ for this movie.
5. Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind
A great Carrey movie and a must-see, 'Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind' is a very complex drama which tells the story of a couple in a disorderly relationship. Both undergo a procedure to erase each other from memory. During the process, Carrey’s character decides otherwise as he views memories of their relationship from the past. Jim Carrey predominantly plays a dramatic role in this movie.
6. The Truman Show
Probably the best of the lot and a favorite of most Jim Carrey fans, 'The Truman Show' is a beautiful drama about a man whose entire life is a television reality show. Carrey portrays a range of emotions from being a calm, well- mannered average person to one who deals with the truth that his entire life has only been a show for the world to see. The movie was nominated for 3 Academy Awards including ‘Best Director’ and ‘Best Original Screenplay’.