James Eugene Carrey is a Canadian actor, comedian, writer, and producer. In 1990 he gained recognition 1990 after playing a role in sketch comedy television series in living colors.
He is also famous for his slapstick performance. In 1994 he gained population as a star when he played a role in movies Ace Ventura.
He continued to support his family by doing various jobs and at the same time trying to find work as an actor.
Carrey is a man with many talents
He finally got his first break when he secured his first well known role as a recurring appearance in 1990 in the comedy series In Living Color.
He is also known as a star in a huge variety of films that received recognition and applause from the audiences.
Some of his most well-known films are Dumb and Dumber, The Mask and Batman Forever. The Truman Show and Man on the Moon both earned him the Golden Globe award for Best Actor.
In 2004, he played a role in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. One of his most recent roles was in Mr. Poppers Penguins in 2011 and The Incredible Burt Wonder stone in 2013.
Carrey is a man with many talents and well-loved for the way he brings comedy and magic to his works.
I think everybody should get rich and famous and do everything they ever dreamed of so they can see that it’s not the answer.
CARREY’S EARLY LIFE
Inspiration always strikes in times of need. James Eugene Carrey was born in January 17, 1962, in Ontario Canada, the youngest of 4 children.
His parents lived a simple life, where his father was also a musician. Talent must be running gene in the family. Carrey had a fondness for impressions.
He was great at it and believed he could excel at this field in his young years. He had an aim, and for that he even wrote to the lead of the Carol Burnett Show, Carol Burnett herself.
This was a great show of confidence from a very young age. Carrey even received a reply as he got a form letter. And all this was at the mere age of 10. However, life took a turn for the worse not long after.
THE STRUGGLE THAT LEAD TO AN INSPIRING JOURNEY
He had to help his family in some way. Young Carrey had to work a full 8 hour shift after school in a local factory to support his family, but despite the long factory work hours, his bright talent kick started eventually.
They worked at the tire factory owing to the fact that their father worked there as well.
The jobs he worked were ones of a janitor or security guards. He had to do what was necessary to survive and he did bounce back.
Carrey was never the kind of person who would give up. He continued to work on the talent he had. He even pushed towards his passion that was comedy.
When he was only 15 year old Jim started with a spot doing stand up at a Toronto comedy club, with his father’s help driving him back and forth.
He was still working at the factory during that time.
MOVE TO FAME
Being the opening act for Dangerfield brough Jim to Las Vegas. Naturally, Hollywood caught his eye and he made his attempt to get in.
Little did he know it would pave his way into the industry where he would be a star.
In 1983 at age 16 Carrey decided to move to Hollywood where he got his first part in a made-for-television movie called ‘Introducing…Janet.
After moving to Hollywood, Jim used to go on Mullholland drive and imagining seeing himself being a successful actor and getting work from top studios. He was very close to his dream coming true.
THE STORY BEHIND THE $10 MILLION CHECK
Now in his entire life, you must be wondering where the story of the $10 million check came to be.
This is a pretty inspiring story that could keep you going during the toughest parts of your life, and help you maintain your determination.
Jim was smart to use this trick to motivate himself.
While still struggling to find work and progress in his show business career, in 1985 Carrey made a surprisingly bold and visionary decision.
He wrote himself a $10-million check for “acting services rendered,” dated it 10 years in the future to Thanksgiving of 1995, and kept it in his wallet.
All these years, the check was there waiting to be used. Carrey’s time wasn’t far off though.
Behind every great man is a woman rolling her eyes.