Birthday of the Week: 17 January 2012 – Happy Birthday Jim Carrey!!

Hi Boys and Girls!

It’s someone’s special day today…..that’s right, join me in wishing Jim Carrey a special Happy Birthday!

Jim Carrey turns 50 today!

Jim of course is originally Canadian, but we’ll forgive him as he used to date Playboy Model Jenny McCarthy and received US citizenship back in 2004.

Jim dated Jenny for 5 Years until they split in 2010....!

One of the biggest comedians of his time, Jim moved to LA aged 17 to begin work at the Comedy Store. By 1996 he was paid $20 million for the Cable Guy, directed by Ben Stiller….at the time this was the highest ever amount paid to a comedian….go go Jim!!!

Five Facts You Probably Didn’t Know about Jim:

1. Jim’s first job was as a janitor in a factory.

2. His favourite colour is green.

3. Original family name Carré is French.

4. Favourite food is Grilled cheese sandwiches and ketchup.

5. Carrey’s films have grossed over $2.3 billion in total.

Let’s reminisce about some of Jim’s best work…..

1990: In Living Color

After befriending Damon Wayans, Jim got his first TV break in the iconic TV series In Living Color....!

1994: Ace Ventura – Pet Detective

Jim's first massive hit was in Ace Ventura: Pet Detective...although hated by critics, the public loved it...and so did I!!!

1994: The Mask

Remember that KISS????????

2000: The Grinch

Remember The Grinch Who Stole Christmas? Yep....that Jim Carrey too!!

 2008: Yes Man

Recently of course he starred in Yes Man with our favourite It Girl Zooey Deschanel!

2012 and Beyond

Jim's next project is rumoured to be a sequel of his mega hit Bruce Almighty, originally released in 2003....!

 

 

Hugs and Kisses

Derek x

derek@ineligibleforgreatness.com

twitter.com/ineligiblederek

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