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Jim Carrey is probably one of the funniest most memorable comedians to date. His career peaked in the 1990s with his role in Dumb and Dumber and Liar, Liar. However, the last few years we haven’t seen much of Carrey. This is what the comedian is up to now.

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Jim Carrey always knew that he wanted to be a comedian. From an early age he would practice impressions and make people laugh. He would do stand up in comedy clubs and eventually caught Rodney Dangerfield’s attention.

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After signing on as a supporting act for Rodney, Carrey moved to Hollywood. He appeared on shows such as The Tonight Show and An Evening at the Improv in the 1980s. By the 1990s he was starring in movies.

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1994 was a successful year for the comedian. He starred in three hit movies: Dumb and Dumber, The Mask, and Ace Ventura: Pet Detective. Audiences ate him up. They loved his impressions and goofy actions.

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Carrey went on to play Riddler, Batman’s villain in Batman Forever and starred in the sequel to Ace Ventura. By 1995 he was making $20 million per movie! Carrey was determined to make it as a serious actor too. He showed his talents in The Truman Show.

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In 2004, Jim Carrey starred in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. His performance won him many nominations.

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According to IGN, “Some people have started to make the comparison between the ‘goofy’ Jim Carrey role and the ‘serious’ Jim Carrey role. “Carrey agreed with their observation. “It’s a Jekyll and Hyde situation. [The roles] just come as they come,” he responded. In 2007, Carrey had the lead role in a psychological thriller The Number 23.

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While The Number 23 was a brand new genre for the comedian, it didn’t do well at the box office. It didn’t break his career though. He went on to star in Yes Man and A Christmas Carol.

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Carrey’s latest performances were receiving mixed reviews. With the rise of social media, fans were able to get to know the real Jim Carrey through his tweets and original thoughts. Some of them pretty controversial.

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When Kick-Ass 2 was released, the actor expressed his dislike for how violent it was. “I did Kick-Ass a month before Sandy Hook. And now in all good conscience I cannot support that level of violence. My apologies to others involved with the film. I am not ashamed of it, but recent events have caused a change in my heart,” he wrote.

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While some fans praised Carrey’s response, others were upset with his statement. Comic book creator, Mark Millar, said, “the big deal we made of the fact that [Carrey’s character] refused to fire a gun is something he told us attracted him to the role in the first place.”

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In 2015 Carrey revealed his anti-vaccination stance on Twitter, which stirred up even more controversy. “California Gov says yes to poisoning more children with mercury and aluminum in mandatory vaccines. The corporate fascist must be stopped.”

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People were quick to correct the comedian on his false information. “I am not anti-vaccine. I am anti-thimerosal, anti-mercury. They have taken some of the mercury laden thimerosal out of vaccines. NOT ALL!” he tweeted in hopes to redeem himself.

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The tweet changed how people looked at Carrey. “The anti-vax crowd has never been about reasoned argument or a cool-headed look at clinical science. They’ve been all about rage, all about echo-chamber misinformation,” Time magazine wrote in an article titled “Jim Carrey, Please Shut Up About Vaccines.”

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Since the tweet, the only role Carrey has had was on SNL. This was back in 2015.

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Carrey was kicked while he was down when his ex-girlfriend, Cathriona White, committed suicide in September 2015. This started a long and emotional journey for Carrey. White’s family claimed that she had killed herself using drugs prescribed to Carrey.

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Brigid Sweetman, White’s mother accused Carrey of emotional abusing her daughter and transmitting various STD’s to her daughter. While these are only allegations, it still stuck in people’s minds.

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Since 2015, Carrey has been dealing with the lawsuit against White’s family. His lawyers say that White had tried to extort money from Carrey after their break up. White’s family claims that Carrey intimidated White with high-profile lawyers. It is still going on to this day.

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“I’m not hungry anymore. I’ve done it all!” Carrey exclaimed during an appearance at Pasadena’s Icehouse Comedy Club. Even if he is able to clear his name, he probably doesn’t plan to go back to Hollywood work.

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Although, you can watch Carrey on the small screen in Kidding. He paired up with director, Michel Gondry for the Showtime show that will appear in 2018.

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