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He is also set to star as Mr. Applegate in a film adaption of the broadway musical Damn Yankees. James Eugene Carrey was born in Newmarket, Ontario, Canada, the son of Kathleen (née Oram), a homemaker, and Percy Carrey (1927-1994), a musician and accountant. Carrey began performing at The Comedy Store and in 1982, appeared on the televised stand-up show An Evening at the Improv. in 1984, Carrey was soon cast, surprisingly, as the lead in the NBC sitcom The Duck Factory, in which he played a quirky young artist alongside Jay Tarses. Despite the sudden cancellation, Carrey landed supporting roles in several low-budget films: Once Bitten (1985), Peggy Sue Got Married (1986), and The Dead Pool (1988).

Jim Carrey Departs Dumb And Dumber Sequel Jim Carrey has dropped out of the DUMB and DUMBER sequel after reportedly growing frustrated by continuous delays and lack of studio support for thefilm. [link]

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Although The Movie Was Nominated For Three Other Awards Carrey Did Not

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Both films earned Carrey Golden Globe awards. His mother was of French,  Irish,  and Scottish descent and his father was of French Canadian ancestry (the family’s original surname was Carré). One reviewer in the Toronto Star raved that Carrey was “a genuine star coming to life.” in the early 1980s, Carrey moved to Los Angeles and started working at The Comedy Store, where he was noticed by comedian Rodney Dangerfield, who signed the young comedian to open Dangerfield’s tour performances. Carrey then turned his attention to the film and television industries, auditioning to be a cast member for the 1980-1981 season of NBC’s Saturday Night Live. Carrey continued working in smaller film and television roles, which led to a friendship with fellow comedian Damon Wayans, who co-starred with Carrey as an extraterrestrial in 1989′s Earth Girls Are Easy. Both films were successful at the box office and earned Carrey multi-million-dollar paychecks. Although the movie was nominated for three other awards, Carrey did not personally receive a nomination, leading him to joke that “it’s an honor just to be nominated…oh no,” during his appearance on the Oscar telecast. The film grossed $24 million on its opening weekend and $90 million by the end of its domestic run.