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Jim Carrey of Canada - An Actor, A Man, A Legend!

Jim Carrey of Canada - An Actor, A Man, A Legend!

We know him as the funny guy from comedies such as The Mask, Ace Ventura and Liar Liar, the reclusive guy in Eternal Sunshine if the Spotless Mind and from sweet family films including How the Grinch Stole Christmas. That's our meagre attempt to introduce A list Hollywood star Jim Carrey.

To many people, he is just that - a Hollywood star that's funny too. To his many fans in Canada and across the world, he is the funny man that will make sure you laugh anytime, any day. 

What most people don't know is that he is a sensitive, caring person that's passionate about what he believes in and ready to make anyone laugh.

After taking a break from the screen for some time, Jim's recently been thrust into the spotlight following the death of 30 year old Cathrina White, who happened to be his girlfriend, from a drug overdose.

All of a sudden, the internet is divided over who the real Jim Carrey is, following a lawsuit filed against him by some of Miss Cathriona's relatives in the wake of the incident.

Jim Carrey is, in many ways, an example for anyone out there that's struggling with personal demons and life's bottlenecks. 

If you've read all the stories about him on the internet, you'll find that his is not a riches-to- rags story. It's the other way around, having struggled all the way from Canada's night clubs until his first break out role in 1994's The Mask.

 And, despite struggling with mental illness and bouts of depression(he admitted to using prescription antidepressants at one time) for some time, Jim managed to get back on his feet and fight for his dreams. This clip that has been put together by Absolute Motivation Blog in the UK brings together some insights from Jim himself and definitely should inspire us all. Watch the video below.

If awards received are anything to go by, Jim Carrey's acting and comedic abilities are some of the finest Canada has ever produced. Jim has been the recipient of a number of award nominations in his career, including Golden Globe Awards, People's Choice Awards, BAFTAs, Canadian Comedy Awards, Teen Choice Awards and more.

Despite never having received an Academy Award nomination or win, Jim Carrey has still been nominated 6 times at the Golden Globe Awards, winning twice for Leading Actor in 1998's The Truman Show and 1999's Man on the Moon. He is also the recipient of SAG and BAFTA award nominations for the Man on the Moon and 2004's Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.

In the true sense of the word, Canada never forgets its heroes. On August 29th 2014, Canada Post honored Jim by releasing a limited edition of postage stamps complete with his face.

Did you know? Years after singer Tupac revealed that Jim Carrey was his favourite actor, Jim returned the compliment by writing him letters in jail just to make him laugh.

Jim is a supporter of various causes including fights against HIV/AIDS, homelessness and bullying. He's also offered support for bodies including the Muhammad Ali Parkinson's Foundation, Comic Relief, St Jude's Children Research Hospital, Elton John AIDS Foundation and more. The 55 year old actor is no stranger to considerable financial donations either, having given $1 million to the American: A Tributebto the Heroes telethon years back and countless other donations.

There will always be a new story about funny man Jim Carrey, but in our hearts and minds, he still stands as one of the legendary Canadians ever born.

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