Jim Carrey has been making us cackle ever since the '90s, where his snappy one-liners and face contortions made us laugh until we cried in movies such as Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, Dumb & Dumber and The Mask. And on the other end of the spectrum, throughout his vibrant Hollywood acting career, he's also appeared in some pretty hard-hitting situations — his performance in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind alongside Kate Winslet is just one example:
All in all, Jim Carrey already has countless projects under his belt, marking him as one of the most diverse actors in the industry. Indeed, whatever he turns his mind to — whether it be a eye-watering comedy, a tense thriller or a heart-breaking drama — he wows audiences with his raw talent and ability to entertain.
However, as much as we might hate to admit it, we've somewhat lost sight of what the actor has been up to this year. So, without any further hesitation, here's your chance to get up to date with what exactly Jim Carrey has been doing since the end of 2015 and in 2016.
1. He's been struggling with loss
Sadly, almost a year ago on September 28, 2015, Jim Carrey's girlfriend Catriona White was found dead in her home after taking her own life. The cause of her unexpected passing was a self-induced prescription drug overdose.
Back then, the news of her tragic death rocked Hollywood and nobody felt the heartbreak more than the actor. The couple had dated on and off for over three years, beginning their relationship in 2012 before life ruthlessly tore them apart. Upon the burial of his girlfriend in October, Carrey posted the following tribute to his lost love:
Over the next few months into 2016, Jim kept relatively out of the limelight.
2. He's been making people laugh at the Golden Globes
However, when the Golden Globes hit in 2016, Carrey put on a brave face and stepped out into the public eye once more. And he showed us all that he'd still got it when he made one of the most epic introductions to the award going out for Best Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical. Above is his hilarious speech with a smattering of philosophical musings, of course.
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3. He's been working on two movies
It hasn't been an easy year for Jim Carrey in 2016, yet despite everything, the actor has even managed to dive headfirst into two projects. First up is True Crimes, a thriller that is set to hit screens at some point in 2016, although the release date is still unknown. Starring alongside Charlotte Gainsbourg and Marton Csokas, the movie is based on a 2008 article written by David Grann in the New Yorker about a murder investigation concerning a business man.
The second of Carrey's greatly anticipated projects this year is The Bad Batch, also hitting cinemas on an undetermined date in 2016. Currently, all we know is that the movie will be focusing on a community of cannibals and a dystopian love story in the heart of the Texas wasteland. Intriguing? Most definitely, especially considering it will see the likes of Jason Momoa and Keanu Reeves making fine appearances. Watch this space.
What is your favorite Jim Carrey movie?