Jim Carrey is an actor known for his comedy roles. Who'll ever forget the maniacal twisted facial expressions. Whether it is in The Mask (1994), the Ace Ventura series or Dumb and Dumber (1994), he will always be famous for his eccentric and energetic performances. Even if it is a dark comedy like A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004), his performance can actually be spine-chilling yet rib-tickling at the same time.
Today, on the 55th birthday of the comedian, impressionist, screenwriter, and producer, we have listed out his top five most dramatic and serious roles, which are a welcome goodbye from his signature comedy. We wish you a very happy birthday Jimmy. Keep laughing and thank you for the giggles.
The Truman Show (1998)
A fantasy film in which an unwanted baby is raised by a corporation inside a simulated television show revolving around his life, until he discovers it and decides to escape. An amazing mind-bending drama helped by Jim's performance.
Man on the Moon (1999)
Although based on a comedian, this biographical drama follows the late Andy Kaufman, played by Jim. The film highlights the struggles, success and the various roles Andy played in his life to his downfall, due to cancer.
The Number 23 (2007)
While this wasn't a very well-received film, it is a rare thriller starring Carrey. His character gets obsessed with the number 23, as he connects the dots of the mysterious events in his life with the eponymous number.
The Majestic (2001)
Another one where Carrey once again shows his serious side, proving his versatility as a fine actor. He plays a script writer who is suspected of being a communist among many other Hollywood personalities. He loses his job and identity, only to find new courage, love and conviction.