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Old 03-27-07, 07:07 PM   #1
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Is it safe to say that Jim Carrey's career is pretty much over?

I used to like him a lot but ever since he started to try and be this serious actor, he lost that it factor I guess. I think he's great in comedies and think he should just stick to those but I have this feeling that he's not going to do that. Has he done a comedy since Bruce Almighty?

It just seems to me that he is trying desperately to get an Oscar and I don't think that'll ever happen.

I liked him in the Truman Show but I think that was more so because the movie was well-written and well-done. I thought his performance was good not great.

Now with the movie 23 that was pretty much a bomb, I think he's on his way out. Steve Carrell has taken his place and is also a far far better actor than Jim Carrey could ever hope to be. I think he'll end up taking a lot of the acting gigs that Jim would otherwise get.

I guess we'll see 5-10 years from now.
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Old 03-27-07, 07:16 PM   #2
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I disagree. I like the fact that he's branching out from straight comedies, to stuff like Eternal Sunshine and Man on the Moon. I think everyone involved was blemished by The Number 23, so I wouldn't hold that against just him. His run from 94-98 was amazing and probably won't be topped, so seeing him in a bit of a slump now doesn't necessarily spell disaster for his entire career. I think he just needs to be smarter in picking roles, and now that he's fired his agent (apparently over The Number 23 debacle), he might start making better choices.
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Old 03-27-07, 07:18 PM   #3
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Steve Carrel has taken his place? Really? What proof do you have of this? Steve has ONE 100m film to his credit (not counting LMS, he wasn't the lead). Jim has how many? How many other $80m films? Even Steve's next big film is a JIM CARREY sequel.

Steve is a talented guy, but his accomplishments pale next to Carrey's. Just silly to even insinuate otherwise.
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Old 03-27-07, 07:20 PM   #4
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Fun With Dick and Jane
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$110,332,737 (USA) (26 February 2006) (sub-total)

To answer your question, no.

Horton Hears a Who is going to make money as well.
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Old 03-27-07, 07:43 PM   #5
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Even if Jim Carrey weren't making $20 million a movie and having each movie do over $100 million at the box office, that doesn't mean his career is over.
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Old 03-27-07, 07:49 PM   #6
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He was great in Man on the Moon, and he was great in Bruce Almighty.... He's as talented as ever, he just needs to make better choices as to the roles he takes on.
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Old 03-27-07, 07:55 PM   #7
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Horton Hears a Who is going to make money as well.


Good fucking CHRIST, not another horrid Dr. Seuss shitbomb.
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Old 03-27-07, 08:01 PM   #8
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Good fucking CHRIST, not another horrid Dr. Seuss shitbomb.
Although this one is animated, and based on the stills on the IMDB page, it looks like the style is pretty close to the book.

Coincidence Alert: Steve Carell is Mayor of Whoville in Horton Hears a Who.
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Old 03-27-07, 08:04 PM   #9
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An animated Dr. Seuss might not be bad so long as it stays true to the book....
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Old 03-27-07, 08:35 PM   #10
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Steve Carell >>> Jim Carrey but alas that does not equate loss of Jim Carrey's career. He'll keep making movies and I'll keep avoiding them, simple as that.
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Old 03-27-07, 08:47 PM   #11
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Not even remotely close to being over.
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Old 03-27-07, 08:52 PM   #12
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No, not over. However, the roles he takes in the past five years or so, suck ass. He's best when he's doing physical comedy.
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Old 03-27-07, 09:06 PM   #13
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His career is over? Don't make me laugh.

Yeah he might not be raking in the huge hits like he used to, but his body of work is growing more diverse. His turn in ETERNAL SUNSHINE, one of the best-reviewed films of the decade, was quite impressive. He still had a $100m+ hit in DICK AND JANE, and BRUCE ALMIGHTY, although 3 years old, was still a $220m+ grosser.

We all should have a career being "over" like that.
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Old 03-27-07, 09:17 PM   #14
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Jim Carrey's career over? Nope. In Hollywood nobody's career is really ever over unless your name is OJ Simpson or you're dead.
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Old 03-27-07, 09:23 PM   #15
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Hell no,
about Steve Carrell, the only movie i think he has ever done has been the 40 year old virgin and little miss sunshine.
Jim Carrey's career is still going strong and i think it will for years to come, the number 23 sounds pretty intresting to me & ill pick it up when it comes to DVD.
through maybe some of his movies arn't the greatest at least hes been doing stuff unlike some of the celebrities today.
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Old 03-27-07, 09:26 PM   #17
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he's sickeningly wealthy and sticks it into jenny mccarthy every night

poor, poor jim
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Old 03-27-07, 09:32 PM   #18
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about Steve Carrell, the only movie i think he has ever done has been the 40 year old virgin and little miss sunshine.
And Bewitched. And Bruce Almighty. And Anchorman. Just off the top of my head.
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Old 03-27-07, 09:43 PM   #19
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He's pushing 50. Frankly, I don't want to see him in those zany type roles that made him popular back in the early to mid 90s. It's what made Fun With Dick and Jane from being a great movie. His performance literally dragged that movie down and held back its potential to be an intelligent comedy along the lines of Thank You For Smoking.

I think he's got plenty of great movies ahead of him, and maybe even some great comedies, but he needs to evolve as an actor. Nobody wants to see an old ass man run around and try to act like he's 30 again.
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I'll probably get a kick in the balls for this but I've been reading the Fletch books and though he is older than the charachter I can picture Jim Carrey doing the charachter justice.
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Old 03-27-07, 10:13 PM   #21
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Come on, only two of his movies have not earn back the cost:
The Majestic(2001) and Man on the Moon(1999)

His last 5 movies have made money!

Not many movie stars can say that.
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Old 03-27-07, 10:36 PM   #22
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Come on, only two of his movies have not earn back the cost:
The Majestic(2001) and Man on the Moon(1999)

His last 5 movies have made money!

Not many movie stars can say that.
And for that matter, he was excellent in Man on the Moon, it just wasn't necessarily a film for mainstream tastes. It was an art film on a big movie budget-but that wasn't his fault. His performance was great.
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Old 03-27-07, 11:21 PM   #23
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Too bad about The Majestic, I think that may be his most underrated performance. Loved that one.
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Too bad about The Majestic, I think that may be his most underrated performance. Loved that one.


He is really good in dramatic roles. I think part of the problem is the dramatic roles he chooses don't have a mass audience appeal. That's not necessarily a bad thing, unless the studio sinks a lot of money into the project because his name is attached to it in anticipation of a box office winner. I think the studios also have to be more careful...it's one thing to cast him in roles like Man on the Moon and Majestic and what not....but for the love of Mike, don't market those movies as Jim Carrey movies. You will pull in audiences that want goofy Jim and not the core audience that appreciates more artistic movies with content Maybe by being more selective of his roles in the future he can reach a wider audience with more serious roles.

And I thought he was awesome in Truman Show, too.
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Old 03-27-07, 11:47 PM   #25
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Well I for one am happy Jim's career is sinking, because like any actor when that happens it means he has to return to do a sequal to one of his hits. Which in his case is ACE VENTURA!
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