Jim Carrey: the goofball with dramatic guts
The actor's birthday is on January 17
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Jim Carrey is lauded as one of the greatest comedic actors ever, his goofy facial expressions (you know the ones) in hilarious movies like 'Ace Ventura: Pet Detective' (1994) and 'Dumb and Dumber' (1994) being the first to spring to mind. But even more celebrated are his more serious films, most notably 'The Truman Show' (1998) and 'Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind' (2004).
Over his long and fruitful career, Carrey has proven to be a character both on- and off-screen, at one moment pulling jokes no one dares to, then sharing a gutsy political drawing, and then making you cry in the cinema.
Click through this gallery to get a closer look at his journey so far.
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