Jim Carrey has acted in more than forty films throughout the course of his career in Hollywood, some of which have been a little eccentric…
But there was this one movie Carrey completely regrets making to this day.
Carrey first rose to fame in gross-out comedy movies such as Dumb & Dumber and Ace Ventura, where his seemingly elastic face and never-ending supply of energy gained much fan acclaim.
Since then, Carrey has starred in films across a wide range of genres, including a range of excellent romcoms like Bruce Almighty.
But, Carrey doesn’t shy away from more dramatic roles, either. He gained a lot of critical praise for his role in dystopian reality television satire, The Truman Show. He also played the romantic straight-man lead in artsy classic, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.
Alongside his acting success, Carrey has had to deal with a certain level of fame. Particularly in the ’90s, Carrey was one of the most recognizable faces in the celebrity world, and his hugely successful film roles led to a legion of loyal fans.
At first, Carrey seemed to court the public’s attention, but in recent years, he’s become a lot more private and less keen on holding his spot in the public eye. In fact, he’s often quite critical of society’s obsession with fame.
As many will know, Carrey has been a successful comedian for many years now, but to begin with it wasn’t like that.
During his first time on stage, things went pretty badly as he has previously explained: “I finally got offstage to huge applause just because I mentioned I was going to leave the stage.”
“Then I crawled through the audience on my hands and knees, popped up behind the piano and started banging on the keys, singing, ‘I hate you all, you gave me cancer.’”
“I got in the car and I cried all the way home,” he said. “Because I don’t want to make people unhappy.”
But following this, he found success in Hollywood, where he has gone on to play a variety of roles, but Carrey has revealed there’s one role he regretted playing in.
Carrey has done it all, going from How the Grinch stole Christmas to The Mask and all his other iconic roles on the big screen.
And through all his successful parts, he regrets playing Captain Stars & Stripes from the comic-book sequel Kick-Ass 2.
Carrey played a bat-wielding vigilante in the movie.
Unfortunately, shortly before the movie was heading to the big screen, the US suffered one of the worst mass shootings in its history when a gunman opened fire in Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, killing twenty-six people.
The incident wounded many and seemed to particularly resonate with Carrey, who became a firm gun control advocate in the wake of the incident.
Carrey swore never to play a role in his movie that involves excessive violence.
“I did Kick-Ass a month before Sandy Hook and now in all good conscience I cannot support that level of violence,” Carrey wrote on Twitter back in June 2013.
“I meant to say my apologies to others involved with the film. I am not ashamed of it but recent events have caused a change in my heart.”
What do you think of his comments?