February 12, 2016
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Someone has to say it, Jim Carrey’s the man

Posted 10/14/09

Does anybody not like Jim Carrey?

You may think you don’t, but let me give you a little nugget of information – he’s gaining 50 pounds to play Curly in a 3 Stooges movie.

Bet you like him now.

Could anyone play the jolly fool of the stooge clan anymore perfectly? I, personally, have always been a fan of the stooges and can’t for the life of me figure out why no one has made a big screen feature about them earlier, but am pleased that Jim Carrey, the man who brought us the immortal Ace Ventura, will be playing the stooge most likely to get gouged in the eyes, hit in the head with a hammer or smacked with a woman’s purse.

Maybe you don’t like Jim Carrey because he talked with his butt in two Ace Ventura movies.

Immature? Yes. But not funny? Come on! Can you say comedic gold anybody?

Plus, Curly wasn’t known for being a rubber face, but Jim Carrey is, which means when Curly steps on a rake and it swings up to hit him in the face in the movie, not only will he squeal in pain, but a ridiculous face unlike one ever seen in a person’s normal day will be included in the gag.


Will he win an Oscar? It’s too early to tell. But I’m going to venture a guess and say, “Yeah right.”

But then again, Renee Zellweger won one for gaining weight to play Bridget Jones.

Who did Renee co-star with in Me, Myself and Irene? Why that would be Jim Carrey! Hmmmm….

Oh, and for those of you still doubting your love and appreciation for Jim Carrey, I have three words for you.

Dumb and Dumber.

Who did he co-star with in that film, which people still quote regularly millions of times a day?

Oh, that would be Jeff Daniels. A native of Michigan. Which means if you hate Jim Carrey, you hate Jeff Daniels, thus you hate Michigan!

Is it strong logic? No. But hey, this is my column.

Some people have given Jim flak about not being able to successfully “convince the audience” that he can be a “serious” actor.

To them I say “Who cares?”

That argument to me, will hold up when George Clooney and Robert DeNiro prove they can join a comedy troupe like the one assembled for “In Living Color” and not only hold their own, but steal the show!

Have you seen the skit where Jim Carrey impersonates Vanilla Ice?

How about when he hosted Saturday Night Live and bobbed his head with the Roxbury boys? Tom Hanks wasn’t as funny when he did it, and he eats awards for breakfast.

Did I mention Dumb and Dumber? How about the scene where he fights the chef in the Oriental restaurant?

The Academy won’t recognize, but I hope all of us can… Jim Carrey is the man.

He made Dumb and Dumber. Think about it.

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