Dropped out of high school at 16.
During the filming of Me, Myself & Irene (2000), he and the production crew attended a private music show of the band Phish on June 24th 1999 at the guitarist/vocalist house in Careystock, Vermont. There, he sang two songs with Phish,
At age 10, he sent his resume to Carol Burnett.
He appeared at the 20th anniversary special for The Comedy Store wearing nothing but a sock on his penis.
At one point his family lived out of their car/trailer.
At one point he and his family all worked as janitors at a factory to make a living.
Wrote himself a check for $20 million and kept it in his wallet until he earned that amount for The Cable Guy (1996).
Manager is Jimmy Miller, who is the younger brother of actor-comedian Dennis Miller.
Shares the same birthday with Andy Kaufman, who he played in Man on the Moon (1999).
December, 2001: Announces his intention to become a United States citizen.
His total of nine MTV movie awards as of 2001 is the most MTV movie awards won by any person.
As a child, he used to wear his tap shoes to bed just in case his parents needed cheering up in the middle of the night.
Insisted that his favorite band, Cannibal Corpse, play in the movie Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994).
Many of his characters are ordinary men whose lives are changed by supernatural or otherwise unseen forces. As in The Mask (1994) (
His characters from Dumb & Dumber (1994), The Mask (1994), Bruce Almighty (2003), How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000), Man on the Moon (1999) and Lemony Snicket`s A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004_ are losers who want to be recognized and be famous.
There is some sort of a bathroom scene and car scene in almost every one of his movies.
Along with Jeff Goldblum and Damon Wayans, his voice was dubbed for certain scenes in Earth Girls Are Easy (1988).
Owns his own $25 million dollar plane.
October 2004 - Became a U.S. citizen.
Auditioned for the role of Farmer Ted in the film Sixteen Candles (1984). Eventually, actor Anthony Michael Hall won the part.
He donated a signed head-shot to Rocky Stone to be auctioned off to raise money to buy more toys for less fortunate kids as part of the Toy Mountain Campaign 2004.
While getting his start in Los Angeles, one of his frequent stops was at the Comedy Store
Wrote letters to Tupac Shakur when Tupac was in prison to help him laugh and smile. Tupac said that Carrey was his favorite actor.
He was originally cast as
Was considered for the role of Captain Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
Was originally offered the lead role in the movie The Master of Disguise (2002).
Was a straight-A student until he dropped out.
Fellow Canadian comedian Mike Myers was chosen over Carrey to play in SNL.
First actor to reach 20 million dollar mark salary (for The Cable Guy (1996))
Along with his girlfriend Jenny McCarthy, he was among the guests at Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes`s wedding.
Nicole Kidman calls him her best male friend.
Often his protagonist (or antagonist) roles are associated with the color green. The Mask (1994), How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000), "The Riddler" in Batman Forever (1995), the alias `Mr. Red Green` in Fun with Dick and Jane (2005). The Red Green reference in Fun With Dick and Jane might have been a nod to a Canadian comedy, "The Red Green Show" (1991).
At one time Carrey was slated to star as the lead in "Meet the Parents" (2000) and even contributed jokes to the screenplay, such as the main character being named `Focker`.
Studies acting with legendary coach Larry Moss.
Is a vegetarian.
Worked with two female characters from TV show "Friends" (1994), Courteney Cox in Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994) and Jennifer Aniston in Bruce Almighty (2003).
Jack Nicholson has named him, the "Jack Nicholson" of the next generation.
A fan of "Monty Python`s Flying Circus" (1969).
On September 13th, 2006, Carrey fired his agent of 15 years, Nick Stevens.
He has been nominated for 5 Golden Globes, but although more recognised for his comedic performances, the only two Globes he`s won were for dramatic performances. (The Truman Show (1998) and Man on the Moon (1999)).
He has said that Joel, his painfully shy, lovelorn character in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004), is closer to what he's like when he's not "on," and that making the film lead him to reflect on his past relationships and why they didn't work out. (imdb.com)
Attended Agincourt Collegiate Institute (High School), in Scarborough. (imdb.com)
Melissa Womer Carrey filed court papers in Los Angeles Superior Court requesting more child support, saying that $10,000 a month "is not sufficient" to meet the needs of their 15-year-old daughter Jane, who wants to pursue a career in the entertainment industry. An April 21 hearing is scheduled on the support request. (30 January 2003) (imdb.com)
Although he obtained American citizenship, he still intends to keep his Canadian citizenship. (imdb.com)
Played a fictional man who is not (yet) aware he is on television on "The Truman Show" (1998) and a real life man who believed he was always on television "Man on the Moon" (1999). (imdb.com)
Turned down the offer to induct Jerry Lawler into the WWE Hall Of Fame in 2007, for he believed the people in the audience would have come to the ceremony to see him, not the legends being honored that night. (imdb.com)
Chosen by "People" magazine as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the World.  (imdb.com)
His performance as "Ace Ventura" in Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994) is ranked #97 on Premiere Magazine's 100 Greatest Movie Characters of All Time. (imdb.com)
While filming Earth Girls Are Easy (1988), it took approximately two and a half hours for him and co-stars Jeff Goldblum and Damon Wayans to be suited up as the aliens. (imdb.com)
Hosted "YTV Awards Show" in mid '80s with Laurie from "Fox After Breakfast" (1996). YTV is Canada's Youth Television station. (imdb.com)