Many of his characters are ordinary men whose lives are changed by supernatural or otherwise unseen forces. As in The Mask (1994) (" (Ipkiss happens to find the mask), The Majestic (2001) (Appleton is unlucky and suffers amnesia), Liar Liar (1997) (His son's birthday wish comes true), Bruce Almighty (2003) (Divine intervention), The Truman Show (1998) (He finds his life is a TV show), and so on. (imdb.com)
Has said that his least favorite movie is The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes (1969). (imdb.com)
Bought a Harley Davidson motorcycle and got a vanity license plate for it which read "NO TAG" as a joke. This resulted in Jim receiving numerous traffic tickets in the mail that were meant for other people. As it turns out, when filling out a ticket, police officers write "no tag" in the license plate number slot on the ticket when the offending vehicle has no license plate. In some cases, this was interpreted as the actual license plate number, as it was in Jim's case, which caused the tickets to be routed to him. (imdb.com)
Ranked #54 in Empire (UK) magazine's "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list. [October 1997] (imdb.com)
Went through depression in the 1980s while struggling to make ends meet as a comedian. (imdb.com)
Has a daughter, Jane Erin Carrey, with his first wife, Melissa Carrey (b. 6 September 1987). (imdb.com)
Many of his characters have a job or interest in TV (The Mask (1994), Batman Forever (1995), The Cable Guy (1996), The Truman Show (1998), Man on the Moon (1999), Bruce Almighty (2003)) (imdb.com)
Ranked #5 in Star TV's Top 10 Box Office Stars of the 1990s (2003) (imdb.com)
Before Martin Scorsese's The Aviator (2004), he spent years trying to produce and star in a film of Howard Hughes' life as Hughes himself. (imdb.com)
He was originally cast as "Dr. Evil" in Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997), but he had to drop out of the role due to a scheduling conflict with Liar Liar (1997). (imdb.com)
Possibly out of slapstick to his nationality, his "Dick Harper" character of Fun with Dick and Jane (2005) has been compared by fans to Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper. (imdb.com)
Was considered for the role of "Willy Wonka" in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005). (imdb.com)
Briefly attended Aldershot High School in Burlington, Ontario. (imdb.com)
Auditioned for "Ted" in Sixteen Candles (1984). The role went to Anthony Michael Hall. (imdb.com)
Once performed "Rocket Man" on stage with Elton John at one of Elton's concerts (1998). (imdb.com)
He, Michael J. Fox and the late Raymond Burr head list of top Canadians in U.S. television compiled by Banff Television Festival, June 2002. (imdb.com)
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, "Hey You" by Bachman Turner Overdrive and "Come Together" by The Beatles. (imdb.com)
Is a huge fan of the cartoons Johnny Bravo, Spongebob Squarepants and Dave The Barbarian. (imdb.com)
Performed his first stand-up routine (with disastrous results) in a yellow suit and tails (made by his mother) similar to what he would later wear in The Mask (1994). (imdb.com)
Relationship with Renée Zellweger ended while they were already engaged and had marriage plans.  (imdb.com)
With the exception of his "Ace Ventura" character, Carrey has a reputation of not repeating the same character twice in a sequel (Batman & Robin (1997)) or prequel (Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd (2003)). (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)
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)
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)
Chosen by "People" magazine as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the World.  (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)
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)
Although he obtained American citizenship, he still intends to keep his Canadian citizenship. (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)
Attended Agincourt Collegiate Institute (High School), in Scarborough. (imdb.com)
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)
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)).
On September 13th, 2006, Carrey fired his agent of 15 years, Nick Stevens.
A fan of "Monty Python`s Flying Circus" (1969).
Jack Nicholson has named him, the "Jack Nicholson" of the next generation.
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).
Is a vegetarian.
Studies acting with legendary coach Larry Moss.
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`.
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).
Nicole Kidman calls him her best male friend.
Along with his girlfriend Jenny McCarthy, he was among the guests at Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes`s wedding.
First actor to reach 20 million dollar mark salary (for The Cable Guy (1996))
Fellow Canadian comedian Mike Myers was chosen over Carrey to play in SNL.
Was a straight-A student until he dropped out.
Was originally offered the lead role in the movie The Master of Disguise (2002).
Was considered for the role of Captain Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
He was originally cast as
Wrote letters to Tupac Shakur when Tupac was in prison to help him laugh and smile. Tupac said that Carrey was his favorite actor.
While getting his start in Los Angeles, one of his frequent stops was at the Comedy Store