Jim Carrey Says He’s ‘Probably Retiring’ From Acting

Jim Carrey has said that he is “probably” retiring from acting after more than forty successful years in the business.

Carrey expressed his desire to retire during an interview to promote his new movie.

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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.

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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.

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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.

So instead, Carrey has frequently been keen to troll the paparazzi.

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Here he is in 2008, wearing then-girlfriend Jenny McCarthy’s bathing suit – perhaps as a commentary on how women are treated by the media, or perhaps just to induce a laugh.

But, when you’re as famous as Carrey is, pictures are pretty hard to avoid.

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Particularly when attending high profile celebrity events with such regularity.

With a life in the limelight, it’s easy to assume we know a lot about Carrey…

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But behind the scenes, it seems we haven’t really known much about Carrey’s life.

Over the years, details of several tragic incidents in his past have surfaced.

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It seems behind his smile, there’s a whole world of pain.

Speaking about his fear, Carrey explained: “I remember locking myself in the bathroom and crying because I thought they were going to die.”

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“They banged on the door, telling me to come out. I don’t know if I got over that fear at that time; it was just kind of with me,” he explained.

Carrey was also a very lonely kid having confessed that he “spent most of my time in my room staring at a mirror.”

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“I never knew I was supposed to socialize. I went from straight-A student to not wanting to know anybody’s name, and not wanting to make a friend.”

Carrey also faced a very real peril in his childhood.

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A bout of homelessness, after his father lost his job.

“It depends, if the angels bring some sort of script that’s written in gold ink, that says to me that it’s going to be really important for people to see, I might.”

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“I might continue down the road, but I’m taking a break,” he added.

Carrey further revealed that he likes his “quiet life” and his “spiritual life.”

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“I feel like, and this is something you might never hear another celebrity say as long as time exists. I have enough. I’ve done enough. I am enough.”

But while retirement is on the cards for Carrey, he added that he would “always speak to Dolly.”

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“Dolly’s just, to me, an otherworldly talent who’s just bigger than you can imagine.”

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