The Three Funniest Comedy Films from the Hilarious Jim Carrey

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Since the early 80s Jim Carrey has been the name and face of physical comedy. He has been a huge comedic contributor to movies but also made us chuckle on television too. Although his acting strengths certainly reside in the comedic category, Carrey has tried to push himself as of late to see if he can also make it as a dramatic actor. Based on his recent performances I believe he can.

Let us however explore the archives of Carrey's movie acting career and highlight the three funniest comedy movies he has starred in. We will only be discussing the films that Carrey was a leading man.

Dumb and Dumber (1994)
Jim Carrey is at his absolute best in this outrageously funny comedy. Carrey plays the part of Llyod Christmas, a limo driver who is down on his luck and money, with best friend Harry Dunne (Jeff Daniels). After Llyod retrieves a briefcase left by limo passenger Mary Swanson (Lauren Holly), he and Harry set out to return it to its rightful owner. When they find out that it is filled with cash they decide to write a few IOU's and borrow some money. Harry and Llyod are ridiculously funny from beginning to end of this film.

Liar Liar (1997)
Jim Carrey plays Fletcher Reed a lawyer who enjoys bending the truth a bit. When his son makes a birthday wish that his dad can't lie for 24 hours, Fletcher has a hard time trying to fulfill that wish. Watching a lawyer try not to lie in a day is pretty amusing! Maura Tierney stars alongside Carrey playing his wife Audrey. This film was creatively directed by Tom Shadyac (Evan Almighty, I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry).

Bruce Almighty (2003)
Bruce Nolen (Jim Carry) was your typical glass half empty kind of guy who lived with his girlfriend Grace (Jennifer Aniston). After complaining about God (Morgan Freeman) too often, God decides to give Bruce a shot to see if he can do a better job at being God. At first Bruce loves the power to make whatever he wants to happen, but it begins to get a lot more involved than he originally thought. Carrey plays this role beautifully.

Jim Carey has been acting for over a quarter of a century and acted in over 30 films. This article is just a snapshot into that great career. Currently Carrey is work on Mr. Poppers Penguins, a comedy to be released in 2011.. Mr. Poppers Penguins centers around a man and the six penguins that he inherits. His professional life turns upside down when he turns his apartment into a winter wonderland.

Now that you know Carrey's best comedy performances check out the recent Jim Carrey movies. This article only begins to describe the talent of the great actor. If you want to explore more of his great work check out this site about all Jim Carrey movies.

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