Jim Carrey one of Hollywood’s funniest men and much loved actors.
It seems his recent portrait of the former First Lady of the United States, Melania Trump has caused quiet a stir amongst people.
Scroll down to end to see what all the fuss is about.
He 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.
Since then, he’s shown a remarkable range.
Carrey has starred in a wide range of films across multiple genres. Jim has never shied away from any type of roles and has gained both praise and criticism.
Carrey dealt with a certain level of fame.
Carrey was a huge deal in celebrity world during the nineties where he won many fans.
However more recently he prefers a private lifestyle and often criticises society’s obsession with fame.
Carrey seemed to court the public’s attention and is always keen to troll the paparazzi.
In 2008, he wore Jenny McCarthy’s bathing suit to lightheartedly show how women are treated by the media.
Plenty of Carrey pictures.
When you are a huge celebrity attending events becomes regular and you get used to your being picture taken.
Carey is always recognised person.
Underneath it all it appears we haven’t really known all that much about Jim’s life.
Recently, past details of several tragic incidents have come to the public surface.
There’s hidden pain behind his broad smile.
Details of his life have surfaced, leaving fans curious.
Moments of his tragic life have many left many feeling emotional – especially since he is loved!
Carrey battled with a particular fear as a child.
The thoughts of his parents dying was a constant worry for him.
“I remember locking myself in the bathroom and crying because I thought they were going to die.”
“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 mentions.
Carrey often felt lonely as a child and faced many childhood difficulties.
“I spent most of my time in my room staring at a mirror,” Carey confesses.
When his father lost his job they were homeless for a short period.
“A lot of people don’t know this but when I was about 14 or 15, my father lost his job and I actually became homeless for quite some time.” “But of course, I grew up in Canada and I thought we’d gone camping,” he joked on stage.
Carrey is regarded by most as a successful comedian. His job wasn’t easy in the beginning.
“I finally got offstage to huge applause just because I mentioned I was going to leave the stage.”
“Then I crawled through the audience on my hands and knees, popped up behind the piano and started banging on the keys, singing, ‘I hate you all, you gave me cancer.'”
“I got in the car and I cried all the way home,” he mentioned. Because I don’t want to make people unhappy.”
Carrey’s struggles with his mental health have continued for much of his life.
Jim was vocal about his ongoing struggles with depression.
“It all comes down to the same thing … You are either in a loving place, or you are in an unloving place.”
“If you are with me right now, you cannot be unhappy. It’s not possible, just try“
A public breakup messed with his mental state.
In 2010, Carrey and Jenny McCarthy split, where he turned to creative pursuits in order to get through the tough times.
Jim’s past relationship always seem to have issues.
McCarthy refer to him as him “a hard guy to date.”
“Jim can run hot and he can run cold.“
“He is someone who desperately needs to be with someone, then just as desperately needs to be alone. But at the same time, he can be a very loving, very compassionate guy.”
His intense personality has often led to professional problems.
During the filming of Man on the Moon, he completely immersed himself into the character of Andy Kauffman.
His method acting made him lose himself.
He asked himself questions like, “What do I believe? What are my politics? What do I like and dislike?“
Carrey felt lost once filming ceased.
“If I can put Jim Carrey aside for 4 months, who is Jim Carrey?” he asked. ”Who the hell is that?”
But there’s one big controversy that has dominated Carrey’s life.
His ex-girlfriend Cathriona White attempted to take her own life in 2015.
However the tragedy doesn’t end here.
A year later her ex-husband sued Jim for wrongful death.
He claimed Carrey infected White with STDs.
While supplying her with the painkillers she took to complete suicide.
Carrey was reluctant to give up.
He decided to launch a lawsuit claiming the family were attempting to extort him. In 2018 the case was dismissed from both ends. This wasn’t easy for Carrey to experience.
One sad aspects of Carrey’s life.
In spite of his multiple achievements…
It would appear they have never really made him happy.
He’s made unprecedented amounts of cash in his work.
Carrey’s opinion has caused a divide yet again.
Because of his portrait of the former First Lady of the USA, Melania Trump.
Carey decided to share the portrait on Twitter.
The portrait of Melania isn’t exactly flattering, these words were written alongside it: “Oh and goodbye worst First Lady. I hope the settlement can finance your life in the shallow end. Thx for nothing.”
It’s obvious this has caused a huge divided among people online.
What are your thoughts about the portrait?
Life ain’t easy being Carrey.