Jim Carrey? Seeing the actor—one of the most indelible, singular performers of his generation—mobbed by fans as he exits Deadline’s Toronto Studio, this seems an absurd question. Beloved for his signature, almost athletic gifts before the screen, Carrey has carried such comedic classics as Ace Ventura, The Mask, Dumb and Dumber, Liar Liar, The Truman Show and Man On The Moon. Smith: We went through that and then once we had a handle on the material, we set up a time to sit down with Jim and talk through everything, without any preconceived notions as to exactly what it would be, just hopes of different directions it could go in.TVLine Items: Supernatural Casts New Michael, Will & Grace…
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Seemingly in great spirits, the ebullient actor joked around in front of fans and assembled media while promoting his new documentary about Andy Kaufman’s comic creation.
But much like Saddler before him, Carrey’s film-fest host wasn’t quite picking up what he was putting down. “Listen, you’ve made me very happy. So thank you for your time today, man,” the interviewer said.
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It looked as of he had a hard time cracking a smile, but later during his Variety talk, he looked more relaxed.Jim Carey attends Harper’s BAZAAR Celebration of ‘ICONS’ on Sept. 8, 2017, in New York City. (Angela Weiss/AFP/Getty Images) Sadler tried to bring Carrey back to reality by pointing out that he’d dressed up for the occasion. Carrey wore a shimmering deep blue tuxedo.
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Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond is about the making of Carrey’s 1999 Andy Kaufman biopic Man on the Moon, following Carrey as he looks back on his absorbing role as Kaufman. But, of course, the two eccentric comedians couldn’t resist poking some holes in the serious documentary genre, giving the film the full title, Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond – Featuring a Very Special, Contractually Obligated Mention of Tony Clifton. Netflix just picked up the documentary, which is produced by Jonze and directed by Chris Smith.
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he said of the filming process, adding, "It was psychotic at times." Carrey never broke character on set, and the cast and the crew referred to him as either "Andy" or "Tony," depending on whom he was embodying, as he had created complete and separate identities for each.I feel for her, really — with the emptiness of my entire being.
TheWrap while at the Toronto International Film Festival to promote the documentary Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond – The Story of Jim Carrey & Andy Kaufman Featuring a Very Special, Contractually Obligated Mention of Tony Clifton. It’s more than possible that being back in that Andy Kaufman headspace is what’s reviving Carrey’s dogged style of method acting/living — he referred to his creative process for the biopic Man on the Moon as being “psychotic” at times — and while this post-human zen-esque outlook is baffling to hear about, I’m all for it if that’s what makes the actor comfortable with his day to day life. But then, considering Kaufman was a master at manipulating situations that weren’t entirely real, who knows what Carrey is up to?
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Share This Article Reddit LinkedIn WhatsApp Email Print Talk Jim Carrey visits the Variety Studio at TIFFHe replied: ‘I think that we’re all trying to add things to ourselves os we can finally define ourselves, and everyone will get us, and go ‘oh this is what you are,’ and if you actually get there, you will find it so empty, you’ll realise that’s so not what it’s about.’
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Nice try, lady. “No, I didn’t get dressed up,” Carrey says. “There is no me. There’s just things happening. And there are clusters of tetrahedrons moving around together.”
Man on the Moon. What followed was an intensely bizarre and emotional film production. Surrounded by Kaufman’s friends and family on set, Carrey thoroughly “became” Andy and, alternately, Tony Clifton, Kaufman’s obnoxious lounge singer alter ego. Much like Kaufman’s comedy, Carrey’s acting took on a performance art quality during the film. He never broke character on set, the cast and the crew referred to him as either ‘Andy’ or ‘Tony’ depending on who he was embodying (he had created complete and separate identities for each).Regarding the process of actually filming Man on the Moon, Carrey stated that “I was at a point in my life where I don’t care what the result is. It’s not about the result, it’s about being authentic.”
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Carrey: Nope. Nope. We don’t matter. We don’t matter. There’s the good news.
Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond – Featuring a Very Special, Contractually Obligated Mention of Tony Clifton is produced by VICE Documentary Films, the feature-length documentary division from VICE Media. The film is produced by Spike Jonze, Danny Gabai, Brendan Fitzgerald. Executive Producers are Eddy Moretti, Shane Smith, Tony Clifton, Michael Kronish, Jim Czarnecki, and Nicole Montez.”I don’t believe that you exist but there is a lovely fragrance in the air.”
he told the Hollywood Reporter.
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The star wore a white, black and orange T-shirt with black jeans as he slouched while standing on the red carpet.The actor, best known for films like “The Truman Show” and “Ace Ventura: Pet Detective,” has been making the red carpet rounds lately, and in an interview that has gone viral, decided to rip the facade off the whole celebrity industry. And it isn’t the first time he’s done it, as you can see in the video below.
Jim & Andy documentary. So it might not be long before we get to hear a larger abundance of Carrey’s identity-sidestepping thought patterns, this time in a movie proper. While waiting for that to be released, head to our fall premiere schedule to see all the new and returning TV shows on the way.
Steve Oedekerk, the screenwriter for The Nutty Professor, ultimately got the gig to write and direct Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls, but Jonze wasn’t long without work, making his feature film debut with the acclaimed Being John Malkovich in 1999.