Jim Carrey On His ‘Jim & Andy’ Documentary & The Art Of Self: “Everybody’s Interested In Invisible Men” – Toronto

Jim Carrey On His 'Jim & Andy' Documentary & The Art Of Self: “Everybody's Interested In Invisible Men” – Toronto
Watch Jim Carrey's Hilarious and Poignant Interview for 'Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond'
As Carrey told The Wrap — focusing on his first profession as a performer rather than painter or critical-theory post-doc — “As an actor you play characters, and if you go deep enough into those characters, you realize your own character is pretty thin to begin with. You suddenly have this separation and go, ‘Who’s Jim Carrey? Oh, he doesn’t exist actually.’” An intriguing new resonance to be sure. He added, “There’s just a relative manifestation of consciousness appearing, and someone gave him a name, a religion, a nationality, and he clustered those together into something that’s supposed to be a personality, and it doesn’t actually exist. None of that stuff, if you drill down, is real.” Again, the continental and Eastern influences are there for the taking.

"There’s just a relative manifestation of consciousness appearing, and someone gave him a name, a religion, a nationality, and he clustered those together into something that’s supposed to be a personality, and it doesn’t actually exist.
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Watch Jim Carrey's Hilarious and Poignant Interview for 'Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond'
Watch Jim Carrey's Hilarious and Poignant Interview for 'Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond'

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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Speaking at the Toronto Film Festival promoting his film Jim & Andy, a gaunt Carrey tried to explain his comments.

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“There is no meaning to any of these, so I wanted to find the most meaningless thing that I could come to and join and here I am,” he said, prompting Sadler’s jaw to drop for several seconds.
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I’m not the continuum. There’s no me. It’s just what’s happening. It’s not personal . . .  Things are happening, and they’re going to happen whether I attach myself as an ego to it or not. There’s grooves that are cut pretty deep from my entire life. There’s still an energy that wants to be admired and wants to be clever, and there’s still an energy that wants to free people from concern, and now it goes further. I want to relate what this is to people so they can also glimpse the abyss! It sounds scary, but it’s not. Everything still happens.MORE: Jim Carrey shaves off his beard and looks decades younger

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.

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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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Jim Carrey's Explanation For His Weird Red Carpet Interview Is Even Weirder
Jim Carrey likes to mess with people. Using 100 hours of behind-the-scenes footage from Milos’ Forman’s 1999 Andy Kaufman biopic “Man in the Moon,” Carrey and director Chris Smith created “Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond,” a documentary that details Carrey’s aggressive Method approach to portraying Kaufman and his abrasive, lounge-singing alter ego Tony Clifton. It shows that Carrey baffled everyone on set and beyond it, crashing parties and workplaces in character as he burrowed so far inside the role no one was sure he’d come back. Pitched somewhere between a punchline and psychosis, the result was one of his most remarkable, lived-in performances in a career filled with jarring slapstick creations.”Everybody’s interested in invisible men, and invisible women. Artists are invisible people. They make avatars of themselves to be seen, and then at a certain point, you start realizing all the avatars you’ve made are not you, and even the first one that you are supposed to be is not you,” he said.

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a bizarre red carpet interview in which he told a reporter he didn’t believe she existed, while also bringing up tetrahedrons. Well, Carrey explained that strange stance on life in another interview, and while some may have suspected narcotics or a long lack of sleep, the Eternal Sunshine star took things up a notch in the left-field existentialism department.

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?

Carrey added, “Here’s the thing, it’s not our world. We don’t matter, there’s the good news.” In some senses, this is straight from the Buddha himself. In others, it mirrors Camus’ embrace of uncertainty. As well, he’s right in at least this sense: Fashion Week doesn’t matter. I write this as someone who’s attended and dutifully reported on several. It also taps into the current beneath Fiona Apple’s acceptance speech for Best Artist at the 1997 MTV Music Video Awards in which she said, “This world is bulls**t”. One could also analyze it as an attempt at Bill Murray-style blasé s**t-calling that swung into trollish self-love instead of warm wryness if one were so inclined.

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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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More "The Bottom Line" »”I wanted to find the most meaningless thing I could come to and join and here I am.”

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.

grabbed worldwide rights to Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond, the streaming company announced Monday.

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.

“Icons” party that night to promote his latest film, “Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond,” a documentary about the making of the 1999 classic. But the priority of Carrey’s crash, it soon became clear, was to spread his special brand of truth and nihilism where it was needed most.


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