As a struggling actor, Jim Carrey wrote himself a $10 000 000 check for ‘acting services rendered’ and dated it for thanksgiving 1995. By 1994, Carrey had made millions from Ace Ventura and Dumb and Dumber.
Jim Carrey got paid 7 million for Dumb & Dumber and Jeff Daniels got 50 grand.
Jim Carrey doesn’t make dramas any more because his belief system prevents him from playing in movies that don’t project positivity.
Jim Carrey’s family was so poor that he quit school at 15 to support them by working as a janitor. He carried a baseball bat in his janitor’s cart because, “[he] was so angry [he] just wanted to beat the heck out of something.”
Early in Jim Carrey’s life, before he had become famous, both he and his family had to live in their Volkswagen van.
Jim Carrey dropped out of high school at 16 to focus completely on comedy and never finished his education.