Since landing his breakthrough role in 1994’s Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, Jim Carrey has been one of the biggest comedy stars in the world. Known for his eccentric impersonations and manic on-screen energy, Carrey established himself as the most bankable comedic actor of the 90s, appearing in such classics as Dumb and Dumber, Liar Liar, and The Truman Show. In the late 90s and early 2000s, Carrey started branching out into more dramatic fare, endearing himself to critics and fans alike in movies like Man on the Moon and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.
Today, Carrey is less active than he was in his 90s heyday, as he’s focused more on his family and other artistic endeavors. It’s hard to think of a time when Carrey wasn’t an instantly recognizable screen presence, but there are some interesting things about him you may not be aware of. Here are 11 lesser-known facts about Jim Carrey.