The world-famous funnyman, Jim Carrey, always has something interesting and unexpected to offer his fans. Recently, he has left many people surprised by his portrait of the former First Lady of the U.S., Melania Trump.
You will find out why in just a while.
As you know, Jim Carrey is a beloved Hollywood actor.
Carrey's rise to fame started with the comedy movies like Dumb & Dumber and Ace Ventura. Filled with so much energy, he kept us going with his countless hilarious facial expressions and endless energy.
Fans were totally thrilled by his performance.
Later, he proved that he was not just a comedian but also a talented actor.
He has demonstrated his versatility by acting in various genres, including many amazing romcoms such as Bruce Almighty.
He is also no stranger to drama.
His reality television satire, The Truman Show, got him many praises and positive critical reviews. His role in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind was also quite brilliant.
With this success, Carrey has also gotten a lot of fame.
Thanks to his immensely successful acting career, he also managed to get a huge fanatic following around the world.
Carrey Is Now More Private Than Ever
In the beginning, he seemed to like the attention and actually tried to be in the spotlight.
That, however, has changed in the past few years. Carrey has been more private and seemingly less concerned with being constantly in the limelight.
In fact, he has even gone as far as criticizing our society's obsession with fame.
He has also been known to troll the paparazzi. In the above photo, taken back in 2008, Carrey was wearing Jenny McCarthy's bathing suit. She was his girlfriend at the time.
He probably did this as a way to show how the media treats women. But knowing Carrey, it could also be his way of making his fans laugh.
Despite his desire to maintain a private life, Carrey still has a lot of photos doing their rounds on the internet.
For someone as ridiculously famous as he is, having people take his pictures should be a pretty common thing. After all, his face is quite recognizable, given his high-profile career.
However, although the media has done a great job of showing us what Carrey is like while out in public, it seems like they haven't done such a great job making us understand what he is like in private.
His Private Life Is Full Of Tragedies
For instance, lately, there have been many previously unknown tragic reports about the star coming to the surface.
Apparently, behind that eternal smile is a world of pain the world does not know about.
After hearing these details about their beloved star, most people had no idea what to think.
Considering the huge amount of love the star has from his fans, the tragedies of his life have made a lot of people quite emotional.
Fearful And Lonely Child
As a child, Jim Carrey had a unique type of fear.
Carrey was constantly afraid of losing his parents. It was so bad that he had emotional episodes over this fear:
"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."
He said that he is not aware if he got over that fear when he was young or if he always had it with him.
Despite all appearances, Carrey was apparently a very lonely child.
He revealed that he spent a lot of his time in his room staring at a mirror.
The Homeless Stage
On top of that, he also had to deal with a very real danger while still a child.
After his father lost his job, Carrey had to deal with homelessness. He explained that not a lot of people knew that about him:
"I was about 14 or 15, my father lost his job and I actually became homeless for quite some time."
Still, he has managed to make humor out of the situation:
"But of course, I grew up in Canada and I thought we'd gone camping."
To most people, Carrey is first and foremost a very successful comedian.
His Debut As A Comedian Was A Disaster
However, his entry into this industry was not as easy as most people might expect.
According to him, his first time on stage did not go well.
People eventually applauded him, but it was only because he mentioned he was about to leave the stage. His reaction was as unpredictable as can be expected of the comedian:
"Then I crawled through the audience on my hands and knees, popped up behind the piano and started banging on keys, singing, 'I hate you all, you gave me cancer.'"
He was not happy that his performance had not excited people:
"I got in the car and I cried all the way home. Because I don't want to make people unhappy."
The Ongoing Struggle With Mental Health Issues
Throughout his life, Jim Carrey has struggled with mental health issues.
He has not shied from speaking out about his depression.
According to him, you can either be in a loving place or an unloving place.
He also had another confession to make:
"If you are with me right now, you cannot be unhappy. It's not possible, just try."
Of course, a highly publicized breakup did not do his mental health any favors.
Carrey Apparently Not An Easy Guy To Date
Jim Carrey split from Jenny McCarthy in 2010. To try to get over the breakup, he focused on his creative ventures.
His relationship, however, had always had issues.
According to McCarthy, he is a "hard guy to date… Jim can run hot and he can run cold."
His former girlfriend explained that Carrey sometimes desperately needs to be with someone, and then, he can be desperate to be alone. However, she also said that he could be very loving and compassionate.
The intensity of his personality did not just affect his personal life but also his profession.
While filming Man on the Moon, he played the role of Andy Kauffman. He was fully committed to the role.
However, being a method actor resulted in him losing himself.
It was a moment of self-discovery as he found himself wondering what he believed in, his political stand, and his likes and dislikes.
By the time the filming concluded, Carrey felt he had lost himself.
"If I can put Jim Carrey aside for 4 months, who is Jim Carrey? Who the hell is that?"
Even while asking these big questions about himself, there is another major controversy dogging him.
After His Ex Committed Suicide, Carrey Was Blamed And Sued
In the year 2015, Cathriona White, his ex-girlfriend, committed suicide.
Unfortunately, that was not the end of the tragedy.
In the following year, her ex-husband sued Carrey for wrongful death.
According to him, Carrey had infected her with STDs.
Allegedly, he also gave her painkillers, which she used to kill herself.
Carrey didn't sit back and take these accusations without putting up a fight. He fought back against these disparaging claims in court.
As a response, he filed a lawsuit arguing that the family was trying to extort him.
Both of these cases were dismissed in the year 2018.
However, even though this problem was behind him, it can't have been an easy thing for him to handle.
However, there is another saddening reality about Carrey.
It would seem that despite all this success, the achievements have done little to make him happy.
Throughout his highly successful career, he has made a lot of money.
Lately, he has caused yet another controversy.
This time, the bone of contention is his portrait of Melania Trump, the former U.S. First Lady.
He shared the critical portrait on Twitter.
Clearly, Melania will not be too flattered by this ghastly portrait. Carrey draws her as a caricature and then adds the words:
"Oh and goodbye worst First Lady. I hope the settlement can finance your life in the shallow end. Thx for nothing."
The post got the internet raging. Opinions were sharply divided.
What Do You Think About This Portrait?
Being Jim Carrey is apparently not a walk in the park.
We can't help but wonder what crazy antics he will come up with next.