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Jim Carrey's birthday: Five fast facts to celebrate Carrey's birthday

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Best known for his off-the-wall portrayals of outrageous characters, actor Jim Carrey has made a name for himself in the comedy world.

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James Eugene Carrey was born in New Market, Ontario, Canada on Jan. 17, 1962. Today, he turns 52 years old.

Throughout his career, Carrey has appeared in several blockbuster films including "The Mask," "Dumb and Dumber," "The Grinch," and "Liar, Liar," among many, many others. He received Golden Globe awards for his roles in "The Truman Show" and "Man on the Moon," as well as numerous MTV and Kids' Choice awards for his roles throughout his career.

Today, we celebrate Carrey's birthday with five facts about the actor.

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