These are just some of my favorite films that Jim Carrey, the actor and one of the stars of the new film "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone" has been in over the years that I enjoyed either based solely on their performance or it was just a generally well made and enjoyable film that they happened to part of in a supporting capacity.
Jim Carrey is one of the greatest comedic actors working today. His physicality and ability to stretch his ligaments in unnatural ways and willingness to throw himself into a role with a 110% commitment have helped separate him from all other comedic and dramatic actors alike. When he first burst on to the scene as a bit player in the comedy sketch show "In Living Color" he instantly became one of that show's biggest attractions. That was just a jumping off point however for what would become an amazing string of films and a roller coaster ride of a career. It's safe to say Carrey owes most of his stardom to one person in particular and that person is "Ace Ventura: Pet Detective".
While both Ventura films aren't necessarily great films, they perfectly showcased the actor's many talents and from that point forward he would take on a slew of comedic roles with films like "The Mask" and "Liar Liar" as well as an inspired turn as the Riddler in "Batman Forever" until he began getting that itch for more dramatic fare. Then began the turbulent years of Carrey's career where he still put out great films every now and then ("The Truman Show" and "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind") but he gave us more misses than hits ("The Number 23", "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" and "Fun with Dick & Jane"). But regardless, even with his celebrity identity crisis he is still one of the funniest actors out there and these are the top five films that best illustrate his genius.