Jim is No.3.
Pretty much the opposite of Richard Pryor is Jim Carrey, whose success in film far outweighs his success as a stand-up comedian. While he did have nominal success in the world of stand-up, it wasnâ€™t until his breakout performance in 1994â€™s Ace Ventura: PET DETECTIVE that Carrey became a star. And become a star he absolutely did. With 11 films that have broken the $100-million mark (two of which broke the $200-million mark), Carreyâ€™s success in the world of film began instantly and it has held true all the way to today. Heâ€™s had his valleys along with peaks. THE CABLE GUY in 1996 was considered the first Jim Carrey flop, though it still holds as one of the funniest films heâ€™s done, and some of his more dramatic roles havenâ€™t been readily accepted by his fans. His dark turn in THE NUMBER 23 is out-and-out atrocious. However, there is no denying the success Carrey continues to pull into any project he deems worthy of jumping on board.
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