While today’s Jim Carrey has settled into an interesting support player in films like Kick-Ass 2 and The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, it’s nice to look back and remember what a powerhouse he was in his ’90s heyday. Here are just ten of his best contributions.
10. Ace Ventura Is Awesome
People forget what a weirdly awesome character Carrey created with Ace Ventura. Long before Borat, this was the impression every class clown had in their repertoire.
9. Fire Marshall Bill
Before taking the movie world by storm with Ace Ventura, Carrey shared his manic brilliance with TV audiences on In Living Color.
8. He Introduced a New Generation to Tony Clifton
Not just anyone could play Andy Kaufman because the role also requires a perfect impression of his rude alter ego, Tony Clifton.