i bet jim carey WILL get an academy award at least once in his life time

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  1. felix_suwarno

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    first time i saw him i thought he was just another comedian. i liked him a lot, but my appreciation towards him has grown more after seeing him in the majestic and the truman show.

    how many actors out there can play serious role AND comedian role? okay, robin williams, joe pesci ( imagine home alone, and then imagine casino )...and i think thats it.
     
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    Dude, if he didn't win for Ace Ventura 2, he's NEVER gonna win [​IMG]
    Seriously, though... I thought he was a lock with his performance in Man on the Moon. He was robbed blind. His day WILL come, however.
     
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    Yeah, as long as he doesn't abandon the serious roles, I think he'll find one that people will feel safe giving him an award for.
    Of course, he could just let them hear the most annoying sound in the world.
     
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    they had roles in comedy movies but they didnt look like comedian to me. i like jack nicholson in as good as it gets! really good movie, but come on. compare jim carey in ace ventura and jim carey in truman show. the difference was like heaven and earth.
     
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    Jeff Daniels--Dumb and Dumber vs. Terms of Endearment


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    Not a chance.

    Probably the most annoying actor alive, comic or serious.

    The only decent thing he's ever done was 'The Cable Guy', but that was hardly Oscar material.
     
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    The Oscars (especially the acting ones) are often a reward for actors who make the industry a ton of cash. Sorry, but Julia Roberts did not even deserve a nomination, let alone win for Erin Brockovich (which was a good performance, dont get me wrong) but Ellen Burstyn was robbed for Requiem for a Dream. Julia Roberts has made a lot of money for a lot of people. The same could apply to Jim Carrey. He will win one someday. He may even deserve it. Time will tell. The same will eventually apply to Tom Cruise, Leo DiCaprio, etc.
     
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    I personally think the Oscars are not worth anything anyways, but I do think Jim Carrey has the acting ability to give an "oscar-worthy" performance. I thought he was great in The Majestic and really hope he does more serious work. I don't like any of his silly movies, but I did like Liar Liar,The Man on the Moon, and The Truman Show.
     
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    Julia Roberts won an Oscar, so...
     
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    sorry if i am not clear, michael. in my mind, a comedian stars in a movie that was built around him self. i mean, he would be the only one who could do the character in the movie. imagine the mask without jim carey, to be honest i couldnt even think anybody else except him.
     
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    i think gene hackman could fill jack nicholson's shoes in as good as it gets AND a few good men with no problem. while robert de niro could practically fill the shoes of, say, tom hanks in road to perdition. in heat, the role for robert de niro and al pacino could be swapped, and nobody would complaint...these are grrrreaat actors, but what i like about jim carrey is his uniqueness.
     
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    They could play the roles, but they wouldn't give the same performances. Likewise, all of Jim Carrey's roles could be played by others (Martin Short could handle any or all of them), but it wouldn't be the same performance.

    Just to be clear: I like Jim Carrey, and I think he's a fine actor. I just don't share your view of what constitutes a "comedian" in film.

    M.
     
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    thats fine, michael. now i will try to find out who martin short is, i have never heard about him before.
     
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    I think that Jim Carrey should have won the Oscar for Man on the Moon, and even The Truman Show. He actually won the best actor in a drama golden globe for Truman Show, but wasn't even nominated for the Oscar. I can't recall another time when that's ever happened.

    In Man on the Moon I thought his acting was remarkable. He looked just like Andy Kaufman, talked like him, walked like him, and pulled it off extremely well. Yes, it was an impression, but aren't all lead performances in a biopic just drawn out impressions?
     

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