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« Reply #30 on: October 22, 2003, 01:45:38 AM »
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Jim Carrey is The Six Million Dollar Man
Source: Variety

Dimension Films will adapt the 1970s TV series The Six Million Dollar Man for a feature comedy to star Jim Carrey and to be directed by Todd Phillips. Phillips will team with his (Old School) writing partner Scot Armstrong to script a vehicle for Carrey to play the bionic man.

The project is based on the Martin Caidin novel "Cyborg" that was turned into the Lee Majors ABC drama series. Carrey pitched a take of the movie that persuaded Phillips to make a deal. He and Armstrong will begin writing as soon as they complete scripting the Dimension remake of School For Scoundrels, which Phillips plans to direct next.

After Carrey stars with Cameron Diaz in the Dean Parisot-directed Columbia Pictures remake Fun With Dick and Jane and Phillips completes "School," they hope to meet in fall 2004 to get The Six Million Dollar Man into production.
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« Reply #31 on: October 22, 2003, 09:42:55 AM »
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I wonder if he'll get paid six million dollars for that role.

Seriously, though, I think Carrey's a comedic genius.  Dumb and Dumber = great.  Ditto with The Cable Guy.  I'm one of the few people that really liked that movie, it seems.  I just think people were rather uncomfortable with Carrey as a villainous character.  And porno password was priceless.

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« Reply #32 on: October 22, 2003, 11:27:42 AM »
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Ditto with The Cable Guy.  I'm one of the few people that really liked that movie, it seems.  I just think people were rather uncomfortable with Carrey as a villainous character.  And porno password was priceless.


At that time it was easily his best performance, as a matter of fact I started to like him because of that film, then later came Truman and Man on the Moon which are his best IMO.

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« Reply #33 on: October 22, 2003, 03:06:53 PM »
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I prefer Man on the Moon and The Majestic with Truman Show as a runner up.

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« Reply #34 on: April 05, 2004, 07:30:09 PM »
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Wow, what a perfect name for this thread! Jim Carry is probably my favorite living Actor. The Truman Show and Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind are probably my two favorite films of all time after the films of David Lynch (my favorite director). And those two performances, along with Man On The Moon, are 3 of my favorite performances any actor has ever given (though I thought the script and direction could have been a little better in Man On The Moon). So, yes, I defintilty think he is very under rated. I wish more great projects woudld come his way. I din't like Bruce Almightly, I hated The Grinch and I thought Me, Myself, & Irene could have had some much better direction....especially given Jim Carrey's brilliant performance in it. The Farrely brothers had probably Carrey's best comedic role of all time there and they should have done more with it. And as far as The Grinch goes, I cringe every time I watch it because Jim Carrey would have been the most perfect Grinch ever! But he couldn't get into character properly with all the constricting make up on. And that horrible script too. Oh well. I'm really looking forward to Lemony Snicket though. I've read the books and it's a great role for him. Plus it seems like it's going to be a really well made film. So we'll see.
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« Reply #35 on: September 15, 2004, 05:24:29 PM »
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Jim Carrey Will Get Film Award

Jim Carrey will receive the American Film Institute's Star Award at the 2005 U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in February.

Carrey, winner of Golden Globes for "The Truman Show" in 1999 and "Man in the Moon" in 2000, will be honored in a career tribute hosted by Conan O'Brien of "Late Night With Conan O'Brien."

"Jim Carrey is the rarest kind of actor," said Jean Picker Firstenberg, CEO of the American Film Institute. "Jim has proven he can do comedy or drama in films that are both creatively brilliant and reach audiences of all ages."

Carrey played Fire Marshal Bill in the television series "In Living Color" before his first starring film role as the title character in "Ace Ventura: Pet Detective" in 1994.

He has since starred in the comedies "Dumb & Dumber," "Bruce Almighty" and "Liar Liar" and taken dramatic roles in "The Majestic" and "The Truman Show."

Previous Star Award winners include Albert Brooks, Billy Crystal, Rob Reiner, the Monty Python troupe, Steve Martin, Mike Myers and Diane Keaton, who was last year's recipient.

The comedy festival is scheduled Feb. 9-13 in Aspen.
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« Reply #36 on: September 15, 2004, 06:07:50 PM »
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How bland, that makes it sound like they are just making an award to give to him cause they feel sorry for him.
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« Reply #37 on: September 15, 2004, 08:56:39 PM »
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people rave about comedians-turned-actors the same way they rave about pro wrestlers-turned-comedians.
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« Reply #38 on: July 31, 2005, 08:58:36 PM »
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The Six Million Dollar Man project suddenly dissapeared from IMDb... anyone knows what happened with this project? As far as I knew Jim Carrey was in, and Todd Philips directing, and it was already in Production... except now its gone and I didnt see any news...

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« Reply #39 on: August 31, 2005, 11:00:57 AM »
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Carrey Joining Stiller in Used Guys
Source: Variety August 31, 2005

Jim Carrey is in early talks to team with Ben Stiller and play obsolete pleasure clones in Used Guys a comedy to be directed by Jay Roach (Meet the Fockers) for 20th Century Fox. Variety reports that the plan is to shoot next spring.

Written by David Guion and Michael Handelman from an original script by Mickey Birnbaum, the futuristic Used Guys is set in a world where women run the Earth. Men became extinct because they ingested an enhancement drink that proved fatal.

Carrey and Stiller will play clones rendered obsolete by superior models whose enhancements include better listening and lovemaking skills. The scorned clones make a run for it, bent on regaining their dignity by searching for a male nirvana known as Mantopia.

Used Guys would mark the first onscreen star pairing of Carrey and Stiller, though the latter directed Carrey in The Cable Guy. It will also be Carrey's first film with Roach.

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NOT TRUE!  Ben Stiller had a cameo in Cable Guy.  isn't it weird to think that Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Jack Black and Jim Carrey were ALL in that movie?  that'd be a good trivia question.
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« Reply #40 on: September 13, 2006, 01:05:58 AM »
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Ani 'Horton' calls Carrey, Carell to Fox

Jim Carrey has been cast as Horton and Steve Carell has been cast as the mayor of Who-ville in Dr. Seuss' "Horton Hears a Who,"a CGI-animated feature film from 20th Century Fox Animation.

"Horton" marks the first time Carrey will voice a CGI-animated character. He previously inhabited Seuss' world as the title character in Universal Pictures' "Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas."

"Horton" centers on an imaginative elephant who hears a cry for help coming from a tiny speck of dust floating through the air. Suspecting that there might be life on that speck and despite a surrounding community that thinks he has lost his mind, Horton is determined to help.

The film version is based on the classic book, first published in 1954 by Ted Geisel, who wrote under the pen name Dr. Seuss. Seuss' books have sold more than 200 million copies, and have been translated into 15 languages.
 
"At the heart of the movies that we make are the characters, and in Horton, Geisel has created a character with an unwavering moral center, a charming innocence, and a selfless willingness to protect others, even at his own expense," 20th Century Fox Animation president Chris Meledandri said. "Geisel had one of the greatest imaginations of the 20th century, and Jim Carrey's extraordinary talents are a wonderful match to Geisel's vision. Steve Carell will not only be bringing his great comedic abilities to the role of the mayor but also his uncanny gift of finding the humanity in every character he plays."

"Horton" is being produced at Fox Animation's Blue Sky Studios, whose recent "Ice Age: The Meltdown" grossed $650 million in worldwide theatrical boxoffice.

Jimmy Hayward and Steve Martino are directing "Horton" from a script adaptation written by Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio.
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« Reply #41 on: June 04, 2007, 08:23:45 PM »
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Carrey lights up 'Phillip Morris'
Actor breaks into comedic prison film
Source: Variety
 
Jim Carrey will star in "I Love You Phillip Morris," a dark comedy that was written and will mark the directing debut of Glenn Ficarra and John Requa, the writing team behind "Bad Santa."

Andrew Lazar and Far Shariat will produce.

Carrey will play a conman whose love for a cellmate leads him to make several prison escapes.

A financing deal for the less-than-$20 million film is about to close with Luc Besson's Europacorp, which bested several rival bids when the project was shopped in Cannes.

Based on a book by Houston Chronicle crime reporter Steve McVicker, the fact-based film casts Carrey as Steven Russell, a married father whose exploits landed him in the Texas criminal justice system.

He fell madly in love with his cellmate, who eventually was set free, which led Russell to escape from Texas prisons four times. Script has some of the dark edges of "Bad Santa" but is grounded by the affable and lovesick character of Russell. Project was pitched to financiers as "Catch Me if You Can" meets "Brokeback Mountain." It went to Besson, who recently declared an intention to take Europacorp public with an initial offering in Paris.

Lazar bought the book while it was in galleys four years ago and enlisted Ficarra and Requa, who wrote "Cats & Dogs" for the producer. Carrey was the first actor to whom he showed it.

The timing of the film hasn't yet been resolved. Like many stars, Carrey is plotting back-to-back films that can be completed before the SAG contract expires next summer.

This project is one of the finalists for those slots; another is "Ripley's Believe It or Not!," the film Paramount put the brakes on last year. Studio, director Tim Burton and Carrey all sparked to a rewrite just turned in by Steve Oedekerk.
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