Why Famous: One of the most successful and recognizable American performers, Carrey's success began in the 1990s with leading roles in Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994), Dumb and Dumber (1994), Liar Liar (1997) and serious films such as The Truman Show (1998) and Eternal Sun of the Spotless Mind (2004).
Other notable films include Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004), Fun with Dick and Jane (2005), Yes Man (2008), Horton Hears a Who! (2008) and A Christmas Carol (2009).
- 1993-11-16 Actor Jim Carrey files for divorce from Melissa Womer after 6 years of marriage
- 1996-09-23 Actor-comedian Jim Carrey (35) weds "Dumb and Dumber" actress Lauren Holly (33) in Malibu
- 1997-06-25 "Dumb and Dumber" actress Lauren Holly (33) divorces actor-comedian Jim Carrey (35) due to irreconcilable differences after 9 months of marriage
- 1996-06-14 "Cable Guy" starring Jim Carrey is released
- 1998-06-05 "The Truman Show", starring Jim Carrey, Laura Linney, and Ed Harris, is released
- 1999-01-24 56th Golden Globes: "Saving Private Ryan", Jim Carrey, and Cate Blanchett win