Comedian actor Jim Carrey, world-famous for his thousand silly faces, is a great example of self-improvement. Even despite these last few years in which we've known that he is not having such a good time. Read on to find out more.
Despite his estimated net worth which makes him one of the richest actors in the film industry, things weren't always this way for Jim.
He grew up in an almost dysfunctional family. An alcoholic grandfather, a hypochondriac mother and a father devastated by not being able to provide for his family.
Humor was a therapy and an escape for the actor of The Mask. He tried to cure his mother with laughter and to stop his parents from arguing over money with their funny faces and imitations.
Little by little the funny boy became a teenager and decided to try his luck outside of Canada.
Driven by his desire for a better life, he moved to Los Angeles to try to find success as a comedian.
The opportunity took long to come. Earning barely enough to pay the rent and failed auditions, the actor began to feel that Hollywood was not for him.
One day, tired of not having money, he wrote himself a fake check for $10 million. Although it was not real, he put it in his wallet and carried it for four long years.
In the end, the check not only became real but multiplied.
In 1994, he had his big breakthrough with Ace Ventura, followed by The Mask and Dumb and Dumber and a year later he was already the highest paid actor in the entertainment industry.
He showed acting versatility with roles like The Truman Show and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.
Today, we know that he suffers from bipolar disorder and is struggling to cope.
Maybe it's time to write yourself a medical discharge and forget about this bump.
We support you Jim, thanks for the laughs.