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Jim Carrey: What's Really Going On?

I've always loved Jim Carrey. Not as much as Robin Williams of course but for a lot of times, Carrey's impressive goofy personality that took the mickey out of life was certainly worth a laugh. I remember when I was about 13, my (ex) step-brother came home from a sleepover one Sunday morning and said he'd watched a new movie called Ace Ventura: Pet Detective. Apart from junk food, movies and the Sega Mega Drive were the biggest things in our lives.

Jim Carrey in Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994): Ace Ventura, a private detective, specialises in finding lost animals
Jim Carrey in Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994): a private detective, specialises in finding lost animals

By the end of that afternoon, I'd gone to Video Ezy and had the movie on VHS - as part of our weekly/fortnightly two new releases and five weekly VHS movies.

It was probably at this point where my passion for film script writing and how movies were constructed really began to heighten.

Ace Ventura: Pet Detective really fascinated me: Carrey's unlimited energy, character portrayal and how he captured the audience's full attention. A few weeks later, my family and I went and watched The Mask at the cinema. It sure didn't hold to the same level of 'awesomeness' as Ace Ventura: Pet Detective but it was definitely worth watching: his superhuman acting abilities, the way he could contort his face and body naturally...

Jim Carrey in The Mask (1994): an easy-going bank employee, turns into an eccentric green-skinned being
Jim Carrey in The Mask (1994): an easy-going bank employee, turns into an eccentric green-skinned being

Over the years, I saw a lot more of his movies which failed to relive the spark I first felt from watching Ace Ventura: Pet Detective. The movies I saw were Dumb and Dumber, Batman Forever, Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls, The Cable Guy, Liar Liar, The Truman Show, Me Myself & Irene (definitely one of his better movies after The Mask) and How The Grinch Stole Christmas.

I realised after watching Adam's Sandler Happy Gilmore in 1996 and his following movies that I saw Sandler in the same way that I realised I saw Carrey. Entertaining… yes… but it was like they were trying to stretch their fame and talent and although the movies were for most of the time, fun to watch, they sure weren't worth comparing to either Ace Ventura: Pet Detective or Happy Gilmore, the movies that caught my attention to both of them. It was like watching a recycled joke over and over. You knew what to expect and you knew when you were expected to laugh.

I was a committed reader to four magazines throughout my teens (Dolly, Girlfriend, TV Hits and Smash Hits) and any article or news about Jim Carrey was something I would turn to almost immediately (after anything published about Tom Cruise, Brad Renfro or Hanson... it was the 90's okay!)

A few of Carrey's stories I would always remember, like the time he was living in a tent in the backyard of his older sister's house and this adding fuel to the fire that drove his desire to succeed in ways that most will never know. The time he ate nothing but fruit and vegetables for two weeks in a desperate bid to win over his depression that was reported to have held a good grip on his life.These days, it's hard to read anything about Jim without reading about his history with Prozac, which he says he's since stopped for good.

But tonight, when sitting down for my nightly 30 or so minute YouTube session, I watched a video uploaded by StrangerThanFiction titled "SCARY TRUTH About The REAL Jim Carrey & Illuminati! MUST SEE! (2018)"

Stranger Than Fiction's YouTube video interviews with Jim Carrey (since removed)
A still from Stranger Than Fiction's YouTube video collection of Jim Carrey's interviews (since removed)

I usually avoid watching channels that appear to have little to no (apparent) credibility as I prefer to watch (what appears to be) legitimate and accurate sources such as Al Jazeera, 60Minutes9, France 24 English and National Geographic when it comes to documentaries.

But it was a video on Jim Carrey and I was immediately captivated. It's been awhile since I've watched a Jim Carrey movie, just like Adam Sandler who to me would never be anything like Carrey. And there appeared to be some form of credibility with this 19 minute documentary being pieced together with excerpts of legitimate television segments from major network shows.

The use of 'Illuminati' felt like click-bait with the only reference to it was at the beginning of the video showing Carrey revealing Illuminati signs at the start of his guest appearance on the Jimmy Kimmel Show (14 November 2014). What the documentary didn't report was Carrey's apparent long time passion for studying and understanding both the Illuminati and New World Order.

A boring maths class in 2004 at Cyril Jackson Senior Campus first kick started my early passions to study and attempt to understand the Illuminati conspiracies in addition to many others things right until 2010 (when I just became too busy with more important things). Occasionally I'll watch something in relation to Illuminati on YouTube but a video entitled Jim Carrey with 'Illuminati' certainly intrigued me.

In the five minute mark of this video that I'd sat down to watch, Carrey appears on the Oprah show discussing Eckhart Tolle's present moment "which is all we have". I begin to feel a deeper respect for him more than ever because there's a lot of things he says that sure rings true to home.

Another still from Stranger Than Fiction's YouTube video collection of Jim Carrey's interviews (since removed)
Another still from Stranger Than Fiction's YouTube video collection of Jim Carrey's interviews (since removed)

But from that moment, things really begin to feel warped and from halfway to the end of the documentary, Carrey starts to come across as intense. I immediately felt that he was spiralling down (or maybe up, up and away), as if his public professed passion for philosophy and spiritualism had him completely under control. I also felt that he was attempting to fill a big gaping emotional hole, which became more evident after finishing this YouTube video when I turned to Google to investigate.

Jim Carrey had an intermittent relationship with Cathriona White, a make-up artist from Ireland who was found dead in her Los Angeles home in September 2015. Hear death was ruled as a suicide with the coroner finding the 30 year old had died from an overdose of various prescription drugs.

Jim Carrey and Cathriona White, a make-up artist from Ireland who was found dead in her Los Angeles home in September 2015
Jim Carrey and Cathriona White in happier days

After a judge recently refused to dismiss two wrongful death lawsuits filed against Carrey, he is set to face trial for her death on 26 April 2018. This was brought about by allegations stemming from White's mother and her estranged husband accusing Carrey of giving her three STI's and plying her with prescription drugs.

It appears that this may have since been thrown out and Carrey's involvement completely cleared.

Jim Carrey at Cathriona White's funeral in October 2015 after she overdosed on various prescription drugs
Jim Carrey at Cathriona White's funeral in October 2015

Towards recent months, Carrey's interviews on the red carpet really begin to get difficult to make any sense of, with comments that confidently state that there "is no me... there are just things happening and there are just clusters of tetrahedrons moving around together... here's the thing, it's not our world".

Just when we wonder what to think next, we are informed that he doesn't leave his apartment and just obsessively paints all day and all night, at times forgetting to eat due to being heavily consumed in his awe-inspiring art.

Carrey claims to not take any medication, drink alcohol or consume caffeine in addition to being locked up in his studio to fanatically paint an immense quantity of brightly colored images including a number of works portraying Jesus.

"The energy that surrounds Jesus is electric. I don't know if Jesus is real, I don't know if he lived, I don't know what he means but the paintings of Jesus are really my desire to convey Christ-consciousness. I want you to have the feeling when you look in his eyes that he was accepting of who you are. I wanted him to be able to stare at you and heal you from the painting. You can find every race in the face of Jesus" Carrey says in the documentary.

Jim Carrey's 'Electric Jesus': an attempt to render the feeling that Jesus is accepting of who we are.
Jim Carrey's 'Electric Jesus'

I feel that it's only a matter of time before something dramatic happens to Jim Carrey that forces authorities or loved ones to perhaps hospitalize him, have him treated or put a stop to his public presence.

Either than or he will be one of the next to join our beloved Robin Williams (RIP 11 August 2014).

Jim Carrey and Robin Williams at the Golden Globe Awards in 1999 after Carrey won a Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama in The Truman Show
Jim Carrey celebrating his Golden Globe win for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama

To view more of Jim Carrey's artwork, visit Signature Galleries.

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