Welcome to the premier episode of Carrey'd Away, where we, Jesse McAnally, Alan Seales, and Liz Esten, embark on a journey through the filmography of the rubber-faced Canadian actor, Jim Carrey. Starting with our personal histories with Carrey, we navigate his career trajectory from the '90s to the present day. From his unforgettable roles as Fire Marshall Bill and Ace Ventura, to his polarizing views on vaccinations and his $20 million deal for The Cable Guy in 1997, we take you through the highs and lows of this eccentric star.
Join us as we examine Canadian film and its impact on Carrey's career, starting with the movie 'Rubberface'. We discuss the production, how it served as a vanity project for lead actress Adah Glassbourg, and how Carrey's performance outshone his co-star. We also take a closer look at societal issues portrayed in Canadian film, exploring the treatment of the character Janet, a young woman shamed for her appearance. Join us as we take a nostalgic, critical, and sometimes controversial look at the remarkable career of Jim Carrey.