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Jim Carrey says one of his most iconic roles came from how 'f*cked-up this business is'

Jim Carrey says one of his most iconic roles came from how 'f*cked-up this business is'

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind sees Carrey star alongside Kate Winslet in what is now known to be a critically acclaimed film

Jim Carrey says one of his most iconic roles in Hollywood came from how 'f*cked-up this business is'.

The Dumb and Dumber actor, while known for his comedic side, is also known for playing more serious, thought provoking roles, and his repertoire of acting skills is second-to-none.

Director Michel Gondry famously cast Carrey in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and the film itself is regarded as one of the greatest rom coms of all time.

"After a painful breakup, Clementine (Kate Winslet) undergoes a procedure to erase memories of her former boyfriend Joel (Jim Carrey) from her mind," the synopsis reads.

"When Joel discovers that Clementine is going to extremes to forget their relationship, he undergoes the same procedure and slowly begins to forget the woman that he loved.

"Directed by former music video director Michel Gondry, the visually arresting film explores the intricacy of relationships and the pain of loss."

The movie won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay and has been a cult hit ever since its release in 2004.

Jim Carrey starred in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind with Kate Winslet in 2004.
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However, at the time, Gondry and Carrey shared a strained relationship on set and would often find themselves arguing.

Although the pair appear to now be on good terms, in the 2017 film Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond, Carrey recalled a 'f**ked-up' casting meeting with Gondry.

As reported by Screen Daily, Carrey said Gondry told him: "You’re so beautiful. You’re so broken. Please don’t get well."

Alluding to the alleged comment, which suggests that Carrey's mental health struggles could have been a positive for the role, the actor admitted: "That’s how f**ked up this business is."

UNILAD has contacted a representative for Gondry for comment.

The happy ending of the film sees Clementine (Kate Winslet) reconnect with boyfriend Joel (Jim Carrey), although, that's not how Charlie Kaufman wrote it, Carrey told Vanity Fair.

"We don’t end up together in Charlie’s version. I walk away," Carrey claimed.

Carrey described how 'f**ked up this business is'.
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And as for the role Carrey regrets playing over the years, Captain Stars & Stripes from the comic-book sequel Kick-Ass 2 is something the actor had a 'change in heart' over.

“I did Kick-Ass a month before Sandy Hook and now in all good conscience I cannot support that level of violence,” he wrote on Twitter in June 2013.

"I meant to say my apologies to others involve [sic] with the film. I am not ashamed of it but recent events have caused a change in my heart."

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Topics: Film and TV, Jim Carrey