Jim Carrey to call it a day; wants to seek the quiet life

Veteran actor Jim Carrey much loved for his comic roles, is stepping out of the Hollywood limelight

Yet another actor who has entertained the world with his astounding performances is stepping off the limelight. Jim Carrey, the veteran actor who has been much loved for his comic roles, has decided to call it a day.

Carrey announced his retirement seeking ‘the quiet life’, and has said that his last appearance on screen would be in the upcoming release, Sonic The Hedgehog 2. Post-retirement announcement of Bruce Willis, Jim Carrey too deciding on leaving the Hollywood limelight comes as a shock.

For, both the actors were expected to give their audiences many more memorable roles. Bruce Willis’ family had, last week, let the world know that the actor has decided to stop acting after he was diagnosed with aphasia.

Jim Carrey to quit soon after Sonic The Hedgehog 2

Jim Carrey had given the world of entertainment amazing performances in films such as The Mask, Dumb and Dumber, Liar Liar, Bruce Almighty, and A Christmas Carol. After having tasted fame through his role in the comedy TV series In Living Color during the early 1990s, Carrey had stepped on to the big screen and made fans worldwide with a slew of flicks. He was last seen on screen as Dr Robotnik in Sonic the Hedgehog, a 2020 film.

Carrey’s announcement came when singer Dolly Parton jokingly stated that she would love Jim to star in her biopic. The chat on ‘Access Hollywood’ saw Carrey responding thus: “Well, I’m retiring. Yeah, probably. I’m being fairly serious. It depends, if the angels bring some sort of script that’s written in gold ink that says to me that it’s going to be really important for people to see, I might continue down the road but I’m taking a break.”

Carrey’s decision seems to have risen from his desire to live a quiet life, far from the Hollywood spotlight. He might soon be seen pursuing a spiritual life, and when he said, “I have enough. I’ve done enough. I am enough,” it did almost sum up his decision to quit.

An actor shunned by the Oscars

When Jim Carrey too quits, it would be apt to revisit some of his memorable roles. If you are looking for suggestion, we would want you to go watch one more time his amazing screen persona in flicks such as Bruce Almighty, The Truman Show, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, and Man on the Moon.

Though a Golden Globe winner, Jim Carrey was never honoured with an Oscar. An actor who was named by The Guardian as one of the best actors never to have earned an Oscar nomination, Jim Carrey may not have any regrets at not holding the Oscar statuette. For, his fans are his greatest award. And there are millions worldwide.

Show More

Sanjeev Ramachandran

A journalist with 23 years of experience, Sanjeev has worked with reputed media houses such as Business Standard, The New Indian Express, MSN India, PanAsiaBiz. Sanjeev can be reached at [email protected]
Back to top button