Monday Muses--Jim Carrey
It's Monday! And why not start out the week with some laughter?
Jim Carrey was the first person to influence my style of comedy. I loved his larger than life expressions and ability to change his face and voice into unreal but hysterical characters. I often ran around the house quoting his different movies, and eventually perfected the "Instant Replay" scene from Ace Ventura (clip included below).
As I got older I began study all of his films and was impressed by his ability to reign in his over-the-top characters and play believable and touching roles in movies like The Majestic, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Minid, The Truman Show, and even his tender moments in Bruce Almighty.
I love his energy and optimism that you can see beaming out of his eyes, and I hope someday to be able to work with him or be coached by him.
Until then, let's all have a good laugh: