$35M Rich Jim Carrey Admitted This 1983 Movie Made By Low Budget B-Movie Producer as His Career’s Greatest “Mistake” After Starring in More Than 58 Films

Jim Carrey’s rise to stardom is nothing short of extraordinary. The star cemented his image as the goofy face of Hollywood by starring in films like Ace Ventura, The Mask, and Dumb and Dumber. His slapstick sense of humor made him a huge hit amongst the fans and one of the more bankable faces in Hollywood. Then movies like The Truman Show, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, and Man on the Moon made fans aware of his versatility. Yet Carrey’s career was not without its own lows, the most notable of them coming in 1983 for a 30-second role.

Jim Carrey had his fair share of struggles

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Jim Carrey’s career did not have a smooth start

Achieving fame in Hollywood can be a matter of sheer luck if you’re not a nepo baby. In some cases, it might as well be a fluke. But one thing is certain, one can’t scale the peaks of Los Angeles without going through the grind. Jim Carrey is no different.

The Me, Myself & Irene star had to go through a phase of great struggle in the 1980s. He was turned down by Saturday Night Live, which was a big hit. That torrid run continued for almost a decade. And it was in the course of that run that Carrey starred in a project. As he would later admit, that movie was the greatest mistake of his career.

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Definitely Not in Good Taste

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Jim Carrey played a minor role in All in Good Taste

Jim Carrey had just started his career in 1983 with The Sex and Violence Family Hour. The same year, the Ace Ventura: Pet Detective star would return to the big screen for a minor role in All in Good Taste. Little did he know the cost of that minor role.

All in Good Taste revolved around a filmmaker who is upset to find out that his initially wholesome script about an orphan and his dog has been derailed into a film about strippers by investors. Crazy plot, right? But that didn’t deter Carrey from playing the minor role of a naked cameraman.

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Why Jim Carrey regretted it?

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Jim Carrey couldn’t get over this fiasco

Playing the role of Ralph Parker, Jim Carrey appeared in the movie for a total of 30 seconds and his naked backside was visible for 10 of them. The film, which was produced and directed by Anthony Kramreither, continues to be a stain on his career.

The Yes Man star was aware of the effect it had on his reputation. No wonder he dubbed it as a “youth mistake”. The movie came back to haunt Jim Carrey when he made it big, with him being plugged as the cover star on a subsequent VHS release.

If only Bruce Almighty could delete this movie’s existence.

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Source: Far Out

Smriti Sneh
Smriti Sneh

Smriti Sneh is a Content Writer at Animated Times specializing in celebrities and everything pop-culture. Being a literature graduate from the University of Lucknow, she is cashing in on her writing skills by working in the entertainment news sector - studying literary theories by day, and navigating celebrity net worths through the night. Although you can find her writing poems at any and all hours.

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