The 51-year-old comedian goes blonde and long to play Steve Gray, a tattooed Vegas street musician who calls himself the “Mind Rapist.”
Kick-Ass 2 (2013)
Prosthetics were added to Carrey’s face for his role of the masked Colonel Stars and Stripes in the super hero sequel. "What I’m finding out is that you don’t have to alter yourself a hell of a lot to be completely a different person," he tells THR.
In Living Color (1990 – 1994; 2001)
The comedy show featured Carrey in a number of sketches in the 90’s. Some of his most memorable performances are his impersonation of Jay Leno and his dance steps as pop singer Vanilla Ice for his parody of “White, White Baby.” Carrey also entertained audiences for his over-the-top role as Fire Marshall Bill who advised safety but always ended up causing danger.
The Mask (1994)
The signature green mask changed Carrey’s face and his personality into an uncontrollable large-toothed super hero. The oversized teeth of the Mask character were originally to be used only during silent scenes, but Carrey learned to talk with them on to make his character even more cartoon-like.
How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
Extensive green paint changed Carrey into the evil grouch of Whoville. His hairy transformation took over two hours per day.
MTV Awards (1999)
Carrey was almost unrecognizable when he arrived dressed as a longhaired bearded hippie. While accepting the MTV Award for Best Male Performance for The Truman Show he stated that after his Oscars snub it was time for him to be who he really is. He then proceeded to accept the award on behalf of his “new biker friends.”
Dumb and Dumber (1994)
Carrey sports a bowl haircut as Lloyd Christmas, who travels with his friend Harry Dunne to find a girl he’s infatuated with in Aspen, Colorado. Lloyd’s goofy grin was accentuated with his signature chipped tooth.
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994)
Carrey’s duckbilled hairdo complemented his facial expressions as he solved pet cases as Ace Ventura.
Batman Forever (1995)
For his role in Batman Forever, Carrey hopped in a green bodysuit and switched over to the dark side to play The Riddler, the red-haired nemesis of Batman. The role of Edward Nygma’s alter ego seemed fit for his comedic characteristics as he constantly left a trail of riddles for Bruce Wayne.
A Christmas Carol (2009)
Motion-capture technology was used in Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, to transform Carrey into the coldhearted Ebenezer Scrooge as well as the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come.
Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004)
Carrey plays a master of disguises as the sinister Count Olaf who becomes the guardian of the Baudelaire siblings. Throughout the film, the three children are the only ones who seem to recognize Olaf during his schemes as a snake collector, a sailor and the head member of a theatre troupe.
Man on the Moon (1999)
Carrey channeled his inner comedian as he portrayed the life and career of Andy Kaufman. Carrey received critical acclaim — and a Golden Globe -- for his chameleonic performance.
Once Bitten (1984)
In the horror comedy, Carrey donned fangs and powdered makeup as a virgin vampire.
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