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Jim Carrey Is 'Probably' Retiring From Acting: "I Have Enough. I've Done Enough. I Am Enough."

Jim Carrey Is 'Probably' Retiring From Acting: "I Have Enough. I've Done Enough. I Am Enough."

The 60-year-old admitted he likes his quiet life, making art, and spending time with his family.

Jim Carrey revealed that he's retiring from acting in a new interview with Access. During a conversation about his latest movie, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, the 60-year-old admitted that he's "probably" ending his decades-long Hollywood career. When host Kit Hoover asked Carrey how serious he was about leaving acting behind, he replied, “Fairly serious."



 

 

"Well, I'm retiring…Probably. I'm being fairly serious, yeah," he admitted. "It depends if the angels bring some sort of script that's written in gold ink that says it's really going to be important for people to see. I might continue down the road, but I'm taking a break. I really like my quiet life, and I really love putting paint on canvas. I really love my spiritual life and I feel like… and this is something that you might never hear another celebrity say as long as time exists, 'I have enough. I've done enough. I am enough.'"



 

 

Carrey went on to elaborate how he has enjoyed life out of the spotlight. "I really like my quiet life, and I really love putting paint on canvas, and I really love my spiritual life, and I feel like — and this is something you might never hear another celebrity say as long as time exists – I have enough," he said. "I've done enough. I am enough." Dolly Parton recently said that she wanted Carrey to play her music partner Porter Wagoner in her upcoming biopic. "I do love your talent," Hoover told him. "I do hope you continue to make us laugh and smile." "I'm going to continue to be in the world, no matter what," Carrey said. "We have more of an effect on the world than we know. We don't have to be multi-hyphenates to affect the world."



 

 

The actor made his breakthrough in the '90s in the series In Living Color. The comedian moved to the big screen next as the lead in comedies like Dumb and Dumber, The Mask and Ace Ventura: Pet Detective. His other film credits include Bruce Almighty, The Cable Guy, How The Grinch Stole Christmas, and Liar, Liar. He's also made a name for himself in drama with unforgettable roles in films like The Truman Show and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Fans are used to the actor taking breaks in his career. In fact, his role in Sonic the Hedgehog in 2020 marked Carrey’s first major role in a studio movie since the 2014 sequel Dumb and Dumber To.



 

 

In 2018, he spoke to The Hollywood Reporter saying that he was spending more time painting. "I just didn't want to be in the business anymore," he said at the time. "I didn't like what was happening, the corporations taking over and all that. And maybe it's because I felt pulled toward a different type of creative outlet and I really liked the control of painting—of not having a committee in the way telling me what the idea must be to appeal to a four-quadrant whatever."



 

 

References:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-uk66ko1Nw

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/movies/movie-features/jim-carreys-reluctant-return-hollywood-1134623/

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