Jim Carrey made the worst movie of his career, and he describes it as a “youthful mistake”

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After several appearances in cult comedies such as Ace Ventura, The Mask and Dumb and Dumber, Jim Carrey confirmed his talent to critics with the excellent Truman Show in 1998. Despite several difficult years, the actor knew how to diversify and remains very popular among viewers. However, in his long career there is one film that he would like to forget, one of the first in which he acted, in which we can see him sitting…

An (almost) unknown film

In the early 1980s, Jim Carrey was struggling. He couldn't find a place and was even turned down on Saturday Night Live. He survives thanks to his stand-up show and in parallel on other projects. He was then offered a small role in a Canadian production, a role he accepted. In 1981, he played in Anthony Kramreither's All in Good Taste.

The subject, somewhat unbelievable, tells the story of a director who wants to follow the adoption of an orphan and his dog. The problem is that the film's investors in the film are not thrilled and are forcing him to change the project. Then he found himself in the filming of erotic films and in the world of striptease. Yes, the script is very strange, and scenes from old Anthony Kramreither films are used to fill out a rather pointless film.

Jim Carrey is not very present in the feature film (several minutes) and does not speak a word. He plays a photographer who has to accompany the director, and in particular we can see him in what appears to be a nudist camp… completely naked. The film was shot in 1981 and was not released until 1983, with the actor's head apparently in close-up on the cover, to attract as many people as possible.

A mistake from youth

Of course, Carrey didn't take this decision well, but he also didn't want to make a big deal about it, probably thinking it would make it easier for everyone to quickly forget about it, which he did.' so simply called “the mistake of youth”.

In addition, Everything in Good Taste is not the only film in which he regrets acting. Years later, he pulled out of Kick-Ass 2, but for a completely different reason. This was not because he was ashamed of it, but because the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School caused him to change his views on the use of violence and he did not feel more comfortable with what was portrayed in the film.

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