Jim Carrey Draws Mixed Reviews at the Oscars
At the 86th Academy Awards on Sunday night, there were many memorable moments. Ellen’s actor-clad selfie broke Twitter records, John Travolta embarrassingly messed up singer Idina Menzel’s name before she went on to sing the hit “Let It Go” from the 2014 Oscar winner, Frozen, and heartfelt acceptance speeches from Matthew McConaughey, Jared Leto, and Lupita Nyong’o brought a tear to many viewers eyes.
But when Dumb and Dumber star Jim Carrey took the stage last night to present the award for best animated film wearing a shiny blue jacket and horn-rimmed glasses, the online Oscar-watching community buzzed even more and the “Hip Jim Carrey” meme was born.
— Guy Code (@MTV2GuyCode) March 3, 2014
On stage, Carrey joked about how he had never been nominated for an Oscar. But after his odd performance, face-twisting an impression of Bruce Dern in Nebraska, most people were reminded why the 52-year old actor and comedian has never gotten a bid.
— Total Film (@totalfilm) March 3, 2014
While some eternal fans praised his humor, most viewers found his antics to be old, uncomfortable, and just plain dumb.
— Mayra De Leon (@The_Dxpx) March 3, 2014
— RJ Moeller (@rjmoeller) March 3, 2014
According to the Inquisitr, last year Carrey wore prosthetic big feet and and tiny wings to Elton John’s Oscar after-party, so some would say this year he kept it “subtle.”
Although the Canadian American actor has been known for his slapstick roles in television and movies – Dumb and Dumber, Ace Ventura, The Mask – he has also been praised for his more serious roles in The Truman Show, and Man on the Moon, both of which earned him Golden Globe nominations.
Carrey has Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and had battled depression in the past, but now states that he no longer takes any kind of medications or stimulants of any kind, including coffee.
“Jim has suffered from severe depression in the past, and you have to worry those fearful days are coming back again,” a source told the Express Tribune. “When you talk to him, he’s not as animated as he used to be. He seems [to be] at a low point — like a ship without a rudder.”
Carrey will be reprising his role as Lloyd Christmas in Dumb and Dumber To, which is released in theaters in November 2014.
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