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Difficult childhood, depression and the suicide of his beloved: the tragic life of the funniest comedian in cinema Jim Carrey

What is known about the tragic life of Jim Carrey

The world knows Jim Carrey as a Canadian comedian and Golden Globe winner. He is one of the most beloved actors in Hollywood, known for his roles in Ace Ventura, Dumb & Dumber, and The Mask.

Although he can rarely be seen in public without a smile on his face and a joke up his sleeve, the reality is quite different. Throughout his life, the actor faced many challenges, The Premier Daily writes.

Difficult childhood, depression and the suicide of his beloved: the tragic life of the funniest comedian in cinema Jim Carrey

Jim Carrey has dedicated himself to making people laugh. And he's been very successful at it, starring in a number of cult classic comedies that have been critically acclaimed. However, his life was by no means easy. In fact, the star was always plagued by difficulties even after he gained fame and fortune.

Early years

Difficult childhood, depression and the suicide of his beloved: the tragic life of the funniest comedian in cinema Jim Carrey

Jim Carrey had a rather difficult and lonely childhood. His parents were smokers, and he was very afraid that they would die. The kid was always a crowd favorite, making people laugh. Alone in another room, he would curl up and cry. His mother, in particular, was struggling with various health problems and often talked about it.

Difficult childhood, depression and the suicide of his beloved: the tragic life of the funniest comedian in cinema Jim Carrey

"I remember locking myself in the bathroom and crying because I thought they were going to die. They were knocking on the door, telling me to come out. I don't know if I ever overcame that fear, it was just with me," Carrey recalls. The future star spent a lot of time alone in his room and had no friends.

Loneliness and poverty

Difficult childhood, depression and the suicide of his beloved: the tragic life of the funniest comedian in cinema Jim Carrey

"I spent most of my time in my room looking in the mirror. I never thought I needed to socialize. I would just make faces for hours, having fun," Jim adds. The celebrity family could never be called wealthy, but they had a home until Carrey was 14 or 15 years old. At that time, his father lost his job. This put the family in a rather difficult financial situation, and for some time they were virtually homeless.

Difficult childhood, depression and the suicide of his beloved: the tragic life of the funniest comedian in cinema Jim Carrey

Around the same time, Jim Carrey dropped out of school to devote his entire life to working as a comedian. He had no choice as his family needed money. He started doing comedy professionally at the age of 17. By the time he was 22, he had become one of the most famous comedians in Hollywood.

Professional success does not mean success in personal life

Carrey is quite open about his struggle with depression. He says that thanks to therapy and medication, he has finally reached a state where he is "sometimes happy." Jim admits that acting has had both a very positive and somewhat negative impact on his life.

Difficult childhood, depression and the suicide of his beloved: the tragic life of the funniest comedian in cinema Jim Carrey

"I act because I'm broken into many pieces, and acting gives me a chance to reconfigure those pieces into a thousand different things that people perceive positively," the actor admitted in an interview. Fame has always been a challenge for him. He was so successful, especially in the 90s, that the press covered almost every step of the star. This had a significant impact on his life and relationships, not to mention his mental health. "What is written in the press is 90 percent myth. So it's hard to fight it. People create your life," Carrey said.

Difficult childhood, depression and the suicide of his beloved: the tragic life of the funniest comedian in cinema Jim Carrey

Relationship problems

Jim Carrey has had several marriages and relationships but none of them have ended happily. He has a daughter from his first wife. Later, the actor married his co-star but their marriage lasted only a few months.

Difficult childhood, depression and the suicide of his beloved: the tragic life of the funniest comedian in cinema Jim Carrey

Other relationships were always accompanied by rumors in the press. One of his girlfriends, a makeup artist on the set, committed suicide while the couple was still dating. The girl's family blamed Carrey for this, saying that he had infected her with numerous venereal diseases that caused depression, and then gave her drugs, which resulted in an overdose. This, of course, had a great impact on the actor.

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