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Jim Carrey, existential clown

posted by Jason Kottke   Dec 09, 2008

An appreciation of Jim Carrey from an unlikely source, The Atlantic.

Jim Carrey will loom large in our shattered posterity, I believe, because his filmography amounts to a uniquely sustained engagement with the problem of the self. Who knows how the self became such a problem, or when we began to feel the falseness in our nature?

Count me among the Carrey fans; I wish all his movies were of Cable Guy / Eternal Sunshine / Truman Show quality.