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Jim Carrey Likely Walking Away From Hollywood: ‘I’ve Done Enough’

Jim Carrey came into our lives as a pet detective who quite literally talks out of his ass. Now, he seems likely to leave our lives like an ass-tronaut, hopping into his spaceship and fading away into the great, wide beyond of retirement.

Carrey, admitted this week that he’s likely to leave acting behind.

“Well, I’m retiring,” Carrey said during a Thursday appearance on Access. “Yeah, probably. I’m being fairly serious.”

If so, then his last movie, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, premiers later this month, with Carrey as “Dr. Robotnik,” a mad scientist last seen occupying a planet other than Earth.

Carrey, 60, insisted to Access that his role as Robotnik is his swan song: “I feel like — and this is something you might never hear another celebrity say as long as time exists — I have enough. I’ve done enough. I am enough.”

It’s been a busy week for Carrey, who at one time was one of the biggest names at the box office, starring in such ’90s classics as Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, Dumb and Dumber and The Mask. Then after the slap heard ’round the world last week, Carrey made headlines by calling Hollywood “spineless en masse” for applauding Will Smith at the Academy Awards.

Now, he seems poised to leave that crowd behind.

“I really like my quiet life, and I really love putting paint on canvas, and I really love my spiritual life,” Carrey added.

But if you one day see Carrey back on the big screen, refrain from calling him a liar, liar. After all, he hasn’t closed the door completely.

“I might continue down the road, but I’m taking a break,” said Carrey.

Poor Jim. With all these recent headlines, it’s unlikely he’ll be able to peacefully enjoy his quiet life of painting. The media’s definitely going to be knocking down his door to ass him a few questions.

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Written by Anthony Farris

Anthony is a former high school basketball intramural champion who played a leading role in creating two offspring. He spends his weekends hoping for an MTV Rock N' Jock revival.

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  1. Incredibly funny and talented, also a nut-job like a lot of great comedians. It seems his career has been on a downward path for a while . Word was he was “difficult”. He’s also a pretty committed leftist but glad to see him call out Hollywood hypocrisy. Ace Ventura 1 and Liar, Liar are two of the funniest movies of the past half century. Also, a lot of his In Living Color material was great.

  2. I would have respected him more if he not done the stupid Trump paintings but glad to see him call out the Hollywood hypocrites the other day. Actors who say they are taking a break or retiring is because no one is hiring them.

  3. Few can make me laugh as hard as Carrey. There hasn’t been a better physical comedian, and in my book he is one of the most freakishly talented entertainers ever. Ace Ventura and Dumb and Dumber were legendary, timeless comedy films of the last 30 years. A generation of people my age currently have those scripts memorized. I only wish he’d have steered clear of Twitter politics. He’s another casualty of TDS . It destroyed his humor, and in an interview I saw of him a couple years ago with Jerry Seinfeld he seemed like he had lost his mind.

    • “Let me show ya something!” That character was off the charts. Then the roided-up female body builder he also played on the show who laughed like a horse probably wouldn’t make it on tv today either 😆.

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