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Jim Carrey Explains Why He Took a Break From Hollywood

Jim Carrey Explains Why He Took a Break From Hollywood

Jim Carrey is on the cover of The Hollywood Reporter‘s new issue.

Here’s what the 56-year-old comedian had to share with the mag…

On why he took time off from Hollywood: “I just didn’t want to be in the business anymore. I didn’t like what was happening, the corporations taking over and all that. And maybe it’s because I felt pulled toward a different type of creative outlet and 
I really liked the control of painting — of not having a committee in the way telling me what the idea must be to appeal to a four-quadrant whatever.”

On his anti-Trump art on Twitter: “I knew sooner or later I’d find a worthy way to use Twitter. My manager 
used to be like, ‘Don’t do stuff on there. You’re f*cking insane.’”

On why he doesn’t have direct access to his Twitter and has three people approve posts before posting: “When you’re in my position, I think it’s a really smart thing to have a buffer.”

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Credit: Hollywood Reporter
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  • Curt Noydb

    Because he has no talent and everyone was tired of the same ol’ schtick

  • William

    He took “time off” because the movies he was making were bad and no one wanted to see them anymore.

  • patrickdornoff

    i disagree hes done some serious roles so hes not a one trick pony like you think he is

  • suzybel

    He was always ya bit weird, now he’s really weird.