Jim Carey – Jim and Andy

During our recent show with Julia Hardy we discussed what it’s like for actors to embody their characters. We discussed about the usual suspects. The Di Caprio’s, the Christian Bale’s, Heath Ledger and Jack Nicholson. We then discussed how “insane” the Jim Carey went when he took on the role of Andy Kaufman in Jim And Andy.

Jim and Andy is a behind the scene’s look at how Jim Carey took on the persona of Andy Kaufman. Embodying him in his every day life and not leaving the character after a days shooting. It showed the real impact of what it’s like for method actors. How serious they take their craft. Furthermore it showed the lengths that actors will go to, to create real genuine pieces of art.

Plot

Director Chris Smith’s fascinating deep dive into actor Jim Carrey’s time spent portraying famed and complicated comedian Andy Kaufman. Using approximately 100 hours of footage shot on the set of Man on the Moon documenting Carrey’s transformation into Kaufman for four months. Jim Carrey earned critical acclaim and a Golden Globe for the performance, but many of the production’s most Kaufmanesque moments played out behind the scenes, thankfully captured on video by Andy’s former girlfriend, Lynne Margulies and former writing partner, Bob Zmuda. In Jim & Andy, Carrey looks back at the resulting footage 18 years later, reflecting on how he and Andy came up in oddly parallel universes, his experience channelling Andy and Tony and more broadly the spiritual journey of his career. (Rotten Tomatoes)

 

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