Did you know that at age 15, Jim Carrey quit school and became a janitor to support…


Jim Carrey is one of the most famous actors and comedians of all time. He is mostly known for his unforgettable roles in Ace Ventura, The Mask, The Truman Show, etc. Today he enjoys great professional success, worldwide fame and enviable finances but things weren’t like that in his early life.


Jim Carrey was born as James Eugene Carrey in Canada. His father Percy Carrey was a musician but he started working as an accountant in order to support his family. His mother Kathleen was a housewife. The family had four children.


Unfortunately, one day Carrey’s father lost his job and as the actor confessed in an interview, that was the point when everything started falling apart. The family became poor and they were living out of a van. Jim was 15 years old when he had to quit school in order to work and bring money. He started working as a janitor and he said that at moments his life made him really angry and frustrated.


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