The results are in and bingo, Yahtzee, the final answer once and for all, our survey says the greatest comedy actor of all time is Jim Carrey – well, alrighty then!
Not technically our survey, but a survey which has come up with the result we agree with. The man who filled our childhoods with hilarity thanks to his slapstick energy, perfect timing, natural sarcasm and all round YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! energy in such classics as Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, The Mask and Dumb and Dumber.
As a 90s kid, 90s comedy was Jim Carrey. He broke through the ranks of the LA stand up circuit before landing his first big role as Ace Ventura.
The man who dreamt big – he would take his beaten up car to Mullholland Drive, look down at Hollywood and project his success, even writing himself a cheque for $10 million for ‘acting services rendered’, post-dated it 10 years and made it come true.
Pretty sure him being voted number one in The Top Tens Greatest Comedic Actors poll wouldn’t be such a biggie?
In the space of a year, Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, his first hit #1 released in February 1994, cost $15 million to film and made $107 million worldwide.