Jim Carrey is a great comedian.
But why are we not seeing him in Hollywood movies anymore?
Any reason behind it.?
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There are plenty of reasons, as shown in this article on Looper:
- He's too much of a risk
- He's not as much of a box office draw as he used to be
- He stopped promoting Kick-Ass 2
- His method acting got crazy during Man on the Moon
- There may be issues getting him insured
- He's been dealing with some personal issues
- He's gone public with some pretty controversial beliefs
- Jim Carrey no longer exists
- He won't take a role unless it 'chooses' him
- He hasn't been nominated for any major awards recently
- And he's happy that way
- He's busy mentoring the next generation of actors
- He's been working behind the camera
- He's been focused on making art for the past several years
Each of these reasons is discussed at length in the source article.
Most likely it's a combination of several of those factors, which means in the end he's too much trouble for a studio to bother with him.
In 2013 he ended his relationship with his agents/managers Eric Gold and Jimmy Miller - they had represented him for the prior 25 years of his career.
The following year he signed with Rick Yorn's LBI Entertainment.
We are not privy to the discussions of possible work or contractual obligations each party had for the other during each contract. However, many managers only make money when their stars make money, and so will push talent to accept work they might otherwise refuse.
Carrey is not in a position where he needs to accept work in order to meet his financial needs.
Further, the extraordinary decline in acting jobs does align strongly with the switch of management.
I suspect the main reason is that he simply doesn't want to do any of the parts which he could perform, and his manager is not pushing him to accept parts that he isn't interested in.
As other answers have provided, it's true Carrey has had some problems including the circumstances with his ex-girlfriend's murder (for which he has been cleared) along with taking some time to seek [controversial] artistic passions, --but Carrey is CURRENTLY still working in the film industry. He has been executive producing, I'm Dying Up Here AND later this year, he is returning to the small screen, set to star in the Showtime comedy Series, Kidding.
Jim Carrey will star in a new Showtime comedy series in his first regular television role since his days on the 1990’s sketch show “In Living Color,” Showtime announced Thursday.
The half-hour series is titled “Kidding,” in which Carrey will play Jeff, a.k.a. Mr. Pickles, an icon of children’s television, who also anchors a multimillion dollar branding empire. But when his family begins to implode, Jeff finds no fairy tale or fable or puppet will guide him through this crisis, which advances faster than his means to cope. Showtime has ordered a 10-episode first season.
The role further expands Carrey’s relationship with Showtime, as he currently executive produces the dramedy “I’m Dying Up Here,” which was recently renewed for a second season.
The project will also reunite Carrey with “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” director Michel Gondry, who will direct for “Kidding.” Dave Holstein–a writer and producer on both Showtime’s “Weeds” and “I’m Dying Up Here”– created the series, wrote the pilot, and will serve as showrunner. Carrey and Gondry will also executive produce along with Jason Bateman, Raffi Adlan, Jim Garavente, and “I’m Dying Up Here” executive producer Michael Aguilar. http://variety.com/2017/tv/news/jim-carrey-showtime-series-kidding-michael-gondry-1202558804/