Jim Carrey Questions Your Existence and His

Jim Carrey is either losing his shit, has lost his shit, is on some whole other shit, or has got this shit figured out. Jim was interviewed on some New York Fashion Week red carpet by E! News and made things meta for microphone-pusher Catt Sadler by questioning her existence and his.

Jim manically circled Catt while deflecting her dumb questions about fashion with existential truth bombs such as “there’s no meaning to any of this” and “I wanted to find the most meaningless thing I could find and join and here I am.” When Catt tried to defend the event’s existence as a celebration of icons, Jim answered “Do you believe in icons? I don’t believe in personality, I don’t believe that you exist.”

And when Catt gamely tries to validate celebrity idolatry, Jim answers as any nihilist would, by singing James Brown at her.

So what is going on here? Either Jim is legitimately experiencing profound existential nihilism and somebody should be keeping an eye on his affairs and keep him away from sharp and/or exploding objects, or he is just having a go at us because he thinks we’re all dummies. A third possibility is that Jim is still channeling Andy Kaufman years after starring in the biopic Man on The Moon.

In fact, a new documentary about the making of that film called Jim & Andy: The Great BeyondThe Story of Jim Carrey & Andy Kaufman Featuring a Very Special, Contractually Obligated Mention of Tony Clifton (yes that’s the name) conveniently just came out. It premiered last week at the Venice Film Festival, and it chronicles the extreme method acting techniques that Jim implemented in order to play notoriously elusive Kaufman. In fact, according to The Hollywood Reporter, Jim said “It was psychotic at times. Jim Carrey didn’t exist at that time.” In other words, Jim’s not here right now, Mrs. Torrence.

Jim went on to say:

“We spend our life running around looking for anchors. ‘Oh, I’m Italian, that’s who I am.’ The fact is you don’t exist. You’re nothing but ideas. We take all those ideas and cobble them together and make sort of a personality charm bracelet, an ID bracelet we wear in life. But that’s not who we are, because we’re nothing. And it’s such a fucking relief.”

Back to the E! Interview, it seems like Jim was echoing a lot of those same themes and beliefs. So you guys, Jim would like you to know that the avatar Jim Carrey that made you snort with his butt-talking antics throughout the 90’s is dead, and that the new Jim Carrey avatar should be taken more seriously both as an actor and as a person who is neither the original Jim nor the current construction “Jim,” but is in actuality a non-Jim or “Anti-Jim,” a truth-teller in a world of utter meaninglessness, where the truth is both devastating and without consequence. But you should definitely still go see his movie and if you see “Jim” at an event, know that it’s not really Jim, but jIm, and you should absolutely interview him. Or not. It doesn’t really matter.

Here’s more of Jim in another shiny suit at the premiere of Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond at the Venice Film Festival last week:

Pics: Wenn.com


  1. Michael Girouard

    Not as douche as actually asking for his opinion.

  2. Me too. Go Jim.

  3. freewhitebaby7.0

    Never saw it. But he looks remarkably like Randolph Mantooth in the clip.

  4. Why’d he bother putting clothes on for this event? Clothes are meaningless! Affectations!! Don’t exist! Can’t stand this psycho.

  5. littletubesoftoothpaste

    Fair enough!

  6. Oklahoma is having a huge STD breakout right now do to opiate abuse. Instead of having conversations we shame people which leads to more spreading of STDS.

  7. I noticed a similar side to this behavior when I was a teen in the 90s. He always seemed like he’s crazy to me..

  8. Doesn’t syphilis makes you crazy? I used to love him, after reading about his abusive ways towards his girlfriends, not so much.

  9. DaisySpreckles

    He seems very manic here.
    This will not end well.

  10. It was more than that, but herpes is nothing to sneeze at. It appears she noticed lesions on him but he lied and said they were due to shaving.

    It also appears she thought he loved her. You don’t lie like that to anyone you have basic respect for, much less “love”.

  11. Jim. you were mildly amusing in the 90s, but you clearly need help and are a major asshole.

    Please get some help. Seriously.

  12. Making fun of how vapid Fashion Week is while walking a red carpet at Fashion Week seems more douche than nihilist.

  13. Over herpes?

  14. IchLiebeDanielBruehl

    What a rotten asshole!

  15. IchLiebeDanielBruehl

    It’s not that he has stds, it’s that he didn’t tell his girlfriend that he had them, and she caught them. She went on to kill herself.

  16. I wouldn’t be surprised if he kicked the bucket in the next 18 months. He could be next and I’ll leave it at that.

  17. I’m totally okay with this.

  18. Charlie Hunnam's butt

    eternal sunshine remains one of my favs

  19. Poster child for STD’s. Ask his last girlfriend. Oh you can’t because she offed herself.

  20. Gidget Castrillon

    Objective truth necessarily exists if relative truth exists. They exist in relation. There can’t be one without the other.

  21. Charlie Hunnam's butt

    I think she messed up at the very beginning of the interview(like she was talking to one of her girly girlfriends, not at work, interviewing an actor). It obviously rubbed him the wrong way and it went down hill from there.

    the fact this microphone holder lady was allowed to make faces at him on camera still boggles my mind.

  22. I’ve read the letters and texts. They were so hateful and patronizing- nobody deserves to be lied to, then manipulated in such a callous way. Maybe his reaction is based on conscience. I doubt it though.

  23. um i kind of love him, sorry. he sees the bullshit in hollywood, clearly, lol and is calling it out

  24. I’ll have some of what he’s smoking, just not as much.

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