The film received mixed reviews upon release In 2004, Carrey starred in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.
The film received overwhelming acclaim upon release.
He soon bounced back with the critically acclaimed comedy Liar Liar (1997), playing Fletcher Reede, an unethical lawyer rendered unable to lie by his young son's birthday wish.
His family's financial struggles made it difficult for them to support Carrey's ambitions.
With more domestic stability, Carrey returned to the stage with a more polished act.
Carrey was soon noticed by comedian Rodney Dangerfield, who signed the young comic to open his tour performances.
Dangerfield eventually brought Carrey to Las Vegas.
Carrey was not selected for the position, although he later hosted the show in May 1996, January 2011, and October 2014.