For so many of us, some of our fondest childhood memories involved taking in a Jim Carrey movie and delighting in his energetic, unpredictable style and uncanny knack for physical comedy.
But of course, Carrey has proven over the years that he's not a man to be pigeonholed. Not only was this clear from his work in more cerebral films like The Truman Show and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, but also in his wide variety of other pursuits. In recent years, we've witnessed him explore his passions for drawing and painting and seen him co-write an ambitious semi-autobiographical novel called Memoirs and Misinformation.
And while his disillusionment with Hollywood that has tempted him to quit acting before appears as strong as ever, it seems there are other personal reasons why he's largely decided to retire after about 30 years in the spotlight.