Powers Boothe

Powers Boothe is a television and movie actor.

A native of Texas with extensive stage experience, Boothe first came to prominence in 1980 playing the title role in the CBS-TV movie Guyana Tragedy: The Story Of Jim Jones. Boothe's portrayal of the crazed cult leader received critical acclaim. In Time Magazine's story on the production, Boothe was praised: "There is one extraordinary performance. A young actor named Powers Boothe captures all the charisma and evil of 'Dad', Jim Jones." Boothe won an Emmy Award for his role, beating out veterans Henry Fonda and Jason Robards.

During the actors' strike in the fall of 1980, he was one of the few who showed up at the ceremonies to claim his prize. He said at the time, "this may be either the bravest moment of my career or the dumbest." He joined the ranks of Humphrey Bogart and other actors when he portrayed Philip Marlowe in a series of short films for HBO in 1983-1986. He also gave several fine performances in other films like Southern Comfort, A Breed Apart, Red Dawn, The Emerald Forest, and Extreme Prejudice, as well as HBO films like Into The Homeland and By Dawn's Early Light. However, his most lauded subsequent performance was in the 1990 CBS-TV film Family Of Spies where he played traitor Navy Officer John Walker.

Most recently, Boothe has played a featured role as brothel-owner Cy Tolliver on the HBO series Deadwood. Mister Boothe has a daughter who is also an acclaimed actress.


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Mister Boothe has a daughter who is also an acclaimed actress. Many attribute some of Carrey’s extraordinary abilities to his being affected by bipolar disorder, commonly known as manic depression. Most recently, Boothe has played a featured role as brothel-owner Cy Tolliver on the HBO series Deadwood. He is an inductee of Canada's Walk of Fame. However, his most lauded subsequent performance was in the 1990 CBS-TV film Family Of Spies where he played traitor Navy Officer John Walker. Carrey's manager is James Miller, younger brother of comedian Dennis Miller. He also gave several fine performances in other films like Southern Comfort, A Breed Apart, Red Dawn, The Emerald Forest, and Extreme Prejudice, as well as HBO films like Into The Homeland and By Dawn's Early Light. Also in 2004, it was reported that Carrey had been signed to play the title role in a comedic film version of the television series The Six Million Dollar Man.

He said at the time, "this may be either the bravest moment of my career or the dumbest." He joined the ranks of Humphrey Bogart and other actors when he portrayed Philip Marlowe in a series of short films for HBO in 1983-1986. His recent performance in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) earned high praise from critics. During the actors' strike in the fall of 1980, he was one of the few who showed up at the ceremonies to claim his prize. Jim Carrey continues to appear in successful comedies as well as more dramatic roles. A young actor named Powers Boothe captures all the charisma and evil of 'Dad', Jim Jones." Boothe won an Emmy Award for his role, beating out veterans Henry Fonda and Jason Robards. He earned another Golden Globe, this time for Best Actor in a Comedy/Musical, but was again passed over for any Oscar nomination. In Time Magazine's story on the production, Boothe was praised: "There is one extraordinary performance. Carrey performed for them as Kaufman with Kaufman's actual bongo drums.

Boothe's portrayal of the crazed cult leader received critical acclaim. There were quite a few actors fighting for the role, including Edward Norton, but director Milos Forman and the other filmmakers knew Carrey was their "Andy" when they saw his audition. A native of Texas with extensive stage experience, Boothe first came to prominence in 1980 playing the title role in the CBS-TV movie Guyana Tragedy: The Story Of Jim Jones. In 1999 Carrey fought hard for the role of comedian Andy Kaufman in Man on the Moon. Powers Boothe is a television and movie actor. Many forecasted an Academy Award nomination as well but it did not happen, leading Jim Carrey to appear on the show and joke "it's an honor just to be nominated...oh no.". Despite the regular comedy successes, Jim Carrey took a chance and a slight paycut to star in The Truman Show (1998), an emotional change of pace which earned him a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Drama.

Jim Carrey quickly rebounded with the successful Liar Liar (1997), a return to his trademark style. The attention drawn to his salary, coupled with negative reviews and the character's dark mood in contrast to his other performances, all contributed to the film's box office failure. Carrey made headlines when it was revealed that for his next film, The Cable Guy, he was paid twenty million dollars, a record payday for a comedic actor. The following year Jim Carrey appeared as The Riddler in Batman Forever and reprised his role as Ace Ventura in Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls, two successful films and two more multi-million dollar paychecks.

Two other successful releases that same year, The Mask and Dumb and Dumber, the latter of which earned him seven million dollars, quickly established Jim Carrey as a movie star. The film was panned by the critics but it became a surprise hit. Jim Carrey's success on In Living Color led to a starring role in the comedy Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994) which premiered only months before In Living Color ended. For the start of his career, the press constantly referred to him simply as "the white guy from In Living Color".

The only white male performer on the show, Carrey's unusual characters and on-screen behavior caught America's attention. Wayans' brother Keenen Ivory Wayans was in the process of putting together a sketch comedy show for Fox called In Living Color, and hired Carrey to be a cast member. Carrey began to work occasionally in television and in small parts in movies, which eventually led to a friendship with Damon Wayans. Dangerfield liked Carrey's act so much that he signed Carrey up to open Dangerfield's tour performances.

In 1979, he moved to Los Angeles and started working in The Comedy Store, where he was noticed by comedian Rodney Dangerfield. Carrey dropped out of high school, and began to work in comedy clubs and to develop his act, which included impersonations of celebrities such as Michael Landon and James Stewart. Eventually, the Carrey family adjusted by living on a relative's lawn out of the family Volkswagen van until they could move back into town. Carrey began working eight-hour shifts each day after school.

The Carrey family fell on hard times and were forced to move to the Toronto suburb of Scarborough, where they took security and janitorial jobs in the Titan Wheels factory. The teachers in Carrey's high school gave him a few minutes at the end of each school day to do a stand-up routine for his classmates. A comedian from an early age, Carrey mailed his résumé to The Carol Burnett Show when he was 10 years old. citizen on October 7, 2004.

A native of Canada, Carrey became a (dual) U.S. He is best known for his manic, slapstick performances in comedy films such as Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994), Liar Liar (1997), and Bruce Almighty (2003). James Eugene Carrey (originally Carré) (born January 17, 1962) is a Canadian/American film actor, comedian, writer and producer who was born and grew up in the Toronto suburb of Newmarket, Ontario. Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004).

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004). Bruce Almighty (2003). The Majestic (2001). Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000).

Dr. Me, Myself and Irene (2000). Man on the Moon (1999). The Truman Show (1998).

Liar Liar (1997). The Cable Guy (1996). Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls (1995). Batman Forever (1995).

Dumb and Dumber (1994). The Mask (1994). Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994). Doing Time on Maple Drive (1992, TV).

In Living Color (1990 series). Earth Girls are Easy (1989). Peggy Sue Got Married (1986). Once Bitten (1985).

The Duck Factory (1983 series).

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