With the comment, “I have to get out of here before I snap,” Hollywood icon Jim Carrey made a suggestion that he would be retiring soon. After the Sandy Hook tragedy, he faced backlash for refusing to promote due to the violent nature of the product.
With a $180 million net wealth, Carrey began declining projects and instead chose to spend his time exploring the globe for purpose. Known for classics like “The Mask,” he considered doing a sequel but insisted on picking the right director. The 2014 release of “Dumb and Dumber To” disappointed fans.
In addition to sparking a vaccine debate, Carrey suffered from severe depression at the height of his stardom. After reversing course and writing the children’s book “How Roland Rolls,” he resumed performing in movies such as “Kidding” and “Sonic the Hedgehog.”
Carrey’s recent critique of Will Smith’s Oscars performance garnered attention. Despite his success, he admitted that his enthusiasm for acting was waning, and he held his lucrative career responsible for his retreat from the spotlight.