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Jim Carrey Says The Truman Show Resonates With Modern Life

Jim Carrey Says The Truman Show Resonates With Modern Life

Jim Carrey has made his fair share of iconic movies, Dumb and Dumber, Liar Liar, and Bruce Almighty to name a few.

But looking at his extensive back catalogue, the actor says there is one film that he thinks resonates with the present day more than any other, and that's 1998 classic The Truman Show.

For those - few - who haven't seen the classic, it follows the life of insurance salesman Truman Burbank who discovers his entire life has actually been a television show and that even members of his family and close friends are actors.

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Speaking to Collider, the 58-year-old said the film has so many themes that are especially pertinent to the way we live our lives today and that it would be fascinating to see what happened to his character after he left.

He said: "I think Truman Show is something that exists on a micro level now. You know, it was kind of a story about that on a macro level. But now everybody has a subscriber channel, and everybody has their own little Truman Show world, so there's something to be had there.

What happened to Truman after he left the show? Credit: Scott Rudin Productions
What happened to Truman after he left the show? Credit: Scott Rudin Productions

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"I often think and am asked about what I think would've happened to Truman when he goes outside the wall. And it took me a while to realise that basically, he was alone out there too, because everybody went back inside. They all wanted to be in the dome."

Looking at one of his more recent productions, Carrey said that he thinks there's room for a sequel to the live-action Sonic The Hedgehog movie that hits cinemas later this month.

The new Sonic movie sees everybody's favourite blue hedgehog (voiced by Ben Schwartz) team up with Green Hills Sheriff Tom Wachowski (James Marsden) to try and save the world from various unexplained anomalies.

Carrey thinks The Truman Show may have more resonance today. Credit: PA
Carrey thinks The Truman Show may have more resonance today. Credit: PA
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Carrey plays the ridiculously over the top Dr Ivo "Eggman" Robotnik. He's called in by the army to help with Sonic's mission, developing an unhealthy obsession with him.

In a recent interview with Jake Hamilton, Carrey reasoned that the role is one that has 'so much room' for further exploration. You can check out the full interview for yourself below, or skip ahead to the 3:33 mark to hear what he had to say about returning as the evil genius.

"I wouldn't mind going to do another one," Carrey explained. "Because it was so much fun, first of all, and a real challenge to try to convince people that I have a triple-digit IQ... There is so much room, you know, Robotnik has not reached his apotheosis."

Featured Image Credit: Scott Rudin Productions

Topics: TV and Film, Interesting, US Entertainment, jim carrey

Dominic Smithers

Dominic graduated from the University of Leeds with a degree in French and History. Like you, Dom has often questioned how much use a second language has been. Well, after stints working at the Manchester Evening News, the Accrington Observer and the Macclesfield Express, along with never setting foot in France, he realised the answer is surprisingly little. But I guess, c'est la vie. Contact us at [email protected]