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Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond (2017)

Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond - Featuring a Very Special, Contractually Obligated Mention of Tony Clifton (original title)
TV-MA | | Documentary | 17 November 2017 (USA)
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A behind-the-scenes look at how Jim Carrey adopted the persona of idiosyncratic comedian Andy Kaufman on the set of Man on the Moon (1999).

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Chris Smith
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 3 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jim Carrey ... Self
Danny DeVito ... Self
Milos Forman ... Self
Peter Bonerz ... Self
Paul Giamatti ... Self
Ron Meyer ... Self - President, Universal Studios
George Shapiro ... Self - Andy's Agent
Judd Hirsch ... Self
Carol Kane ... Self
Dotan Bonen Dotan Bonen ... Self
Michael Hausman Michael Hausman ... Self
Bill Corso ... Self
Linda Fields Linda Fields ... Self (as Linda Hill)
Stacey Sher ... Self
Angela Jones ... Self
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A behind-the-scenes look at how Jim Carrey adopted the persona of idiosyncratic comedian Andy Kaufman on the set of Man on the Moon (1999).

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Jim Carrey: I learned that you can fail at what you don't love, so you might as well do what you love.
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Old MacDonald
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Arranged by Billy Williams
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Madness
19 November 2017 | by dougmacdonaldburrSee all my reviews

The film covers Jim a lot more than Andy. It certainly makes an impact. They are both very complicated people and it becomes clear that if anyone was going to play Andy Kaufman it had to be Jim Carrey. He got about as close as anyone ever could.

In the interview sections Jim comes across charming and occasionally says some very profound and insightful things. The on set footage shows a very different person. He chose to approach the role as a hardcore method actor. Insisting on being called his characters names and never breaking character, even around Andy's family. Some of it is brutal and hard to watch. He is nothing short of an obnoxious, unhinged, tempormental nightmare. Especially when he plays Tony. There are many times when I feel sorry for the crew and his costars. Outside of the craft of acting there is a serious case to be made for Carrey being committed. He seems legitimately insane. That being said so did Andy and maybe Jim had to do that in order to temporarily become him.

The only fault I can identify with Jim's performance is that there was a sweetness about Andy and his funny antics. There is a dark anger in Jim which occasionally leaks out. Still I think Jim got as close as anyone could to capturing Andy.

My overall impression is that Andy Kaufman was a strange and beautiful performance artist. Jim Carrey is brilliant and troubled actor. I love watching his movies, but, I probably would not want to work with him.


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