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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 2 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jim Carrey ... Himself
Danny DeVito ... Himself
Milos Forman ... Himself
Peter Bonerz ... Himself
Paul Giamatti ... Himself
Ron Meyer ... Himself - President, Universal Studios
George Shapiro ... Himself - Andy's Agent
Judd Hirsch ... Himself
Carol Kane ... Herself
Dotan Bonen Dotan Bonen ... Himself
Michael Hausman Michael Hausman ... Himself
Bill Corso ... Himself
Linda Fields Linda Fields ... Herself (as Linda Hill)
Stacey Sher ... Herself
Angela Jones ... Herself
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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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Documentary

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Canada | USA

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17 November 2017 (USA) See more »

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Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond See more »

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Vice Films See more »
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Jim Carrey claims that the behind-the-scenes footage from Man on the Moon (1999) was embargoed by Universal as it would have made one of their biggest stars look "like an asshole". See more »

Quotes

[producer]: How would you start this movie?
Jim Carrey: Hm...
[pauzes]
Jim Carrey: Well, if I had my choice, it wouldn't start at all. It would already have been. And it wouldn't end either.
[smiles]
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Connections

Features Andy's Funhouse (1979) See more »

Soundtracks

I Will Survive
Written by Freddie Perren and Dino Fekaris
Performed by Jim Carrey
Published by Universal-Polygram International Publishing, Inc. on behalf of itself and Perren-Vibes Music, Inc. (ASCAP)
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Man on the Moon
19 November 2017 | by aciessiSee all my reviews

Jim Carrey was one of my favorite actors as a child. Andy Kaufman fascinated me as a young man. Yet, this incredible new documentary tries to convey that Jim and Andy are two sides of the same coin. Two human beings that learned how to be free through their art. It is all about the making of Man on the Moon, one of the most underrated biopics of all time and in my mind, the crowning achievement of Jim Carrey's career. Carrey didn't simply impersonate Andy Kaufman. Andy Kaufman possessed Jim Carrey. Through never before behind the scenes footage, we see Carrey slowly disappear into Kaufman and whether it was intentional method acting or not is unknown. Carrey came into the project as the hottest comedy star in the world and came out something completely different.

... and What of Andy Kaufman? Many say he's dead and many say he's still alive somewhere, playing a big gag that we just don't know about. Andy was mysterious like that. But his spirit exists, somewhere in our universe. Anyone with the bravery to be different from everyone else, in essence is an Andy.


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