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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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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

When discussing how the movie The Truman Show became a metaphor for his life, Jim Carrey accidentally refers to the fictitious town of Seahaven as Seaside. The fictitious town in The Truman Show is named Seahaven. Seaside is the real town name where the movie was filmed in Florida. See more »

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Jim Carrey: I've stepped through the door, and the door is the realization that this, us, is Seaside. Its the dome, this is the dome. This isn't real. This is a story. There is the avatar you create, and the cadence you come up with, that is pleasing to people, and takes them away from their issues, and it makes you popular, and then at some point you have to peel it away. And, you know, it's not who you are. At some point you have to live, you know, your true man. You know Truman Show really became a ...
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Connections

Features Bravo Profiles: The Entertainment Business (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

Man on the Moon
Written by Bill Berry, Peter Buck, Mike Mills and Michael Stipe
Published by Universal Tunes of behalf of Night Garden Music
Courtesy of Universal Studios
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A Window into the Actor's Craft
21 November 2017 | by xWRLSee all my reviews

For his role in "Man on the Moon," Jim Carrey took on the character of Andy Kaufman so fully that, as he relates here, he found himself reacting off the set as Andy would have reacted rather than as Jim would react.

Along with his known talents, Carrey shows himself in this doc to be a very articulate speaker, even when describing--as he does here a lot--his internal states. If actors need empathy, Carrey here puts that empathy into words--words we can understand and feel.

If you're not familiar with Kaufman, there's a great variety of footage from Kaufman's performances.

It's hard to compare this to any other doc I've seen. Its approach to the subject is as unique as the subject itself. If you want to understand and appreciate a side of Jim Carrey you may never have seen before, or what actors go through when throwing themselves into roles, this film is for you.


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