He wrote himself check for ten million dollars, for “Acting services rendered,” and dated it for Thanksgiving 1995, giving himself ten years to make it happen. He always kept it in his wallet, to remind him and determined that he would be able to cash it.
Be is the youngest of four children, whose father was a accountant. But after his father lost his job they had to even live in a Volkswagen bus.
He was a comedian from his childhood. He left Canada, his home country to Los Angeles, California, US to pursue his dream of becoming a successful comedian. He had to work without any payment for months. But he never lost his heart and toll day and night.
Slowly he came to notice of Hollywood and his career began to thrive. He is none other than Jim Carrey, the comedian. He became one of Hollywood’s biggest stars, as well as the first actor in history of cinema to receive $20 million for a movie, which Jim was paid for his role in The Cable Guy(1996).
At his father’s funeral in 1994, Jim placed the check he wrote to himself into his father’s casket, signifying the fulfillment of both of their dreams.