The Villainous Jim Carrey Roles You Love to Hate

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Vote up the villainous Jim Carrey roles that bring you the right mix of fear and cheer.

With a long string of laugh-out-loud hits on his resume, including Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, Dumb and Dumber, Liar Liar, and Bruce Almighty, Jim Carrey is probably the last guy who comes to mind when you think of big, bad movie villains. That, of course, has changed over the years, as the Hollywood funny man has branched out and flexed his acting chops, eventually veering more towards dramatic roles. More often than not, however, he has always leaned in favor of oddball protagonists. But as Sonic the Hedgehog recently reminded us, Carrey has played some of the best villains in recent years, especially when it comes to ill-willed cretins in family-friendly fare like Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events and How the Grinch Stole Christmas.

However, while many of these evildoer roles make use of his incredible comedic talents, there are times when he has played misunderstood, flawed protagonists who are battling some serious inner demons, making themselves the villain of their very own story. Other times, he's thrown us black-comedy curveballs like The Cable Guy, where he plays a disturbed character who has quite a few screws loose. Still other times, he's played the straight-up cartoonish antihero you love to hate. With the maniacal Dr. Robotnik returning to wreak global havoc in Sonic the Hedgehog 2, we thought it would be a good time to look back on some of Carrey’s rogues’ gallery of scoundrels.