On November 17, 2017, Netflix released the Jim Carrey-starring documentary, Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond, and it has opened viewers' eyes to the world of Carrey’s mind. Press for the documentary, including some bizarre Jim Carrey interviews, have woken the world up to the fact that the man may be an unstable method actor. The documentary, fully titled Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond-Featuring a Very Special, Contractually Obligated Mention of Tony Clifton, has behind-the-scenes stories and footage from the making of 1999’s Man on the Moon, interspersed with more recent interviews of Carrey himself.
The footage in Jim & Andy is most intriguing, allowing the public to witness Jim Carrey truly descend into his idol, Saturday Night Live performer Andy Kaufman, who died from lung cancer in 1984. While other method actors may truly “become” the characters they’re portraying, Carrey becomes so immersed in the character of Kaufman that he may have lost “Jim” along the way.
Producers Didn't Want To Release The Footage, Fearing Audiences Would Reject Carrey
Jim Carrey Refused To Break Character And Demanded Everyone Call Him Andy
He Offered Plenty Of Analysis Of Jim Carrey While In Character As Kaufman
Carrey Also “Became” Kaufman’s Alter Ego, Tony Clifton
People On Set Feared Tony Because Of His Antics
Carrey Believed That Andy Kaufman Had Possessed Him