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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 3 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jim Carrey ... Self
Danny DeVito ... Self
Milos Forman ... Self
Peter Bonerz ... Self
Paul Giamatti ... Self
Ron Meyer ... Self - President, Universal Studios
George Shapiro ... Self - Andy's Agent
Judd Hirsch ... Self
Carol Kane ... Self
Dotan Bonen Dotan Bonen ... Self
Michael Hausman Michael Hausman ... Self
Bill Corso ... Self
Linda Fields Linda Fields ... Self (as Linda Hill)
Stacey Sher ... Self
Angela Jones ... Self
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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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Between the filming of Carrey's interview & the release of the film on Netflix in 2017, Jim Carrey had a sort of spiritual awakening as mentioned in the closing of the film. Carrey revealed that he saw the world as a facade and a game to be played by people that are determined enough to live out their roles to extremes, like Andy did with his performance attacking the mainstream realm of entertainment at the time. 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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Soundtracks

Blue Suede Shoes
Written by Carl Perkins
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Published by Wren Music Co., A Division of MPL Music Publishing Inc. on behalf of Carl Perkins Music Inc.
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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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