Cosmic Casting Call for Jim Carrey
For the New George Jones Movie
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The cosmic casting call for Jim Carrey
by N J Howell
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The cosmic casting agency was born because I want to see certain people in certain roles. For some reason, I just needed to express it. There are roles that deserve a strong talent at the helm of them. There are people so unique that any film about them should be carried by the strongest talent that could represent them.
Jim Carrey as George Jones:
I was watching a news show about country music legend George Jones. As I sat there, I literally wondered .... is this Jim Carrey in another body? Of course, George Jones has led a fascinating life and there's a story there, for sure but I kinda wanta talk about why an actor (Jim Carrey) would want to bring that story into being.
As an actor and from an actor's perspective, it is always fun to recreate the energy field of someone with such well-defined mannerisms and speech patterns, when both unique and watchable. The energy field of George Jones is rich with material any actor could play with and that alone should make male actors salivate.
Alas, the script in which I'm cosmically casting Jim Carrey may have been written in the minds of scriptwriters but it isn't casting in 3d yet, as far as I know. Maybe George Jones himself is not allowing a movie at this point in time. Otherwise, I can't imagine someone hasn't already written the male counterpoint to "Stand by your Man".
In any case, I think just listening to this video interview and seeing the pictures of George at different ages will make my point very clear. No matter the age of picture I see, I see Jim Carrey. Listen to the voice and broad accent .... Jim Carrey. I think it may be fate. See if you can watch this and not come to the same conclusion... George Jones Interview
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Jim Carrey's Art:
Update, 2018: I wrote about Jim Carrey's art right after the video called "I needed color" came out. At that time, his art was incredibly beautiful to me. However, this year, he slipped into the dark side. All these incredibly ugly political cartoons he's doing now ... ouch. I see the truth in them but I prefer beauty.
Original Post: By the way, have you seen Jim Carrey's paintings? They blew me away. He is such a creative being. It seems to just pour from his pores 24/7. There's a certain haunted quality in him, much like I see in pictures of Van Gogh. I wonder if an insatiable need to create does something to one's ability to connect with the world around them for very long at a time? Seems that periods of intense seclusion, almost isolation, happen.
Jim says, on the video I'm linking here, that "your vocation chooses you" and then that we can choose not to do it. I'm not sure all of us can choose and still stay alive. When every cell of the body vibrates with this drive to create and share, I'm not so sure we really have a choice. Anyway, just ponders. If you wanta see some of Jim Carrey's artwork there's a great video on it: Jim Carrey: I need color