News

Jim Carrey receives honorary doctorate

Jim Carrey receives honorary doctorate

HONORED:Jim Carrey received an honorary doctorate over the Memorial Day weekend. Photo: Associated Press

Funnyman Jim Carrey was awarded an honorary doctorate from officials at a university in Iowa on Saturday.

The “Dumb and Dumber” actor donned a yellow cap and gown to receive the Doctor of Fine Arts honor at the commencement ceremony at Maharishi University of Management in Fairfield, Iowa.

During his speech, he encouraged graduates to pursue the career they love, no matter how risky it may seem, using his own father, Percy Carrey, as an example.

He says, “My father could have been a great comedian but he didn’t believe that that was possible for him, and so he made a conservative choice. Instead, he got a safe job as an accountant. I learned many great lessons from my father, not the least of which was that you could fail at what you don’t love, so you might as well take a chance on doing what you love…

Your job is not to figure out how it’s going to happen for you, it’s opening a door in your head, and when the door opens in real life, just walk through it.”

Recent Headlines

in Music

Shania Twain can’t stop, won’t stop

22-overlay

The superstar's first tour in 11 years was expected to be her last, but it appears that may have changed.

in Entertainment

Nicholas Hoult to take on J.D. Salinger in new biopic

nicholashoult

The British actor will portray the beloved American author in "Rebel in the Rye."

in Entertainment

‘Spectre’ could be Daniel Craig’s last ‘Bond’ movie

danielcraig

The British star, whose turn in "Spectre" marks his fourth time playing 007, has now admitted he has no current plans to appear in another Bond movie

in Viral Videos

WATCH: Truck vs. Tree

17-overlay

Witness the power!

in Music

Oak Ridge Boys star finally weds

oakridgeboys

It's been a marriage decades in the making.