Jim Carrey‘s in a funny old place in his career. Once the biggest comedy star on the planet, the first person to command $20 million for a single movie, and also able to move into respectable indie fare like “Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind,” it’s been a while since Carrey had a real hit. He’s smartly choosing to take some smaller supporting roles as a result, but the first result of that experiment, “The Incredible Burt Wonderstone,” didn’t fare very well, and the second, “Kick Ass 2,” isn’t looking much better.
So Carrey’s next response? A single and music video attacking the pro-gun lobby. Funny or Die have unveiled “Cold Dead Hand,” a clip/song that sees Carrey play multiple roles, including Charlton Heston and Lonesome Earl, the leader of a country band. And it’s all a bit… odd. The satire’s actually harsh and biting, but it’s paired with traditional Carrey mugging, and we didn’t really laugh until Carrey cropped up two-thirds of the way through doing a Sam Elliott impression.
We’re glad Carrey’s making a stand like this at a time when the debate over gun control is raging, and it’s always fun to rile up the NRA lot (well, so long as you’re standing a safe distance away), but it’s probably not going to do his career many favors. Anyway, you can watch the clip below, and decide for yourself.