Jim Carrey Abandons Agent


Jim Carrey, perhaps inspired by the whole LG15/CAA nexus, is reported to have ditched his agent of 15 years, Nick Stevens, of UTA.
Deadline Hollywood’s Nikki Finke writes:

Nick has devoted a huge part of his life to Jim, and this is a sad, sad, day in the annals of agenting because Stevens did nothing wrong.

Well, aren’t agents supposed to do things right? Isn’t that the least Carrey could expect? She speculates that he’ll join CAA. FBLA thinks that nothing is going to change Carrey’s career trajectory.

Michael Fleming, in Variety, runs the numbers:

After Ace Ventura, Pet Detective put him on the map, Carrey’s $300,000 salary for that film jumped to $450,000 for The Mask, and then catapulted to $7 million for Dumb & Dumber.
He got the job as the Joker in Batman Forever and then made the quantum leap to $20 million for The Cable Guy. His paydays on hits like Liar, Liar, How the Grinch Stole Christmas and Bruce Almighty, thanks to backend participation, were rumored to be as high as $80 million each.

FBLA always feels a little sick after seeing movie-star salaries. Carrey’s come a long way from being some white guy on In Living Color.