Jim Carrey

Jim Carrey bares his soul in documentary 'Jim and Andy'

Jim Carrey, the comic actor who was one of 1990s Hollywood's biggest stars, doesn't exist.

So says the Jim Carrey who came to the Venice Film Festival this week with "Jim and Andy," a documentary about his experience playing comedian Andy Kaufman in the 1999 biopic "Man on the Moon."

He said the mega-successful entertainer Jim Carrey is "a character that has been playing me my whole life."

It's a comment in keeping with the subversive spirit of "Jim and Andy," which draws on dozens of hours of behind-the-scenes footage shot during the making of "Man on the Moon."

Carrey stayed in character as Kaufman throughout,...