Soldiers of Salamina (film)
The Soldiers of Salamis is a 2003 Spanish film directed by David Trueba, based on the book by Javier Cercas. Starring Ariadna Gil and Ramón Fontserè, the film was nominated for eight Goya Awards in 2004, won the award for Best Cinematography, it was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2003 Cannes Film Festival. The exteriors of the film were shot in Girona. A novelist who has abandoned her writing career tracks down the details of a true story from the last days of the Spanish Civil War; the writer and Falangist Rafael Sánchez Mazas faced a firing squad along with fifty other prisoners, but managed to escape into the woods. A Republican soldier one of those searching the area for the escaped prisoner, found him but allowed him to escape; the novelist pieces together the fragments of the story, plagued by contradictions and mysterious characters, comes to realize that her search for the truth is a personal quest of self-discovery. Ariadna Gil - Lola Ramon Fontserè - Rafael Sánchez Mazas Joan Dalmau - Miralles María Botto - Conchi Diego Luna - Gastón Alberto Ferreiro - Joven miliciano Luis Cuenca - Padre de Lola Lluís Villanueva - Miquel Aguirre Julio Manrique - Pere Figueras Ivan Massagué - Quim Figueras Bruno Bergonzini - Daniel Angelats Joaquín Notario - Capitán Collell Merche Mar - Luz Eric Caravaca - Camarero Dijon Vahina Giocante - Assistante Social Dijon Soldados de Salamina on IMDb Soldiers of Salamina at Rotten Tomatoes
Diego Luna Alexander is a Mexican actor and producer. He has appeared in many films, including Y tu mamá también, Rudo y Cursi, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, he is one of the owners of Canana Films. Luna was raised in Mexico City, his mother, Fiona Alexander, was a British costume designer, of English descent. She died in a car accident, his father, Alejandro Luna, is a theater and opera set designer, who reinforced the importance of theater and the arts in his life. Alejandro would bring Diego to the sets and mentor him in different aspects of art, cultivating a desire to become an actor and uphold the family tradition. After starring in many telenovelas and Gael García Bernal now own Canana Films. In 2012, Luna directed his first film, the biopic Cesar Chávez, about the eponymous founder of the United Farm Workers. In March 2015, he joined the cast of Ana Lily Amirpour's film The Bad Batch. Luna became a member of the jury for the Un Certain Regard section of the Cannes Film Festival. In Rogue One, he played the ally of Jyn Erso.
Luna gained greater recognition with American audiences while starring as Mexican drug cartel leader Miguel Angel Felix Gallardo in the Netflix series Narcos: Mexico, which premiered in November 2018. Luna married Camila Sodi in February 2008, they have two children: Jerónimo, Fiona, named after Luna's mother. Luna and García Bernal co-founded Ambulante A. C. an organization and film festival working to bring documentary films to recommended places. The organization received the prestigious Washington Office on Latin America's Human Rights Award in 2011. In January 2015, Luna appeared at the Board of Directors and narrated a video about the obstacles faced by children migrating from their home country and seeking refuge in the US. Diego Luna on IMDb Diego Luna on Twitter
Daredevil is a 2003 American superhero film written and directed by Mark Steven Johnson. Based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name, the film stars Ben Affleck as Matt Murdock, a blind lawyer who fights for justice in the courtroom and on the streets of New York as the masked vigilante Daredevil. Jennifer Garner plays his love interest Elektra Natchios; the film began development in 1997 at 20th Century Fox and Columbia Pictures, before New Regency acquired the rights in 2000. Johnson shot the film in Downtown Los Angeles despite the Hell's Kitchen, Manhattan setting of the film and comics. Rhythm and Hues Studios were hired to handle the film's CGI. Graeme Revell composed the Daredevil score, released on CD in March 2003, whereas the various artists' soundtrack album, Daredevil: The Album, was released in February. Daredevil was released on February 14, 2003, it received mixed reviews from critics with many praising the action sequences, acting performances, its soundtrack and its visual style and stunts, while many negatively criticized Affleck's performance and a lack of ambition.
Despite its critical reaction, the film became the second-biggest February release to that time and grossed over $179 million against production budget of $78 million. A spin-off film, was released in 2005 to critical and commercial failure. In 2004, an R-rated director's cut of Daredevil was released, reincorporating 30 minutes of the film, received more acclaim from critics than the theatrical version. A sequel was planned. A much more positively received television series of the same title but set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, by Netflix and Marvel Television, premiering in 2015. Matt Murdock is a blind lawyer who lives in New York City's Hell's Kitchen neighborhood, where he runs a firm with best friend Franklin "Foggy" Nelson; as a child, Matt was blinded by a toxic waste spill. The accident gave him sonar to "see" via sonic vibrations. Matt's father, boxer Jack "The Devil" Murdock, was killed after refusing to turn in a fixed fight for the mobster who had employed him earlier. After his father's death, Matt promised to stop all crime that controlled Hell's Kitchen as the vigilante crime-fighter "Daredevil".
Matt meets Elektra Natchios, daughter of Nikolas Natchios, a businessman who has dealings with Wilson Fisk, a rich executive, the criminal leader known as the Kingpin, the same mobster who employed Matt's father. When Nikolas tries to end his relationship with Fisk, the mobster hires the Irish hitman Bullseye, who has preternatural aim, to kill him. Daredevil tries to stop Bullseye, but Bullseye succeeds in killing Nikolas and framing Matt's alter-ego in the process. Elektra vows to exact revenge. Believing Matt to have done good things for Hell's Kitchen, Urich tells Matt that Bullseye is going after Elektra next. Daredevil tracks Bullseye, but is attacked by Elektra, who plans to use her own training in martial arts to avenge her father's death, she injures Daredevil. Forced to fight Bullseye alone, Elektra is killed by the hitman. A wounded Daredevil makes his way to a church, where he is looked after by his confidante, Father Everett, who knows his secret identity. After recovering Daredevil fights Bullseye, who had followed him to the church.
Bullseye discovers that loud noise is Daredevil's weakness and prepares to kill him with a spiked piece of wood after incapacitating him. Matt blocks the attack and hears an FBI sniper stationed on the neighboring building preparing to fire; as the bullet is fired, Daredevil pulls Bullseye's hands into it. When Bullseye pleads for mercy, Matt throws him from the church's steeple. Bullseye lands on the hood of Urich's car injured but alive. Upon discovering that Fisk is the Kingpin and Bullseye's employer, Daredevil makes his way to Fisk's office. There and Fisk begin a fierce fight. Lying on the floor, Matt questions Fisk as to why he killed the people Murdock loved, including Jack Murdock years before: Fisk replies it was just business, for he had worked under Fallon at the time he killed Jack, Elektra was "in the wrong family at the wrong time". Angered, Daredevil regains his strength and breaks Fisk's legs, but refrains from killing him, instead allowing him to be arrested by the police, who have discovered his criminal connections.
Before being taken away, Fisk—who had discovered Matt's secret identity after overpowering him—swears revenge on Daredevil, who points out that Fisk cannot reveal Matt's secret identity because the humiliation of having been beaten by a blind man will cause him to be perceived as weak by other prison inmates. Having gained closure over his father's murder, Matt returns to his day-to-day routine as Daredevil, meets Urich one last time, in which Urich assures him he will not publish his article about Matt's true identity. In a mid-credits scene, having been moved to a prison hospital and bandaged after his confrontation with Matt, is shown to still have his perfect aim after he impales a fly with a syringe needle and says "Bullseye." Ben Affleck as Matt Murdock / DaredevilAn attorney-at-law, blind
Thomas Cruise is an American actor and producer. Known for his work in action films for which he performs risky stunts, he has received several accolades for more dramatic work, including three Golden Globe Awards and nominations for three Academy Awards. One of the best-paid actors in the world, his films have earned over $3.9 billion in North America, making him one of the highest-grossing actors of all time. Cruise began acting in the early 1980s and made his breakthrough with leading roles in the comedy Risky Business and the action drama Top Gun. Critical acclaim came with his roles in the dramas The Color of Money, Rain Man, Born on the Fourth of July. For portraying Ron Kovic in the latter, he won a Golden Globe Award and received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actor; as a leading Hollywood star in the 1990s, Cruise starred in several commercially successful films, including the drama A Few Good Men, the thriller The Firm, the horror Interview with the Vampire, the romance Jerry Maguire, for which he won another Golden Globe and received his second Oscar nomination.
His performance as a motivational speaker in the 1999 drama Magnolia, earned him a third Golden Globe and a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. As an action star, Cruise has played Ethan Hunt in six films of the Mission: Impossible film series from 1996 to 2018, he continued to feature in several science fiction and action films, including Vanilla Sky, Minority Report, The Last Samurai, War of the Worlds and Day, Jack Reacher and Edge of Tomorrow. Cruise has been married three times, to actresses Mimi Rogers, Nicole Kidman, Katie Holmes, has three children, two of which were adopted during his marriage to Kidman and the other a biological daughter with Holmes. Cruise is an outspoken advocate for the Church of Scientology and its associated social programs, credits it with helping him overcome dyslexia. In the 2000s, he sparked controversy with his Church-affiliated criticisms of psychiatry and anti-depressant drugs, his efforts to promote Scientology as a religion in Europe, a leaked video interview of him promoting Scientology.
Cruise was born in Syracuse, New York, the son of Mary Lee, a special education teacher, Thomas Cruise Mapother III, an electrical engineer, both from Louisville, Kentucky. He has three sisters: Lee Anne and Cass, they are of English and Irish ancestry. One of Cruise's paternal 3x great-grandfathers, Patrick Russell Cruise, was born in north County Dublin in 1799, they settled in New York. They had a daughter, Mary Paulina Russell Cruise, whose son Thomas Cruise Mapother was Cruise's great-grandfather. A cousin, William Mapother, is an actor. Cruise grew up in near poverty, had a Catholic upbringing; the family was dominated by his abusive father, whom Cruise has described as "a merchant of chaos." Cruise has said that he was beaten by his father, whom he has called a "bully and coward." He stated, "He was the kind of person. It was a great lesson in my life—how he'd lull you in, make you feel safe and bang! For me, it was like,'There's something wrong with this guy. Don't trust him. Be careful around him.'"Cruise spent part of his childhood in Canada.
His family moved to Beacon Hill, Ottawa, in late 1971 so that Cruise's father could take a position as a defense consultant with the Canadian Armed Forces. There, Cruise attended the newly opened Robert Hopkins Public School for much of grade four and grade five. In grade four, Cruise first became involved under the tutelage of George Steinburg. Cruise and six other boys put on an improvised play to music called IT at the Carleton Elementary School drama festival. Drama organizer Val Wright, in the audience that night, reflected, "The movement and improvisation were excellent, it was a classic ensemble piece." Cruise enjoyed sports at the school and played floor hockey, though he was known more for his aggression than his talent. In sixth grade, Cruise went to Henry Munro Middle School in Ottawa, Canada. However, in the spring of that year, Cruise's mother left his father, taking Cruise and his sisters back to the United States, his father died of cancer in 1984. Cruise attended a Franciscan seminary in Cincinnati, Ohio, on a church scholarship and aspired to become a Catholic priest, before his interest in acting.
In his senior year, he played football for the varsity team as a linebacker, but he was cut from the squad after getting caught drinking beer before a game. In total, Cruise attended 15 schools in 14 years, including stints in at least two suburban New Jersey towns, including Glen Ridge. Cruise first appeared in a bit part in the 1981 film Endless Love, followed by a major supporting role as a crazed military academy student in Taps that year. In 1983, Cruise was part of the ensemble cast of The Outsiders; that same year he appeared in All the Right Moves and Risky Business, described as "A Generation X classic, a career-maker for Tom Cruise", which, along with 1986's Top Gun, cemented his status as a superstar. Cruise played the male lead in the Ridley Scott film Legend, released in 1985. Cruise followed up Top Gun with The Color of Money, which came out the same year, which paired him with Paul Newman. 1988 saw him star in Cocktail. That yea
Keanu Charles Reeves is a Canadian actor, director and musician. He gained fame for his starring role performances in several blockbuster films, including comedies from the Bill and Ted franchise, he has appeared in dramatic films, such as Dangerous Liaisons, My Own Private Idaho, Little Buddha, as well as the romantic horror Bram Stoker's Dracula. Reeves has earned critical acclaim for his acting. One New York Times critic praised Reeves' versatility, saying that he "displays considerable discipline and range... he moves between the buttoned-down demeanor that suits a police procedural story and the loose-jointed manner of his comic roles". However, Reeves has spent much of his career being typecast. A recurring character arc in many roles he has portrayed is one of saving the world, as can be seen in the characters of Ted Logan, Neo, Johnny Mnemonic, John Constantine, Klaatu, his acting has garnered several awards, including a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. During his film career, Reeves has engaged in several forms of artistic expression.
He played bass guitar for the bands Dogstar and Becky. Acting onstage, he performed as Prince Hamlet for the Manitoba Theatre Centre's production of Hamlet, he wrote the text for a picture book, illustrated by Alexandra Grant. He has produced a documentary, Side by Side, directed the martial arts film Man of Tai Chi. Keanu Charles Reeves was born in Beirut on September 2, 1964, the son of Patricia, a costume designer and performer, Samuel Nowlin Reeves, Jr, his mother hails from Essex. His father, an American from Hawaii, is of Chinese-Hawaiian, English and Portuguese descent. Reeves has said, "My grandmother is Chinese and Hawaiian so I was around Chinese art and cuisine when I was growing up." He has spoken of his English ancestry, mentioning watching comedy shows such as The Two Ronnies during his childhood, how his mother imparted English manners that he has maintained into adulthood. Reeves' mother was working in Beirut. Reeves' father earned his GED while imprisoned in Hawaii for selling heroin at Hilo International Airport.
He abandoned his wife and family when Reeves was three years old, but Reeves knew him until he was six. They last met on the island of Kauai when Reeves was 13. Reeves moved around the world as a child, lived with various stepfathers. After his parents divorced in 1966, his mother became a costume designer and moved the family to Sydney, to New York City, where she married Paul Aaron, a Broadway and Hollywood director, in 1970; the couple moved to Toronto and divorced in 1971. When Reeves was 15, he worked as a production assistant on Aaron's films. Reeves' mother married Robert Miller, a rock music promoter, in 1976, she subsequently married her fourth husband, a hairdresser named Jack Bond. The marriage ended in 1994. Grandparents and nannies babysat Reeves and his sisters, Reeves grew up in the Yorkville neighbourhood of Toronto. Within five years, Reeves attended four high schools, including the Etobicoke School of the Arts, from which he was expelled. Reeves stated he was expelled because he was "just a little too rambunctious and shot mouth off once too often... was not the most well-oiled machine in the school".
Reeves excelled more in sports than in academics, as his educational development was challenged by dyslexia. He was a successful ice hockey goalkeeper at De La Salle College, earning the nickname "The Wall", he dreamed of playing ice hockey for Canada, but an injury forced him to consider other career paths. After leaving De La Salle College, he attended Avondale Secondary Alternative School, which allowed him to obtain an education while working as an actor, he dropped out and did not obtain a high school diploma. Reeves began his acting career at the age of nine, appearing in a theatre production of Damn Yankees. At 15, he played Mercutio in a stage production of Juliet at the Leah Posluns Theatre. Reeves dropped out of high school when he was 17, he moved to Los Angeles three years later. He lived with his ex-stepfather, Paul Aaron, a stage and television director. Reeves made his screen acting debut in an episode of Hangin' In. In the early 1980s, he appeared in commercials, short films including the NFB drama One Step Away and stage work such as Brad Fraser's cult hit Wolfboy in Toronto.
In 1984, he was a correspondent for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation TV youth program Going Great. His first studio movie appearance was Youngblood. Shortly after the movie's release, Reeves drove to Los Angeles in his 1969 Volvo 122, his stepfather had convinced Erwin Stoff in advance to be Reeves's agent. Stoff has remained Reeves's manager, has co-produced many of his films. After a few minor roles, Reeves received a sizable role in the 1986 drama film River's Edge, which depicted how a murder affected a group of teens. Following this film's critical success, he spent the late 1980s appearing in a number of movies aimed at teenage audiences, including the lead roles in Permanent Record and the unexpectedly successful 1989 comedy, Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure, along with its 1991 sequel, Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey; the same year he had a breakout rol
William James "Willem" Dafoe is an American actor. A prolific character actor, Dafoe has received multiple awards and nominations, including four Academy Award nominations. Dafoe has collaborated with filmmakers Paul Schrader, Abel Ferrara, Lars von Trier, Wes Anderson. Dafoe is a founding member of experimental theater company The Wooster Group, where he acted in several productions. Dafoe was fired during production. Dafoe had his first leading role in the outlaw biker film The Loveless and played the main antagonist in Streets of Fire and To Live and Die in L. A.. Dafoe received his first Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor nomination for his role as Sergeant Elias in Oliver Stone's war film Platoon. In 1988, Dafoe played Jesus in Martin Scorsese's The Last Temptation of Christ and starred with Gene Hackman in Mississippi Burning, both of which were controversial. Following small roles in Born on the Fourth of July and Wild at Heart, Dafoe began a six-film collaboration with director Paul Schrader with the drama Light Sleeper.
Dafoe starred with Madonna in the critically reviled erotic thriller Body of Evidence in 1993 and co-starred in Clear and Present Danger, The English Patient, Speed 2: Cruise Control, The Boondock Saints. After receiving his second Best Supporting Actor nomination for portraying Max Schreck in Shadow of the Vampire, Dafoe played Norman Osborn in the superhero film Spider-Man and played the villains in both Once Upon a Time in Mexico and XXX: State of the Union. In 2009, he starred in one of his three films with Lars von Trier. Dafoe appeared in The Fault in Our Stars, John Wick, The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Great Wall, Murder on the Orient Express, The Florida Project, for which he received his third Best Supporting Actor nomination. Dafoe has had voice-over roles in Finding Nemo and its sequel Finding Dory, Fantastic Mr. Fox, John Carter, Death Note, as well as the video games Spider-Man, Finding Nemo, James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing, Beyond: Two Souls. Dafoe has portrayed several real life figures including T.
S. Eliot in Tom & Viv, Pier Paolo Pasolini in Pasolini and most Vincent van Gogh in At Eternity's Gate, for which he received an Academy Award for Best Actor nomination, his first in that category. Dafoe was born in Wisconsin. One of eight children of Muriel Isabel and Dr. William Alfred Dafoe, he recalled in 2009: "My five sisters raised me because my father was a surgeon, my mother was a nurse and they worked together, so I didn't see either of them much." His brother, Donald Dafoe, is researcher. He has German, Irish and French ancestry. In high school, he acquired the nickname Willem, the Dutch version of the name William. Dafoe studied drama at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, but left after a year and a half to join the experimental theater company Theatre X in Milwaukee, before moving to New York in 1976. There he apprenticed under Richard Schechner, director of the avant-garde theater troupe The Performance Group, where he met and became romantically involved with Elizabeth LeCompte.
She, with her former romantic partner Spalding Gray and others, edged out Schechner and created the Wooster Group. Within a year Dafoe was part of the company. Dafoe would continue with the Wooster Group into the 2000s. Dafoe began his film career in 1979, when he was cast in a supporting role in Michael Cimino's epic Western film Heaven's Gate. Dafoe was only present for the first three months of an eight-month shoot, his role, that of a cockfighter who works for Jeff Bridges' character, was removed from a majority of the film during editing but was visible during a cockfight scene. Dafoe did not receive a credit for his work on the film. In 1982, Dafoe starred as the leader of an outlaw motorcycle club in the drama The Loveless, his first role as a leading man; the film was co-directed by Kathryn Bigelow and Monty Montgomery and paid homage to 1953 film The Wild One, starring Marlon Brando in a similar role. Following a brief appearance in the horror film The Hunger, Dafoe again played the leader of a biker gang in Walter Hill's 1984 action film Streets of Fire.
His character in the film served as the main antagonist, who captures the ex-girlfriend of a mercenary, played by Diane Lane and Michael Paré, respectively. Janet Maslin of The New York Times felt there were no great performances in the film, but praised Dafoe's "perfectly villainous" face. Dafoe starred alongside Judge Reinhold in Roadhouse 66 as a pair of yuppies who become stranded in a town on U. S. Route 66. In 1985, Dafoe starred with William Petersen and John Pankow in William Friedkin's thriller To Live and Die in L. A. in which Dafoe portrays a counterfeiter named Rick Masters, being tracked by two Secret Service agents. Film critic Roger Ebert commended his "strong" performance in the film. Dafoe's sole film release of 1986 was Oliver Stone's Vietnam War film Platoon, gaining him his widest exposure up to that point for playing the compassionate Sergeant Elias, he enjoyed the opportunity to play a heroic role and said the film gave him a chance to display his versatility, saying "I think all characters live in you.
You just frame them, give them circumstances, that character will happen." Principal photography for the film took place in the Philippines and required Dafoe to undergo boot camp training. Los Angeles Times writer Sheila Benson praised his performance and foun
James Eugene Carrey is a Canadian-American actor, impressionist, musician, artist and cartoonist. He is known for his energetic slapstick performances. Carrey first gained recognition in America in 1990 after landing a recurring role in the sketch comedy television series In Living Color, his first leading roles in motion pictures came with Ace Ventura: Pet Detective and Dumber, The Mask, Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls, as well portraying the Riddler in Batman Forever and a lead role in Liar Liar. He gained attention starring in serious roles in The Truman Show and Man on the Moon, with each garnering him a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor. In the 2000s, he gained further notice for his portrayal of the Grinch in How the Grinch Stole Christmas and for the comedy Me, Myself & Irene, as well as Bruce Almighty, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind for which he was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role, Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events, Fun with Dick and Jane, Yes Man, Horton Hears a Who! and A Christmas Carol.
In the 2010s, he starred in Mr. Popper's Penguins, The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, Kick-Ass 2, reprised his role as Lloyd Christmas in Dumb and Dumber To. Since 2018, he has portrayed Jeff Piccirillo in the Showtime series Kidding. Carrey was born in the Toronto suburb of Newmarket, Canada, to Kathleen, a homemaker, Percy Carrey, a musician and accountant, he was raised a Roman Catholic and has three older siblings: John and Rita. His mother was of French and Scottish descent and his father was of French-Canadian ancestry. At age 10, Carrey wrote a letter to Carol Burnett of the Carol Burnett Show pointing out that he was a master of impressions and should be considered for a role on the show. Carrey lived in Scarborough, North York and Burlington, Ontario for eight years, attended Aldershot High School. In a Hamilton Spectator interview, Carrey said, "If my career in show business hadn't panned out I would be working today in Hamilton, Ontario, at the Dofasco steel mill." When looking across the Burlington Bay toward Hamilton, he could see the mills and thought, "Those were where the great jobs were."
While Carrey was struggling to obtain work and make a name for himself, his father tried to help the young comedian put together a stage act, driving him to Toronto to debut at comedy club Yuk Yuk's. Carrey's impersonations bombed and this gave him doubts about his capabilities as a professional entertainer, his family's financial struggles made it difficult. The family's financial problems were resolved and they moved into a new home. With more domestic stability, Carrey returned to the stage with a more polished act. In a short period of time, he went from open-mic nights to regular paid shows, building his reputation in the process. A reviewer in the Toronto Star raved that Carrey was "a genuine star coming to life". Carrey was soon noticed by comedian Rodney Dangerfield, who signed the young comic to open his tour performances. Dangerfield brought Carrey to Las Vegas. However, Carrey soon decided to move to Hollywood, where he began performing at The Comedy Store and, in 1982, appeared on the televised stand-up show An Evening at the Improv.
The following year, he debuted his act on The Tonight Show. Despite his increasing popularity as a stand-up comic, Carrey turned his attention to the film and television industries, auditioning to be a cast member for the 1980–81 season of NBC's Saturday Night Live. Carrey was not selected for the position, although he hosted the show in May 1996, January 2011, October 2014. In 1984, Carrey was in the short-lived sitcom The Duck Factory. From 1990 to 1994, Carrey was a regular cast member of the ensemble comedy television series In Living Color. Carrey played the lead roles in Ace Ventura: The Mask and Dumb and Dumber. Dumb and Dumber was a commercial success, grossing over $270 million worldwide, He received his first Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Actor for his work in The Mask. Carrey portrayed the Batman villain The Riddler in the Joel Schumacher-directed superhero film Batman Forever; the film was a box office success. He reprised his role as Ace Ventura in Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls, released in 1995.
Like the original film, it poorly received by critics. It was a huge box-office success, earning $212 million worldwide in addition to breaking records, with a $40 million opening weekend. Carrey earned $20 million for The Cable Guy. Directed by Ben Stiller, the film was a satirical black comedy, in which Carrey played a lonely, menacing cable TV installer who infiltrates the life of one of his customers; the role was a departure from the "hapless, overconfident" characters he had been known for. However, it did not fare well with most critics, many reacting to Carrey's change of tone from previous films. Carrey starred in the music video of the film's closing song, "Leave Me Alone" by Jerry Cantrell. Despite the reviews, The Cable Guy grossed $102 million worldwide, he soon bounced back with the critically acclaimed comedy Liar Liar, playing Fletcher Reede, an unethical lawyer render