By Michelle Kung
Updated March 11, 2004 at 05:00 AM EST
Jim Carrey
Credit: Jim Carrey: Michael Caulfield/WireImage.com

Jim Carrey made our list of America’s Top 10 comedians

We all know the guy’s got elastic limbs, a face pliable as Silly Putty, and little (if any) dignity. But what makes Jim Carrey a true comedic king is his range. Over-the-top as Dr. Seuss’ Grinch one minute, muted and wry in the Charlie Kaufman-scripted ”Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” the next, this future Six Million Dollar Man knows how to balance blockbusters with more personal fare.

We laughed at Carrey in ”Bruce Almighty” humiliating his newscaster rival by making him spew gibberish on air.