“I couldn’t remember who I was anymore.” In 1999, Jim Carrey portrayed his idol Andy Kaufman in Miloš Forman’s ‘Man on the Moon.’ For twenty years, the behind-the-scenes footage has been withheld…until now.
Through footage from the set of ‘Man on the Moon’ and a present-day interview, director Chris Smith’s JIM & ANDY: THE GREAT BEYOND is a fascinating deep dive into Carrey’s portrayal of the famed and complicated Kaufman.
Carrey earned critical acclaim and a Golden Globe for the performance, but many of the production’s most Kaufmanesque moments played out behind the scenes, thankfully captured on video by Andy’s former girlfriend, Lynne Margulies and former writing partner, Bob Zmuda.
In JIM & ANDY, Carrey looks back at the resulting footage 18 years later, reflecting on how he and Andy came up in oddly parallel universes, his experience channelling Andy and Tony and more broadly the spiritual journey of his career.
Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond – Featuring A Very Special, Contractually Obligated Mention of Tony Clifton premieres November 17th, only on Netflix.