A man starts to realize that his entire life is
actually a television show and tries to escape it.
The Truman Show (1998)
Directed by Peter Weir
Written by Andrew Niccol
Starring Jim Carrey, Ed Harris, Laura Linney,
Noah Emmerich, Natascha McElhone, Paul Giamatti
Oscar Nominations - Best Supporting Actor (Ed Harris),
Best Director, Best Original Screenplay
The Truman Show was an exceptional drama that showcased the full range of Jim Carrey's talent. It brings up dozens of questions about identity, humanity, and one's place in the universe. The fact that Carrey did not receive an Oscar nod for this is criminal.
The supporting cast for this film was remarkable, as most of them juggled two entirely separate personas. Then there was Ed Harris, who gave an amazing performance as Christoph, the enigmatic creator of The Truman Show. My only gripe with this film is that the full scope of Jim Carrey's acting skills never truly developed after this film. The Truman Show proved that he could do dramatic films and I really wish he'd been given the chance to make more.