Netflix has acquired a new documentary about Jim Carrey’s portrayal of Andy Kaufman in Milos Forman’s 1999 film “Man on the Moon.”
“Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond—Featuring a Very Special, Contractually Obligated Mention of Tony Clifton,” directed by Chris Smith, is culled from 100 hours of footage taken on the set of the film and illustrates Carrey’s intense method performance as Kaufman.
On set, he was referred to as “Andy” (or, when he appeared as Clifton, “Tony”). Carrey said he even remained in character as Kaufman during a two-hour phone call with director Ron Howard about their film “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.”
Read the story at Pitchfork.
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