You’re a mean one Mr. Grinch! At least we can assume Jim Carrey must have been thinking that when he was filming How the Grinch Stole Christmas. This particular film was not just a box office smash but also a defining moment in the funnyman’s career. What a lot of people don’t know is that the film was serious torture for Jim Carrey.
The makeup was extremely constricting so Carrey was having a really hard time putting forward a good performance. There was a great deal of concern so the producers enlisted the help of the Seals, Navy Seals. The producers actually hired a US Navy Seal to counsel Carrey on torture resistance techniques.
Talk about striking out in Whoville.