Netflix is Working on a Documentary About Jim Carrey’s Intense ‘Andy Kaufman’ Method Acting
A story of Carrey’s bizarre behavior during the filming of ‘Man on the Moon.’
Netflix has acquired a new documentary about Jim Carrey’s performance as Andy Kaufman in Miloš Forman’s film Man on the Moon. Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond—Featuring a Very Special, Contractually Obligated Mention of Tony Clifton is directed by Chris Smith. It’s culled from 100 hours of footage taken on the set of the 1999 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 remained in-character as Kaufman during a two-hour phone call with Ron Howard about their film How the Grinch Stole Christmas. The film also features recent interviews with Carrey reflection on that period of his life. Jim & Andy is produced by Spike Jonze, VICE Films’ Danny Gabai, and Brendan Fitzgerald.