is an actor and comedian. "Today, Jim continues to make films, paint and scult, and lend a voice for various charities and causes through his Better U Foundation
was stark in its defiance: A serene-faced monk raising an upturned alms bowl, indicating his brotherhood's refusal to accept offerings from Myanmar's military junta--a significant gesture in this tiny Buddhist country. This and subsequent images of the monks-led demonstration, quickly dubbed the Saffron Rebellion in September 2007, were beamed out to the world by an intrepid team of journalists working with Democratic Voice of Burma
(DVB), who put themselves at great personal risk to capture the events through their hidden cameras. The Saffron Rebellion of 2007 was brutally suppressed by the military junta in Myanmar."
There has been significant scholarly
and popular attention
paid to the increasing role of celebrities in contemporary politics, media activism, and public life
writes: "Jim Carrey is one of those actors that always seemed really nice, but I don't think he's ever publicly made a political or social statement, to my knowledge. I also had a hopeless crush on him when I was 13 and saw "The Mask" (I have weird taste) so I like to cover him every now and then, for old time's sake. I mentioned the other day in the Sylvester Stallone article that there's a lot of chaos going on in Myanmar right now--and it seems that a lot of celebrities are starting to talk about it. That's great, because whatever brings attention to a cause, no matter where it comes from, is a small step forward."