An Open Letter to Actor Jim Carrey :: By Jim Towers

After seeing some of your paintings and seeing you talking about Buddhism and such on the internet, I became concerned and prayed to God for you to know the Truth. So I wrote you the following letter. This letter was written several days ago.

Tonight 6/17/2023, while perusing YouTube, I ran across a video of you talking to a bunch of men about Christ!

Please contact me at my Email address; we have to talk. If you haven’t been baptized yet, I can baptize you in my swimming pool. After that, I can fill you in on living out your newfound faith.

Dear Jim,

I had a role in the Truman show as the bus conductor who shouts out, “All aboard for Chicago,” and when the driver can’t get the bus to move, I shouted, “OK… everybody out!”

Although I’m not nearly as famous as you, and you may not remember me for the lines I spoke, I’m sure you remember we sat together during a break in the movie. I noticed you were sitting alone while director Peter Weir went off to have a break alone somewhere. Peter Weir introduced us upon my arrival on the set. Not knowing anyone else on the set, I noticed you were sitting alone and might like to have some company.

As I approached you, I could hear the boom box you had next to you between the two directors’ chairs. One was empty, and you occupied the other. You appeared to be a rather friendly guy when we were introduced by Peter, so I approached you. With the usual smile on your face, you welcomed me: “Come sit with me.” So I took the other chair.

An Elvis Presley song was playing on the disk player, and as I approached, I couldn’t help but notice it was Elvis singing “Heartbreak Hotel.” I said, “Elvis is my favorite.”

You replied, with your smile widening, “He was my favorite too.”

When the song ended, we began to make small talk that somehow drifted to the artwork I do and sell in my spare time. “You do artwork?”

“Yes, right now I’m doing some pallet knife with oils.”

“Wow, I do pallet knife in my spare time too.”

“My son Michael is attending the Rhode Island School of Art, “I added.

All too soon, Peter Weir shouted, “Alright, people, the break is over, and we have to get back to work.”

I had worked with Peter Wier on a previous film a few years before as a foreign diplomat in a movie named “Dogs of War” and knew him to be a perfectionist.

Being a “born again” I owe you an apology for not sharing my faith with you. But with the short time allotted us, I never would have been able to get into all the particulars with you anyway.

After working on the “Truman Show,” I, of course, went on to other projects while you kept doing your thing (making hit movies).

Is it by accident that I’m writing to you, or is it providence? A sage once said, “There are no coincidences in this world.” God arranges circumstances, places, and people in power to work out his long-range plans. As time goes on, I’ve become convinced that to be true.

Incidentally, you can find this little story of our meeting in my book, Visions, Miracles, Peace and Power. It is about the vision I had in Hollywood, California, after first seeking answers to life in the books (I’ve always been a voracious reader) – Psycho Cybernetics, Think and Grow Rich, and The Power of Positive Thinking” I was desperately seeking answers to this thing called life.

As it is, I knew the answer; but in desperation, I had ventured into fallible man-made philosophies and ideas. It was then that God had to personally intervene and speak to me audibly.

I had become a “born again” Christian late one night in the middle of a wooded area across from where I was living at the time – in Michigan. That was six years before I became a full-fledged professional actor. By then, I should have known better than to seek answers from writers other than the writers of Holy Scripture since I now believed in the God of the Bible. The God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, as well as the God of Moses and David, plus a host of other godly men.

After we met and after I had viewed most of your films, I also read about your upbringing, which was somewhat similar to mine in that we both grew up in unusual circumstances, but we kept our heads above water with a positive attitude.

Lately, I heard you were living in Hawaii and were dabbling in philosophies, much like I was years ago. I thought, what a shame that such a talented person should rely on such baloney and psychobabble.

Please bear with me as I explain what I know to be spiritual truth. First, you should know that Christ Jesus is “The truth, the Way and the Life.” Next, you should know that Jesus said, “No one comes to the Father but by me.” Although you may be the decent man you appear to be, the Bible says that we are all sinners and that “all of our righteousness are as filthy rags.” The good news is that “God has laid on him [Jesus] the iniquity of us all.” The Father and Son have colluded to make it simple to establish a relationship with them through faith, and faith is found in the Holy Bible. “Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.”

Dear friend and fellow artist, today, I would urge you to consider the God of the Bible for peace of mind and an awareness of His love for you through Christ Jesus our Savior. John 3:16 says it all, “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth on Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” Ask God to forgive you for ignoring Him, receive Christ as your Savior, and learn of Him and Father God of the Bible.

If you ever happen to visit Naples, Florida, please feel free to stop by and visit. It would be good to see you again. We could talk about art, music, and spiritual things as well. I’ve been an evangelical Christian for over forty years and know the Bible intimately. I’m also a contributing writer at and and have had my own Christian website www.propheticsignsandwonders” for several years now.

P.S. By the way, I have written of our encounter on the set of “The Truman Show” (nothing bad) in my soon-to-be-released book, which also has many other supernatural happenings in it as well. It is a book I know you will like and would be enlightening to you as well.


Jim Towers