Jim Carrey's 'Kick-Ass' Boycott Won't Keep Him Off the Red Carpet

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In Kick-Ass 2, the forthcoming sequel to 2010’s brazenly profane and violent film, actor Jim Carrey plays a costumed crime fighter named Colonel Stars and Stripes who bludgeons criminals while feigning a campy, Eastwoodian accent. Judging by the film’s trailer, the Colonel’s grizzled over-the-topness marks a return of the elastic, slapstick Carrey who once communicated out of his rear end and removed a man’s heart with his bare hands, before he started taking on more serious film roles.

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