Czech Lion organisers admit “Jim Carrey” at awards ceremony was lookalike

The organisers of the annual Czech Lion film awards have admitted that Jim Carrey did not attend Saturday night’s prize-giving ceremony in Prague. They had previously insisted that a lookalike who appeared briefly on stage at the event was the Hollywood star, despite a marked difference in appearance and age and reports that Carrey was elsewhere. However, on Sunday evening the organisers released a statement, evidently extending the “joke”, claiming they had been the victim of a sophisticated con trick.

Author: Ian Willoughby