Jim Carrey used to be the biggest movie star in the world. I know you probably know that, having seen Ace Ventura and Dumb and Dumber or even The Truman Show a hundred times, but it's worth remembering and keeping in mind while watching the below video, which Carrey posted at his website called, for real, Jim Carrey Tru Life. This video, which is about a minute and a half long and shot in extreme closeup, is Carrey's profession of love to Emma Stone. It is exactly as creepy and unsettling as it sounds. Take a look below.

The other videos on the site appear to be really genuine, including what he saw on a recent trip to Brazil (while flanked by bodyguards) and a kind of video confessional about his early career filmed while riding on a private plane. There's therefore no immediate reason to assume that the Emma Stone video is actually a joke, though taking it seriously is far too depressing and disturbing to be an option either. What, exactly, is he trying to tell us here? Why on earth would he record this video, and especially in such extreme close-up that reveals lines on face that do not look like normal wrinkles. And if this is his attempt to bring comedy to the website, why start with something that's so borderline, and so difficult to see as a joke?

Yes, I realize that Carrey famously played Andy Kaufman in Man on the Moon, and this kind of stunt seems exactly like what Kaufman would have done if he'd lived long enough to see YouTube. But I still can't quite get the joke here, if there's supposed to be one, and either way the video feels like a fairly sad reminder of the movie star who no longer really exists. Emma Stone, I hope wherever you are, you're somehow less creeped out by this than I would be.

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