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Canadian Carrey gets American tag

Los Angeles, Oct. 14 (Reuters): Canadian-born comic actor Jim Carrey has become a US citizen and said his decision to pursue dual citizenship was based on his love for the country that helped him attain his dream.

'This country has helped define me and make my dreams come true,' said Carrey, 42, in a statement.

Nevertheless the star of films like The Mask, Bruce Almighty and the upcoming Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events, professed his pride at being born a Canadian.

'I have no intention of giving up my Canadian heritage, and all those who loved and supported me,' said Carrey.

'My upbringing in Canada made me the person I am. I will always be proud to be a Canadian,' he added.

Carrey, who made a name for himself doing outrageous antics on the early 1990s television series In Living Color, became an official US citizen on October 7.

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