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Birthday: January 17, 1962
The breaks: Now one of Hollywood's highest-paid stars (he nabbed $25 million for the 2003 comedy Bruce Almighty), Jim had his share of hard knocks as a kid -- growing up in the Toronto area, the youngest of four siblings, the family was at one point reduced to living in a van. In his late teens, Jim put his talent to work, trying his hand at local stand-up and then in L.A. The early days were bumpy -- until the Wayans brothers recruited Jim for their TV sketch comedy show In Living Color, giving the young comic a launching pad to big-time gigs. Since the mid-'90s it's been pretty smooth sailing, thanks to mega-hits like Ace Ventura Pet Detective, The Mask and How the Grinch Stole Christmas, all which showcase his goofy gift and endless energy for physical comedy. His dramatic forays, though earnest, have had spotty success: The Truman Show was a hit, but the more sentimental The Majestic was a dud. And the Academy Awards snub him every time -- though with nine MTV Movie Awards, he's that event's biggest-ever winner.
Funniest moment: Ace Ventura's trademark interrogation tactic: talking out of his butt.
Most romantic moment: Truman Burbank's (The Truman Show) midnight beach embrace with "cast member" Lauren, just before she's carted off the set.
Sidekick: During his stand-up days he met and married waitress Melissa Womer. But after eight years and a daughter, Jane, the two split in 1995; the following year, Jim married actress and Dumb and Dumber costar Lauren Holly, but that match lasted only 12 months. A romance with Me, Myself, and Irene costar Renée Zellweger was hot, but didn't lead the pair to the altar. Jim's now swinging single.
Up next: Eternal Sunshine of the Eternal Mind -- screenwriter Charlie Kaufman's latest dramedy mindbender, costarring Kate Winslet. Jim's plate is full for the next two years and includes a movie spoof of the '70s series The Six Million Dollar Man.
Next: Chris Rock
Birthday: February 7, 1966
The breaks: Growing up scrappy in Brooklyn with five younger siblings, Chris honed his own brand of humor: smart, dirty, political, offensive and hysterical. Discovered by idol Eddie Murphy on the stand-up circuit, Chris made his debut at age 21 in Beverly Hills Cop 2. He then had a three-year run on Saturday Night Live. Never afraid to raise a little Hollywood ire, Chris has spiced up a few otherwise ho-hum award's shows. Hosting gigs such as the MTV Video Awards (in 1997) got him in hot water: He ticked off already irritable Fiona Apple by calling her "Fiona X" after her onstage rant. While his movies haven't made too many waves ("Poorly done," chided critic Richard Roeper about Head of State, Chris's 2003 film jab at politics), he's still standing by stand-up -- with success. The 2000 DVD/CD/HBO special Bigger and Blacker was a smash across the board, and his current comedy tour, "The Black Ambition," is selling out. Yet Chris is still skeptical about his own success: "I'm not a superstar. Jim Carrey makes $20 million a movie. I make a weird face when they tell me I have to pay $8.50 to see one."
Funniest moments: Inciting the mock revolution as "Nat X," the hardcore Afro-wig-wearing host of the black power show The Dark Side on SNL.
Most romantic moment: Lance Barton finding love at first sight with lovely activist Sontee on the street -- just as he's hit by a truck (Down to Earth).
Sidekick: Married to wife Malaak Compton-Rock since 1996, the two now have a daughter, Lola Simone, born in June 2002.
Up next: Wrapping up the The Black Ambition tour and then voicing the zebra in the animated flick Madagascar, with Ben Stiller and David Schwimmer.
Next: Adam Sandler
Birthday: September 9, 1966
The breaks: Another proud son of Brooklyn (though raised in New Hampshire), it was Adam's quirky looks, (dirty) boyish charm and successful Boston-area stand-up shows that won him a role as Smitty on TV's 1980s ratings king, The Cosby Show, and later, a minion gig on MTV's game show Remote Control. Later, he landed a coveted spot on the Saturday Night Live roster at age 25. On the big screen, Adam bounced around bit roles until putting his own comedy formula -- slapstick tricks, goofy gags and sweet sincerity -- to the test with 1995's Billy Madison. The risk paid off, but the long string of same-vein follow-ups, including The Waterboy and Little Nicky, lost luster at the box office. Luckily, unlike so many peers, Adam's foray into drama -- playing the lead role in Paul Thomas Anderson's 2002 film, Punch Drunk Love -- proved his range and won him higher-brow raves ("Sandler delivers the kind of knockout performance that even his staunchest defenders probably didn't realize he had in him," praised one critic). But Adam's not about to take himself too seriously: "I'm just a buffoon. That's all. I look in the mirror, I see a buffoon. That's all I want to see."
Funniest moment: Billy Madison's golf course smackdown with mensch-turned-madman Bob Barker.
Most romantic moment: Robbie's high-flying finale kiss with Julia (Drew Barrymore), after a sweet serenade (The Wedding Singer).
Sidekick: Adam married longtime love, model Jackie Titone, in June 2003.
Up next: The romantic comedy Spanglish with Téa Leoni, followed by Click, about a workaholic and his supernatural remote control.
Next: Ben Stiller
Birthday: November 30, 1965
The breaks: With famed funnyman Jerry Stiller and classic comic Anne Meara as parents, Ben had a leg up with genetics ("If they were like, plumbers, who knows what I would be doing?") -- but he still had to earn his own star. He made his big-screen debut in Steven Spielberg's drama Empire of the Sun and spent a year on Saturday Night Live. Fits and starts followed: MTV's The Ben Stiller Show built a cult following but never caught on. And, adding salt to the wound, the show won an Emmy just after it was canceled. His big-screen directorial debut, Reality Bites, hit with Generation X -- if not with the critics; his highly hyped directorial follow-up, The Cable Guy, bombed across the board. But Ben rebounded, juggling acting, producing and directing in a range of genres. His startling turn as drug-addicted screenwriter Jerry Stahl in the biopic Permanent Midnight (1998) proved Ben's chops. And the one-two box office punch from blockbusters There's Something about Mary and Meet the Parents earned Stiller Hollywood high-fives. Now he's handpicking his projects -- like the big-screen remake of Starsky & Hutch.
Funniest moment: The "hair gel" hand-off in There's Something About Mary.
Most romantic moment: Greg Focker's hard-won proposal in Meet the Parents.
Sidekick: Married to actress Christine Taylor (his costar in Zoolander) since 2000, the two have a daughter, Ella Olivia, born in April 2002.
Up next: The Meet the Parents sequel, Meet the Fockers, and Dodgeball the "underdog" comedy about a ragtag team in a Las Vegas tournament, costarring Vince Vaughan.
Next: Jimmy Fallon
Birthday: September 17, 1974
The breaks: Growing up in New York, Jimmy set his sights early on SNL: "I was obsessed with Saturday Night Live, and I used to impersonate everybody on the show. I used to pray that I'd be on it one day. I'd cut my birthday cake and wish that I was on Saturday Night Live. I'd see a falling star and wish I was on Saturday Night Live. I don't know how, but one of those worked." Little Jimmy's big dream was a win for both sides: SNL was in a rut in the late '90s -- until he joined the cast. At age 23, Jimmy showed up the vets with his dead-on impressions while his clean-cut good looks wooed female fans. While he's live from New York, Jimmy's Hollywood career could be a bit more lively: His oddball, incognito cameo as a band manager in Almost Famous was well received, but the dud Anything Else was DOA. Still, his scores of self-described "Fallonized" fans aren't writing him off.
Funniest moment: Performing his famed Mick Jagger impression for the big-mouthed man himself on SNL in December 2001.
Most romantic moments: The almost-tender drunken gropes between Sully and Denise (Rachel Dratch) in SNL's "Boston teens" sketches.
Sidekick: Though they haven't 'fessed up, Jimmy and fashion designer/actress Tara Subkoff are often linked in the tabs.
Up next: More SNL and, on the big screen, Taxi, with Queen Latifah as a cab driver who gives Jimmy, a young cop, hot tips.
Next: Ashton Kutcher
Birthday: February 7, 1978
The breaks: With his gorgeous good looks, Ashton wasn't destined to linger in his hometown of Cedar Rapids, Ia. -- though he did pay his dues, once saddled with a job sweeping floors at the local General Mills plant. A modeling contest win brought the then 19-year-old to L.A., where he quickly proved his gift for gags. TV came calling, offering the plum role of lovable dunce Michael Kelso on Fox's hit sitcom That '70s Show. Slapstick has been Ashton's best shtick ever since, buoying flicks like Dude, Where's My Car? His celeb "candid camera" show, Punk'd, on MTV won him new fans -- as well as a couple of lawsuits from ticked off A-list targets. But the Tinseltown scene has been Ashton's best stage -- showing off his skills as an entrepreneur (as co-owner of sizzling eatery Dolce), hipster socialite (a proud member of Puffy's posse) and, not least, a Casanova. After loving -- and leaving -- Brittany Murphy, Ashton moved on to Demi Moore, the Hollywood hotshot 15 years his senior. The two are tabloid staples, and bounty for paparazzi the world over.
Funniest moment: Waking in a weird embrace with buddy Chester (Dude, Where's My Car?).
Most romantic moment: Conquering steel gates and wicked in-laws to win back his lady love Sarah (Brittany Murphy) after their horrendous honeymoon (Just Married).
Sidekick: He and Ms. Moore have been together since May 2003.
Up next: Romantic comedy A Lot Like Love, opposite Amanda Peet.