Hollywood funnyman Jim Carrey arrived in Israel Wednesday night for a private visit, Israel’s leading newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth reported.
Taba border crossing employees were surprised to see the superstar waltz in to the terminal at around 9 p.m. accompanied by three Israeli
friends. The four came into the country after visiting Egypt. Following a quick passport check and after posing for a few photos with the terminal workers, Carrey jumped into a car and drove off with his friends en route to Jerusalem.
Carrey will stay in Israel for the next few days; on Sunday he is scheduled to visit the Western Wall in the Old City.
Carrey rose to superstardom with hits such as “Ace Ventura” and “The Mask,” but also showed near unlimited range in dramas such as “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.”
Carrey’s visit marks the third by a Hollywood actor in recent weeks, after Ewan McGregor and Will Smith both spent a week in Israel.