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Jim Carrey is America’s Favourite Uncle Sam

In an online poll to mark Independence Day in the U.S. on Sunday (04Jul10), visitors to WENN.com were asked who they would choose to play the bearded and top hat-wearing character.

And nearly half chose the rubber-faced funnyman, who gained U.S. citizenship in 2004.

Forty-six per cent voted for Carrey, 26 per cent for Robert De Niro, and comedian Chris Rock a close third with 25 per cent.

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Uncle Sam first materialised in the early 19th century as a symbol of America and its government and has since appeared in numerous books and cartoons.

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