Before he was Horton, ever donned a “Mask“, and way before he was “Bruce Almighty“, Jim Carrey was belting out tunes in a movie called “Copper Mountain“.
The film was his first foray into the field of comedy and only ran sixty minutes long. It wasn’t described as a feature film, largely due to the musical performances of Rita Coolidge and Ronnie Hawkins.
Check out Jim singing for the movie:
The movie centers around two friends who go to a ski resort. One of which, Jim’s character, has trouble picking up girls, and the other, played by Alan Thicke, is intent on hitting the slopes. Wikipedia describes the movie as half country music singing and half Club Med informercial.
As you can see (and thankfully), Jim really honed his comedic talent. He went on to star in “The Mask“, “Ace Ventura: Pet Detective“, “Yes Man“, and more.
This scene is from one of my favorite movies, “Liar, Liar“, where Jim’s character, a lawyer, was challenged not to lie for an entire day:
“The pen is blue!”
Jim is currently working on “A Christmas Carol” and “Ripley’s Believe It Or Not!“, both of which are in post-production.