Jim Carrey: Celebrated actor, hilarious comedian and breathtaking painter. Wait, what?
Carrey unveiled his surprising talent in a new six-minute documentary titled, Jim Carrey: I Needed Color, much to the surprise of basically everyone. The short film, directed by David Bushell and released on Vimeo in late July, has since gone viral and we like it a lot. The mini-doc shows Carrey in his New York City studio space honing his lesser-known craft in a style that's reminiscent of Jackson Pollock or pop artist Andy Warhol. In the video, the Dumb and Dumber actor shares that he started painting six years ago to “heal a broken heart” and fell in love with it. This isn't the first time Carrey's showing his work, though; he first unveiled his collection in 2011 at a self-titled gallery show called “Jim Carrey: Nothing to See Here,” in Palm Springs, California.
We aren't the only ones blown away by Carrey's hidden talent. Even NBA superstar LeBron James expressed his shock over the depth of Carrey's work and tweeted that he'd like to meet Carrey and talk about it in person. The artist quipped back, “I’d be honored 2 hang with u any time. Can u imagine 2 King James’ in the same room? Sss’make it happen!” Alrighty, then.