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Hugh Jackman and Jim Carrey tackle each other's Mask and Wolverine characters

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Published 21/08/2015 | 11:14

Jim Carrey does Wolverine
Jim Carrey does Wolverine

Hugh Jackman has been "trumped" by Jim Carrey in their hilarious social media face-off.

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It all kicked off when Hugh, 46, posted a video with app Dubsmash on Instagram. In the clip he took on Jim's character in The Mask, uttering his famous "Smokin'!" catchphrase.

In response Jim, 53, headed straight to Twitter, where he posted a picture of himself holding up a handful of cutlery, imitating Hugh's sharp metal claws as Wolverine.

"Nice move @RealHughJackman Now watch me make a meal out of your biggest role. ;^> (sic)," he joked.

#JimCarrey mate trying my best to do justice! Clearly, I should stay in my own lane.

A video posted by Hugh Jackman (@thehughjackman) on

And it seems Hugh is all out of comebacks, as he had to give this one to Jim: "Definitely trumped by @JimCarrey! Nice one mate. (sic)" he admitted defeat on Twitter today.

It's a shame for Hugh's fans, who were surely hoping he'd pull another hilarious impression out of the bag.

But maybe Katy Perry will kick off the next Twitter showdown, as Hugh also took on the 30-year-old singer via Dubsmash. In a clip, the actor mimed along to her catchy hit Teenage Dream, making fans giggle with his over-the-top facial expressions.

"Oh nothing much ... just singing along to @katyperry! Living a teenage dream!! (sic)," he captioned the Instagram video, tagging Katy in the process.

The musician is yet to respond, but it's hard to imagine she could provide a better Wolverine impression than Jim's.

For now, Hugh is still in the iconic mutant role with X-Men: Apocalypse due out next year and an untitled Wolverine sequel following in 2017.

However, Wolverine 3 will be the last time he sharpens his claws.

"It just felt like it was the right time to do it. And let’s be honest, 17 years. I never thought in a million years it would last, so I’m so grateful to the fans for the opportunity of playing it… I kind of have in my head what we’re going to do in this last one. It just feels like this is the perfect way to go out," he said, breaking fans' hearts earlier this year.

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