Jim Carrey and Hugh Jackman trade impersonations of one another on social media

Jackman imitates The Mask, while Carrey dresses up as Wolverine

Jim Carrey and Hugh Jackman have exchanged impersonations of one another on social media.

Jackman made the first move on Tuesday, sharing an Instagram snap of himself lip-syncing to Carrey’s famous catchphrase from The Mask: “Ssssmooooookin!”

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

A video posted by Hugh Jackman (@thehughjackman) on

Carrey responded yesterday by imitating Jackman’s X-Men character Wolverine using a selection of household cutlery.

Following Carrey’s impersonation, Jackman admitted that he had been outdone by his fellow actor, tweeting: “Definitely trumped by @JimCarrey! Nice one mate.”

Jackman will next be seen as Blackbeard the pirate in Pan, a Peter Pan origin story directed by Atonement‘s Joe Wright that opens in cinemas on October 9.

Carrey’s next film will be Bad Batch, a horror thriller co-starring Keanu Reeves and Jason Momoa which is due for release at some point in 2016.