By M.A. Cassata
Here’s Jimmy! Jim Carrey impersonates Jack Nicholson in this clip from The Shining— Not really, it’s a deepfake. If any actor can channel Jack Nicholas’s manic rage as Jack Torrance, it’s without a doubt Jim Carrey.
If you are wondering…Videos referred to as “deepfakes” use an AI-generated algorithm that makes it possible to scan a celebrity’s face and upload it onto preexisting video content. In this case, Carrey has been seamlessly integrated into Kubrick’s “The Shining” to appear opposite Shelley Duvall in one of the film’s most famous scenes. Jim Carrey is one of few actors who can match Nicholson’s hysteria, so his face is right at home as Jack Torrance. “The Shining” deepfake, uploaded by the Ctrl Shift Face YouTube Account, has gone viral with nearly one million views since July 8.
Watch Carrey in the DeepFake video below and tell us what you think.