We dug into our ET vault and unearthed our very first interview with the then 21-year old comic, on the set of his first lead role on the NBC series, The Duck Factory back in 1983.
"I had no idea really what I was doing until maybe about a year ago, when people started telling me [that what was special about me is that] my face is… real weird," Carrey said.
Back then, Jim was known solely for his stand-up comedy routine and countless spot-on impressions.
"All my life I've really wanted to do this, so it doesn't seem like I've been in the business for a short time," said Jim, "It's all I've ever wanted to do. It's all I've ever done."
Watch this video to see our interview with 21-year-old Jim Carrey!