Early Designs For Jim Carrey's THE MASK Are Kind Of Creepy

Early Designs For Jim Carrey's THE MASK Are Kind Of Creepy

SSSSSSSSMOKIN! Jim Carrey's acting career took an upturn when he began appearing on Fox's sketch-comedy series In Living Color, but it is the 1997 film The Mask that launched him into the mainstream. Come see rough, early designs for The Mask.


They call me Cuban Pete. I'm the king of the rhumba beat. When I play the maracas I go chick-chicky-boom, chick-chicky boom. Sorry, every time I get to go back to one of my favorite films from my childhood, The Mask, I have to sing those sweet "Cuban Pete" lyrics. If you're a fan of the film as well, you are going to love these rough, early designs for Jim Carrey's The Mask that were featured in an old presskit New Line Cinemas issued to promote their film before it was released. Some of these early designs come across as quite sinister and that would've played as well as the finished look, which was very kid-friendly. The film itself is basically a live-action cartoon. Funny enough, the film was based on the comic book of the same name from Dark Horse Comics and it is actually quite dark compared to New Line's slapstick comedy.

When he dons an ancient Norse mask, perennial looser Stanley Ipkiss moves at warp speed, knows people's every desire and can satisfy every whim, and dances like Fred Astaire, Barishnikov and Gumby combined. He's s-s-s-smokin'! Golden Globe-winner Jim Carrey ("Yes Man," "The Number 23") and Golden Globe-nominee Cameron Diaz ("There's Something About Mary," "Charlie's Angels") star in this story of a sweet, socially inept bank teller who discovers a magical mask that brings his innermost desires to screaming life, and transforms him into a superhero -- but one whom you may not want to call for help. Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Visual Effects, Jim Carrey was also nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Actor for his performance in this blockbuster, which grossed more than $119 million domestically, and $344 million worldwide!
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