Timid and overly-nice loans officer Stanley Ipkiss (Jim Carrey) rescues what he thinks is a body from the river only to find out that it is an antique green mask attached to a mass of flotsam.
When he gets home and is compelled to put it on, it transforms him into ‘The Mask’, or more accurately, Loki the Norse god of mischief.
The longer Stanley wears the Mask, the more aspects of his life start spiralling out of control.
He eventually robs a bank (the one he works in) hence making an enemy out of the mob.
The Mask also has his eye on Tina Carlyle (Cameron Diaz at her hottest in her first ever feature film appearance), the singer at the Coco Bongo nightclub and girlfriend of gangster Dorian Tyrell (Peter Greene). He also has the police – in the form of Lieutenant Kellaway (Peter Riegert) – hot on his trail.
Peggy Brandt (red-headed vixen Amy Yasbeck) is a newspaper journalist trying to get a lead on the Mask story for her paper.
An attempted sequel of sorts in 2005 (Son of The Mask) featured an underperforming Jamie Kennedy, a baby, and a dog, and was filled with so many family-friendly jokes that even kids found it dull.
Stanley Ipkiss/The Mask
Lt. Mitch Kellaway
Reg E. Cathey