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Facts you never knew about Jim Carrey's 'The Mask' on its 25th Anniversary

It's been 25 years since "The Mask" hit theaters and capped off an amazingly successful year for Jim Carrey. Even now, we can look back on this kooky romantic comedy as one of the only good comic book movies of the '90s. Celebrate this big anniversary by learning more about the making of "The Mask" and why it's so different from the source material.


Jim Carrey based his character on his father's friend Mike "The Mask" Petronio.Jim Carrey was paid $450,000 for his work in the film, a huge bargain for New Line because the deal was signed before Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994) became a surprise hit, and made The Mask a hot property for the summer 1994 release schedule; Carrey then inked a $7 million before this film opened to star in Dumb and Dumber (1994)."The Mask" is loosely based on a comic book series published by Dark Horse Comics. However, the source material is much darker, with the stories focusing on ordinary people who a…