The Mask is a 1994 superhero fantasy comedy film based on a series of comic books published by Dark Horse Comics. This film was directed by Chuck Russell, and produced by Dark Horse Entertainment and New Line Cinema, and originally released to movie theatres on July 29, 1994. The film stars Jim Carrey as Stanley Ipkiss (also known as The Mask) and also features Peter Greene, Amy Yasbeck, Peter Riegert, Jim Doughan, Richard Jeni, Orestes Matacena, Ben Stein, and introducing Cameron Diaz as Tina Carlyle. Carrey was nominated for a Golden Globe for his role. The film was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects, but lost to Forrest Gump.