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Alex Heigl
July 28, 2013 04:45 PM

That’s right. We put one of The Mask‘s most overused lines in the headline to this feature. Just wait until the other one pops up.

It’s been 20 years since The Mask premiered in theaters on July 29, 1994. Things were simpler then: Cameron Diaz was a fresh-faced ingénue, Peter Greene was fresh off Pulp Fiction and terrifying. Peter Riegert was Peter Riegert.

In honor of the film’s anniversary, please enjoy these positively ’90s-tastic photos from the film’s Beverly Hills premiere.

They are ssssssssmokin’! (Ssshh, just accept it.)

Jim Carrey and Lauren Holly
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Boy, we really wasted an opportunity to use “Sssssssmokin'” here in reference to Lauren Holly.

Cameron Diaz
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No comment. Just a picture of 21-year-old Cameron Diaz, fresh off what was literally her first film role.

Eddie and Joely Fisher
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Based on this outfit, are we the only ones imagining an alternate reality where Joely Fisher was cast as Scully in The X-Files? Because that would be sad.

Jonathan Silverman and date
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One of the fun things about premieres is that they’re helpful in placing people who weren’t actually in the movie. In this case, we have Jonathan Silverman, who – fresh off of Weekend at Bernie’s I and II in 1989 and 1993, respectively – was about to star in the short-lived ABC sitcom The Single Guy. The more you know.

Cary Elwes and wife Lisa Marie Kurbikoff
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Robin Hood: Men in Tights came out exactly one year to the day before the premiere of The Mask, which is why Cary Elwes looks like he’s on top of the world.

Ellen DeGeneres
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Ellen DeGeneres, pictured wearing several prominent artifacts from the early ’90s: Oversize blazer, knit sweater vest over white tee shirt and Doc Martens.

Laura Leighton and Grant Show
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Forget Melrose Place stars Grant Show and Laura Leighton. The real stars of the ’90s? Exposed white undershirts.

Jason Priestley and Christine Elise
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Could there be a better ’90s “teen” power couple than real-life Beverly Hills, 90210 pair Jason Priestley and Emily Valentine? Uh, oops – we mean Christine Elise.

Kevin Grandalski and Marlee Matlin
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Look, we don’t need a reason to run a picture of Marlee Matlin from the 1994 premiere of The Mask. Marlee Matlin is amazing. (Also: Spot the beeper!)

Michelle Grace and Ray Liotta
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Ray Liotta, pictured exactly one year to the day before the premiere of Operation Dumbo Drop. True story.

Actor Stephen Baldwin and wife Kennya
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Stephen Baldwin: Spot the beeper, again!

Finola Hughes
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20 years later and Finola Hughes is still going strong as Anna on General Hospital.

Amy Yasbeck
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Want to see something dispiriting (for you)? Google “Amy Yasbeck 2014.” Yeah. She’s 51. Unfair, right?

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