Dorian Tyrell was played by TWO people?!

We all know that Peter Greene played Dorian in what many consider to be the greatest comic book film of the 1990‘s. And I’ve seen The Mask more times than I can count, but it wasn’t until this past weekend when I was watching it with my almost 6 year old son Jack for the 5th time (he has fallen in love with this movie) that I realized Dorian with the mask on is not the same actor as Dorian with it off.

Peter Greene as Dorian Tyrell.
Garret Sato, the man behind the Mask.

Not to waste to much time on this, but Garret Sato is the actor that you see on screen with the green face paint on being all evil. It makes sense if you really look at it. When Dorian has the mask on his neck is twice as large and he fills out a TON. I guess growing up I never really thought about it, I just figured it was make up and not a completely new actor.

It’s crazy how it took me well over 20 years to realize that this character is played by two people. It always amazing me when it comes to movie magic like this, mostly because it was done well enough that I just never caught on. Maybe I’m an idiot for never realizing it until now, but having one character played by two actors that are very different in so many ways. Greene is a skinny 6’2″ white dude. Sato is a 5’11” muscle bound Asian-American guy. I mean it makes sense cause one is covered in HEAVY make up so you can’t really tell too much.

It is worth noting that the majority of Dorian Tyrell’s best lines and parts are when the Mask on. I guess this means that Sato is the true bad guy of this movie.

That is all, you may have know this, you may not have. Either way we are all a little more informed today on the subject of Dorian Tyrell.

6 thoughts on “Dorian Tyrell was played by TWO people?!

  • September 20, 2020 at 11:44 pm

    Is there proof that Dorian with the mask was worn by Gareth Sato?

    I found that Garrett Sato played one of Dorian’s thugs but not that he played Dorian with the mask.
    and besides that in the scene that ties Tina Dorian with a mask and Garret Sato appears together!

    So how is it possible that Garrett Sato played Dorian with the mask ??

    • September 22, 2020 at 1:31 am

      Sato is uncredited in The Mask, before I put up the article I had found that he was listed as the actor in the mask due to the body type change in the character. I’ll try to find the sources I used for it again and link them here.

      That’s interesting about Sato being in the scene with Dorian, I’ll have to look! Amazing how almost 30 years later I still find new things out about this movie!

      • September 22, 2020 at 12:59 pm

        I’ll wait for you to attach some proof that Garret Sato played dorian with the mask because I just found on the internet that Garret Sato played one of Dorian’s thugs (and you actually see him in a few scenes) and I did not find any information that Garret Sato played Dorian with the mask. And like I said you can clearly see Garret Sato and Dorian with the mask together in a scene where Tina is tied up at the club !!!. That means either they used a special effect where they would see the two together but in fact there is only one player or the whole theory is Fake news. I’m waiting for you to bring proof of your claim.

      • September 27, 2020 at 3:19 am

        Still waiting for a good answer from you. How do you explain this Do you clearly see Dorian with the mask and Sato Garrett together ?? And yet nowhere have I seen it recorded that Garrett Sato played Dorian!
        I have attached a link to the picture for the scene that they both appear together but you should also watch a video of this scene

      • September 27, 2020 at 5:10 am

        I do not understand English perfectly. But it seems like I found a video that Peter Green says at the beginning of the video
        The makeup work they did for him took many hours and the makeup they did for him is amazing!


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