Last week, the beautiful Cameron Diaz turned 40 years old. To celebrate, we took a look back at our favourite Cameron Diaz movies of all time.
1. There’s Something About Mary (1998)
Cameron Diaz got her first big break in The Mask, but it was There’s Something About Mary that proved there really is something about Cameron. Even though it’s nearly 15 years old, it still goes down in history as being one of the best I-can’t-believe-they-just-did-that movies of all time. Cameron showed us that she can hold her own opposite comedy great Ben Stiller, and we’ll never forget her memorable hair scene.
2. Being John Malkovich (1999)
Written by Charlie Kaufman and directed by Spike Jonze, Being John Malkovich was one of the best quirky comedies of the late ’90s. Cameron played Lotte, a woman whose husband discovers he can control John Malkovich by getting into his head. With very little makeup and frizzed out hair to match, Cameron showed us that she’s more than just a pretty face with this role, and also that she doesn’t take herself so seriously. Another reason why we love her.
3. My Best Friend’s Wedding (1997)
Cameron Diaz stole the show from Julia Roberts in this movie about a woman who decides to fight for the love of her life once he becomes engaged to another woman. The most memorable scene from the movie is Cameron’s karaoke rendition of “I Don’t Know What to Do with Myself.” This film catapulted Cameron to Hollywood’s A-list and made her a one to watch, even though she had very few roles under her belt at this time.
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4. Bad Teacher (2011)
What we love most about Cameron Diaz is that the girl is not afraid to get nasty. She can talk like a trucker, mouth off like a sailor and deliver insults with the timing of comedy greats. It was ballsy enough for Cameron to take on this role opposite her ex Justin Timberlake, especially since the film has one of the most awkward love scenes we’ve ever seen on the big screen. We can’t think of another actress who can deliver foul lines with a straight face quite like Cameron, especially in this movie.
5. Vanilla Sky (2001)
It was hard for us to pick the fifth movie, namely because we were obsessed with Cameron in The Last Supper of 1995, and we always think of Ms. Diaz when we hear “Independent Women” by Destiny’s Child, thanks to the awesomeness of Charlie’s Angels. We picked Vanilla Sky, though, because it was Cameron in an entirely dramatic role. We know the girl has good comedic timing, but we sometimes forget that she can also be incredibly serious and intense and can hold her own opposite Tom Cruise. In Vanilla Sky, Cameron played Cruise’s suicidal love interest. Though the film by Cameron Crowe received mixed reviews, we still loved Cameron’s performance.
Honourable Mentions: Any Given Sunday, Gangs of New York, Charlie’s Angels, Very Bad Things, The Last Supper
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