THE SWEETEST THING
CAMERON DIAZ (Christina Walters) made her feature film debut at age 21, captivating moviegoers as femme fatale Tina Carlisle in The Mask. In addition to becoming one of Jim Carrey's biggest hits,
The Mask gained distinction as the film that launched Cameron Diaz' career in motion pictures.
Her next film was The Last Supper with an ensemble cast that included Annabeth
Gish, Ron Eldard, Jonathan Penner and Courtney B. Vance, followed by writer/director Steven Baigelman's offbeat love story Feeling Minnesota, in which Cameron co-starred with
Keanu Reeves and Vincent D'Onofrio. She went on to play a cold, manipulative New Yorker in Edward Bums' She's the
One, which Burns wrote, directed and starred in. Next, she starred opposite Harvey Keitel and Craig Sheffer in Head
In 1996, Cameron was named ShoWest's Female Star of Tomorrow by the National Association of Theatre Owners (a title previously held by such actresses as Winona Ryder, Nicole Kidman and Julia Ormond). Cameron's first studio film since The Mask, My Best
Friend's Wedding became one of the biggest hits of the summer of 1997 and one of the 10 top-grossing films of the year. Starring opposite Julia Roberts, Dermot
Mulroney and Rupert Everett as a sweet debutante on the eve of her wedding, her performance
earned her the Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Supporting Actress in a Comedy, voted on by more than 11 million customers of Blockbuster Video internationally.
In A Life Less Ordinary, directed by Danny Boyle, Cameron starred opposite Ewan
McGregor. For her performance in the tide role in the romantic comedy There's
A bout Mary, Cameron was honored with the New York Film Critics Circle Award as
Actress, in addition to a Golden Globe nomination, the American Comedy Award, the
Blockbuster Entertainment Award for "Favorite Movie Actress" and the "MTVMovie
Award" for Best Female Performance.
Following the dark comedy Very Bad Things, written and directed by actor-filmmaker Peter Berg and starring Christian Slater, Cameron starred in director Spike Jonze's Being John
Malkovich, opposite John Cusack, Catherine Keener and John Malkovich. Cameron's performance was nominated for a Golden Globe, the Screen Actors Guild Award and the British Academy of Film Award
(BAFTA). Critics raved about the actors in Being John Malkovich, including Cameron, described by one critic as "such a subtle and seamless performance that, even if you're a fan, you may go for most of the movie without recognizing her."
Cameron also co-starred in Oliver Stone's Any Given Sunday with an all-star cast including Al
Pacino, Jamie Foxx, Dennis Quaid, LL Cool J, James Woods and Ann-Margret. Her portrayal of a tough young owner of a professional football team
earned her a Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Actress in a Drama.
Cameron starred most recently in Sony Pictures' feature film version of the 70's television series
Charlie's Angels, opposite Drew Barrymore, Lucy Lu and Bill Murray, which broke the domestic box office record for a non-holiday weekend and has grossed over $300
million worldwide. She also appeared in The Invisible Circus, based on an acclaimed novel by Jennifer Egan and co-starring Jordana Brewster and Christopher
Eccleston, and was also seen on Showtime m Rodrigo Garcia's Things You Gm Tell Just By
Looking At Her with Glenn Close, Calista Flockhart, Amy Brenneman and Holly Hunter. Cameron provided the voice of Princess Fiona in DreamWorks' box-office smash animated feature Shrek with Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy and John Lithgow.
She will be seen next in Martin Scorsese's Gangs of New York opposite Leonardo
DiCaprio, Liam Neeson and Daniel Day-Lewis, and she earned numer
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