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On the appeal of her role in "My Best Friend's Wedding": "I'd never played anybody who got to smile all the time. I don't get tied up. I don't get shot at or beaten--I smile!" --From Newsday, October 26, 1997.
"I like the feel of those [independent] films. The people were people I was interested in working with. The characters were characters that grabbed my attention. And I'm comfortable within their budgets." --Diaz quoted in Daily News, June 17, 1997.
"Modeling is acting; it's just that you tell a story in one image." --Cameron Diaz in Daily News, June 17, 1997.
"I was the tough kid with the jeans, the concert shirt with the flannel over it, the comb in the back pocket, the feathered hair. It was frightening." --Diaz to Rolling Stone, August 22, 1996.
"I'm very comfortable with the level of recognition that I've got. I don't feel like I've been blown out of proportion and I don't feel like I've been ignored." --Cameron Diaz to Lawrence Grobel in Movieline, March 1997.
"Modeling is like acting as far as taking direction goes, because you have a photographer who directs you and when they start putting clothes on you, you have to become the person who fits those clothes. The difference is that with acting you have three months to develop a character and understand them, so it's very fulfilling." --Cameron Diaz, quoted in Sci-Fi Universe, 1994.
"Everything I wear tends to revolve around my breasts. It's not because I'm trying to be sexy, but because I find wearing a bra extremely uncomfortable. I like to wear short skirts and little baby-doll dresses that are open at the top and short at the bottom. I really max my credit cards when I shop at Versace and Giorgio Armani. I also have a very serious shoe fetish. Come on, a girl can never have too many sandals." --Diaz quoted in London's Evening Standard, October 18, 1999.
Diaz on her status as one of "The most powerful women in Hollywood": "I'm in such denial. Because what does that mean to me? Everyone perceives it differently. So, okay, what is my definition of 'I am one of the most powerful women in Hollywood'? It is because my movies make money. Well, that is wonderful, and I am very fortunate to be in the position to give something to people that they want enough of over and over to see a movie. That, to me, is a huge accomplishment and yes, that's my reward -- that people enjoy what I do. But for the studios, the reward is the hundreds of millions of dollars that they get out of it, so then that becomes the power -- the money that I make for other people is what makes me powerful." --quoted in Premiere, October 2001.
"I'm not one of those natural burpers who can just swallow air and bring it back up. Mine has to brew for a little bit."---Cameron Diaz, past winner of the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Award for Best Burp People March 30, 2004
Diaz was named one of People Magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People for 2004
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