8 Times Cameron Diaz Was the Rom-Com Queen
Cameron Diaz has been everything from a Charlie's Angel to an ogre princess to a pickpocket in 1860s Manhattan. She can do it all, but she really does it best when she's starring in a romantic comedy. Cammie has proven her status as one of the reigning queens of the genre and we've got the movie roles to prove it. Here are a few times Cameron Diaz ruled the rom-com game.
'The Holiday' (2006)
My dream night? Drinking wine and dancing to The Killers with Amanda Woods (Cameron Diaz) at Rosehill Cottage in Surrey. Delightful.
'What Happens in Vegas' (2008)
If this film is so ridiculous, then why must I watch it every time it's on? Because Cameron Diaz is a national treasure who makes even the thinnest of plots (A JUDGE PLAYED BY DENNIS MILLER MANDATES NO DIVORCE FOR SIX MONTHS) watchable.
'Bad Teacher' (2011)
I think it's pretty safe to say we all wish we had a badass, break-the-rules educator in the form of a foul-mouthed Cameron Diaz.
'My Best Friend's Wedding' (1997)
Honestly, Julia Roberts' character -- Julianne -- pulls some unforgivable stunts in this movie, so the real MVP? Diaz's Kimmie. It's not easy to steal scenes with a late '90s Julia Roberts, but Cameron shined in this breakout role.
'The Other Woman' (2014)
Cam perfectly played the cool and collected glue that kept the "Other Woman" ensemble of two-timed (well, three-timed) ladies in this wacky romp of a revenge comedy.
'In Her Shoes' (2005)
"In Her Shoes" has its melancholy moments, but you should not count it on your rom-com list if you're willing to shed a few tears along the way. Even though Cam isn't the one falling in love here she's endlessly enjoyable as an aimless drifter who ends up crashing at her estranged grandma's retirement community, even when her character is unlikable.
'The Sweetest Thing' (2002)
This raunchy early 2000s flick's most memorable scenes feature a song about the male anatomy and maggot-ridden leftovers hitting a car windshield, Cammie managed to be her adorable and charming self (with the help of co-stars Christina Applegate and Selma Blair, of course.)
'The Something About Mary' (1998)
Alternate title: There's something about Cameron. It's hard to imagine anyone else nailing this role like her.