March 31, 2018 at 10:54 am #1202522164
She was a great talent, so I’ll miss her contributions. Sadly no “Golden Dildo,” but at least she has her millions…March 31, 2018 at 2:08 pm #1202522198
It only confirms my initial opinion that Diaz really considers acting as secondary aspect of her life which is a healthy thing to do. Now that she’s finally happily married, no wonder she doesn’t need acting anymore.
Her debut in “Mask” was an absolute dynamite – not only because she was one of the prettiest women on Earth but also because she proved in her debut performance that she has a great comedy timing and can work very well with Jim Carrey at his peak. I respect her choice to follow it with some independent films like “She’s The One”, “Feeling Minnesota” or “Head Above the Water” to learn her craft. When she came back for mainstream filmmaking 3 years later, she was ready to almost steal “My Best Friend’s Wedding” from Julia Roberts and then truly shine in her first leading role “There’s Something About Mary”. She won New York Film Critics Award as Best Actress which was quite something, especially for a comedic performance.
That she didn’t snatch an Oscar nomination for either “Being John Malkovich” or “Vanilla Sky”, great dramatic turns and the best roles in her career, proves that she wasn’t really keen to play the game and/or wasn’t as respected as she should have been (cite: Quentin Tarantino telling that there are many people like Cameron Diaz but there’s only one Uma Thurman…). Her biggest advantage was an effortless charm she projected in her comedies and she’s the main reason why “Charlie’s Angels” work so well.
Since “Gangs of New York”, where she was the producers’ choice despite Martin Scorsese’s initial objections, and her going all raunchy with “The Sweetest Thing” I feel like her time among A-listers was over which is strange because at the time she just got 20 millions for 2nd “Charlie’s Angels”. It didn’t help that this film wasn’t half as good as the first one.
She was constant fixture during Oscar telecasts, usually presenting Best Animated Feature (due to “Shrek” connection, no doubt) but roles worthy of her talent were not there. “In Her Shoes” and “The Holiday” were really final films with her as top billed star that could have been considered successful. She took big risk with “The Counselor” but it didn’t pay off for her the way it should have been.
The most important thing for me is that, by all accounts, she’s a really great person, loved by her co-stars and nice to be around. I’ve always had a soft spot for her, even though I didn’t always love her films, especially those more recent. Still, she deserves happiness and easy time in her life to take care of herself. I believe that she might be back once in a while like Audrey Hepburn did later in her life and that retirement isn’t permanent.
March 31, 2018 at 2:19 pm #1202522201
- This reply was modified 2 weeks, 5 days ago by Jake.
Lol, I was expecting a Sasha post on this. I think Diaz has had such a presence in comedic movies, and I always thought she was decent in her movies. Other than that she seems to be a truthful person, loves showing her wrinkles in vomit picture perfect hollywood and wants to focus on motherhood. Good for her.