Diaz at the 2014 Berlin International Film Festival
|Born||Cameron Michelle Diaz
August 30, 1972
San Diego, California, U.S.
|Residence||Los Angeles, California|
|Occupation||Actress, producer, former model|
|Height||5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)|
|Spouse(s)||Benji Madden (m. 2015)|
I don't want to go to work and get into bed with someone else, not even Tom Cruise. It's not like I enjoy it.
I don't care how smart a kid you are. The only way you learn what's not right is from experience.
I would love a family. I'm at the age where the wish for a child gets stronger. But who knows.
I'd kiss a frog even if there was no promise of a Prince Charming popping out of it. I love frogs.
It's important to be active in the causes that are important to you… That's how we make changes in this world.
Believe me, you can get into a lot of trouble being sixteen years old in a foreign country with no adult telling you when to come home.
My dad always used to tell me that if they challenge you to an after-school fight, tell them you won't wait-you can kick their ass right now.
I believe that when you're in love you have to pour your heart and soul out to your partner… or why bother? So in that sense I'm an incurable romantic when it comes to men.
You never know what movie I will be in next, but let's just hope it's sells (for my sake at least)!
Your regrets aren't what you did, but what you didn't do. So I take every opportunity.
I can spend hours in a grocery store. I get so excited when I see food, I go crazy. I spend hours arranging my baskets so that everything fits in and nothing gets squashed. I'm really anal about it, actually.
Crowds are the most difficult thing for me these days because I have to walk with my head down and my eyes averted. There's still that part of me that wants to hold my head up, make eye contact and smile.
You don't want to be photographed? You don't want to be known? Then you don't need to be out there peddling movies.
I'm very happy with the way I look. I wake up some morning, catch myself in the bathroom mirror, and go, 'hey girl, you're alright'. But on the other hand, I find the website stuff, and the polls, something completely removed from my own personal life. You can't take anything like that too seriously, otherwise you'd end up in the loony bin.
Script for an actor is like a bible. You carry it with you, you read it over and over, you go to your passages.
Growing up, I was the plain one. I had no style. I was the tough kid with the comb in the back pocket and the feathered hair.
I want to be a big, fleshy voluptuous woman with curves. I want a big bum, but I don't have one.
I've banged my head quite a bit. I liked Iron Maiden, Ozzy, AC/DC. And of course, Ratt and Poison.
I'm a pretty girl who's a model who doesn't suck as an actress.
I have to remind my dad, 'Journalists – no matter how many cigars they smoke with you – are not your friends, so don't talk to them.'
I grew up with a lot of boys. I probably have a lot of testosterone for a woman.
People think I'm trying to make a fashion statement because I never wear a bra. It's really that I'm a tomboy at heart.
Oftentimes, in fact I think this is to my fault, I look at usually scripts as a whole. I should probably pay more attention to the character that I'm going to play and what they do.
I will always want to do whatever it is that my heart is in, and whether I get paid for it or not means nothing. It doesn't matter. I'll do it if it means something to me and I want to be a part of it.
What we women need to do, instead of worrying about what we don't have, is just love what we do have.
Women are capable of doing so many things these days, physically, emotionally, within relationships and career. There are so many things that women have evolved into and I feel really proud about where women are right now.
I love the feeling that you get when you can really laugh with a man and be natural and not always think that there's a sexual element going on. For me, flirting with a man means making fun of myself and trying to open myself and be very unpretentious.
I've always been a huge fan of Julia Roberts. Without her what would the world be like?
Personally, I don't like watching violence. I'd much rather see more skin.
I can't wait to be that age and hanging out with a bunch of people hanging out all day playing golf and going to the beach, all my own age. We'd be laughing and having a good time and getting loopy on our prescription drugs. Driving golf carts around. I can't wait.
I hate committing myself to anything. It's probably the lack of discipline, honestly. I'm probably a spoiled brat worried about getting my way every time.
If you really want to torture me, sit me in a room strapped to a chair and put Mariah Carey's records on.
I just love the fact that a man possesses something that a woman can never understand because we don't have the experiences of it and that a woman possesses something that the man doesn't understand because only she possesses it.
I'm like every other woman: a closet full of clothes, but nothing to wear: So I wear jeans.
Everything's a risk, by the way, these days. Every film you make is a risk. There's no guarantee.
I can't say this enough, I'm totally comfortable with my body. I like my body, I don't think it's a bad thing, I think I have a nice body, I'm happy with it.
I am just at that stage of wondering where I go from here. I came into this business almost by accident, but now it has become serious. What started as a bit of fun, something to do other than be a model, has taken on a different career curve. I have been forced to ask where that curve is going to end up.
I love physical kinds of comedy and getting down and dirty and doing stunts. When I was growing up, I was always getting into fights with guys and usually punching out boys my age because I was a lot bigger and tougher. So I'm naturally accustomed to putting myself into the headspace of a girl who can take care of herself.
I haven't been worried about my image so much as I have been trying to find projects to push myself further than before.
I mean, I can get things done if I need to, but I can really be completely irresponsible and procrastinate until the very, very, very bitter end. In fact, sometimes I work better under pressure.
I think that anything that you do, any accomplishment that you make, you have to work for. And I've worked very hard in the last ten years of my life, definitely, and I can tell you that hard work pays off. It's not just a cliche.
You haven't partied until you've partied at dawn in complete silence with Buddhist monks.
Acting is something different to everybody. I just know that if you watch an actor or actress getting better and better, I think that's them just understanding themselves better and better.
Acting allows me to tell a lot of stories, you know start at the beginning, finish at the end, and tell everything in between. Modelling is just an image.
French fries. I love them. Some people are chocolate and sweets people. I love French fries. That and caviar.
I haven't deliberately set out to play the blonde bombshell in my movies. In fact, it's probably been quite the opposite. After the success of The Mask, I wasn't offered all that many blonde bombshell parts, to be honest. I think people believed from the beginning that I could actually walk and talk at the same time.
I was a tough kid with the jeans, the concert shirt with the flannel over it, the comb in the back pocket and the feathered hair.