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31 Fascinating Facts About Cameron Diaz Every Fan Must Know

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Cameron Diaz, with her striking blue eyes and charming smile, had been a household name since her very first appearance on big screen in “The Mask.” She had constantly had heads turning with her immaculate record in the acting career, even after her retirement in the year 2014. Recently, she had been trending again, discussing her quarantine life as a new mom. Here are some more interesting facts about the actress:

  1. In preparation for her role as Jenny Everdeane in the “Gangs of New York,” the director Martin Scorsese reportedly hired most famous Italian man known as “The Magician,” to teach Diaz the art of picking pockets.
  2. During the filming of the 2000 movie “Charlie’s Angels,” in a scene in which her character Natalie Cook wakes up from a ballroom dance dream, she was asked by the director to dance worse with every take. But, with her extensive ballroom dance training, she had a very difficult time to dance worse.
  3. Cameron is said to have been the first and only choice for the titular role in “There’s Something About Mary,” as according to the filmmakers felt she was the perfect woman.
  4. She almost missed her first acting role of Tina Carlyle in the 1994 movie “The Mask,” as the producers had first cast Anna Nicole Smith for the character. But, when the producers found her leaving a modeling agency, they changed their decision.
  5. However, she had to audition around 12 times before she was offered the part. It was also reported that she got the role only 7 days before the shooting of the movie began.
  6. In the movie “My Best Friend’s Wedding,” she was handpicked for the role of Kimberly, by Julia Roberts, although it was Drew Barrymore who was the first choice for the role.
  7. For the wedding scene in the movie “What Happens in Vegas,” she and her co-star Ashton Kutcher were really drunk, in an effort to make it look even more realistic.
  8. But, this actually resulted in a long shooting session, as their erratic behavior lead to multiple takes of the scene. A video of the extra takes were reportedly available online, which was later removed by Fox, due to copyright infringement.
  9. During the filming of “There’s Something About Mary” she was dating her co-star Matt Dillon. The duo were together in a relationship for almost three years, but broke up immediately after the movie was released.
  10. It was reported that the original script of the “Sex Tape” movie had more sexually explicit and raunchy scenes in it. However, the production crew had to tone it down for Cameron’s sake, as she was feeling too self conscious to fully perform them.
  11. This was actually the first time after 22 years that Diaz performed nude scenes, following her “She’s No Angel: Cameron Diaz,” in the year 1992.
  12. In fact, she is said to have had a no-nudity clause in her contract for decades. The “Sex Tape” movie is actually an exception for the clause, as having already worked on “Bad Teacher” movie with director Jake Kasdan, she lifted the clause for his sake.
  13. She, being an avid driver like her co-star Tom Cruise, in the movie “Knight and Day,” is said to have performed a majority of her character’s stunts by herself. Both the actors reportedly have experience in doing sharp turns and 180s.
  14. During the shooting of her 2009 movie “My Sister’s Keeper,” she lost her father, who died of pneumonia. Her father was 58 years old at the time of his death.
  15. In the movie “There’s Something About Mary,” while filming the golf scene, director Peter Farrelly claimed that Cameron had a better swing than the real golfer who was hired to stand in for her.
  16. Initially, she had played her role of Malkina in “The Counselor” with a thick Bajan accent which was reportedly not well received by the preview audience.
  17. Following this, 20th Century Fox had her re-dub a majority of her lines in the movie, much to her chagrin. Diaz, not happy with the re-dub, refused to promote the movie during release.
  18. While she was not credited in the actual film credits for the movie “In a World…,” she was actually listed in the credits of “The Amazon Games,” the movie within-the-movie, can be seen at the end of the film.
  19. For the “U Can’t Touch This” dance sequence from the “Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle” her co-stars Drew Barrymore and Lucy Liu, had to wear heels, while she had to perform barefoot, in order to have all three fit in the same frame.
  20. It was said that the production company New Line Cinema did not want Diaz for the role of Tina Carlyle in “The Mask,” as she was just a model with no acting experience.
  21. However director Chuck Russell was so firm on having her that, he even threatened to leave the project, if she was not cast in the role.
  22. Her real father was reportedly on set during the filming of “There’s Something About Mary,” so the director decided to have him play a small role in the movie. He is the inmate, with a beard and long hair, jarring at Ben Stiller in front, when he is released from prison.
  23. During the filming on the chasing scene in the movie “The Other Woman,” in which she is behind Kate Upton, she accidentally twisted her leg, with no severe injuries.
  24. For her character of Sara Fitzgerald in the movie “My Sister’s Keeper,” she had to shave her head, along with her co-star Sofia Vassilieva. However, since she had to appear bald in only two scenes, the production team decided to have her wear a bald cap instead of shaving her hair off.
  25. She had been attached to the 2002 movie “The Sweetest Thing” since its initial draft and hence the production of the movie was delayed to accommodate the completion of her other two movies “Gangs of New York” and “Vanilla Sky.”
  26. Diaz claimed on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno that it was actually her as the body inside the bag carried by the hitchhiker, played by Harland Williams, in the movie “There’s Something About Mary.”
  27. In the movie “The Counselor,” the outfit her character Malkina wears in the final scene, initially had no hood attached, but upon specific request from her, the designers agreed to add it.
  28. She, along with her co-stars Drew Barrymore and Lucy Liu, were asked by Bruce Willis, to do a PSA for adoption, as a favor, for his cameo in the movie “Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle.”
  29. It was reported that the character Amanda in the 2006 movie “The Holiday,” was written by director Nancy Meyers, specifically with Cameron in her mind. The other three characters of Iris, Graham and Miles, where also written with Kate Winslet, Jude Law and Jack Black in mind.
  30. For her role as Mary in “There’s Something About Mary,” she visited her high school, in an effort to remind herself of how to act like a teenage girl.
  31. Cameron Diaz Net Worth: $140 Million
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