In this weekend's new family drama My Sister's Keeper, Cameron Diaz will again try her hand at proving herself as a competent dramatic actress. And while she's proven she's got the chops with solid performances in movies like Gangs of New York, Being John Malkovich, and Vanilla Sky, let's face it -- when you think of Cameron Diaz, you think chick flicks. The roles she's going to be most remembered for are the ones where she gets to have fun and do her silly dances. So in that spirit, let's take a look not at the best movies Cameron has appeared in, but at her most memorable chick flick performances.
As a giggling, blushing bride who's oblivious to the wedding sabotage she's facing at the hands of her maid of honor, Cameron accomplishes a nearly impossible task -- making us kind of hate Julia Roberts.
4. The Holiday
As a high-strung businesswoman in desperate need of a vacation, Cameron takes us on the ultimate fantasy trip through the English countryside, complete with a holiday fling with Jude Law.
3. The Shrek trilogy
Cameron's on-screen love interests have included heartthrobs like Ashton Kutcher, Ewan McGregor, and Leonardo DiCaprio, but her best leading man turned out to be an animated green ogre. The Shrek films may not technically be chick flicks, but they're still the sweetest love story she's ever starred in.
This silly action/comedy was a hit simply because we could see the fun its three leading ladies were having on screen. And to this day, Cameron still hasn't been able to get through a movie without busting out the wacky dance movies she debuted as an Angel. If the sequel hadn't been so horrible, I'd even suggest it was time for Cameron to reunite on screen with her Angels co-star and real life BFF Drew Barrymore.
Remember all the fun Cameron and the others had in Charlie's Angels? Well, replace Drew and Lucy Liu with Christina Applegate and Selma Blair, take away the action sequences, and multiply the fun by five, and you have The Sweetest Thing. Critics panned this raunchy rom-com, but any girl in her 20s who likes to hit the bar scene and embark on zany road trips with her girlfriends can picture herself as Cameron's character. By the time it's over, you feel like you've made three new best friends, or at least discovered your newest guilty pleasure.