Then Diaz got to truly showcase her comic timing a year later in one of her most celebrated films, There’s Something About Mary. In 1999, meanwhile, a visually transformed Diaz played a frumpy wife in Spike Jonze’s mind-bending Being John Malkovich. Both performances were recognized with award nominations at the Golden Globes.
Her winning streak continued into the new millennium with Charlie’s Angels, Gangs of New York and the Shrek series. She cemented her status as a rom-com queen with The Sweetest Thing, The Holiday and What Happens in Vegas. And there were also leading roles in My Sister’s Keeper, The Box and In Her Shoes.
Furthermore, Diaz remained just as prolific in the first half of the following decade. There were major roles in Knight and Day, The Green Hornet, Bad Teacher and What to Expect When You’re Expecting, for example. However, after the 2014 triple whammy of Annie, Sex Tape and The Other Woman, she suddenly went quiet.