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Actors Rejected By Hollywood: Cameron Diaz

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Cameron Diaz’s career started so well with ‘The Mask’, but now she’s joined the list of actors rejected by Hollywood. Why? There are plenty of reasons that could explain Cameron’s fall from grace. Her recent lackluster career is down to awful remakes, bad movie choices and a move towards the R-rated that didn’t do her any favors whatsoever. Discover all the ways in which Cameron’s career is struggling, and what she needs to do to get back up to the top.

Given that the first half of Cameron’s career went so well, it could be a case of peaking too soon. The majority of her movies from the ‘90s and early ‘00s were well received. But almost everything she’s starred in since then has struggled to earn critical acclaim. She chose to work on a lot of indie films early on, and this really helped cement her place as a go-to actress. But she’s left those indie movies behind, and top directors too. Cameron’s worked with some of the best in the industry, from the Farrelly brothers and Danny Boyle to Martin Scorsese and Spike Jonze. She needs to get back to that caliber of talent to bring her career back in line.

It’s hard for an actor to bounce back when they’ve had a run of bad movies. And Cameron’s films over recent years are far from being the highlights of her career. In fact, they’re so bad she’s started receiving the kind of awards that no self-respecting actor would ever want to display on their mantelpiece. Like the Alliance of Women Film Journalists’ award for the Actress Most in Need of a New Agent. Or the Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Actress. Movies like ‘Sex Tape’ earned her these titles, and signaled a low point in Cameron’s career.

It’s a surprise to many that Cameron would take on R-rated movies like ‘Sex Tape’ and ‘Bad Teacher’. And she’s had bad luck with the majority of her remakes too, with ‘The Green Hornet’, ‘Gambit’ and ‘Annie’ not doing her any favors either. Given that the highlights of her career include ‘Being John Malkovich’, ‘There’s Something About Mary’ and ‘Gangs of New York’, it’s quite a departure. So what can she do about it? Diversify into TV and start up her own production company are two ideas that could help.

Watch our video to discover why Cameron is one of those actresses Hollywood won’t cast in good movies anymore, and let us know why you think her career’s gone sour.