Thursday, August 30, 2012

Happy Birthday, CMD!

Our girl Cameron is turning 40 today! 
Yowza. She seems young to me. (But I guess 40 is the new 30?)

Alas, you can’t turn back the clock and the big 4-0 is calling her name.
She looks good for 40, no?

Okay, whatever.

I was reading up on her & I think we might be able to be friends. You know, if suddenly I become a celebrity or her Hollywood status is suddenly ripped from her arms. God forbid.

She’s a funny one, that girl.

“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.”
Feathered hair? Let’s come back to that later.

“You know what terrifies me? Trailers to horror movies! I kind of want to look, but I'm always afraid that I'm going to look too long and see the one image that I'm not going to be able to get out of my head for at least a week every night before I'm going to bed.”

If you know me, you know this is why I see a small shred of hope at the possibility of being friends! We don’t do horror films. 

“I didn't realize it (The Mask) was a fairly large film that I was a part of. Halfway through I was going, "Is there any place that my mom and dad can see this film?" and they're going, "Cameron, at the theaters". I had no idea. Durrrrrrr. I'm blonde. I'm allowed.”

But enough about her! 
Let’s talk about her. 

The real reason we’re here is to pay tribute to our girl’s best cinematic endeavors (is anyone else appreciating how I’m talking about her as if we go out and hang every Thursday night?).

Just as your fun fact of the day to meet your weekly quota, did you know she’s Cuban? I’m not exactly sure how I missed that.

Here’s to our favorite versions of herself!

 Kimberly Wallace, My Best Friend's Wedding

Couldn't find my beloved elevator scene ANYWHERE on the web...these three will have to suffice!

Amanda Woods, The Holiday

I don't even have anything to say about this film. And I don't have to because you're thinking the same thing.

Thought you might also be loving that little peak at Mr. Jude Law. 

(I KNOW THIS DOESN’T HAVE TO DO WITH CAMERON DIRECTLY BUT! Some things need to be shared. On an episode of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Dustin Hoffman said that his cameo in the film was not scripted and was, in fact, unplanned. He was driving by the Blockbuster shown in the film and saw all of the cameras and equipment so he decided to stop in and see what was happening. Because he knew director Nancy Meyers, they worked up a scene which ultimately made the final cut.

I mean, really. Okay, back on track!)

Tina Carlyle, The Mask

Can you talk about Cameron & not talk about The Mask? NO.

I don't know this film at all really, I've only seen it a couple of times, but you have to pay tribute to the box office hit that launched her career!

This girl:

        • Went to the same high school at the same times as Snoop Dogg. 

Oh, whoops! That’s not right!

I meant Snoop Lion.

One of my all-time favorite spreads in Vogue, June 2009.
  • Broke her nose in a surfing accident in Hawaii on her birthday nine years ago. Happy Anniversary!

  • Wanted to be a Marine Biologist or Zoologist when she was little. And still does!

I know a lot of people that don’t love her because she tends to only play one type of character (I beg to differ...have you SEEN My Sister's Keeper? We're not going there.)--and our relationship is far from cordial (WE DON’T KNOW EACH OTHER)--and I will say her best performance is hands down, My Best Friend’s Wedding, but I still watch most of her movies when they come on TV. So sue me.

"What we women need to do, instead of worrying about what we don't have, is just love what we do have." quoted Women's World (6-14-05)

Couldn’t have said it better myself. Happy Birthday, dear girl, from all of us out there
wishing we had your life, but loving what we do have just the same.

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