Happy Birthday writer Diablo Cody
Born: June 14, 1978 in Chicago, Illinois, USA
Married to: Daniel Maurio (2009 – present) (2 children)
Stripping toughened my hide, but exposing myself as a writer has been a lot more brutal.
I have never been an ambitious person, and my participation in this industry is a fluke, but only male writers can afford to be coy and self-deprecating.
I’ve been told that I’m incompetent, socially retarded, maladjusted. I still know that I couldn’t function in reality. Los Angeles is a good place for me.
If this whole writing thing doesn’t work out, I’ll be getting right back on the pole.
[on screenplay-writing for actresses] The attitude toward women in this industry is nauseating. There are all sorts of porcine executives who are uncomfortable with a woman doing anything subversive. They want the movie about the beautiful girl who trips and falls, the adorable klutz.
When you’re in a competitive environment, always give out the impression that you don’t care. It makes people want you more. If you act desperate, it’s over. I think a passive attitude is helpful.
The best thing you can do is find a person who loves you for exactly what you are.
Having your film made is the award. That alone is the miracle.
To enjoy being famous, you need to have a screw loose.