Diablo Cody: From Exotic Dancer to Oscar Winner

Posted on February 25, 2008

Diablo Cody walks the red carpet at the 2008 Oscars


Former exotic dancer turned screenwriter Diablo Cody won the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay for Juno. The film starring Ellen Page and Michael Cera was directed by Jason Reitman.

Diablo didn't succumb to the entreaties of mainstream stylists, preferring to stick with her own original look, complete with pin-up girl tattoo and an animal print gown.

Looking much less exotic than Ms. Cody, the Coen brothers (Ethan and Joel) won Best Adapted Screenplay for No Country for Old Men. No Country for Old Men also won Best Picture. Overall, the Oscars had a dull feel to them. Jon Stewart was funny, but no one was that excited about the nominated films. The ratings -- as expected -- were the lowest in the show's history.

Photo of Diablo Cody


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