Amy Adams' Most Awesome, Feminist Quotes In Honor of Her 40th Birthday

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Today, August 20, is a big day for pop culture birthdays: Demi Lovato turns 22; Kristy from The Baby-Sitters Club turns 12... again; and Amy Adams, queen of the Oscars, turns 40. In just 15 years, the actress has become one of the Hollywood's biggest stars, winning raves for roles in films like Junebug, The Master, and American Hustle. She's earned five Oscar nominations in only nine years, although she's never won; come next year, though, that could all change, thanks to her leading role in Tim Burton's highly anticipated  Big Eyes , out in December.

But it's not only her acting that put Adams on the map; she's also a smart, eloquent speaker whose had no qualms about sharing her thoughts on feminism, opening up about everything from finding her voice to representing women on-screen. In honor of her birthday, here are nine of Amy Adams' most awesome, feminist quotes.

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