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NEW YORK (AP) _ Penelope Cruz has reluctantly gotten used to the rumors that she's dated her co-stars Matt Damon, Nicolas Cage and Tom Cruise.

``This happens to every actor and actress who's in the public eye and sometimes it goes too far,'' Cruz said in the September issue of Vanity Fair magazine. ``Just because I'm in this profession doesn't mean I have to deal with that and it's OK. Sometimes it is not OK.

``I don't get angry anymore because most of those things that they write are lies. I have been dealing with this since I was 16,'' the 27-year-old actress said. ``Finding things in magazines saying that I was going to marry a man, and I didn't even know him.''

While working with Cruise on ``Vanilla Sky'' _ an American version of the Spanish film ``Open Your Eyes,'' in which she appeared in 1999 _ Cruz said she wasn't dating her co-star. The two started going out after shooting ended.

``They did the rarest thing: They fell in love with someone on-screen,'' Cameron Crowe, director of ``Vanilla Sky,'' said of Cruise and Cruz. ``You watch them actually go through that hideous, great, awful, intoxicating moment. Without it, we wouldn't have a movie.''