E.T. THE EXTRA TERRESTRIAL
DREW BARRYMORE (Gertie). a successful
actress since childhood, has been captivating moviegoing audiences for nearly two decades. Since her screen debut, her unique talent and on- screen charisma have earned her critical acclaim and her movies
Barrvmore was most
recently seen in a cameo role in Donnie Darko, which she produced with her Flower Films partner Nancy
Juvonen. Donnie Darko stars Jake Gyllenhaal and Jenna Malone and has received three Independent Spirit Award nominations. Prior to that, Barrymore starred in Riding in Cars With Boys, directed by
Penny Marshall. Previously, she starred with Cameron Diaz and Lucy Liu in Charlie's Angels, directed by
McG and produced by Flower Films and Leonard Goldberg. Production on Charlie's Angels 2, which reteams
Barrymore with Diaz and Liu, starts this summer. In the meantime, she has completed her role in
Confessions of a Dangerous Mind for director George Clooney, and is currently starring opposite Ben Stiller in
Duplex, which Flower Films is producing with Stiller's Red Hour Films.
Her 30th film was the
romantic comedy Never Been Kissed. The film was directed by Raja Gosnell and marked the first production for
Barrymore and Juvonen's Flower Films. The movie grossed $100 million worldwide and featured a stellar ensemble cast including
David Arquette, Molly Shannon, John C. Reilly and Michael Vartan.
Barrymore also starred with Anjelica Huston in the hit Ever After for director
Andy Tennant. The film has grossed over $100 million in worldwide box office and was an instant sell-out on home video.
She also appeared in the quirky romantic comedv Home Fries for director
Dean Parisot. The
film also starred Luke Wilson, Jake Busey and Catherine O'Hara.
She starred opposite Adam Sandler in the 1998 smash hit romantic comedy The Wedding Singer. She also appeared in the highly successful Woody Allen ensemble Everyone Says I Love You, which also featured
Eward Norton, Tim Roth, Alan Alda, Julia Roberts and Goldie Hawn. She also appeared in classic style in the box-office hit Scream, directed by
Wes Craven and featuring Courteney Cox, Neve Campbell and Skeet Ulrich.
A dedicated philanthropist, Barrymore often donates her time and resources to a number of charities. She is a strong supporter of the non- profit Female
Health Foundation, helping to draw attention to the foundation's current campaign to increase awareness about the growing need for safe sex education and condom use. She is also actively involved in volunteering and raising funds for the Wildlife Way Station, which rescues and offers sanctuary to animals big and small from around the world.
Barrymore made her feature film debut in the 1980 film Altered States with William
Hurt. Her next film was E.T The Extra-Terrestrial, where her portrayal of Gertie earned her a Youth in Film Award and a BAFTA (British Academy of Film & Television Arts) Award nomination for Most Outstanding Newcomer. She then
went on to star in such films as Stephen King's Firestarter, Irreconcilable Differences, for which she received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actress, and Stephen King's Cat's Eye, written especially for her, in which she played five different roles. More recent films include starring roles in Gun Crazy, which earned her another Golden Globe nomination, Poison Ivy, Bad Girls, Boys on the Side, Mad Love and Batman Forever.
Other film credits include Tipperary and Doppelganger. Barrvmore has also appeared in telefilms such as The Amy Fisher Story, 15 and Getting Straight,
Suddenly Love, Bogie, Babes in Toyland, A Conspiracy of Love aud the t
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