Monday, April 20, 2009

Drew Blyth Barrymore

Born on February 22, 1975
Drew Blyth Barrymore is an American actress and film producer. She is the youngest member of the Barrymore family of American actors. She first appeared in a film when she was eleven months old. Barrymore made her screen debut in Altered States in 1980. Afterwards, she starred in her breakout role in E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. She quickly became one of Hollywood's most recognized child actresses, going on to establish herself in mainly comic roles.

"I really love my body and the way it is right now. There's something very awkward about women and their breasts because men look at them so much. When they're huge, you become very self-conscious. Your back hurts. You find that whatever you wear, you look heavy in. It's uncomfortable. I've learned something, though, about breasts through my years of pondering and pontificating, and that is: Men love them, and I love that."

"If I ever
start talking to you about my 'craft', my 'instrument', you have permission to shoot me (should have been the last thing she ever said)."

"I believe in fate. I believe that everything happens for a reason, but I think it`s important to seek out that reason - that`s how you learn. "

"I know certain actors are totally screwed u
p on drugs, yet it gets covered up. Why wasn't I excused for 'exhaustion' or 'the flu'?"

"I`ve been a vegetarian for years and years. I`m not judgemental about others who aren`t, I just feel I cannot eat or wear living creatures. "
-Drew Barrymore

While she may not be the most naturally beautiful actress in Tinseltown, she makes up for it in sexiness. During her seductress phase of the '90s, she made guys line up for confession to clear up all the unclean thoughts she triggered. Well, almost. The crown jewel of this period of her life is when she flashed her breasts at David Letterman on his show.

We might have seen the goods in Play..boy soon after, but it's the flashing that we dream about to this day. Even though she had breast reduction surgery when she was 16, committing the closest thing to a mortal sin we can think of, most men rate her as extremely sexy. We have to concur.

Barrymore was born into the acting profession, her great-grandparents Maurice Barrymore and Georgie Drew Barrymore, Maurice Costello and Mae Costello (née Altschuk) and her grandparents John Barrymore and Dolores Costello were all actors; John Barrymore was arguably the most acclaimed actor of his generation.She is the grandniece of Lionel Barrymore, Ethel Barrymore and Helene Costello, the great-great-granddaughter of John Drew and actress Louisa Lane Drew, and the great grandniece of silent film actor/writer/director Sidney Drew. She is also the god-daughter of director Steven Spielberg, and Sophia Loren

Barrymore's career began when she auditioned for a dog food commercial at eleven months old. When she was bitten by her canine co-star, the producers were afraid she would cry, but she merely laughed, and was hired for the job. She made her film debut in Altered States (1980), in which she got a small part. A year later, she landed the role of Gertie, the younger sister of Elliott, in E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, which made her famous. She received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actress in 1984 for her role in Irreconcilable Differences, in which she starred as a young girl divorcing her parents. In a review in the Chicago Sun-Times, Roger Ebert states: "Barrymore is the right actress for this role precisely because she approaches it with such grave calm." He concludes with saying that "The Drew Barrymore character sees right through all of this. She doesn't care about careers, she wants to be given a happy home and her minimum daily requirement of love, and, in a way, the movie is about how Hollywood (and American success in general) tends to cut adults off from the natural functions of parents."

In the wake of this sudden stardom, Barrymore endured a notoriously troubled childhood. She was already a regular at the famed Studio 54 when she was a little girl, smoking cigarettes at age nine, drinking alcohol by the time she was 11, smoking marijuana at 12, and snorting cocaine at 13. Her nightlife and constant partying became a popular subject with the media. She was in rehab at age 13. A suicide attempt at age 14 put her back in rehab, followed by a three month stay with singer David Crosby and his wife. The stay was precipitated, Crosby said, because she "needed to be around some people that were committed to sobriety." Barrymore later described this period of her life in her 1990 autobiography, Little Girl Lost. The next year, following a successful juvenile court petition for emancipation, she moved into her own apartment and has never relapsed.

In her late teens, Barrymore forged a new image as she played a manipulative teenage seductress in Poison Ivy (1992), which was a box office failure, but was popular on video and cable. That same year, at the age of 17, she posed nude for the cover of the July issue of Interview magazine with her then-fiance, actor Jamie Walters, as well as appearing nude in pictures inside the issue. In 1993, Barrymore earned a second Golden Globe nomination for the film Guncrazy. Barrymore would go on to pose nude for the January 1995 issue of Playboy. Steven Spielberg, who directed her in E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial when she was a child, gave her a quilt for her twentieth birthday with a note that read, "Cover yourself up". Enclosed were copies of her Playboy pictures, with the pictures altered by his art department so that she appeared fully clothed. She would appear nude in five of her films during this period. During a 1995 appearance on the Late Show with David Letterman, Barrymore climbed onto Dave Letterman's desk and bared her breasts to him, her back to the camera, in celebration of his birthday. She modeled in a series of Guess? jeans ads during this time. She underwent breast reduction surgery in 1992.

In 1995, Barrymore starred in Boys on the Side opposite Whoopi Goldberg and Mary-Louise Parker, and had a cameo role in Joel Schumacher's film Batman Forever, in which she portrayed a glitzy Marilyn Monroe character. The following year, she made a cameo in the successful horror film Scream. Barrymore has continued to be highly bankable, and a top box office draw. She was frequently cast in romantic comedies, such as Wishful Thinking (1996), The Wedding Singer (1998), Home Fries (1998).

In 1995, Barrymore formed Flower Films, a production company, with business partner Nancy Juvonen. The first film produced by the company was 1999's Never Been Kissed. The second offering from the company was Charlie's Angels (2000), a major box office success of 2000 that helped solidify the standing of both Barrymore and the company.

When the production of Richard Kelly's debut film, Donnie Darko, was threatened, Barrymore stepped forward with financing from Flower Films and took the small role of Karen Pomeroy, the title character's English teacher. Although the film was less than successful at the box office in the wake of 9/11, it reached cult film status after the DVD release, inspiring numerous websites devoted to unraveling the plot twists and meanings.

In 2003, she reprised her role as Dylan Sanders in Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle, was nominated for an Emmy Award for her performance in Olive, the Other Reindeer and appeared with Ben Stiller in Duplex in 2003. Flower Films produced 50 First Dates with co-star Adam Sandler's Happy Madison company in 2004. Summing up Barrymore's appeal, Roger Ebert, in his review of 50 First Dates, described Barrymore as having a "smiling, coy sincerity", describing the film as "ingratiating and lovable"

Other career highlights
One of her more recent roles has involved her becoming a recurring character in the animated comedy Family Guy as Brian Griffin's simple-minded girlfriend, Jillian. She has since appeared in four episodes. She was the subject of the 2005 documentary My Date with Drew. In it, an aspiring filmmaker and a fan of Barrymore's, uses his limited resources in an attempt to gain a date with her.

On February 3, 2004, she received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.Josette Sheeran Shiner, Barrymore, Condoleezza Rice, and Paul Tergat

Barrymore's films have a worldwide box office gross that stands at over $2.3 billion. According to The Hollywood Reporter's annual Star Salary Top 10, she was one of the actresses with the second highest salary per movie for 2006.

On February 3, 2007, Barrymore hosted Saturday Night Live (SNL) for the fifth time, making her the second female host in the show's history to do so (Candice Bergen being the first), and she still remains the youngest celebrity to host the show (Barrymore hosted in 1982 at age seven).

Barrymore became a CoverGirl Cosmetics' model and spokeswoman in 2007, and was No. 1 in People's annual 100 Most Beautiful People list. In 2007, she was named the new face for the Gucci jewelry line. Barrymore is signed to IMG Models New York City.

In May 2007, Barrymore was named Ambassador Against Hunger for the United Nations World Food Programme and later donated $1 million to the cause.

Barrymore is reportedly in talks to direct the third movie in the Twilight film series, Eclipse

1. "Family Guy" .... Jillian / ... (8 episodes, 2005-2009)
... aka "Padre de familia" (USA: Spanish title)
- We Love You Conrad (2009) TV episode (voice) .... Jillian
- Movin' Out (Brian's Song) (2007) TV episode (voice) .... Jillian
- Boys Do Cry (2007) TV episode (voice) .... Jillian
- Barely Legal (2006) TV episode (voice) .... Jillian
- Chick Cancer (2006) TV episode (voice) .... Jillian
(3 more)
2. Grey Gardens (2009) (TV) .... 'Little' Edith Bouvier Beale
3. He's Just Not That Into You (2009) .... Mary Harris
... aka Er steht einfach nicht auf Dich! (Germany)
4. Beverly Hills Chihuahua (2008) (voice) .... Chloe
5. Lucky You (2007) .... Billie Offer
6. Music and Lyrics (2007) .... Sophie Fisher
7. Curious George (2006) (voice) .... Maggie
8. Fever Pitch (2005) .... Lindsey
... aka The Perfect Catch (Australia) (Hong Kong: English title: TV title) (Ireland: English title) (New Zealand: English title) (Philippines: English title) (Singapore: English title) (South Africa: English title) (UK)
... aka Ein Mann für eine Saison (Germany)
... aka Fever Pitch - Ein Mann für eine Saison (Germany: DVD box title)
9. 50 First Dates (2004) .... Lucy Whitmore
10. Duplex (2003) .... Nancy Kendricks
... aka Der Appartement-Schreck (Germany)
... aka Our House (UK)
11. Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (2003) .... Dylan Sanders
12. Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002) .... Penny
... aka Geständnisse - Confessions of a dangerous Mind (Germany)
13. Riding in Cars with Boys (2001) .... Beverly Donofrio
14. Freddy Got Fingered (2001) .... Davidson's Receptionist
15. Donnie Darko (2001) .... Karen Pomeroy
... aka Donnie Darko: The Director's Cut (USA: director's cut)

1. Whip It! (2009) (post-production) (executive producer)
2. "Tough Love" (executive producer) (1 episode, 2009)
- What Men Really Think (2009) TV episode (executive producer)
3. He's Just Not That Into You (2009) (executive producer)
... aka Er steht einfach nicht auf Dich! (Germany)
4. "Shoot to Kill" (2008) TV series (executive producer) (unknown episodes)
5. Fever Pitch (2005) (producer)
... aka The Perfect Catch (Australia) (Hong Kong: English title: TV title) (Ireland: English title) (New Zealand: English title) (Philippines: English title) (Singapore: English title) (South Africa: English title) (UK)
... aka Ein Mann für eine Saison (Germany)
... aka Fever Pitch - Ein Mann für eine Saison (Germany: DVD box title)
6. Duplex (2003) (producer)
... aka Der Appartement-Schreck (Germany)
... aka Our House (UK)
7. Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (2003) (producer)
8. Donnie Darko (2001) (executive producer)
... aka Donnie Darko: The Director's Cut (USA: director's cut)
9. Charlie's Angels (2000) (producer)
... aka 3 Engel für Charlie (Germany)
10. Olive, the Other Reindeer (1999) (TV) (executive producer)
11. Never Been Kissed (1999) (executive producer)

1. Lucky You (2007) (performer: "The Cold Hard Truth", "They Ain't Got 'Em All")
2. Music and Lyrics (2007) (performer: "Way Back into Love (Demo Version)")
3. "Saturday Night Live" (1 episode, 2001)
... aka "NBC's Saturday Night" (USA: complete title)
... aka "SNL 25" (USA: alternative title)
... aka "SNL" (USA: informal title)
... aka "Saturday Night Live '80" (USA: sixth season title)
... aka "Saturday Night" (USA: first season title)
- Drew Barrymore/Macy Gray (2001) TV episode (performer: "Women's Studies", "Feminine River")

Birthname:Drew Blyth Barrymore
Hookups:Justin Long, Jeremy Thomas, Jamie Walters, Tom Green, Fabrizio Moretti, Brett Farve
Hometown:Culver City, California
Assets:sweet, natural, perfect smile, down to earth, sense of humor, Hollywood royalty, prettyness
Voices:Formerly booze, coke and the music of Ratt, now just Ratt, Retards
Job:Actor, Producer, Director
Country of Origin:United States
Official Website at

No comments:

Post a Comment

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...