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Actress Drew Barrymore gained early fame as a child star. She later struggled with substance abuse and notoriety, before re-emerging as a talented actress and producer.
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That same year, she gave a solid performance in the film Boys on the Side, co-starring with Whoopi Goldberg and Mary-Louise Parker. The following year (1996), she made a memorable terror-filled appearance in the blockbuster Scream, and co-starred in Woody Allen's musical Everybody Says I Love You.
she proved her strength as a romantic leading lady when she co-starred in the popular comedy The Wedding Singer with Adam Sandler; and the film Ever After, a version of the Cinderella story, co-starring with Anjelica Huston.
In 1999, Barrymore earned her first credit as an executive producer with the likable comedy Never Been Kissed, in which she also starred. The following year, she produced and starred in the hit film Charlie's Angels, performing alongside Cameron Diaz, Lucy Liu and Bill Murray. The movie became a blockbuster hit, bringing in more than $40 million in its opening weekend.
Charlie's Angels signaled the beginning of true financial success for Flower Films. Barrymore's next choice for the company was the dark drama, Donnie Darko, starring Jake Gyllenhaal. The film, in which Barrymore also co-starred, became an instant cult classic and was nominated for more than a dozen independent film awards.
In 2002, Barrymore appeared as the love interest of Chuck Barris in the critically acclaimed biopic Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, also starring Sam Rockwell. Through this performance, Barrymore's reputation as a legitimate film actress was finally solidified.
Barrymore brought back her successful Charlie's Angels franchise in 2003, with Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle. This time, she also brought actress Demi Moore and comedian Bernie Mac on board, and the film was another box-office smash. That same year, Flower Films released the comedy Duplex, in which Barrymore starred with Ben Stiller.
The following year (2004), Barrymore starred in 50 First Dates, a romantic comedy co-starring Adam Sandler, again produced by Flower Films. Also in 2004, the actress earned a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Flower Films—and Barrymore— kept busy over the next few years, producing such films as Fever Pitch (2005), Music and Lyrics (2007) and He's Just Not That Into You (2009). Additionally, the actress took roles in films like Lucky You (2007), Beverly Hills Chihuahua (2008) and the biopic Grey Gardens (2009), in which she co-starred with Jessica Lange.
In addition to acting, Barrymore has had a successful career as a model, becoming the face of CoverGirl Cosmetics and Gucci Jewelry in 2007. That same year, she was honored as the top pick on People magazine's "100 Most Beautiful People" list.
Barrymore has had a string of romantic relationships since her marriage with Thomas ended in 1994: In 2000, she became engaged to the eccentric Canadian comic Tom Green, of MTV's The Tom Green Show. After many false wedding rumors (some started by Green himself), the pair eloped in March 2001, but filed for divorce six months later. Following her relationship with Green, she dated Strokes drummer Fabrizio Moretti and actor Justin Long.
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