Drew Barrymore

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Drew Blythe Barrymore (born February 22, 1975) is an American actress, author, director, model and producer. She is a descendant of the Barrymore family of well-known American stage and cinema actors, and is a granddaughter of actor John Barrymore. Barrymore first appeared in an advertisement when she was eleven months old. In 1980, she made her film debut in Altered States. In 1982, she starred in her breakout role as Gertie in Steven Spielberg's E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial and quickly became one of Hollywood's most recognized child actresses, going on to establish herself in mainly comic roles. Following a turbulent childhood which was marked by recurring drug and alcohol abuse, and two stints in rehab, Barrymore wrote the 1990 autobiography, Little Girl Lost. She successfully made the transition from child star to adult actress with a number of films including Poison Ivy, Bad Girls,... More

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Drew Barrymore #Anger

Photo of Drew Barrymore My therapist says I still haven't got in touch with my anger. Maybe one day I'm going to explode. But I'm still really happy. I know it looks like a strange and painful upbringing - all those experiences led me to the paths that I'm on now.
Drew Barrymore #Change

Photo of Drew Barrymore The low points I had all helped make up my character, so I probably wouldn't want to do away with them because I like being flawed and I like having them help me grow and change and become better and stronger.
Drew Barrymore #Cool #Movies

Photo of Drew Barrymore I remember being on film sets when I was younger, and only men got to do the cool action movies. So I thought, 'Maybe I'll get to produce one day and get to do cool stuff too,' which is what happened when we did 'Charlie's Angels.' Starting my production company was a big turning point for me.
Drew Barrymore #Design

Photo of Drew Barrymore I'm a total control freak and love to participate in the design of every single aspect of life.
Drew Barrymore #Dreams

Photo of Drew Barrymore I'd definitely be the kind of parent who enabled my child's dreams. I'd just watch and nurture and guide them. I have the blueprints of what not to do... I think I'd be a good parent, actually.
Drew Barrymore #Family

Photo of Drew Barrymore When I did 'E.T.,' it sort of solidified the only family I know are these film crews. These gypsies. These filmmakers. That was the solidification and the clicking revelations of 'This is what I want to do with my life and this is where I'm going to survive.'
Drew Barrymore #Home

Photo of Drew Barrymore Producing is so exciting because you can enable things to happen, whether it's like discovering a filmmaker who you're taking a chance on, protecting a battle and driving home at the end of the day just going, 'I'm so glad I stayed late at work and fought hard for that. Had my passion. Won that battle.'
Drew Barrymore #Best

Photo of Drew Barrymore I'm so in control of my life, you shouldn't dislike anything I do-because I'm not only in the best place I've ever been, but it keeps getting better and better.
Drew Barrymore #Learning

Photo of Drew Barrymore If you're going to go through hell... I suggest you come back learning something.
Drew Barrymore #Learning

Photo of Drew Barrymore It's only through listening that you learn, and I never want to stop learning.
Drew Barrymore #Learning

Photo of Drew Barrymore I'm just learning who I am and how relationships work and how to make them function. No different from anyone else.
Drew Barrymore #Life #Strength

Photo of Drew Barrymore Life is very interesting... in the end, some of your greatest pains, become your greatest strengths.
Drew Barrymore #Life

Photo of Drew Barrymore I never regret anything. Because every little detail of your life is what made you into who you are in the end.
Drew Barrymore #Love

Photo of Drew Barrymore Love is the hardest habit to break, and the most difficult to satisfy.
Drew Barrymore #Love #Valentine's Day

Photo of Drew Barrymore I love romance. I'm a sucker for it. I love it so much. It's pathetic.
Drew Barrymore #Marriage

Photo of Drew Barrymore Sometimes I bust out and do things so permanent. Like tattoos and marriage.
Drew Barrymore #Morning

Photo of Drew Barrymore I still, at hotel rooms, I do this one sort of not-so-cool thing: continually shoving my room service tray in front of someone else's door. Because I don't want the remnants. I don't want to be caught, like, being like the pig that I was at two in the morning.
Drew Barrymore #Power #Success

Photo of Drew Barrymore I'm not after fame and success and fortune and power. It's mostly that I want to have a good job and have good friends that's the good stuff in life.
Drew Barrymore #Dad #Money

Photo of Drew Barrymore Great dad. Yeah, he would ask me for money on birthdays and, you know, inappropriate times. And I just wrote him off like, 'You're not a father.' I just learned you cannot emotionally invest in people who are not attainable.
Drew Barrymore #Work

Photo of Drew Barrymore At 35, I'm definitely starting to feel more like a grown-up than I ever have. There's nothing in my life that is childish or whimsical. Having fun is fantastic and I never want to lose a sense of that - and also, I think, you have to have that to put into your work or else it's going to feel stiff.
Drew Barrymore #Art #History #Movies #Nature

Photo of Drew Barrymore Becoming emancipated at 14, my life wasn't normal. I didn't have to go to school, so I didn't. I was rebellious by nature. I spent my 20s focusing on my company, Flower Films, and producing movies. Now that I'm almost 30, I would like to try other things in lie. I'm crazy about photography, and I want to take an art history class.
Drew Barrymore #Dreams

Photo of Drew Barrymore I've always said that one night, I'm going to find myself in some field somewhere, I'm standing on grass, and it's raining, and I'm with the person I love, and I know I'm at the very point I've been dreaming of getting to.
Drew Barrymore #Family

Photo of Drew Barrymore Being a Barrymore didn't help me, other than giving me a great sense of pride and a strange spiritual sense that I felt OK about having the passion to act. It made sense because my whole family had done it and it helped rationalise it for me.
Drew Barrymore #Family #Travel

Photo of Drew Barrymore I really have created a family. I work with the people I love, I travel with them, I make films with them, and I'm in an office with them. So in a weird way - I know I haven't birthed a child - I feel that I'm a part of creating a family. It's a tribe. I love that word.
Drew Barrymore #Fear

Photo of Drew Barrymore When you're young, you're always wondering when you're actually going to feel like a grownup. And I think you probably fear it, in a sense, too. There's a danger to feeling like an adult... like this whimsical kid in you is going to die or something. And then all of a sudden, one day you kind of feel like an adult and it's really nice.