The hollywood actress Drew Barrymore celebrates today his birthday number 45. On the occasion of this date, we invite you to remember some of the papers most iconic of the interpreter.
The also producer, director and photographer was born on the 22nd of February 1975 in the family of the actor John Drew Barrymore (1932-2004). His grandparents, John Barrymore and Dolores Costello, were also popular actors of the silent film era.
Gertie in E. T.
Drew rose to fame in 1982, to interpret Gertie in the children’s film E. T., the extraterrestrialdirected by Steven Spielberg and nominated for nine Oscars. The tape took four awards: best music, best sound, best special effects and best sound effects.
In the legendary tape of Spielberg —considered to be one of the movies of science fiction largest ever made— Barrymore played the little sister of the main character, a mischievous little girl who at first is afraid of the humanoid, but gradually becomes his friend.
Charlee McGee in Firestarter
In 1984, incarnated Charlee McGeea girl with skills piroquinéticas, in the tape Firestarter (Eyes of fire in Spain), based on the novel of the same name by the king of terror, Stephen King.
The parents of Charlee, Andy McGee and Victoria Tomilson, submit to a medical experiment, during which is injected a mysterious hallucinogenic substance known as Lot-6. As a result, both develop psychic powers, while his daughter —who was born shortly after the experiment— has the ability to create and control fire.
Ivy in Poison Ivy
In the suspense film Poison Ivy (Poison ivyin Spanish), also starring Sara Gilbert and Leonardo DiCaprio, Barrymore got into the skin of the mysterious and charming young Ivy.
Tape erotic, filmed in 1992, was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize of the The Sundance Film Festival. Also, the actress Sara Gilbert was nominated for the prize Independent Spirit for her role as Sylvie Cooper. Despite the fact that the film was not a success at the box office and it was only premiered in 20 cinemas, it was very popular among viewers of cable television and the customers of video stores.
Casey Becker in Scream
In 1996, Barrymore starred in the iconic film Scream (known in Spain as Scream: Watch who you callin Mexico , as Scream: Screams before dyingin Venezuela as Scream: A strange phone calland in Colombia as Scream: The mask of the death), where it incarnated to Casey Beckera young man pursued by a maniacal killer named Ghostface, also responsible for the death of his mother. The cast of the film includes the participation of actors such as David Arquette, Courteney Cox and Rose McGowan.
The tape of Wes Craven became a classic slasher —a sub-genre of the horror film, in which a murderous psychopath brutally to teenagers and young adults— and was a box-office success, raising more than 173 million dollars.
Dylan Sanders in Charlie’s angels
The franchise Charlie’s angels (Charlie’s angelsin Spanish), produced by the Barrymore and starring also by Cameron Diaz and Lucy Liu, became one of the works top-grossing actress. The series, based on the television series of the 70s, tells the adventures of three researchers and private and received reviews generally positive from critics.
The remake of Charlie’s angelsstarring Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott and Ella Balinska, it was a failure at the box office and only managed to raise about 70 million dollars worldwide, with a budget of about 50 million.
Collaboration with Adam Sandler
Barrymore is also known for his collaboration with the famous actor and director Adam Sandler, with whom he co-starred three romantic comedies: The wedding singer (titled in Latin america as The best of my wedding and in Spain as The guy ideal or The wedding singer), 50 First Dates (As if for the first timein Latin america, and 50 first datesin Spain) and Blended (Family honeymoon, life is a song in Latin america and Together and scrambled in Spain).
Sandler and Barrymore also made great friends outside of filming.
“I’m glad we met and I’m glad that I did and always let us make our movies together. I love you, friend. And I want your daughters and all about you,” said the actor to receive the award of the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures last January.
In 1990, the actress published her first book of memoirs, entitled Little Girl Lost (A lost little girl), which revealed that had problems with alcohol and drugs. Fifteen years later, it came to light his second autobiography, Wildflower (Wild flower).
In addition to his film career, Barrymore is also the spokesperson of the Foundation for Women’s Health, non-profit organization that promotes safe sex, and a member of the organization Wildlife Waystationthat helps wild animals and exotic. In addition, it also owns its own brand of wines, Barrymore Wines.
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