Drew Barrymore

Biography: Child stars are known for capturing the hearts of audiences, but few of them do so into adulthood. Yet this winning actress continues to charm decades after making a splash as a 7-year-old alien-loving cutie in E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. Unfortunately, while Barrymore inherited the talents of her famous ancestors Lionel, Ethel and John, she also inherited their addictive personalities. While starring as a sweetie pie in a series of '80s films, the adolescent was leading a troubled off-screen life. By the end of the decade, she landed in rehab and her career was in jeopardy. After cleaning up, she reinvented herself on screen as a bad girl (Poison Ivy, The Amy Fisher Story) before finally settling on a sweet, effervescent yet clearly grown-up persona in a string of '90s comedies (The Wedding Singer, Home Fries and Never Been Kissed, the first of many vehicles she produced for herself). In 2000 she added butt-kicking to her résumé as one of three comely detectives in theChild stars are known for capturing the hearts of audiences, but few of them do so into adulthood. Yet this winning actress continues to charm decades after making a splash as a 7-year-old alien-loving cutie in E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. Unfortunately, while Barrymore inherited the talents of her famous ancestors Lionel, Ethel and John, she also inherited their addictive personalities. While starring as a sweetie pie in a series of '80s films, the adolescent was leading a troubled off-screen life. By the end of the decade, she landed in rehab and her career was in jeopardy. After cleaning up, she reinvented herself on screen as a bad girl (Poison Ivy, The Amy Fisher Story) before finally settling on a sweet, effervescent yet clearly grown-up persona in a string of '90s comedies (The Wedding Singer, Home Fries and Never Been Kissed, the first of many vehicles she produced for herself). In 2000 she added butt-kicking to her résumé as one of three comely detectives in the blockbuster Charlie's Angels, which she also produced, catapulting her to the top of the Hollywood A-list. Barrymore stayed busy in the '00s, starring in a number of successful films, including 50 First Dates, Fever Pitch and He's Just Not That Into You. She made her directorial debut with the quirky 2009 sports drama Whip It. And in 2010, she won raves and a Golden Globe for her convincing portrayal of reclusive socialite Little Edie Beale in HBO's Emmy-winning film Grey Gardens, about two eccentric relatives of Jackie Kennedy-Onassis. Off screen, Barrymore has had a high-profile love life, which includes a short-lived marriage to comedian Tom Green, a five-year relationship with Strokes' drummer Fabrizio Moretti, and an on-again, off-again romance with actor Justin Long. Expand

Drew Barrymore's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average career score: 55
Highest Metascore: 91 E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial
Lowest Metascore: 13 Freddy Got Fingered
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 42
  2. Negative: 4 out of 42
42 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
65 Scream Dec 20, 1996 Casey / Casey 8.9
66 Ever After Jul 31, 1998 Danielle De Barbarac 8.8
60 Never Been Kissed Apr 9, 1999 Executive Producer / Josie Geller 8.7
52 Charlie's Angels Nov 3, 2000 Producer / Dylan Sanders 8.6
88 Donnie Darko: The Director's Cut Jul 23, 2004 Executive Producer / Executive Producer 8.6
13 Freddy Got Fingered Apr 20, 2001 Davidson's Receptionist / Davidson's Receptionist 8.6
58 Altered States Dec 25, 1980 Margaret Jessup / Margaret Jessup 8.5
48 Titan A.E. Jun 16, 2000 Akima / Akima 8.4
45 Home Fries Nov 25, 1998 Sally Jackson 8.4
67 Confessions of a Dangerous Mind Dec 31, 2002 Penny 8.4
91 E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial Jun 11, 1982 Gertie 8.3
59 Music and Lyrics Feb 14, 2007 Sophie Fisher / Sophie Fisher 8.2
59 The Wedding Singer Feb 13, 1998 Julia 8.2
54 Freak Show Jan 12, 2018 Executive Producer 8.2
71 Donnie Darko Oct 26, 2001 Executive Producer 7.9
61 Boys on the Side Feb 3, 1995 Holly 7.7
43 Riding in Cars with Boys Oct 19, 2001 Beverly Donofrio 7.6
47 Everybody's Fine Dec 4, 2009 Rosie 7.3
59 Miss You Already Nov 6, 2015 Jess / Jess 7.3
62 Curious George Feb 10, 2006 Maggie 7.2
70 Cat's Eye Apr 12, 1985 Our Girl/Amanda 7.1
51 My Date with Drew Aug 5, 2005 Herself / Herself 7.0
68 Whip It Oct 2, 2009 Director / Executive Producer / Smashley Simpson 6.8
56 Fever Pitch Apr 8, 2005 Producer / Lindsey 6.6
49 Lucky You May 4, 2007 Billie Offer 6.6
50 Duplex Sep 26, 2003 Producer / Nancy Kendricks / Producer / Nancy Kendricks 6.6
48 50 First Dates Feb 13, 2004 Lucy Whitmore 6.6
51 Batman Forever Jun 16, 1995 Sugar 6.6
51 Going the Distance Sep 3, 2010 Erin 6.5
69 Guncrazy Jan 1, 1992 Anita Minteer / Anita Minteer 6.5