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Drew Barrymore

Distinguished decade in film

Why: Proving over the years to be a bankable star, producer-performer Drew Barrymore grew from a child celeb into a well-known underage substance abuser to a formidable producer through her company Flower Films, run with Nancy Juvonen. She recently completed the Farrelly brothers’ “Fever Pitch,” co-produced by Flower.

The company really hit its stride with “Charlie’s Angels,” but its also backed smaller films like cult hit “Donnie Darko.” Next up for Flower and Barrymore is “Lucky You,” a comedy set in Vegas with Eric Bana and Barrymore, helmed by Curtis Hanson.

Catch baseball fever: “Pitch,” based on the novel by Nick Hornby with its soccer setting transformed into baseball, tells the story of Lindsay (Barrymore) and her obsessive boyfriend Ben (Jimmy Fallon), whose interest in the Red Sox threatens to destroy their relationship.

A look back: Over the time frame covered in her ShoWest kudos, there have been several B.O. misses and some tabloid hijinks. But she also launched and helped build Flower into a solid star-run production house.

She’s also acted in some 20 films over the last 10 years, including two successful pairings with Adam Sandler, “The Wedding Singer” and “50 First Dates.”

Although she wishes young actresses luck, “I don’t think it’s luck that you need. It’s talent and thick skin. There was a time when I couldn’t get a job. I just have utter gratitude and appreciation for every job I get,” she has said.

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