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Why Drew Barrymore is on the new A list

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Why Drew Barrymore is on the new A list

AGE 27

WHY SHE’S A-LIST Since 1998’s hit ”Ever After,” she’s been the queen of girl-power movies, setting an example both as a star and as a producer with 1999’s ”Never Been Kissed” and 2000’s ”Charlie’s Angels.” As a driving force behind ”Angels,” she was rewarded with a $125 million gross and a bump in her salary to a reported $15 million. In addition to the recently wrapped sequel, for which she lured Demi Moore out of retirement, she’s also hoping to revamp another cheesecake-action classic this year, ”Barbarella.” Meantime, the Flower Films chief is charming viewers as the flower-child love of Chuck Barris (Sam Rockwell, whom she helped put on the map in ”Charlie’s Angels”) in the new ”Confessions of a Dangerous Mind.”

WHAT’S NEXT The black comedy ”Duplex,” with Ben Stiller, comes out March 14; ”Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle” hits theaters June 27.

Originally posted January 10 2003 — 12:00 AM EST

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