Talk:Drew Barrymore

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GA Review[edit]

This review is transcluded from Talk:Drew Barrymore/GA1. The edit link for this section can be used to add comments to the review.

  • En dashes for numerical ranges, including "(2001-2002)", "2002-2007", etc., per WP:DASH
  • "$1million" – space needed
  • "programme" – this is British spelling; use American spelling ("program")
  • "Drew Barrymore's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame." – this image caption is not a full sentence, so period is not required
  • "Films" is the only subsection for " Filmography", so probably can be removed
  • "the US, in " – spell out "United States"

Gary King (talk) 01:38, 4 July 2008 (UTC)

This article has been passed. Gary King (talk) 02:19, 4 July 2008 (UTC)


The extensive collateral relations and distant ancestors are not mentioned in either article linked to this biography, purporting to mention them. Therefore I have removed all of that fluff which really has no business in a biography in the first place. If you must have it, please find a reliable source for it.Wjhonson (talk) 07:15, 21 September 2008 (UTC)

Her middle name is NOT Schultz. It is Blyth. Maurice Barrymore was not named Schultz originally. Horrible, ignorant, unforgivable error! — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 02:31, 2 January 2013 (UTC)

Mixed-up tenses?[edit]

The article's second paragraph includes this passage:

"Barrymore is currently working on the projects He's Just Not That into You, Beverly Hills Chihuahua, and Everybody's Fine. Since then, she has received a star in the Hollywood Walk of Fame. "

So: Someone thinks that there is a time in the past that is later than "currently" ???Daqu (talk) 21:49, 27 September 2008 (UTC)


No mention of Barrymore being Frances Cobain's Godmother? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 13:05, 8 October 2008 (UTC)

Source? --  ThinkBlue  (Hit BLUE) 23:12, 10 October 2008 (UTC)
See the Frances Cobain article on Wikipedia. Note number six. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:03, 11 October 2008 (UTC)
Saw the source, but what makes that website reliable? --  ThinkBlue  (Hit BLUE) 00:28, 13 October 2008 (UTC)

Uh huh exactly... —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 12:19, 13 October 2008 (UTC)

o, drew! —Preceding unsigned comment added by Aabaazaa (talkcontribs) 00:09, 22 October 2008 (UTC)


I did a quick copyedit for 0.7 and made a few small edits; it looks fine. Images are fine. I didn't do the endsections. - Dan Dank55 (send/receive) 03:36, 13 October 2008 (UTC)

Thank you very much Dank, your work is truly appreciated. :) --  ThinkBlue  (Hit BLUE) 14:40, 13 October 2008 (UTC)
My pleasure, it's a well-written and informative article. - Dan Dank55 (send/receive) 17:27, 13 October 2008 (UTC)
Well thank you very much. Myself and others have done a great amount of work in this article. --  ThinkBlue  (Hit BLUE) 19:06, 13 October 2008 (UTC)
Thanks for looking, Dan. Just for edification, I put quite a bit of time in on the article last night, adding information about Flower Films, which had only an aside mention in the article prior, and revised the career section to reflect that the majority of her recent films were produced by Flower and that she had begun to exert more control over the course of her filmwork. The difference can be seen here. Some recent additions to the article had left it a bit rambling and I felt it needed streamlining and better organization. I then asked Dank55 to review it. Wildhartlivie (talk) 03:25, 14 October 2008 (UTC)
Well, thank you to both Wildhartlivie and Dank for all your hard work, its truly appreciated. :) --  ThinkBlue  (Hit BLUE) 18:01, 14 October 2008 (UTC)

"Barbarella" is being produced by an indepedent company[edit]

As we were last one "Barbarella" was going strong with four pages being done by Rossi Filmworks, even though Dino De Laurentiis still has the rights.

The thing with "Barbarella" being done this way, is that neither Drew Barrymore's agent, Peter Levine, nor, Jennifer Aniston's agent, Kevin Huvane return emails or phone calls with anybody but Spielberg. The last name is Rossi. And he's independent.

While Dino will spend $155 million to make "Barbarella" and she be dumb as a post, the the 1968 movie with Jane Fonda. The independently made "Barbarella" with have a strong women full of joy and the love bandit of the universe, like Heath Ledger in "Casanova". And we'll bring it in for $44 million.

So, let it be known. We're going for it. (talk) 00:00, 5 March 2009 (UTC)

too bad hollywood insiders such as yourself can't spell, or maybe that would hold more water. That and a source. Nar Matteru (talk) 00:14, 5 March 2009 (UTC)


A point not mentioned in her Bio is Drews love of Pets. She always has her old dog on a leash while outside. A small point, but it means a lot to Ms Barrymore.Johnwrd (talk) 01:07, 22 May 2009 (UTC)

That's really sweet, and I'm sure there's a way to include something, but it needs to be referenced. I actually think it would be more of benefit to discuss her animal rights activities than just her pets. Wildhartlivie (talk) 01:25, 22 May 2009 (UTC)

Choose or Lose Presents: The Best Place to Start[edit]

No mention of it?
Being her actual directorial debut (and NOT the upcoming "Whip it!" as it states in the text here) it SHOULD be mentioned IMHO. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 12:47, 19 August 2009 (UTC)

Grandfather cited in opening paragraph[edit]

John Barrymore was the most acclaimed actor of his generation, in today's parlance the equivalent of Marlon Brando in stature at the very least, and ignoring the fact that Drew Barrymore is his granddaughter in the introductory paragraph to her article seems shockingly perverse, rather like not mentioning the painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir in the first paragraph of the article on his son the film director Jean Renoir. This makes it seem that the people writing this Wikipedia article aren't too clear on exactly who John Barrymore was or what his impact amounted to, which is embarrassing, even humiliating: to any casual reader of this article, it makes Wikipedia itself seem clueless. Storyliner (talk) 15:24, 18 October 2009 (UTC)

Um, "shockingly perverse"?? Really? "Humiliating"? Suggest you calm down a little. What do you propose we do to improve this article? --hippo43 (talk) 15:33, 18 October 2009 (UTC)

Drew as Andrew?[edit]

I once read that "Drew" was short for "Andrew", thus Drew Barrymore's name is Andrew Barrymore. Even though Andrew is generally a boy's name, it seems the family used it as unisex. Can anyone confirm or deny? (talk) 00:27, 26 October 2009 (UTC)

Her name is Drew Barrymore. It's reliably sourced in the article. Wildhartlivie (talk) 04:30, 26 October 2009 (UTC)
Yes, "Drew" is an old and extremely famous (in its day) family name dating way back. There was a "John Drew" and later Drew's father "John Drew Barrymore," to cite two examples. StellarStand (talk) 19:13, 31 March 2012 (UTC)


The right side of her face appears to be in mild paralysis. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 11:52, 18 January 2010 (UTC)

Old relevant page history[edit]

Some old page history that is relevant to the Drew Barrymore page is at Talk:Drew Barrymore/Filmography. Graham87 11:30, 5 June 2010 (UTC)


Drew also has acted in erotical movie "Ass Point" or "AssPoint". — Preceding unsigned comment added by Sashafromdonetsk (talkcontribs) 23:23, 7 February 2011 (UTC)

Notability of personal life?[edit]

Currently the article lists many different dating relationships, a couple of which resulted in marriage. Are these all notable? What is the threshold? NeoAdamite (talk) 21:16, 8 November 2011 (UTC)


  • Drew Barrymore has gone public about her bisexuality and described herself as such; here is just one example: Despite misconceptions, the BLPCAT guidelines contain nothing about something as subjective as "relevance to public life" as a criterion needed to identify a person as bisexual. All that is needed is that they identify as such. Barrymore does. Beggarsbanquet (talk) 09:54, 6 February 2012 (UTC)
    • That's basically a quick notion of a reporter saying so; not Drew herself saying so. Until a better source can be found, I'm removing the LGBT categories from the article. Erpert Who is this guy? | Wanna talk about it? 07:33, 8 July 2012 (UTC)

She has NEVER officially said anything like that, it doesn't belong in the article.Caringtype1 (talk) 21:17, 10 July 2012 (UTC)

She's categorically NOT a rug muncher, so forget it wiki weirdos, you can't add her on the homo list. — Preceding unsigned comment added by TeddyTesseract (talkcontribs) 13:45, 11 August 2013 (UTC)

"Do I like women sexually? Yeah, I do. Totally. I have always considered myself bisexual." It's very well sourced. We don't have to "add" the LGBT categories, they're already there. - SummerPhD (talk) 15:03, 11 August 2013 (UTC)
I don't think that is enough for justification for why we have a thousand unneeded lbgt categories. One is enough.Caringtype1 (talk) 17:05, 11 August 2013 (UTC)
Given that this is how we do it in every other article for every other category, you will need to either take this to a considerably higher level to change how we handle categories throughout Wikipedia or provide a very convincing argument as to why this case is different from all of the other category types and all of the other articles. - SummerPhD (talk) 22:56, 11 August 2013 (UTC)

Blanking by user[edit]

There are 6 sources supporting the fact that Steven Spielberg is the godfather of Barrymore, but Dan-Shrabi still insists on blanking it. Anyone else care to weigh in? Nymf talk to me 17:22, 28 January 2013 (UTC)

The blanking is totally uncalled for, and should be considered vandalism. Caringtype1 (talk) 21:29, 28 January 2013 (UTC)

According to he lead of Godparent he (Dan-Shrabi) is quite possibly wrong. Gråbergs Gråa Sång (talk) 11:58, 31 January 2013 (UTC)
  • Maximus_Barksworth.Smythe and Dan-Shrabi were both blocked for being sockpuppets. They were the only ones trying to remove the information about him being her godparent. Dream Focus 19:46, 31 January 2013 (UTC)


The Infobox for Drew Barrymore had previously listed some of her famous relatives, Barrymore family, John Barrymore, etc. Recent edits have removed this information, then restored this information, then removed it... Posting here to get a consensus on if this information should stay in the Infobox or not stay. Shearonink (talk) 15:47, 9 January 2014 (UTC)


" Barrymore first appeared in an advertisement when she was eleven months old, a 1978 episodic television debut The Waltons as Melissa in season 7: episode 4 and her film debut in Altered States in 1980. " — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 01:39, 15 February 2015 (UTC)

Agreed. I made some changes that hopefully make things clearer. Feel free to make further improvements. Willondon (talk) 02:17, 16 February 2015 (UTC)

GA Review[edit]

  • 8 dead links
  • Unreliable references: IMDb, Daily Mail
  • Ref #28 isn't complete
  • Ref #36 isn't complete
  • Works and print publications should be italicized, publishers should not
  • Works and publishers should only be wikilinked once

This issues need to be addressed or I will take to GA review. LADY LOTUSTALK 20:48, 6 May 2015 (UTC)