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She made her first impact as a tyke in Steven Spielberg's "E.T.," and spend much of career as an adult producing films under her Flower Films banner, including the "Charlie's Angels" films, "Never Been Kissed" and "Donnie Darko." It seemed natural, then, for her to take a shot at directing. The result was 2009's fun and fluffy "Whip It," which allowed star Ellen Page to shine as a rebellious roller girl, with Barrymore playing a mall supporting role. Although critics mostly responded politely, the film was a commercial disappointment. Her only helming credit since then was an all-star video for L.A. indie rockers Best Coast.