Hollywood kids: part 2

Jodie Foster amazed critics and was nominated for an Oscar for her role, aged 12, in the disturbing 1976 film Taxi Driver. Following her appearance in this film, Jodie was stalked by a mad fan, John Hinckley. In 1981 Hinckley shot President Reagan in an attempt to re-enact the film. In her adult life Jodie has had an accomplished career as an actress and a director, winning two Oscars - for The Accused in 1988 and The Silence of the Lambs in 1991. Today she is known as one of the most secretive and publicity-shy actresses in Hollywood.
Drew Barrymore comes from a large acting family. Her grandfather John was a classical British actor in the 1930s, and her father is also an actor. When she was 7. Drew starred in the blockbuster movie ET, directed by her godfather Steven Spielberg But following the success of ET, Drew had serious problems with drugs. By the age of 16 she had already been in rehab, attempted suicide and separated from her parents. But she has now put her problems behind her, and since the age of 21 she has made a number of successful films, including the popular Scream and Charlie's Angels—é
In the 1990s, the Home Alone films made 10-year-old Macaulay Culkin the most highly-paid child star ever. With his father as his manager, Macaulay earned an estimated $30 million. In 1994, his parents separated and there was a bitter custody battle over their six children. As a result, Macaulay obtained a legal separation from his father and gained control over his own finances. In 1997 he got married at the age of 17, but divorced two years later. Although he hasn't made a film since 1994, Macaulay- has had successful roles in the theatre. 

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