Q I heard that Drew Barrymore was paid over $1 million for her first movie, E.T., a record amount for a child star, and she was barely 7 years old! Is that true?
—Shawn Wilson, Edna, Texas
Barrymore's pay for E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial in 1982 was $75,000—not $1 million, but certainly impressive. The child actress made her movie debut in Altered States in 1980 at age 5. Now she's 32, and her salary has risen considerably: She was paid $14 million for Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle in 2003. Her latest movie is Lucky You, about a hotshot poker player in a high-stakes Las Vegas tournament.