Did you roll with laughter during Macaulay Culkin’s stellar performance in Home Alone? His playful tactics in his role as the young Kevin McCallister definitely scared off those burglars! What about the precocious Haley Joel Osment with his famous line, “I see dead people” in the thriller, Sixth Sense? Did he have you at the edge of your seat?
Then there was Lucy Dawson played by Dakota Fanning in the drama film, I am Sam. And we must mention the most famous actor of all time, Shirley Temple, who achieved international fame for her role in the comedy-drama film, Bright Eyes. She was only five years old.
These are just a few of the many child actors who enjoyed success in their career whether in comedy, thriller, horror, drama or Sci-Fi. These child actors were no joke. Their acting skills, complemented by their childlike personalities, made them unique in the entertainment industry. What was there not to like about them?
Other child actors include:
- Drew Barrymore who began acting at age three
- The cute Olsen twins who warmed everyone’s hearts in Full House and Fuller House
- Gary Coleman for his catchphrase, “What’chu talkin’ ‘bout, Willis?” in Diff’rent Strokes
Many child actors eventually become successful adult actors such as Leonardo DiCaprio, Ryan Gosling, Scarlett Johansson, Emma Watson, Lindsay Lohan, Jodie Foster, and Daniel Radcliffe.
There are so many other child actors who have done well, and there’s no denying that they have made a significant contribution to the industry. These child actors have proven that age is nothing but a number and that acting is not just an adult profession. If your child is interested in an acting career, The Playground can help. Our expert teachers will prepare your child with the best acting techniques and skills. Give us a call for more information.