10 Top Most famous Hollywood Celebrities child Actors then and Now:
You Didn’t Know Were Child Actors
Leonardo DiCaprio, an Oscar winner, has the ideal child-to-adult acting success story. The superstar, whose name and reputation know no boundaries, began her career as a kid performer.
Leo made his television debut at the age of five on the show Romper Room,’ but was later removed for being ‘difficult.’ However, he went on to feature in the comedy ‘Parenthood’ and in the film ‘This Boy’s Life,’ which he co-wrote with Robert De Niro. In ‘What’s Eating Gilbert Grape,’ he gave his first highly lauded performance, earning him Golden Globe and Oscar nods. Since then, he has directed some of the most well-known films, including ‘Titanic,’ ‘Romeo and Juliet,’ ‘The Great Gatsby,’ ‘The Wolf of Wall Street,’ and ‘The Revenant,’ for which he won an Academy Award.
2. Emma Watson
Emma Watson is without a doubt one of the most accomplished child performers of her generation, and she continues to set new standards.
We all witnessed her transform into Bell in the first live-action rendition of the cartoon classic ‘Beauty and the Beast,’ from a geeky little wizard Hermione Granger in the ‘Harry Potter series. Even if Watson’s performance as Bell cost her a role in ‘La La Land,’ you can guarantee that given the direction she’s going, she’ll have plenty of chances to win an Oscar, if not a humanitarian award for her work with the UN.
3. Christian Bale:
Christian Bale will always be remembered as one of the greatest ‘Batman of all time,’ but did you know that his first actual job was in a fabric softener ad when he was just eight years old? Bale got his big break in Steven Spielberg’s 1987 picture ‘Empire of the Sun,’ despite appearing in a few lesser roles.
He has astonished audiences with his parts in films such as ‘American Psycho,’ ‘The Machinist,’ and the ‘Dark Knight trilogy, winning an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal in ‘The Fighter.’ He’ll play a villain in ‘Thor: Love and Thunder,’ according to the newest rumours.
4. Brie Larson
Brie Larson is now on top of the world as Captain Marvel, the first female superhero in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to have her own film and even be accepted into the billion-dollar club.
The actress made her broadcast debut when she was approximately 8 years old, before going on to win gold at the box office and at the Oscars with her 2015 picture ‘Room.’ Brie went on to portray one of the six girls in Jennifer Garner and Mark Ruffalo’s ’13 Going on 30′ after multiple appearances on American television shows.
5. Ryan Gosling
Today, we know Ryan Reynolds as the foul-mouthed anti-hero ‘Deadpool,’ but it’s easy to forget that he started his career as a child.
At the age of 15, he earned a starring part in the television series ‘Hillside,’ which kicked off his career. Reynolds transitioned easily into famous film roles such as ‘The Proposal,’ ‘Blade: Trinity,’ ‘The Amityville Horror,’ and ‘Detective Pikachu,’ among many others, in addition to appearing in successful TV programs.
6. Natalie Portman:
Natalie Portman is regarded as Hollywood royalty, having portrayed a slew of legendary roles, the most recent of which being Lady Thor.
While her skill has carried her far and has even landed her an Oscar nomination, she was apparently spotted by a modeling agent while eating pizza. Natalie landed her first significant part as an 11-year-old in the 1994 film ‘The Professional.’ She went on to play significant roles in films such as ‘Star Wars,’ ‘Black Swan,’ and even the blockbuster ‘Thor saga.
7. Kristen Stweart
Actress and director Kristen Stewart also started out as a child star before rising to the ranks of a Hollywood icon.
Although she worked her way up the ladder all through her childhood, Kristen bagged her first big hit, co-starring opposite Jodie Foster in ‘Panic Room’. She featured in an impressive line-up of films before becoming a teen icon with her role as Bella Swan in the hugely successful vampire series, ‘Twilight’. Since then, she has gone on to feature in films like ‘Snow White and the Huntsman, ‘Charlie’s Angels, among many others.
8. Neil Patrick Harris
Neil Patrick Harris got his start as an adorable kid actor, playing the young medical genius ‘Doogie Howser’ on the comedy of the same name.
Harris has had a lot of success on and off the big screen since he was a kid. He remains one of the most successful child performers, owing to his extensive work on television series and on the big screen.
9. Jodie Foster
Jodie Foster is regarded as one of the finest actors of her time, with two Oscars and three Golden Globes to her name for films such as Silence Of The Lambs and The Accused.
Her career, however, began much earlier, when she began acting as a young girl after working as a child model.
She made her cinematic debut at the age of ten in Napoleon and Samantha, and went on to feature in films such as Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore, Tom Sawyer, and Bugsy Malone.
Foster rose to prominence after appearing in Taxi Driver as a 14-year-old child prostitute.
10. Hayden Panettiere:
Hayden Panettiere is best known for her appearances as Claire Bennet on NBC’s Heroes and Juliette Barnes on Nashville.
She, on the other hand, has been acting since she was 11 months old when she made her first appearance in a commercial.
Panettiere won her first full-time job as Sarah Roberts in the serial One Life To Live when she was five years old, and she went on to act in series like Guiding Light and Malcolm In The Middle, as well as films like Remember The Titans and A Bug’s Life, throughout her early career.