• Sun, Jun 12 2011

16 Former Child Actors Who Made it to Adulthood Without Imploding

Child acting is a tenuous thing. It’s difficult to tell when actors are very young whether or not they’ve actually got talent, and sometimes, being exposed to the Hollywood life at an early age can do weird things to a person. But for every one that implodes (I’m looking at you, Lindsay Lohan) or falls into obscurity (Jake Lloyd, much?), there’s also one that manages to make the transition from child to adult actor. It’s not always seamless, and sometimes there are demons to fight; but a lot of them do come out just fine on the other side. Here are 16 of our favorites.

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  • Mellin

    What about Joseph Gordon-Levitt as the kid in Angels in the Outfield. That’s what I remember him as.