Topic: child actors

16 Former Child Actors Who Made it to Adulthood Without Imploding

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. More »

Dear Hollywood, Let’s Nip That “Actors Playing Their Younger Selves” Thing in the Bud, OK?

Dear Hollywood, Let's Nip That "Actors Playing Their Younger Selves" Thing in the Bud, OK?

Dear Hollywood,

I know that you guys are all proud of yourselves for creating the technology to slap an actor’s younger face on his/her body. I know that Tom Hanks and the creepy Polar Express movie are probably partly to blame.

The fact that what comes out is a cross between a Disney animatronic figure and a Madam Tussauds’ wax sculpture worked in Tron: Legacy‘s favor when turning Jeff Bridges into his 1980s-Tron self to create the distance between his older human self and his program Clu. And I’ll admit that it was a trip to see Thelma & Louise-era Brad Pitt near the end of The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. More »