Check out our list of former child stars who are still famous…but probably shouldn’t be. In honor of Kirsten Dunst‘s thirty-second birthday! More
Topic: child actors
Wes Anderson‘s Moonrise Kingdom had a lot of famous people in it, but it was the two unknowns who played the movie’s young star-crossed lovers who really stole the show. I especially liked Kara Hayward, despite her slightly distracting resemblance to a pre-op Lana Del Rey. More
The recent pictures of Macaulay Culkin looking not unlike a war camp prisoner prompted me to think about all of the “child stars” of yesteryear, especially the ones I grew up with. A lot of them are in pretty bad shape, making me wistful for days gone by when I watch Uncle Buck, The Parent Trap, What a Girl Wants, etc. More
Chloe Moretz is 14. They grow up so fast, don’t they? More
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
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