Best performance by a kid ?

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Re: Best performance by a kid ?

Postby dianem » Thu Jul 17, 2003 1:57 pm

Linda Manz, narrating and acting in DAYS OF HEAVEN.
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Re: Best performance by a kid ?

Postby smurfrevolt » Fri Aug 01, 2003 8:20 am

i liked the two kids in children of heaven. =o)
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Re: Best performance by a kid ?

Postby wpqx » Wed Aug 20, 2003 8:12 pm

I'll have to go with Lamberto Maggiorani from the Bicycle Thief.
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Re: Best performance by a kid ?

Postby IndianSummer » Thu Aug 21, 2003 4:30 pm

'Alok Chakravarti' in Apur Sansar (Apu's world, 1959) by Satyajit Ray (1921-1992)
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Re: Best performance by a kid ?

Postby miketripp » Tue Sep 16, 2003 1:23 am

Jean-Pierre Léaud - "400 Blows"... he was able to make a character that is essentially a 'bad seed' likeable and believable.

Have yet to see a child's performance move me as much as this one.
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Re: Best performance by a kid ?

Postby spkrauszer » Fri Sep 19, 2003 10:42 pm

Jeremy Blackman in "Magnolia"
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Re: Best performance by a kid ?

Postby gnixon29 » Tue Sep 30, 2003 11:28 am

Good call on Jean-Pierre Léaud in 400 BLOWS.

Two other recent unforgettable performances:
Natalie Portman in LEON, and whoever that little girl was in CITY OF LOST CHILDREN.

Best performance by a non-professional actor: the kid in RATCATCHER.
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Re: Best performance by a kid ?

Postby Gaz » Tue Sep 30, 2003 3:00 pm

Cna children be classed as professionals and non-professionals?

In any case, good call for William Eadie in Ratcatcher. Also how about David Bradley in Kes, or some of the children Malle worked with (Gaspard Manesse, Benoit Ferreux, Raphael Fejto and especially Pierre Blaise).
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Re: Best performance by a kid ?

Postby jpmccusa-1 » Tue Sep 30, 2003 4:58 pm

Yes, I'd say kids can be classed as pro or non-pro. A good example of largely non-pro would be the cast of "Small Change" by Truffaut. Another would be the cast of "Le Jeune Werther". Examples of pro kids would be "The Lizzie McGuire Movie" or "Stand By Me".

Challenge for contributors: how do we actually define professional or nonprofessional child actors?
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Re: Best performance by a kid ?

Postby Knoxville » Wed Oct 01, 2003 6:17 pm

River Phoenix-Stand By Me
Natalie Portman-Leon
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