Favorite child actors/actresses

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Favorite child actors/actresses

Postby Sara » Thu May 25, 2006 7:09 pm

May I suggest that even though some of these child actors have grown up to be great adults in films, that we forget what they became (or didn't) and concentrate on the child they were below the age of 14. May I also suggest you list one movie that child was in.

Here goes:

Jean-Pierre Leaud - The 400 Blows
Brandon de Wilde - Member of the Wedding; Shane
Hayley Mills - Tiger Bay; Whistle Down the Wind
Roddy McDowall- How Green Was My Valley
Elizabeth Taylor- National Velvet
Judy Garland - The Wizard of Oz
Freddie Bartholomew - Captains Courageous; David Copperfield
Victoire Thivisol - Ponette
Kate Maberly - The Secret Garden (1993)
Margaret O'Brien - Meet Me in St. Louis
River Phoenix - Stand By Me
Wil Wheaton - Stand By Me
Pelle Hvenegaard - Pelle the Conqueror

There are so many others. Help me fill them in.


Re: Favorite child actors/actresses

Postby wpqx » Fri May 26, 2006 12:09 am

Brandon De Wilde? Oh jeez the main reason why I absolutely despise the movie was based on his performance. He wound up not too bad of an actor in later years (watch In Harm's Way), but my god I hated him in that film. Then again I'm just about the only person on earth who didn't like Shane. I'd like to add Owen Kline to the list for his work in the Squid and the Whale.

Re: Favorite child actors/actresses

Postby A » Fri May 26, 2006 4:59 am

Hmm, I can't say I'm particualrly fond of any child actors (would be in my overall section then), but I can add the ones I cared for most.
Well, after going through the list, I really found some wonderful performances Thanks fro the reminder Sara

Here's the best:
Eamonn Owens - The Butcher Boy (1997)

and the rest:
T.J. Lowther - A Perfect World (1993)
Christina Ricci - Mermaids (1990)
Jackie Coogan - The Kid (1921)
Madeleine Desdevises - La drlesse (1979)
Edward Furlong - Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
Jiseon Kim - In Between Days (2006)
Victoire Thivisol - Chocolat (2000)
Jodie Foster - Taxi Driver (1976)
Anna Paquin - The Piano (1993)
Jean-Pierre Laud - Les quatre cents coups (1959)
Subir Bannerjee - Pather Panchali (1955)
Keisha Castle-Hughes - Whale Rider (2002)
Tatum O'Neal - Paper Moon (1973)
Saki Terashima - Mizu no hana (2005)
Jonathan Brandis - The NeverEnding Story II: The Next Chapter, It (both 1990)
Christian Bale - Empire of the Sun (1987)
Inger Nilsson - Pippi Lngstrump (1969)
Ana Torrent - Cra cuervos (1976)
Delphine Zentout - 36 fillette (198
Elryan de Vera - Ebolusyon ng isang pamilyang pilipino (2004)
Jesse Bradford - King of the Hill (1993)
Yya Yagira - Dare mo shiranai (2004)
Hanae Kan - Dare mo shiranai (2004)
Masahiko Shimazu - Ohay, Ukigusa (both 1959)
Macaulay Culkin - Home Alone (1990), Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992), The Good Son (1993)
Jeremy Cooper - The Reflecting Skin (1990)
Brett Kelly - Bad Santa (2003)

Re: Favorite child actors/actresses

Postby hengcs » Fri May 26, 2006 5:20 am

hmmm ...
since many have been listed ...
i will highlight a few more

- Jrmie Renier (La Promesse) (1996) (Belgium)
- Haley Joel Osment (The Sixth Sense) (1999) (USA)
- Jamie Bell (Billy Elliot) (2000) (UK)
- Vladimir Garin (The Return) (2003) (Russia)
- Freddie Highmore (Finding Neverland) (2004) (UK)
- Yuya Yagira (Nobody Knows) (2004) (Japan)
- Xiao Li Yuan (4:30) (2005) (Singapore)

I am not really sure if you like the following ...
I have NOT watched them ... so NO COMMENTS ...
but I know a lot of people like to list them ...

- Shirley Temple (hmmm ... i dont belong to the era ... * ;PPP *)
- Dakota Fanning (i think she can act, but she has appeared in too many screaming and crying films ...)

... let me think of some more ...

i am also wondering if any of you want to list these actors/actreses

- from Harry Potter (UK)
- from E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (US)
- from Zozo (Sweden)
- from Innocent Voices (Mexico)
- from Children of Heaven (Iran)
- from Central Station (Brazil)
- from Cinema Paradiso (Italy)


Re: Favorite child actors/actresses

Postby Sara » Fri May 26, 2006 11:59 am

Yes, hengcs, let's list:

the two children in The Children of Heaven
the little boy in Cinema Paradiso

I have thought of a few more:

Mohsen Ramezani (the blind boy) The Color of Paradise (Iran)
Bertil Guve -(Alexander) in Fanny and Alexander
Dean Stockwell - The Boy With Green Hair
Lukas Haas - Witness
both children in The Children are Watching Us -De Sico
Mark Lester - Oliver
Ricky Schroder - The Champ
both children in - The White Balloon (Persia)

And OF COURSE Ron Howard as Opie in all those early Andy Griffith shows!


Re: Favorite child actors/actresses

Postby Sara » Sun May 28, 2006 12:53 pm

How could I have forgotten to add this one!
the little girl (and also the boy) in Forbidden Games (1952) France


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