Favorite Young Perfomance in a Movie

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21Tatum O'Neal - The Bad News Bears
22Jennifer Love Hewitt - I Know What You Did Last Summer
23Judy Garland - The Wizard of Oz

How is this not number one? This is easily the most iconic eligible performance. The "Over The Rainbow" performance should be enough on its own to make the top spot.

24River Phoenix - Stand by Me

All the boys in it are great but Phoenix was just so talented. I still can't believe he was only 14/15 at the time.

the best actor of all time. Even when he was just 14.

25Linda Blair - The Exorcist

She was very frightening in The Exorcist. She almost made it seem as though she was the devil. And HELLO, she was nominated for an oscar for this role! - nallimcamybloc

26Kerri Green - Lucas

Kerri Green's performance in Lucas is amazing. It's unfortunately overlooked because most people only acknowledge Corey Haim's performance. I'm surprised she never became a bigger star than she did because she can clearly act.

27Jodie Foster - The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane
28Jamie Lee Curtis - Halloween
29Anne Hathaway - The Princess DiariesAnne Jacqueline Hathaway is an American actress and singer. Born in Brooklyn, New York and brought up in Millburn, New Jersey, Hathaway was inspired to act by her mother and as a high school student, was nominated for the Paper Mill Playhouse Rising Star Award for Best Performance by a High School Actress ...read more.

I love Anne Hathaway because she is SO GOOD at acting! Oh, by the way, Anne, I love your haircut. It's looks so cute! - taylorswift24878

30Mia Wasikowska - Defiance

This Australian starlet is definitely on the rise for the last few years now. To many people it started with Tim Burton's Alice, but what really kicked off her Hollywood career was this Daniel Craig fronted war film set in occupied Poland. - jezza0

31Suraj Sharma - Life of Pi

He has got an Awe.. HE LIVED AS PI! Not everyone proves to be an actor, well a so good actor in their debut performance. This movie changed his life, I guess. Expecting many more good movies from him. Salutes for SURAJ

32Jodie Foster - Taxi Driver
33Lindsay Lohan - The Parent TrapLindsay Dee Lohan is an American actress. She is also a model, singer, songwriter, director, and producer.
34Ricky Schroder - The Champ
35Elizabeth Taylor - National Velvet
36Max Pirkis - Master and Commander

very good. first movie too. - Lottie

37Peter Billingsley - A Christmas Story
38Anna Grace Bradley - Third On a Match
39Macaulay Culkin - The Good Son

Wow, this kid was a psychopath! - BobG

40Will Poulter - Son of Rambow
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