Best Child Prodigies Who Became Actors

Many of the stars of Hollywood started the career as really lovable children. Vote your favorite here!
The Top Ten
Leonardo DiCaprio Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio is an American actor and film producer. DiCaprio began his career by appearing in television commercials in the late 1980s.
Jackie Evancho Jacqueline Marie "Jackie" Evancho (born April 9, 2000) is an American classical crossover singer who gained wide recognition at an early age and, since 2009, has issued an EP and seven albums, including a platinum and gold album and three Billboard 200 top 10 debuts. Evancho's 2017 album, Two Hearts, more.

A child prodigy in music, she even broke Michael Jackson's record as the youngest artist in US Billboard Chart history to have a top 2 and Platinum album at the age of 10. First acting job playing "Izzy" in Robert Redford's "The Company You Keep".

Robert Redford was looking for someone to play the role of his daughter in the movie "The Company You Keep." He caught one of Jackie's singing performances on T.V. and immediately said, "I want that girl." Jackie went on to play the role of Izzy.

I liked her in Meals on Wheels

Jodie Foster Alicia Christian "Jodie" Foster is an American actress, director and producer who has worked in films and on television. She has often been cited as one of the best actresses of her generation.
Elijah Wood Elijah Jordan Wood is an American actor, voice actor, DJ, and producer. He is best known for his role as Frodo Baggins in Peter Jackson's epic film trilogy The Lord of the Rings.

He never did drugs or screwed up and still acts to this very day. Not to mention he was in one of the most succesful movie franchises of all time and had the lead role in it too. Did happen with any of the other child actors here with the expection of Leonardo Dicaprio? He's very good looking too. His eyes, who has those kind of eyes?

Christian Bale Christian Charles Philip Bale is an English actor. He has starred in both blockbuster films and smaller projects from independent producers and art houses.

Empire Of The Sun ftw! He was awesome back then and is even more awesome now xD

He is one of the best actors of this time.

Keanu Reeves Keanu Charles Reeves (born September 2, 1964) is a Canadian actor, director, producer, and musician. He gained fame for his starring role performances in several blockbuster films, including comedies from the Bill and Ted franchise.
Kurt Russell Kurt Vogel Russell is an American actor. He began acting on television at the age of 12 in the western series The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters. In the late 1960s, he signed a ten-year contract with The Walt Disney Company where, according to Robert Osborne, he became the studio's top star of the 1970s. more.
Drew Barrymore Drew Blythe Barrymore is an American actress, producer, director, author, model and entrepreneur. She is a member of the Barrymore family of actors, and the granddaughter of John Barrymore. She achieved fame as a child actress with her role in E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial.
Johnny Depp John Christopher "Johnny" Depp II is an American actor, producer, and musician. He has won the Golden Globe Award and Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actor. His role in a movie is often rather big. His character is often on the "loopy side" and his character being in a darker state of mind, etc.
Ron Howard Ronald William "Rod" Howard is an American actor and filmmaker. Howard is best known for playing two high-profile roles in television sitcoms in his youth and directing a number of successful feature films later in his career.

Look where he is now, case closed.

The Contenders
Macaulay Culkin Macaulay Carson Culkin is an American actor, author, painter, podcaster, musician and president of Bunnyears. He became famous as a child actor for his role as Kevin McCallister in the family comedy Home Alone, for which he was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical more.

He was always so good in Home Alone and Richie Rich! Gotta vote Macaulay Culkin, he is just gawjuss! Everyone vote him, he was great at acting from a really young age, vote vote vote! X

Yea he was good but takes drugs now

He Was Good In The First 2 Home Alone Movies And Those Are The Only Movies I’ve Watched That Had Him

Scarlett Johansson Scarlett Johansson (born November 22, 1984) is an American actress, model, and singer. She made her film debut in North. more.

Scarlett was a great actress even as a child. With great child performances for "The Horse Whisperer" and "Ghost World".

Kirsten Dunst Kirsten Caroline Dunst is an American actress, singer and model. She made her film debut in Woody Allen's short film Oedipus Wrecks for the anthology film New York Stories.


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The Olsen twins
Jessica Alba Jessica Marie Alba is an American actress, model and businesswoman. She has won various awards for her acting, including the Choice Actress Teen Choice Award and Saturn Award for Best Actress on Television, and a Golden Globe nomination for her lead role in the television series Dark Angel.
Shia Labeouf Shia Saide LaBeouf is an American actor, performance artist, and director who became known among younger audiences as Louis Stevens in the Disney Channel series Even Stevens.


Lindsay Lohan Lindsay Dee Lohan is an American actress. She is also a model, singer, songwriter, director, and producer.
Christina Ricci

She acts so well in Casper.

Hillary Duff
Tommy Kirk
Christina Aguilera Christina María Aguilera is an American singer, songwriter, and record producer, best known for songs such as "Beautiful", "Genie In A Bottle", "Fighter", "Hurt", "Dirrty", "Your Body", "Lady Marmalade", "Reflection", "I Turn To You", "Come On Over Baby (All I Want Is You)" "What A Girl Wants" and more.
Kevin Corcoran

Loved watching several of his movies-from Swiss Family Robinson to Old Yeller, back in those days Kevin was so cute. I'm proud to say I now have a son that looks a lot like he use to. We will continue to watch all of those old time favorites together.

Tommy Kirk and Kevin Corcoran were great in many of the early Disney classics,heck just "Old Yeller" alone should allow them to make the cut.Thanks.

Britney Spears Britney Jean Spears (born December 2, 1981) is an American singer and actress who was born in McComb, Mississippi, and grew up in Kentwood, Louisiana. She performed acting roles in stage productions and television shows like "The Mickey Mouse Club" as a child before signing with Jive Records in 1997 more.
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