Top 10 Child Actor Performances

The Top Ten

1 Anna Paquin - The Piano Anna Helene Paquin is a Canadian-born New Zealand actress. Born in Manitoba and brought up in Wellington, New Zealand, Paquin studied at Hutt Intermediate School and the Wellington Girls' College in New Zealand before moving to Los Angeles during her youth where she studied at Windward School and went ...read more.

Won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. - Alexandr

Love you...

2 Natalie Portman - Leon Natalie Portman - Leon Product Image

Should be first

3 Kirsten Dunst - Interview with the Vampire 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.

She played as the little girl who is forced not to grow up because her life ended when she became a vampire. Dunst manage to make her character so sad but at the same time disturbing. Simply, one of the best performance ever, by a young girl or by actresses in general. - Alexandr

4 Christian Bale - Empire of the Sun
5 River Phoenix - Stand By Me River Phoenix - Stand By Me Product Image

My all time favorite movie and a brilliant performance by River. We lost him too early. He makes me cry every time I watch the movie.

A favourite movie with a memorable performance from one of my favourite actors.

6 Leonardo DiCaprio - What's Eating Gilbert Grape?
7 Keisha Castle-Hughes - Whale Rider Keisha Castle-Hughes - Whale Rider Product Image
8 Justin Henry - Kramer vs. Kramer

Nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. - Alexandr

9 Jean-Pierre Leaud - The 400 Blows Jean-Pierre Leaud - The 400 Blows Product Image
10 Macaulay Culkin - Home Alone 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 ...read more.

The Contenders

11 Tina Marjorino - When A Man Loves a Woman
12 Haley Joel Osment - The Sixth Sense Haley Joel Osment is an American actor. After a series of roles in television and film during the 1990s, including a small part in Forrest Gump playing the title character’s son, Osment rose to fame for his performance as a young unwilling medium in The Sixth Sense..

I honestly thought he was better than Bruce Willis in this movie

13 Kirsten Dunst - Little Women 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.
14 David Bradley - Kes David Bradley - Kes Product Image
15 James Bentley - The Others
16 Danny Lloyd - The Shining

Steals the show from the likes of Jack Nicholson, and that's no easy task

17 Chloe Grace Moretz - Let Me In Chloe Grace Moretz - Let Me In Product Image
18 Anna Chlumsky - My Girl

I think she looked beautiful and adorable in that character cause at least she made me feel for her - jerryman

19 Jodie Foster - Taxi Driver
20 Linda Blair - The Exorcist Linda Blair - The Exorcist Product Image
21 Dakota Fanning - Man On Fire Dakota Fanning - Man On Fire Product Image
22 Abigail Breslin - Little Miss Sunshine Abigail Kathleen Breslin is an American actress and singer. She appeared in her first commercial when she was three years old and in her first film, Signs, at the age of five.
23 Lindsay Lohan - The Parent Trap Lindsay Dee Lohan is an American actress. She is also a model, singer, songwriter, director, and producer.
24 Dakota Fanning - Uptown Girls Dakota Fanning - Uptown Girls Product Image
25 Mara Wilson - Matilda
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