Top 10 Young Performances in a MovieBest acting performance in a movie by an actor 19 years old or younger.
The Top Ten Young Performances in a Movie
Robert Redford saw Jackie's PBS Great Performances "Dream With Me - In Concert" on television in his Vancouver hotel room while on location for "The Company You Keep". He had auditioned many others to play his daughter, but hadn't found the right one. He made inquiries, had Jackie submit an audition tape, then flew her out to Vancouver. He cast her when he met her. - Trancas
Really just a supporting role as Robert Redford's 11-year old daughter, but her character is Redford's main motivation throughout the entire movie, so it was vital that she was sympathetic and totally believable.
Jackie Evancho was in Canada 4 days after Robert Redford 1st saw her on his hotel room T.V.. He described her as a "golden haired angel" who suddenly appeared on the screen. This is her 1st major acting role that has to be experienced to be fully appreciated. She became her character, "Izzy", on screen.
She deserves to be top five
A bright up & coming actress who, later in her career, appeared in 2 series of the British teen drama Skins.
Jackie Evancho number 1 on a movie list? We have reached a whole new level of stupid! - 445956
How did he not win an oscar for his performance is beyond me. His performance made that movie the the hit it was.
I beleive he was the main attraction for this movie. After all, he sees dead people... - funkymonkey
A Skins alumni like Dakota Blue Richards, Jack O'Connell is all the rage in Hollywood right now.
Josh Hustcherson is a flawless actor. He did a wonderful job in this movie. he was eleven or tewlve years old in this movie! That is amazing.
He did great here but I still don't like him as Peeta in The Hunger Games...
BTT was a great movie and book I almost cried in the book, too.
The acting was very impressive especially for his first movie. They say Transformers was Shia's best movie, but really, I thought this was his best. - vmacmil-1
I'm surpirised he barely got any recognition for this movie. His performance as Stanley Yelnats was awesome! - nallimcamybloc
Shia LaBeouf is really good - whatsitsname
Shia LaBeouf is a natural performer - docghost
Her entire performance consists of screaming endlessly.
Noah was also Aang in The Last Airbender, even though that movie is thought of as a bit naff, Noah still has potential.
Amazing performance. You must see this movie.
He deserved to win oscar for this!
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
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.
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.
Her performance was OVER THE RAINBOW!
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
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.
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
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