Top 10 Young Performances in a MovieBest acting performance in a movie by an actor 19 years old or younger.
The Top Ten
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.
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!
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...
A Skins alumni like Dakota Blue Richards, Jack O'Connell is all the rage in Hollywood right now.
He was great as Fat Sam.
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.
I'm surpirised he barely got any recognition for this movie. His performance as Stanley Yelnats was awesome!
Shia LaBeouf is really good
Shia LaBeouf is a natural performer
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!