Most Memorable Acting Performances From Child Actors


The Top Ten

1 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 more.

Home Alone was my childhood. - TheFourthWorld

Not the best dramatic acting by a kid but very very memorable. This movie became a classic thanks to Macaulay and his Kevin McCallister - Alexandr

2 Jodie Foster - Taxi Driver

She was as great as Robert De Niro, maybe even better. That's what I call "real talent" - Alexandr

3 Lindsay Lohan - The Parent Trap Lindsay Dee Lohan is an American actress. She is also a model, singer, songwriter, director, and producer.

Unlike Olsen sisters she was the one and only the one who played twins. It was awesome - Alexandr

4 Kirsten Dunst - Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles 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.

Still one of her best (if not the best) role - Alexandr

5 Christian Bale - Empire of the Sun

Bale should have at least been nominated for Oscar as Best Actor. Of all the child actors on this list, Bale continues to give outstanding performance.

He did a brilliant jobas an actor. It's hard to believe that he was a kid - Alexandr

6 Carrie Henn - Aliens

Who doesn't like that sweet and cute Newt? - Alexandr

"They mostly come out at night, mostly"

7 Haley Joel Osment - Artificial Intelligence: AI 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..

How could this not be on the list?! Best acting performance by a child ever!

He showed a very emotional and moving acting - Alexandr

8 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 more.

She deserved that Oscar, superb acting - Alexandr

9 Edward Furlong - Terminator 2: Judgment Day

His charismatic John Connor was impressive. Great job Edward! - Alexandr

10 Zachary Gordon - Diary of a Wimpy Kid

The best actor.i always see his movies. He is the best.

The Contenders

11 Christina Ricci - The Adams Family
12 Abigail Breslin - Zombieland
13 Haley Joel Osment - The Sixth Sense
14 Chloe Grace Moretz - Kick-Ass Chloë Grace Moretz is an American actress and model. She began her acting career in 2004 at the age of seven, and her first award nomination came the following year for The Amityville Horror.

I love Chloe Grace my favourite movie she was in was let me in or carrie

15 Dakota Fanning - I Am Sam
16 Abigail Breslin - Little Miss Sunshine
17 Isabelle Fuhrman - Orphan
18 AnnaSophia Robb - Bridge to Terabithia
19 Saoirse Ronan - The Lovely Bones Saoirse Úna Ronan is an Irish and American actress. She is a two-time Academy Award nominee; receiving a Best Supporting Actress nomination for Atonement, and a Best Actress nomination for Brooklyn.
20 Finn Wolfhard - IT (2017)
21 Young Sheldon - Iain Armitage
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