Top Ten Child Actors of All Time
Such a beautiful, inspirational person. She cheered the lives of millions during the Great Depression. Everyone loved Shirley Temple, even president Franklin Roosevelt, who said at the height of Shirley's fame: "As long as our country has Shirley Temple, we will be alright." She was adorable and even today makes people smile. She was one of the child stars who didn't live a self-destructive life after her time as a child star. Instead, she led another successful career as an ambassador for the rest of her life. Not only is she easily the most famous child actor of all time, but one of the most well-known actresses of the early twentieth century. She was number 1 as the world's biggest actor for four years, from 1935 through 1938. Such an inspiration to many. There'll never be anyone like her again.
She sang, she danced (with the best dancers in the biz), she was cute as a bug & her acting could bring tears to your eyes in a heartbeat. There's a reason she was the #1 box office attraction for many years, and she's the top pro on this list, that's for sure.
Shirley Temple's performances are and will likely always be untouchable. She's one of a kind! When you think of all of the talent that lived inside of that little body, you KNOW that she is the only option for #1. No contest.
There will never be anything like Shirley Temple again. Four consecutive years as Hollywood's biggest star at the box-office, all by the age of 11. Incredible. She really was so cute and talented. Easily no. 1.
She is the best! She's brilliant in every movie I have seen her in.
Absolutly beautifull young lady and Is compelling in every scene and movie.Her acting skill should warrant a paycheck BIG AS or =2 most major A List Adults.
Beautiful, sweet and very talented young actress. I'm a fan!
Her sister is better, but I did like her in The Runaways movie.
Fine, sure, Home Alone is great. I love it. Watch that... and The Good Son. He was great, back in the day. Both of those performances are phenomenal and combined, they show how great of an actor Culkin actually is.
Culkin is the best and most natural of all time. His skill alone tramples everyone else with never using cue cards and just memorizing lines.
No one can touch culkin.. He is the best ever and fanning is no where near him so. Admit it.. He is number 1. Whole world knows it.
I love Culkin he is so funny. He is a great actor. Culkin has so much character and personality.
Grace and beauty combined with acting skill. You can't help but love every part she plays.
Favourite actor/actress of all time.
She's epic, not good, brilliant, and her being in the fourth place is obvious, but again potentially problematic
Hermione said this a lot.
Daniel Radcliffe was such an adorable child actor. Having succeeded with Harry Potter on his shoulders is an achievement. With his portrayal, Harry Potter for me became the cutest movie character ever.
He is a great actor. He is very focused with his acting career. That made the today him.
Not all of his movies are good. The only movie that sucks is Victor Frankenstien for his acting.
If he didn't play Potter, it wouldn't be my favorite series of movies...
Acting emotions like sorrow, misery, and abandonment, while at the same time carrying a romantical weight is hard enough for adults. But for a child to do this in such a believable way, is simply overwhelming. Millie Bobby Brown steals the show as Eleven, both figuratively and literaly. From Eleven's flashbacks when she kills some henchmen (awesome, by the way) and then passes out in papa's arm, to that climactic moment in Mileven's inocent and short romance, Brown acts it in a fantastical way. Most certainly, Brown's role as the one girl who could make fans want to shave their head and binge-eat eggos, will go down in history as one of the best performances by a child ever recorded.
If only I could vote for two people, I would vote for Emma Watson and Millie Brown. Millie is such a great actress! She only had little lines on the show "Stranger Things", but she was still able to express her feelings.
Amazing in Stranger Things. Showed so much depth and made Eleven one of the favorite characters of the series. Has natural talent you just don't see in very many 12 year old actresses.
It's all in her eyes. She only spoke about 200 words in the whole show, but still made me laugh and cry. Should be higher on the list. She's going to be big one day
I was not that familiar with Katie's work ecept for "The New Adventures of Heidi". I just saw "When Everyday Was The 4th of July". I must say that Katie's performance in that film was as good as it gets!
Who else could it be? The only ones I can think of who are in that class are Sammy Davis jr. and Judy Garland. All were just magical!
Very underrated . . . in my opinion he's better that both Watson and Radcliffe (and Ron is better than Hermione and Harry)
David Copperfield and Harry Potter. That is a lot of main roles for a child. He is amazing!
His expressions in Harry Potter...
In the early HArry potter films.
The most attractable cutest boy I've ever seen. His performance made me cry in A.I (Artificial Intelligence).. Adorable amiably slanting blue eyes with a mouth like a charming red ring.. I wish him all happiness in this life and the next.
There's not a bad movie he's been in. The good news is that, unlike other child actors, he's still making good movies.
Try watching "Pay it Forward" with a dry eye.
Pay it forward is completely underrated and The Sixth Sense was perfect. Anyone who thinks there has been a better child actor there crazy.
Their are many great child actors, but Osment is the only only one to have been able to be up their with the greatest adult actors as a child.
For me, I think Cole is more talented. He was the one that really moved in on in acting, while Dylan just stayed a kid actor.
I love suite life of zack and cody! I mean they were so cute! They still ar
I would have to put her and Shirley Temple tided at #1. She was a triple threat, great actress, singer and dancer. She could do it all.
She honestly should be number one! She was in a class of her own!
Millie Bobby Brown above Judy is the definition of a joke.
This isn't on here. Losing faith in humanity.
People don't know who she is I suppose. Here's a hint for you, she's hit girl go watch Kick ass now and tell me how she do not belong as number one?
Have you people seen Kick-Ass, she was outstanding in that movie! How is she not #1, or at least in the top ten
My friend Chloe can really kick asses.. But I guess she deserves here because others who r at the top ten, they deserve it.. But I m still in doubt for Dakota fanning! Is she really that good? I don't think so
She played Angie in Diary of a wimpy Kid!
He is my favorite actor on stranger things and an amazing person in real life!
I love him so much!
Loved him in hugo
Deserves number 1!
He was such a great actor. He passed away too soon.
NO. I don't accept this. He cannot be lower than Peyton List, he is incredible! Such a moving performance in Room and you can tell that he will be successful if he keeps up with his acting!
He's adorable! Best of Wonder and The Book of Henry! Love you Jacob!
He is such an amazing actor! The talent he had to have when he portrayed Auggie in Wonder...
Did great in room. If he carries on, one day he'll a great actor.
Love lost boys and silver bullet. Too bad he died in 2010.
I cannot believe people like 'Mary-Kate and Ashely Olsen' or 'Frankie Muniz' are on this list... now I understand that sadly much of the world has forgotten River... But just check out some of his work... stand by me or running on empty perhaps, and you will see what I mean. These guys don't stand a chance against the actor he was. Read up on him too... he's the most inspiring person in the whole world.
One of the best actors I've ever seen. His best 3 performances are stand by me, running on empty, and my own preivate Idaho. Cannot believe he didn't receive and oscar nod for stand by me.
There was no one quite like river. His brother joaquin is pretty damn good too.
River Phoenix was extremely talented and wise beyond his years. His performance in Stand By Me is as good as any A-list actor's. So talented.
This list is messed up. If River is not at least in the the top five of any best child actors list, something is truly messed up. He was pure talent. RIP River
The fox and the hound, The goonies, stand by me (Coolest movie ever) and much more!
Charlie and the Chocolate factory, five children and it.
Wow. I love this guy.. My 2nd favorite after Macaulay culkin. love his movies.
I love Charlie and the chocolate factory and I love spider wick
Freddie Highmore... no one knows his name but they know his work.
Everyone knows him
-Charlie and The Chocolate factory
-Five children and it
-The Spiderwick Chronicles
-Arthur and the Minimoys trilogy
and now his new movie "The Art of Getting By" with Emma Roberts!
His awesome and loveable too!