Top Ten Child Actors of All Time


The Top Ten

1 Macaulay Culkin Macaulay Culkin Macaulay Carson Culkin is an American actor. He became famous as a child actor for his role as Kevin McCallister in the family comedy Home Alone and its sequel Home Alone 2: Lost in New York.

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.

come on. HOME ALONE!! funniest kid ever

1 reason why home alone 3 and 4 aren't as good as 1 and 2 is because for 3 and 4 they couldn't Culkin, and nobody does it like Macaulay

"I made my family disappear"

I miss this kid

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2 Dakota Fanning Dakota Fanning Hannah Dakota Fanning is an American actress and model. At age seven, her performance in the 2001 film I Am Sam earned her a nomination for a Screen Actors Guild Award at age eight in 2002, making her the youngest nominee in history.

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!

Best young actress to see love her in Twilight though her performances are always the best

She makes me cry in "I am Sam"

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3 Mickey Rooney

Best ever. All of his movies as a teen were big hits.0

R.I.P. Mickey

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!

4 Katie Kurtzman

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!

5 Shirley Temple Shirley Temple

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.

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 is by far the best child actor ever. Why is she in 9th I never heard of a majority of the kids before her. - FrankP

The original child actor. Was never afraid of the cameras, and was always putting on a show. - naFrovivuS

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6 Haley Joel Osment Haley Joel Osment 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..

watch 'the sixth sense' and the 'a.i. artificial intelligence' then comment on his performance... osment is awesome

Pay it forward is completely underrated and The Sixth Sense was perfect. Anyone who thinks there has been a better child actor there crazy.

The Sixth Sense he was nominated for an oscar! Why can't he be higher? You must watch the sixth sense. - Jetticus12

He got an Academy Award Nomination!

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7 Daniel Radcliffe Daniel Radcliffe Daniel Jacob Radcliffe is an English actor who rose to prominence as the title character in the Harry Potter film series.

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.

Great actor his performances are always the best

He is a great actor. He is very focused with his acting career. That made the today him.

I think Indians are better than Americans I just hate Americans

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8 Emma Watson Emma Watson Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson is a British actress, model, and activist. Born in Paris and brought up in Oxfordshire, Watson attended the Dragon School as a child and trained as an actress at the Oxford branch of Stagecoach Theatre Arts.

Great actress love all her performances

Favourite actor/actress of all time.

I believe that she might be a real-life Miss hot,spicy,cute...and at last Ginger!

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9 Rupert Grint Rupert Grint Rupert Alexander Lloyd Grint is an English actor who rose to prominence playing Ron Weasley, one of the three main characters in the Harry Potter film series.

I love that series I've read 4 books lupin is by far the best defense against the dark arts teacher so far while lockhart is the worst spoiler alert lockhart is self-oriented

David Copperfield and Harry Potter. That is a lot of main roles for a child. He is amazing!

In the early HArry potter films. - daniannaactor1

Greatest child actor of all time

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10 Cole and Dylan Sprouse

Big Daddy, Friends and Suite life of Zack and cody - daniannaactor1

I love suite life of zack and cody! I mean they were so cute! They still ar

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The Contenders

11 Edward Furlong Edward Furlong Edward Walter Furlong is an American actor and musician. A former teen idol, Furlong won Saturn and MTV Movie Awards for his breakthrough performance as John Connor in Terminator 2: Judgment Day.

Extremely talented, but a tragic story.. I wish that he would love himself as much as the world loves him and believe in himself like I believe in him.
Come on Eddie.. You can still be everything that you should have been.
I know that life has thrown you to the ground, but you must get up, dust yourself off and live life.
I am still waiting for him big comeback because he is a worthy actor.

In Terminator 2 Eddie Furlong was like the cool bad boy who every other kid wished they could be.

12 Selena Gomez Selena Gomez Selena Marie Gomez is an American actress and singer. She is best known for songs like "Come & Get It", "Good For You", "Same Old Love", and "Naturally". Selena Gomez's voice is mezzo-soprano but she usually sing in alto .

Best actor ever also love her singing she is a great actor

Pretty and so cute love her singing and her acting

She has a baby face

Not only gorgeous,bubbly,pretty,and hot but also she all the qualities of a good actor and a well-known singer.

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13 Lindsay Lohan Lindsay Lohan Lindsay Dee Lohan is an American actress. She is also a model, singer, songwriter, director, and producer.

I love Lindsay Lohan and parent trap

I love her. Great acting too bad she is addicted to drugs now - feena

14 AnnaSophia-Robb

Bridge to Terabithia and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Great movies, if you haven't seen them. Both, obviously, had AnnaSophia-Robb. - RockFashionista

Bridge to terabithia.and the reaper - daniannaactor1

Bridge to Terabithia is garbage. - BeatlesFan1964

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15 River Phoenix River Phoenix River Jude Phoenix, born River Jude Bottom (August 23, 1970 – October 31, 1993) was an American actor, musician, and activist. He was the older brother of Rain Phoenix, Joaquin Phoenix, Liberty Phoenix and Summer Phoenix.

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 dont stand a chance against the actor he was. Read up on him too... hes the most inspiring person in the whole world.

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

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.

His acting in Stand By Me is stunning.

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16 Drew Barrymore Drew Barrymore

She is one of the most successful actresses who started out as a kid but then became amazing as an adult as a kid she was great in cat eye and E.T. And then as an adult she did great in blended and duplex

She deserves a higher spot here.

17 Jonathan Taylor Thomas
18 Jake Short Jake Short
19 Josh Hutcherson Josh Hutcherson Joshua Ryan "Josh" Hutcherson is an American actor. A native of Kentucky, Hutcherson began his acting career in the early 2000s and appeared in several commercials and minor film and television roles before landing his first major role in 2002 in the pilot episode of House Blend.

Josh was a very cute boy (he's still cute now). He appeared in different movies and always succeeded in making an impact.

20 Jonathan Lipnicki

Jerry Maguire and Stuart little - daniannaactor1

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