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#4482421 - 07/11/19 06:39 PM Greatest child actor performances in movies?  
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What are some of the most compelling performances you've seen on film by a child actor? For simplicity, let's only mention child actors who were 10 or younger when they made the film.

Here are my top 5


1. "Danny" from The Shining.
2. "Cole" from The Sixth Sense.
3. "Elliot" from E.T.
4. "Newt" from Aliens
5. "Lupita" from Man on Fire

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#4482422 - 07/11/19 07:09 PM Re: Greatest child actor performances in movies? [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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You forgot Tatum O'Neil in "Paper Moon."


And don't forget Shirley Temple. Timeless.

I wish we could include Bud Cort from "Harold and Maude," but he was too old when the film was released. Probably way too old. Yeesh, 23. Nevermind.

#4482423 - 07/11/19 07:12 PM Re: Greatest child actor performances in movies? [Re: Mr_Blastman]  
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Originally Posted by Mr_Blastman
You forgot Tatum O'Neil in "Paper Moon."


And don't forget Shirley Temple. Timeless.

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I've not seen either of those films so hence why they were not on my list.


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#4482425 - 07/11/19 07:15 PM Re: Greatest child actor performances in movies? [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Christian Bale in Empire of the Sun.


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#4482427 - 07/11/19 07:18 PM Re: Greatest child actor performances in movies? [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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I don't think there's any one Shirley Temple movie to see--they're all classics. She was amazing, and if I had to pick the greatest child performer, she'd likely be the one, even though her heyday was over 80 years ago in the 1930s.

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Originally Posted by LB4LB
Christian Bale in Empire of the Sun.


Good call.

Gotta say, as enjoyable as The Shining can be, there weren't really any good performances in it until Nicholson loses it.


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#4482451 - 07/11/19 11:16 PM Re: Greatest child actor performances in movies? [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Natalie Portman in 'Leon' springs to mind.


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Originally Posted by Chucky
Natalie Portman in 'Leon' springs to mind.



Absolutely! She was fantastic.


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I agree with a lot of them already listed, especially Christian Bale in Empire of the Sun.

It was a different role, but I think Gabriel Damon did pretty good in RoboCop 2.


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