7 Popular Actors You Forgot Were Child Stars

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Hollywood success is not easy, sometimes the success begins when you are just a child. These seven actors start their careers in childhood, they gave up a normal screen experience in their childhood. Some of them have done soaps before showing in a feature film.

-Christian Bale


He has done his first role when he was 13, which was in 1987. It was in Steven Speilberg’s “Empire of the Sun” and Bale won excellent Performance by a Juvenile Actor award from the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures.

He shared in 2013, his love or hate relationship with acting and why he started, So sure, all right, I did it; there was no reason not to do it. And everybody kept asking me to do it, and then it became a sort of a thing of, ‘Oh, I could actually really provide with this,’ and there’s a pride in being able to do that — but there’s also a prison, you know, at such a young age.”

-Scarlett Johansson

She was shown in “North” with Elijah Wood in 1994 when she was 9 years old.  She has also shown in “Just Cause” in 1995 and in 1998, she became the young popular star  “The Horse Whisperer” with Robert Redford in the leading role.

-Regina King

She was 14 years old when she was started her career in NBC, She played role in Brenda Jenkins in the 1985 series “227.” She also appeared in the John Singleton film “Boyz n the Hood” in 1991 at 19 years old.

-Jennifer Love Hewitt

She started her career at the age of 10, cast in a Disney show “Kids Incorporated” Then after that, in 1993 she was cast alongside Whoopi Goldberg in “Sister Act 2” at 14 years old. It was her major studio film debut.

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-Laurence Fishburne

His first role was in “One Life to Live” at the age of seven, He has done his first debut film in 1975 movie at the age of 14 that was “Cornbread, Earl and Me”.

-Kirsten Dunst

He played Judy in “Jumanji” at the age of eleven, She told that she was 11 when she was in “Interview with the Vampire” she said it was just a peck.

-Hayden Panettiere

Started her acting career when she was just 4 and a half in a soap “One Life to Live” from 1994–1997, Then, she played Lizzie Spaulding on “Guiding Light” from 1996–2000 and finally made her film debut as Sheryl Yoast in “Remember the Titans” when she was 10 years old.


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