There have been many child actors over the years, some of whom have been more successful than others in terms of popularity and earnings. Several have made a name for themselves as adult actors as well, while others decided to get out of the industry at a young age. Let’s take a look at a few of these legends.
One of the most famous child actors of all time was Shirley Temple. The main reason for her great success was that she could do more than act, but also sing and dance; and she started at a very young age of only three years old. Commercially, the films she starred in were very profitable, which also added to her success and fame.
He is a famous child actor who rose to prominence with the movie “Home Alone”. Like Shirley Temple, he started very young, appearing in Broadway at a tender age of four. The “Home Alone” movie grossed over $200 million when it was released, making Macauley Culkin a household name and, of course, very wealthy. Although not as famous today, he still acts and directs.
River was a very talented young actor who started acting when he was 10. He is famous for the movies “Stand by me”, “The mosquito coast” and “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade”. He was considered by many to be one of the top 100 movie stars of all time, but, unfortunately, he died at the height of youth at 23 because of a drug overdose. Putting an end to his promising career.
Not all top child actors are from America; for instance, Daniel Radcliffe is a British actor who rose to fame very quickly. He was the star of the “Harry Potter” movies, in which he started acting when he was 11 years old. The first movie and all subsequent movies in the “Harry Potter” series were huge commercial successes. Daniel has also acted on Broadway and in other movies.
Back in the 1980s, the two Coreys were very popular. Corey Haim and Corey Feldman both became teenage heart throbs. The boys were terrific and popular child actors. Corey Haim was Canadian and acted with American Corey Feldman in the movie “The Lost Boys”. Both of them were indeed successful, but Corey Haim unfortunately had problems later in life and died at the age of 38.
Anna is an actress who won an academy award when she was only 11 years old for her role in the movie “The Piano”. She was the second youngest to ever receive this honor. Anna was nominated for various awards for other movies she did as a child and then went on to continue her career in this craft and is still working in films today. We have discussed some of the top child actors of all time, who have had tremendous commercial success and fame for their work.