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Old 16-08-2004, 03:48   #1
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Who are your favorite child actors,whose work is on DVD and why?

Who are your personal favorite (current, recent, or former) human child actors whose work is on DVD and please say what are the unique aspects of their work, you most admire, compared to other child actors.
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Old 16-08-2004, 08:36   #2
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For her adorable chuckle and great singing voice.
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The Olsen twins. Nuff said
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The Olsen twins. Nuff said
Aren't they all messed-up now? And in rehab?
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There are very few child actors who I can genuinely say put in a good performance rather than just being "cute".

Dakota Fanning is a great little actress, and will go far IMO. She manages to out-act Denzil Washington in "Man On Fire".

Haley Joel Osment put in a very convincing performance in "Sixth Sense", but has failed to live up to expectations, largely due to crappy film choices.

Seo-woo Eun, who plays a possessed little girl in the Korean film "Phone" wins hands down for me by putting in a terrifying performance. I've never been scared of a 5-year old before watching this movie!

Other notables: Christina Ricci, Natalie Portman and Kirsten Dunst - who have all grown up into great actresses.
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Harvey Stephens in The Omen:

there's a scary kid for you. And he grew up to be a stockbroker, didn't he? Truly the Antichrist.
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If a grown midget playing a child counts I will go for Peter Bark in Zombie 3, the coolest kid ever!

I mostly hate child actors, unless they get killed like in Jess Franco's Bloody Moon. One exception might be Dóra Szinetár in Robert Sigl's atmospheric horror film Laurin: A Journey into Death

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Tatum O'Neill in 'Papermoon' and Hayley Mills in 'Tiger Bay' are the best performances by child actors ever and still impress me.
I also love Hayley in 'Parent Trap'. When I first saw this as a kid and found out there was only one of her in real life it really upset me
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Macaulay Culkin especially for his role in the Good Son.
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The kid who says "You mean we're not in the band?" all sad like in School of Rock.

And the girl who played BB in Kill Bill Vol.2

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Harry Eden from Pure impressed me, managed to convey the part perfectly, without the usual childish acting.
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The little fat fella from Bad Santa was priceless. How he kept a straight face throughout the film i'll never know.
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Hunter Carson from Paris, Texas was very good, seemed like the first time I'd seen a child acting, rather than being cute/precocious
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Hunter Carson from Paris, Texas was very good, seemed like the first time I'd seen a child acting, rather than being cute/precocious
He's L.M. Kit Carson's son, isn't he?
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The kid from 'Cinema Paradiso'.

Great performance.
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David Dorfman - What a natural!
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The Young Versions of Noodles: Scott Tiler, Young Max: Rusty Jacobs, and young Deborah in Once Upon A Time In America.

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Chunk from the Goonies - that kid was brilliant
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as a hater of dubbed films i do have to admit that whoever the little fella was who voiced the part of Diagro in Shougn Assassin (the chopped to pieces USA version of the lone wolfe & cub films) did an amazing job.......

that kid was fantastic and one of the only examples of a time when i'd say that a dubbing performance was top class, he was errie, knowing and fatalistic all at the same time..........
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