Some big names of Hollywood are in business for even longer than you realize. Some of them are Oscar Award winners who started their careers as Child Stars. From there, they just went to achieve great success. Let’s look at 9 Celebrities who were child stars and then carried on to make big names.
9 Celebrities Who Were Child Stars :
Here is the list :
1. Ben Affleck
The Oscar Award winner started his career at the age of 7 in the movie ”The Dark End of the Street”. He then goes on to star as a child actor in the TV show, ”The Voyage of the Mimi”. The show was a children’s educational show.
But he got his big break in the movie ”Good Will Hunting”, released in 1997. He played Chuckie Sullivan in the movie. He may have started early, but he didn’t have any pressure from his parents. In an interview, he mentioned that he just sort of wanted to try without having much ambition of becoming famous at a young age.
2. Scarlet Johansson
The actress who lived through his role as ”Black Widow” in Marvel Cinematic Universe, and played several other roles in different films, started working in the industry at an early age.
As a child, she auditioned for many commercials and then moved onto films at the age of 9. At the age of 12, she was nominated for Independent Spirit Award for the best lead female role in the movie ”Manny and Lo” playing Manny.
Her stand-out role came at age 14 for her part in ”The Horse Whisperer” in 1998. From there, it’s all uphill.
3. Kurt Russell
The famous actor who played the role ”Ego-The Living Planet” in Marvel’s Guardian of the Galaxy started his career at a very young age. He got an uncredited role in the TV show ”Dennis the Menace” at the age of 11. He also appeared in the shows name ”The Man from U.N.C.L.E.”, ”The fugitive”, ”Lost in Space”, and many other shows and movies.
He played the title character of Jaimie in the show ”The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters”.
4. Elisabeth Moss
The Emmy award winner for her role in ”The Handmaid’s Tale”, Elisabeth Moss started her career at a very young age. She started her career at the age of 8 in NBC’S TV mini-series, ”Lucky Chances” in 1990.
She later played a part in 1995’s TV show, ”Escape To Witch Mountain”. She also lends her role in many other movies and TV series.
5. Paul Walker
The famous Paul Walker, who played a role in ”Fast and Furious” movies along with Vin Diesel started as a child actor. Her first part in acting was at the age of 2 when he appeared for an ad for Pampers Diapers. Later he played roles in the TV series, ”Who’s The Boss?”, ”Young and The Restless” and others.
His first film credit was at the age of 13 in a horror movie, ”Monster in the Closet.”
Sadly he died at a young age in a car crash. His death came as a big shock to many celebrities and ”Fast and Furious” franchise fans.
6. Laurence Fishburne
Known for his serious roles as mentor and complex characters, Laurence Fishburne started his career at the age of 12, where he played serious regular guy Joshua in ”One Life to Live” in 1973.
He played a supporting role in the movie ”Apocopuylpse Now” in 1979. He lied about his age at that time to take the role as he was 14, but he told makers he’s 16.
7. Jeff Bridges
This actor dived into acting at the age of 9, along with his father and brother playing roles in several episodes of the 1958 TV show ”Sea Hunt”. But he already appeared on the screen at the age of 2 years in the movie, ”The Company She Keeps”.
The reason behind his acting start at a young age was his father being an actor. So he acted with him to make himself happy.
8. Jake Gyllenhaal
The actor who played the role of Mysterio in Spider-Man Far From Home Movie and now coming with another Spider-Universe movie, Morbius, also started at a young age. He played Billy Crystal’s son in ”City Slickers” at the age of 11.
Although he broke out with his role in science fiction ”Donnie Darko” at 21, co-starring with his real sister Maggie Gyllenhal in the movie.
Even after starting at a young age and having an interest in acting, his parents didn’t let him lend big roles. They want to keep him close to family.
9. Bruce Lee
The Legend Lee Jung-fan, known by his stage name Bruce Lee started his first kick on-screen at a young age when he was just a baby. Thanks to his father, he appeared on the screen at this young age. By the time he was 18, he had played roles in 20 movies.
His first recognized work was in ”The Kid” where he played the role of a kid at age 10. His father also lends his part in the movie.
He then worked in several movies in Hong Kong and then started work in Hollywood. Today we all know how much a great legend he was.