Everybody keeps talking about grown-up actors. Leonardo DiCaprio, Chris Evans, Jennifer Lawerence, and so on. But what about the kids?! The poor little tykes act too! In fact, you might argue that they act even better than the grown ups! Some movies were definitely saved by child actors. After all, who can forget Cole Sear in the sixth sense (“I see dead people”), or Ray Boyd from Jerry Maguire; and let’s not forget Macaulay Culkin as Kevin McCallister in Home Alone. These child actors were amazing and as such have become part of a short list of the 25 Most Amazing Kids In Film History Whose Roles Were Epic.
So, who’s your favorite child actor? Is he or she on this list?
Thomas J. Sennett
Thomas (portrayed by the boy wonder of the nineties Macaulay Culkin) *SPOILER ALERT* died while trying to find his crush Vada’s mood ring. She had lost it the day before in the woods near a beehive hanging from a tree. The most tragic part of this beautiful love story is that Thomas knew he was allergic to bee stings but still took the risk in the name of unconditional, innocent love.
This beautiful pale-skinned, brown-eyed girl from the Harry Potter films discovered her “magic” powers at the innocent age of eleven when she received a letter from Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry stating that she had been accepted as a student. Since then she has become our favorite witch.
Lydia (Winona Ryder) from Beetlejuice is a serious but kind and sensitive Goth girl who feels isolated in the world. Her father and stepmother don’t take anything she says seriously and often ignore her to pursue their own selfish desires. Lydia loves writing poetry, photography, and anything supernatural and paranormal. She’s a really special kid who never got the love she deserved from her parents and for that alone we love her even more.
Richie Rich (Macaulay Culkin) has every toy any little boy could ever want, in addition to an adoring mother and father. The one thing Richie doesn’t have is friends. However, when his parents suddenly go missing, Richie hooks up with a group of kids who become his friends and helps him save his folks. All right, all right, not one of Macaulay’s best but we still love everything about him from that decade.
Hit-Girl might not be the protagonist of the Kick-Ass comics and films but she’s awesome regardless. She might be young but she’s super effective at kicking behind and was trained by her father from an early age to be a costumed superhero. She’s just a kid who saves the world from the bad guys. What more can you ask from a kid, huh?