It takes a lot to establish oneself in Hollywood where new people are coming up every day as actors. It almost feels like you’re just another fish in the sea. However, one single break and you become famous! But even a break doesn’t make you anything unless you have the talent, skill, and potential. So, here’s a list of 13 great actors who we know today, but started their careers as child actors. We’re sure you must have seen them in movies before. If not, then this is the time for you. Also, let us know in the comments who your favorite actor is!
1. Jake Gyllenhaal
You might know Jake Gyllenhaal as Mysterio from Spider-Man: Far From Home. But, for your information, he appeared as Danny Robbins in City Slickers in 1991.
2. Christian Bale
Bale played Batman and we all loved his performance. But do you know he acted during his childhood before becoming a big name? Christian Bale appeared as Jim Hawkins in Treasure Island.
3. Sean Astin
Samwise Gamgee in The Lord of the Rings trilogy was played by Sean Astin and he was appreciated for his work. However, this isn’t his first noticeable role. He played Mikey Walsh in The Goonies in 1985.
4. Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Levitt played the role of Oliver Laird in The Juror in 1996. Even then he could attract the audiences’ eyes!
5. Alyson Hannigan
Before becoming mainstream famous, Alyson Hannigan appeared in TV series gigs. One of them was My Stepmother Is An Alien (1988). She played the role of Jessie Mills.
6. Elijah Wood
Wood debuted as a child actor in 1994’s The War as Stu Simmons.
7. Elizabeth Moss
Moss entered this career field when she was merely 6 years old. She played the role of Lucy in 1990’s Lucy Chances.
8. Aaron Taylor-Johnson
Johnson made his debut as Charlie Chaplin in 2003’s Shanghai Knights. After this, it was all the big roles of this amazing actor!
9. Drew Barrymore
Barrymore has appeared in plenty of roles. But do you know her list includes one name that made the fans crazy back in 1982? It was E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982) that blew everybody’s mind. Now, we’ll blow your mind with the fact that Drew was a part of the movie!
10. Seth Green
Green first appeared in The Hotel New Hampshire (1984) as Egg. He was quite an attraction!
11. Scarlett Johansson
The Black Widow first appeared as Katie Armstrong in 1995’s Just Cause.
12. Natalie Portman
Portman appeared as Mathilda in Léon: The Professional. It was a crime-action drama about a 12-year-old girl whose family had been murdered. And, she turned into a professional assassin. Natalie Portman was 13 at that time!
13. Mila Kunis
The Friends with Benefits star Mila Kunis first appeared as Jill in 1997’s Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves!