Making a movie isn't child's play — even for a child actor. Throughout Hollywood history, kids in the industry have been called upon to act in harrowing roles that push the limits of their abilities, and according to some critics, the boundaries of good taste. Here are some of the most famous examples of underage actors in mature roles…
Dakota Fanning, Hounddog | 0:19 Natalie Portman, The Professional | 1:07 Kirsten Dunst, Interview with the Vampire | 1:45 Christian Bale, Empire of the Sun | 2:23 Macaulay Culkin, The Good Son | 3:03 Jodie Foster, Taxi Driver | 4:09 Olivia Hussey and Claire Danes, Romeo & Juliet | 4:43 Jacob Reynolds, Gummo | 5:26 Sue Lyon and Dominique Swain, Lolita | 6:14 The entire cast of Kids | 7:09 Brooke Shields, Pretty Baby and The Blue Lagoon | 7:39 Linda Blair, The Exorcist | 8:31 Tatum O'Neal, Paper Moon | 9:31 Chloe Moretz: Kick-Ass | 10:20
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