Movie Roles That Were Too Mature For Child Actors

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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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Looper Hace un año
What other movie roles do you think should've made this list?
trashcancherry Hace 2 días
Looper hick
bill brad
bill brad Hace 4 días
Sparsha D
Sparsha D Hace 9 días
Looper Hey why didn’t you include The Orphan?
Richard Ball
Richard Ball Hace 9 días
"Bastard out of Carolina."
Rambling Spirits
Rambling Spirits Hace 10 días
Zena, (Zeen-yah), Ohio. It's was the first place we that we discovered tornados have smaller tornados looping around them. A 3.5 mile wide tornado flatted the town. Then 15 years later one nearly the same size did it again.
Lunsla Hace 3 horas
They are acting. What they do they do in het character. What happens in character you dont take with you in real life. If they cant do something that they shouldnt have taken the role.
Julia Brummell
Julia Brummell Hace 16 horas
after seeing this in my recommended for 2 years i finally watched it.
Maddy The Bumble Bee
Maddy The Bumble Bee Hace 19 horas
Lmao I’m named after Madeline Cohn, but my mom spelled my name as “Madalynn” not the original spelling.
casey b
casey b Hace 2 días
all of these disgust me
Maureen Seel
Maureen Seel Hace 2 días
Empire of the Sun is one of the most touching and gut-wrenching performances from Christian Bale EVER...I love that movie...brings me to tears every time.
Michael Phillips
Michael Phillips Hace 2 días
And I was thinking I had rough moments in childhood.
D C Hace 2 días
Let's not forget that many child actors are exposed to REAL abuse.Hollywood is a very dark place, and I'm not some religious nut, this is just a sad reality.
TheNoodlyAppendage Hace 2 días
Yes, we must have 18 year olds playing 12 year old rape victims, because reasons....
Apple Shrubs
Apple Shrubs Hace 3 días
As long as those kids aren’t making out with adults or smoking (for-real) I don’t really think it matters what role they play
Caprice Portia
Caprice Portia Hace 3 días
JW41926 Hace 4 días
I would not call it protecting a child's innocence. Explain to me how child actors are allowed to be in dark R rated films, but if a parent plays pranks on their kid on ESvid, there is public outcry they loose custody.
yagurlceci Hace 5 días
omg Brooke Shields was gorgeous
Hunter Weeks
Hunter Weeks Hace 6 días
The Good Son is great! And I actually bought him as a psychopath
cryinqsippy Hace 6 días
my granddad and my family thinks i look like brooke sheilds but shes so much prettier than me lmao
Jackie Aikin
Jackie Aikin Hace 8 días
Today children are being exposed again like in the past because some most countries are very disturbing and teenagers are legal for an adult to be with. It's real life and it's creepy. Pedophile nation
Ricardeaux Hace 8 días
Foster is definitely a witch. Didn't she also orchestrate someone to assassinate RR back in the day?? Why isn't that more well known lol
Ima Go Apesht
Ima Go Apesht Hace 8 días
“Too young” but yet all of these kids completely knocked these rolls out of the park.
Jae Lo
Jae Lo Hace 7 horas
Tinni The Tinfoil Hatter
You should take a look at children-toys ; the world is ruled by men !
Victoria Clarke
Victoria Clarke Hace 8 días
I was going to suggest Winona Ryder in the movie Mermaids but I just did some research and it turns out she was 19. I could’ve sworn she was younger.
Daniel Vidal
Daniel Vidal Hace 9 días
It's called Léon: The Professional (1994) not just 'The Professional'
misha Hace 10 días
as a 17 year old this is ridiculous. you do realise doing drugs and having sex (and also being raped) are things that happen in every day life for some teenagers???? they’re trying to reach an audience that can relate to something like that. but yeah, we get it steve. you stayed in ur mums basement until you were 30 🙄
kiffclout Hace 10 días
kids play kids adults play adults And adults play teenagers
Z Hace 10 días
It's acting and all fake lol!!!!
Genavieve C
Genavieve C Hace 11 días
Yup I hate rape movies or when they like kinda show it. They can just say it if they want to add that to a movie.
Julia K
Julia K Hace 12 días
what about Chloe graze moretz in runaway girl? she got raped, sexually assaulted and ran around with a gun and killed someone
Luke Bridger
Luke Bridger Hace 13 días
What about Isabelle Fuhrman in Orphan?
Hannah Laurenzano
Hannah Laurenzano Hace 13 días
I love Empire of the Sun!
Lateralus 7007
Lateralus 7007 Hace 13 días
Yea well keep the tribe away from child actors and maybe Id be more supportive. Since the Tribe controls the industry they will always be at risk. Gotta love the chosen people.
Kristen Green
Kristen Green Hace 13 días
Hit girl is my favorite!!!
Aria Clements
Aria Clements Hace 13 días
Juliet was 13, not 14. "She hath not seen the change of fourteen years." So she's not yet 14.
Britt Anne
Britt Anne Hace 13 días
5:30 Louise.....Bob's burgers haha...
Julie Laugen
Julie Laugen Hace 14 días
Why isn’t the crush in this?
Philthy Tanks
Philthy Tanks Hace 14 días
Lol Kids got skipped over quick! I assume it’s Bc mentioning rape and AIDS would get this demonetized?
Alana Valadez
Alana Valadez Hace 14 días
Hold up, we just gonna forget about Jena Malone in Bastard Out of Carolina?
HeyKirsty Hace 16 días
did no one watch Hick? I'd hardly call Kickass Chloe's most controversial role in comparison.
Pauline Marie
Pauline Marie Hace 14 días
Hick definitely deserves a place on this list more than kickass, for sure
TheHero1945 Hace 16 días
I know she was 17 but I can’t believe they didn’t mention Ellen Page in Hard Candy..
H3DDIE Hace 17 días
I can’t believe they didn’t add KEN PARK or BULLY!
Orlando Pockets
Orlando Pockets Hace 17 días
Fear everything. Obey.
Bro Hace 17 días
When Natalie Portman said "One shot, not bad huh?" I saw only Hit Girl right there. Seriously. They even have similar faces, smiles, short hair and everything.
rageforthemachine Hace 17 días
Pretty much anything Lara Wendel or Eva Ionesco was in.
Lux Meow
Lux Meow Hace 18 días
I don't agree because when the kids are acting, they're not watching the movie as a whole. They don't see what we do on screen. Most likely when working with kids the directors make it more fun. Look at how well adjusted Natalie Portman turned out, Kirsten Dunst is also doing well still. I didn't watch this vid to know who else. So can't blame their downfall on a movie roll alone if that were to happen, something more is going on.
Tara Budke
Tara Budke Hace 18 días
Chloe Grace Moretz character was awesome though
Mona Plauborg Larsen
Mona Plauborg Larsen Hace 19 días
What about Noah Wiseman in the movie "The Babadook"?
Mimi Cares for Kids
Mimi Cares for Kids Hace 19 días
What the hell, I thought Romeo & Juliet was a cute high school lover story but their parent's fight. Not about sex, suicide and all the other stuff. They played that in Hey Arnold, weird
Briana .H
Briana .H Hace 20 días
coccinelle80 Hace 20 días
Jodie Foster is an amazing actress
Asha Hace 20 días
I find it interesting that they don't actually talk about how KIDS ends with one character getting raped on camera. It is a very disturbing moment.
Evan Fields
Evan Fields Hace 21 un día
Two Harnony Korine scripts on the list? Most of his work could work on this list.
Christina Bricker
Christina Bricker Hace 21 un día
Where’s my new boo bear? I want to get them safely across the veil
Jane Francis
Jane Francis Hace 21 un día
you guys screwed up a few film titles, man
Sakoya Spruill
Sakoya Spruill Hace 22 días
What about the Shirley Temple movies???
Elizabeth Schuyler
Elizabeth Schuyler Hace 23 días
Romeo and Juliet 1968 had younger actors I think.
Annette Mercer
Annette Mercer Hace 23 días
The opening scene of 'Kids' with the two kids making out - the girl was 12 - was seriously disturbing
Benty Baroon
Benty Baroon Hace 25 días
What about all the little kids who played “The Munchkins” in wizard of oz?? Weird stuff.
Mewtata Hace 23 días
Benty Baroon I’m not sure any kids did. Those were adults with dwarfism.
Catz1a Hace 25 días
the worst part is how, most of the time, the kids and movie want you to see the treatment as these children as disgusting...yet viewers still sexualize the kids. even counting down to when Portman turned 18 smh
Dani Leonard
Dani Leonard Hace 27 días
Huffing glue huh??
Michael Kelligan
Michael Kelligan Hace 27 días
Ahhh but thats what the Harvey Wiensteins in Hollywood like!
Rob Yagenmyer
Rob Yagenmyer Hace 27 días
I feel that Gabriel Damon's role as Hob in Robocop 2 should have made the list.
Jasmin Hace 27 días
Lord Of The Flies.
Rose Gunn
Rose Gunn Hace 28 días
Really seems like whoever made this video really didn't get the purpose of Natalie Portmans character in the professional
Cassandra Craig
Cassandra Craig Hace 28 días
On a similar note it bothers me when they have actors in movies that are in nude or sexual situations that are playing underage characters. I remember in the original Stepfather, it shows a girl showering...she's supposed to be 14. In Sixteen Candles, they're watching the prom queen shower, 16. In Leprechaun, stunt boobies of a girl (you know, never shows the face and boobies in the same screen...). It's pretty sick if you think about it.
Adalina Hace 28 días
I feel like the boys from the boy in the stripped pyjamas should have been listed
LaGrAubee Hace 29 días
I know this isn’t a movie but, what about Taissa Farmiga and Evan Peters? When they shot Murder house Taissa was 15 and Evan was 23
Antiunna Butchee
Antiunna Butchee Hace 29 días
Pretty Baby
Caoilo Potter Winchester
First off I in no way condone this, which is part of the reason I don't like the original work, Juliet is 14 in Romeo and Juliet while Romeo is in his mid to late 20's in the play. So while there are five years between Leo and Claire. I personally hate that Romeo and Juliet is seen as a love story. It is a story about a guy who has his ego damaged when a beautiful woman turns him down he just happens to fall for her younger even better-looking cousin? and Juliet, while intrigued in the good looking Romeo, doesn't seem overly interested until she finds out he is a Montague and there for her sworn enemy. Who else would a rebellious teenage girl want to marry if she is being forced into marriage? Sruly, not Paris who has been picked by her parents. So if she does not want to go to a nunnery or marry Paris, why not do what her father wants and marry but the son of his enemy who is alluring with his looks and extra years.
Christian Slack
Christian Slack Hace 29 días
Hollywood is really a bunch of perverts, pedophiles and sexual deviants. Kevin Spacey was so obvious to me as soon as I couldn't sit all the way through America Beauty.
MariTheWolf Hace 29 días
"Making a movie isn't Child's Play." I'm glad it's not. Cuz Chucky is an idio-
Mathilda Hace 29 días
I beg to differ on one of them
Serai3 Hace un mes
If you're young enough to play Juliet, you're too young to play Juliet.
Jenny Gross
Jenny Gross Hace un mes
I think flowers in the arctic should be on list
coccinelle80 Hace 20 días
Jenny Gross *attic
skinny legend
skinny legend Hace un mes
people nowadays are so sensitive. it's not like any of this is actually happening. it's all fake deal with it y'all
capie44 Hace un mes
Tatum smoking at nine-years old is the product of the tobacco industry requiring the productions they contribute to "advertise" smoking by up to 60% of the actors/actresses. The public, that would be you, tolerate this because they are willing to overlook this abuse to get their own jollies off the screen. If the public was really caring, they would be sending emails and letters to Directors telling them they are not going to view movies that have smoking in it. But are offended by violence, sexuallity, and vulgar language.
JDeppFan2272 Hace un mes
They... are... acting. It's just a role. Why is this such a big deal? I mean, people aren't complaining that 10 year old KIDS are forced to WORK hours on end each day. Nope, that's not a big deal... the pretend role they are playing in a STORY is the big deal. Give me a break.
jay son
jay son Hace un mes
Movies like these were made because we didn't have snowflakes and safe spaces back then. My God you f*ckers have ruined a great nation🖕🏻
Abdullah Ansari
Abdullah Ansari Hace un mes
A young actress playing Juliet is pretty normal
Dev Lo lo
Dev Lo lo Hace un mes
If Dakota fanning was okay with it then who cares smh
kambermusic Hace un mes
Welp, that was a creepy eleven minutes I just took
Tay Underground
Tay Underground Hace un mes
Honestly prefer it over actors being old and playing teens
Roberto Arteaga
Roberto Arteaga Hace un mes
Harley Q
Harley Q Hace un mes
Savage acts of violence?! “ Kevin McCallister “ was defending his home!!! It’s not like he was going out and attacking people!!! 🙄🙄🙄
Chito Dʀɛaʍs
Chito Dʀɛaʍs Hace un mes
This is why these child actors are professional. They seriously good, they see it as a role and a job, nothing more. That's why they could do it. I swear these child actors are a lot more matured than me and I'm 19.
librarose79 Hace un mes
And yet people complain when they cast 20 year olds as teenagers. Can't win them all.
Ascent Hace un mes
So I guess the parts should have been given to 20 year olds?
Victoria Hatzson
Victoria Hatzson Hace un mes
Great choices
Victoria Hatzson
Victoria Hatzson Hace un mes
Good choices
Dancenasticgirl 812
These are all white kids...
tinylittlewierdo Hace un mes
L’enffrontée deeply disturbed me. Anything with a 13 year old girl in sexual situations with an adult man upsets me.
Billie is my life
Billie is my life Hace un mes
Y'all should add Sasha pietrese in pretty little liars
musicmansuperman Hace un mes
"Movie Roles That Were Too Mature For Child Actors", or "Watch Hollywood Molest Young Children and Promote Pedophilia in Broad Daylight Without Any Negative Repercussions" I can see this being used as evidence in a trial on the Supreme Court to shut Hollywood down and incarcerate the corrupt puppet masters. Permanently.
Ian Hornbuckle
Ian Hornbuckle Hace un mes
That little boy in Gummo is the ugliest kid I’ve ever seen 😂
Thanos’ Gay cousin
if a lot of people had their way we'd be out here with the most boring shit movies. I mean they act like the kids are really out here killing or dying or someshit. Its acting ffs. The story is supposed to provoke strong emotions and tell a story.
bryonnajones Hace un mes
Poor Brooke Shields and the girl that got injured...
Rebekah Robbins
Rebekah Robbins Hace un mes
Millie Bobby brown really looks like Natalie Portman
phoenix stewart
phoenix stewart Hace un mes
Chloe grace mortez had a much more controversial role than kick ass in hick t age 14 where she is subjected to abuse and playing a very adult role where she ends up killing her capture
Soft Edits
Soft Edits Hace un mes
7:07 she looks like Lydia from Teen Wolf 😮
Holly Wileman
Holly Wileman Hace un mes
I looooove the professional
Robin Lofton
Robin Lofton Hace un mes
Christen donn playing Claudia was fucking PERFECT! My mom thought that she was CGI’d to look and sound like a child.
Dragon Flies411
Dragon Flies411 Hace un mes
They forgot about the movie called The Lover
M D Hace un mes
Here is the thing. These are movies and the movie "Kids" is about what a lot of teenagers do and shouldn't have been as shocking as it was to people. I watched it at like 14 and related to some of it for sure. I was making stupid reckless decisions at that age that may not have been as intense as theirs but they were similar. They're not unrealistic most of the time.
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