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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2 dic 2017

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Comentarios 3 487
Looper Hace un año
What other movie roles do you think should've made this list?
Ur Lovely Physco
Ur Lovely Physco Hace 5 días
Good Boys lol
camcat26 Hace un mes
Thirteen with Evan Rachael Wood and Nikki Reed
Megha Dixit
Megha Dixit Hace un mes
Yaoilover Studio
Yaoilover Studio Hace 2 meses
The heart is deceitful above all.
Line Junge Pedersen
Line Junge Pedersen Hace 2 meses
The young kids (and especially the lead role holly hunter) from the movie "THIRTEEN" There's drug abuse, sex scenes, violence and stealing 👌🏼
Elvis Van
Elvis Van Hace 13 días
_🌆7PM Jun 4 2019~_
Zohar Sarig
Zohar Sarig Hace 21 un día
Chloe Mortez in hick was also pretty shocking
Liam Alistarr
Liam Alistarr Hace un mes
8:20 he looks like that boy that played in the Peter Pan movie.
RussellblazeR Hace un mes
The Outsiders
Theron Wagner
Theron Wagner Hace un mes
Disturb behaviors ie what really happens irl that people don’t like hearing about xD
seinfeldlover1 Hace un mes
Jasmine Singh
Jasmine Singh Hace un mes
Paper moon is one of my favorite movies 😂👌🏾✨
Guided Hand
Guided Hand Hace un mes
Empire of the sun was an amazing movie!
Lee Monahan
Lee Monahan Hace un mes
these captions are consistently wrong in commonly pretentious ways.
Lee Monahan
Lee Monahan Hace un mes
people who use captions are NOT too childish to understand/absorb the use of certain words. avoiding displaying them doesn’t help anyone. It just exemplifies an infantilization of Deaf and HoH folks.
Lapin Féerique
Lapin Féerique Hace un mes
Kristen Dunst should have won an oscar for that performance. I'vet to see most adult actors come close to her skill at 11 years.
ShadoeFax Hace un mes
Harmony korine is on this list more than once, kids is a really fucked up film.
Steph Hace un mes
If Shirley Temple isn’t on this list
MediaSubliminal Hace un mes
2 Harmony Korine films on one list.
Spacial Hace un mes
The premise might make more sense if any example of actual problems experienced by any of these very talented actors, could be given.
Yvonne Hace un mes
I was a kid once. Art imitates life. End.
ani Hace un mes
5:03 it's me or it's Marie? xD
Rachel_victoria Hace un mes
Kids is one of the best movies
BenC Hace 2 meses
come on people 16/ 17 is close enough i do see how people might still be shocked but just putting it out there ok second thoughts that "kids movie" is fair enough to get picky about
Maxwell Howig
Maxwell Howig Hace 2 meses
Child Bride (1938). A 12 year old Shirley Mills has a lengthy nude swim scene. No body double, no nothing! The only reason the film got away with it was it was independent and "educational".
COLD WB Tang Hace 2 meses
This only confirmed the child stars who's parents were comfortable with pimping their children out to Hollywood pedophiles!
Lady Stardust
Lady Stardust Hace 2 meses
Autant dire film et scènes pédophile ! C'est ça qu'ils aiment à hollywood le satanisme la pédophilie et j'en passe!
Mody Hace 2 meses
How about Kristen Stewart in Speak ?
Mandi Tierney
Mandi Tierney Hace 2 meses
The fact that Dakota Fanning actually thought that a rape survivor would even watch much less be inspired by some tasteless child rape scene just shows how ignorant she is. Talk about self importance
Jaymee Renee
Jaymee Renee Hace 2 meses
I don’t understand what’s wrong with kids playing in mature rolls??? It’s acting and they’re acting on a movie set like tf idk what’s the big deal
Conman 200605
Conman 200605 Hace 2 meses
Even more proof the Kevin became saw theory is true
natt noot
natt noot Hace 2 meses
*I was named after natalie Portman no joke why dad*
Jime Diez
Jime Diez Hace 2 meses
You should have put the girl from orphan
Nikola Khmara
Nikola Khmara Hace 2 meses
Хорошая подборка, но не ленитесь добавлять название фильма и год, к примеру, в левом нижнем углу, чтобы потом можно было купить этот фильм и посмотреть.
stef Hace 2 meses
I am always wary of child actors. It's so easy for them to be exploited. Take Brooke Shields for example. 😥
ChibiStraws Hace 2 meses
Blue Lagoon was an amazing movie!
Zachary Siple
Zachary Siple Hace 2 meses
Jodie Foster was 12 in Taxi Driver? Dang! What's her secret?
мαкι ηιsнιкιησ
I feel bad for the NPAA for going through these films just to rate them...
K P Hace 2 meses
I hate when people get pissy about controversial movies. Your neighbor’s little girl is probably be assaulted by her uncle, but that’s not too close to home. This movie is.. ok
Lovely Girl
Lovely Girl Hace 2 meses
Shipwrecksos Hace 2 meses
Lord of the Flies and City of God deserved some honorable mentions.
Alice Stockli Stockli
Also to be fair kevan in home alone is also kind of a phycopath
Alice Stockli Stockli
I absolutely love the empire of the sun
Ninjamohawk Hace 2 meses
Two Harmony Korine movies on this list. Either he's like writing controversial films or he's got a hangup about children. Or both.
solidfoamsoul Hace 2 meses
You mention Olivia Hussey and say that Claire Daines covered in blood is "too much" not even mentioning that Olivia was 15 and had a topless scene? C'mon.
Raquel Leon
Raquel Leon Hace 2 meses
Born Innocent and Lord of the Fly's.
Evie Ashton
Evie Ashton Hace 2 meses
Destiney Brooke
Destiney Brooke Hace 2 meses
Hound dog was such an intense, touching movie. It’s sad and hard to watch, but i think Dakota fanning was perfect for the role. She did such a good job
Rose Tyler
Rose Tyler Hace 2 meses
RoMeo WaS noT A cHilD!!
Elliott Platt
Elliott Platt Hace 2 meses
Addison The Gemini
Addison The Gemini Hace 2 meses
Kids was so uncomfortable to watch which is why I watched like 5 mins lol
Amadeus Monroe
Amadeus Monroe Hace 2 meses
The exorcist..the most hilarious movie around..they mean.
oikawa tooru
oikawa tooru Hace 2 meses
I was like 9 when I watched The Good Son and I was very disturbed 😂
Kiyah Pritty
Kiyah Pritty Hace 2 meses
Lolita might be controversial... but it was such a great film. One of my favourites. The actors did such an amazing job playing the characters and bringing the book to life💕
Shane Hace 2 meses
Lolita should be the number one
Grimble Grumble
Grimble Grumble Hace 2 meses
Kids? Alright. But what about Ken Park then?
David Davis
David Davis Hace 2 meses
Its acting means nothing, nothing is real.
Lyrissawesome sauce
Lyrissawesome sauce Hace 2 meses
Sasha Pieterse!
Blenderdick Snickersbar
Wait... Chloë Moretz was 11 in kickass? Omg I've been compared to an 11 year old. And we don't even look alike, the guy who compared me to her is an idiot, and also apparently a pedophile, since he repeatedly told me how hot she is and how he only goes for girls that look like her character from the movie.
myah melis
myah melis Hace 2 meses
In the second one she had to kiss Brad Pitt (the one with the long hair) at her age and she said in a interview that She didn’t want to kiss him😂😂 she didn’t kiss another guy until she was 16
Bhavesh Marathe
Bhavesh Marathe Hace 2 meses
2:18 tom Cruze?
ram2791 Hace 2 meses
Its pronounced zeen-yaa ohio
Belinda Garza
Belinda Garza Hace 2 meses
Rape scenes never help people who have been raped. That is an absolutely preposterous idea. How can that possibly help?
Shayla Marie
Shayla Marie Hace 2 meses
Who also likes kick ass
It was me. I let the dogs out
Did they really make a movie with a cousin romance?
A V E I L Y Y Hace 2 meses
Paper moon is forever a favorite
Lunsla Hace 2 meses
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 2 meses
after seeing this in my recommended for 2 years i finally watched it.
Maddy Burtt
Maddy Burtt Hace 2 meses
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 meses
all of these disgust me
Maureen Seel
Maureen Seel Hace 2 meses
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 meses
And I was thinking I had rough moments in childhood.
D C Hace 2 meses
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 meses
Yes, we must have 18 year olds playing 12 year old rape victims, because reasons....
Apple Shrubs
Apple Shrubs Hace 2 meses
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 2 meses
JW41926 Hace 3 meses
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.
cecilia Hace 3 meses
omg Brooke Shields was gorgeous
Hunter Weeks
Hunter Weeks Hace 3 meses
The Good Son is great! And I actually bought him as a psychopath
cryinqsippy Hace 3 meses
my granddad and my family thinks i look like brooke sheilds but shes so much prettier than me lmao
Jackie Aikin
Jackie Aikin Hace 3 meses
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 3 meses
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 3 meses
“Too young” but yet all of these kids completely knocked these rolls out of the park.
Zay Taboada
Zay Taboada Hace un mes
@Jae Lo how are you gonna correct him for saying rolls, yet you said "pedifiles"... moron it's pedophiles
nonya business
nonya business Hace un mes
Jae Lo *pedophile
Zion Grant
Zion Grant Hace 2 meses
@Jae Lo just bc a kid is a good actor in these doesnt make u a pedofile
It was me. I let the dogs out
Yes, they killed it but some of them were inappropriate.
Jae Lo
Jae Lo Hace 2 meses
Tinni The Tinfoil Hatter
You should take a look at children-toys ; the world is ruled by men !
Victoria Clarke
Victoria Clarke Hace 3 meses
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 3 meses
It's called Léon: The Professional (1994) not just 'The Professional'
misha Hace 3 meses
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 3 meses
kids play kids adults play adults And adults play teenagers
Z Hace 3 meses
It's acting and all fake lol!!!!
Genavieve C
Genavieve C Hace 3 meses
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 3 meses
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 3 meses
What about Isabelle Fuhrman in Orphan?
Hannah Laurenzano
Hannah Laurenzano Hace 3 meses
I love Empire of the Sun!
Lateralus 7007
Lateralus 7007 Hace 3 meses
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.
Jamie Smith
Jamie Smith Hace 3 meses
Hit girl is my favorite!!!
Aria Clements
Aria Clements Hace 3 meses
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 3 meses
5:30 Louise.....Bob's burgers haha...
Julie Laugen
Julie Laugen Hace 3 meses
Why isn’t the crush in this?
Philthy Tanks
Philthy Tanks Hace 3 meses
Lol Kids got skipped over quick! I assume it’s Bc mentioning rape and AIDS would get this demonetized?
Alana Valadez
Alana Valadez Hace 3 meses
Hold up, we just gonna forget about Jena Malone in Bastard Out of Carolina?
HeyKirsty Hace 3 meses
did no one watch Hick? I'd hardly call Kickass Chloe's most controversial role in comparison.
Pauline Marie
Pauline Marie Hace 3 meses
Hick definitely deserves a place on this list more than kickass, for sure
TheHero1945 Hace 3 meses
I know she was 17 but I can’t believe they didn’t mention Ellen Page in Hard Candy..
H3DDIE Hace 3 meses
I can’t believe they didn’t add KEN PARK or BULLY!
Bro Hace 3 meses
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.
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