Hollywood is a really huge industry and has got a number of big stars associated with it. You may not be aware of the fact that some of the big stars in Hollywood today actually started their acting profession at a very early age. They didn’t become what they are today all of a sudden. Let’s have a look at 7 famous actors you didn’t know were child stars.
Scarlett Johansson is currently one of the biggest stars in Hollywood with her dependable box-office performances. She has the ability to handle any type of roles with perfection, especially action roles. She was actually a child star and started her acting her acting career through the movie ‘North’ at the age of nine. He persuaded her acting career by working on multiple TV shows and small movies and look where she is now.
Ryan Reynolds is one of the most respected celebrities of Hollywood and he became everyone’s favorite with Deadpool. One thing is for sure that he is going to stay here (Hollywood) for long. But he was actually a part of the acting business from the age of 15. He played the role of Billy Simpson in Hillside (TV series), which focused on issues like alcohol and drug addiction.
Rose Byrne is quickly becoming a big name in the comedy genre and we all have seen her hilarious performances in movies like Spy, Neighbors (including the sequel), and Bridesmaids etc. Hollywood is currently in love with this actress and only a very few people know that she has been in the acting industry for a long time. She started her acting career at the age of 13 by playing a role in the 1994 movie Dallas Doll. He used to work in Australian TV shows before stepping into Hollywood.
Joaquin Phoenix is undoubtedly one of the talented (weirdest too) guys in Hollywood. He may be famous among the audience for his Oscar-nominated roles, but almost no one knows about his works as a child artist. He started out his work at the age of 8 by playing the role of Travis in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (TV series). He was credited as ‘Leaf Phoenix ‘at the early stages of his career. Years later, he switched his name to ‘Joaquin’ and many people still mispronounce his name.
Jake Gyllenhaal already has some really great movies under the name and he is also one of the highly underrated actors currently working in Hollywood. Movies like Nightcrawler, Brokeback Mountain, and Donnie Darko, etc. are enough to prove how talented he is. He started acting at the age of 11 and played the role of Danny Robbins in the 1991 movie City Slickers. He persuaded his career as a child artist in a few more films until he started doing mature roles.
Christian Bale is undoubtedly one of the most talented actors currently working in Hollywood. He continues to amaze all of us with his stunning performances and body transformations. He was introduced to Hollywood by Steven Spielberg at an early age of 13. He played the lead role in Spielberg’s 1987 flick Empire of the Sun. Bale delivered an impressive performance in the movie and the 13-year-old child stole everyone’s, heart.
Natalie Portman is highly talented and extremely beautiful. She has a career full of amazing roles and won the Oscar (Best Actress) for her amazing performance in Black Swan. Her latest flick Jackie is already getting an Oscar buzz. She began her acting career at the age of 12 by playing a major role in the 1994 action flick, Léon: The Professional. Anyone who saw that movie knew that the child artist would eventually create a space for her in Hollywood and it happened.