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July 19, 2018 7:48 am

Underrated Talented Child Actors

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Child actors, whenever we see them in movies, we cannot help but love them. Though discussion about talented child actors often only include the same names. Here, I point out a few other actors who have made big impressions even at a young age.

Freddie Highmore

Freddie Highmore‘s performance in Finding Neverland as Peter was brilliant and with his costar Johnny Depp, things could not have gotten better. Freddie is the same kid who plays Charlie in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005), though some people may also recognize his performance as Evan Taylor in August Rush (2007). Clearly Johnny Depp enjoys working with him, and we love watching him.

Quvenzhane Wallis

Quvenzhane Wallis is a name some might not have heard because she is a 9-year-old girl who has become the youngest nominee ever for the best supporting actress. This girl has been recognized and has made her way to the top for her splendid performance in the movie Beasts of the Southern Wild. She is young, she is sweet and she has fought her way to the top. There hasn’t been as young a nominee in the Oscars as hers before and that is something that you need to recognize. Brilliant in her acting and performance, she is a natural and just looking at her, you get very inspired. She has also been recognized among movie fans in 12 Years a Slave and loved by fellow kids in Annie.

Dakota Fanning

Dakota Fanning is brilliant in her mature performances and has literally grown up right in front of our very eyes. Dakota is a natural in her performances, every single time. She is an actress you cannot forget but remember for what she brings forward; true and natural acting. Dakota loves the screen and it shows every time she acts, while it has been a few years since her return. We loved Fanning in Coraline, The Secret Life of Bees, War of the Worlds and even Uptown Girl.


Kiernan Shipka

Kiernan Shipka has been a new addition to the list of child actors but the right choice. She’s been in several movies such as Very Good Girls, Flowers in the Attic, One & Two, Fan Girl, amongst others. We love Kiernan for her organic acting and unique styles in every single movie. Many TV fans have loved her in Mad Men as she grows into a complicated character named Sally.

Child actors are often not taken seriously but the popularity of these actors is increasing with time and when it comes to child actors, the above four ones cannot be forgotten.

Joe Brandeis

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