13 Beloved Actors We Forgot Started Out As Child Stars

13 Beloved Actors We Forgot Started Out As Child Stars

Sometimes the lights of famous actors and celebrities can shine so brightly that they obscure other parts of their lives or their pasts. We often forget or simply ignore other facets of their life, like strange hobbies or talents, interesting family members, or even their own pasts.

We dug up more than a dozen examples of beloved actors that we completely forgot started out as child stars.

For example, Ryan Reynolds--action and comedy star extraordinaire--actually started out as a teenager in Nickelodeon's Fifteen way back in 1990. It was about teenage life and Reynolds was just 14 years old.

Jake Gyllenhaal got started as a kid as well, though his path was somewhat easier as his mom and dad were both already in the Hollywood elite.

Plenty of famous actors are well-known to us as grown-ups, so it can be kind of weird to find out that they started out when they were way, way younger, and in some cases were legit child stars ... who just kept going.

Bruce Lee

Bruce Lee got started in his career way before he became a martial arts master. His first role was when he was just one year old, and he became a child actor - his dad was a movie star, so he was able to get Bruce's career started very early. The first time Bruce played a lead was in The Kid, when he was just nine. CRACKED.COM


Jackie Chan

Jackie Chan got his start in showbiz as a child actor. Не got cast in his first movie when he was just five - it was Big and Little Wong Tin Bar, which was released in 1962. CRACKED.COM


Jennifer Connelly

Jennifer Connelly got into showbiz really young - at the age of 10. She started modelling at 10, and when she was 12, she got cast in Once Upon a Time in America. CRACKED.COM


Shia LaBeouf

Shia LaBeouf started his acting career back when he was still a child. Basebulls Не got an agent at 11, and he soon started getting roles on big TV shows like The X-Files and ER. CRACKED.COM


Jason Bateman

Jason Bateman got his start in Hollywood when he was still a child. At the age of 10, he signed with an acting agency, and got cast in Little House on the Prairie two years after that. CRACKED.COM


Giovanni Ribisi

Giovanni Ribisi started out in acting at a pretty young age. In 1985, he got cast on Highway to Heaven as a child cancer patient. There are so many things - that was one of my first jobs. I remember being completely bald and just the surreal thing of like, 'Oh this is what it's like to be an actor. You have to do things like that.'', he said later. OM


Ryan Gosling

Ryan Gosling joined The Mickey Mouse Club in 1993, when he was 12. Не was there at the same time as Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake. I think they needed a Canadian. Every man in my family works in a paper mill, and I'd probably be doing that, too, if I hadn't learned when I was 11 that there's more out there, he later said.0M


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