Bet You Didn’t Know These Famous Celebrities Started Out as Child Actors
It’s no secret that Hollywood is a place where dreams come true. For many, that dream starts at a young age, when they begin their careers as child actors. While some child actors fade into obscurity, others go on to become some of the biggest names in Hollywood. Here are a few famous celebrities you may not have known started their careers as child actors.
1. Leonardo DiCaprio
Before he was the star of “Titanic” and “The Wolf of Wall Street,” Leonardo DiCaprio got his start on television. He appeared in a number of commercials and TV shows, including “Roseanne” and “Growing Pains.” His breakout role came in the 1993 film “This Boy’s Life,” where he starred alongside Robert De Niro.
2. Drew Barrymore
Drew Barrymore is a Hollywood icon, but she got her start at a very young age. She appeared in her first commercial at just 11 months old and landed her first film role at the age of 5 in “Altered States.” Her breakout role came in the 1982 film “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial.”
3. Natalie Portman
Before she was an Oscar-winning actress, Natalie Portman was a child star. She made her film debut at the age of 12 in the 1994 film “Leon: The Professional.” She went on to star in a number of other films, including “Beautiful Girls” and “Mars Attacks!”
4. Jodie Foster
Jodie Foster has been a Hollywood icon for decades, but she started her career as a child actor. She made her debut in the 1968 film “The Lion in Winter” and went on to star in a number of other films, including “Taxi Driver” and “The Silence of the Lambs.”
5. Elijah Wood
Elijah Wood is best known for his role as Frodo in the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy, but he got his start as a child actor. He made his film debut in the 1989 film “Back to the Future Part II” and went on to star in a number of other films, including “The Good Son” and “Flipper.”
These are just a few examples of famous celebrities who got their start as child actors. While not all child actors go on to become Hollywood icons, these stars prove that starting young can lead to great success.