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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  • Looper
    Looper  Год назад +857

    What other movie roles do you think should've made this list?

    • trashcancherry
      trashcancherry 2 дня назад

      Looper hick

    • bill brad
      bill brad 5 дней назад


    • Sparsha D
      Sparsha D 9 дней назад

      Looper Hey why didn’t you include The Orphan?

    • Richard Ball
      Richard Ball 9 дней назад

      "Bastard out of Carolina."

    • Rambling Spirits
      Rambling Spirits 11 дней назад

      Zena, (Zeen-yah), Ohio. It's was the first place we that we discovered tornados have smaller tornados looping around them. A 3.5 mile wide tornado flatted the town. Then 15 years later one nearly the same size did it again.

  • Lunsla
    Lunsla 17 часов назад

    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 День назад

    after seeing this in my recommended for 2 years i finally watched it.

  • Maddy The Bumble Bee
    Maddy The Bumble Bee День назад

    Lmao I’m named after Madeline Cohn, but my mom spelled my name as “Madalynn” not the original spelling.

  • casey b
    casey b 2 дня назад

    all of these disgust me

  • Maureen Seel
    Maureen Seel 2 дня назад

    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 3 дня назад

    And I was thinking I had rough moments in childhood.

  • D C
    D C 3 дня назад +2

    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
    TheNoodlyAppendage 3 дня назад

    Yes, we must have 18 year olds playing 12 year old rape victims, because reasons....

  • Apple Shrubs
    Apple Shrubs 3 дня назад

    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 3 дня назад


  • JW41926
    JW41926 5 дней назад

    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 RUclip, there is public outcry they loose custody.

  • yagurlceci
    yagurlceci 5 дней назад

    omg Brooke Shields was gorgeous

  • Hunter Weeks
    Hunter Weeks 7 дней назад +2

    The Good Son is great! And I actually bought him as a psychopath

  • cryinqsippy
    cryinqsippy 7 дней назад

    my granddad and my family thinks i look like brooke sheilds but shes so much prettier than me lmao

  • Jackie Aikin
    Jackie Aikin 8 дней назад

    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
    Ricardeaux 9 дней назад

    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 9 дней назад +44

    “Too young” but yet all of these kids completely knocked these rolls out of the park.

    • Jae Lo
      Jae Lo 21 час назад


  • Tinni The Tinfoil Hatter
    Tinni The Tinfoil Hatter 9 дней назад

    You should take a look at children-toys ; the world is ruled by men !

  • Victoria Clarke
    Victoria Clarke 9 дней назад

    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 10 дней назад +1

    It's called Léon: The Professional (1994) not just 'The Professional'

  • misha
    misha 10 дней назад

    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
    kiffclout 11 дней назад +2

    kids play kids
    adults play adults
    And adults play teenagers

  • Z
    Z 11 дней назад

    It's acting and all fake lol!!!!

  • Genavieve C
    Genavieve C 11 дней назад +2

    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 13 дней назад

    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 13 дней назад

    What about Isabelle Fuhrman in Orphan?

  • Hannah Laurenzano
    Hannah Laurenzano 13 дней назад +1

    I love Empire of the Sun!

  • Lateralus 7007
    Lateralus 7007 13 дней назад

    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.

  • Kristen Green
    Kristen Green 13 дней назад

    Hit girl is my favorite!!!

  • Aria Clements
    Aria Clements 13 дней назад

    Juliet was 13, not 14. "She hath not seen the change of fourteen years." So she's not yet 14.

  • Britt Anne
    Britt Anne 14 дней назад

    5:30 Louise.....Bob's burgers haha...

  • Julie Laugen
    Julie Laugen 14 дней назад

    Why isn’t the crush in this?

  • Philthy Tanks
    Philthy Tanks 15 дней назад

    Lol Kids got skipped over quick! I assume it’s Bc mentioning rape and AIDS would get this demonetized?

  • Alana Valadez
    Alana Valadez 15 дней назад

    Hold up, we just gonna forget about Jena Malone in Bastard Out of Carolina?

  • HeyKirsty
    HeyKirsty 17 дней назад +1

    did no one watch Hick? I'd hardly call Kickass Chloe's most controversial role in comparison.

    • Pauline Marie
      Pauline Marie 15 дней назад

      Hick definitely deserves a place on this list more than kickass, for sure

  • TheHero1945
    TheHero1945 17 дней назад

    I know she was 17 but I can’t believe they didn’t mention Ellen Page in Hard Candy..

  • H3DDIE
    H3DDIE 18 дней назад

    I can’t believe they didn’t add KEN PARK or BULLY!

  • Orlando Pockets
    Orlando Pockets 18 дней назад

    Fear everything. Obey.

  • Bro
    Bro 18 дней назад

    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.

  • rageforthemachine
    rageforthemachine 18 дней назад

    Pretty much anything Lara Wendel or Eva Ionesco was in.

  • Lux Meow
    Lux Meow 18 дней назад

    I don't agree because when the kids are acting, they're not watching the movie as a whole. They don't see what we do on screen. Most likely when working with kids the directors make it more fun. Look at how well adjusted Natalie Portman turned out, Kirsten Dunst is also doing well still. I didn't watch this vid to know who else. So can't blame their downfall on a movie roll alone if that were to happen, something more is going on.

  • Tara Budke
    Tara Budke 19 дней назад

    Chloe Grace Moretz character was awesome though

  • Mona Plauborg Larsen
    Mona Plauborg Larsen 19 дней назад

    What about Noah Wiseman in the movie "The Babadook"?

  • Mimi Cares for Kids
    Mimi Cares for Kids 20 дней назад

    What the hell, I thought Romeo & Juliet was a cute high school lover story but their parent's fight. Not about sex, suicide and all the other stuff. They played that in Hey Arnold, weird

  • Briana .H
    Briana .H 21 день назад


  • coccinelle80
    coccinelle80 21 день назад

    Jodie Foster is an amazing actress

  • Asha
    Asha 21 день назад

    I find it interesting that they don't actually talk about how KIDS ends with one character getting raped on camera. It is a very disturbing moment.

  • Evan Fields
    Evan Fields 21 день назад

    Two Harnony Korine scripts on the list? Most of his work could work on this list.

  • Christina Bricker
    Christina Bricker 22 дня назад

    Where’s my new boo bear? I want to get them safely across the veil

  • Jane Francis
    Jane Francis 22 дня назад

    you guys screwed up a few film titles, man

  • Sakoya Spruill
    Sakoya Spruill 23 дня назад +2

    What about the Shirley Temple movies???

  • Elizabeth Schuyler
    Elizabeth Schuyler 23 дня назад

    Romeo and Juliet 1968 had younger actors I think.

  • Annette Mercer
    Annette Mercer 24 дня назад

    The opening scene of 'Kids' with the two kids making out - the girl was 12 - was seriously disturbing

  • Benty Baroon
    Benty Baroon 25 дней назад

    What about all the little kids who played “The Munchkins” in wizard of oz?? Weird stuff.

    • Mewtata
      Mewtata 24 дня назад

      Benty Baroon I’m not sure any kids did. Those were adults with dwarfism.

  • Catz1a
    Catz1a 26 дней назад

    the worst part is how, most of the time, the kids and movie want you to see the treatment as these children as disgusting...yet viewers still sexualize the kids. even counting down to when Portman turned 18 smh

  • Dani Leonard
    Dani Leonard 28 дней назад

    Huffing glue huh??

  • Michael Kelligan
    Michael Kelligan 28 дней назад +1

    Ahhh but thats what the Harvey Wiensteins in Hollywood like!

  • Rob Yagenmyer
    Rob Yagenmyer 28 дней назад

    I feel that Gabriel Damon's role as Hob in Robocop 2 should have made the list.

  • Jasmin
    Jasmin 28 дней назад

    Lord Of The Flies.

  • Rose Gunn
    Rose Gunn 28 дней назад

    Really seems like whoever made this video really didn't get the purpose of Natalie Portmans character in the professional

  • Cassandra Craig
    Cassandra Craig 28 дней назад

    On a similar note it bothers me when they have actors in movies that are in nude or sexual situations that are playing underage characters. I remember in the original Stepfather, it shows a girl showering...she's supposed to be 14. In Sixteen Candles, they're watching the prom queen shower, 16. In Leprechaun, stunt boobies of a girl (you know, never shows the face and boobies in the same screen...). It's pretty sick if you think about it.

  • Adalina
    Adalina 29 дней назад

    I feel like the boys from the boy in the stripped pyjamas should have been listed

  • LaGrAubee
    LaGrAubee 29 дней назад

    I know this isn’t a movie but, what about Taissa Farmiga and Evan Peters? When they shot Murder house Taissa was 15 and Evan was 23

  • Antiunna Butchee
    Antiunna Butchee Месяц назад

    Pretty Baby

  • Caoilo Potter Winchester
    Caoilo Potter Winchester Месяц назад

    First off I in no way condone this, which is part of the reason I don't like the original work, Juliet is 14 in Romeo and Juliet while Romeo is in his mid to late 20's in the play. So while there are five years between Leo and Claire. I personally hate that Romeo and Juliet is seen as a love story. It is a story about a guy who has his ego damaged when a beautiful woman turns him down he just happens to fall for her younger even better-looking cousin? and Juliet, while intrigued in the good looking Romeo, doesn't seem overly interested until she finds out he is a Montague and there for her sworn enemy. Who else would a rebellious teenage girl want to marry if she is being forced into marriage? Sruly, not Paris who has been picked by her parents. So if she does not want to go to a nunnery or marry Paris, why not do what her father wants and marry but the son of his enemy who is alluring with his looks and extra years.

  • Christian Slack
    Christian Slack Месяц назад +1

    Hollywood is really a bunch of perverts, pedophiles and sexual deviants. Kevin Spacey was so obvious to me as soon as I couldn't sit all the way through America Beauty.

  • MariTheWolf
    MariTheWolf Месяц назад

    "Making a movie isn't Child's Play."
    I'm glad it's not. Cuz Chucky is an idio-

  • Mathilda
    Mathilda Месяц назад

    I beg to differ on one of them

  • Serai3
    Serai3 Месяц назад

    If you're young enough to play Juliet, you're too young to play Juliet.

  • Jenny Gross
    Jenny Gross Месяц назад +3

    I think flowers in the arctic should be on list

  • skinny legend
    skinny legend Месяц назад

    people nowadays are so sensitive. it's not like any of this is actually happening. it's all fake
    deal with it y'all

  • capie44
    capie44 Месяц назад

    Tatum smoking at nine-years old is the product of the tobacco industry requiring the productions they contribute to "advertise" smoking by up to 60% of the actors/actresses.
    The public, that would be you, tolerate this because they are willing to overlook this abuse to get their own jollies off the screen.
    If the public was really caring, they would be sending emails and letters to Directors telling them they are not going to view movies that have smoking in it.
    But are offended by violence, sexuallity, and vulgar language.

  • JDeppFan2272
    JDeppFan2272 Месяц назад

    They... are... acting. It's just a role. Why is this such a big deal? I mean, people aren't complaining that 10 year old KIDS are forced to WORK hours on end each day. Nope, that's not a big deal... the pretend role they are playing in a STORY is the big deal. Give me a break.

  • jay son
    jay son Месяц назад

    Movies like these were made because we didn't have snowflakes and safe spaces back then.
    My God you f*ckers have ruined a great nation🖕🏻

  • Abdullah Ansari
    Abdullah Ansari Месяц назад

    A young actress playing Juliet is pretty normal

  • Dev Lo lo
    Dev Lo lo Месяц назад

    If Dakota fanning was okay with it then who cares smh

  • kambermusic
    kambermusic Месяц назад

    Welp, that was a creepy eleven minutes I just took

  • Tay Underground
    Tay Underground Месяц назад

    Honestly prefer it over actors being old and playing teens

  • Roberto Arteaga
    Roberto Arteaga Месяц назад


  • Harley Q
    Harley Q Месяц назад

    Savage acts of violence?! “ Kevin McCallister “ was defending his home!!! It’s not like he was going out and attacking people!!! 🙄🙄🙄

  • Chito Dʀɛaʍs
    Chito Dʀɛaʍs Месяц назад

    This is why these child actors are professional. They seriously good, they see it as a role and a job, nothing more. That's why they could do it. I swear these child actors are a lot more matured than me and I'm 19.

  • librarose79
    librarose79 Месяц назад

    And yet people complain when they cast 20 year olds as teenagers. Can't win them all.

  • Ascent
    Ascent Месяц назад

    So I guess the parts should have been given to 20 year olds?

  • Victoria Hatzson
    Victoria Hatzson Месяц назад

    Great choices

  • Victoria Hatzson
    Victoria Hatzson Месяц назад

    Good choices

  • Dancenasticgirl 812
    Dancenasticgirl 812 Месяц назад

    These are all white kids...

  • tinylittlewierdo
    tinylittlewierdo Месяц назад

    L’enffrontée deeply disturbed me. Anything with a 13 year old girl in sexual situations with an adult man upsets me.

  • Billie is my life
    Billie is my life Месяц назад

    Y'all should add Sasha pietrese in pretty little liars

  • musicmansuperman
    musicmansuperman Месяц назад

    "Movie Roles That Were Too Mature For Child Actors", or "Watch Hollywood Molest Young Children and Promote Pedophilia in Broad Daylight Without Any Negative Repercussions" I can see this being used as evidence in a trial on the Supreme Court to shut Hollywood down and incarcerate the corrupt puppet masters. Permanently.

  • Ian Hornbuckle
    Ian Hornbuckle Месяц назад

    That little boy in Gummo is the ugliest kid I’ve ever seen 😂

  • Thanos’ Gay cousin
    Thanos’ Gay cousin Месяц назад

    if a lot of people had their way we'd be out here with the most boring shit movies. I mean they act like the kids are really out here killing or dying or someshit. Its acting ffs. The story is supposed to provoke strong emotions and tell a story.

  • bryonnajones
    bryonnajones Месяц назад

    Poor Brooke Shields and the girl that got injured...

  • Rebekah Robbins
    Rebekah Robbins Месяц назад +5

    Millie Bobby brown really looks like Natalie Portman

  • phoenix stewart
    phoenix stewart Месяц назад

    Chloe grace mortez had a much more controversial role than kick ass in hick t age 14 where she is subjected to abuse and playing a very adult role where she ends up killing her capture

  • Soft Edits
    Soft Edits Месяц назад

    7:07 she looks like Lydia from Teen Wolf 😮

  • Holly Wileman
    Holly Wileman Месяц назад

    I looooove the professional

  • Robin Lofton
    Robin Lofton Месяц назад

    Christen donn playing Claudia was fucking PERFECT! My mom thought that she was CGI’d to look and sound like a child.

  • Dragon Flies411
    Dragon Flies411 Месяц назад

    They forgot about the movie called The Lover

  • M D
    M D Месяц назад

    Here is the thing. These are movies and the movie "Kids" is about what a lot of teenagers do and shouldn't have been as shocking as it was to people. I watched it at like 14 and related to some of it for sure. I was making stupid reckless decisions at that age that may not have been as intense as theirs but they were similar. They're not unrealistic most of the time.