Hollywood’s young talents – past and now

Natalie Portman, Christian Bale, Drew Blyth Barrymore, Leonardo DiCaprio are some artists who show their talents since they were only children. Along with time, their talents are growing and now they are shining stars in the Hollywood.


Natalie Portman‘s career began with her first role in the film Léon (known in the United States as The Professional.) Later, Natalie Portman appeared in the film “Heat” with two famous stars Al Pacino and Robert De Niro. In 1996, Portman had a role in “Beautiful girls” which was highly appreciated by many critics. However, it was when Natalie filmed Star Wars 1 that she really stepped into the world of Hollywood’s stars.


Portman started dancing lessons at age of 4 and performed in local troupes


In 2005, Portman received a Golden Globe Award as Best Supporting Actress in the drama “Closer”


Christian Bale has started his career as an actor when he appeared in a 1983 Pac-Man cereal commercial at the age of 8. From 2002 to 2003, Bale starred in three feature films including Laurel Canyon, Reign of Fire and Equilibrium. Till 2005, with the film Bat man Bale earned the Best Hero award at the 2006 MTV Movie Awards for his performance.


Bale is seen as one of the “Most Creative People in Entertainment”


Bale successfully starred Steven Spielberg’s Empire of the Sun when he was 13


Drew Blyth Barrymore, an American film producer and actress started acting when she was only eleven months old. In 1980, Drew Barrymore formed her screen debut in the Altered States. Afterwards, Barrymore starred in her break role in the E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. Quickly, Drew Barrymore became one of the Hollywood’s most familiar child actresses.


She first appeared in an advertisement when she was eleven months old


In 2010, she was awarded the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Miniseries or Television Film for her portrayal of Little Edie in Grey Gardens


At the age of 7, Elijah Jordan Wood took part in some advertisements and got a small role in a video by Paula Abdul – “Forever Your Girl.” Starting his career with Back to the Future Part II, he really attracted audiences’ attraction. Besides that, Wood has starred in many films such as Bumblebee Flies Anyway, Black and White and Chain of Fools.


Elijah Jordan Wood ranked 75 in on vh1’s “100 Greatest Kid Stars

Wood is best known for the role of Frodo Baggins in the Lord of the Rings film trilogy


Reese Witherspoon wanted to become a doctor like her parents. But it seems that Reese Witherspoon was born to become a beautiful actress. The first role of Reese Witherspoon was Dani Trant in the film “The Man in the moon” when she was 15. After that, she was familiar with audiences with her appearing in outstanding films such as Pleasantville, Fear, Election, etc. Now Witherspoon owns a production company called “Type A Films”


Witherspoon was nominated for the Young Artist Award Best Young Actress with her role in “The Man in the Moon”


She is actively involved in children’s and women’s advocacy organizations


Christina Ricci did several commercials starting at the age of six, until she finally got her big screen debut in Mermaids in 1990 as Cher’s younger daughter. A critic for the Bergen Record discovered Ricci at age eight in a school play (The Twelve Days of Christmas) at Edgemont School in Montclair, New Jersey. After that, her career as an actress officially started.


Ricci has made impression when she starred in the film adaptation of The Addams Family at the age of 11

Ricci owns her own production company, Blaspheme Films


Kirsten Caroline Dunst began her career when she was three years old as a child fashion model in television commercials. However, Dunst really shines when she played the child vampire Claudia with Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt in Interview with the Vampire at the age of 11. It could be said that superhero film Spider-Man is the most successful film in her career.


At the age of eight she made her film debut in a minor role in Woody Allen’s Oedipus Wrecks


With the role in Interview with the Vampire, she was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress


Thanks to Jennifer Connelly‘s parents works in the fashion, she had chance to be familiar with the art. At the age of ten, Connelly’s career started in newspaper and magazine ads. But when she was 14 years old, she moved to motion picture with “Once Upon a Time in America”. Starring Alicia Nash in Ron Howard’s film A Beautiful Mind (2001) earned Connelly a Golden Globe and an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.


With A Beautiful Mind, Jennifer Connelly won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, as well as the BAFTA and Golden Globe awards


She was child model when she was only 10 years old


In spite of being 4 years old, Leonardo DiCaprio‘s career began with his appearing in several commercials and educational films. He first caught the public eye with his role in Critters 3. From that, Leonardo continued appearing in many famous films such as This Boy’s Life, What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, Romeo & Juliet, etc. But Leonardo was only really best known when he played Jack Dawson in the film Titanic, the highest grossing film of all time.


Leonardo DiCaprio’s career started at his age of 4


He is a Golden Globe and a Silver Bear winner


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