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Old 01-03-11, 07:07 PM
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Any child actor grow up looking anything like the adult they were cast to portray?

ie:

David Moscow played the young Tom Hanks in "Big"



David Moscow as an adult... urm, not quite.

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Re: Any child actor grow up looking anything like the adult they were cast to portray

Mila Kunis as young Gia, in Angelina Jolie's Gia.
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Re: Any child actor grow up looking anything like the adult they were cast to portray

As mentioned in the other thread, the young girl who played Murron in Braveheart grew up and now looks a lot like adult Murron, played by Catherine McCormick:

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Re: Any child actor grow up looking anything like the adult they were cast to portray

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it took me a minute....
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Re: Any child actor grow up looking anything like the adult they were cast to portray

Originally Posted by DonnachaOne View Post
Mila Kunis as young Gia, in Angelina Jolie's Gia.
holy shit, i had no idea that was her. (i have it on dvd, now i gotta watch it lol)
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Re: Any child actor grow up looking anything like the adult they were cast to portray

Another Tom Hanks-related one:





Eh, no. But maybe he could play Peyton Manning?

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Re: Any child actor grow up looking anything like the adult they were cast to portray

Originally Posted by Drexl View Post
Another Tom Hanks-related one:





Eh, no. But maybe he could play Peyton Manning?

I don't think the kid looked anything like Tom...
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Re: Any child actor grow up looking anything like the adult they were cast to portray

Originally Posted by DonnachaOne View Post
Mila Kunis as young Gia, in Angelina Jolie's Gia.
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Originally Posted by DonnachaOne View Post
Mila Kunis as young Gia, in Angelina Jolie's Gia.
That was very interesting! I had no idea!

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Re: Any child actor grow up looking anything like the adult they were cast to portray

They don't look alike, but I thought these were interesting:

Dakota Fanning (girl) - Reese Witherspoon (adult) in Sweet Home Alabama

Jennifer Connelly (girl) - Elizabeth McGovern (adult) in Once Upon a Time In America



Christina Ricci (girl) - Rosie O'Donnell (adult) in Now and Then
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Re: Any child actor grow up looking anything like the adult they were cast to portray

I wonder how casting directors cast the young actors. Do they try to find a child who looks like their adult counterpart or do they take a photo of the adult actor as a child and try to match that up to the child actor they cast?
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Re: Any child actor grow up looking anything like the adult they were cast to portray

Originally Posted by GoldenJCJ View Post
I wonder how casting directors cast the young actors. Do they try to find a child who looks like their adult counterpart or do they take a photo of the adult actor as a child and try to match that up to the child actor they cast?
probably more of the latter but the former also exists. Trying to find a kid looking a lot like the actor as a kid is a longer process I'd assume.
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Yea Id say they look for a kid who looks like the adult now. In most cases the adult still looks the same as when they were a kid anyway. But for the sake of the audience we are more familiar with the actor in their current adult state so it makes more sense to find the match that way. Now if the adult actor was known as a child maybe they'd go for that.
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My roommate from last year played the young version of Julian Sands in "Boxing Helena". He looks nothing like Julian Sands.
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Re: Any child actor grow up looking anything like the adult they were cast to portray

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Is that supposed to be something relevant?
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Simon Birch I believe.

Another Tom Hanks one is Ellijah Wood for Radio Flyer.

Would Hanks and Dabbs Greer count for The Green Mile?
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Re: Any child actor grow up looking anything like the adult they were cast to portray

Originally Posted by DonnachaOne View Post
Mila Kunis as young Gia, in Angelina Jolie's Gia.
Considering the reverence with which Jolie's beauty is held in regard by Hollywood, could someone who points out to Kunis that she continues to resemble Angelina be paying her the best compliment she will receive?
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Re: Any child actor grow up looking anything like the adult they were cast to portray

Originally Posted by GoldenJCJ View Post
I wonder how casting directors cast the young actors. Do they try to find a child who looks like their adult counterpart or do they take a photo of the adult actor as a child and try to match that up to the child actor they cast?
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probably more of the latter but the former also exists. Trying to find a kid looking a lot like the actor as a kid is a longer process I'd assume.
And if you're the Coen Brothers, you just don't give a damn!
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Re: Any child actor grow up looking anything like the adult they were cast to portray

Originally Posted by Count Dooku View Post
Considering the reverence with which Jolie's beauty is held in regard by Hollywood, could someone who points out to Kunis that she continues to resemble Angelina be paying her the best compliment she will receive?
I don't know, but good luck man! She's single
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Re: Any child actor grow up looking anything like the adult they were cast to portray

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And if you're the Coen Brothers, you just don't give a damn!
*rolls eyes* the older actress looked fine to me...
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I don't know, but good luck man! She's single
Maybe Mila Kunis read this thread and said to herself, "I do look like Angelina Jolie. What the fuck am doing with Home Alone !?"
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Originally Posted by Count Dooku View Post
Maybe Mila Kunis read this thread and said to herself, "I do look like Angelina Jolie. What the fuck am doing with Home Alone !?"
She must have read the thread-cause she dumped Home Alone.
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