Hollywood's Child Stars: before / after

October 21, 2016

Our favorite child stars discovered what it's like to be in the spotlight in an early age, and they were a big part of our childhood. What have they become? What do they look like today?


Haley Joel Osment

"They only see what they want to see. They don't know they're dead." This is this sentence that made Haley Joel Osment a legendary child star, as he revealed his adorable self in 1999 to the public in his role alongside Bruce Willis, a role that earned him an Oscar nomination for "best supporting role actor".

We can barely recognize today the little boy who spoke to ghosts!

In 2006, his name resurfaced, but this time for a drunken driving scandal and possession of marijuana. In 2014, he participated in The Spoils of Babylon, a miniseries alongside Will Ferrell, Tobey Maguire and Jessica Alba. On the set of Yoga Hosers, a Kevin Smith movie that debuted in 2015, Haley played the role of a Nazi.


Macaulay Culkin

If we had to choose one star who made our childhoods, we would go for the 90s actor Macaulay Culkin, star of Home Alone! 
With his angelic face, Macaulay became the best paid child in Hollywood. He was in several successful movies like My Girl, The good boy, Richie Rich... In 1994, young Macaulay decided to end his career.

Drug problems, prison, depression... his private life wasn't exactly a bed of roses these past 10 years. In fact, it was the complete opposite. When he had barely recovered from the death of his sister in 2008, he went through a tough breakup with actress Mila Kunis. But times have changed; in a recent interview, the actor revealed that he is now happier than ever! Mac is now part of a rock band named "Pizza Underground" and had a role in the comic adaptation of Aladdin, "Addam Green's Aladdin".


Dakota Fanning

Dakota Fanning was only 8 years old when she got her first big role beside Sean Penn in "I Am Sam", which earned her the Critics’ Choice Award.

She was in several other movies: Hide and Seek with Robert De Niro, Spielberg's War of the World and Man on Fire with Denzel Washington.

As a teenager, the actress was phenomenal in the Twilight saga.
In recent years, we have seen the little girl grow up to be a mysterious rocker in The Runaways and in Very Good Girls, Night Moves and Effie Gray in 2014 with Emma Thompson.

In her private life, Dakota Fanning is pursuing her studies at New York University where she's majoring in women's studies. We're all eager to see what will happen with this Hollywood rising star.