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(Entertainment Weekly)   Twenty-six child stars who managed to avoid crushing disappointment and tragedy and become successful adult actors   (ew.com) divider line 59
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2013-09-28 12:22:08 PM  
If you're going to link to a slide show at least make it one where the mc-web monkey kept the text moving with the photos?

theoriginalwinger.com
 
2013-09-28 01:07:43 PM  
Chunk became a successful attorney

Winning
 
2013-09-28 01:11:11 PM  
Emma Watson was in Harry Potter?
 
2013-09-28 01:13:24 PM  
FTA :Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen

Ha!  Not so sure about that.  And whar Kurt Russell, whar?
 
2013-09-28 01:17:16 PM  

gnosis301: FTA :Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen

Ha!  Not so sure about that.  And whar Kurt Russell, whar?


Yeah, some of those were really reaching.  Sorry, I've not seen the Christmas Story kid anywhere.
 
2013-09-28 01:22:10 PM  
Fails without Jackie Earle Haley. His breakout was when he was 15 and he's been getting reliable big budget movies.
 
2013-09-28 01:26:12 PM  

gnosis301: FTA :Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen

Ha!  Not so sure about that.


came here to say this.  WTF.  one of them killed Heath Ledger (allegedly)
 
2013-09-28 01:29:14 PM  
BTW, I would do unspeakable things to Christina Ricci
 
2013-09-28 01:32:05 PM  

ManateeGag: BTW, I would do unspeakable things to Christina Ricci


Speak a few.
 
2013-09-28 01:33:30 PM  

blue_2501: gnosis301: FTA :Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen

Ha!  Not so sure about that.  And whar Kurt Russell, whar?

Yeah, some of those were really reaching.  Sorry, I've not seen the Christmas Story kid anywhere.


He switched from being a working actor to being a successful producer.  Perhaps you've heard of Iron Man?  It was an small art house flick with a small following but it had some significance.
 
2013-09-28 01:46:44 PM  
Why are the Olsen Twins on the list?
 
2013-09-28 01:47:26 PM  
 
2013-09-28 01:51:54 PM  

blue_2501: gnosis301: FTA :Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen

Ha!  Not so sure about that.  And whar Kurt Russell, whar?

Yeah, some of those were really reaching.  Sorry, I've not seen the Christmas Story kid anywhere.


You have to read the credits.
 
2013-09-28 01:52:33 PM  

Satanic_Hamster: Why are the Olsen Twins on the list?


Because they are worth at least half a billion dollars.
pretty successful IMHO .
 
2013-09-28 01:54:17 PM  

sithon: Satanic_Hamster: Why are the Olsen Twins on the list?

Because they are worth at least half a billion dollars.
pretty successful IMHO .


Yeah, but I was under the impression the premise was child stars who succeeded as adult actors. They succeeded all right, but they've left acting pretty much entirely.
 
2013-09-28 01:58:30 PM  
deslided

The biggest difference between this group and the Todd Bridges and Corey Haims of the world is that one group had steady high quality work as they grew up and their natural precociousness evolved into real talent. The other group didn't have much to offer once they outgrew the "cute" factor.
 
2013-09-28 01:58:52 PM  

ManateeGag: BTW, I would do unspeakable things to Christina Ricci


I concur.

cleverlychic.net
 
2013-09-28 01:59:22 PM  
How can they forget Jerry O'Connell? From the fat kid to marrying a supermodel. How much more successful do they want?
 
2013-09-28 02:11:13 PM  

sithon: Because they are worth at least half a billion dollars.
pretty successful IMHO .


And how is any of that money related to their acting as adults?  Thought all of their income was from clothing/make up/endorsement type shiat.
 
2013-09-28 02:14:32 PM  

Satanic_Hamster: sithon: Because they are worth at least half a billion dollars.
pretty successful IMHO .

And how is any of that money related to their acting as adults?  Thought all of their income was from clothing/make up/endorsement type shiat.


Ron Howard isn't acting anymore .is he off too?
 
2013-09-28 02:20:11 PM  
List fails without Seth Green.

www.angelfire.lycos.com

Here he is on the left, in "The Sitter", one of the best episodes of Amazing Stories.
 
2013-09-28 02:20:47 PM  
And the post fails without the photo showing up. Eat a dick, Angelfire!
 
2013-09-28 02:21:53 PM  
media32.podbean.com

How about this one? He's still on the left.
 
2013-09-28 02:39:29 PM  

Scorpinock: And the post fails without the photo showing up. Eat a dick, Angelfire!


...if you didn't know Angelfire would do that to you, welcome to the 21st century!
 
2013-09-28 02:43:22 PM  

cptjeff: sithon: Satanic_Hamster: Why are the Olsen Twins on the list?

Because they are worth at least half a billion dollars.
pretty successful IMHO .

Yeah, but I was under the impression the premise was child stars who succeeded as adult actors. They succeeded all right, but they've left acting pretty much entirely.


That's because you read subby's dumbass headline instead of the headline from TFA: "26 Child Stars Who Made It"

Subby read "made it" and assumed "as an actor" for no good reason.
 
2013-09-28 02:44:11 PM  

IlGreven: Scorpinock: And the post fails without the photo showing up. Eat a dick, Angelfire!

...if you didn't know Angelfire would do that to you, welcome to the 21st century!


Angelfire is still around?  What is this 1996?
 
2013-09-28 02:50:27 PM  

sithon: Ron Howard isn't acting anymore .is he off too?


And all his work is still involved in...  Acting.  As a writer, director, etc.

BKITU: That's because you read subby's dumbass headline instead of the headline from TFA: "26 Child Stars Who Made It"

Subby read "made it" and assumed "as an actor" for no good reason.


Ah, good point.
 
2013-09-28 03:06:35 PM  
I was going to mention Anthony Anderson, but then I looked at his IMDB profile and realized he was in his mid and late 20's when he was playing teenaged characters
 
2013-09-28 03:13:03 PM  

BumpInTheNight: If you're going to link to a slide show at least make it one where the mc-web monkey kept the text moving with the photos?


I see what you did there.
 
2013-09-28 03:13:58 PM  

gnosis301: FTA :Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen

Ha!  Not so sure about that.  And whar Kurt Russell, whar?


And no Billy Mumy?
 
2013-09-28 03:16:31 PM  

gnosis301: And whar Kurt Russell, whar


OtherLittleGuy: gnosis301: FTA :Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen

Ha!  Not so sure about that.  And whar Kurt Russell, whar?

And no Billy Mumy?


Yep to both, but especially regarding Kurt Russell.
 
2013-09-28 03:24:22 PM  
Drew Barrymore?  Well, she did have that whole period of drugs/alcohol.  But I guess she did do a 180 on that and cleaned herself up a bit to be mediocre at best.
 
2013-09-28 03:25:29 PM  
The Olsen Twins are rich as hell, yes. But you can't really talk about them like they avoided the pitfalls (the ones where the trains wreck) of child acting. They were a mess there for a while. Drew Barrymore, too. Props for climbing up and out the other side, but they did not grow up in Hollywood unscathed.
 
2013-09-28 03:31:38 PM  

ManateeGag: gnosis301: FTA :Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen

  WTF.  one of them killed Heath Ledger (allegedly)


What's this now?
 
2013-09-28 03:36:25 PM  

gnosis301: FTA :Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen

Ha!  Not so sure about that.  And whar Kurt Russell, whar?

static.giantbomb.com
He looks pissed.
 
2013-09-28 03:39:35 PM  

namegoeshere: ManateeGag: gnosis301: FTA :Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen

  WTF.  one of them killed Heath Ledger (allegedly)

What's this now?


Apparently one of them was him the night before he was found and had a close relationship with him up to that point.  You'll have to figure out what google is in order to get more info then that.  My beer is still full of brain.
 
2013-09-28 03:39:42 PM  

namegoeshere: The Olsen Twins are rich as hell, yes. But you can't really talk about them like they avoided the pitfalls (the ones where the trains wreck) of child acting. They were a mess there for a while. Drew Barrymore, too. Props for climbing up and out the other side, but they did not grow up in Hollywood unscathed.


The Olsens had smart people working for them that made them a brand, that is what made them rich as hell. But they did everything they could to try to become a crushing disappointment, but I guess they had enough money to counter their efforts.
 
2013-09-28 03:42:51 PM  
You know what ol' Jack Burton always says about a list like this?
 
2013-09-28 03:47:54 PM  

BumpInTheNight: namegoeshere: ManateeGag: gnosis301: FTA :Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen

  WTF.  one of them killed Heath Ledger (allegedly)

What's this now?

Apparently one of them was him the night before he was found and had a close relationship with him up to that point.  You'll have to figure out what google is in order to get more info then that.  My beer is still full of brain.


Wasn't one of them supposedly a drug dealer to the New York social scene?
 
2013-09-28 03:49:11 PM  
a lot of people seem to be thrown off by subby's incorrect headline... TFA is about kid actors who became successful adults at something, not those who became successful at acting as adults.
 
2013-09-28 03:50:53 PM  

Solty Dog: How can they forget Jerry O'Connell? From the fat kid to marrying a supermodel. How much more successful do they want?


Doesn't that just piss you off?

/read in Richard Dreyfuss 's voice
 
2013-09-28 03:57:18 PM  

Uncle Pooky: a lot of people seem to be thrown off by subby's incorrect headline... TFA is about kid actors who became successful adults at something, not those who became successful at acting as adults.


So...you're sayin' we should blame poor reading comprehension skills by subby? I'm ok with that.
 
2013-09-28 04:01:41 PM  

sithon: Satanic_Hamster: sithon: Because they are worth at least half a billion dollars.
pretty successful IMHO .

And how is any of that money related to their acting as adults?  Thought all of their income was from clothing/make up/endorsement type shiat.

Ron Howard isn't acting anymore .is he off too?


He was in an episode or three of the new Netflix Arrested Development
 
2013-09-28 04:08:38 PM  

OtherLittleGuy: gnosis301: FTA :Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen

Ha!  Not so sure about that.  And whar Kurt Russell, whar?

And no Billy Mumy?


And no Christian Slater?
 
2013-09-28 04:42:00 PM  

John Buck 41: gnosis301: FTA :Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen

Ha!  Not so sure about that.  And whar Kurt Russell, whar?

He looks pissed.


Totally... now staring in F7 with Jordana and Michelle...
 
2013-09-28 06:29:49 PM  

John Buck 41: Uncle Pooky: a lot of people seem to be thrown off by subby's incorrect headline... TFA is about kid actors who became successful adults at something, not those who became successful at acting as adults.

So...you're sayin' we should blame poor reading comprehension skills by subby? I'm ok with that.


maybe not by subby, but perhaps on him.
 
2013-09-28 10:02:21 PM  

White_Scarf_Syndrome: sithon: Satanic_Hamster: sithon: Because they are worth at least half a billion dollars.
pretty successful IMHO .

And how is any of that money related to their acting as adults?  Thought all of their income was from clothing/make up/endorsement type shiat.

Ron Howard isn't acting anymore .is he off too?

He was in an episode or three of the new Netflix Arrested Development


And exec. producer. And narrator.
 
2013-09-28 10:16:14 PM  

John Buck 41: gnosis301: FTA :Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen

Ha!  Not so sure about that.  And whar Kurt Russell, whar?
[static.giantbomb.com image 240x320]
He looks pissed.


I heard he was dead.
 
2013-09-28 10:27:57 PM  

BumpInTheNight: namegoeshere: ManateeGag: gnosis301: FTA :Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen

  WTF.  one of them killed Heath Ledger (allegedly)

What's this now?

Apparently one of them was him the night before he was found and had a close relationship with him up to that point.  You'll have to figure out what google is in order to get more info then that.  My beer is still full of brain.


I don't about close, but he was renting an apartment owned by one of them.  When the maid found him unconscious, she called the Olsens' people first before calling 911. Might have made a difference.  Might not have.
 
2013-09-28 11:23:00 PM  
Joseph Galeki????????

Really????????

I'm a serious movie fan and I've literally never heard his name. Ever. Never heard of him. And he's on a list with Elizabeth Taylor and Jeff Bridges?

Really???????
 
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