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Good child actors who are wooden adult actors

Tyler Hoechlin of Teen Wolf is a prime example. Wonderful in Road to Perdition but he's failed to impress me yet as an adult, barring his stunning German/Norwegian/Scottish/Irish/Cherokee looks. Maybe that'll change and he'll blow us all away.

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by Anonymousreply 1911/21/2020

Kristin Stewart was merely sufficient in "Panic Room" so not sure if she qualifies. But boy does she suck as an adult.

by Anonymousreply 106/15/2015

Natalie Portman has never given a performance unworthy of a Razzie since Léon: The Professional.

by Anonymousreply 206/15/2015

Jodie Foster

Lindsay Lohan

Ryan Gosling

by Anonymousreply 306/15/2015

Jerry Mathers as the Beaver. He was probably the most natural, funny, unaffected child actor ever. As soon as he hit puberty on the show it was all gone.

by Anonymousreply 406/15/2015

As children, were they good or good for a child?

Also, as a child, you're merely being asked to act like a child. The range of how a child responds and the manner of that response is a lot smaller and less nuanced than an adult which would have greater subtext and motivation for actions.

Or put another way, it's easier for a child to act like a child.

by Anonymousreply 506/15/2015

Jodie Foster owns this thread.

by Anonymousreply 606/15/2015


by Anonymousreply 706/15/2015

Shirley Temple

by Anonymousreply 806/15/2015

Foster has never given a finer performance than her turn as Iris, but few performers have, it's really well done. I thought both her Oscar turns were very strong, as well. I haven't seen many of her films since "Silence of the Lambs," but most of her performances I have seen have been pretty pedestrian.

by Anonymousreply 906/15/2015

Jodie Foster did the same thing as Nicolas Cage—she sold out for box-office success with doing inferior films.

Like Nic Cage, Jodie Foster will never get nominated for another acting Oscar unless it's by accident.

Most of the "Good child actors who are wooden adult actors" became that way because they changed as human beings. They didn't develop their craft because, in all likelihood, they weren't passionate; but they decided they would continue with [italic]acting[/italic], anyway.

by Anonymousreply 1006/15/2015

Sara Gilbert was good as a teen on Roseanne and sucks now.

by Anonymousreply 1111/20/2020

Luke Haas.

by Anonymousreply 1211/20/2020

[Quote] Tyler Hoechlin of Teen Wolf is a prime example. Wonderful in Road to Perdition but he's failed to impress me yet as an adult

Baseball was his passion, not acting. He was good in Palm Springs though. I'm not expecting much with the new Superman show.

[Quote] But boy does she suck as an adult.

Kristen was good in Speak and The Runaways.

by Anonymousreply 1311/21/2020

I think Tyler Hoechlin lost his acting skills during the traumatic experience of shooting the 7th Heaven musical episode.

by Anonymousreply 1411/21/2020

Tatum O’Neal owns this thread.

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by Anonymousreply 1511/21/2020

R11 Yes. The only two good actors when Roseanne returned a few years ago were 7 time Oscar winner Estelle Parsons, who was superlative as always. Sarah Chalke also turned into a wonderful actress over the years. Everyone else forgot how to act for a TV audience.

by Anonymousreply 1611/21/2020

Jodie Foster has always been a good actress, whether getting gang raped in The Accused, playing a suit in Elysium, or a vigilante in The Brave One. Foster has always been great as an adult.

by Anonymousreply 1711/21/2020

Fuck the 2015 bump troll.

by Anonymousreply 1811/21/2020

R14 and he was barely in that episode lol

by Anonymousreply 1911/21/2020
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