It takes a lot to establish oneself in Hollywood where new people are coming up every day as actors. It almost feels like you’re just another fish in the sea. However, one single break and you become famous! But even a break doesn’t make you anything unless you have the talent, skill, and potential. So, here’s a list of 13 great actors who we know today, but started their careers as child actors. We’re sure you must have seen them in movies before. If not, then this is the time for you. Also, let us know in the comments who your favorite actor is!

1. Jake Gyllenhaal

Jake Gyllenhaal in 1991 and Now actors
Jake Gyllenhaal in 1991 and Now

You might know Jake Gyllenhaal as Mysterio from Spider-Man: Far From Home. But, for your information, he appeared as Danny Robbins in City Slickers in 1991.

2. Christian Bale

Christian Bale as Jim Hawkins and Now actors
Christian Bale as Jim Hawkins and Now

Bale played Batman and we all loved his performance. But do you know he acted during his childhood before becoming a big name? Christian Bale appeared as Jim Hawkins in Treasure Island.

3. Sean Astin

Sean Astin as Mikey Walsh and Now actors
Sean Astin as Mikey Walsh and Now

Samwise Gamgee in The Lord of the Rings trilogy was played by Sean Astin and he was appreciated for his work. However, this isn’t his first noticeable role. He played Mikey Walsh in The Goonies in 1985.

4. Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Joseph Gordon-Levitt then and now actors
Joseph Gordon-Levitt then and now

Levitt played the role of Oliver Laird in The Juror in 1996. Even then he could attract the audiences’ eyes!

5. Alyson Hannigan

Alyson Hannigan Then and Now
Alyson Hannigan Then and Now

Before becoming mainstream famous, Alyson Hannigan appeared in TV series gigs. One of them was My Stepmother Is An Alien (1988). She played the role of Jessie Mills.

6. Elijah Wood

Elijah Wood then and now
Elijah Wood then and now

Wood debuted as a child actor in 1994’s The War as Stu Simmons.

7. Elizabeth Moss

Elizabeth Moss then and now
Elizabeth Moss then and now

Moss entered this career field when she was merely 6 years old. She played the role of Lucy in 1990’s Lucy Chances.

8. Aaron Taylor-Johnson

Aaron Taylor-Johnson then and now
Aaron Taylor-Johnson then and now

Johnson made his debut as Charlie Chaplin in 2003’s Shanghai Knights. After this, it was all the big roles of this amazing actor!

9. Drew Barrymore

Drew Barrymore then and now
Drew Barrymore then and now

Barrymore has appeared in plenty of roles. But do you know her list includes one name that made the fans crazy back in 1982? It was E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982) that blew everybody’s mind. Now, we’ll blow your mind with the fact that Drew was a part of the movie!

10. Seth Green

Seth Green then and now
Seth Green then and now

Green first appeared in The Hotel New Hampshire (1984) as Egg. He was quite an attraction!

11. Scarlett Johansson

Scarlett Johansson then and now
Scarlett Johansson then and now

The Black Widow first appeared as Katie Armstrong in 1995’s Just Cause.

12. Natalie Portman

Natalie Portman then and now
Natalie Portman then and now

Portman appeared as Mathilda in Léon: The Professional. It was a crime-action drama about a 12-year-old girl whose family had been murdered. And, she turned into a professional assassin. Natalie Portman was 13 at that time!

13. Mila Kunis

Mila Kunis then and now
Mila Kunis then and now

The Friends with Benefits star Mila Kunis first appeared as Jill in 1997’s Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves!

Source: Quirkybyte

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