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Poll: "To be an actor, you have to be a child"

Actor Paul Newman said that. The following kids tried to be actors but ended up wanting to be children instead. They only made one film, then left the business. Which would you have liked to see more performances from?

Discuss the list here

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    Monique Vermont in The Music Man (1962)

    Monique Vermont as Amaryllis - The Music Man
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    Tom Chapin and Hugh Edwards in Lord of the Flies (1963)

    Tom Chapin as Jack, Hugh Edwards as Piggy - Lord of the Flies (1963)
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    Peter Ostrum in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (2008)

    Peter Ostrum as Charlie - Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
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    Sharon Williams in Don't Look Now (1973)

    Sharon Williams as Christine Baker - Don't Look Now
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    Florrie Dugger in Bugsy Malone (1976)

    Florrie Dugger as Blousey - Bugsy Malone
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    Harvey Stephens stars as Damien

    Harvey Stephens as Damien - The Omen (1976)
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    Diane Lane and Thelonious Bernard in A Little Romance (1979)

    Thelonious Bernard as Daniel - A Little Romance
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    Danny Lloyd in The Shining (1980)

    Danny Lloyd as Danny - The Shining
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    Sean Connery and Craig Warnock in Time Bandits (1981)

    Craig Warnock as Kevin - Time Bandits
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    Pernilla Allwin in Fanny and Alexander (1982)

    Pernilla Allwin as Fanny Ekdahl - Fanny and Alexander
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    Katherine Healy in Six Weeks (1982)

    Katherine Healy as Nicole Dreyfus - Six Weeks
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    Raj Singh in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)

    Raj Singh as Little Maharaja - Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
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    Tami Stronach in The NeverEnding Story (1984)

    Tami Stronach as The Childlike Empress - The NeverEnding Story
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    Carrie Henn in Aliens (1986)

    Carrie Henn as Newt - Aliens
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    Raphael Fejtö and Gaspard Manesse in Au Revoir les Enfants (1987)

    Raphael Fejtö as Jean Bonnet, Gaspard Manesse as Julien Quentin - Au Revoir les Enfants
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    Sarah Pickering in Little Dorrit (1987)

    Sarah Pickering as Little Dorrit - Little Dorrit
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    Shafiq Syed in Salaam Bombay! (1988)

    Shafiq Syed as Krishna/Chaipau - Salaam Bombay!
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    Chris Furrh and Danuel Pipoly in Lord of the Flies (1990)

    Danuel Pipoly as Piggy, Chris Furrh as Jack Merridew - Lord of the Flies (1990)
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    Amber Scott in Hook (1991)

    Amber Scott as Maggie Banning - Hook
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    Rochelle Davis in The Crow (1994)

    Rochelle Davis as Sarah - The Crow
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    Hanna Hall and Michael Conner Humphreys in Forrest Gump (1994)

    Michael Conner Humphreys as Little Forrest - Forrest Gump
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    Amir Farrokh Hashemian and Bahare Seddiqi in Children of Heaven (1997)

    Amir Farrokh Hashemian as Ali, Bahare Seddiqi as Zahra - Children of Heaven
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    Bella Riza in Hideous Kinky (1998)

    Bella Riza as Bea - Hideous Kinky
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    Vladica Kostic in Dancer in the Dark (2000)

    Vladica Kostic as Gene Jezkova - Dancer in the Dark
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    Michael Moncrief stars as Hardy Greaves

    J. Michael Moncrief as Hardy Greaves - The Legend of Bagger Vance
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    Laura Monaghan in Rabbit-Proof Fence (2002)

    Laura Monaghan as Gracie Fields - Rabbit-Proof Fence
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    Lewis McGibbon in Millions (2004)

    Lewis McGibbon as Anthony - Millions
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    Catinca Untaru in The Fall (2006)

    Catinca Untaru as Alexandria - The Fall
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    Dillon Freasier in There Will Be Blood (2007)

    Dillon Freasier as HW - There Will Be Blood
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    Rubina Ali, Azharuddin Mohammed Ismail, and Ayush Mahesh Khedekar in Slumdog Millionaire (2008)

    Ayush Mahesh Khedekar as Younger Jamal, Rubina Ali as Younger Latika, Azharuddin Mohammed Ismail as Younger Salim - Slumdog Millionaire
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    Ashlee Thompson in Winter's Bone (2010)

    Ashlee Thompson as Ashlee - Winter's Bone
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    Vanessa Paradis and Marin Gerrier in Café de Flore (2011)

    Marin Gerrier as Laurent - Café de Flore
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    Emma Henry and Eleanor Henry in The Help (2011)

    Emma Henry and Eleanor Henry as Mae Mobley - The Help
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    Tova Stewart in Take Shelter (2011)

    Tova Stewart as Hannah - Take Shelter
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    Hunter McCracken and Laramie Eppler in The Tree of Life (2011)

    Hunter McCracken as Young Jack, Laramie Eppler as R.L. - The Tree of Life