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Films: The youngest nominees and winners of the Oscars

Usually children cannot seriously compete with adults: forces are obviously unequal. But there are exceptions to any rule. For example, these kids who competed with famous adult actors for the main film award.

Tatum O’Neill
The youngest Oscar winner in the history of the award. She received it at the age of ten for her supporting role in the film Paper Moon. Tatum played a little chaperone chaperone who moves from one city to another. The girl’s partner was her own father, actor Ryan O’Neill. True, in real life, her relationship with her dad developed worse than in the movies. The actress did not speak with her father for 25 years, and only in 2011 they solemnly made peace on a reality show.

I must say that Tatum O’Neill’s adult acting career was not the best. She periodically plays small roles in series, and the press writes about her not because of successful film works, but because of drug scandals.

Justin Henry
The youngest Oscar nominee in the category Best Supporting Actor. Eight-year-old Justin was nominated for the movie Kramer vs. Kramer. Joan Kramer, tired of the life of a housewife, leaves her husband, and along with her little son Billy. Having become a single father, Ted Kramer re-learns to communicate with his son. But after a year and a half, Joana returned and decided to pick up the child.

As a child, Justin Henry starred in episodic roles a couple of times, and after school he went to study as a psychologist. He continues to act in films and series, but cinema is not his main area of ​​activity. Since 2009, Justin has held a senior position in a large telecommunications company.

Haley Joel Osment
Remember the frightened autistic boy from The Sixth Sense, with whom the hero of Bruce Willis worked? For this role, the young Haley Joel Osment was nominated for the main cinematic award. True, he lost to the magnificent Michael Kane, but he in his speech expressed admiration for the young competitor.

So far, Osment’s children’s career has developed better than an adult. Judge for yourself, then he starred in Zemeckis (“Forest Gump”), Shyamalan (“Sixth Sense”) and Spielberg (“Artificial Intelligence”). And now – more and more in the strange films of Kevin Smith. However, the actor is only 26 years old, he still has the opportunity to reverse the trend and become famous again.

Jodie foster
Jodie Foster successfully removed from three years. It is not surprising that she received her first Oscar nomination at the age of 14. Foster was nominated for a very difficult role – she played a minor prostitute in the drama “Taxi Driver”. And although she did not get the figurine then, the actress quickly recouped. At age 20, she received an Oscar for her role in the film Defendants, and at 24 for Silence of the Lambs. Jodie Foster became the first actress to receive this award twice before the age of 30.

Foster not only successfully removed, but also tries himself in the role of director. And in 2013, the actress was awarded a special Golden Globe Award for life achievements in the field of cinema.

Saoirse Ronan
13-year-old Saoirse Ronan was nominated for an Oscar for her role in her debut film The Atonement. She plays Briony Tallis, a imaginative teenage girl who destroys the life of her older sister and her lover.

After this role, Sirsha with her impassive face and bright, almost transparent eyes, began to call eminent directors: Wes Anderson, Peter Jackson, Joe Wright and many others. Today she is one of the most successful and critically acclaimed young actresses.
Kuwenzhaney Wallis
In 2012, nine-year-old Kuvenzhaney Wallis was nominated for an Oscar for her starring role in the film Beasts of the Wild South. To get this role, the girl had to go around 4,000 rivals. In addition, the young actress lied about her age – during the trial she was only five years old, and the studio was looking for six-year-old actresses. But Kuvenzhani so captivated the director Ben Zeitlin that he even rewrote the script for it. The picture received many awards, and Kuvenzhaney Wallis set a kind of record, becoming the youngest actress nominated for an Oscar in the main acting category.

Since then, Wallis managed to star in the drama “12 Years of Slavery” and the musical “Annie”. For the last role, by the way, the young actress was nominated for a Golden Globe. So now we can assume that her acting career will be very interesting.

These are just some of the young participants and participants in the prestigious award. It is easy to notice: not everyone who came to the ceremony in childhood achieved success in adulthood. Maybe this is natural? When a child at ten years old receives the main film award, he asks the question: “Why try further?”

And what do you think, in childhood, such awards motivate or vice versa?

By the way …

An early career start does not guarantee success in the future. But skin care should be started before the first age-related changes.

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