Natalie Portman, Emma Watson and others: how the stars whose fame came to them as children have changed. Photo then and now

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Some famous actors, who now boast huge royalties and the love of millions, were introduced to the movie set at an early age. Chloe Moretz started her career at the age of 8, and Emma Watson - at 9. From a very young age, they aspired to be famous and adored. It's worth admitting - they succeeded.

How now look the celebrities who appeared in the movies as children, tell OBOZREVATEL. For many of them, their debut roles became iconic (to see the photos, scroll to the end of the page).

Natalie Portman

American Natalie Portman is best known for her role in the film "Leon" (1994) by the French director Luc Besson. At the time, the aspiring actress was only 13 years old. She played her first role, a girl named Mathilde, who befriends an assassin, Leon. After the debut, fame came to the star and she began to disappear all day on the set.


Emma Watson.

British actress Watson's acting career began at age 9 when she landed the role of Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter films. Few people know, but Emma became so in demand in the cinema that in 2009 she was listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the highest-paid actress of the decade. In 2022, the celebrity reunited with Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint for an HBO Max special called "Harry Potter 20 Years Later: Return to Hogwarts."


Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

Joseph began his acting career at the age of 7: in 1988 he made his debut in Not One Step Backward. And the first role in a feature film the star got in 1992. The most notable films with the American - "The Beginning," "The Dark Knight: Legend Reborn," "The Rise of Cobra," "Lincoln," "500 Days of Summer," "10 Reasons I Hate," "Sin City 2: A Woman Worth Killing For." Now the artist is 42 years old.


Ryan Reynolds.

Reynolds' career began when he was a boy. The celebrity played the role of Billy in the Canadian teen soap opera "Hillside", in the United States called "Fifteen". However, everyone knows him from the motion pictures "Party King," "Just Friends," "Yes, No, Probably," "The Amityville Horror," "X-Men: Inception. Wolverine," "Green Lantern," "Deadpool," "Deadpool 2." Ryan is married to the famous actress Blake Lively. The couple is raising four children.


Chloe Grace Moretz.

The first project of the American actress and model Moretz was the series "Defender", then she starred in the film "Heart of the Witness" in 2005. At that time, Chloe was only 8 years old. The 26-year-old beauty continues her career, appearing in more and more new films. The girl has more than 30 roles to her credit.


Thomas Sangster.

Thomas, known for The Queen's Walk, Game of Thrones, and Forgotten by God, had his first role on the BBC television project The Adventures of Station Jim[en]. The young actor was already introduced to the movie set at the age of 8. But it wasn't until 2003 that Sangster made his big movie debut, playing Liam Neeson's adopted son in Love Actually. For this role, the Brit learned to play the drums with his father. The celebrity is now 32 years old.


OBOZREVATEL recently showed how the main characters of the comedy melodrama "Pretty Woman" have changed in 33 years. Richard Gere, even at 73, continues his acting career. And Julia Roberts in the '90s was one of the highest-paid actresses and received royalties of 25 million dollars.

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