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Directors successful child/adult actor tourney

Discussion in 'Movies' started by george kaplan, Jun 23, 2004.

  1. george kaplan

    george kaplan Well-Known Member

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    We've all heard the tragic stories of child actors who throw away their lives, and most child actors, even if they have normal lives, certainly don't have successful careers as actors as adults. But there are those who had success both as a child actor and as an adult one. (and no, I'm not talking about porno, you pervert (you know who you are)).

    Of course, there's no doubt going to be disagreement about what constitutes successful. I'm largely going to let the voters decide, but here's some rules and some suggestions.

    First of all, I'm limiting this to tv and or film. This means, for instance, that a successful child star in vaudeville wouldn't be eligible. Mostly this is because we have no archival records to judge such a career.

    Obviously the 'child' part requires at least one film or tv show made when the child was under 18, and the adult part requires at least one film or tv show made when the child was over 18. So for instance, Michael J. Fox isn't eligible, because, while he played a child on tv and in films, he was already an adult when he first did Family Ties.

    And while I'm not going to set an arbitrary number of how many films/tv shows are necessary, use good judgment. If Lindsey Lohan makes one movie after she turns 18, that hardly qualifies her as having a successful career as an adult actor. I'd be a bit more lenient on the child side, and include actors who didn't start until they were 15 or 16, but on the adult side, I'd say we need a fairly long run to be called successful.

    Of course there's more to success than quantity, there's quality. But you guys will have to be the judges of what does or doesn't constitute 'successful'.

    Each person will have unlimited nominations, seconds and thirds. We'll try to get to 16 if that's possible, if not I'll pare it back using my own judgment to 8. And if there's tons more than I'm thinking of and we can get to 32, great.

    In:

    Jodie Foster
    Elizabeth Taylor
    Kurt Russell
    Diane Lane
    Jean-Pierre Leaud
    Catherine Deneuve
    Judy Garland
    Alyssa Milano
    Mickey Rooney
    Jackie Coogan
    Roddy McDowall
    Natalie Wood
    Drew Barrymore
    Ron Howard

    Seconded (needs third):

    Reese Witherspoon
    Christian Bale
    Dean Stockwell
    Helen Hunt
    Jason Bateman
    Kirsten Dunst

    Nominated (needs second & third):

    Clint Howard
    Christina Ricci
    Eva Mattes
    Jesse Bradford
    Matt Dillon
    Tim Matheson
    Rick Schroder
    Henry Thomas
    Robert Blake
    Sean Astin
    Tom Guiry
    Elijah Wood
    Jennifer Connolly
     
  2. george kaplan

    george kaplan Well-Known Member

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    We've all heard the tragic stories of child actors who throw away their lives, and most child actors, even if they have normal lives, certainly don't have successful careers as actors as adults. But there are those who had success both as a child actor and as an adult one. (and no, I'm not talking about porno, you pervert (you know who you are)).

    Of course, there's no doubt going to be disagreement about what constitutes successful. I'm largely going to let the voters decide, but here's some rules and some suggestions.

    First of all, I'm limiting this to tv and or film. This means, for instance, that a successful child star in vaudeville wouldn't be eligible. Mostly this is because we have no archival records to judge such a career.

    Obviously the 'child' part requires at least one film or tv show made when the child was under 18, and the adult part requires at least one film or tv show made when the child was over 18. So for instance, Michael J. Fox isn't eligible, because, while he played a child on tv and in films, he was already an adult when he first did Family Ties.

    And while I'm not going to set an arbitrary number of how many films/tv shows are necessary, use good judgment. If Lindsey Lohan makes one movie after she turns 18, that hardly qualifies her as having a successful career as an adult actor. I'd be a bit more lenient on the child side, and include actors who didn't start until they were 15 or 16, but on the adult side, I'd say we need a fairly long run to be called successful.

    Of course there's more to success than quantity, there's quality. But you guys will have to be the judges of what does or doesn't constitute 'successful'.

    Each person will have unlimited nominations, seconds and thirds. We'll try to get to 16 if that's possible, if not I'll pare it back using my own judgment to 8. And if there's tons more than I'm thinking of and we can get to 32, great.

    In:

    Jodie Foster
    Elizabeth Taylor
    Kurt Russell
    Diane Lane
    Jean-Pierre Leaud
    Catherine Deneuve
    Judy Garland
    Alyssa Milano
    Mickey Rooney
    Jackie Coogan
    Roddy McDowall
    Natalie Wood
    Drew Barrymore
    Ron Howard

    Seconded (needs third):

    Reese Witherspoon
    Christian Bale
    Dean Stockwell
    Helen Hunt
    Jason Bateman
    Kirsten Dunst

    Nominated (needs second & third):

    Clint Howard
    Christina Ricci
    Eva Mattes
    Jesse Bradford
    Matt Dillon
    Tim Matheson
    Rick Schroder
    Henry Thomas
    Robert Blake
    Sean Astin
    Tom Guiry
    Elijah Wood
    Jennifer Connolly
     
  3. Lew Crippen

    Lew Crippen Well-Known Member

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    Nonimate:

    Ron Howard


    I'll second:

    Jodie Foster
    Mickey Rooney
    Judy Garland
    Jackie Coogan
    Roddy McDowall
    Natalie Wood
    Elizabeth Taylor
     
  4. Lew Crippen

    Lew Crippen Well-Known Member

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    Nonimate:

    Ron Howard


    I'll second:

    Jodie Foster
    Mickey Rooney
    Judy Garland
    Jackie Coogan
    Roddy McDowall
    Natalie Wood
    Elizabeth Taylor
     
  5. Elizabeth S

    Elizabeth S Well-Known Member

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    Nominate:

    Reese Witherspoon
    Diane Lane
     
  6. Elizabeth S

    Elizabeth S Well-Known Member

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    Real Name:
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    Nominate:

    Reese Witherspoon
    Diane Lane
     
  7. Rob Gardiner

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    Nominate:

    Clint Howard
     
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    Rob Gardiner Well-Known Member

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    Nominate:

    Clint Howard
     
  9. Brook K

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    Nominate

    Jean-Pierre Leaud
    Christina Ricci
    Eva Mattes
    Catherine Deneuve

    I'll 2nd Kurt Russell

    3rd Jodie Foster and Elizabeth Taylor
     
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    Brook K Well-Known Member

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    Nominate

    Jean-Pierre Leaud
    Christina Ricci
    Eva Mattes
    Catherine Deneuve

    I'll 2nd Kurt Russell

    3rd Jodie Foster and Elizabeth Taylor
     
  11. Lew Crippen

    Lew Crippen Well-Known Member

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    Second:

    Reese Witherspoon
    Diane Lane
    Jean-Pierre Leaud
    Catherine Deneuve
     
  12. Lew Crippen

    Lew Crippen Well-Known Member

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    Second:

    Reese Witherspoon
    Diane Lane
    Jean-Pierre Leaud
    Catherine Deneuve
     
  13. george kaplan

    george kaplan Well-Known Member

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    I guess I'll update these on the first post.
     
  14. george kaplan

    george kaplan Well-Known Member

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    I guess I'll update these on the first post.
     
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    Nominate
    Christian Bale
    Drew Barrymore

    3rd
    Kurt Russell
     
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    Nominate
    Christian Bale
    Drew Barrymore

    3rd
    Kurt Russell
     
  17. ErikG

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    Second:

    Ron Howard

    Third:

    Kurt Russell
    Diane Lane
     
  18. ErikG

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    Second:

    Ron Howard

    Third:

    Kurt Russell
    Diane Lane
     
  19. Arman

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    Third:
    Jean-Pierre Leaud
    Catherine Deneuve
    Judy Garland
    Second:
    Christian Bale
     
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    Arman Well-Known Member

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    Third:
    Jean-Pierre Leaud
    Catherine Deneuve
    Judy Garland
    Second:
    Christian Bale
     

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