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#1 of 169 OFFLINE   george kaplan

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Posted June 23 2004 - 01:23 AM

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
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#2 of 169 OFFLINE   george kaplan

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Posted June 23 2004 - 01:23 AM

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
"Movies should be like amusement parks. People should go to them to have fun." - Billy Wilder

"Subtitles good. Hollywood bad." - Tarzan, Sight & Sound 2012 voter.

"My films are not slices of life, they are pieces of cake." - Alfred Hitchcock"My great humility is just one of the many reasons that I...

#3 of 169 OFFLINE   Lew Crippen

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Posted June 23 2004 - 04:06 AM

Nonimate:

Ron Howard


I'll second:

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

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#4 of 169 OFFLINE   Elizabeth S

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Posted June 23 2004 - 05:44 AM

Nominate:

Reese Witherspoon
Diane Lane

#5 of 169 OFFLINE   Rob Gardiner

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Posted June 23 2004 - 05:59 AM

Nominate:

Clint Howard

#6 of 169 OFFLINE   Brook K

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Posted June 23 2004 - 06:46 AM

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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#7 of 169 OFFLINE   Lew Crippen

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Posted June 23 2004 - 08:14 AM

Second:

Reese Witherspoon
Diane Lane
Jean-Pierre Leaud
Catherine Deneuve

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#8 of 169 OFFLINE   george kaplan

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Posted June 23 2004 - 08:28 AM

I guess I'll update these on the first post.
"Movies should be like amusement parks. People should go to them to have fun." - Billy Wilder

"Subtitles good. Hollywood bad." - Tarzan, Sight & Sound 2012 voter.

"My films are not slices of life, they are pieces of cake." - Alfred Hitchcock"My great humility is just one of the many reasons that I...

#9 of 169 OFFLINE   BrettB

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Posted June 23 2004 - 10:07 AM

Nominate
Christian Bale
Drew Barrymore

3rd
Kurt Russell

#10 of 169 OFFLINE   ErikG

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Posted June 23 2004 - 10:50 AM

Second:

Ron Howard

Third:

Kurt Russell
Diane Lane

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#11 of 169 OFFLINE   Arman

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Posted June 23 2004 - 11:33 AM

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

#12 of 169 OFFLINE   george kaplan

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Posted June 23 2004 - 01:36 PM

I'll second Drew Barrymore.
"Movies should be like amusement parks. People should go to them to have fun." - Billy Wilder

"Subtitles good. Hollywood bad." - Tarzan, Sight & Sound 2012 voter.

"My films are not slices of life, they are pieces of cake." - Alfred Hitchcock"My great humility is just one of the many reasons that I...

#13 of 169 OFFLINE   Rob P S

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Posted June 23 2004 - 01:53 PM

Nominate:

Jesse Bradford
Matt Dillon
Kirsten Dunst
Helen Hunt
Tim Matheson
Alyssa Milano
Rick Schroder
Henry Thomas


#14 of 169 OFFLINE   SteveGon

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Posted June 23 2004 - 02:15 PM

I'll second Alyssa Milano. Posted Image

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Robert Blake Posted Image

#15 of 169 OFFLINE   John C. Wilson

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Posted June 23 2004 - 02:57 PM

Second:

Dean Stockwell
Helen Hunt

Third:

Alyssa Milano
Mickey Rooney
Jackie Coogan
Roddy McDowall
Natalie Wood
Drew Barrymore

#16 of 169 OFFLINE   george kaplan

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Posted June 23 2004 - 10:33 PM

List updated
"Movies should be like amusement parks. People should go to them to have fun." - Billy Wilder

"Subtitles good. Hollywood bad." - Tarzan, Sight & Sound 2012 voter.

"My films are not slices of life, they are pieces of cake." - Alfred Hitchcock"My great humility is just one of the many reasons that I...

#17 of 169 OFFLINE   Kevin Porter

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Posted June 23 2004 - 11:29 PM

Third:

Ron Howard

Nominate:

Jason Bateman

(Arrested Development is all the proof you need for the both of them)

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#18 of 169 OFFLINE   Rob P S

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Posted June 24 2004 - 09:03 AM

Nominate:

Sean Astin
Tom Guiry
Elijah Wood

Second:
Jason Bateman

#19 of 169 OFFLINE   Rob Tomlin

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Posted June 24 2004 - 11:11 AM

Nominate:

Jennifer Connolly

Third:

Ron Howard

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#20 of 169 OFFLINE   Rob Tomlin

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Posted June 24 2004 - 11:12 AM

Oops, sorry Ron Howard was already thirded!

Second:

Kirsten Dunst

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