Famous Celebs Who Started as Child Actors

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1. Joseph Gordon-Levitt
> Birth date: Feb. 17, 1981
> Earliest acting credit: Stranger on My Land (1988)
> Total acting credits: 82

Joseph Gordon-Levitt has 82 acting credits, has won a Primetime Emmy, and been nominated for two Golden Globe Awards. Among the blockbusters he’s appeared in include “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” and “The Dark Knight Rises.” His earliest acting credit is “Stranger on My Land” in 1988, released when Gordon-Levitt was only six.

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2. Jake Gyllenhaal
> Birth date: Oct. 19, 1980
> Earliest acting credit: City Slickers (1991)
> Total acting credits: 52

Jake Gyllenhaal rose to fame through movies such as “Donnie Darko,” “Brokeback Mountain,” and “The Day After Tomorrow,” which are among his 52 acting credits. Gyllenhaal was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role for “Brokeback Mountain” in 2006. His earliest film credit was the hit “City Slickers” in 1991, when he was 11.

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3. Leonardo DiCaprio
> Birth date: Nov 11, 1974
> Earliest acting credit: Romper Room and Friends (1979)
> Total acting credits: 55

Before Leonardo DiCaprio became an Oscar-winning movie heavyweight, he appeared on television series such as “The New Lassie” in 1989. Among his 55 acting credits are “Titanic,” “Wolf of Wall Street,” and “The Revenant,” for which he won an Oscar for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in 2016.

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4. Kirsten Dunst
> Birth date: April 30, 1982
> Earliest acting credit: New York Stories (1989)
> Total acting credits: 83

Kristen Dunst has appeared in three Spider-Man films that have combined grossed more than $1 billion. Dunst started her career in 1989 by appearing in “New York Stories” that was directed by Woody Allen, Francis Ford Coppola, and Martin Scorsese. She would go on to amass 83 acting credits and receive two Golden Globe nominations.

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5. Kristen Stewart
> Birth date: April 9, 1990
> Earliest acting credit: The Thirteenth Year (1999)
> Total acting credits: 53

Kristen Stewart is most famous as the sloe-eyed, brooding teenager Bella Swan in the five-film vampire saga Twilight. Among her more notable films among her 53 acting credits besides the Twilight series are “Panic Room” and “The Safety of Objects.” Her first acting credit was the TV movie “The Thirteenth Year” in 1999.