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5 Popular Actors Who Were Surprisingly Child Stars

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The majority of today’s leading actors started their careers as child stars. You might forget about their early beginnings in show business, but before they were starring in their blockbuster hits, they appeared in a variety of films and television shows. They impressed us then and continue to do so now.

Johnny Galecki: From ‘Christmas Vacation’ To ‘Roseanne’

Before he starred on The Big Bang Theory, Johnny Galecki was a popular child star in the 1980s and ‘90s. You’ll remember him as Rusty in 1989’s classic National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. Then, he won hearts as the teenage David Healy on Roseanne. Whether you remember Galecki’s childhood roles or when he blossomed into a teenage heartthrob, he earned his place in Hollywood.

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Jason Bateman: From Pioneer Boy To Teen Idol

Jason Bateman has been in the limelight since Arrested Development’s 2003 debut. But he grabbed viewers’ attention in 1982 when he appeared as James Cooper Ingalls in Little House on the Prairie. But many people forget Bateman was a teen idol when he starred as David Hogan on The Hogan Family.

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Hayden Panetierre: From ‘Remember The Titans’ To Soap Opera Star

Before Hayden Panettiere starred as Claire Bennet on Heroes and the most recent Nashville, she had a recognizable childhood role as Sheryl Yoast in 2000’s Remember the Titans. From the age of five to 10 years old, Panettiere appeared on numerous soap operas, including One Life to Live and Guiding Light. But she’ll always be remembered for her scene-stealing performance with Denzel Washington.

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AnnaSophia Robb: From ‘American Girl’ To ‘Charlie And The Chocolate Factory’

AnnaSophia Robb has quietly removed herself from Hollywood’s limelight, but she will always be remembered for her childhood roles. First, she starred as Samantha Parkington in An American Girl Holiday. Then, she won viewers’ hearts in Because of Winn-Dixie, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and her most famous role in A Bridge to Terabithia. Robb was the definition of a child star.

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Ryan Reynolds: From Canadian Programs To Stardom

For many, Ryan Reynolds stumbled into stardom in the late 2000s. But he was an overlooked child star, appearing in multiple 1990’s Canadian television programs, including Two Guys and Hillside. He became a teen idol in Canada, but it would be years before he would make everyone swoon across the globe.

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Five Reasons We’re Not Seeing Amanda Bynes Around

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