Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Talented children

Who is Ralph Macchio? And Daniel-San? Do you know anything about them? This post aims to remind you of the actors and actresses who started their career when they were young. Most of them have been away from TV and cinema and we haven’t heard about them. How do they live nowadays?

When you hear about karate, it's easy to remember the character "Daniel-San" or something about the films "The Karate Kid". Daniel-San or Daniel Larusso was played by the actorRalph George Macchio. After he acted the trilogy "The Karate Kid", he made other films, but they haven't got famous. In 2012 he's going to celebrate 25 years of marriage.

Who could imagine Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen, fifteen years after their first movies, would become problematic girls? How did sweet children transform into so problematic young girls? The twins famous for working when they were young nowadays are celebrities in the fashion world and have accumulated a fortune estimated in 410 million dollars. They started their career when they were nine months, playing Michelle Tanner in the series "Full House". And since then the Olsen sisters  have done a lot of things like series, movies and publicity. The twins are the owners of the company Dualstar. In 2004 Mary Kate started smoking and drinking in parties, what made her too slim. In the end Mary Kate was confined in a rehabilitation hospital. Ashley is very interested in fashion. They are thankful for all they received in the cinematographic career, but they are very happy with their lives nowadays.

Do you remember the sentence “I see dead people”? This sentence turned the boy Haley Joel Osment famous when he was 11 years old. Everybody that watched the film “The Sixth Sense” got impressed about his wonderful acting. Today, he has already made a number of films, such as "AI - Artificial Intelligence".

Drew Barrymore was born in 1975 and first appeared when she was 11 months in a commercial. In the cinema, when she was 5 years old, she acted in the film Altered States (1980) but she only got a famous actress when she played the character Gertie in "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial". Her childhood was very troubled: she was only a little girl, but at the age of 9 she already smoked. She drank alcohol by the time she was 11 and consumed illicit drugs like marijuana and cocaine when she was 13. One year later, she was in a rehab and tried suicide. After all, Drew became a famous actress, starring good films like "Never Been Kissed" and "50 First Dates". Nowadays, she's the Ambassador Against Hunger by The United Nations besides being the wonderful actress that we know.

Soleil Moon Frye was born on 6 August, 1976. Her most important work was Punky Brewster in the 80's when she was a child. She worked in some TV series like "Sabrina, the Teenage Witch". In 2001 Soleil worked in "The Proud Family" a TV program on Disney Channel. She got married with Jason Goldberg in 1998. He's an actor and a producer. Soleil has two children: Poet Sienna Rose Goldberg and Jagger Joseph Blue Goldberg. Her last job it was in 2008, in the film "For Better or for Worse" dubbing a character.

Dakota Fanning is was only six old years when she made her first film, in 2000. In 2005, she was eleven, and starred "The War of The Worlds" with Tom Cruise. Nowadays, Dakota is a beautiful teenager and she has already worked in many films. Her last movie was "Eclipse", in 2010. The girl is only seventeen and is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and she can participate in the choice of the Oscar winners. Besides, she is considered to be one of the best actresses of the world by Oprah Winfrey.Isn't she a prodigy?

Natalie Portman was born in Jerusalem on June 1981, being the only daughter from a Jewish doctor and an American artist. She started taking dance lessons when she was 4, and at 8 she started being a vegetarian. Natalie moved to USA still young and after some different places, she went to New York, where she lives until today. When Natalie was 11, an agent found her at a pizza parlor and invited her to film some infomercials. After modeling some campaigns, she decided to invest on acting. In 1994 she filmed her first movie called "Leon", with Jean Reno and Gary Oldman, and after that she started being one of the most famous young actress in hollywood. Recently she starred "Black Swan", a psycological thriller about the fight against ourselves, who gave her her first Oscar. Natalie is not just a beautiful girl but she is really inteligent too, she had academic conditions to go to Harvard and besides she can speak six different languages. 

Macaulay Culkin is an American actor and participated in the huge success movie "Home Alone". Probably it was the most important film of his career, comedy that gave him the opportunity to make wealth and fame in 1990. When he was a teenager his parents embroiled in a battle for his fortune of $ 17 million, but he secured in the courts the right to administrate his money. On September 17, 2004, Culkin was arrested in Oklahoma City for possessing 17.3g of marijuana and two controlled substances, called lprazolam and clonazepam. Lately, he has made unsuccessful movies if compared to the films dated before 1994, when he was a child.

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