Live Poll: Poll Board Favorite Performances by Children

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These are the favorite film performances, of IMDb Poll Board members, by children. Which performance by a child actor is your favorite?

http://www.imdb.com/list/ls025974046/?publish=save#1

http://www.imdb.com/poll/oDnaBK8laq0/

Thank you to Kirk-Picard and Hoekkie for starting and creating the following polls:

See the following for Favorite Performances by Actors: https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/poll-suggestion-imdb-poll-board-favorite-performances-by-act...

Actresses: https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/poll-suggestion-imdb-poll-board-favorite-performances-by-act...
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Guidelines:

*Performances by actors under the age of 18 in a feature film.

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If you need some ideas to start generating other ideas, as well, this list is pretty good, although it only features kids in well-known US films: https://www.fandango.com/movie-photos/20-great-performances-from-child-actors-219 (So it has its limits.)
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Great stuff Ruby! It's hard to just pick one as there really are so many memorable child performances out there but for now I'll go with Haley Joel Osment's performance as Cole Sear in The Sixth Sense (1999). He displayed maturity far beyond his years and gave an extremely powerful performance, I was blown away the first time seeing it.
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Oh, I know, he was incredible. He showed great range and authenticity and sensitivity, too. I'm only saying this because you said "for now:" feel free to change. I still keep thinking of performances for the adults and it's been weeks, I think, for those polls. 
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He showed great range and authenticity and sensitivity, too
Beautifully put and I agree wholeheartedly. Would have loved to see him win the Best Supporting Oscar for the role.
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That was my favorite too. I have to choose another one now...!!!

Btw, this photo will look better in the poll >>> http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0070510/mediaviewer/rm1245301760
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Oh, Addie Loggins is one of the great characters of cinema, I think, and of course Tatum O'Neal is an essential part of that. That performance is almost like the prototypical or classical child performance. For the longest time, my favorite performances of young children include O'Neal's Addie, the actor who played Scout in To Killl a Mockingbird, the actor who played Billy in Kramer vs. Kramer, and and two of the children in Salaam Bombay! They all still are along with a few additions, now, including Osment, Dakota Fanning in I am Sam, and my choice for this poll, Brooklynn Prince in The Florida Project.
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Hi Dan, do you have favorite actor and actress performances as well? Would be nice if you can join in this lists.
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Darsheel Safary as Ishaan Awasthi in Like Stars on Earth (2007)

>>> http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0986264/mediaviewer/rm3317957632

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People can take help from an earlier poll of mine - The Children of the IMDb Top 250 (http://www.imdb.com/poll/0uagdD_gnn4/)
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There are so many great ones, but I have to go with Henry Thomas in E.T.:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0083866/mediaviewer/rm3062470912
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He was so cute and sooo compelling. Those expressions and eyes are priceless.
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Maybe not Oscar material, but I really enjoyed the performance of Ed Oxenbould in The Visit (2015). He made me laugh all the time. And I think he made the movie.
Please add this one for me.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3567288/m...
And thanks for the link and the mention to my idea. This child poll is also a very nice idea! I hope you’ll get many contributions.
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You're welcome and thank you for inspiring the idea - and for your nomination. I didn't know how to feel about that movie except that it was creepy, disturbing, and subtly funny at the beginning -- and that the two kids did a great job and redeemed many otherwise repellent scenes. I rated it very low but to this day I don't know if it was because it deserved it, or because it was just too "gross" for me, or because I was on an incredibly bad date, lol. I remember I laughed toward the very beginning because of your suggested actor and my date just sat there, poker-faced, like he just didn't get it. 
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No contest, Ricky Schroeder in the Champ, that his performance wasn't nominated is beyond me (well, it's because Justin Henry was already nominated for Kramer vs. Kramer) but Schroedr's acting at the end of the champ is just too real for words
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That movie made me cry so hard - largely because of Ricky Schroder. 
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Jodie Foster - The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane 
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If you have favorite actor and actress performances, then I like to hear them! I can add them in the other lists.
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What a great suggestion. Her performance is as nuanced and skilled as a classically trained adult. No wonder she's such an icon - she's a natural.
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Yes, I couldn't believe she was 14 year old when she made this. Just amazing and just to add on she had a total of 5 movies that released in 1976.
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William Eadie...James from
Ratcatcher (1999)
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Wow, looks like a great film, and looks like my kind of film; I added it to my watchlist. Right now, the only photo associated with the movie is on the list as a place-holder.  I  found several good photos, online, of Eadie in the film and submitted them so hopefully t can add one of those pictures soon. 
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Keisha Castle-Hughes has a beautiful acting in Whale Rider and she really manages to make you cry in her best scene. I nominate her.
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Keisha Castle-Hughes has a beautiful acting in Whale Rider and she really manages to make you cry in her best scene.

Indeed.
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I had to be away for a week and a half or so but I'm almost caught up adding nominations to the list. Thank you, everyone, for such great suggestions. I'm still taking more! :)
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The kid in Last Action Hero 1993
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'Added. Thanks.
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Jen, LD, Peter, rocky, Park K., Kirk Picard, granger, bratface, et. al, and those new to the GS poll board, I'd love to include your favorites. 

(A few parameters: I invite everyone who has either fifteen posts to the GS poll board, or five posts and two poll suggestions, to contribute to this poll. Thank you!)
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Oh, and TMS ('MovieSmith), sorry I didn't mention you -- I thought I had one for you. 'Would love your choice if you have one. 
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Dafne Keen in Logan (2017) 
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She's adorable. 'Added. Thanks, LD.
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You're welcome.

I just took a look at the 'new look' for character polls and I must say THAT IT IS TOTAL RUBBISH! Are the moron admins just assuming that everyone will know which character that is & who the actor is?  They should just make it impossible for the general public/user (who helped them build their fricking site by the way) to access anything on the site and be done with it. Seems like they are heading that way?


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Bratters,

You are not alone in your strong dislike for the new list formats.

If you click on any of the images for an image list, the list is shown via the media viewer. For instance if you click on the first image, you should see:
http://www.imdb.com/list/ls025974046/mediaviewer/rm3062470912

When you click on the image in the media viewer the information related to the image is toggled between being displayed and not displayed.
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Thanks Dan. I see that but it is still rubbish. 

Here's something to banish the rubbish. HO HO HO

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Oh, hey bratters, I hope it's ok with you that I chose another photo for your choice. I love the image that you chose but I thought another one might crop better when in poll format.
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Sure, no big deal. This one looks like it will crop well?

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0110413/mediaviewer/rm715333888


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Okay, I'll pick Jamie Bell as Billy Elliot.
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'Good one. And added. Thank you, Peter!
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one more bump for suggestions from new poll boarders and veterans like Jen, Kirk, and rocky
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Have you checked the suggestions on Facebook?
You can add these suggestions.
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Oh, thanks for letting me know, Hoekkie. I don't go on Facebook very often. But I absolutely will check them out. :)
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What great suggestions! They're added. I also added links, in the intro, to your related actor and actress polls.
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Thanks for the links. My polls are re-pushed a few days ago. Now they have also links to your poll.
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I was surprised none of Christina Ricci's roles as a child actress was included. 

From the suggested choices, I picked "The Good Son". I always felt it was an underrated film, and Macaulay Culkin was great in portraying a young psychopath. His attempts to murder his sister were scarier than several wanna-be horror films of the 1990s. 
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