The best young actors of the past ten years. (2002-2012)

by Facundo_Sutherland | created - 29 Feb 2012 | updated - 17 Sep 2012 | Public

1. Dakota Fanning

Actress | War of the Worlds

Hannah Dakota Fanning was born on the 23rd of February 1994, in Conyers, Georgia, USA, to Heather Joy (Arrington) and Steven Fanning. Her mother played professional tennis, and her father, now an electronics salesman, played minor league baseball. She is of German, Irish, English, French, and ...

2. Haley Joel Osment

Actor | The Sixth Sense

Haley Joel Osment is an American actor who has proven himself as one of the best young actors of his generation. He is the first millennial male to have received an Academy Award nomination for acting.

Osment was born in Los Angeles, California, to Theresa (Seifert), a teacher, and actor Eugene ...

3. William Jøhnk Nielsen

Actor | Hævnen

William Jøhnk Nielsen was born on July 5, 1997 in Hundested, Denmark. He is an actor, known for In a Better World (2010), A Royal Affair (2012) and Bare tjue (2016).

4. Leonard Proxauf

Actor | Das weiße Band - Eine deutsche Kindergeschichte

Leonard Proxauf was born in Berlin. His mother is Austrian actress and artist agent Katja Proxauf. He started filming at the age of 9. His first minor role was the character of young Behrendt in the 2006 film Lohn deiner Angst. Proxauf booked his first major role in 2006. He played Jonas Block in ...

5. Nina Kervel-Bey

Actress | La faute à Fidel!

Nina Kervel-Bey is an actress, known for La faute à Fidel! (2006).

6. Maxime Godart

Actor | Le petit Nicolas

Son of Alexandre and Florence Godart, Maxime Godart started his studies in theater at Centre Culturel de Noyon, age 8. He attended the casting for "Le Petit Nicolas" after seeing an announcement on-line. He was not chosen for the role by Laurent Tirard at the first time, but he was called back to ...

7. Freddie Highmore

Actor | Finding Neverland

Freddie Highmore is an English actor who came to prominence for his roles in Five Children and It (2004), Finding Neverland (2004), and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005).

He was born Alfred Thomas Highmore in Camden Town, London, England, to Sue (Latimer), a talent agent, and Edward Thomas ...

8. Thomas Doret

Actor | Le gamin au vélo

Thomas Doret was born on December 10, 1996 in Seraing, Belgium. He is an actor, known for The Kid with a Bike (2011), Les témoins (2014) and Renoir (2012).

9. Esmeralda Ouertani

Actress | Entre les murs

Esmeralda Ouertani is an actress, known for The Class (2008).

10. Asa Butterfield

Actor | Hugo

Asa Butterfield was born in Islington, London, England, to Jacqueline Farr and Sam Butterfield. He began acting at the age of 8, after a talent spotting casting director saw him at his local after school drama club, The Young Actors Theatre in Islington. Following on from a couple of small roles in...

11. Elle Fanning

Actress | Super 8

Mary Elle Fanning was born on the 9th of April 1998 in Conyers, Georgia, USA, to Heather Joy (Arrington) and Steven J. Fanning. Her mother played professional tennis, and her father, now an electronics salesman, played minor league baseball. She is of German, Irish, English, French, and Channel ...

12. Emma Watson

Actress | The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson was born in Paris, France, to English parents, Jacqueline Luesby and Chris Watson, both lawyers. She moved to Oxfordshire when she was five, where she attended the Dragon School. From the age of six, Emma knew that she wanted to be an actress and, for a number of years,...

13. Josh Hutcherson

Actor | The Hunger Games

Joshua Ryan Hutcherson was born on October 12, 1992 in Union, Kentucky to Michelle Fightmaster Hutcherson, who worked for Delta Air Lines, and Chris Hutcherson, an EPA analyst. He has one younger brother, Connor Hutcherson. From the age of four, Josh knew that he wanted to be an actor. In order to ...

14. Daniel Radcliffe

Actor | Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

Daniel Jacob Radcliffe was born on July 23, 1989 in Fulham, London, England, to casting agent Marcia Gresham (née Jacobson) and literary agent Alan Radcliffe. His father is from a Northern Irish Protestant background, while his mother was born in South Africa, to a Jewish family (from Lithuania, ...

15. Thomas Horn

Actor | Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

Thomas Horn won on "Jeopardy!" during Kids Week with an earning of 31,000 after wagering 12,000 during Final Jeopardy. His acting career kicked off when he was cast in the feature film Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, which was based on the 2005 novel by Jonathan S. Foer. This drama received a ...

16. George McLaren

Actor | Hereafter

George McLaren is an actor, known for Hereafter (2010) and Casualty (1986).

17. Frankie McLaren

Actor | Hereafter

Frankie McLaren is an actor, known for Hereafter (2010) and Casualty (1986).

18. Nayra Calle Mamani

Actress | Las acacias

Nayra Calle Mamani is an actress, known for Las acacias (2011).