Child actors who grew up into stars

Published On: Jul 24 2011 11:42:08 PM PDT   Updated On: Jan 13 2015 11:00:00 PM PST

While the child stars whose careers fade seem to get most of the press, plenty of young actors have managed to stay successful into adulthood, including Jason Bateman, who is celebrating his 46th birthday on Wednesday.

child stars - Joseph Gordon-Levitt today
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After a break from acting to attend Columbia University, Gordon-Levitt returned in 2001, focusing on indie films like "Manic," "Brick" and "Stop-Loss." He's seen his fame increase with roles in films like "Inception," "(500) Days of Summer," "The Dark Knight Rises" and "Looper."

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