Child actors who grew up into stars

Published On: Jul 24 2011 11:42:08 PM PDT   Updated On: Feb 16 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 Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who is celebrating his 34th birthday on Tuesday.

child stars - Elijah Wood today
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Wood is best known as the hobbit Frodo from the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy. His other roles include the movies "Bobby," "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" and "Sin City" and the FX sitcom "Wilfred."

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