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.

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Leo wasn't the only young actor nominated by the Academy to find continued success. Take Anna Paquin, who starred in 1993's "The Piano" at the age of 11. The role won Paquin the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress, making her the second youngest winner in history after fellow child star Tatum O'Neal, who was 10 when she won for "Paper Moon."

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