Throughout Hollywood history, many movies cast young actors who eventually became child stars due to those roles. Some of them grow up and continue working in the industry while others fade away and the world moves on. It’s easy to forget what those former stars looked like when they began their careers. It’s also fascinating to see where the obscure child stars are now.
So today we’ll look at some of the most iconic child stars to ever hit it big in Hollywood and discuss what happened to them. Take a walk down memory lane and catch up with some of your favorite former child stars here. You’ll be quite surprised by what some of them look like now.
Culkin is one of the most iconic child stars on this list. He rose to superstardom as Kevin in the Home Alone series before he starred as the titular character in Richie Rich. Home Alone is still very popular during the Holiday season so Culkin remains famous today.
However, his massive fame was exhausting so he took a lengthy break from acting. Unfortunately, he was once addicted to heroin. In recent years, Culkin has had a resurgence as he won acclaim for his role in American Horror Story: Double Feature. These days, he’s also making more media appearances (via Entertainment Weekly).