So for whatever reason, The Sixth Sense has been on television quite often recently, and I realized how disturbed I was by the movie. And it wasn’t the fact that the movie is about a little kid who can see dead people. It was how ridiculously good Haley Joel Osment was in the movie.
Frankly it’s a little freaky seeing a kid who isn’t even a teenager yet act better than adults. It’s really not surprising to me that most child actors don’t exactly pan out. I’m not sure what the exact reason is but maybe acting like an adult when you’re still 10 plus years away from adulthood has something to do with it.
Whatever the case, I decided to come up with a little list of 10 acting performances by children that easily matched or exceeded those of their adult counterparts.