10 Best Scenes For Young Actors

Thursday, July 21 by George Root

The 10 best scenes for young actors show the talented stars of tomorrow developing in front the eyes of the world. Sometimes we don't get to see these young stars grow into adults as they leave the movie business. but the best scenes for young actors are left behind for us to enjoy and remember.

  1. "The Champ" (1979) Back when "The Champ" was made, Rick Schroder was known as Ricky Schroder. His scene as T.J., the son of the Champ, when he realizes that the Champ has died is definitely one of the best scenes for young actors ever.
  2. "Old Yeller" (1957) It would take a strong soul to not feel emotion when Travis (Tommy Kirk) realizes he has to be the one to put down Old Yeller. Kirk's innocent yet mature performance is one of the best scenes for young actors of all time.
  3. "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" (2001) Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe) is the focus of all of the "Harry Potter" movies, but in this movie it is Ron Weasley (Rupert Grint) who steals the show. The scene where Ron plays a giant game of chess to save the day is one of the best in the movie series.
  4. "New Moon" (2009) This is the first movie in the Twilight series and it contains many candidates for the list of the best scenes for young actors of all time. The scene that makes the list is when Jacob (Taylor Lautner) first reveals to Bella (Kristen Stewart) that he is a wolf by leaping over her head and morphing into one.
  5. "Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith" (2005) This movie has two scenes that make the list of best scenes for young actors. This first one is the scene where Anakin Skywalker (Hayden Christensen) chooses the dark side and helps kill Mace Windu (Samuel L. Jackson). It is a strong moment in the movie made poignant by this young actor.
  6. "Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith" (2005) At the end of the movie Padme (Natalie Portman) has her two children and then dies after losing the will to live. The scene itself is incredibly important in the "Star Wars" saga and the emotion Portman uses is extremely intense.
  7. "Bad Santa" (2003) This is not the best movie to show the kids during the holidays, but it has one of the funniest scenes ever done by a young actor. When the Kid (Brett Kelly) goes to see Santa (Billy Bob Thornton) after receiving a major wedgie, the image of the kid standing there with his underwear sticking up over his shorts is extremely funny. The deadpan way that Kelly delivers it makes it even funnier.
  8. "The Bad News Bears" (1976) Ahmad (Erin Blunt) is so embarrassed at being a member of the Bears that he strips off his uniform and hides in a tree. The convincing way in which Blunt delivers his monologue shows a young actor mature beyond his years.
  9. "E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial" (1982) Elliott (Henry Thomas) has many memorable scenes in this classic movie. But his look of genuine fear and surprise as his bicycle takes off and flies as a shadowed figure against the full moon will be remembered forever.
  10. "Poltergeist" (1982) Carol Anne (Heather O'Rourke) gives one of the most famous lines in movie history when she realizes that the television is talking her. O'Rourke's creepy delivery of the line "They're here" will be something movie goers will remember for many years.
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COMMENTS

  1. July 21, 2011 4:19 am

    Karina

    I have ALWAYS thought that scene with Hayden Christensen as Anakin turning to the darkside was the heart and guts of the prequels and to see it and Hayden FINALLY receive the respect it should have is superb !  Hayden did SUCH an emotional, physical and technical job with that scene, it IS the most unsurpassed scene I have EVER had the privilege to see in a film.  Hayden more than deserves total respect for that movie, it was one I will NEVER forget.  He’s an amazing actor and I have seen every movie he has made since those Star Wars movies.   He received a Golden Globe nomination for Life as A House and a best actor award for Shattered Glass, he has shown us all that his talent is undeniable, his acting abilities the finest, and his doggone good looks light up that big screen in a way very few have…ever!


  2. July 21, 2011 4:19 am

    roy

    I agree with you, Hayden is a wonderful actor, is also a very nice person (: