20 of the Greatest Child Actor Performances of All Time

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1. Tatum O'Neal, Paper Moon (1973)

Real life father-daughter duo Tatum and Ryan O'Neal star as a father and daughter in middle America during the Great Depression. The role garnered Tatum an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress at the tender age of ten years old! This makes her the youngest recipient of an Academy Award EVER. O'Neal set the bar pretty high for child actors after this performance.