15 Perfectly Matched Child Stars Who Played Younger Versions of Famous Actors

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Casting is everything in movies and TV shows. There can be a brilliant film/show and a great actor, but sometimes the two just don't jive. That's sometimes why casting changes are made after production has started.

There's always pressure to cast the perfect person, but it intensifies when you've got a child star playing a young version of a famous actor. Not only do casting directors have to make sure the kid is right for the part, they have to make sure that they're a convincing version of the adult. And there are a number of occasions where the child actor couldn't have been a better pick for the part.

Scroll through the gallery to see 15 child stars who were the perfect choice to play younger versions of famous actors.