The 15 Best "Kidcastings"



Kid Casting is a blog that looks at adult movie and TV characters and the children who play those same characters as youngsters, whether in flashbacks or in earlier parts of the narrative. Oddee has collected the best examples of well-done kid casting in their latest list. Shown here are the characters of George Bailey and Mary Hatch from the movie It's A Wonderful Life as both kids and adults. Link

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Wes: I agree.

NCIS did one of the best recent versions of this, casting Mark Harmon's son as the 19-year-old version of Gibbs. He looked and acted the part perfectly.

My Name is Earl also had a pretty good set of child actors to play the younger versions of Earl and company. It worked well enough that it became a recurring thing.

Also, Dexter managed to come up with pretty convincing versions of a younger Dexter.
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There are often kids cast perfectly for a role, but these examples are some of the lamest. Jay and Silent Bob, for example, are just two babies in small versions of their adult costumes.
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