Many of our favorite movies and TV shows wouldn't be so iconic if it weren't for the child actors who blew us away with their leading performances.
But the personal stories of some of these young stars definitely add some perspective to what they experienced on set. For example, Danny Lloyd had no idea he was acting in a horror movie while filming The Shining, and he didn't get to see the whole movie until he was 10 or 11. He was 5 when they began shooting.
Lindsay Lohan has said that her parents were separating while she was filming The Parent Trap, which made it easier for her to play two children of divorce.
And Noah Hathaway — who played Atreyu in The Neverending Story — still suffers from back pain due to a horseback riding accident he got into while filming.
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