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21 Child Actors Who Were Legitimately More Talented Than The Adults In Their TV Shows And Films

Besides Leo, of course.

Recently we asked the BuzzFeed Community which child actor was *perfectly* cast. There were a ton of great submissions, but a handful of actors appeared again and again in the comments. Here are some of the most mentioned!

Some submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.

1. Noah Schnapp in Stranger Things

2. River Phoenix in Stand By Me

3. Quvenzhané Wallis in Beasts of the Southern Wild

4. Jacob Tremblay in Room and Wonder

5. Roman Griffin Davis in Jojo Rabbit

6. Macaulay Culkin in Home Alone

7. Kiernan Shipka in Mad Men

8. Saoirse Ronan in Atonement

9. Dakota Fanning in I Am Sam (and everything else)

10. Caleb McLaughlin in Stranger Things

11. Brooklynn Prince in The Florida Project

12. Aidan Gallagher in The Umbrella Academy

13. Jahi Di'Allo Winston in The New Edition Story

14. Millie Bobby Brown in Stranger Things

15. Mckenna Grace in Gifted (and basically everything)

16. Haley Joel Osment in The Sixth Sense

17. Anna Chlumsky in My Girl

18. Kirsten Dunst in Interview with the Vampire

19. Finn Wolfhard in It and It Chapter Two

20. Mara Wilson in Matilda

21. And finally, Jaeden Martell in It and Defending Jacob