Child actors who grew up into stars

Published On: Jul 25 2011 01:42:08 AM CDT   Updated On: Jun 09 2014 01:00:00 AM CDT

While the child stars whose careers fade seem to get most of the press, plenty of young actors have managed to stay successful into adulthood, including Anna Paquin, who is celebrating her 32nd birthday on July 24.

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Gosling earned an Academy Award nomination for 2006's "Half Nelson" and has an acting resume that includes the likes of "The Notebook," "Lars and the Real Girl," "Blue Valentine," "Crazy Stupid Love" and "Drive."

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