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All Grown Up: 7 Child Actors Who Made It Big
The following seven actors prove that for every Haley Joel Osment who sinks into obscurity and voice acting, there's a Joseph Gordon-Levitt who only gets better with age.
CHRISTIAN BALE (b. 1974)
Christian Bale has always been intense. He got his big start at 13, playing a British boy struggling to survive Japanese occupation in World War II-era China in Steven Spielberg's Empire of the Sun. Bale went on to shine as perversely appealing antiheroes in movies like American Psycho and The Machinist before leading (along with Heath Ledger) The Dark Knight to a worldwide gross of $1 billion.