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LIST: Top 6 Child Stars That Destroyed Their Fame Even Before It Started

Being rich, fruitful and celebrated is dependably a tremendous obligation, and there are few individuals who are sufficiently solid to worry about being famous, particularly in the event that they turn out to be geniuses out of nothing.

No big surprise, as it is particularly hard for little kids, who typically wind up well known in one day and lose the chance to have an ordinary youth, which in the end makes them not fit for living ordinary lives.

Check this list of your most loved young stars you used to be charmed with and you will keep asking why they ain’t seen in the spotlight any longer

1. Macaulay Culkin

Macaulay Culkin

After fantastic success of Home Alone Macaulay Culkin became the highest paid actor in Hollywood. The role in Home Alone brought him worldwide fame and only $100 000 which was ridiculous as the movie’s gross was $500 million. Outraged by such injustice Macaulay’s father decided to become his son’s producer to represent his interests. In fact he wa worried more about Macaulay’s earning (and the more zeros there were the better) rather than his career.

In his pursuit of money he stopped paying attention to the quality of scripts offered. Macaulay’s every new project was worse and worse, his career was close to disaster. His parents got divorced, his father started drinking and his mother, after a long struggle for her son – or rather his money – completely lost her mind. Is there anything that can be even worse?

2.Edward Furlong

Edward Furlong

Some people believe that Edward Furlong’s only outstanding role was that of John Connor in Terminator 2: Judgment Day. However, the Terminator was followed by a number of projects a little bit less prominent . And that unfortunately was the point after which his career started going downhill. Hard drugs, alcohol and problems with the law left his career no chance. He was arrested numerous times for domestic violence: first his wife, then every girl he started dating was literally forced to file a restraining order against Edward, which he repeatedly violated. In 2013, to avoid prison sentence he was forced to go to rehab.

3. Lindsay Lohan

At the age of 3 Lindsey was already working at a modelling agency advertising all kinds off stuff from children’s clothing to pizza. At the age of 10 she got her first part in a sitcom, and in 1998 the role of twins in The Parent Trap made her famous worldwide.

Lindsay Lohan


At first she was caught drunk in a nightclub, then she was caught again, then it became her usual appearance in public. Walt Disney team were the first ones to raise the alarm: improper behavior of their young actress could be very harmful to their image. 2006 was a hard year for Lindsay: arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol, forced to attend Anonymous Alcoholics meetings, arrested for possession for cocaine and for driving without license, 30 days rehab. Next year was not easier for her, neither was any of the years to come. It became really hard to follow all her arrests and rehabs, so even her craziest fans started losing interest. These days Lindsay is trying to get back on track, but even if she succeeds in our memory and in hollywood history she will always remain as a crazy young girl who was too weak to bear the burden of fame.

4. Drew Barrymore

Drew Barrymore

Drew Barrymore started her career when she was not even 1. Her first TV experience was a role in dog food commercial at the age of 11 months, and when she was 5 she debuted in Altered States. A year later a part in Spielberg’s ET made her the most famous and most successful child actress of that time.Her father John Barrymore was an alcoholic, and after he left the family her mother started using little famous Drew to be let into New York’s fanciest nightclubs, which were hardly the best places to raise a child.

Drew’s next records were not exactly related to acting: she started smoking at the age of 9, she already drinking heavily when she was 11 and started doing cocaine at the age of 13. At that time no one would ever believe she would get out of it. She can scarcely be said to have a successful career even right now

5.Amanda Bynes

The star of teenage comedy Amanda Bynes is not associated with anything funny anymore. Known for starring in Nickelodeon series All That and The Amanda Show, and for a couple of outstanding roles in What a Girl Wants, She’s the Man, Hairspray, Sydney White and Easy A she officially retired from acting career in 2011, though she could hardly be seen in screen long before that.The first problems with alcohol and drugs arose in 2009, and after that things started getting really weird with Amanda. In 2012 she got in some pretty dangerous car accidents. After another crash she was at fault in as she was driving under the influence of alcohol she just left the scene and a couple of days letter wrote a letter to … Barack Obama praying she was not guilty.

Amanda Bynes

Yet it was not Amanda’s only inadequate act: spending the whole day in a fitting room and making weird noises from there, appearing to court (after she was arrested for drunk driving) in an enormous wig, attempt to set her neighbors’ house on fire, assault upon her fan, a couple of thefts, a number of car accidents – and it was always the consequence of drugs.

6. Haley Joel Osment

 Haley Joel Osment

Haley Joel Osment was born on April 10, 1988 in a family of an actor and a teacher. His career started when he was four: he was noticed by a talent scout while visiting a new Ikea store with his mother. Haley’s first audition made him the face of Pizza Hut, and very soon he was noticed by Robert Zemeckis, who offered him a part in Forrest Gump.. Haley was also auditioned for a role of Anakin Skywalker in Star Wars.

Episode One, but he did not get the role. After the release of The Sixth Sense Haley woke up famous. But his stunning career was destroyed pretty soon: after a car accident in 2006 Haley was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and possession of drugs. He was sentenced to 3 year of probation and attending Anonymous Alcoholics meetings.



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