Adults Who Played Kids In Movies And Fooled Us All

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These actors played their "child" roles so convincingly that we never had any idea they were actually grown ups. Join us as we explore the history of adults who played kids in movies and fooled us all.
In the 2002 romantic comedy Bend it Like Beckham, Parminder Nagra stars as a London teen named Jess, who joins a local women's soccer team at the urging of her friends. Her natural talent for the sport shines through, and Jess is soon leading the team on its way to the championship.
In the movie, Jess becomes close friends with her teammate Jules, played by Keira Knightley, and a budding romance develops between Jess and her young and attractive coach, Joe. Not everything is perfect, though, as the championship takes place on the same day as Jess' sister's wedding, and Jess' strict parents have forbidden her to play and don't even know she's on the team.
Although Bend it Like Beckham is just a sports-themed spin on the traditional teen romcom, the star of the movie wasn't even close to being a teenager herself. When Nagra played 18-year-old Jess in the film, the actress was actually 26.
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#Clueless #NapoleonDynamite
Parminder Nagra in Bend It Like Beckham | 0:00
Stacey Dash in Clueless | 1:03
Jon Heder and Efren Ramirez in Napoleon Dynamite | 2:10
Jennifer Grey in Dirty Dancing | 3:04
Shirley Henderson in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire | 3:49
Calista Flockhart in The Birdcage | 4:51
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Looper Ամիս առաջ
Which of these surprised you the most?
Kenneth Rojas
Kenneth Rojas 28 օր առաջ
The actress who played Moaning Myrtle surprised me the most.
Mark Howard
Mark Howard 29 օր առաջ
Definitely the Moaning Myrtle actress... That one made my jaw drop.
ONE SULU Ամիս առաջ
@IntrinsicPalomides Bro Jennifer Grey look super young for age, I am no idea until now 😅
IntrinsicPalomides Ամիս առաջ
Literally none of them. Pretty sure everyone knew exactly how old they were roughly at the time.
Jay Luck
Jay Luck Ամիս առաջ
@Clintx Mazikani - No other replies needed.
Karen Fahel
Karen Fahel 16 օր առաջ
As great as Robin Williams was, he was actually playing - if you'll pardon the expression - the straight man to the manic performance of Nathan Lane.
RajaReign78 22 օր առաջ
The Harry Potter character surprised me the most from this video. As far as other ones go Rory’s friend on Gilmore Girls and that Jason dude from Hannah Montana. All 3 of them are older than me in real life and that shocked me. 😳
Nikki Price
Nikki Price 28 օր առաջ
Grown ups? What adult, refers to other adults as grown ups?
Rebel Gay Unicorn
Rebel Gay Unicorn 28 օր առաջ
Hey cat Grant
Creative Sparks
Creative Sparks 29 օր առաջ
1:00 said “not even close” like she was 30 something
DuzBee 29 օր առաջ
No...... Once again your video titles speaks on everyones behalf with out content. Non of these Adults playing kids fooled me... not even a little.
DuzBee 29 օր առաջ
I touched my self inappropriately on the regular to ‘Baby’..... I put my seed in the corner.
Sassee Marie
Sassee Marie Ամիս առաջ
None. They all looked like adults playing children.
Alex Kanyima
Alex Kanyima 28 օր առաջ
Well done
ReyVGM Ամիս առաջ
No Karate Kid's Ralph Macchio? Back to the Future's Michael J. Fox?
Nile Horuseus
Nile Horuseus Ամիս առաջ
MrJohnffrey87 Ամիս առաջ
In Grease 29 year old Olivia Newton John played 16-17 year old Sandy while 33 year old Stockard Channing played her friend Rizzo.
Kimberley Gray
Kimberley Gray Ամիս առաջ
Pablo and Friends
Pablo and Friends Ամիս առաջ
Henderson is in Inside No 9 as well.
Neville Fernandez
Neville Fernandez Ամիս առաջ
earlier it was the first kiss video, now this, whos the pedo over there ?
kirby march barcena
kirby march barcena Ամիս առաջ
At least, this proved how one knows how to act years younger than their real age.
Andris Slisans
Andris Slisans Ամիս առաջ
Borat's daughter?
Directors Choice
Directors Choice Ամիս առաջ
Crazy how it's the reverse when actresses get older. They'll have a 45 year old playing a 60 year old woman.
Joshua Lloyd
Joshua Lloyd Ամիս առաջ
Martin Short in Clifford.
ᖇ O ᑕ K Y
ᖇ O ᑕ K Y Ամիս առաջ
Anyone know where I can find the clueless spin off?
Laust Cawz
Laust Cawz Ամիս առաջ
With her natural voice, Yeardley Smith has fooled us all for three decades into thinking that she's just a young girl named Lisa Simpson... & don't get me started on Bart. (Lol) Also, Sissy Spacek as Carrie in 1976, when she was already in her late 20s.
Alex Kanyima
Alex Kanyima 28 օր առաջ
That's shocking moment
Rock R
Rock R Ամիս առաջ
Ralph Macchio was 21 and older than most of the cast except Patrick Swayze when he played Johnny Cade in The Outsiders but looked 14. He was 22 in Karate Kid, 25 in the second KK movie and 27 and married in the 3rd. There's an old David Letterman interview of him. He was 30 but looked 20. He's 58 now, doesn't look like it. Looks 40. He aged really well.
Alex Kanyima
Alex Kanyima 28 օր առաջ
Patrick Swayze looks like 23 years old
Thiago Alencar
Thiago Alencar Ամիս առաջ
I knew Mirtle was older than her character, but that was insane.
Maha Hasan
Maha Hasan Ամիս առաջ
Freddles279 Ամիս առաջ
How about the entire cast of supposed high schoolers in Grease?
Geralt of Rivia
Geralt of Rivia Ամիս առաջ
Sometimes adults playing teenagers in movies is harmful to teenagers. Let kids be kids.
Alex Kanyima
Alex Kanyima 28 օր առաջ
🤣🤣 age is a number
Redneck Lives Don’t Matter
Redneck Lives Don’t Matter Ամիս առաջ
Ally Mcbeal is ugly
jenna andrews
jenna andrews Ամիս առաջ
Who got fooled by clueless? Im 17 and none of those people looked like they were in highschool
Ethan Butler
Ethan Butler Ամիս առաջ
Ralph Macchio as Daniel LaRusso?? He was like 22 when they made that
toysmostwanted Ամիս առաջ
This is the reason why I didn't know what American teenagers really looked like until reality TV and social media celebrities became a thing.
Alex Kanyima
Alex Kanyima 28 օր առաջ
Different time
Thomas Lowe
Thomas Lowe Ամիս առաջ
Billie Piper in Doctor Who, she played 17-year-old Rose Tyler, Billie was 23+
Sean Daily
Sean Daily Ամիս առաջ
.... and she looked it.
Natasha A
Natasha A Ամիս առաջ
I don't know how you can have a video like this and not have Sally Thomsett of 'The Railway Children' filmed in 1970 when she was 20 years old playing 11 year old Phyllis and was actually a couple of years older than Jenny Agutter who played the elder sibling.
Lea Greenall
Lea Greenall Ամիս առաջ
To me it was always Stockard Channing's portrayal of a 17 or so yr old Rizzo in Grease, when she was 34 !!
latayia hicks
latayia hicks Ամիս առաջ
She looked old
Joshua Jalius
Joshua Jalius Ամիս առաջ
im asian i watch high school musical and i think everyone in that school were so old
luis grant
luis grant Ամիս առաջ
How about the whole cast (who played students) in GREASE they range from 24 years to 35 years the oldest being Stockard Channing
Raghav Chohda
Raghav Chohda Ամիս առաջ
I thought Millie bobby brown looked way older and mature from her actually age in Enola Holmes. Could not believe she is 16 at present.(she also produced the movie).
Jason Daniels
Jason Daniels Ամիս առաջ
You Fogarty one the trueblood chicken t hat was in xmen as rouge
Strawberry Shortcake
Strawberry Shortcake Ամիս առաջ
It's fine as long as they don't look way far from the character in Script. Better than making a Child or teenager act on Adult roles.
John Titor
John Titor Ամիս առաջ
Are you serious? They were all adults and looked like adults.
Sisilessthan3 Ամիս առաջ
there definitely needs to be a part 2 lol they left out so many
Mary Bruun
Mary Bruun Ամիս առաջ
Stockard Channing in Grease (actually, most of the cast), Charmine Carr in Sound of Music..
Batman Ամիս առաջ
I don't think moaning myrtle was fooling anyone
Blake Nave
Blake Nave Ամիս առաջ
What about Daniel larusso/ Ralph Maccio in the first karate kid movie he was 23 when actually he was supposed to be 16
Alex Kanyima
Alex Kanyima 28 օր առաջ
@Rock R Patrick Swayze looks like 23 years old
Rock R
Rock R Ամիս առաջ
He was 21 in The Outsiders but looked 14. He was 25 in the second KK movie and 27 and married in the 3rd. There's an old David Letterman interview of him. He was 30 but looked 20. He's 58 now, doesn't look like it. Looks 40.
Rotionu Ամիս առաջ
Or diminutive John Franklin who delivered us 12 year old zealot.
Jay Luck
Jay Luck Ամիս առաջ
Ralph Machio... The Karate Kid...?
Barbara Mitchell
Barbara Mitchell Ամիս առաջ
Clintx Mazikani
Clintx Mazikani Ամիս առաջ
none of them look like kids
Mecca Dishmon
Mecca Dishmon Ամիս առաջ
Omg I love bend it like Beckham 🤗 reminds me of middle school hanging at my friends house
Giorgos Manahiaris
Giorgos Manahiaris Ամիս առաջ
Ah,where is Tobey Maguire?He was 27 when he first played Spiderman but when I saw him,I thought he was 18 or 19 years old.
Directors Choice
Directors Choice Ամիս առաջ
"Pizza time"
Alfred Q Poyser
Alfred Q Poyser Ամիս առաջ
Should be step over like Cristiano Ronaldo
mlk27743 Ամիս առաջ
Come on - we are not all stupid to know adults who don't age like most can get away with playing teenage roles. there's Michael J. Fox, Lea Thompson, Olivia Newton John, John Travolta, Keanu Reeves, Stockyard Channing, the entire cast of the Original BH 90210, Melissa Joan Hart - the list goes on.
Earth 14 Rocco
Earth 14 Rocco Ամիս առաջ
It's easy ta turn this list into a pedo joke, but to look so much younger than u are is a gift I believe was somehow influenced by real life vampires
mrdeeds72 Ամիս առաջ
Moaning Myrtle is older than Obi Wan!
Directors Choice
Directors Choice Ամիս առաջ
Crazy how they just slapped some pigtails on her and expected none of us to notice that she was a full grown adult
True Gamer
True Gamer Ամիս առաջ
@k m archery that's a nice one
k m archery
k m archery Ամիս առաջ
Helps that the character is see through on screen.
miss Anie Bananie
miss Anie Bananie Ամիս առաջ
Rachael McAdams in mean girls is another one
BroImpeccable Ամիս առաջ
John Franklin was 23 when he played 12 year old Isaac Chroner in Children of the Corn.
Laust Cawz
Laust Cawz Ամիս առաջ
@BroImpeccable Yes, this kind of thing makes that pretty tough, but I was being sincere. Knew the movie, but never thought he was adult-age.
BroImpeccable Ամիս առաջ
@Laust Cawz I’m actually not sure if that’s sarcasm or not. 😂
BroImpeccable Ամիս առաջ
@Annika Ohlin Same, I had no doubt that he would be.
Laust Cawz
Laust Cawz Ամիս առաջ
Had no idea!!! WOW!!!
Annika Ohlin
Annika Ohlin Ամիս առաջ
I was so sure he'd be the number one on this list!
David Stevens
David Stevens Ամիս առաջ
cast of Glee much?
Cadillac Deville
Cadillac Deville Ամիս առաջ
WHOLE cast of Grease 😁
Philip Enos
Philip Enos Ամիս առաջ
What about the cast of Grease? They were all playing 18 year olds but most were in their mid 20's or early 30's.
chelsea00sacho Ամիս առաջ
They weren't fooling anyone, they looked old Af
EmmieLou Ամիս առաջ
Maybe I'm just jaded, but I'm not sure why this is a list. Most actors playing anyone younger than 20 are actually close to, if not already in, their 30s. I just assumed that was common knowledge.
Amber Fields
Amber Fields Ամիս առաջ
I’ve heard they can’t shoot more than a few hours with a minor so that’s why they usually pick an older actress or actor. That’s why they got so excited about Mary Kate and Ashley in full house because they could shoot with one and when the time was up for one twin they would start shooting with the other twin.
Onnie Duvall
Onnie Duvall Ամիս առաջ
Hollywood producer explained it to me once. I asked her why not use teenagers to play teenage roles? She said that among the main reasons is to try to contain the problems that come with the laws regarding underage actors and keeping teenage hormones in check. At least that is why she said that she rarely used underaged actors at her indies.
courtney pickett
courtney pickett Ամիս առաջ
Wow.....Stacey Dash did the tv series in her mid 30's
MrCristianMontiel Ամիս առաջ
In fact I thought everyone in the US got old at the age of 12.
FullMetal Atheist
FullMetal Atheist Ամիս առաջ
None of these were a surprise or something I couldn't tell.
MajorOutage Ամիս առաջ
Allison Lohman in...pretty much every role she's ever taken.
Fernando Rios
Fernando Rios Ամիս առաջ
If you have met me in person (like physically in person) you'll end up saying "you look 15 years old." Because I look like a 15-year-old by physical age but I'm actually 30
RajaReign78 22 օր առաջ
Yeah I still get about age 20 and I’m 42 🤦🏼‍♀️🤦🏼‍♀️😬
Fernando Rios
Fernando Rios Ամիս առաջ
Your face SHEDS off 20 pounds from your face
Club Glease
Club Glease Ամիս առաջ
Same 🤣when I shave my beard off 🤣🤣
Sgt D
Sgt D Ամիս առաջ
How dare those adults take jobs from young people.
Sgt D
Sgt D Ամիս առաջ
@luis grant its one of many reasons. My family was on Travel Channel show last year. Our 4 yr old to have a physical and paperwork signed of by his doctor to say it was safe for him to be on tv. Therw child labor laws, experience, even a certain look
luis grant
luis grant Ամիս առաջ
Mark Brookes
Mark Brookes Ամիս առաջ
None of these were a surprise. Who thought they were really kids? Come on....
steverogers Ամիս առաջ
That's Looper for you. They live in la la land.
John Atticus
John Atticus Ամիս առաջ
Not a film, but a TV show that fooled us all. In Gilmore Girls, the 16 Lane Kim was portrayed by Keiko Agena who happened to be already 27 when the first season aired in 2000.
John Atticus
John Atticus Ամիս առաջ
@Sgt D Yeah, that dude from Hannah Montana was indeed astonishing and made some scenes creepy retrospectively
Sgt D
Sgt D Ամիս առաջ
Malisa Joan Heart on Sabrina, Jason Earles on Hannah Montana
ONE SULU Ամիս առաջ
I still think Jennifer Grey didn’t need a nose job, she still beautiful though with or without it
ONE SULU 28 օր առաջ
@Kenneth Rojas ur right
Kenneth Rojas
Kenneth Rojas 28 օր առաջ
Sulu: That may very well be; however, it's her call.
IntrinsicPalomides Ամիս առաջ
Defo think i prefer her with a nose, not without one.
A Friend
A Friend Ամիս առաջ
ONE SULU *I know right! why did she do it?*
Shaggy Popper
Shaggy Popper Ամիս առաջ
sandy89107 Ամիս առաջ
Looking 20 years younger is a good gift to have 🙂
Smiles and the Twisted MD
Smiles and the Twisted MD Ամիս առաջ
@HalfMoeHalfAmazing oh WWWAAAHHH!!!! Its a complement!! I get carded everywhere I go, and I just take it as a compliment.
HalfMoeHalfAmazing Ամիս առաջ
Meh... it's not always what its cracked up to be. I'm 40 and still get carded for cigars and beer. If I forget to grab my I.D., it can be a little embarrassing when they tell me I cant buy.
Card & Code
Card & Code Ամիս առաջ
Haha, where is All American?
Slipstreamz Ամիս առաջ
This is creepy to think about...
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