This week's theme from Wandering Through The Shelves is another suggestion from yours truly. Honestly I wish I would've worded it differently. I was getting at child actors that transition into adult roles that are very different from what we are used to seeing. I love it when they make that leap. It's not easy to do. Here are some of the most radically different films from what we saw of that actor when they were a kid.
1) Mysterious Skin
Joseph Gordon-Levitt played a lovable character on Third Rock From The Sun, then dipped his toe into teen comedies, but I don't think many saw this performance coming from him. I still think this is one of his greatest films and he was completely robbed of an Oscar nomination for it.
2) Kill Your Darlings
Daniel Radcliffe will forever be known as Harry Potter and while his breakout was technically Equus on stage, his turn in Kill Your Darlings was drastically different from the Harry we knew.
Push was the film where people finally started excepting that yes, cute little Dakota Fanning is growing up. She can swear, dye her hair, and be a smartass now. She's fine. We're fine. Everyone's fine.